$104 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 23, 2014 Check-out: Oct 25, 2014

The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel

4 stars
225 South 3rd Avenue, 225 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
54 reviews
great couples getaway

My fiancé and I stayed for 2 nights and had a great experience. I can't think of one thing to... See full review

  • Mrs. Lobban
  • Feb 7, 2014
Perfect for after event

Staff was friendly from when we checked in, to the Wedding reception, and in the morning walking... See full review

  • Just Katie
  • Jan 12, 2014
Historic elegance meets modern convenience

The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel was originally built as a railway station, which dates back to the early 1900s. Now lovingly restored and fitted with modern amenities expected of an upscale hotel, the old-world charm is retained within the modern features. The property offers a unique venue for weddings, special events and corporate meetings. A seasonal ice-skating rink and indoor water park provide great entertainment for guests. Charley's Grill offers savory cuisine – a taste of classic Mid-Western fare and deserts as well as room service. For a more intimate snack or drink, the Stone Arch Bar offers a glimpse into the urban style of the steam-train age. The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel is smoke-free.

3 Reasons To Stay
  • Historical charm – originally a turn-of-the-century railway station

  • Located in the Riverfront and Mill district of downtown Minneapolis

  • Features an enclosed seasonal ice-rink and award-winning water park

The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel Rooms

Designed to give a modern twist to the building's historic past, rooms in the Depot Renaissance Hotel are lavishly comfortable with either modern or historic styling. Suites are located in the historic surroundings of the old railway station, artfully furnished with period pieces, and feature 12-foot ceilings. Combined with oversized windows and stunning views of the Minneapolis skyline, rooms feel bright and spacious. A connectivity panel allows guest computers to be displayed on the 32-inch flat screen TV. High-speed Internet access is available throughout the hotel.

Things To Do
  • Minneapolis City Center (Across the street)

  • Guthrie Theater (0.5 mi/0.8 km)

  • Target Center (0.7 mi/1.1 km)

  • Metrodome (0.8 mi/1.3 km)

  • Convention Center (1 mi/1.6 km)

  • Twins Stadium Target Field (1.6 mi/2.6 km)

  • University of Minnesota (2.2 mi/3.5 km)

  • Minnesota State Fair (7.3 mi/11.8 km)

Hotel Map

44.9802 -93.2639
Area served
Minneapolis
Nearby airports
Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport, (MSP), 8.00, MI, N;
Area description
City Center, Location Type: City

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Pet friendly
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Children's activities
Game room
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Express check in
Express checkout
Concierge desk
Laundry/Valet services
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Barber shop
Barber/Beauty shop
FAX
Video checkout
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Drugstore
Florist
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Cordless phone
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Turndown service
Cribs available
In room movies
Sofa bed
Temperature control
Shower
Iron
Ironing board
Bath tub
Wet bar

Nearby points of interest

  • Mill City Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Stone Arch Bridge: 0.4 mi
  • Guthrie Theater: 0.4 mi
  • Foshay Tower: 0.5 mi
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome: 0.5 mi
  • Target Center: 0.6 mi
  • Orpheum Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Target Field: 0.8 mi
  • Peavey Plaza: 0.8 mi
  • Minneapolis Convention Center: 0.8 mi
  • Basilica of St. Mary: 1.2 mi
  • Weisman Art Museum: 1.4 mi
  • Minneapolis Sculpture Garden: 1.4 mi
  • Children's Theatre Company: 1.5 mi
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts: 1.6 mi
  • Mill City Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Stone Arch Bridge: 0.4 mi
  • Guthrie Theater: 0.4 mi
  • Foshay Tower: 0.5 mi
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome: 0.5 mi
  • Target Center: 0.6 mi
  • Orpheum Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Target Field: 0.8 mi
  • Peavey Plaza: 0.8 mi
  • Minneapolis Convention Center: 0.8 mi
  • Basilica of St. Mary: 1.2 mi
  • Weisman Art Museum: 1.4 mi
  • Minneapolis Sculpture Garden: 1.4 mi
  • Children's Theatre Company: 1.5 mi
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts: 1.6 mi
  • University of Minnesota: 1.7 mi
  • American Swedish Institute: 1.7 mi
  • Mariucci Arena: 1.8 mi
  • Williams Arena: 1.8 mi
  • TCF Bank Stadium: 1.9 mi
  • Lake of the Isles: 2.5 mi
  • Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden: 3 mi
  • Lakewood Cemetery: 3.7 mi
  • The Bakken Museum: 4 mi
  • Riverview Theater: 4 mi
  • Lake Harriet Rose Garden: 4 mi
  • Lake Harriet Band Shell: 4.2 mi
  • Lake Harriet: 4.5 mi
  • Minnehaha Park: 5.1 mi
  • The Museum of Russian Art: 5.3 mi

Dining

Charley's Grill
Casual dining serving Midwest Cuisine
Stone Arch Bar
Friendly atmosphere and a library of liquors serving signature wine & beer flights

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (54)

Ratings and reviews for The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
54 out of 54
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.9

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
B. Spears
Chicago, IL, USA
Jul 26, 2014

Not bad, not great

It's a great building in a nice location, but not something I'd would go back to. Geared more at older couples and not very trendy decor. Guess it comes with the city and the area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
HKinawy
Minneapolis, MN
Apr 1, 2014

Average experience

I was disappointed that the waterpark doesn't open until noon on Friday! Poor hours, but the waterpark was fun. While the stay was nice, there were minor details missed that I honestly didn't expect for the price. The lamps not plugged in, fridge was off, clock was blinking and time not set. Not a big deal. Our stay was fine. Average!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

Water park is only open on the weekends!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mrs. Lobban
South Dakota
Feb 23, 2014

Great Couple's Getaway

staff was friendly from the get-go, overall impressive appearance with great ammenities! close to restaurants and Target Center! even in the freezing-cold winter weather, we were able to walk to various places downtown. great experience overall!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Curly and Ana
Minnesota
Feb 13, 2014

Girls night out

There were not many amenities that were free with room. No free parking, no free Internet . Clean and nice hotel but a little disappointed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Marty N
Chicago
Feb 10, 2014

Visit to city

Convenient, good value and clean. The staff was extremely friendly and willing to assist.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Review of The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mrs. Lobban
South Dakota
Feb 7, 2014

great couples getaway

My fiancé and I stayed for 2 nights and had a great experience. I can't think of one thing to complain about. Even with the freezing weather, we were able to walk to the Target Center and surrounding restaurants. Staff was helpful with all our questions, too. Overall, great experience!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
minneapolis happy mom
minneapolis, mn
Jan 16, 2014

Great family stay

We had a great time for a mini vacation. Rooms were clean, restaurant was good and pretty affordable and the waterpark was great. The concession stand could have had a little more food options but overall, my 3 year old had tons of fun in the train and playing in the arcade. Easy to find and lots of parking options. Excellent staff and service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Amazing alli
Southwest Mn
Jan 14, 2014

Night on the town

Kind of far from the clubs. The hotel was super nice though! Loved the Aveda products in the bathroom.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Entertainment tip: Long walk from hotel

Cab!

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Review of The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Just Katie
Sunny Minnesota
Jan 12, 2014

Perfect for after event

Staff was friendly from when we checked in, to the Wedding reception, and in the morning walking through the halls. My only complaint was the catering crew from the Wedding reception and that has little to do with your property. It was perfect for our needs-thank you!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Review of The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ecat
Business
Okoboji, IA
Dec 4, 2013

Fun place to stay!

I was there on business but will definitely plan on taking my family for the water park and ice skating next time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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