May 29, 2018


The El Tovar Hotel at the Grand Canyon opened in 1905 as one of the original Harvey Houses. Only a handful of the original Harvey Houses are still in operation today.



Theodore Roosevelt stayed at the hotel and visited the Grand Canyon in both 1903 and 1913. The hotel was designed by Charles Whittlesey, Chief Architect for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad and cost $250,000 to build. The Grand Canyon Depot is 100 yards from the Hotel. Among guests at the El Tovar are Theodore Roosevelt, Zane Grey, Albert Einstein, President Clinton and others.

The El Tovar Hotel Dining Room


Question: What is your favorite National Park System Hotel in the U.S.?

The El Tovar Hotel at The Grand Canyon