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The Hotel Donaldson
Ranked #24 of 50 Hotels in Fargo
Certificate of Excellence
Gig Harbor, Washington
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013 via mobile

I've been wanting to stay at the HoDo for a long time but they are always totally booked. There is a reason! My stay was fantastic!! I highly recommend staying here. Take full advantage of all the amenities; 5-6 wine and cheese, roof top hot tub and the bar are must do's. Enjoy!

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

The Hotel Donaldson is without question one of the best boutique hotels I've stayed in. And given that I've travelled extensively for work and pleasure thru more than 40 countries over the last 25 years, I think it's fair to say I've seen a few. What's most remarkable perhaps, is that it's in Fargo, North Dakota.

My very large king suite was exceptionally well appointed with good furniture and local art, and it was exceptionally well priced for the quality. And while you will find cheaper in Fargo, it won't be anywhere near the quality nor centrally located, with almost all other accommodation of the chain motel variety, 'freeway adjacent' miles out in the burbs.

The service was first rate and the bar excellent.

And while there is no on-site parking, it's Fargo, not New York. So I had absolutely no problem finding a park within 100 yards out the front on Broadway on multiple occasions on a weekday.

Don't think twice. It's a great hotel. Straight 5's from me.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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winni
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

10 50+ women celebrating 40 years of friendship enjoyed a fantastic weekend at the HoDo. I can't say enough about the staff and service; both were exceptional, attentive to every request with a smile.
Small things like wine and cheese get together, bed turndown with soft music and lights and chocolate truffles to die for made our stay just that much more special.
The restaurant in the Hotel served a great dinner with again, thanks to Chris, exceptional service.
We will return...

Room Tip: The rooms were very comfortable and tastefully decorated. Lots of room to relax and the beds were gr...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

For the frequent business traveler, this hotel is a wonderful change from the standard places you will stay. Each room has beautiful local art with description of the artist and a modern/eclectic feel. Wonderful restaurant too!

Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Minnesota
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

If you are ever in Fargo, this is THE place to stay. It is not cheap but the experience you get is unlike any other hotel that I have ever stayed at. Each room has a theme and is decorated by a local artist. Each room is completely unique in size and amenities. We are interested in going back again and again just to see every room! The staff was beyond friendly and the service was exceptional. I really enjoyed the wine and cheese hour where you can meet the guests. Downtown Fargo is unique and getting to stay in such a beautiful hotel is the icing on the cake.

Room Tip: Stay in each room! They are so unique!
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hopkins
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

The HoDo is consistently one of the best hotels in the country, and we love it. We actually plan weekend getaways to Fargo ONLY because of the HoDo and it's restaurant/bar. It's a beautiful hotel with an amazing restaurant and bar on the main level, so we can get everything we need without even leaving the building. It's the best place to stay, eat, and drink in town! Now if only they had a blackjack table, we wouldn't need to leave!

Room Tip: Rooms on the 3rd floor are quieter than the 2nd floor rooms. Also rooms above the restaurant are qu...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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181 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

When I started planning a long weekend trip to Fargo the first question everyone asked was ,"Why?" and then they added, "You have to go to the HoDo." So I figured that I'd stay at the HoDo. We were very pleased that we did. The guest services were wonderful. Very friendly staff. Quirky rooms. Worth the money.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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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