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The El Tovar Hotel

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 10 February 2020 in Landscape & Rural.

"The El Tovar Hotel, also known simply as El Tovar, is a former Harvey House hotel situated directly on the south rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, United States.

The hotel was designed by Charles Whittlesey, Chief Architect for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway and was opened in 1905 as one of a chain of hotels and restaurants owned and operated by the Fred Harvey Company in conjunction with the Santa Fe railway whose Grand Canyon Depot was 100 metres (330 ft) away. It is at the northern terminus of the Grand Canyon Railway, which was formerly a branch of the Santa Fe." Wikipedia

My wife I have ridden on the Grand Canyon Railway from Williams, AZ to the Grand Canyon. It's a super boring ride that I don't recommend.

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By Marie from Entre By Marie et Montagnes, France

The view from this hotel must be magnificent and it seems immense.

10 Feb 2020 5:56am

Nath from France

Ok many thanks for your recommandations ! Still, it's a nice lookout.

10 Feb 2020 8:23am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


10 Feb 2020 9:08am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Looks an amazing location . . sorry the journey was not the excitement it looked to be !

10 Feb 2020 10:45am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful location !

10 Feb 2020 11:07am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Un beau paysage !

10 Feb 2020 11:25am

kerrfoa from Rennes, France

Une décor splendide. *****

10 Feb 2020 12:17pm

Sudipto Sarkar from Hyderabad, India

Wonderful composition on this, Steve... It seems to be located in a very serene place. I can imagine the view from there... :)

10 Feb 2020 12:45pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A splendid view of this hotel along the rim! It must have gorgeous view as well. I love the commentary on the Grand Canyon Railway.

10 Feb 2020 1:00pm

jean pierre from Paris, France

superbement placé cet hotel!! amts

10 Feb 2020 2:40pm

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

What a beautiful place to be ...on the top !!

10 Feb 2020 3:22pm

Devi from Chennai, India

a great capture and thank you for that note here...
I do appreciate that frank revelation on the "boring " ride :)))

10 Feb 2020 3:40pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition and very impressiv place !!

10 Feb 2020 5:18pm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

A great point of view from there, I think.

10 Feb 2020 5:31pm

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Je suis toujours impressionné par ces constructions au bord d'un gouffre

10 Feb 2020 6:32pm

Rose from United States

I cannot imagine the view from there....

11 Feb 2020 1:08am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

an exceptional image

13 Feb 2020 3:27pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Form fitting

16 Feb 2020 5:42am