Fodor's Expert Review Top of the World Hotel

1200 Agviq St., Barrow, Alaska, 99723, USA

On the shores of the Arctic Ocean, this tiered and multicolored frontier hotel is minimalist but comes with the modern conveniences expected by most travelers. A life-size stuffed polar bear and the mounted head of another greet visitors in the lobby. Adjacent to these critters is the community television, a great spot to mix and mingle with locals and guests alike. Modern, spacious rooms have sitting areas and some have kitchenettes; ask for a room with an ocean view.

PROS

  • laundry room available
  • restaurant on-site
  • quick walk to the beach

CONS

  • no elevators (which means you're taking the stairs to the top of the world)
  • a little worn in some places
  • no frills

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Views
Casual
Central
Local Flavor
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 907-852–3900

HOTEL DETAILS

44 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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