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King Eider Inn of Barrow Alaska

1752 Ahkovak Street, Utqiagvik, AK 99723
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#2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Utqiagvik
Opened in April of 1998, King Eider Inn is the premier hotel located north of the Arctic Circle in Barrow, Alaska, the most northern town in all of North America.Highly regarded as the top lodging destination in Barrow, we take pride in providing the cleanest, coziest, friendliest, and most comfortable experience for all our guests that choose to stay with us.Furnished in beautiful Pine Log furniture, some of the amenities we provide include a private Sauna room reserved exclusively for our guests, complementary wireless Internet, a warm lobby fireplace, wheelchair accessible rooms, and Eskimo crafts & gifts at our front desk. Fresh coffee and tea is served every morning in the lobby.On your next trip to Barrow, we hope you decide to stay with us and look forward to having you as our guest.
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kimv527 wrote a review Mar 2021
Great Falls, Montana5 contributions
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This was my 3rd trip to Barrow for business and my first stay at King Eider Inn. I will be back! So conveniently located right across the street from the airport. Allowed early check in. Was very comfortable, wi-fi service was perfect, slept well. Checked out about an hour before I needed to head to airport and relaxed in comfort in the lobby with a cup of hot tea! Appreciated the free slippers to wear when removing boots at the door. A very quaint place, and taking appropriate precautions for COVID travel.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Trip type: Traveled on business
PaulBMurrell H wrote a review Mar 2021
Aurora, Colorado105 contributions48 helpful votes
Our first visit to Utqiagvik (Barrow). We had originally booked at another hotel but they cancelled due to covid-19. This was a blessing in disguise. This hotel was a short walk from the airport. Staff was friendly & very helpful. I loved the fact you had to leave your outside shoes up front & use their slippers. That helps keep this hotel clean. Utgiagvik is very dusty during the summer. With all of the challenges of traveling during covid-19 our stay here had no obstacles or hiccups. The sun did not set and has a different trajectory obviously than places further south. We could see the Arctic Ocean from our room even though it was about a half mile away. We were allowed to check out about an hour before our flight departure which was greatly appreciated! Next trip up here King Eider will be our first choice. You are in remote Alaska, lodging is not cheap, keep that in mind. Lodging up here isn't like many places in the lower 48 states, keep that in mind. Place was clean & staff was great!!!!
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Steve Schneider wrote a review Jan 2020
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Having arrived at airport 10:35am, went to King Eider Inn to sit around lobby til check-in at 3pm. However, Jack greeted me and checked me in early.  Being my first trip here I had a lot of questions and Jack answered them all. He also volunteered to summon taxis as needed; overall very friendly and helpful. Hotel nicely located diagonally across the street from airport, room was everything I expected and bathroom was nice with large shower.  Really a homey feel to the place. Also first hotel I've ever been in that you can wear socks all day and they're still clean at the end of the day.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
jpolchin wrote a review Aug 2019
Anchorage, Alaska98 contributions75 helpful votes
Stayed at the King Eider Inn while in Barrow for business in August 2018. The inn is almost directly across the street from the airport, making it very convenient. The hotel is simple and rustic and you will be required to take your boots/shoes off after entering. Limited front desk hours. Staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are not luxurious but adequate for a short stay. Walls are a bit thin but the hotel is generally quiet. The TV remote was not working well and the space heater would have to be periodically restarted. There was a small kitchenette in the room which was convenient. There is no restaurant available in or immediately around the hotel, Subway is within walking distance however. There are several restaurants that will deliver to the hotel, food is very expensive in Barrow. I walked to Osaka the first night I was there, but recommend you take a cab for anything further than Subway, there are no paved streets or sidewalks
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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70ava wrote a review Jun 2019
Beijing, China582 contributions261 helpful votes
Located the other side of the road from the airport entrance, we found this place to be extremely comfortable and welcoming. Rooms are surprisingly spacious, with a small kitchenette and dining table. The place is immaculate, great shower and daily room cleaning. There are no meals at all, but free coffee and tea as well as drinking water. It is 15 minute walk to the so-called center of town, and most convenient when you arrive and leave town. the management is accommodating and courteous. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about King Eider Inn of Barrow Alaska
Which popular attractions are close to King Eider Inn of Barrow Alaska?
Nearby attractions include Inupiat Heritage Center (0.9 miles), Tundra Tours Inc (0.6 miles), and St. Patrick's Catholic Church (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at King Eider Inn of Barrow Alaska?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a sauna.
Which room amenities are available at King Eider Inn of Barrow Alaska?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
Is parking available at King Eider Inn of Barrow Alaska?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to King Eider Inn of Barrow Alaska?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sam & Lee's Restaurant, Niggivikput, and Arctic Pizza.
Are there opportunities to exercise at King Eider Inn of Barrow Alaska?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is King Eider Inn of Barrow Alaska located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Utqiagvik.
Is King Eider Inn of Barrow Alaska accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.