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Top of the World Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Barrow
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

The hotel staff seem new at their position but I think they are young and able to learn. They were polite but not very accommodating. We met Christina at the airport, we took her tour, LOVED it (and her) but she also helped us at the hotel. It was good to have someone so friendly be with us for the whole time in Barrow. The hotel is nice, clean and new. The bathtub doesn't get real hot like I like but the rooms are so COMFY!

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Monica F, Marketing Manager at Top of the World Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2014

Thank you for your kind words and we are glad to hear that you were so pleased with the tour and the guide’s assistance at the hotel. The time and effort that you put into writing your review is very much appreciated. Respectfully, Monica Felland, Marketing Manager

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

During the last week of June, 2014, I stayed at this establishment on 2 different occasions (one stay was 2 nights and the other stay was one night). The new hotel is top notch and vastly superior to the old hotel. The on-site restaurant has tasty food and a fairly large variety on the menu. It is now the best hotel in Barrow. The location is a bit removed from downtown. This location makes for a long walk to other dining establishments but it is a short taxi ride to restaurants, the AC store, the Inupiat Heritage Center, and other places of interest.

Room Tip: All rooms have scenic views of the ocean, the downtown area, or other vistas. Rooms looking west ov...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Monica F, Marketing Manager at Top of the World Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2014

Thank you for your generous praise of the new hotel. Your notes are sure to assist other Barrow travelers. The time and effort that you put into writing your review is very much appreciated. Respectfully, Monica Felland, Marketing Manager

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

The Inupiat front desk clerks are nice people but their English is weak. Therefore, any transaction or upgrading of rooms is at least a ten minute process. The hotel's computer system, for their usage anyway, never worked. Fortunately, I had sufficient cash to pay the bills, including the restaurant.
The deluxe rooms look out over the Article Ocean but not RIGHT over. There. Is a lot of mud, debris, shacks and a road between the ocean and you.
Two ways to look at this-- it's remarkable that there. Is any decent hotel here. On the other hand, the rooms are expensive and advertised as "across the street from the Article Ocean" .
My motto---you can have rustic and inexpensive, or not rustic and expensive, but not rustic and really expensive.

Room Tip: Just pony up and get a deluxe room if seeing the ocean matters.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Monica F, Marketing Manager at Top of the World Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2014

Thank you for your sharing your experience, as it will assist us in improving our services. Please accept our apologies for the inconveniences The time and effort that you put into writing your review is very much appreciated. Respectfully, Monica Felland, Marketing Manager

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

This is the first season of the new Top of the World Hotel. They really paid attention to detail in developing this one and it is beautifully decorated with very nice rooms. The staff is well-trained and courteous, and we were able to check our bags in before our rooms were ready in order to get out and see the sights for a while. The adjacent restaurant was also quite good.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Kathy C
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Monica F, Marketing Manager at Top of the World Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2014

Thank you for your kind words and we are glad to hear that you were pleased with the hotel and the restaurant. The time and effort that you put into writing your review is very much appreciated. Respectfully, Monica Felland, Marketing Manager

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

The new hotel is the best hotel in Barrow. I had a room on the 3rd floor with 2 double beds. The room was clean and a good size. The bathroom was small with a full bath/shower combo and a small sink with very little counter space. There were plenty of towels and bath amenities. The thermostat was set a bit high for my taste so the room was a bit too warm but the windows open so I was able to cool the room down. The flat screen TV was nice and had basic cable channels. There are 2 computers in the lobby for guest use and an ATM machine. The gift shop offered clothes with the hotel logo--very pricey. The restaurant in the hotel has pretty good food. A cheeseburger and fries is $12 and the French dip sandwich was $15. They also offer steaks and seafood options.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Monica F, Marketing Manager at Top of the World Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2014

Thank you for your thoughtful and insightful review. Your kind words and keen assessment is sure to assist other travelers. The time and effort that you put into writing your review is very much appreciated. Respectfully, Monica Felland, Marketing Manager

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Reviewed 15 May 2014

this was the first time I was in town and did not know what to expect! but the rooms were clean comfortable and very modern... the restaurant was the newest in town and the food was good
the staff all seemed new but very willing to help in any way

Room Tip: bring binoculars the ocean views are great.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Monica F, Marketing Manager at Top of the World Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2014

Thank you for your praise. Most of the staff is new and giving it their all to assist guests and customers enjoy their stays and their experiences. Your thoughtful review is appreciated. Respectfully, Monica Felland, Marketing Manager, Tundra Tours Inc.

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Reviewed 9 April 2014

Barrow's Top of the World Hotel has been closed since the August fire that destroyed Pepe's North of the Border restaurant and damaged to hotel. However, a new hotel was already under construction when the fire happened, and will open on April 22nd of 2014.

It will be approximately twice the size of the old facility, and is expected to be even nicer by comparison.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Monica F, Marketing Manager at Top of the World Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2014

Thank you for your informative review. Your time and acknowledgement is appreciated. Respectfully, Monica Felland, Marketing Manager, Tundra Tours Inc.

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Additional Information about Top of the World Hotel

Address: Box 189, 3060 Eben Hopson, Barrow, AK 99723-0189
Region: United States > Alaska > Barrow
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Barrow
Price Range: £143 - £271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Top of the World Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 70
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 
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