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Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My stay at the Rennaissance Hotel was so I could attend a friend's wedding. My needs were simple; a place to rest, transition from travelling mode to Wedding mode, and to recover between the wedding events. The Rennaissance Depot fulfilled all those needs very well. The room was well appointed, clean and quiet. The staff were courteous, knowledgeable and the right sort of efficient. Though I did not spend much time at the hotel itself, I could imagine returning to stay longer and explore Minneapolis more thoroughly while using this Hotel as a base.

The Hotel has a very nice location, history, and ambiance.

Arrived at 4 for check in and 1 of our rooms was not ready. (Had reserved a month in advance) asked when check in started and was informed 3. No comp offered and she could tell i was annoyed. Elevators were extremely slow...minimum 5 minute waits every time we used. Some remods going on inside which was fine..other than check in time issue and elevators it was a fine hotel.

This hotel was a great experience, they went above and way beyond.there valet and guest services treated us like friends we felt at home, there water park and ice rink were amazing, I would totally recommend this hotel.

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.

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!

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!

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

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

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!

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.

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

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!

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

A fantastic staff combined with clean, tastefully decorated rooms and a great, inexpensive breakfast buffet make this hotel a winner. Throw in how they carefully blended in the architecture of the historical train depot and you can't go wrong with this place.

A very special occasion brought me to Minneapolis, and staying at The Depot made the trip even more special. From management to wait staff to check-in assistance, everyone goes out of their way to make sure your stay is memorable. You won't be disappointed . . . that's a promise.

This hotel offers both its own indoor water park and after the beginning of December its own indoor skating rink. It has a great restaurant on the property and was easily accessed from I-35 for those driving their own vehicle. The downtown area has lots to offer in addition to the Metrodome . The only thing we weren't too impressed with was the room service breakfast which arrived on time but not hot, never a pleasant thing for eggs or hash browns. I guess the idea of finding good fruit in Minnesota in the middle of winter might have been asking too much. The breakfast buffet down in the lobby was a much better choice, Parking was a little complicated with cards that sometimes worked and sometimes didn't used to access the lots. The hotel is definitely one we would use again the next time we were in the area.

Booked this on sale for a recent Vikings football game. Very nice and large rooms, clean, friendly staff, and convenient location for the game. Only downside was that there was a lot of street noise in the early morning with traffic and people walking by, which interrupted sleep somewhat. Also, the parking options were a bit expensive.

Friendly staff and great restaurant and bar. Luxurious feel that permeated event he hallways and rooms. and most importantly, amazing bed.

very clean, comfortable hotel in downtown MPLS. I stay here only when prices are competitive (>$200/night), other times I'll stay at the W, etc since they are all comparable. When priced right, it's my 1st choice. It is walking distance to business areas and Target field, but not much else

Room options

Superior Room

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Suite, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 5

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel

Everyone (3) Couples (18) Business (4) Family (19) Other (5) Friends (6)
5

a short stay over memorial day weekend

Everyone

My stay at the Rennaissance Hotel was so I could attend a friend's wedding. My needs were simple; a place to rest, transition from travelling mode to Wedding mode, and to recover between the wedding events. The Rennaissance Depot fulfilled all those needs very well. The room was well appointed, clean and quiet. The staff were courteous, knowledgeable and the right sort of efficient. Though I did not spend much time at the hotel itself, I could imagine returning to stay longer and explore Minneapolis more thoroughly while using this Hotel as a base.

By , from Wash. DC on May 29, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 5, 2017

Jon, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how your stay was. We're happy to hear that we were able to meet your needs as well as make it an enjoyable experience for you. We would be excited to have you return to our property to help you discover all that Minneapolis has to offer! Thanks Again! All My Best David Smith

5

our go to place when visiting minneapolis

Everyone

The Hotel has a very nice location, history, and ambiance.

By , from Des Moines, IA on Jan 5, 2017

3

hotel close to target field

Everyone

Arrived at 4 for check in and 1 of our rooms was not ready. (Had reserved a month in advance) asked when check in started and was informed 3. No comp offered and she could tell i was annoyed. Elevators were extremely slow...minimum 5 minute waits every time we used. Some remods going on inside which was fine..other than check in time issue and elevators it was a fine hotel.

By on Aug 15, 2016

5

more then awesome.

Families

This hotel was a great experience, they went above and way beyond.there valet and guest services treated us like friends we felt at home, there water park and ice rink were amazing, I would totally recommend this hotel.

By on Dec 23, 2014

3

not bad, not great

LGBT

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.

By on Jul 26, 2014

3

average experience

Families

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!

By on Apr 1, 2014

4

great couple's getaway

Couples

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!

By on Feb 23, 2014

3

girls night out

Families

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

By on Feb 13, 2014

4

visit to city

Couples

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

By on Feb 10, 2014

5

great couples getaway

Couples

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!

By on Feb 7, 2014