Welcome to Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot

Explore Minneapolis in Iconic Style

Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, boasts high design and high-tech features for an inspiring stay in the heart of Downtown Minneapolis' Mill District, steps from the Mississippi River. Ideal for urban explorers seeking to discover the city's vibrant sports, music & arts scene, with US Bank Stadium and the Armory blocks away. Nearby, various corporate headquarters including Target, Wells Fargo, and government agencies provide quick access to those blending work with pleasure. Discover new tastes at Milwaukee Road Restaurant & Bar, featuring Northern fare and many craft cocktails at the bar, fireplace, or outdoor fire pit on the patio. Relax in our indoor heated pool, or connect with nature on one of the trails near the Stone Arch Bridge. Explore over 70,000 square feet of unique one-of-a-kind event space for your next meeting or social event.

Turkey & Toasts
Gather with your family and friends this Thanksgiving at our on-site restaurant and bar, The Milwaukee Road. Milwaukee Road will be open from 11am to 10pm to feature a special holiday menu complete with our limited-time Pumpkin Pie Martini. Reservations are highly recommended.

Rooms & Suites

Originally built as a train depot over a century ago, our guestrooms offer modern or historical styling with luxury bedding, and complimentary WiFI & Aveda bath amenities.

History Happens Here

Our spaces have stories to tell. Exposed iron trusses, vaulted ceilings, arched windows, and bare brick walls that a generation ago acted as the framework of a vibrant railroad station, have been transformed with modern elements into an exquisite backdrop for momentous events.

Indoor Pavilion event space with elegant decor

Intriguing Sips & Northern Flavors

Unwind With Style

Celebrate and socialize with crafted libations, in a variety of chic yet cozy warm-lit spaces. Or bask in our laid-back patio featuring outdoor firepits, a perfect setting for al fresco dining.

Milwaukee Road Lobby
The Conservatory - Reception Setup

Epic Events

Bring your vision to life with an array of adaptable space options that can host two thousand or ten. A combination of indoor and outdoor spaces, expansive windows, and eclectic décor throughout make the Depot unlike any other full-service venue in the Twin Cities.

Buffet at Renaissance

Local Flair. Local Flavor

Let our talented team delight your guests with curated experiences, inspired by the North. With imaginative hors d'oeuvres, crowd-pleasing action stations and decadent house-made desserts, perfectly paired with wines and crafted cocktails.

Pre-function space at Minneapolis hotel


Whether inspired by history or our dramatic modern spaces, the Depot seamlessly blends timeless charm and style to create the perfect venue for your momentous day.

Commitment to Clean

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Stone Arch Bridge
Stone Arch Bridge

Discover Minneapolis

Located just steps from the Mississippi River, in the historic Mill District of Downtown Minneapolis. With easy access to explore the city's thriving arts and entertainment scene.

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Front Desk

Events Calendar

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Exterior Entrance

Refresh Yourself

From our indoor pool to our 24-hour fitness center and trails located steps from our doors, there is plenty of opportunity to stay fit and refreshed while staying with us in downtown Minneapolis.

Experience our historic yet timeless venue!
The Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot is a timeless venue embedded with a rich history. Nestled in downtown Minneapolis Historic Mill District, it is just steps away from the picturesque Stone Arch Bridge, Mill City Museum and Guthrie Theater. Follow the link to request a proposal today!
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Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot

225 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 55401

Tel: +1 612-375-1700
Exterior Entrance
Hotel Parking

Overnight self-parking in our heated underground or surface facilities, available for $30.

Historic. Classic. Timeless.

Pavilion - Theater Setup


The Milwaukee Road Depot was constructed and remains one of the nation's last long-span, truss-roofed train sheds. The Milwaukee Road train line served the bustling cities of Minneapolis, Chicago, and Milwaukee with connections to growing towns to the growing west.

Modern Accents


The last train left the Milwaukee Road Depot. In 1978 the Minnesota Historical Society placed The Depot and the nearby freight house on the National Register of Historic Places.

Views of Downtown Minneapolis


The entire Depot complex includes The Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot along with 73,000 square feet of state-of-the-art event space and the attached Residence Inn Minneapolis Downtown at The Depot. An urban renewal gem in the center of a vibrant metropolis.

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