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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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San Jose, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

This is a hotel that thinks it's better than it is, merely because it has a nice checkin area, a nice bar, and is in an old building. What they fail to recognize is that ultimately it's the room that matters, and that was severely lacking. Having paid $199 per night, I expect a room with a bit of space,... More

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

My husband and I stay here 2-3 times yearly. It's our go-to hotel in the area given it's reason able price and good location (walking distance to the T and easy skyway access). Due to bad weather, we decided last minute to take Amtrak to Minneapolis, which meant we'd be getting in at 8am. We contacted the hotel the day... More

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Amherst
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

Stayed at The Depot earlier this month, and upon entering the front door, I thought, 'wow...cool'. The lobby and bar area are newly renovated, and beautiful! Dark wood, marble...cozy seating around a fireplace in the bar...NICE! Once we arrived in our room, however...it was a Courtyard...same room layout, same bath products, same thin towels, same bed. Not a Rennaissance quality... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Had another wonderful stay at the Depot. We always enjoy the comfortable rooms, great service and convenient location to Downtown.

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Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Depot Renaissance with our two children. We were not aware that there was a waterpark as my 3 year old just wanted to swim in a pool. A life guard stopped us and asked if we had wrist bands, we did not. She instructed me that we needed to purchase wrist bands at... More

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Boston
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193 reviews 193 reviews
43 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

I had a really enjoyable stay, in particular because of the "above and beyond" service that I received from Thea. I had a truck outside my room window with the engine running for a few hours. Thea updated me on why that was there and offered to move me down the corridor to a quieter side of the hotel. Efficient... More

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

We arrived after sixteen hours of travel to a rude and unhelpful front desk. There was no bellman, so my husband had to load all of our luggage on the trolley and up to the fifth floor by himself. The front desk was so unwelcoming, it was hard to believe the staff chose a career in the "hospitality" business. The... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

We stayed here with our teenage son last Spring and then recommended this hotel to our daughter's family because of the cute waterpark/pool area. Since the hotel used to be the train depot, the pool has a smokestack that goes off and spashes onto the waterpark area every several minutes.Our g'kids loved the pool and we liked the hot tub.... More

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San Francisco
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

Was in Minneapolis for work in early December, and decided to try this hotel as my "home base" as I need to drive to various client locations that week. I'm always a bit apprehensive about choosing full service hotels, as it usually means running using valet parking, long walks to your room, and indifferent staff. Well, I was quite surprised.... More

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st paul MN
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74 reviews 74 reviews
13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

Work event & football game. Perfect! If your coming into town for the game, this is within walking distance. Plenty of bars to hit on the way to and from the stadium. Lovely ice rink, watermark, bar and restaurant. Worth the $

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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
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#14 Family Hotel in Minneapolis #25 Business Hotel in Minneapolis
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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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