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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 #22 of 49 hotels in Minneapolis
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel was really nice! It is located right downtown near the river and is within walking distance to many great restaurants, bars, museums, and many options for things to do. The hotel has great historical facts throughout about the history of the Railway Depot with statues all around which are really quite nice. We stayed in one of the... More

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30 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found this to be a friendly and comfortable hotel with good amenities and helpful staff. The location is a good 10 blocks or so from the real hub of downtown, but there are a couple of bars and restaurants nearby and you are also very close to the river, which is a great attraction. My room was OK. perhaps... More

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

chrissleight- Thanks so much for taking the time to review your stay with us! I'm happy to hear you found your time at the Renaissance to be comfortable and I always love hearing about the friendly staff our guest's encounter. I'm sorry to hear you felt your room was too small. I will definitely discuss this with my housekeeping manager... More

Surprise, Arizona
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in Minneapolis visiting family for a weekend. Very convenient location. Room was very comfortable. Beds were wonderful. Breakfast at in hotel restaurant was very good. Loved the waffles. Lots of cool memorabilia around the hotel about the days when the hotel was a train station. The only negative of the weekend was the couple we were with could not... More

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

Bonnie H- Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at the Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel. I'm sorry to hear about the delay in getting your friends in their room! We do everything we can to ensure our guest rooms are available in a timely manner and I'm sorry we fell short in that aspect. I... More

Des Moines, Iowa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When checking in the front desk staff was very friendly, asking about our stay and recommending a nearby coffee shop. We never made it to that one, but there's a great Dunn Bros. right next door. There's a covered parking section with a high steel roof. Unfortunately, the ramp that goes in and out of that section is not graded... More

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

razorspain- Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us! I'm happy you found the accomodations to be comfortable for the four of you while with us and I'm happy you were able to utilize our in-room refrigerator. I'm sorry to hear about your vehicle bottoming out! I will bring this to the attention of our parking... More

Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms could use a make over and they don't have in room safes. Plus they do not allow late check outs. I needed an extra hour but was told by the front desk that wasn't possible. It was a Sunday. Not certain why that wasn't possible

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to stay on this side of downtown for this trip to be near a wedding venue. We usually stay near the center or farther south on the Nicollet Mall. We were delighted at the Dunn brothers coffee shop right next door. Loved that it was walkable to the Saturday Farmer's market, and the Guthrie Theater. It's easy to walk... More

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

offthebeatenpath100- Thank you for your review of the Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel. I am happy to hear you ventured outside of your normal area to discover us! It sounds like you had a chance to explore some of the fantastic spots around us and that's what the Renaissance brand is all about! I hope you have a chance to visit... More

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On our way to Minneapolis we had arrived earlier than planned. I called to see if we could checkin early however the rooms were not available (which was not a problem since we had plenty of things to do downtown until the rooms were ready) the Guest Service Agent offered change my room request if I wanted to checkin asap.... More

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

roaltimr72- Thanks so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. I'm so happy to hear we were able to honor your request for adjoiing rooms over the weekend. It's great to hear you encountered such friendly staff right away and I'm happy to hear the front desk followed up as promised when the room was ready.... More

mo2339
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came to visit my friend that lives in Minneapolis. I managed to get a room the same day (on a Saturday, too!) The staff was very accommodating and friendly. All the employees that past you as you walked by smiled at you. Clean and quiet, with a great railroad history behind it. I'd stay here again for sure.

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mo2339- Thank you for taking the time to review your time with us! I'm happy to hear we were able to accomodate you on such short notice! It's always great to hear that you encountered such friendly staff and enjoyed the history behind our property. I hope you enjoyed time with your friend and exploring downtown Minneapolis. We hope to... More

Walnut, CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Depot Renaissance Hotel is not exactly in a former train station but is in an adjacent annex with the former depot hall used as a banquet facility. The public spaces in the hotel are decorated with dozens of huge colorful travel posters that were issued by the Milwaukee Road, the railroad that once owned the station. There are also... More

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UnclePaulie- Thank you for reviewing your time with us at the Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the bits of railroad history featured within our building. I'm also happy to hear you found your room to be in such good condition - I will definitely make a point to pass it on to our Housekeeping manager... More

Charlottesville, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for a conference in June 2014. The hotel was reasonably priced (probably due to the group discount!) My room was excellent. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Room service was delivered on time. The location was convenient to see downtown! It is close to the theater as well as within walking distance to good restaurants.

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Biian- Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and found the staff to be friendly. It sounds like you were able to get out and enjoy some of the surronding areas as well; always an exciting part of any trip. I hope you have a chance to... More

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Renaissance Minneapolis
The Depot Minneapolis Renaissance Hotel
Minneapolis Renaissance

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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
#13 Family Hotel in Minneapolis #25 Business Hotel in Minneapolis
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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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