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The Hotel Donaldson

#12 of 48 Hotels in Fargo
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3.0 of 5
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101 Broadway, Fargo, ND 58102
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you just want to stop and relax. This is the place for you. Bit expensive but well worth it. There are 2 places to eat in the hotel. Food was fab. Every afternoon they have a meet and greet in between 5and 6 with wine and cheese. Super hotel as you stay in the middle of Fargo. Everything is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful stay at this historic hotel. The artist inspired, loft style rooms are truly unique. The service; from the valet to the manager, is top notch. The group work like a team and truly seem to enjoy serving their guests. Great evening social hour and location. You can walk to many great restaurants, bars, the Fargo Theatre, and... More 

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Jamestown, North Dakota
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85 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for our anniversary on a Sunday night. We also stayed at the nearby Radisson the night before, so we got a taste of both of Fargo's downtown hotels (the HoDo was better, in my opinion). Everything was just as I hoped and sort of expected it to be, except for the street cleaners at... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Why stay in another same old hotel chain product, when you can stay in a historic property in the heart of downtown restored to beauty. My wife and I really enjoyed the local artistry throughout and our room. Breakfast was delivered in the room...plus anytime complimentary coffee and tea. Plus it is walk-able to great restaurants and bars. Highly recommend.

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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is a one cool spot. Who would think Fargo ND has one of the hippest hotels. Gorgeous sleek rooms, comfortable beds, soft plush towels and a staff that is young, fun and amazing. Would go back in a heartbeat not only to stay here (and eat here) again but to explore this hip and upcoming artsy, cool city! Loved... More 

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Wadena, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

When our family stays at the HODO we always enjoy the appetizer and beverage hour. We love the atmosphere. It is so nice to stay downtown and have a wonderful restaurant and bar right in the hotel. Love to be able to walk downtown and check out other great locations. Rooms are neat and clean with different art pieces made... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This hotel is terrific. It is beautiful, the rooms are huge, the staff is super-friendly, and they give you coupons for a delicious discounted breakfast. Also the location is perfect - right in the middle of rejuvenated downtown Fargo. We had read that the rooms can be a little loud, and mentioned this on check-in, so they put us in... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I really wanted to like this hotel, but the constant noise was unbearable. The Good- Nice room decor with nice artwork in the hotel. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Complimentary wine, beer and cheese in the evenings. Earplugs in the night stand (You will need them to sleep in this hotel.) The Bad- Room was located above the the... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We stayed there recently on a weekend night. The staff was friendly and very helpful. The room was very nice. We like the way they are laid out and decorated. The late afternoon complimentary happy hour on the second floor was a nice touch. We had a great conversation with another couple staying there. The hotel is in the middle... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I stayed at the Hotel Donaldson a few years back and was excited family moved back in the area so I could stay there again. I remember it being an upscale boutique hotel.I am sorry to say it is slipping in quality. This time the service was friendly but the rooms are just starting to look tired. There were some... More 

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