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“Unforgetable experience” 4 of 5 stars
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Top of the World Hotel
Box 189, 3060 Eben Hopson, Barrow, AK 99723   |  
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“Unforgetable experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2003

Barrow is a city that screams, "Life is a struggle here." The outside of this hotel is not polished. Its wind-damaged exterior looks a bit shabby, but inside it is well decorated and neat. The staff is friendly and rooms are comfortable and warm, if not a little too warm. And where else can you find a computer in the lobby so you e-mail all your friends from "The Top of the World!" or look out your window to see a seal basking in the midnight sunlight on the ice. Visiting Barrow is an experience not to be missed. From the treeless, tundra-covered terrain to the friendly Inupiat people, it is a visit you will not soon forget.

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2002

This is Barrow, you must keep that in mind. And yes you are at the "Top of the World" hotel, but you are actually at the top of the world, as far as the North Amercian continent goes. When you look out your window you see ice fields floating in the Artic Ocean. We were there during early July and the temperature outside made it all the way up to 32F.( toasty warm on the inside of the hotel though) Right next to the hotel there is one of the finest Mexican food resturants you will ever find. The proprietor of the resturant, a very eccentric and loveable woman, will over see your dip into the Artic Ocean and induct you into the Polar Bear Club if you are crazy enough (two in our group were). At 2:00am, in bright sunlight I saw two Barrow natives fishing for seal along the edge of the ice fields - what a site! The Hotel folks were extremely friendly and we felt very much at home. I highly recommend then and Barrow!

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Address: Box 189, 3060 Eben Hopson, Barrow, AK 99723
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Location: United States > Alaska > Barrow
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Barrow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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Also Known As:
Top World Hotel
Hotel Top Of The World
Top Of The World Hotel Barrow, Alaska

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