I stayed at the King Eider Inn and the hotel is the best in Barrow. The hotel is located across the street from the airport. The accomodations were clean and bright and the staff was very helpful in my tour of Barrow. The rates were not high for a five star hotel on top of the world.
Unique Quality: Clean rooms.
Directions: Main Street in town.
We had one night in Barrow. The plane was late getting in. Thankfully, the hotel is practically across the street from the terminal. This is a nice hotel and the rooms are comfortable and warm. The staff is friendly and they can give you some good information about Barrow. They told me about Arctic Adventure tours, which would give us the ride up to Point Barrow to look for polar bears.
Unique Quality: The hotel decor includes some items from the region. The lobby is also interesting. Note the chess set featuring birds from this region including the king eider.
I had only planned a daytrip to Barrow and arrived in the morning with no luggage, expecting to take the evening flight back to Fairbanks. Just 10 minutes before that plane was scheduled to arrive in Barrow a very thick fog blew in off the Arctic Ocean and the plane was turned back. How great, I thought, an unexpected opportunity to spend a night above the Arctic Circle.
I walked immediately across the street from the airport to King Eider Inn, named for the Arctic duck. The lobby was bright and modern with a large inviting fireplace. This is a family owned hotel, built in 1998. A sign informed guests to take their shoes off at the front door, which I did.
Unfortunately, no rooms were available, so I had to go to plan "B." That was fine with me; their rooms were too expensive anyway.
Unique Quality: Small, modern, convenient, expensive.
Directions: Directly across the street from the airport.
All things in Barrow are expensive, but of the few hotels, only the King Eider is nearly justifiable. It's close to the airport and has the best accomodations available.
Unique Quality: The architecture makes the King Eider worth visiting.
Directions: Close to the airport, toward the South, away from the ocean. Near the High School, which doubles as a center of community activities.
The King Eider Inn, Barrow’s finest hotel, heavily promotes the arctic tours. The hotel has a quiet, clean, smoke-free atmosphere that provides its guests with a relaxing and comfortable stay. The friendly, knowledgeable staff endeavors to enhance the stay of all visitors by providing walking maps, local restaurant menus and tour options.
Unique Quality: The hotel features a guest sauna, gift shop, vehicle rentals, spacious rooms with attractive pine log furniture and a wood mantled stone fireplace in the lobby. Complimentary coffee, tea and other hot beverages are available in the lobby coffee bar and in the mornings fresh muffins can be found there as well.
Directions: Located across from the Alaska Airlines Barrow terminal and within walking distance of local sites and attractions.
Aerial View of Barrow Alaska
The Bad Boys of Barrow Alaska!
Barrow, Alaska waterfront in 1960
On a tour of Alaska this summer and want to got to Northernmost point. I cannot fly there....I know there's a "highway" that goes to Prudhoe Bay from Fairbanks but how do I go after that? Do they have "tundra buggies?" Is there a local Indian community there that can help get us there?
As far as I know, it is impossible to drive to Barrow from Anchorage. Even if you could, it would take days and days. You would run out of gas and there would be no gas stations for miles upon miles. Flying is your only choice.
That's correct - flying is the only option.
Is it possible to get to Barrow from Prudhoe Bay by boat?
Barrow is 200 miles west of Prudhoe Bay and the nearest road. There isnt any ferry or tundra buggy service between the two towns. Flying or walking is the only way, and flying is expensive.
If youre travelling from Anchorage or Fairbanks you can use Alaska Airlines or Frontier Flying Service.
but is it possible to go on dogsled or snomobile. i desperately need to get to barrow
You would probaly die if you mushed to Barrow, seriously. You would have to be very expierenced. What is wrong with flying? Even if it were possible, it would cost more than flying.
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Address: 1752 Ahkovak Street, Barrow, Alaska, 99723, United States