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The Hotel Donaldson

101 Broadway, Fargo, ND 58102
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Ranked #10 of 45 hotels in Fargo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days 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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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28 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had heard about this hotel for years and my business travels finally took me to Fargo so I was able to try it out. Everything I had heard was spot on. The hotel was clean and my room was great. I had a nice corner room (#7) and it felt like I had my own apartment in Fargo with... More

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Dayton
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35 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been fortunate to have stayed in many really cool, unique properties (boutique hotels and B&B's) and the HoDo is as good as any. The staff was wonderful and very accommodating. The facility, from the lounge to the dining room to the roof top bar to our wonderful room (#1), were all unique, cool and "hip". This place has... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am surprised there are any less than stellar reviews of this boutique hotel! We found the place to be superb in every way - from the spacious layout to the amenities to the very gracious staff. Indeed, we called our suite a pied a terre more than a hotel room. Being from the East Coast and having no family... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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22 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I liked the layout of the room, the character of the hotel, the aveda soap. Although I didn't use it the prices of the mini bar were the best I've seen. Would recommend for a couples getaway as it's cute and there are some great shops/restaurants within walking distance. It was a little pricey though.

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Breckenridge
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

stayed in room 6. After checking into the room I had found a dirty pair of underwear in the sofa, and the safe was not working. We let the front desk know and they took care of the underwear and later took care of the safe. I paid for the room in cash ($270.00, and that was including the $50.00... More

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Austin, Texas
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We had one night in Fargo and did not want a chain hotel on the interstate. This place was great! Downtown is neat and the Donaldson is an experience. Very large rooms, each with decor by a different local artist. We stayed in Room 12. Modern amenities, comfortable bed. Sunday night the Ho Do restaurant was closed but the lounge... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Knowing little about Fargo, I booked the Donaldson with little indication of what to expect. I was exceedingly impressed by the meticulously designed and artistically varied rooms, warmth of the staff, and excellent value offered. Upon arrival I was upgraded into room 17 as I spent the previous days tinkering with the exact dates of my arrival. This room was... More

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We stayed in room # 6. The beds were comfortable and we loved the layout & roominess of the small sitting area. The extra vanity / dressing area is always a plus to a hotel room so 2 people can get ready at the same time. The lighting in the shower provided a relaxing atmosphere. HoDo is a great restaurant.... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We spent a night in Fargo this month, as I had to be on the MN side of th Red River Valley for a very early morning activity, and I didn't want to stay on the west side of town or in the Radisson. Friends had stayed here and generally had good reports about it. We arrived on a Friday... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I stayed here for 3 nights on business, and the Hodo made me forget that I was in Fargo (which, let's be honest, is exactly what I was looking for). The room was extremely comfortable, with track lighting, heated floors in the bathroom, bathrobes, sofa, refrigerator. It felt like a loft apartment, with the perfect downtown location. The bed and... More

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Address: 101 Broadway, Fargo, ND 58102
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Location: United States > North Dakota > Fargo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style
#9 Romantic Hotel in Fargo #10 Business Hotel in Fargo
Number of rooms
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