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The Hotel Donaldson

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101 Broadway, Fargo, ND 58102
+1 701-478-8888
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This was one of the most unique hotels I have ever stayed in. Most of the staff were very accommodating and very pleasant. The rooms are each uniquely decorated with art by various local artists. We happened upon a social hour with a few complimentary food items and drinks. The room was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Frosty987
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Moorhead
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Fargo, North Dakota, United States
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

HoDo is a landmark on Broadway! Great food (World Class) and drinks with a welcoming staff makes your visit to Downtown Fargo rememberable! The seasonal roof bar offers a view to enjoy. Rooms at the HoDo are over the top cool as this remodeled Hotel has class and character... Famous people's choice when in Fargo.

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The restaurant is tops, but if you must pinch pennies, do get dessert. We were amazed and sooo happy we got the ice cream sundae with berry sauce. Sauce is an incredible reduction of multiple kinds (?) Of berries. Comes sprinkles with fresh raspberries. Vanilla ice cream is homemade. I swear I could bathe in the sauce it's so good.... More 

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Moorhead
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This was one of the most unique hotels I have ever stayed in. Most of the staff were very accommodating and very pleasant. The rooms are each uniquely decorated with art by various local artists. We happened upon a social hour with a few complimentary food items and drinks. The room was very clean and comfortable and felt like a... More 

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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471 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I have had good good there and also not so good. Last night had misses. The kale salad with pork belly and fried soft egg was good except this time the egg was overdone so it was almost cooked solid in the yolk. The mussels appetizer was completely overdone so the mussels meat was shrunk to tiny bits. No serious... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The "HoDo" as it's called in Fargo is a wonderful spot on a corner off Broadway, downtown Fargo. They have an awesome list of martinis and my girlfriends and I think it's a fun place to hang out!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I had dinner with my parents here and we all had a great time! Our server (I wish I could remember her name) knew EVERYTHING about the menu, cheeses, wines, etc. as a prior server, it was refreshing to be served by somebody who was friendly yet knowledgeable and accommodating. The menu was diverse enough for all of us to... More 

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NYC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Delicious, unpretentious, creative, eclectic and 5-stars in every aspect of dining. Wine selection was exceptional and desserts were a standout!

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Bad food, terrible service! Go somewhere else... Plenty of great restaurants in downtown Fargo but this isn't one of them.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I made reservations in the "lounge," which was not supposed to be the expensive hotel restaurant, but when we went to the bar and said we had a reservation, the server just said, "you can sit here." Thought that was odd but it was the Paul McCartney concert night and they were busy?? My third friend found us and said... More 

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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568 reviews
471 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Great vibe and youthful. Next is the most successful bar in the area for the fashionable crowd. The appetizers were great. Salmon tartar was beautiful and delicious. Good portion too and enough for sharing. The caviar on top was good too. The service was slow and a bit amateurish. The main course of halibut and shrimp was extremely overcooked and... More 

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Additional Information about The Hotel Donaldson

Address: 101 Broadway, Fargo, ND 58102
Phone Number: +1 701-478-8888
Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Fargo
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 14 - 50

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 Broadway, Fargo, ND 58102
  • Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Fargo
  • Phone Number: +1 701-478-8888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 50
  • Price Range: $ $ $
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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