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The Hotel Donaldson

#15 of 47 Hotels in Fargo
Certificate of Excellence
3.0 of 5
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101 Broadway, Fargo, ND 58102
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Ranked #15 of 47 Hotels in Fargo
Certificate of Excellence
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
mcsenjoying Wadena, Minnesota
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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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Wadena, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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177 reviews 177 reviews
14 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 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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Bismarck
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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 February 28, 2015

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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