We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“LOVE the HoDo!”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
The Hotel Donaldson
Ranked #21 of 50 Hotels in Fargo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 16, 2013

The HoDo is consistently one of the best hotels in the country, and we love it. We actually plan weekend getaways to Fargo ONLY because of the HoDo and it's restaurant/bar. It's a beautiful hotel with an amazing restaurant and bar on the main level, so we can get everything we need without even leaving the building. It's the best place to stay, eat, and drink in town! Now if only they had a blackjack table, we wouldn't need to leave!

Room Tip: Rooms on the 3rd floor are quieter than the 2nd floor rooms. Also rooms above the restaurant are qu...
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Phunnyfarm
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (189)
There are newer reviews for The Hotel Donaldson
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

109 - 115 of 189 reviews

Reviewed September 5, 2013

When I started planning a long weekend trip to Fargo the first question everyone asked was ,"Why?" and then they added, "You have to go to the HoDo." So I figured that I'd stay at the HoDo. We were very pleased that we did. The guest services were wonderful. Very friendly staff. Quirky rooms. Worth the money.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank wanderlustMBA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Hello out there .had booked the hotel Donaldson on our last leg of our mini vacation.did not stay there due to parking issues as they have no parking .when we arrived they indicated they have valet parking at some other parking lot but did not feel comfortable with leaving our car as it was brand new.we decided not to stay and told them we would not be staying and even though it was under the 24 cancellation they granted us no charge.This is a class hotel they saw we were uncomfortable and gave us the cancellation.As far as the hotel is concerned it looks great from what we saw right in the heart of downtown fargo.I know it's hard but they need to address the parking issue.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Location
    • Service
Thank al g
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is really a wonderful place, very clean, recently renovated with interesting decor and original artwork throughout, cheerful and friendly staff and a central location. Only reason they don't get five stars was the empty lobby when we arrived. The lobby was not routinely staffed with a bellhop at least over Labor Day weekend, and reception is on the second floor. When we arrived, we walked into an empty lobby with the restaurants closed for the holiday; it was a little disconcerting ("Do we have the right place? Did they go out of business???"). Fortunately, after that it has been all smooth sailing. Kudos for a free WiFi system that just works, no login, no ads, just open your device, connect and go.

Hint - it is an older building with good solid walls. If you are a light sleeper and want a really quiet room, ask the receptionist to show you how to turn the AC off. During our stay, it really wasn't needed, and not having the fan coming on made for an extra pleasant night.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank a2djs
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 2, 2013

My TEAM BMG stayed here while we participated in the Fargo Tour de Cure Ride for Diabetes in June. What a wonderful experience -- from the reservation to the staff taking care of us when we arrived, needing to put our bicycles in our room. The appetizers/wine at 5 pm were amazing - no cheese and crackers for this establishment, but rather prosciutto/artisan cheeses, fruit etc. it was a great start to our stay. Hot tub on the roof with cocktails didn't hurt for bike riders either. Staff was so accommodating for parking our car and getting us to the ride early the next morning. It was a delightful evening there and we will be going back to celebrate our birthdays/anniversary this fall. Fun place and beautiful rooms.

Room Tip: Check out the rooms online - designed around artists and very "clean" decor - I would clas...
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank smt123
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 31, 2013

On a recent trip through four states, the Hotel Donaldson was our favorite hotel. Our room was very large, very clean, and decorated with the most amazing art. All of the staff members were unbelievably friendly and helpful. Our favorite part of the stay was the rooftop bar and spa. We also dined at the restaurant located in the hotel, and the food was great. The Hotel Donaldson was not at all what expected to find in Fargo!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Julesfromlc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 26, 2013

Comfy, cozy bed. Every detail addressed. Exposed brick. Well lit room with expansive windows & great night lighting in room. Excellent art. Luxurious bathroom. Enjoyed the rooftop spa. Enjoyed the rooftop cocktail time. Will definitely stay again

  • Stayed: July 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Angie G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Fargo hotels
0.1 mi away
Radisson Hotel Fargo
Radisson Hotel Fargo
#17 of 50 in Fargo
782 reviews
3.7 mi away
Clubhouse Hotel & Suites
0.5 mi away
Scandia Hotel
Scandia Hotel
#40 of 50 in Fargo
12 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.2 mi away
Homewood Suites by Hilton Fargo
3.7 mi away
Staybridge Suites Fargo
3.6 mi away
Hilton Garden Inn Fargo
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Hotel Donaldson? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Hotel Donaldson

Address: 101 Broadway N, Fargo, ND 58102-4925
Phone Number:
Location: United States > North Dakota > Fargo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Fargo
#19 Business Hotel in Fargo
Price Range: $202 - $274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Hotel Donaldson 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, TravelClick, Priceline and Booking.com so you can book your The Hotel Donaldson reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Donaldson Hotel Fargo

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing