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Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot

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#16 of 55 hotels in Minneapolis
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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 at Milwaukee Road, our on-site restaurant.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Indoor pool
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Paid public parking nearby
Paid public parking on-site
Free internet
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Vending machine
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Non-smoking rooms
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Grade: 93 out of 100
43Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
9Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Hits: location perfect for my business, lots of eletrical receptacles, good wifi, friendly helpful desk staff at checkin, solid restaurant, interesting history to be discovered by strolling old train depot, now a convention center. Misses: sink surround is tight, if two in room it would be awkward. Nonadjustable low desk chair with no casters is bad. I'm 6'2" and long waisted and it's too low for me to get a decent working position. Think tyrannosaurus. What would a short person do? HVAC allows temp to swing rather a lot, maybe 5-6 degrees F. Sleeping was a hot cold repeat affair, though I understand that this is subjective. Rough towels, again, subjective. On the so what I'm on business front: uninspiring view from room. On the average, it is an average business hotel.
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Response from Stuart M, Manager at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
Responded 3 days ago
Hi Steve B, Thank you for your honest review and feedback. We will forward those concerns to our design team for when further renovations are made to the rooms. We really appreciate your business and hope we can see you again when you return to Minneapolis. Please reach out to me directly and we can see if there is a room better suiting your needs. Stuart
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Hotel's Favorite
We recently spent four nights at this property. It's a lovely hotel in a great location. We were within walking distance to most of the city's top restaurants. The hotel is also within walking distance to the train to the airport. Our room was on the top floor looking down over the parking area. The room was large, the beds comfortable. Attractive lobby, small pool, very helpful staff. The only drawback that I could see was lack of drawer space and small size of the closet.
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Our family had a disappointing stay, primarily because of how our suite was designed but also because of some service issues. We booked a suite because we wanted to have separation between the bedroom and the living room where our toddler slept. The only thing separating the two spaces was a translucent curtain and a wrought iron screen door full holes. So light and sound passed between the spaces, which is a challenge with a child that goes to bed at 7pm. The other issue we had was with service. We called ahead and asked for a crib. It wasn’t in our room when we arrived and we had to call three times over several hours to get the crib. Finally someone arrived with a pack and play that they dropped at our door and didn’t offer to help set up.
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Response from Stuart M, Manager at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Wiestq, Please accept our sincere apologies for the disappointing stay. Our newer suites do not have the separation suitable for this but our historic suites do. We should have assigned a better room for you. We will also address the service issue with our team to make sure this is corrected going forward. Please reach out to me directly when you are next in Minneapolis so we can make your next stay perfect. Thanks! Stuart
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This hotel is just lovely from the minute you walk in the door. The train/depot theme carries throughout the property with vignettes featuring old train items such as plates, silverware, uniforms and tickets. The waiting room in front has a great wall made from old suitcases and there are so many other great details. Probably my favorite detail is the curtain that goes from floor to ceiling between the lobby and restaurant~ it is more of a moving screen, semi-transparent, that has a train and steam imprinted on it. When it moves, it really has a great effect. The staff was great, the rooms clean and the restaurant/bar had very good food and nice wines.
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Response from Stuart M, Manager at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
Responded Jun 7, 2019
Hi Gail B, We are very proud of our history and we are glad that you appreciated it. Thanks! Stuart
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Family Room was very clean and comfortable and had options for either a bathtub shower or both. Breakfast buffet was to die for, the waiting staff and ALL staff were amazing and helpful and just went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. The customer service was above excellent. Had an amazing time there and location is perfect for Business/ family travel.
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Response from Stuart M, Manager at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
Responded May 30, 2019
Hi lundab2019, Thank you for the kind words, we look forward to seeing you again! Thanks! Stuart
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$150 - $576 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel
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