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3060 Eben Hopson St, Utqiagvik, AK 99723-0189
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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.
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Eric G wrote a review 17 Jun
Holland, Michigan201 contributions19 helpful votes
Here for two nights while birding - June 2022. Clean comfortable room/accommodations. Friendly staff helped resolve a room issue. Convenient restaurant on-site where we took all our meals. Would stay here again next time. 3 floors, 2 elevators.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Outdoor dirt parking lot.
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JMcD202003 wrote a review Mar 2022
Fishers, Indiana26 contributions14 helpful votes
We (two couples) planned a trip to Barrow as part of our overall trip to Alaska. This is the primary (only?) hotel in Barrow (Utqiagvik). It was taking extra precautions (for their hotel, their staff, their community, and their guests – we really respected that). The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms were great. Unfortunately, their excellent restaurant (the name is Niġġivikput) was “take-Out” only so we were not able to eat in. However, we ordered our food and it was excellent. The staff at both the hotel and the restaurant were excellent; very friendly and courteous. As with other purchases in Alaska, expect fairly high prices (most everything has to be shipped in). However, the $18 hamburger and fries were probably the largest and the best I’ve ever had.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: High stairway from ground level to main floor.
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攝影旅者 Photo Trekker wrote a review Jan 2022
Xinzhuang, New Taipei449 contributions454 helpful votes
Although the price is a little bit high, but it's all worth it. The hotel has a good wait room that we can kind of changing camera equipment and other things before going in or going out. Front desk was friendly but does not have too many information. The room was pretty comfortable, and I think it's the best one among the only 2 hotels in town. The location was really good. It's a short distance to whale arch, and it's good to take pictures from there for aurora. I took a lot of photos there and I like it. The hotel is close to everything so you probably can walk in the town easily, but you might still need a taxi ride in winter because it's toooo cold.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Dustin P wrote a review Sep 2021
Dallas, Texas4 contributions3 helpful votes
The rooms are clean and spacious. Similar to a Holiday Inn. Hosts are cold and seem almost bothered by your presence. What was painful is that our flights were not until 5:30pm. The whole town is closed to dine-in due to COVID so we asked for a late checkout. They offered to let us stay til 3pm for $100 extra. There were hardly any guests at the hotel so it would cost them nothing to let us stay a little later when there was nowhere for us to go and the weather was 20 degrees out. Unkind and seemed to try and capitalize on COVID situation.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
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JCW703 wrote a review Sep 2021
Bridgetown, Barbados2515 contributions405 helpful votes
Honestly didn't know what to expect given the remoteness of the location and this not being a brand name hotel, but everything was as or exceeded expectations. The rooms were comfortable and well appointed. Everything was clean. Plenty of hot water in the shower and sufficient water pressure. My only gripe was that rooms on the side of the hotel facing the road have to hear rode noise from dirt bikes, atvs, and vehicles until late into the evening.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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40_countries_2014 wrote a review Sep 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia63 contributions59 helpful votes
The rooms are nice and the hotel did it's best under COVID conditions. Nice location because you can walk right out and walk along the shore and well as see the summertime sun from your window (if you pay extra for the rooms that face the ocean). You can also walk to the store and museum - only about half mile away down the road.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Izedtravel199 wrote a review Aug 2021
Boston, Massachusetts106 contributions72 helpful votes
For Utqiagvik this is the place to stay. The rooms are comfortable and have great views of the town + Arctic Ocean. If you want to see the ocean definitely opt for a Deluxe/Premium room. The food is to go, but that seems to be due to local regulations. The staff is very friendly, and one gentleman even loaned me his cell phone to place a restaurant delivery order when my phone wasn't working. That was just a very kind gesture and stuck with me. If I come back to Utqiagvik (which I certainly hope to do), I will definitely stay here.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Get a room facing the ocean (allows for great ventilation in summer months since there's no AC)
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Khurram R wrote a review Aug 2021
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Room, hotel and location is nice - clean spacious rooms, some with Arctic ocean views! (but location is not easily walkable from the airport). UIC car rentals near the airport will rent you a Ford Escape or bigger. I asked the front desk about other tour options and they mentioned Arctic Hummer Adventures which does not seem open (don't respond to phone calls or FB messages). For a tour of town or to see wildlife I recommend Mike Shults 907 852 3972 / 907 355 2204 (August 2021)
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Melissa S wrote a review Jul 2021
Sebring, Florida106 contributions32 helpful votes
A friend and I stayed overnight and found it to be a really nice place, and very comfortable, especially considering how remote it is! They provided a shuttle to take us to and from the airport, and though the restaurant was take-out only, what we ordered was very good. Everyone was incredibly nice. There is a grocery store a very short walk away from the hotel as well. Wish we could have stayed longer!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Jonathan G wrote a review Jul 2021
5 contributions12 helpful votes
Really nice comfortable stay right at the edge of the Arctic Ocean! One of the few restaurants in town is a one minute walk, and so is the beach to walk along the ocean. Very nice stay, and very friendly staff at the desk during check-in and driving us to the airport! Nothing to do with the hotel, but fyi, getting around besides walking the town and beach really requires access to a car to get around the outskirts and to see the tundra. Would definitely stay again!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
70
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Frequently Asked Questions about Top of the World Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Top of the World Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Inupiat Heritage Center (0.7 km), Tundra Tours Inc (0.3 km), and Will Rogers & Wiley Post Monument (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Top of the World Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and meeting rooms.
What food & drink options are available at Top of the World Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Top of the World Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Top of the World Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sam & Lee's Restaurant, Niggivikput, and Arctic Pizza.
Are any cleaning services offered at Top of the World Hotel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Top of the World Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Top of the World Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.