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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012
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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ludington, Michigan
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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

We spent a getaway weekend with our 3 grandsons (ages 6, 8, 10) so that we could play at the Depot Waterpark. The rooms were very nice and the staff was helpful. The restaurants were excellent but a little pricey for 3 little guys. All-in-all very nice!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

We stayed for a little family get away weekend. The train themed waterpark and the train decor throughout the hotel were BIG hits! Clean and very friendly and helpful staff!

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Kabul, Afghanistan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

I loved the room, the staff, and especially Charley's Grill. I ordered some specific things, not on the menu. I also substituted one item. It was no worries. I would go back just for Charley's Grill alone.

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Ramsey, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

The Staff was very helpful. The rooms were nice, but I had to call down to the Main Desk to get a small fridge (should have been standard) and the beds are at a 90 degree angle from the TV. We had the $14.00 evening Buffet which was only mediocre. There are only 2 VERY small elevators servicing the entire... More

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

We stayed here for a few days and enjoyed our stay and got a good rate. Conveniently located, clean hotel with comfortable rooms and has a little "water park" attached to it. The hotel is mostly "business" people. Our room was a little akwardly situated with the bed and tv and they charge for WIFI like many hotels in its... More

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randolph NE
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

For a hotel that has a waterpark AND an ice skating rink to lure parents of young children in...VERY POOR service. We booked 3 nights for a weekend getaway thinking it would be a great place to crash with the little ones while the older children played in the waterpark. WRONG. The waterpark was so overpacked I spent the night... More

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Otsego, Minnesota
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17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

This would make a perfect fit if you were taking in a performance at the Guthrie. It is a mix of boutique/chain hotel but make no mistake on the weekend it caters to families with the water park and ice skating rink in this renovated train station. They were a lot of over tired crying kids up and down the... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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52 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012 via mobile

This is a classic depot structure elegantly rehabbed into a comfortable hotel. Concierge lounge is oddly located but quite cozy with good service. Fitness room was substandard with two broken, unmarked treadmills. Restaurant was spartan but good prices.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

I have stayed at this hotel 5 times now and I've stayed at every other major hotel in Minneapolis and this is the one to book! It is somewhere between a boutique and regular hotel feel. So yes there isn't 20 people waiting to unload your car hounding you for a tip and sometimes you need to wait your turn... More

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San Jose, California
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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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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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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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#16 Family Hotel in Minneapolis #23 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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