Winner: Hotel Donaldson

Location: 101 Broadway N., Fargo

Winning “Best Staycation Location” is extra sweet for the Hotel Donaldson’s proprietor, Karen Stoker.

“Especially during these challenging times, it’s really meaningful,” she said. “It’s nice that people choose to spend their hard-earned time and money with us.”

Although the bar and restaurant have temporarily closed at times during the COVID-19 pandemic as a precaution, the art-filled 17 rooms of the hotel have stayed open for travelers and locals needing a night away from home.

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“Before we ever opened, my goal was to have more local guests than any other hotel on the planet,” she said. “I wanted people to get away without really leaving the farm... You can’t be a good staycation without a good location. It’s great to be downtown.”

Second Place: Thumper Pond

Third Place: Holiday Inn, Fargo

Fourth Place: Clubhouse Hotel & Suites

Fifth Place: Element Hotel, Fargo