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Top of the World Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Good position and good structure but there was a very bad smell everywhere. Moreover people who work there seems not to care at all about their guest (someone even a little rude) and if you book for a guided trip or transfer service... Don't count on it. It's a shame ... And the price, for what they offer, it came...

Thank Laura T
Valletta, Malta
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are an animal lover, I recommend NOT to stay in this hotel.. Pictures of butchered whales are shown 'with pride' everywhere including on top of the beds! I had to change the room as massacring a whale 'in general' is totally NOT a pretty picture by far, which personally I find it disrespectful and doleful both to these...

Thank RikaCassar
East Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

The women who worked at the front desk were extremely welcoming and friendly. If not for the terrible housekeeping, I'd give the hotel 4 stars. Unfortunately, the poor housekeeping made my stay quite unpleasant. My room was cleaned on the second day of my stay, but the floor wasn't vacuumed and the toilet wasn't cleaned. I was left with 2...

1Thank TWorkTraveler
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I think ratings vary depending upon where you are and what your expectations are. If this hotel were in Paris it would be a two star. In Barrow, Alaska it is close to a five star. The rooms are warm and comfortable. The location is good. It is connected to one of a very few restaurants in town. It is...

Thank Robb H
Norfolk, Virginia
Reviewed 13 February 2017

A very comfortable hotel with amazing views of the ocean - allowing you to see for miles. The staff were great and the hotel was nicely decorated with native artwork. There are few hotel options in Barrow and this one certainly did not disappoint.

Thank Van_V2
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Best restaurant in town.. and your at the top on the world.. well North America at least. Did not stay at the hotel,. When the weather is clear, you have a nice view. I had a lovely burger and beer at a good price

1Thank Les W
Stafford, Virginia
Reviewed 16 December 2016

You must stay here when in Barrow AK or visiting any place in Alaska. The staff are great here and the rooms are clean and modern. Great view of the ocean and surroundings. You may even see a polar bear; but hopefully only from your room. :) Be sure to ask how the facility was built.

1Thank doncrews
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We arrived in Barrow Alaska ( 1200 miles from the North Pole) after a two hour flight from Anchorage. Barrow is the seat of government of the North Slope Borough. I was hoping this wasn’t a 6 seater plane trip but luckily it was a combi aircraft ( 1/3rd passengers and 2/3rds air cargo.) First class mail arrives and leaves...

4Thank Kerrien
Great Falls, Montana
Reviewed 16 September 2016

I came to Barrow for only 24 hrs on a business trip, and was so pleasantly surprised by the Top of the World hotel! From the minute I walked off the plane and Reba was waiting for guests to shuttle to the hotel to the minute she dropped me off at the airport the next day, I couldn't have asked...

Thank kimv527
Reviewed 10 September 2016

I had always wanted to visit the Arctic and Barrow in particular. Staying at the Top of the World made the experience fantastic and one I will never forget. To be right on the beach and be able to go out and take a "Polar Berar Plunge" was an incredible experience and the staff couldn't have been nicer! The gift...

Thank Jtrimingham

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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 99723-0189
Region: United States > Alaska > Barrow
Price Range: $357 - $374 (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
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“I enjoyed the ocean view side of the hotel but the view of the town is very inviting as well.”
doncrews, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Get the ocean view room...its totally worth it!”
652sag, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Take deluxe ocean view room”
Travellar_global, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Opt for one of the ocean view rooms (suite or deluxe)”
99Ritchies, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing the ocean.”
wolfm35, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
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