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Rating: 3.38

Address: 225 South 3rd Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, 55401
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Comments (42):

1. desarae v.
Gorgeous place, historical.

02/09/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
2. Gfiddy F.
I really like trains, so naturally I thought the train station theme was a great use for this old station.  A bit less noble to be a Marriott than a train station of course but better than gone.

15/02/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
3. Jim L.
Loving all things railroad and especially the Milwaukee Road, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to stay at a former station.  Well, the hotel isn't exactly in the station, but is attached.

On the first floor are many artifacts from a bygone era, including framed promotional posters and a giant route map on a wall.

The only disappointment - and that's what cost them the 5th star - was that they charge $9.95/day for Internet access from the room.  At $185/night I'd prefer not to be nickeled-and-dimed like that.  In fact, we are Elite members of the Marriott chain, and have never had to pay for Internet access in their other properties.

18/09/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
4. Andrea M.
I went to a reception here in a large room on the main floor, and it was lovely. The bar was set up in the outer room, with cheese/crackers/crudite snacks.  The inner room was set up with round tables, lovely formal place settings, and a flow-friendly, dual-sided buffet.  I ate salmon, which is really easy to mess up in a buffet because it can turn out awful and dry, but the salmon was moist in a lovely veggie ragout.  Everything from the salad to the grilled veggies looked fresh and healthy.  It was a nice touch to have hot coffee already set up in carafes on the table, and to have the dessert table set up already to help people "plan for" dessert :).  The food was all lovely!

The room itself was lovely.  I'm guessing you could do a small wedding (maybe 100?) in the space quite nicely, complete with dance space.

31/03/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
5. L. S.
I got this hotel on a priceline deal ($105/night).  The room seemed in a bad location - along the path to a water park, but the door is thick and not nearly the noise I had anticipated.

The cleaning crew seems a bit lame.  Didn't replenish the single tea bag, and variably skill at cleaning the room.  Also I saw newspapers at the other rooms in the morning, but not my room.

On the other hand, the people working the desk were not only friendly, they were extrordinarily hospitable.  I'd probably stay here again.

But - they should get some summer weight blankets.  You either freeze or run the AC to a low temp so you don't sweat under the luxurious 8-inch thick blanket.

09/08/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
6. Carrie O.
A nice stay for the "Get Lucky" half marathon...

The lobby was nice, the staff friendly and helpful, the bar area convenient-- with great happy hour prices.  All in all, a nice stay.  However, nothing was exceptional...

One drawback for us was that there was only one hot tub in the hotel, which was located in the waterpark area.  There were lots of happily screaming little ones, which would be fine if we were on a family vacation.  However, after running 13.1 miles in 24 degree weather, we were hoping there was an adult's only hot tub hidden somewhere.  No such luck :-(  I was impressed with the lifeguards on duty, as they kept the youngest children out of the hot tub.  Thanks!

30/03/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
7. Dane S.
My girlfriend gets the travel bug quite often, much more often than I. So she gets creative. For New Years she decided renting a hotel room at The Depot for us and our two friends would be a fun way to celebrate.

The service was awesome. Everyone was exceedingly helpful, friendly, and most had an air of that Upper Class proper etiquette without seeming snobby.

The room was a double queen. Basically it was the normal hotel room with some nice touches. Well crafted box to cover AC unit, a new flat screen tv, Aveda shampoos, wood blinds for the windows, etc.

What really stuck me that as The Depot is a historical building, they have a lot of historical train items all throughout the building. Old uniforms, models of trains, old travel posters, and more really add to the feel of the place. If you like trains, you should just wander through and see some of the neat stuff.

The water park is extra, to which admission is required to even sit in a hot tub, so that was kinda lame. They also have a indoor ice rink, and I would only recommend ice skating if you have your own skates. Admission runs around $8 plus skate rental of $8 per person. It adds up fast.

Overall it is a higher class hotel with some very nice charm.

On a side note, we went when there was a family package. Millions of small children tend to go nuts when around each other, so watch out for that. Makes for interesting elevator rides as well...

Dad to Kid "Don't touch the "Emergency" button! There's a person that has to answer!"
Kid presses it anyway.
Man in speaker "Is everything alright?!"
Dad to Man in speaker "Yes, we're fine."
Dad to me: "Birth Control, right?"

05/01/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
8. Ks K.
We were here for a 2 day conference.  We didn't stay at the hotel.  No in & out on the parking-but it was convenient & close.  No free anything.

The room was nice, comfortable chairs, clean & well suited for business.  The room we were in had windows, nice not to feel trapped in a building all day.

Bathrooms were very nice looking, close to the conference room & clean.

02/04/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
9. Cory N.
Great package price. Nice decor, reasonably friendly staff. Clean. Family friendly and good for the childless.

20/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
10. Luke S.
The hotel was a bit loud, but they were so accommodating for my mom who had just broke her foot. The let us use their wheelchair for the entire weekend and I can't tell you how helpful it was! The place wasn't cheap, but we used Marriott points so I am not complaining. It's a really nice place to stay if you're willing to foot the bill.

14/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
11. Chris Y.
Stayed here for one night, and it was a very nice, though mostly standard.  The lobby is super classy and historical.  The rooms were clean and up-to-date, but not very big.  Wi-fi and parking cost extra - lame!!  The rooms did have some cool A/V things to plug in your laptop or iPod to the TV from the desk area.

Hint for self-parking: the hotel is ~U-shaped.  The self-parking is in the middle of that U-shape, for $15/day.  Our hotel room had a lovely view of that parking lot (not really that lovely).

I've decided that the many statues throughout the lobby are creepy because they are plain, bright white.  And they've been given names and personalities.  If they were bronze, it would be cool and historic.  But the white statue thing is kinda eerie.

21/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
12. Z K.
One of the better Marriott properties.  Nice location.

13/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
13. Kelly S.
I stayed at the Depot Renaissance on a business trip. The rooms are decent and clean. You layout of the room bothered me the entire time I was there - The head of the bed faces the door and the foot of the bed faces the window. It just felt backwards all night and for those of us that like to "watch our back" it was a very unsettling feeling. Aveda products in the bathroom where a nice surprise. Room service delivered quickly and delivered a hot meal; The pizza is the worst I've ever had but the salad (Charlie's house salad) was amazing. Since the company paid for the trip I can't comment on the value of the hotel. It is nicer than another hotel I've been put up in in this area. Considering the proximity to the light rail and offices, I'd be happy to stay here again.

10/11/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
14. Ann H.
Pros:
The bed was super-comfy with overstuffed pillows and a nice, fat comforter.
Black marble vanity and sink outside the bathroom and nice Aveda sample sizes.
Nice skyscraper view (or the parking lot if you look down on one wing). Workout room in the basement (didn't try it).

Cons:
Wish I'd discovered the black-out shade before my last night.
I left a note the first day, asking the housekeeping staff NOT to refresh the linens. They refreshed the linens. That night I asked the front desk staff about it, thinking the housekeeping staff might not speak English. They seemed befuddled by my request. Linens got refreshed the next day too. I didn't think the "green" concept would be foreign in a bigger city such as Minneapolis.
The front desk staff couldn't tell me what the local NPR station was, although they did look it up.
Well before check-out time, and with the "Do Not Disturb" sign on my door, a member of housekeeping knocked and came in, even though I responded that I was in the room. The same woman came back a second time, about an hour later, still well before check-out time. The second time she made a huffy, "I can't believe you're still in here" noise.
No newspaper at my door in the mornings.

Still, it was a nice stay for the cheap Priceline price I got it for ($46 in March 2011). It was clean, in a good location near the river and the Old Mill bridge, and relatively quiet--not the screaming kids I expected, given the water park in the building. I'd give it fewer stars if I'd paid more than $100/night for it though.

02/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
15. Craig A.
Came in for the Twin Cities marathon.  Nice room, neat hotel, but service ruined it.  I originally requested a late check out for the race (official race hotels usually allow a 3 pm check out) but was told that there were too many runners staying there and I had to be out by 1.  If you can't handle the late check out, don't claim to be a race hotel.  If I come back, I won't be staying here.
Also, be wary of the address and road names around here.  Not far from 3rd Ave you'll find 3rd St.  Can be confusing.

04/10/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
16. Liz M.
We had a really nice stay this weekend at the Renaissance - Depot. We got a package deal with water park passes and breakfast. The water park was a ton of fun for our 4 year old. Teenagers may get bored, though there is one large slide that goes outside the hotel. There is also a small arcade attached that serves quick food like pizza and hot dogs. We were very impressed with the breakfast buffet. There were a ton of options including fresh belgian waffles and made to order omelets. The most important thing though was the service. From checkin to the guys working in the arcade to the restaurant staff - everyone was more than accommodating and helpful. We couldn't have been happier with the service.

01/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
17. Dominic F.
Room is fine, other than no view and getting to hear the roar of the ventilation system. It is clean as you would expect for this price. The internet was super slow on my trip. In addition, they do not have complementary toiletries for guests who forgot something such as deodorant - I think most similar hotels have this. Instead they have steeply priced items in their "store" which is a closet beside the front desk.

12/12/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
18. Virgo M.
I lived here for about a week and loved it. Here's why:

-Nice ambiance...historical value
-Clean, super clean!
-Fast, reasonably priced and tasty room service food
-Location---down town but off the beaten path
-Service--everyone is kind and accommodating
-Room--nice size and a bit on the luxurious side (yet reasonably priced--score!)

Only downside is they charge $20 bux per day for parking. I always think this is the worst hotel scam.

15/10/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
19. Heather J.
I love to stay at the Renaissance brand.  This location was clean, spacious, and in a great location.

I was disappointed they did not offer complimentary breakfast (this brand usually does with Marriott Platinum status) and that the rooms were not wireless.  Have yet to figure out to wire internet into a iPad?!

Love the Aveda travel sizes.

If they fixed this it would be my go to hotel in DWNTWN MSP.

21/08/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
20. Adrienne H.
A hotel this pricy shouldn't charge extra for wireless and parking. If you plan to use either of these, tack another $30/day onto your stay.

Very nice interior. The front desk help was very, very nice.

The view outside was of a massive air conditioning unit.

The gym was well-equipped and very nicely finished, but had no air circulation--not even a fan. Still: tv, full set of weights, a few weight machines, stationary bikes, treadmills, floor pad, ellipticals--it was a nice set.

Bottom line: I called the Marriott line and got connected over to this hotel. Never again! This was a nice hotel, but a bad value. I'd stay elsewhere next time.

15/02/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
21. Victor M.
I am not rating the hotel because i did not stay there but i am rating the food and bar.. Went for drinks and food with the wife and friend and the place had a nice feel to it.. It was loaded with old folks and not too many young people.. The bar had a nice feel to it with a sliding ladder like the ones you see at the old library's. They had all types of drink and the selection was very large..
The food was great. The chicken wings were divine!! and the burgers are good.. the chips were amazing too.. The bartenders pour a stiff drink.. this place gets 5 stars..

27/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
22. Neal E.
I stayed here three nights during my recent trip to Minneapolis. I checked in a little after 10:00 pm on a Tuesday night. When I checked in - the front desk staff informed me that due to my Marriott Silver status - they were upgrading me at no charge to a Suite. Cool!

I had a really nice suite - two rooms. One room with a couch and chair, coffee table, flat screen High Def TV, desk with chair, a whole AV interface to plug in a wide variety of devices. The living room area had its own AC unit.

The bedroom was also nice. It too had a large flat screen High Def TV,  a King sized bed, coffee maker, bathroom with double sinks...

Room was very clean and well maintained. Shower worked really well.

Parking lot for the hotel is a valet service lot - service was fairly prompt when I wanted something out of my car or I wanted my car.

08/11/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
23. ray t.
I stayed here in Dec2012 and Apr2013 and enjoyed both stays.  While the hotel is a historic train depot building, the lobby and rooms are fully upgraded.  The restaurant serves good food and the fitness center is well-equipped with cardio equipment, dumbbells, and a universal weight machine.  The only drawback is that it is not as close to the main downtown dining area and business area as some of the other Marriott properties.

25/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
24. Barbie T.
This is a nice hotel and the service is great. I happened to be here during a busy time when the hotel was hosting the Get Lucky race, and there were a lot of people but overall this is a very clean hotel and the customer service and food were exceptional. The bar/lounge area is very intimate and cozy. The buffet breakfast was delicious, clean, and more along the lines of a brunch quality than just a buffet. It was very clean and food was great. The valet parking was not so great and I complained about an employee possibly smoking a vapo cig in my car and the manager immediately credited my account. I am a Marriott rewards member and frequently stay at Marriott hotels, and I have to say this one is more along the lines of a courtyard Marriott and not the regular more upscale Marriott as far as the rooms were concerned. It was still clean and had great service though. I would stay again if the opportunity arises.

16/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
25. Andrea R.
Everytime a friend is heading to Minneapolis for a wedding it seems to be at The Depot Renaissance. After attending a wedding there a few weeks I can see why so many people choose to get married at The Depot. The ballroom is large and elegant...perfect for a wedding or other celebration.

While I'd highly recommend The Depot Renaissance for a celebration, I'd probably stay at another hotel when visiting Minneapolis next.

The Renaissance is comfortable enough, has a nice gym in the basement (I seemed to be the only person using it) and the staff is welcoming. However, the rooms were old, musty and I'd prefer more of a central downtown location.  After 3 nights in this hotel I was pretty psyched to get outta there.

02/10/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
26. Carolyn T.
I had to give it one star in order to write review...This review is about a reservation I made for May 14 -16.  In March 2014,   I reserved a room on the executive floor as a Marriott Rewards Customer for a two day family celebration.  I received an email on April 30 from the hotel stating, "  We've got everything covered on our side and are all set for your arrival.  Are you excited?  We are.  We can't wait to see you and show you around."  The day I was to check in,  I flew in from Chicago and I had guaranteed the room because I wasn't arriving until after 6 p.m.  When I landed, I had a voice mail from the hotel from someone named  Brittney at 6:18  p.m. that they were in a "bit of an overbook situation"  and I no longer had a room...even though I booked in March and was a Rewards Customer.  The initial offer was to put me in another hotel for the night and I could move to the Depot the following night (pack and unpack twice).  After getting over the shock that a hotel for which I was a rewards member had not honored my reservation after making it more than two months before my arrival.  She had not sympathy to what she had caused as to my family event and just kept saying that it was hotel policy to overbook because there are no shows.  I was so upset that I told her I would call her back but this was not my problem and so I would want to check into one hotel for two nights.  Then she said that she would get the rates because they would only pay for one night.  Is she kidding????   Finally, when she realized that I was not some poor sap who would except this rude behavior from the hotel, they agreed to pay for both nights.  I was a guest at the Nicollet Island Inn.  (Please read that review and if possible, get a room there for your visit.)  

My parents  had three Marriott time shares and I think that is why my niece picked this hotel for her celebration.  Obviously, Marriott doesn't value Rewards Members or guests who make their reservations months in advance.  There is no point in my saying that I will try very hard not to stay at a  Marriott, since they cared nothing about my stay.

19/05/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
27. Darci S.
Absolutely nothing wrong with this hotel, just nothing out of the ordinary either. Service was friendly, but rooms were unremarkable in decor. Everything was clean and tidy, but there was no real spunk or style. Bed was comfortable and room was nicely quiet. Location is charming in the old Depot. I'd go back if I needed to be in that area...otherwise, I'd explore another hotel in the city with more character.

19/07/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
28. J A.
Stayed at the Depot for a couple nights during a recent visit to the Twin Cities.  The hotel is a nice mix of old, historic and new.  Some neat things are the location and the theme.  The Depot is located on the edge of the Mill area and just a couple blocks from the Metrodome.  Just across the river are several great restaurants as well.  The theme is a train depot based on the Route of the Hiawatha - the old passenger service from Chicago to the Pacific NW.  Great old posters and memorabilia fill the lobby.  The Depot also has an indoor ice skating rink that they manage during the winter months.

We stayed in one of the historic suites and it had great space and amenities, including Aveda products in the bathroom.

I did have two challenges with the Depot.  The first is the TV reception was horrible and inconsistent.  Our suite had two TVs and one received the local channels but not the cable stations, the other was the opposite.  

The second challenge was the pool or "water park".  When making the reservation through the Depots website there was no mention of the pool being an additional fee.  When checking in with my kids by my side the staff did not make any mention of the pool requiring a separate fee.  The hotel directory in the room also did not make any mention of the required pool fee, although it did go list the fee for internet service.  My daughter went to use the pool and was turned away for not having a pool pass, we were told we would have to walk back to the lobby to pay for a pool pass before returning to the pool.  Instead we skipped the pool all together.

11/08/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
29. Tim F.
I really like this hotel.

Nice rooms, good location and pretty cool conversion of a former train station into a hotel.  The beds are very comfortable, and it  is located right next to Dunn Bros., coffee so you can get a delicious cup of joe to go, without having to walk too far.  About a 5 minute walk to the closest train station. Staff here are very friendly and attentive.

10/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
30. Cee L.
I had a wedding room block contracted for the Depot for 4th of July weekend.

When I was in discussion with the Depot, they provided one price for the room block. When I indicated I was ready to sign the contract, they retracted the original offer and raised the price, even though through hotels.com or other websites, I could secure a room there for less of a price.

I booked the contract anyway, mostly because of the location and the charming historic suites.

Fast forward to last weekend - my wedding weekend.

I was scheduled to check in on Thursday into one of the historic suites. I had settled this with the Depot eight months prior to the event, so it should have been no surprise when I showed up at 5pm on Thursday to check in.

However, I was told that they did not have a record of my reservation, and the room wouldn't be ready until tomorrow. I was put in a standard king room, which was fine. The real problem was that the next day, as I was supposed to be getting ready for a rehearsal dinner, hosting friends and family, and concerning myself with other matters, I was busy trying to figure out when I was going to be put into the historic suite. Finally, at 1pm, I packed up my own belongings and went down to the reception (no one called me to confirm the room was ready) and I was allowed into the room.

The front desk did alter the price of the room per night, which was the only saving grace of the room fiasco.

The other issue is that there were at least three rooms in our block that did not receive a welcome bag.

There were some good things -- once the staff had me in the historic suite, they were very nice and accommodating. I asked for a small conference room for two hours for a yoga class, and although they initially wanted to charge me, they ended up providing it free of charge. Also, I e-mailed them about a dozen times asking for a list of who had booked rooms, and they provided the list immediately every time, which was great for planning purposes.

When I returned from my wedding, they had provided a small plate of chocolate covered fruit and other chocolate, which was a cute touch.

Perhaps the Depot can do a better job, but if I had to repeat my wedding, I would have chosen the Aloft or another hotel downtown - there's a dozen choices - choose carefully!

09/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
31. Tom F.
I usually think Marriotts are super generic in style & service. I absolutely loved the Marriott Depot. The rooms are really nicely decorated (looks like it was done fairly recently ) and spotless . The lobby is full of old train posters & memorabilia - kinda fascinating . And honestly , the lobby staff was the friendliest hotel staff I've ever come across anywhere , at any price point . (The staff in the club room upstairs ...not so much).
There is apparently an older section of the hotel that's be decorated all Victorian (I was in the Kansas City Suite). The suite was totally huge -- but the Victorian decor made u feel like u were in your great grandmothers house . I completely preferred the standard sized , but more modern looking rooms on the other side of the hotel

Overall , all really great stay

04/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
32. Michaela M.
We had come across this hotel while searching for a fun place to stay while in town for a Twins game. Our son is infatuated with any and all trains and so we thought this was a perfect choice, especially with the waterpark that was train themed.

Our hotel room was very nice and clean, although our refrigerator did not stay cold at all. The pillows are a little TOO fluffy causing a sore neck. ;) Also, our toilet, on occasion would not flush.

We were very disappointed in the water park. The on duty lifeguards should've been called "off duty", I think the conversation they were having together was far more important than their job (watching children/swimmers). Also, there is no where to sit unless you're comfortable sitting on the ledge of the window which is quite hard to do if you've got a smaller child (like myself) or are an elderly person. There is no where dry in the area to set anything, either.

Although our room was clean and the train/railroad theme was fabulous (thoroughly enjoyed by our train loving son), we will not be back.

19/07/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
33. Joan B.
I am sitting here trying to sleep but can't. We are apparently right above the banquet room where a wedding is being held.  Problem is we can hear the music as if we were there plus the base is vibrating the walls. We were told it would be cut off at midnight but it is now 12:33am and it's going strong.  Front desk is totally apologetic but I need to get up early  and want to go to sleep.  Ironically this was an upgrade for us..wish I had kept our original room. Would have been able to sleep at least.  The historic suite is beautiful but bad acoustics .  Do I sound frustrated??  Yes I am!!

19/09/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
34. Lee F.
I'm a Platinum Marriott member. This is BY FAR the worst Renaissance I've ever stayed in. Do your self a favor and just stay at the a courtyard about 1 mile away. It'll be about the same quality. The beds here are terrible. Charles Barkley Terrible. There's also an autograph collection close by for similar $.

14/09/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
35. Dan M.
Working in downtown Minneapolis, and this was the only Marriott offering a decent rate for my trip, so I booked it.  It is a nice hotel with comfy down comforter beds, decent size room with refrigerator.  Concierge floor on the 4th offers nice breakfast (oatmeal, eggs bacon, toast, muffins) for qualifying Marriott Reward elites.  The concierge lounge has water and sodas available all day, and a pretty decent snack in the evenings (pasta one night. sliders another, and always vegetables).

The fitness center is in the basement (parking level 1), and it is average with only 3 treadmills, some free weights and a few machines.  At least they have water bottle for refills and refreshment.

12/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
36. Patrice B.
For this type of hotel. I wasn't impressed at all. The only pro about this place is that its clean and up to date. But the walls are thin. You can hear everything. Its always cold as hell. This is Minnesota in the middle of winter and we are right next to a ice rink. You would think they would have the heat turned up. There are children constantly screaming down the halls. The drinks are over priced and they don't even validate parking for you. Its $20 a night in the hotel parking lot or 30 for valet. So if you are looking for a decent priced hotel with better amenities this is not the place.

15/02/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
37. Sean P.
Decent hotel with the best thing about it being the bar/restaurant and the friendly staff. Convenient location to the river and downtown area, rooms and common spaces  are clean and interesting (lots of railroad history displayed every where).

The biggest negative is the noise - if they only have road facing rooms then go elsewhere! The windows seemed very thin and emergency vehicles used the road in front of the hotel throughout the night so only 2hrs of sleep was had until being reawakened. Not relaxing at all.

15/06/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
38. Paula P.
This hotel very conveniently located by Target Field and another plus, public transportation lets you off pretty close to the hotel. The hotel itself was just fine; clean, well-appointed, comfortable beds, nice bathroom. There are plenty of outlets available for your electronics which is becoming more and more important to our daily lives. Hotel staff were helpful and friendly.

22/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
39. Adrienne G.
Staying at Depot Renaissance for work, have to say I was completely impressed

The place is super posh w/ rich woods & reds decorating the lobby.  Gave the impression of a swank Art Deco interior

My room was ginormous & had a mini-fridge, which is always a bonus in my book, beds were comfy & the room itself was quiet albeit a bit hot - I even had the A/C on for 2 out of the 4 nights I was there

FREE WiFi!

Bathroom was decent, water pressure was a bit low but the temp was nice & hot.  Aveda products - score!!

Found it odd that there was no channel lineup to be found in my booklet of room info & I'm one of those who likes to know which number equals which channel - even weirder was that their USA Todays didn't have the corresponding channel either.  I'd have thought w/ such a big metropolitan area, that at least the USA Today would help a girl out.....heck, they do in Charlotte, why not here?

Hotel Car to the airport was a flat $45 & given this was about what I paid from the airport, took advantage

03/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
40. Randall N.
These are nice simple, elegant comfy hotels. PLUS THEY GIVE YOU TOOTHPASTE!!!! How amazing is that. I always seem to forget toothpaste and here they just give it to you! This is the first hotel I've staying in that does that and it blew me away.....I'm very easily amused though.

One thing that bugs me about this place is that they charge you to use the pool even as a guest. Seriously? That annoyed me. But luckily my party only wanted to use the hot tub so they let us in there for free. Other than that one annoyance I really like this hotel. It's clean, the staff is great and the price is right.

14/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
41. Judy R.
My family and I really enjoyed our stay here last weekend!

Why 4 stars:

- This property is very quaint.
- The room was small but comfortable.
- We got complimentary WaterPark passes. Hooray for my 21-month-old daughter!
- GREAT location because it away from all the traffic from downtown.
- Super short walking distance to the historical downtown such as the Mill City museum, Mill City ruins park, old stone bridge, Guthrie
- Great for weddings and wedding guests.
- The great hall is a grand and beautiful/elegant space that I would totally get married in.
- I love that they incorporate The Depot history in their decor.
- Parking lot is easily accessible by the renaissance and the residence inn. Though, it's $19. You can find street 10 hr parking on S 2nd street btwn Portland and 5th ave S.
- Very friendly staff.
- And a Dunn bros coffee right next door.

I will definitely stay here again next time I come back to mpls!

23/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
42. David D.
Wow! Gorgeous area and a gorgeous hotel. From the carpets to the trim to the service, everything is exquisite. Above and beyond that so far has been the staff at the front desk. Elani and Narina cannot be beat. We rolled in on a whim around 10pm, vacationing in MN during January (yeah, right?), it happened to be my birthday and these ladies made my night! I could not have asked for a better experience. Thank you Narina and Elani, thank you Depot, thank you MN!

26/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0