My expectations were not high for accomodations in Barrow. Seriously, in a land where basic necessities are double-triple what you pay in Anchorage or anywhere in the lower 48, I was not thinking I was getting the Ritz. Still, I was told that this was "THE" place to stay. And, all in all, it was a good stay.
Most notably, the front desk staff and management were incredibly friendly - helping with maps, local recommendations, taxis and a flight crisis. In fact, they went well beyond the call of duty in helping me out of a major travel fiasco. Thanks to them, I left on time and in one piece.
The rooms are basic - bed, bathroom... the TV is full of options with satellite cable.
The hotel is only a quick trip from the airport hanger. Pepe's (the northern most mexican restaurant) is connected to the facility. Town Hall is 2 blocks away... and the frozen Arctic was right there.
- Also Known As:
- Top World Hotel
- Hotel Top Of The World
- Top Of The World Hotel Barrow, Alaska
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The new Top of the World Hotel at 3060 Eben Hopson is expected to open following its construction for the 2014 tour season, tenatively scheduled to begin 5.19.14. 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 modern services and amenities: 24 hour front desk attendant, flat screen TVs, internet access, full baths with showers, full guest kitchen and gift shop. It is conveniently located near the heritage center, tourist attractions and stores. ... more less
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