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Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed December 28, 2014

My partner and I just got back from celebrating our anniversary at the Depot. We had a lovely suite, complete with dining room, whirlpool bath, two flat screen TVs, and the most comfortable bed of all time. From the time we arrived to when we left, everything was perfect. The hotel is so unique; statues that celebrate its railway history...

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Brittany E, Front Office Manager at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, responded to this review

Danielle S- Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at the Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel. I am so happy that we were able to help you and your partner celebrate such a special occassion and I'm thrilled to hear you two will be back in the future. We truly love hosting couples and families that...

Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

We wanted to see Minneapolis and walk around the sites. Downtown is great to explore walking or on bikes. We pushed my mom all over in a wheelchair the hotel loaned us. This was a great hotel because of the location...walk to the Mississippi, restaurants, etc. Very close to the sculpture park and other great sites by car. The staff...

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Brittany E, Front Office Manager at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, responded to this review

Beth S- Thank you so much for your feedback regarding your recent stay at the Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel. I am so happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your visit with us. I am sorry to hear that the housekeeper that serviced your room did not empty your ice bucket or refill your coffee. As a fellow caffeine-lover,...

Madison, WI
Reviewed December 7, 2014

I have stayed here many, many times for business travel and am always incredibly disappointed when it's booked up and I don't get to stay here on my trips to Minneapolis! I would absolutely stay here for personal travel as well. Good location to walk to various restaurants, bars, and some sights. Sure, it's a pretty standard Marriott - maybe...

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Brittany E, Front Office Manager at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, responded to this review

RoxyRMR- Thank you for taking the time to review your time with us at the Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel. It's great to hear you are a frequent guest and I'm glad you've been able to experience some of the different room types we have to offer. I apologize for the cold meals you've experienced and for the comments made by...

Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

I chose the Renaissance based on other great experiences with the brand. This one didn't really hold up to it though property wise. I have to agree with another reviewer that states "this one is tough to review because you want to give it high marks but can't". I understand it's a converted station but the room feel wasn't any...

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Brittany E, Front Office Manager at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, responded to this review

DestressedA- Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I'm sorry to hear that we did not live up to your standards as a Renaissance brand but I am happy to hear that you encountered friendly staff on your visit. We are in the process of scheduling a renovation and I hope that you will have...

Newton, Massachusetts, USA
Reviewed December 5, 2014

We were here for a wedding a couple months ago. Three words encapsulate the uniqueness of this hotel: "urban water park." This hotel is smack in downtown Minneapolis, yet has an indoor water park! Even though we were an adult couple traveling without our children, we had a lot of fun in the water park. Great location - Mill City...

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Brittany E, Front Office Manager at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, responded to this review

Jay S- Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I'm so sorry to hear that Housekeeping walked in prior to knocking but I am happy to hear that we were able to offer a resolution. I'm also happy to hear that you were able to take advantage of the waterpark and had a chance to...

Green Bay, Wisconsin
Reviewed December 2, 2014

Our family has stayed at this hotel numerous times when visiting our daughter. The last time we were here, we took advantage of the breakfast buffet. The food was fantastic. The buffet line was impeccably cleaned during service and the food (made-to-order omelettes, fresh fruit & local gourmet pastries) was delicious (if they happen to have the maple bacon donuts,...

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Brittany E, Front Office Manager at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, responded to this review

Laurie P- Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay with us at the Depot Renaissance. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and that you are a frequent visitor. It's great to hear you were able to utilize the ice rink and had a chance to indulge in our breakfast...

New York City, New York
Reviewed November 27, 2014

Our family met and stayed here for the holiday weekend, because Minneapolis was mutually convenient. We loved the on site indoor ice skating rink, and the water park. The rooms, restaurant and are very nice. The single digit temps made walking a problem.

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Brittany E, Front Office Manager at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, responded to this review

M L - Thank you for taking the time to review your (very recent) stay with us. I'm glad we were able to help your family celebrate the holiday and I'm happy to hear you were able to utilize some of the extra features the Depot has. While I would love to keep Minnesota in warm temperatures (sun and sand...

Snoqualmie, Washington
Reviewed November 21, 2014

The Depot rates are typically expensive so when I sprung for the extra coin to stay on my business trip I was surprised the hotel isn't nicer. There is nothing wrong here, but for the rates charged I expected a more upscale experience. There is a nice bar off the lobby and the location is very good, being close to...

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Brittany E, Front Office Manager at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, responded to this review

cadehoops- Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I am sorry to hear that we did not "wow" you as expected. We are in the process of updating our rooms which unfortunately, takes time and I'm sorry that you found your room to be dated and the sofa uncomfortable. I will be sure to...

Milwaukee, WI
Reviewed November 17, 2014

Overall a good hotel. Close / Walkable to numerous shops, restaurants and bars. Rooms were clean but looked a little dated. Staff was accommodating and friendly. Price was reasonable. I would stay here again.

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Brittany E, Front Office Manager at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, responded to this review

Randy E- Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us as the Depot Renaissance. I'm sorry to hear that you found the rooms to look dated, but I'm happy to hear you found them to be comfortable overall. I'm also happy to hear you enjoyed our location and were able to explore some of the...

Missoula, Montana
Reviewed November 8, 2014

I found this hotel on trip advisor and it was reasonably priced. It is a converted train station. They have worked hard to keep the spirit of a bustling mid century train station alive-literally. There are white statues of travelers bustling all over in this building. Also there are beautiful railroad travel posters, displays of railroad china and uniforms in...

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KDent123- Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am happy to hear you appreciated the historic train aspect of the hotel and were able to look at some of the memorabilia from when it was actually a train station. I'm also happy to hear you enjoyed our location and had a chance to indulge...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 at the Residence Inn by Marriott hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot

Address: 225 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2524 (Formerly The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel)
Location: United States > Minnesota > Minneapolis > Downtown
Price Range: $112 - $374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot 3.5*
Number of rooms: 225
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Also Known As:
Renaissance Minneapolis
The Depot Minneapolis Renaissance Hotel
Minneapolis Renaissance
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Minneapolis
#20 Romantic Hotel in Minneapolis
#23 Business Hotel in Minneapolis
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