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The Hotel Donaldson

#11 of 47 Hotels in Fargo
Certificate of Excellence
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101 Broadway, Fargo, ND 58102
The Hotel Donaldson
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Ranked #11 of 47 Hotels in Fargo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The rooms were nice and comfortable and the food at the restaurant was good but I was bothered by a few things. First, there is a no outside food or drink policy - so don't think about bringing your own bottle of wine, you must drink theirs and if you want to try some of the other food in the... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second stay in the last two years. We had a great time and the staff was great! We ate downstairs at the Hodo restaurant and the food was superb. I had the filet and it was like butter! We then went over to the lounge and they had Jessie Veeder playing. It was a excellent show and... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

People wondered why we went to Fargo in February, but hitting my 50th of 50 states was worth it. People were so nice and the Hotel Donaldson was a great way to get the trip started. Rooms are great! The happy hour had a number of great local beers from Fargo Brewing Company as well as excellent food. The HoDo... More 

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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60 reviews 60 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We stayed in Room 8. Art was gorgeous, room was very quiet, turn down service included the best chocolate truffles known to man. Foodgasmic!! The social hour was lovely: delicious, pasteurized cheeses and fine wines, fruit and artisan breads. Served daily, gratis, from 5 to 6. Staff helpful and friendly.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My fiancé and I stayed at the Hotel Donaldson to culminate our long Columbus Day weekend in Fargo. After a Saturday at the Fargodome and a Sunday drive to Northwood, we indulged ourselves to a night at the Donaldson. I was blown away. First off, there was a free bar service at check-in. We stayed in room 17, a room... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My wife and I looked to spend a weekend together before the birth of our first child. We live in the Fargo area and hear about how great the HoDo was. It is an amazing EXPERIENCE that was worth every penny. The room (every one is different) was just the beginning! The daily 'happy hour' with complimentary drinks and cheese... More 

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minneapolis, MN
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is an interesting 'boutique' hotel, with a major issue with noise. We were in the room directly above the bar, which afforded us a front row seat at a blues show happening below us. This room also strangely had a double bed, very odd in a boutique-type hotel. We were then moved to another room right by the check... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Stayed at the Hotel Donaldson and had a very good experience. Restaurant is serving food that is of the quality of a Minneapolis or Chicago. Enjoyed our entire meal especially the use of local ingredients. Service was friendly and quite professional.

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Mandan, North Dakota
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Our family had 3 rooms here over the weekend. It was bitterly cold so the greatest thing was being able to run to different restaurants and bars within a block of the hotel. They try to be "fancy" but some of the "fancy" things they do border on weird. I also found an earring on the floor that wasn't mine,... More 

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