The Hotel Donaldson in Fargo’s revitalized downtown offers far more than a place to sleep. Art-filled rooms; beds you’ll linger in; artisan cuisine paired with wine, beer, and spirits; and friendly, experienced staff members create a memorable experience.
After more than 100 years as a fraternal lodge and hotel, the building took on its current life in 2003 after a three-year renovation process. Since then, The Hotel Donaldson has become recognized for its exceptional hospitality and its role as a central location for downtown Fargo’s nightlife, dining, and culture.
The Blarney Stone is a casual eating and drinking establishment hosting a range of 32 drafts, great selection of Scotch and Irish whiskey, eclectic wines and scratch made Irish entrees as well as American favorites.
Our Blarney Stone 1st Ave space, available for private events, features a beautiful full bar with seating for 78, gorgeous double-sided fireplace with comfortable seating, and open air access to vibrant downtown Fargo with giant folding windows.
Along with careful restoration of historic and unique features, our rooms feature the work of over 60 regional artists. Each of our property’s seventeen rooms is designed and curated around the work of a single artist, giving you a unique experience every time you stay.
World-class service with a personal touch marks every stay at the Hotel Donaldson.
We look forward to making your visit to Fargo memorable and unique.
Utilize one of our property’s many private spaces for your next event. Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding, a special family dinner, or a focused business meeting, we have a space to truly make it perfect.
Explore our four different spaces, each unique and filled with caracter: Blarney Stone 1st Ave, LODO, Sky Prairie, and the Great Plains Boardroom.
• 24/7 Fitness Center
• Steam Room
• Rainfall Shower Heads
• Rooftop Terrace with Downtown Views
• Orginal Artwork
• Pet Friendly
• High-Speed WiFi
• Unique, Restored Rooms with Character
• ADA Accessible
• On-site Restaurant and Bar
• Down Bedding
• Complimentary Turndown Service
Can’t wait to stay here again!! Loved everything about this beautiful hotel!
This is one of downtown Fargo’s best locations!
Food amazing, staff wonderful and accommodating, rooms immaculate!
This place is magical. The staff is so kind and the vibes and feels are great. I can’t wait to come back
Nice place to get away from the normal long -corridor corporate hotel environment. Make sure you spend some time on the rooftop.
Love this place! Book a photo shoot here and it was amazing. All of the rooms are super unique. I like how individual artists are show cased
More than just a music venue, Bluestem is a quintessential Fargo-Moorhead experience where some of the best memories are made. Each summer, thousands of music fans gather from near and far to take in the variety the acts booked at the amphitheater. There truly is something for everyone.
See website for upcoming events and dates.
Shop from more than 120 Pride of Dakota members at the Holiday Showcase! You’ll find great unique products, including gourmet food, wine, art, books, jewelry, apparel, children’s and pet items, and more!
When: Annually in November
The fair welcomes hundreds of vendors and over 150,000 visitors over three days. The Street Fair is full of food, shopping, entertainment, and more! Join us in beautiful Downtown Fargo to stroll the streets, browse vendors from all over the country, eat food from every region, and taste local wines and beers while enjoying music and entertainment.
When: Annually in July
Folkways invite you to celebrate the holiday season at Christkindlmarkt. Join us for four days of festive cheer in the Outdoor Winter Wonderland, Gift Market, and Bier Hall with Drekker Brewing Company.
With food, live musical performances, art demonstrations, holiday treats, and activities for the kids, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
When: Annually towards the end of November
Red River Market creates a space for all people to experience the joys of locally grown food.
Red River Market strives to support local farms and new and emerging food businesses, to increase access to fresh, locally grown produce, to be a good steward of the planet, and to create a sense of place where all are welcome.
When: Every Saturday July-October. See the exact dates and times here.