Make your Grand Canyon stay extra special. Known as the crown jewel of Historic National Park Lodges, El Tovar, has an ideal location set atop the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. First opening its doors in 1905, the architect wanted the hotel to look like a cross between a Swiss chalet and a Norwegian Villa. It is designated a National Historic Landmark and has hosted presidents and celebrities alike. In 2005, for its 100th birthday, the hotel received a $4.6 million restoration. An historic, unique place to rest after your full days of exploring the Grand Canyon.