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The Hotel Donaldson
Ranked #21 of 50 Hotels in Fargo
Certificate of Excellence
Battle Lake, Minnesota
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94 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“What a fabulous experience”
Reviewed 2 August 2013

My TEAM BMG stayed here while we participated in the Fargo Tour de Cure Ride for Diabetes in June. What a wonderful experience -- from the reservation to the staff taking care of us when we arrived, needing to put our bicycles in our room. The appetizers/wine at 5 pm were amazing - no cheese and crackers for this establishment, but rather prosciutto/artisan cheeses, fruit etc. it was a great start to our stay. Hot tub on the roof with cocktails didn't hurt for bike riders either. Staff was so accommodating for parking our car and getting us to the ride early the next morning. It was a delightful evening there and we will be going back to celebrate our birthdays/anniversary this fall. Fun place and beautiful rooms.

Room Tip: Check out the rooms online - designed around artists and very "clean" decor - I would clas...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2013

On a recent trip through four states, the Hotel Donaldson was our favorite hotel. Our room was very large, very clean, and decorated with the most amazing art. All of the staff members were unbelievably friendly and helpful. Our favorite part of the stay was the rooftop bar and spa. We also dined at the restaurant located in the hotel, and the food was great. The Hotel Donaldson was not at all what expected to find in Fargo!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2013

Comfy, cozy bed. Every detail addressed. Exposed brick. Well lit room with expansive windows & great night lighting in room. Excellent art. Luxurious bathroom. Enjoyed the rooftop spa. Enjoyed the rooftop cocktail time. Will definitely stay again

  • Stayed July 2013
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Chino Hills, California
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508 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2013 via mobile

Nice hotel where all rooms feature works of different artists. Rooms are trendy and nice. The walls are really thin so you hear your neighbors phone conversations and people in the hall. They need to improve service. They are nice, just lack the typical service you get at a hotel of this calibre (i.e. had to go seek out the valet guy to let him know we arrived). Overall enjoyed the stay. Few improvements and it will be great.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Cannon Falls, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 July 2013

This place isn't perfect, but they are definitely on the right track. They are clearly making an effort to excel at customer service. The artwork effort they have put into this place really adds to the atmosphere, and it is so close to everything downtown! If you want a fun, relaxing, romantic evening, it beats the socks off any cookie cutter hotel! I was here for work, I wish I could have brought my wife - We'll be back!

Room Tip: I went for a cheaper room but an even nicer room would have been well worth the money! Don't ski...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Sarasota, FL
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205 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2013

This ultra modern hotel features stylish rooms and public spaces and an excellent restaurant.

Kudos to the local owner for creating such an eclectic indoor environment.

An urban oasis amidst the Great Plains of NoDak.

This could be the best hotel between Minneapolis and Seattle.

Room Tip: Pick a third floor room that doesn't overlook the street.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

We stayed in room 2 which is very large and beautifully decorated. There is loads of storage space and this would be an ideal room for someone working away from home for a prolonged period. This is definitely one of the loveliest rooms I have stayed in, in any hotel anywhere in the world
The hotel staff are very pleasant and laid back. However virtually all of our interactions were marred by incompetence, Things started badly when, squeezed in the lift with our luggage trolley, we were repeatedly told by the doorman to push button 1 or 1 R when in fact we were already on floor 1 The first receptionist we finally met on the second floor had no idea how to produce a room key. After her colleague showed her how to do this she made a series of three non functioning keys. Our room was just yards from reception but she didn't offer to come with us as we repeatdly walked back and forth to try the key.
We later ate in the hotel bar. Again communications were poor between staff and the order was bungled. However when we complained to the restaurant manager he took matters seriously and apologised appropriately.

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Property: The Hotel Donaldson
Address: 101 Broadway N, Fargo, ND 58102-4925
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Region: United States > North Dakota > Fargo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Fargo
#19 Business Hotel in Fargo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Hotel Donaldson 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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