Although it was built in 1905, the El Tovar Hotel was remodeled in 2005. The beautiful and historic lodge is known for its luxurious accommodations and spectacular views. If you are interested in staying at the El Tovar, be prepared to pay premium rates as the average room rents for well over $200 per night. In addition, guests who wish to stay in the El Tovar must plan early. Due to its popularity, the El Tovar Hotel can sell out for busy dates several months in advance. There are also a few restrictions that must be met to be eligible for a Grand Canyon mule ride.