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Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot

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#29 of 55 hotels in Minneapolis
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4.6
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4.6
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4.3
Value
4.1
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Property amenities
Valet parking
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
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Paid internet
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
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
Dry cleaning
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Complimentary toiletries
Interconnected rooms available
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Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
City View
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rosalied405 wrote a review Oct 2023
Stamford, Connecticut37 contributions42 helpful votes
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This a nice, if slightly dated, business hotel in the Mill District of Minneapolis with outstanding customer service. The air conditioning unit in my room leaked and the rug was soaked. When I reported it to Roman at the front desk, he had the mechanic in the room in 10 minutes and had moved me to another room -- conveniently on the same floor -- within 15 minutes. All done with a smile and apologies for any inconvenience to me. The menu choices in the onsite restaurant, Milwaukee Road, were creative, for example, the smoked duck pastrami sandwich. And I was surprised by the sophisticated wine list and choice of beverages at the bar. It has good event space, and the food for events is better than most. The rooms could use updating as the decor is a little tired (popcorn ceilings, anyone?). The rugs are a little worn and there is no counterspace around the sink. The room is spacious and good for working with a large desk and many outlets. I appreciated the multiple outlets next to the bed and good lighting; however, the fixture is mounted above the headboard and too high to reach easily without getting out of bed. All these things are minor, and it's a good hotel to consider if you have to go to Minneapolis on business or if you want to be close to US Bank Stadium and the theater district.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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ScottTX wrote a review Oct 2023
Galveston, Texas54 contributions50 helpful votes
Reserved a courtyard view historic suite which I know they have a very limited number of them and read previous reviews of people saying they weren’t available upon check in even though they reserved them. When we checked in the female employee said they didn’t have any courtyard views left that are historic suites but then a male employee said they had one and they gave me my room assignment. I should have known then. There was no “view” except for the rooftop of an adjacent shorter building and I could barely see a part of the courtyard. I called downstairs and they tried to pass this off as a courtyard view since I could barely see some of it. I wouldn’t normally care except they charge extra for rooms with this view so I emailed Marriott later after I got home and they basically gave me Bonvoy points of the equivalent value of what I paid extra for my “courtyard view” room so that’s fine. But they should have just apologized at the desk that they didn’t have the room I reserved due to overbooking and knocked the price down and called it a day. One night shift employee was rude to me but that was addressed as well. The historic suite itself was great and I would stay there again (minus paying extra for “courtyard view”) so no complaints there. I tried the restaurant one morning for breakfast and it was fine but a bit overpriced for what they offer for buffet breakfast but that’s usually hotel restaurants in general. I had a couple of drinks in the hotel bar Milwaukee Road a couple of nights and the drinks and service were very good. The hotel is in a nice walkable neighborhood with restaurants and bars close by. If you are into gay bars, the Eagle is right around the corner and they have a great patio and good brunch and Bloody Mary bar on weekends.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: I liked the historic suite and I would recommend booking one but don’t waste your money paying...
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mrrpaderp wrote a review Oct 2023
Wilmington, Delaware39 contributions45 helpful votes
The towels are old and ratty. The bed is lumpy, sloped in the middle from too much use, and hurt my back. The carpeted floor in the room is disgustingly dirty. There were smudges all over the mirrors and windows. No free water is provided, they charge $6/bottle. The cleaning staff ignored me when I asked for an additional wash cloth. The hours are unpredictable and unposted for the restaurant and room service; the staff are condescending and blaming when you ask for clarification about the posted hours. At 1:30 pm i tried to have lunch in the restaurant, they told me they were closed. The posted hours and front desk said they were open. The front desk suggested I should sit in the empty, dark, not open bar by myself, even though the restaurant 5 feet away was bustling - completely humiliating. The next day, I tried to order breakfast at 9 am. The ordering system in the room said service would resume at 6:30 am the following day, so I couldn’t order. When I called that night to order breakfast for the following morning, they would not take my order. I asked what time I should order breakfast, they said 10 am; I explained the previous issue, they blamed me, and said I should’ve called the front desk. Why do you have an in room ordering system that doesn’t work? Why would I think the front desk would help when they tried to convince me to eat alone in a dark empty bar? I sincerely hope Marriott jettisons this hotel, this was the worst Marriott I’ve ever had the misfortune to stay in.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: This hotel was horrible, don’t ever stay here
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Responded Oct 6, 2023
Thank you for taking the time to detail the issues during your stay, this is truly below our standards. I sincerely apologize for the level of service you experienced and the issues you encountered. Please know that I will be working with the management team to look into all of your concerns and find solutions to them. I hope that you are able to give us another chance to show you our true colors.
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Anne M wrote a review Sep 2023
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Hotel does not provide anything, only coffee in rooms which is never good no breakfast without added fees. For an upscale hotel some of these amenities should be included. Rooms are not spacious. We were there on business so some of these things were provided by the company. No shuttle service. Nothing is included in being a guest.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: Guests should get something that's included in room fees
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Responded Sep 23, 2023
Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to leave a comment. As with most upscale hotels, these amenities are additional, but all are available. We hope you had a comfortable stay and return in the future.
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Annette A wrote a review Sep 2023
Yorba Linda, California109 contributions33 helpful votes
Great location, with a full and attractive staff, which seems to happen less since Covid. The rooms are comfortable and well lit. The on site, underground parking was convenient, but they also offered valet parking. They are a short walk to the river, and many restaurants, and coffee shops.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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TWade wrote a review Sep 2023
Minneapolis, Minnesota18 contributions6 helpful votes
I was looking forward to my stay at The Renaissance and have to say I was left with a “meh” feeling. My room was on the second floor. When I looked at my window all I could see was a big air conditioning unit on the roof. The decorative mirror in the room was coming apart and when I went to the front desk to ask for toothpaste all I got was a little sampler, not a trial size tube but a single serve. Upon checking out, the front desk person didn’t even ask me how my stay was or thank me for staying. I would likely choose a different property next time I stay downtown Minneapolis.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded Sep 19, 2023
Thank you for the honest feedback. I am sorry that your stay was not up to your expectations. We will look into these areas to improve for the future.
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TVtravel030 wrote a review Jul 2023
Los Angeles, California13 contributions5 helpful votes
I had a last minute work trip to Minneapolis and didn't have much time to do a little hotel research. I've been to Minneapolis before and really like the city. With those trips, I've always past this hotel and wondered about it since I liked the architecture. I did look at pics online and what the hotel had to offer so I went for it and decided to stay here. Not to mention I like the Renaissance brand and have had pretty good stays at them. Overall I'm glad I picked this hotel. There were a few flaws but overall a fine choice. For starters the people I dealt with at the front desk were really helpful and put up with my many requests and questions. The room was a good size with space to spread out. One thing that I did not like though was that there were not any drawers to stash clothes in. I had to live out of my suitcase which I don't really like because it doesn't make me feel settled. I was there for 4 nights so drawers / a dresser would be very helpful. So BEWARE NO DRAWERS FOR CLOTHES. There is a closet but who wants to hang t shirts? This is a personal thing but I don't like when the bathroom sink area is out in the entryway area and the shower/toilet is separated. I like when it's all one space and based on some photos I saw, there are rooms where the bathroom is the bathroom space. With that, sadly, the bathroom has thin walls where if you have a neighbor either next to or above, the water they run is so loud that it feels like a waterfall is about to come through the walls. It was loud enough to wake me up if t hat tells you anything. For some reason too, they only have two large towels in the bathroom and not the usually 2 and two extra. As I was one person I didn't need the extra but just an observation. I only had breakfast at the hotel and thought it was satisfying. They have a buffet and also you can order a la carte so you have your choice. The people who work at the restaurant were really nice. I didn't have any other meals or partake in the bar so I can't talk to that part of the hotel. Parking-So I recommend not using the valet. They have weird hours and it's not 24 hours. Some days it's closed from 10:30 pm to 6:30 am and I think on weekends it closes at 11 pm. Due to this I decided to do the self parking and it was perfectly fine if not better. There were plenty of spaces but on weekends have to utilize the underground portion of the garage. There are elevators there directly to the hotel and rooms so it's not inconvenient to park there. Do self park and save the time. As hard as this is to say, because of the drawers situation, I don't know if I would jump at staying here again. If I returned I would request a room with a full bathroom space so hopefully that wouldn't be an issue. I guess we all have our hotel quirks that can be a ding on whether to stay again and sad for me it's about the drawers. Thanks for listening.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Mark H wrote a review Jul 2023
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin3007 contributions355 helpful votes
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This is one of the better hotels in Minneapolis and I’ve stayed at most of the Marriott properties over the years. I know the brand well being a lifetime platinum rewards member. I was on a motorcycle trip when I got a phone call that my mom was critically ill, so this was a short notice trip, and I knew this place a good parking for a motorcycle. It’s a really good hotel. The beds were comfy. It has a great vibe. The bar and food is pretty good. I love the history of the place and the artwork. It was nice to have the Aveda products in the shower. I like how the rosemary mint smell. That being said, there are a few things that separate this from a great hotel. The the biggest issue I ran into was the lack of a business center. Normally I never need one, but this time I did. When I asked the front desk where it was, they pointed me to a long hightop table that was between the bar and the restaurant. I was hoping to work on my mom’s eulogy, but I was unable to because of the Elks convention being in town, and people were using it to sit around and socialize on. This hotel has a ton of space I find disappointing they didn’t have some quiet place to work in. Maybe just put a terminal or two in the concierge lounge, which was also closed over the weekend. Many Marriott properties keep their lounges open on the weekends, this one doesn’t. I ended up writing most of the eulogy on my phone in my room, not the most conducive device to write on. There are two nits I’m also going to pick. There were only two bath towels in my room, which normally would be fine when I’m traveling by myself however, I didn’t have the shower curtain quite right and I got water on the floor so I threw one of the towels down to dry it off. I didn’t know when I checked in that there was no housekeeping the first night. I was fine and I made it work. I will probably stay here again. It’s much better than the Marriott City Center. I also like it better than the Emery, the AC, the Westin and the Elliott, which are all fine hotels.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded Sep 19, 2023
We appreciate the honest feedback and will work on our side to find solutions for the concerns you had. Hope to see you again next time you are in Minneapolis.
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Bruce C wrote a review Jun 2023
Twinsburg, Ohio1000 contributions269 helpful votes
I was here on business and we were put up at this hotel. The staff were very nice and the lobby was beautiful. The room was nice -see photos, but the desk chair was not adjustable (I am 5’9”) and left my hands having to reach up to type, totally making the desk non-functional. The shades made light choices easy. I appreciated the excellent and responsive heating and cooling system that actually worked. Plenty of convenient charging ports and an upgraded bathroom were welcomed touches. The bed and linens were great.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Traveled on business
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Thank you for the review, we hope to see you again if you return to Minneapolis.
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Adriel N wrote a review May 2023
Los Angeles, California25 contributions20 helpful votes
I have nothing but positive things to say about my stay at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot. Check-in was a breeze and the front-desk staff were polite, friendly and very professional. I wish I had gotten their names so that I could highlight them individually. The check-out process was equally as smooth. The room was well-appointed and the location is hard to beat. The only thing I wish was present was more centrally located light fixtures, it was hard to see sometimes with just lights over the desk and beds. Other than that, the room was spectacular and very spacious. I loved that the hotel was located in/near the Mill/Warehouse District. It was also close to downtown, the north end and a short walk across the Mississippi River to Dinkytown and the University of Minnesota and so I was able to explore all the areas with relative ease.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Traveled on business
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PRICE RANGE
$188 - $286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
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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 St. Anthony Falls (0.2 miles), Grand Rounds Scenic Byway (0.2 miles), and Mill Ruins Park (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 Twin City Grill, Crooked Pint Ale House, and Zen Box Izakaya.
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.