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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2011
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    4.5 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2011

Live in the area but have stayed here a few times with kids after purchasing the hotel/water park package found on the hotel's website. Each time our room has been clean, the beds are very comfortable and the linens aren't crappy. The service has always been good and at times great. The waterpark is good for young kids IMO, ages... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2011

I had a bad experience all around however I must say my initial impression at valet was the only highlight of my experience. When I checked in the I asked the front desk if I had concierge lounge access and was told yes. I pulled my vehicle around back to self parking and the parking agents told me when I... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2010

I stayed in the depot with three friends during a vacation. The rooms were clean and decent sized, the staff was friendly, there was always water to drink in the lobby, there was a business center with computers and free internet, and the buffet breakfast was great after a night out. The hotel wasn't in the heart of the downtown... More

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Palmer, Alaska
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2010

We held our wedding reception at The Depot. We came in from 3000 miles away and family and friends came in from several states to join us. The reception and room block were arranged by e-mail and a couple of phone calls. Since I was planning it from so far away, I tried to adjust my expectations that things might... More

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Bishop, California
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42 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2010

We stayed here for two nights for the Twin Cities Marathon and enjoyed it very much. We arrived exhausted and cranky after a 3-day drive from California. The staff was so welcoming, friendly and helpful that we were feeling back to our usual selves within minutes of our arrival. The check-in process was unbelievably fast, and our room was peaceful... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2010

I awoke at 2 a,m, ITCHING. I got out of bed and saw that I had a terrible, red, "welty" rash on my thighs and stomache. I switched rooms (they were nice about that) but then the NEXT room I stayed in had stains on the sheets, a few of which were obviously blood. The next morning the front desk... More

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

As the hotel manager, I was very disappointed to hear of the problems encountered by this guest. Luckily, I was able to meet with her in person the following day and address them. Our hotel adheres to very high cleanliness standards and we always try to address concerns quickly. More

Mason City, Iowa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2010

I stayed here in early Summer 2010 to visit some friends in the cities. I actually walked in off the street with no reservation and they were able to accommodate me immediately! I walked in around Noonsih, and they had a room cleaned & ready for me minutes after. The room was great, had a full kitchen= Refrigerator, oven, kitchen... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2010

I am a very picky traveler. If you see my reviews you will see that I expect the places I stay to be very clean and to receive good service at all times. This hotel delivered. The staff was excellent. We had a package delivered there and they hand carried it to our room versus just handing it over to... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2010

I have been in customer service for years and am very forgiving of many mishaps that happen in hotels, restaurants, stores, etc... But two days ago I tried to simply get one drink from the bar and was ignored by not one waiter, but two and either the general manager or manager on duty. Then a couple came to the... More

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Grand Rapids, MI
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93 reviews 93 reviews
34 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2010

Very charming hotel. Great location and great food. Easy access to light rails and easy walk for 4th of July fireworks and crossing the river to some great restaurants. Fun pool area.

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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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#16 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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