Our family of 4, with two young children, stayed in a suite for a weekend. We live in the Twin Cities but figured it'd be a fun getaway for the family. Our kids are 1 and 3 and they loved it. It was a whole "Choo-Choo Train" themed weekend. We took the light-rail downtown, then did the waterpark, then walked around the hotel looking at all the train memorabilia.
The pool is far too cold for children of this age. The deeper pool is warmer but its too deep for young children. The pool with the train slide and other water features would be great for toddlers (approx 8" deep with zero entry) but it was freezing. Our kids wanted nothing to do with it. Very disappointing.
We ate dinner at Charlie's and decided to do the buffet bc kids would eat free. Decent buffet, great service.
I'd do it again, but they need to do something about the water temperature in the pool!
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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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- Also Known As:
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- The Depot Minneapolis Renaissance Hotel
- Minneapolis Renaissance