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Top of the World Hotel

3060 Eben Hopson, Box 189, New Property Open, Barrow, AK 99723
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014
jblong77 Rock Hill, South Carolina
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We did a one night trip to Barrow and stayed here. This hotel is brand new and just opened this past spring (2014). To be in such a remote location we were pleasantly surprised at how nice it was. We also did the tour offered through the hotel and really enjoyed it. Our tour guide was Forest and he was... More

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Monica F, Marketing Manager at Top of the World Hotel, responded to this review

Your positive assessment regarding the hotel is appreciated. We are glad to hear you were pleased with the tour’s offerings. The route is considered to be a comprehensive tour through the native village’s sites and attractions, narrated by a local Iñupiat guide. Forest joined our tour program this year and has been a valuable asset to a great team. Thank... More

Charlotte
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a new hotel which no doubt was logistically difficult to build near the Arctic. It is a modular construction with a gift shop, lobby, and restaurant. I felt the facility was very nice. However, our room stayed perpetually hot even with the heat off and the window open. I suspect it was because of the two floors below... More

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Monica F, Marketing Manager at Top of the World Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about the hotel. Please accept our apologies for the temperature in your room and the restaurant situations. The proximity room key technology is the first here in Barrow. The time and effort that you put into writing your review is very much appreciated. Respectfully, Monica Felland, Marketing Manager More

Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My family and I spent the night on 7/16/14 for our first visit in Barrow. The hotel is beautiful, staff friendly and personable, and the rooms were extremely nice. When my husband and I travel, we stay in 4 - 5 star hotels. We have been in Alaska for two weeks traveling around the state staying a few days in... More

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Monica F, Marketing Manager at Top of the World Hotel, responded to this review

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

sydney nova scotia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This hotel is of the standard of a Hilton Garden Inn but when you consider the logistics of running a hotel above the Arctic Circle it becomes a 4 star! I stayed here one night in June 2014 and also stayed for a week at The King Eider Inn. The restaurant is very good by Barrow standards although the service... More

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Monica F, Marketing Manager at Top of the World Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and praise. Please accept our apologies regarding the restaurant. The time and effort that you put into writing your review is very much appreciated. Respectfully, Monica Felland, Marketing Manager More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I really liked this hotel. It is new as of April 2014. The rooms were very nice and clean. The staff was courteous and their English speaking was very good and the computers worked fine. No issues at all. Beds were very comfortable. The restaurant in the hotel had decent food. A few things to remember. All hotels in Alaska... More

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Monica F, Marketing Manager at Top of the World Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful and insightful review. Your kinds 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 More

Mexico
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

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... More

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Monica F, Marketing Manager at Top of the World Hotel, responded to this review

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 More

White City, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 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... More

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Monica F, Marketing Manager at Top of the World Hotel, responded to this review

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 More

atlanta
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73 reviews 73 reviews
19 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 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... More

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Monica F, Marketing Manager at Top of the World Hotel, responded to this review

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 More

Adamstown, Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 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... More

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Monica F, Marketing Manager at Top of the World Hotel, responded to this review

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 More

Juneau
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 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... More

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Monica F, Marketing Manager at Top of the World Hotel, responded to this review

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 More

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Address: 3060 Eben Hopson, Box 189, New Property Open, Barrow, AK 99723
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Location: United States > Alaska > Barrow
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Top Of The World Hotel Barrow, Alaska

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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Call for rates & availability. Free shuttle is available. 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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