I stayed here one night on my way to Bismarck for business travel. I had heard of this place from a colleague that lives in the area, and I have to say I was very pleased. Although my overnight was on a Sunday, there was still the chance to walk around the area and see some sights.
The hotel itself is a historic building on a high profile corner in downtown Fargo. I am a huge fan of classic American architecture, so this was really a treat. The interior was completely remodeled and impressive. Although it had been updated, they still managed to keep that old vibe that these buildings offer (a little piece of Americana).
The room I had was on a corner and I had to stand back and appreciate all the care that was put into this place. I would have to say the room itself was bigger than my first apartment with lavish appointments. The couch in the sitting area, the huge bed, the large counter and minibar, and the bathrooms were just breathtaking. There were even local artists paintings and drawings hung on the wall like an art gallery!
The rooms were so comfortable I was sad I had to leave the next morning. The bed was awesome, although the light that came in off the street at night was pretty annoying. I read, after my stay, that there are hidden pull down shades behind the horizontal blinds, so make a note of that. There were some yelling patrons outside at 2am since there are some bars nearby, but I just put in the earplugs.
We did eat at the bar restaurant Sunday evening since the HoDo restaurant was closed. The menu was ample and I had some wonderful gourmet food...in Fargo, who knew!
I would definitely recommend this place. It is one of the best boutique hotels I've ever stayed at, and the service is next to none!
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