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Norfolk, Virginia
Reviewed 12 February 2017

A very comfortable hotel with amazing views of the ocean - allowing you to see for miles. The staff were great and the hotel was nicely decorated with native artwork. There are few hotel options in Barrow and this one certainly did not disappoint.

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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Best restaurant in town.. and your at the top on the world.. well North America at least. Did not stay at the hotel,. When the weather is clear, you have a nice view. I had a lovely burger and beer at a good price

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Stafford, Virginia
Reviewed 15 December 2016

You must stay here when in Barrow AK or visiting any place in Alaska. The staff are great here and the rooms are clean and modern. Great view of the ocean and surroundings. You may even see a polar bear; but hopefully only from your room. :) Be sure to ask how the facility was built.

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Ossie
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We arrived in Barrow Alaska ( 1200 miles from the North Pole) after a two hour flight from Anchorage. Barrow is the seat of government of the North Slope Borough. I was hoping this wasn’t a 6 seater plane trip but luckily it was a combi aircraft ( 1/3rd passengers and 2/3rds air cargo.) First class mail arrives and leaves...

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Great Falls, Montana
Reviewed 16 September 2016

I came to Barrow for only 24 hrs on a business trip, and was so pleasantly surprised by the Top of the World hotel! From the minute I walked off the plane and Reba was waiting for guests to shuttle to the hotel to the minute she dropped me off at the airport the next day, I couldn't have asked...

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Reviewed 10 September 2016

I had always wanted to visit the Arctic and Barrow in particular. Staying at the Top of the World made the experience fantastic and one I will never forget. To be right on the beach and be able to go out and take a "Polar Berar Plunge" was an incredible experience and the staff couldn't have been nicer! The gift...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 25 August 2016

It goes without saying that I didnt expect any good sort of amenities in Barrow. But this hotel exceeded all expectations! Its clean, upscale, good restaurant and has a kitchenette as well. Barrow is a small area and you can see the whole place in less than 3 hours...and its nice to come back to the hotel and relax.

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Greeley, Colorado
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I sure didnt expect such a nice room up here. Have stayed in several villages in Alaska but this is a top notch, new hotel with up to date rooms and comfortable beds. Now I must type extra stuff in here before TripAdvisor will let me post, so, blah, blah and blah.

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Gave 5 star because maintains such a good hotel at remote location is very difficult Just at the Arctic Ocean Great views Good restaurant in the hotel opened all day Deluxe Room has microwave and fridge Staff courteous and helpful Free shuttle to airport

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Barrow is pretty remote, which makes this hotel seem more luxurious by comparison. The room that I had was excellent- good view, warm and clean beds, and was a good place to relax from all of the walking I did! The hotel has an airport shuttle for overnighters and for people taking the tour they offer. FUI - the tour...

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  • Free Parking
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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 

Additional Information about Top of the World Hotel

Address: Box 189, 3060 Eben Hopson, Barrow, AK 99723
Region: United States > Alaska > Barrow
Price Range: €230 - €251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Top of the World Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Also Known As:
Top World Hotel
Hotel Top Of The World
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“I enjoyed the ocean view side of the hotel but the view of the town is very inviting as well.”
 of 5 bubbles doncrews, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Get the ocean view room...its totally worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles 652sag, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Take deluxe ocean view room”
 of 5 bubbles Travellar_global, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Opt for one of the ocean view rooms (suite or deluxe)”
 of 5 bubbles 99Ritchies, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles wolfm35, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
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