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Residence Inn Minneapolis Downtown at The Depot
Ranked #31 of 49 Hotels in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Having a Mary Tyler Moore moment..... :)”
Reviewed June 7, 2008

Booked the Residence Inn through a professional conference. Arrived in Minneapolis and took the light rail to Government stop. You could also get off at the Metrodome stop. Either way about a 4 or 5 block walk to the hotel. It was a Friday afternoon and the streets were pretty desolate. No pedestrians. Few street level shops between rail and hotel.

I arrived early (noon). Room 429 was cleaned and ready. Check out the photos. The room was comfortable, large, and had a fully stocked kitchen, ie service for 4 and cookware. Full size refrigerator/freezer with ice maker. Two burner electric cooktop and yes, a full size dishwasher! Dinette set for 2. Desk with lamp and phone in the living area. Comfortable loveseat, chair, coffee table, cable TV. Windows overlooking the MacPhail Music center. Bedroom had queen size bed (comfortable) 2 side tables w/drawers, dresser and TV. Good beside lamps for reading in bed though a tad too bright. Phone and clock radio at bedside. Just off bed was vanity with sink opposite a full size closet (mirrored doors) with shelving, iron, ironing board. Toilet and tub/shower combination in adjoinging room. Good water pressure, fine soaps and shampoos. Towels/bed linens were clean and fresh. Hotel does conserve water by having you reuse linens up to 3 days before they are changed or you can request to have them changed whenever you want.

Service staff was thorough and kept up with housekeeping. Multi-lingual (Spanish/English/Asian dialects). One problem - internet port in wall was broken. Maintenance staff replaced the wall port and rebooted the computer server. Had perfect FREE 10Mbps internet speed for the rest of the stay. Note: Only wired access in rooms (get a cable at the front desk) or use wireless service in lobby areas. Fee based wireless access available in rooms through city wide access.

Front desk staff always curteous and friendly. Welcomed you 'home' when you entered. Small 'store' for convience items. Daily full hot and cold breakfast available. Evening 'social' could serve as your evening meal. Beer, wine, soda and a daily food featured.

Head over to Target on Nicollett or walk a few blocks beyond downtown to find a store to stock up the fridge if you're staying more than a day or two. While you're on Nicollett...have your Mary moment with the statue of MTM.

Minneapolis is not a 'street level' city...be sure to check out the 'Skywalk' through downtown (2nd floor of most major buildings) to find the locals and shops and eateries.

Always felt safe walking around downtown even though street level is pedestrian blank. The place is clean.

  • Liked — Big rooms, clean and comfortable
  • Disliked — Distant location, pedestrian blank, internet problem (but was fixed)
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled on business
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huntington beach, ca
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2008

booked a 2 bdr. - and it TRULY was a 2 bdr! 2 separate bdrs. with 2 baths and each had a door to the living area. GREAT for families who want a little privacy while sharing the full kitchen and living room. the living room also had a sleeper sofa. the kitchen had full size fridge, stove, microwave, sink...the place was bigger than many regular apts!
they also offer a full complimentary breakfast. belgian waffles, yogurt, fruit, eggs, hash browns, bagels, muffins, etc. very good and staffed by friendly folks.
i liked the fact that they had little postcards for directions to various attractions. that way we could grab a postcard and go! the front desk was very accommodating and pleasant.
there is a water park on site too, which is shared by marriott's renaissance hotel. there is a fee for that - we didn't use it, but it looked like a great place for kids. across the parking lot was the ice skating rink which is open from nov. to march. it was fun watching the skaters twirl and do their thing.
the only thing that i didn't like was the odor in the elevators. smelled like 'cleaning solution' - but, thats a better smell than of not being clean!
would i go stay there again? in a heartbeat!

  • Liked — friendly staff, very clean and BIG accommodations
  • Disliked — elevator smell
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2007

Overall excellent stayed at the Resident Inn, the Depot in Minneapolis. I had to stay in Minneapolis for 13 days for business and my work had reserved this hotel for us. I can said the best part of that business trip was the hotel. The desk staff was very nice and helpful and the kitchen staff was very very friendly, especially Sally. Every weekday morning, I will get a very enthusiastic “Good Morning” and “Thank You”. The hallway was bright and clean. I had a suite on the first floor #133 that included a kitchenette, microwave, refrigerator, and a dishwasher. I had no view and faced the street, so I can hear the occasional trucks and buses, that was a little annoying. But I got the higher ceiling compared the room in the forth floor , that made the room so much more spacious and comfortable. My business rate is $130/night.

The hotel included free hot breakfast from 6am-9am with egg, susage, biscuits/pancake, fruits, pastries, ready to cook waffle, juice, coffee, tea, etc. Also most of Monday through Thursday evenings have theme social hours 5:30-7pm where they have mini meal such as chili dogs, beef stew and garlic bread, etc. with all you can drink beer, wine, and juice. I was a great way to meet people and get out of the room.

The exercise room is shared with the adjacent hotel. It is adequate but toward the small size. On the to the exercise room is a indoor waterpark. Staying in either hotel can give you a discount to the waterpark admission.

There is not too much to eat around that area, but there is a Thai restaurant, Sawatdee, close by (2 blocks) that was very good with reasonable price ($12/dish). There is also a great Irish pub 4 block away with live music called Kieran’s. It is quite a walk from downtown where most of the restaurants and bars are and about three/four block from the train station. They also have parking available for $6/night.

  • Liked — room, breakfast, social events, and free in-room internet
  • Disliked — location
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled on business
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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152 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2007

This place was GREAT! Big room with completely outfitted kitchen, SO clean, bed and couch/chairs were all very comfortable. Walk out through the back exit and cut through the parking lot through to the Renaissance Inn, a sister hotel, outside of which is where I caught my shuttle bus every day. I was in town for a conference; if you want to walk to the convention center it is pretty darned far from this hotel (and you walk by some seedy XXX places), but thankfully could take a shuttle. You're pretty close to a metro rail stop, which I took straight from the airport and walked right to the hotel with no problem (although it might be stretch if you're hauling more than one big piece of luggage). I thought this was a really nice place, especially for the price!

  • Liked — Great room, right next to stone arch bridge
  • Disliked — Location not as central to downtown as other hotels
  • Stayed May 2007
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dallas, tx, usa
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2006

This is a fairly typical urban Residence Inn. Single building, four floors. Studios and suites are clean and comfortable. Note that the studio and the 1BR suites are the same size, only with a wall in the 1BR. If you are travelling with kids, you'll want that wall, but if you are solo, the studios actually feel more spacious.

Hotel is usually quiet, but can get noisy on summer weekends and on game days.

About 5 blocks to the Metrodome. A few restaurants nearby, but if you are looking for wide selection of dining and nightlife options, this is the wrong side of downtown.

The hotel is connected to and co-managed with the adjacent Courtyard hotel, so you can order room service from the Courtyard restaurant. But the only exercise room is in the Courtyard, so it's a bit of a hike to get there - call it your warmup and cool down walk, I guess.

Free breakfast buffet has sausage patties and scrambled eggs, potatoes and biscuits, oatmeal, cereal, waffles and pastries. Somehow it all tastes a bit stale. Weeknight social hour has free cheap-tasting wine & light beer, plus a light supper item.

Staff is very friendly and helpful.

  • Liked — residence inn room size with courtyard room service.
  • Disliked — little nightlife in surrounding area
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled on business
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Mississauga, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
92 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2006

My mother and I stayed here while visiting Minneapolis.

We had struggled to find something adequate downtown that wasnt booked or expensive, and we called this hotel, and managed to get a room for $109.00 a night, and it was a LOT less expensive than the Courtyard ($80.00 less), and it even included breakfast.

We stayed in a 1-bedroom suite on the 3rd floor (327), and it was spotless. We did have an issue with the door not closing properly, however it was fixed in a very prompt manner.

The breakfast was very good, and the water park was great!

We liked it so much, that we ended up staying 2 nights.

The hotel was not too far from a bus that would take you right out to the Mall of America.

We'd definately make this our first choice whenever we go back.

  • Stayed June 2003
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WI
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2005

This is a nice, clean hotel in a great location. You can walk all over downtown and to the Metrodome. The breakfast during the week is nice and the hotel is attached to an ice skating rink.

Stayed September 2002
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Property: Residence Inn Minneapolis Downtown at The Depot
Address: 425 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2181 (Formerly Residence Inn at The Depot)
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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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Business Hotel in Minneapolis
#21 Family Hotel in Minneapolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Minneapolis Downtown at The Depot 3*
Number of rooms: 130
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