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Waikoloa, Hawaii
Reviewed 25 July 2016

My first trip to Barrow was hosted by this hotel, including its in-house restaurant, Niġġivikput, and its summer day tour. We spent one night, touring on the day our flight left. For anyone who is unprepared for an arctic desert climate zone, I urge you to consider the terrain upon which Barrow is rooted. Do not judge it harshly when...

Thank 99Ritchies
San Diego, California
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Barrow is pretty stark - some would say bleak- so you need a nice, comfy place to come back to where you can rest comfortably after a day of exploration. The Top of the World Hotel is only two years old (build on a new location after a fire damaged the old building), so everything is fairly new. Rooms are...

Thank Wolf M
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Given the remoteness, i was beyond surprised to see the quality of the hotel's amenities - a small, but functional, gym, kitchenette, decent Wifi. I could go on. And the place is clean. You cannot go wrong. But, above all of this, I found the warmth and the professionalism of the staff to be the most impressive feature - from...

Thank Ali A
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We chose Top of the World hotel once we have decided to travel all the way up to Barrow to view the Arctic Ocean. We made the right decision. The bedroom was warm, very clean, well insulated and maintained. Reba and her staff are most helpful and friendly. Reba was also the tour guide and drove us around Barrow. There...

Thank Thomas I
Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Comfortable rooms in a newly refurbished hotel underlining th elves and history of the local people. Great historical photographs and artefacts. Not what you would expect this far north of the arctic circle. Cold outside but very comfortable inside, lifts to all floors and a restaurant on site.

Thank E Paul R
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

If you like unusual places then go to Barrow and prepare to be awed. The Arctic Ocean is frozen as far as the eye can see but you can still take the polar plunge. Visit the heritage center and meet some of the locals. The Top of the World Hotel was lovely and very comfortable. The staff was very friendly...

1Thank Sherri H
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

A big thank you to Joe Sage for making our visit to Barrow the most exciting place we have ever explored. The hotel is truly the top!! Beautifully furnished, very roomy, great shower, a perfect bed (if you can ever find time to sleep). An ocean front room is a must. To be able to watch the ocean, the sun,...

Thank James W
Reviewed 6 June 2016

This cultural hotel is owned and mainly operated and by the Inupiat shareholders of ASRC the regional Alaska native corporation. The hotel is new and beautifully decorated with images of the local families, celebrations and traditions. The walls are full of cases of art displayed where everyone can enjoy it. The rooms each have pictures that represent an Inupiat value...

Thank Carla P
Palmer, Alaska
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Having stayed mostly at work camps in the Alaskan Arctic, I was pleasantly surprised by how nice Top of the World was. It isn't much to look at from the outside, but the staff was super friendly and the rooms quite nice. The linens were nice quality, the bathroom well stocked, the TV was good, and they had a one-cup...

Thank DigginLife
Garden Grove, California
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Thus place is really the only place to stay in Barrow. But it's super cute with a restraunt. The food is pretty spectacular considering you're in Barrow Alaska. The pricing isn't that bad either. It is located super close to the water for some great pictures.

Thank Jeffe714

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The new Top of the World Hotel is at 3060 Eben Hopson Street. It is well known for authentic Inupiat Eskimo Hospitality. We invite you to come to the Top of the World Hotel overlooking the Arctic Ocean where, from your guest room window, you can experience the land of the midnight sun, watch a whale migrate, a polar bear wander, or the northern lights dance across the polar night sky. It is an adventure you are not likely to forget. The new Top of the World Hotel has 70 state of the art rooms with free Wi-Fi, cable, flat screen TVs, direct dial phones and features modern services and amenities: 24 hour front desk attendant, hotel restaurant, exercise room, gift shop, guest launderette and full kitchens for guest use. It is conveniently located near the heritage center, tourist attractions and local stores. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Top of the World Hotel

Address: Box 189, 3060 Eben Hopson, Barrow, AK 99723
Region: United States > Alaska > Barrow
Price Range: $324 - $353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Top of the World Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 70
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Also Known As:
Top World Hotel
Hotel Top Of The World
Top Of The World Hotel Barrow, Alaska
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“I enjoyed the ocean view side of the hotel but the view of the town is very inviting as well.”
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