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Mountain View, California
Reviewed 13 July 2012

I know the locations of the other hotels, but morning breakfast is easiest if not the best here. This is Barrow. It gets slack.

Thank eugenemiya
Reviewed 4 July 2012 via mobile

Arrived late with tour. William at the front desk went out of his way to help me make the most of my short stay.

1Thank travlinbucknut
Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 27 June 2012

Rooms are large and cimfortable with private bathrooms. Although more costly than other Barrow Hotels, two nearby restaurants are within walking distance. I equate this hotel to that of a good Day's Inn in the 48 contiguous states. I did not expect to pay $250/night and then find a toilet seat that was only attached on one side and with...

Thank 2Starbirders
Los Angeles
Reviewed 25 June 2012

I stayed in this hotel for 3 nights with a birding group. It will meet your needs. It is clean and above basic. I had no complaints. There is a restaurant right nest door.

Thank Edna A
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 16 June 2012

Just passing through as part of an Alaskan trek. Chose this hotel because it's by far the largest hotel in town, has a good tour service operating out of the hotel and probably the best restaurant in Barrow is just next door. The room was clean and modestly appointed, although I was a bit miffed by the $9.95/day WiFi charge....

1Thank Scott-from-Texas
Trento, Italy
Reviewed 7 June 2012

We stayed here for a night in our honeymoon! Wonderfullllllll

Thank dagogatto
Reviewed 5 April 2012

I stayed here in May, 2011. I had also stayed there in 1977. One big change since 1977 is that now you get water in your room all day. Back then it was only for two hours a day. ( the water back then had to be delivered by truck as the town had no water system because of the...

2Thank Robert F
Milton Freewater, Oregon
Reviewed 27 March 2012

I have to say that someplaces in Alaska stay with you and the Top of the World is one. I shared a room with a friend so things turned out pretty good

1Thank Gregg B
Juneau, Alaska
Reviewed 24 February 2012

Where to start... The positive: the staff was incredibly friendly and attempted to help. The rest: there was a cord of some kind running behind the toilet up the wall and into the main room. The place is in desperate need of an update, it was shabby. The power went out for 20-30 minutes then the satellite went out about...

3Thank Temmers
Eagle River, Alaska
Reviewed 17 January 2012

We stayed the night at the Top of the World hotel. We had difficulty booking a room for 3 adults, but after two phone calls were able to secure one. It had a double bed and a twin and the view overlooked the Arctic Ocean. It was in January, so there was a lot of darkness, but that was part...

3Thank AlaskaMomofTwo

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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: £198 - £216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Top of the World Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 70
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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