They have cancelled their tours, airport pick up, restaurant only open fo to go orders. You get a room, that’s it. Considering what they promise on their web site it is disappointing. T end of the tour’s especially, and who wants to eat all their meals in their room.
When in Alaska, hotel lodging is relative. Barrow is a sparse location with limited shopping, restaurants and paved roads. The Top of the World offers spacious, clean rooms with ample hot water, and free wi-fi. The hotel is somewhat plain, but in the farthest north town/city in the US it is a very nice place. The staff is friendly and helpful. Unfortunately the restaurant was closed due to COVID. We definitely would stay here again should we return to Barrow.
Barrow (Utiqiagvik) America's northernmost city. No roads lead to Utqiagvik, Alaska, you must fly or, sea ice permitting, take a ship, as it is three hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle. We flew into Utqiagvik in July 2018 (Summertime) and stayed at The Top of the World Hotel. I was a little anxious as to what the hotel was going to be like, in a remote city, but it was amazing! The staff were fantastic, the rooms were spacious and all climate controlled which was a nice relief from the outside cold. Our room had a view overlooking the frozen Arctic Ocean and the famous Whale Bone Arch. The hotel had a restaurant, which had great food and the staff were so friendly We were picked up from the hotel for a Tundra Tour around the city and were able to see so many wonderful sights and take some interesting photographs of a place not many people travel to. Whilst we were there, it was 24 hour daylight and experiencing a night that never gets dark, is truly amazing. Visiting Utqiagvik is a once in a life time experience and one that should not be missed. I wish we had allowed extra time to wander around, and take more Photographs of this amazing place and its landscape.…
This hotel was amazing, in the middle of no where, and only accessible by air. Great comfortable accommodation and considering where you are the food prices at the hotel restaurant are reasonable. Right near the ocean, and our room had a view of the ocean and midnight sun was a bucket list. A fantastic experience.
The hotel is not only a good place to stay in town, but a great place to meet the community. The restaurant is pretty good. Wifi is offered, but you are in Barrow so be patient, it's slow. It's a dry town, and you're not allowed to bring outside liquor to the hotel. Free shuttle to airport.