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The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   225 S 3rd Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401 (Formerly Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown at The Depot) (Downtown)
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Ranked #28 of 49 hotels in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Kathy T Kemptville, Canada
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kemptville, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked this hotel because it was the location for a 3 day training venue. All the major things you would think about were perfect especially the friendliness of the staff and restaurant people. Room service was prompt. The room, hallways, outdoor patio, elevators, training hall, etc. were clean and well maintained. There were plenty of staff running around providing fresh... More

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29 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

It's often hard to find kid friendly hotel in downtown areas of bigger cities. The Depot Renaissance offers fun things for kids and a wonderful location. This hotel has an ice skating rink, water park, and it just blocks away from arenas, the river, and downtown. Parking is super convenient and there are great dining options within walking distance. The... More

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Brittany E, Front Office Manager at The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, responded to this review

TrickTaylor- I'm happy to hear you were able to entertain the kids with our ice rink and waterpark and I'm happy to hear you were able to explore the downtown area while visiting! I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed with your room service order but I'm happy you encountered friendly staff while with us. Thank you for taking the... More

London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Stayed here over a weekend whilst passing through Minneapolis. Rooms are nice, but very surprised that there is no room safe in this calibre of hotel. I've been in a Holiday Inn Express where they have a room safe..... Rooms are well appointed. Heating/cooling system is very noisy though. It seems to recirculate even when it's switched off (to stop... More

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Brittany E, Manager at The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, responded to this review

tahirs- I'm happy you were able to visit us during your travels through Minneapolis. I apologize if not having a safe within the room caused you any inconvenience! We are in the process of getting safes installed in the rooms and hopefully, you will see that on your next visit. I am happy to hear you enjoyed our Stone Arch... More

Rochester, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We recently spent the Presidents / Ventines Day weekend at the Mpls Depot Renaissance Hotel. It was quite crowded with long family weekend and school holiday, but we had a nice stay. We especially enjoyed the convenience of the north of city center location, and the spacious heated parking - easy in and out compared to many downtown hotels. We... More

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Liz K, Manager at The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, responded to this review

Rstlocal It’s wonderful to hear that you had a nice stay with us over the Presidents/Valentines Day weekend. We truly appreciate that you took the time to share. It sounds like we will see you again in the future. We look forward to your return. Thank you! More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Booked a room with two queen beds! We were ready to go to our room and called a head to see how late the pool would be open. Immediately noted the woman stated we had a "king" with a sofa bed.! No two queens we stated. " sorry that wasn't guaranteed" was their lames and moronic response. Talked to "Brittany"... More

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Liz K, Manager at The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, responded to this review

Birdie11111 Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our hotel. I’ve very disappointed to hear that it was not a pleasant experience for you. We take our guest’s comments very seriously, positive or negative. I apologize that we were unable to provide you with the type of room you had reserved; we are currently in the... More

Burlington, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

One of the best staff anywhere! Extremely accommodating and really made you feel like royalty. The restaurant food was superb and the kids had a blast on the ice rink. Suggest bring your own skates if you can!

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Brittany E, Front Office Manager at The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, responded to this review

Bridie803- Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay with us at the Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel. I am so happy to hear that the staff provided you with such great service. We strive to make all of our guests feel welcome and it is absolutely amazing to hear you felt like royalty. I'm also happy... More

Kimball, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

My friends and I were recently here for a shopping a trip and stayed right here downtown. great staff from the valet parkers to the waitresses - they were all very personable and made for an enjoyable stay. staff had excellent reccomondations for food and helped us really find our way. would never stay at any other hotel downtown -... More

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Brittany E, Front Office Manager at The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, responded to this review

sdtravelgirls- Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. I am absolutely thrilled to hear that the staff offered you and your friends some good suggestions for shopping and eating; that's what the Renaissance brand is all about! I hope you have a chance to visit us again soon! Thank you again for your fantastic review. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I have never had such a wonderful experience!!! The staff there was awesome and the rooms were great!!! The ice skating and swimming was such a neat experience!!! Will go there every time!!! Don't miss this it is a must see!!! Definitely for all ages !!

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brittany e, Front Office Manager at The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, responded to this review

Keke L- Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. I am so happy to hear that you were able to use the waterpark and ice rink and that you enjoyed yourselves. We take great pride in offering a family-friendly hotel in the downtown area. We hope you have a chance to stay with us again... More

Zimmerman, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Role model for guest service and providing luxury hospitality. He works safely, calmly and respectfully with dedication and passion. Thanks to Tom at the front desk for all he did in making our stay enjoyable! The guest room were clean and inviting.The in room dining in the for dinner was delicious. Thanks again.

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brittany e, Front Office Manager at The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, responded to this review

Elise A- Thank you so much for your kind words regarding Tom and his dedication to great customer service. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we will be sure to recognize Tom for all of his hard work. Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and we look forward to having... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I recently stayed at the Renaissance Depot in Minneapolis. The staff were all wonderful! Upon check in we were given a complimentary upgrade to a suite which we greatly appreciated. The room was fantastic and was very clean. We didn't dine in the restaurant but we did stop and ave a few cocktails in the lobby bar before heading out... More

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brittany e, Front Office Manager at The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, responded to this review

Ajacks 1028, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at the Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel. It is a great pleasure for me to hear that our staff was wonderful and that we were able to provide a complimentary upgrade during your stay. We love being able to surprise and delight our guests whenever possible. I'm... More

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Additional Information about The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel

Also Known As:
Renaissance Minneapolis
The Depot Minneapolis Renaissance Hotel
Minneapolis Renaissance
Address: 225 S 3rd Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401 (Formerly Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown at The Depot)
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Minneapolis > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 Family Hotel in Minneapolis
#23 Business Hotel in Minneapolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel is the perfect blend of history and style. We are located in downtown Minneapolis' Historic Mill District on the banks of the Mississippi River yet close to Nicollet Mall, popular local dining, sports venues, theater the riverfront area. Discover something new and exciting at our Renaissance Hotel. Our hotel has exceptional dining in Charley’s Grill or our Stone Arch Bar and Patio. We are also connected to a seasonal indoor ice rink, Residence Inn by Marriott and year round water park. ... more   less 
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