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“A comfortable business hotel with spacious rooms” 5 of 5 stars
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Residence Inn at The Depot
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   425 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401 (Downtown)   |  
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“A comfortable business hotel with spacious rooms”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

This property is located off the main downtown area of twin cities.

I stayed in a one bedroom suite which had a attached kitchenette and living room space. The property is very well maintained and has all inbuilt facilities like laundry, on call taxi, luggage storage, vending machine for snacks and drinks etc.
The kitchenette is fully functional with cooking and serving utensils to make you feel at home and allow for basic cooking for long term stays.
The breakfast and evening socials are complimentary and have decent variety of drinks and food.
The staff is courteous and friendly and the property allows for late check ins.

In a nut shell, I had a perfect and uneventful stay.

The only downside is that it is quite a walk away from the surrounding major restaurants and metro transit and during Minneapolis winters can appear to be little inaccessible.

There is a nearby attraction - Mill city museum for those interested in historical buildings and events.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Casandra K, Manager at Residence Inn at The Depot, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that our stay was perfect. We hope if you come back to Minneapolis you will choose to stay with us again.
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We spent 2 nights in The Residence Inn at The Depot last month during four weeks crossing the USA from east to west. We were delighted with the hotel.The staff were all very pleasant and helpful and the accommodation perfect.We had a spotlessly clean, roomy suite with all we wanted.The location was very good within easy walking distance of everything.
Our only disappointment was with the hotel's acceptance of our Marriott Vouchers. We had brought these with us,had used them in other Marriott hotels and been told that we could pay the bill with them. On doing so the computer(?) would only let us pay less than half the bill with vouchers. It wasn't the fault of the staff member as he was very helpful at all times. However,I felt this was a let down especially on holiday on a strict budget where all our accommodation bills had been carefully accounted for.We have never been disappointed with Marriott hotels before and this was the only snag on our four week holiday.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Casandra K, Manager at Residence Inn at The Depot, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thank you for kind review. I'm glad our hotel was in perfect location for you stay. I do apologize that you could not use all of your Marriott vouchers. We unfortunately Marriott does have a limit on how many can be used at one time. We hope if your travels bring you back to Minneapolis you will choose to stay with at the Residence Inn Depot.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

My husband and I just spent a long weekend at the Minneapolis Marriott Residence Inn at the Depot.

The friendly staff offered a cordial welcome before we moved into the expected Marriott Residence Inn accommodations. Our living room was spacious, the kitchen well stocked and the bedroom a tad crammed with furniture.

Breakfast was of average quality, but presented abundant options for every taste and the cozy room with the pool table provided moments of fun and relaxation. While there is no bar at the Residence Inn, the one at the Renaissance, at the opposite end of the ample parking lot, is pretty good. Although a long indoor corridor will take you there, we recommend going through the parking lot to avoid the loud commotion at the Depot Waterpark indoors swimming pools, slides and arcade… On the other hand, we are sure that your kids will love it!

The very convenient location is walking distance to the wonderful Stone Arch Bridge over the Mississippi river, the surprisingly modern Guthrie Theatre (which affords sweeping views of the Mississippi river), the University of Minnesota, Nicollet Island and “old town”. We also walked to Nicollet Mall, a lovely walk along this downtown neighborhood where you can visit Mary Tyler Moore’s statue (ant take your picture next to it!), enjoy the stores, lively atmosphere and finish your day at one of the restaurants. We enjoyed cocktails and good Italian food at Zelo. A car would probably be most convenient if you'll also want to visit neighboring St. Paul.

All in all, a fine choice for convenient access to most attractions in Minneapolis.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Casandra K, Manager at Residence Inn at The Depot, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
We appreciate your kind review. We are happy to hear we were a convenient hotel for your visit. I'm glad to hear our friendly staff was welcoming to your family. I'm pleased you were able to explore the city and see many of the attractions in the local area. We take great pride being in a historical area of downtown Minneapolis.

I hope if you are in the Minneapolis area again you will come and visit us at the Residence Inn Depot Minneapolis. Casandra Kreger
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We stayed for four nights for our son's wedding. The accommodations were comfortable and all of the people working were courteous and helpful. The studio we stayed in was spacious and quiet. Even the rooms near the elevators were quiet. It was an easy walk to downtown and a short drive to almost anywhere. The bed was a little uncomfortable but not terrible. Many of our wedding guests stayed here and all were happy with their stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Casandra K, Manager at Residence Inn at The Depot, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Thank you so much for your review. I'm glad to hear you and the wedding guests had a positive experience while staying with us. Your right about an easy walk to downtown. We are slightly on the outskirts of the center of the city, but it lends itself easy access to in and out of the city. We will make sure to take a look at the bed in the room you stayed to make it is up to our standards.

I hope if you are in the Minneapolis area again you will choose to stay at the Residence Inn Minneapolis Depot. Casandra Kreger
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

We stayed this hotel because it was the host hotel for the Minneapolis Marathon and booked it 6 months in advance with a great rate. Unfortunately 2 weeks before the marathon the race director chose to change the start line and now the hotel was 5 miles away from the start.

Anyways, when we first got here after a long drive we mistakenly went to the Renaissance Inn portion of this hotel instead of the Residence Inn. Signage could have been marked better to clearly distinguish which hotel is what since they are attached. I would definitely classify this as a family hotel and had I known this I would have chosen to stay at the Renaissance next door. There is a water park attached to the hotel and there are kids running around and screaming everywhere. We asked for a quiet room because we had to be up at 4:30am to run the marathon. When we got to our room all we could here were kids running around in the room above ours. Sounded like they were going to fall through the floor it was so loud. After going to bed early we were woken up by the same noisy kids/adults running around. Thankfully they quieted down but not after waking us up.

The rooms are really nice though and we had a one bedroom queen suite. The separate living room and full size kitchen area were nice although we didn't get a chance to use them much. It was great to be able to spread out though. The beds were not very comfortable but the room was clean. Breakfast was merely ok but what do you expect for a free breakfast.

Again, if you don't like kids running around then book elsewhere. Otherwise get a room on the fourth floor.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Casandra K, Manager at Residence Inn at The Depot, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the rooms. I do apologize for the noise issues you experienced during your stay. We do attract children on the weekends due to the waterpark. I can understand how a quiet room away from the noise would be needed especially when you are running in a marathon the next day. If your travels bring you the Minneapolis area next time please contact me personally and I would be happy to set up your accommodations. I will ensure your stay is perfect. Casandra Kreger
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

I had a conference at the Rennisance Inn. I searched and found this hotel was attached to the Rennisance Inn. You have to walk through the water park that attaches the two hotels. We chose this hotel because it has a suite with a full fridge and microwave. They have a hot breakfast available in the mornings. The will shop for you at Super Target and get items you want and bring it back to the hotel and put it in your room and all you pay is the exact cost on the recieipt. This is a very nice service. The staff was very kind and kept my boxes I used at the conference before, during, and after the conference. The room was fairly quiet. I would have liked if they had the evening reception during the three days we were there. I also would have liked it if they had a hot tub you could go in without paying maney for the water park.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Casandra K, Manager at Residence Inn at The Depot, responded to this review, May 18, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are happy your experience at the Residence Inn Depot and Renaissance Depot was so positive. We want our guests to have a home away from home feeling when staying with us. If you return to Minneapolis I hope you choose to stay the Residence Inn Depot again.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

If you mind young children and the noise that comes with them, do not go to this place on weekends or stay away from the breakfast room. There is a waterpark attached to the hotel so it does attract families.
I do not mind and I loved my stay here, whilst on business. The rooms come with a fully functional kitchen, fridge, microwave (with complimentary popcorn), big flatscreen, free wireless, ironing board, you name it.... I found it very comfortable to be here, easy to walk to the Minneapolis skyway and the staff was very helpful and nice. Breakfast is inclusive, nothing fancy but enough to get you started. Used the fitness room in the Renaissance next door, which was good enough. All in all a very enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Casandra K, Manager at Residence Inn at The Depot, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Thank you for your kind review. We hope if you are in the Minneapolis area again you will chose to stay at the Residence Inn Depot.
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Address: 425 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Location: United States > Minnesota > Minneapolis > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#28 Business Hotel in Minneapolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn at The Depot 3*
Number of rooms: 130
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