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225 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2524
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
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#27 of 66 hotels in Minneapolis
Location
4.6
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4.6
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4.3
Value
4.1
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Indoor pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Tennis court
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Valet parking
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Paid internet
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
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Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Complimentary toiletries
Interconnected rooms available
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Flatscreen TV
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Lissette d wrote a review Aug 7
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Because of work and leisure we travel a lot and our experience in this hotel has been the worst. They’re totally understaffed but they charge you top dollar. Staff weren’t helpful or nice either. Avoid staying here if possible.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Michael Clark, General Manager at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
Responded 4 days ago
I'm so sorry for the poor experience with the staff. They are truly our greatest asset and our service reviews tend to be very positive. If there is anything specific that I can follow up on, please send me a private message. I would love an opportunity to learn from your experience. My apologies again.
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Keith W wrote a review Oct 2021
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Stayed at the hotel for a wedding and the facilities and rooms were great, but what really stood out was the extent to which the staff went to make us happy. I confess that due to some requests from my wife, I was not an easy customer. The staff in general, and Chad, the customer experience manager went way above and beyond to make sure our stay was perfect. There are a lot of great hotels available, but few exceed all expectations around customer service and desire to please. I HIGHLY recommend the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot for anyone planning an event or just coming in for business.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Rob T wrote a review Nov 2021
Saint Paul, Minnesota38 contributions18 helpful votes
Some of the staff is fine. I’m not sure how Marriott does its ratings anymore, but this is not a Category 4 hotel. There aren’t even any drawers in the hotel room. We’re living out of a bag. Our first room smelled incredibly musty. So we asked to be switched to another room. It was also musty. I guess it’s just a musty smelling hotel. I submitted a request for towels this morning at 8:53 this morning. It’s now 11:26 in the evening and we haven’t received those towels. As Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite members, we expected a much different experience. Do yourself a favor and skip this hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Michael Clark, General Manager at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
Responded Nov 29, 2021
Thanks robt257. I sorry that you stay was not up to par. We are proud of the hotel and our staff and I regret that we fell short of your expectations. Many of the new Marriott designs to not include drawers in the guestrooms. But, we do have some that have them. And, if you reach out to me directly the next time that you stay, I will be happy to assign you in one and also oversee your stay personally.
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GroovyM wrote a review Oct 2021
Kobe, Japan293 contributions115 helpful votes
Was here for two nights business meetings with a group of 14. Meeting facilities were perfect for us. Everything was prepared as we had asked and staff came by frequently to confirm if anything else was needed. Catered lunch was prepared well, tasted great, and plenty of it. BEST surprise was my missing laptop power cord was sent to my home address by the hotel staff. I had not realized I left it at the hotel. Above and beyond. Thank you!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Michael Clark, General Manager at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
Responded Nov 29, 2021
Thanks GroovyM! We especially appreciate your great staff comments and hope you will stay with us again.
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cindyzimm wrote a review Aug 2021
Pensacola, Florida6 contributions6 helpful votes
This is a fascinating hotel and I enjoy it every time I stay in Minneapolis. The atmosphere is fun and the service is always great. This time, I left behind an audio recorder at the convention I was attending and I want to give a special thanks to Ryan Hartung who helped make sure it was returned to me in Florida. Thank you to The Depot for being a very bright star in Minneapolis!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Mizbol97 wrote a review Aug 2021
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My wife and I spent 3 nights here. Our suite was absolutely fantastic. Parking was a breeze as well. We made use of the hotel bar and restraunt each evening as well. We were waited on each night by an absolute rock star. (Michelle) We will be sure to recommend and to stay hete again.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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M-F_Trackers wrote a review Jun 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania449 contributions172 helpful votes
We were here for three nights for a wedding. Staff was friendly. They tell you to hang a sign on the door if you want fresh towels and to leave the towels on the floor. We follow directions and there are no fresh towels when we come back at 11:30 PM. So, down to the front desk and 20 minutes later we had fresh towels. The wall paper is old and dark. The shower stall caulking needs replacing. Bed was comfortable. Liked the room safe
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Andrew DePuy, Guest Services / Front Office at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
Responded Jun 12, 2021
Thank you for your kind comments about our staff! I'm sorry that we did not get the towels to you as quickly as we should have. I will use this as a training opportunity with our team to remind them of our expectations. I will also look into the shower stall, and make sure that our engineering team is keeping our hotel in great shape. Thank you again for your comments!
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Chgo_biz_trvler wrote a review Aug 2020
Chicago, IL17 contributions62 helpful votes
This is a difficult review to write. I understand that in a pandemic, hotels are getting crushed financially and must make adjustments to survive. But they should disclose upfront what they are doing. In this case, the Renaissance is adjacent to the Marriott Residence Inn. They are actually two sides of the same building. They have closed all public areas of the Renaissance, and you now check in and enter through the front desk of the Residence Inn, connected by a long hallway to the Renaissance. The Renaissance Depot advertises itself as being in the Milwaukee Road Depot but in fact all of those historic areas of the hotel shown on the website (such as the Great Hall) are closed, and that train station was the main reason I chose this hotel. The breakfast is a bag with an orange, a small yogurt, and an Otis Spunkmeyer wrapped muffin. None of this is disclosed on the website. Meanwhile, they are charging a higher price then the Residence Inn but with none of the amenities. The two main Renaissance elevators are closed. One small side elevator is still in use. The sign says use of the elevator is limited to one person. Luckily hotel occupancy was low, so that wasn't a big issue. The rooms were fine except there are no drawers or shelves -- just a luggage rack. There was no bath tub -- just a full-sized shower. The front desk staff were exceedingly nice. The hotel is very close to central downtown. Very convenient to the historic mills and the stone bridge.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Michael Clark, General Manager at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
Responded Nov 11, 2020
Thank you for your review and I'm sorry for the limited service that you experienced. All elevators are operating however and the lobby restaurant and bar are open 4pm-9pm daily. I apologize for any mis-perceptions as I know things are confusing right now. All of the historic spaces in the hotel are for private events but we do have them open for viewing under normal circumstances and when they are vacant. If you come again, please ask at the front desk can we can certainly get someone to take you on a tour. I truly appreciate your recognition of the staff, it means a lot to them. Thank you! Michael
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staceyvb7 wrote a review Jun 2020
Houston, Texas50 contributions23 helpful votes
My friends and I stayed at this hotel during the COVID19 pandemic and Floyd riots. The hotel itself was very cleaned, the only entry and exit was through the residence inn next door. It seemed to be in a great location with restaurants, bars, liquor and grocery stores within walking distance. Unfortunately the city was still mostly locked down due to COVID. The room was spacious, clean, quiet, and comfy king sized bed. If I ever went back to the twin cities I would consider staying here again.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Michael Clark, General Manager at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
Responded Nov 11, 2020
Thank you Stacey. I hope that you will stay with us again and stay safe! Michael
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MayaD888 wrote a review Jan 2020
Los Angeles, California384 contributions122 helpful votes
I had a nice two night stay here for a business trip. The staff was very friendly and helpful. There's a restaurant in the lobby as well as a little store area where you can get snacks and other items (you can charge to your room or pay at the front desk). The room was clean and comfortable. I like that I was able to use bluetooth to play my music through the alarm clock/radio and that I could log into my Netflix account on the TV. Probably my favorite thing in the room that I hadn't seen at other places was the small wall mirror that had a little shelf on it. This was a perfect place for me to keep my jewelry. The room did have a small refrigerator and a coffee/tea maker as well. The only thing I wasn't a fan of was the shower. The shower head was really high up and I couldn't adjust it to the direction that I wanted it to point to. Other than that, it was a nice stay.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Responded Jan 24, 2020
Thank you for the great comments about your stay. So happy to hear the comments about or friendly team.
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PRICE RANGE
$215 - $327 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
renaissance minneapolis, the depot minneapolis renaissance hotel, minneapolis renaissance
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesMinnesotaMinneapolisDowntown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
335
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Frequently Asked Questions about Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
Which popular attractions are close to Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot?
Nearby attractions include Chain of Lakes (0.2 miles), Grand Rounds Scenic Byway (0.2 miles), and St. Anthony Falls (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot?
Conveniently located restaurants include Crooked Pint Ale House, Zen Box Izakaya, and Caribou Coffee.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Minneapolis.
Are any cleaning services offered at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.