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The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel

3.5 of 5 225 S 3rd Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401 (Formerly Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown at The Depot)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newton, Massachusetts, USA
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401 reviews 401 reviews
61 hotel reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We were here for a wedding a couple months ago. Three words encapsulate the uniqueness of this hotel: "urban water park." This hotel is smack in downtown Minneapolis, yet has an indoor water park! Even though we were an adult couple traveling without our children, we had a lot of fun in the water park. Great location - Mill City... More 

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

Jay S- Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I'm so sorry to hear that Housekeeping walked in prior to knocking but I am happy to hear that we were able to offer a resolution. I'm also happy to hear that you were able to take advantage of the waterpark and had a chance to... More 

Green Bay, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Our family has stayed at this hotel numerous times when visiting our daughter. The last time we were here, we took advantage of the breakfast buffet. The food was fantastic. The buffet line was impeccably cleaned during service and the food (made-to-order omelettes, fresh fruit & local gourmet pastries) was delicious (if they happen to have the maple bacon donuts,... More 

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

Laurie P- Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay with us at the Depot Renaissance. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and that you are a frequent visitor. It's great to hear you were able to utilize the ice rink and had a chance to indulge in our breakfast... More 

New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

Our family met and stayed here for the holiday weekend, because Minneapolis was mutually convenient. We loved the on site indoor ice skating rink, and the water park. The rooms, restaurant and are very nice. The single digit temps made walking a problem.

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

M L - Thank you for taking the time to review your (very recent) stay with us. I'm glad we were able to help your family celebrate the holiday and I'm happy to hear you were able to utilize some of the extra features the Depot has. While I would love to keep Minnesota in warm temperatures (sun and sand... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The Depot rates are typically expensive so when I sprung for the extra coin to stay on my business trip I was surprised the hotel isn't nicer. There is nothing wrong here, but for the rates charged I expected a more upscale experience. There is a nice bar off the lobby and the location is very good, being close to... More 

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

cadehoops- Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I am sorry to hear that we did not "wow" you as expected. We are in the process of updating our rooms which unfortunately, takes time and I'm sorry that you found your room to be dated and the sofa uncomfortable. I will be sure to... More 

Milwaukee, WI
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Overall a good hotel. Close / Walkable to numerous shops, restaurants and bars. Rooms were clean but looked a little dated. Staff was accommodating and friendly. Price was reasonable. I would stay here again.

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

Randy E- Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us as the Depot Renaissance. I'm sorry to hear that you found the rooms to look dated, but I'm happy to hear you found them to be comfortable overall. I'm also happy to hear you enjoyed our location and were able to explore some of the... More 

Missoula, Montana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

I found this hotel on trip advisor and it was reasonably priced. It is a converted train station. They have worked hard to keep the spirit of a bustling mid century train station alive-literally. There are white statues of travelers bustling all over in this building. Also there are beautiful railroad travel posters, displays of railroad china and uniforms in... More 

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

KDent123- Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am happy to hear you appreciated the historic train aspect of the hotel and were able to look at some of the memorabilia from when it was actually a train station. I'm also happy to hear you enjoyed our location and had a chance to indulge... More 

Littleton, Colorado
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63 reviews 63 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The staff was very welcoming, check in was quick, room was nice - clean, quiet, updated. I had room service dinner one night - quick service, very pleasant server, delish dinner. The bar area - especially the outdoor area around the firepit - is very pleasant and worked great for a group happy hour gathering.

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

karen k- Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us. It's great to hear you enjoyed your accomodations and had a chance to dine on a 'deslish' dinner as well as enjoy the bar area for happy hour. As always, it is fabulous to hear you encountered friendly, welcoming staff; I will be sure to share your comments with... More 

Inver Grove Heights, Mn.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We have stayed at the Marriott Depot possibly 6 different times in the past few years. We only live 30 min away, but we like to avoid the drive home and stay in town if we're going to be at a late ball game, concert or show. The staff here has always been great!, and I mean everyone from the... More 

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

Whatonewon- Thank you so much for sharing your comments about the Depot Renaissance. It is a huge compliment to be considered your favorite. I love hearing that you're always encountering friendly staff and I'm happy that you're able to take advantage of our location when visiting for shows and games. Hopefully, you have plans for another one again soon and... More 

Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

All of the staff you encounter are warm and welcoming. Clean, updated rooms, super comfy beds. Room service quick, friendly, and great food. Nice outdoor space with fire pits is a great place to chat and relax. Very responsive to any needs/questions. Highly recommend!

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

seversandheller- Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. By far my favorite compliment to hear is that our staff was helpful. I am so happy that they were attentive to your needs and helped answer any questions you may have had. I'm also happy to hear you were able to enjoy the various areas of... More 

Woodstock, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We stayed here for two nights and absolutely loved the hotel. It was a very busy weekend (Twin Cities Marathon) but the staff did not seem harried nor rattled by the throngs of runners in their lobby at 6:30am on Sunday! The location is perfect - it is great for people who like to walk. it's close to the Stone... More 

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

Smhjes- Thank you for reviewing your stay with us at the Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel. As a Renaissance brand, we like to give our guests areas to explore that are off the beaten path; it sounds like you did just that. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your accomodations as well and 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)
Location: United States > Minnesota > Minneapolis > Downtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 225
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Also Known As:
Renaissance Minneapolis
The Depot Minneapolis Renaissance Hotel
Minneapolis Renaissance
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Minneapolis
#19 Romantic Hotel in Minneapolis
#20 Business Hotel in Minneapolis

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