by Lisa Meyers McClintick
This sleek 130-room hotel by Westin opened in 2015 with an emphasis on green technologies and recycled materials. It offers two charging stations for electric cars, a full gym, and a pool with a lap lane, hot tub and sauna, plus a wall that can be opened during warm weather. Rooms include kitchens with basic cookware, utensils, stovetop, microwave and refrigerator, plus a shared outdoor patio with grills, fire pit and outdoor TVs. Family suites accommodate up to six people with a king bed, twin bunks and a full sofa bed.
The complimentary breakfast bar includes hot sandwiches, fresh fruit and smoothies. Evening receptions include complimentary appetizers, plus there’s an onsite pantry for snacks and ready-to-go meals and the option for deliveries from the local grocery story. Another perk: complimentary bikes and helmets for guests to borrow.
Our Editor Loves
- Suites with kitchens, some with bunks
- Indoor pool and bikes to borrow
- Complimentary breakfast and evening reception
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
by Tracy B
The Element is an upscale casual modern hotel. They have A GREAT MANY AMENITIES. The staff is ALWAYS helpful and accommodating. The area is constantly growing. You'll find some good eateries in walking distance.
I have stayed at the Element probably a dozen times or more. It has been my go-to in Fargo.
Most recent stay was room 133 which had banging pipe noises all night. When I mentioned it at checkout that it interfered with my night’s sleep, I was told it was a known issue in that particular room and something with the water pipes in the wall but offered no apology. When I asked where I might notify more formally of the complaint, I was told that I might get an email survey. I was frustrated by the noise and ruined night sleep but more frustrated by the lack of acknowledgement or apology for this known issue. The room should be blocked off until it is resolved so as to not have other guests deal with this known issue.
There are some newer hotels in Fargo that I should perhaps try on my next visit.