Waldo Arms in Kaktovik is exactly how the other reviews describe it! One of a kind but not to be missed!
I stayed there twice over the past couple months and had a wonderful experience. The owners, Walt & Merylin are very gracious and have lots and lots of stories to tell. The employees Greg, Chris & Sue are nice, fun and very accommodating. Food is plentiful and pretty much whatever you want. So you won't go hungry or get bored. There are usually many other guests that gather in the common area and chat about their adventures. Someone is always willing to get up before dawn to take you out to the bone pile to watch the Polar Bears and sunrise.
It is an amazing place to be able to get so close to the huge, beautiful polar bears!!! Locals with boats will even take you out (for a charge) to the barrier islands to see them up close and personal, or watch them swim right past the boat. What a thrill!!! Also a good place to possibly see the beutiful Northern Lights!
ALl the reveiws are correct in their descriptions of the Waldo Arms. But remember you are in an isolated village at the top of Alaska and it's amazing that you are provided with all the things you get TV, wi-fi, indoor plumbing, running water, food, drinks (non-alcoholic) and friendly service!!!!
I gave them an excellent rating because in that isolated environment it's amazing, and I have travelled to many of the Alaskan native villages.
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- Waldo Arms Hotel Kaktovik, Alaska