Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot

Explore Minneapolis in Renaissance Style

Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot boasts high style and high tech features. Conveniently located in downtown Minneapolis, Renaissance Minneapolis is ideal for business travelers, urban explorers and families seeking to discover Minneapolis / Saint Paul areas. Centrally located near both the downtown core, the Historic Mill District and Mississippi River with easy access to major freeways and Metro Transit Light Rail stations. Just a short ride or walk to many Minneapolis attractions and commerce including US Bank Stadium, Wells Fargo corporate headquarters, Target corporate headquarters, Guthrie Theater, Hennepin Avenue theaters, Armory Minneapolis, Target Center, Target Field, Mill City Museum and the Stone Arch Bridge. Originally built as a train station over a century ago, our guest rooms offer you the choice of modern or historic styling which provide Marriott luxury bedding, complimentary Wi-Fi and AVEDA bath amenities. Our Milwaukee Road features regional fare and locally sourced ingredients.

Rooms & Suites

Stylish Spaces

From guest rooms, to event spaces that are unsurpassed, our hotel has high style and high tech touches throughout. We have grown our meetings and events spaces so that we have over 70,000 sq feet of space that embraces our history yet looks to the future.

Renaissance Club Guest Room
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Commitment to Clean

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Milwaukee Road Restaurant & Bar

Milwaukee Road, our hotel’s on-site restaurant, serves delicious, fresh cuisine with influences from Minneapolis and other points North.

Hole In The Wall

We also have a “speakeasy” bar/lounge area that we call the Hole In the Wall. It is tucked away, but guests within the space have access to the bar through a hidden “hole in the wall”. Guest can experience this, but it is by word of mouth. It is truly a hidden gem within our hotel.

Room with small tables and chairs and flamingo wallpaper.

Hidden Gems

Minneapolis Navigator

Experience downtown Minneapolis like a local, thanks to the expert tips and hidden gems curated weekly by our hotel Navigator.

Hotel exterior at night.

Refresh Yourself

Relax and unwind in our heated indoor pool, Monday through Sunday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Don't Skip A Beat

When you're away from home, our on-site 24-hour fitness center is fully equipped for all of your exercise needs.

Fitness center with ellipticals and different benches and weights.
Offers and Packages

Our Location

Getting Here

Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot

225 3rd Avenue South,Minneapolis USA Minnesota 55401

Tel: +1 612-375-1700
Distance from Property: 10.4 Miles
Phone Number: +1 612-726-5555
Alternate Airport Transporation
Madeena Car and Valet


Private Car Service
Limousine/Van Service

Local Shuttle $10


Bus Station


Subway Station

Government Center - Hiawatha Light Rail

Train Station

Light Rail- Government Center

Timeless Charm

The last train left in 1971, but The Depot still stands as a monument to romantic, adventurous rail days gone by. For nearly seven decades, family members and loved ones stood at the atrium of the Depot and waved to passengers boarding the trains of the Milwaukee Road line. A prosperous hub of business and personal travel, this was the place where ambition set forth, destinies converged, and hearts became one.

Modern Accents

Historic. Classic. Timeless.

History of the Depot

The Depot fluttered with activity during the late 1800s when Minneapolis was a rapidly growing city. At the peak of activity in 1920, the prosperous Depot was bustling with 29 trains departing daily. In 1971, the Milwaukee Road terminated rail service to Minneapolis and converted the building into office use. In 1978, the Minnesota Historical Society placed The Depot and the nearby freight house on the National Register of Historic Places.

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The Depot Today

The Minneapolis Community Development Agency purchased The Depot and the seven-block surrounding areas from the Resolution Trust Corporation for $2 million to preserve its historic significance. In recent years, there have been numerous development concepts for The Depot ranging from an agricultural museum to a casino.

In 1998, the MCDA approved a land sale to CSM Corporation for the development proposal currently underway at The Depot. The finished complex includes the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, the Residence Inn Minneapolis Downtown at The Depot, an interpretive history center about the Depot, Milwaukee Road, banquet space and underground parking for 650 automobiles. The entire project was completed in July of 2001.

History of the Old Milwaukee Road Depot

The last train left in 1971, but The Depot still stands as a monument to romantic, adventurous rail days gone by. For nearly seven decades, family members and loved ones stood at the atrium of the Depot and waved to passengers boarding the trains of the Milwaukee Road line. A prosperous hub of business and personal travel, this was the place where ambition set forth, destinies converged, and hearts became one.

1864–1899: Minnesota Central Railroad

The rail line, first built in 1864, was originally known as the Minnesota Central Railroad. In 1867 the Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad bought the Minnesota Central Railway, changing the name of the railroad to the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad in 1874 before shortening the name to Milwaukee Road. The old Milwaukee Road Depot was constructed in 1899 and remains one of the last long-span, truss-roofed sheds surviving in the nation.

Renaissance Revival Style

The Depot, a Renaissance Revival style building, was designed by Charles Frost. Considered conservative in style, the ground floors were paved in white marble with black borders and walls were built with cream and brown enamel brick. The ceiling of intricately paneled oak gave the rooms a large, spacious feel. The total cost of the Depot was about $200,000.

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Property Details


Fitness Center

Indoor Pool

Meeting Space

Free Coffee/Tea

Business Center

Convenience Store

Gift Shop

Dry Cleaning Service

Room Service

24 Hour Room Service

Wake up Calls

Turndown Service

Service Request

Guest Room Entertainment

Check-in: 3:00 pm

Check-out: 12:00 pm

Smoke Free Property

Pet Policy

Pets Allowed. 2 pets 50 pounds max per room with USD 75 non-refundable fee per room per stay

Non-refundable pet fee: $50 Per Night

Maximum pet weight: 50lbs

Parking On-Site Parking

Daily: $27

Hourly: $10


Daily: $45

Electric Car Charging Station
Long Term Parking
Policies and Payments

Accepts: Credit Cards

Contactless mobile payments


Concierge desk service

Currency Exchange

Property has elevators

Vending Machine

Languages spoken by staff:

For more information about the physical features of our accessible rooms,common areas,or special services relating to a specific disability,please call +1 612-375-1700

Accessible Hotel Features

Accessible on-site parking

Property has elevators

Self Operating lift or a sloped entry in hotel swimming pools

Service Animals are Welcome

Valet parking for vehicles outfitted for drivers in wheelchairs

Van Accessible on-site parking

Accessible Areas with Accessible Routes from Public Entrance

Accessible Entrance to On-Site Pool

Entrance to On-Site Business Center is Accessible

Entrance to On-Site Fitness Center is Accessible

Entrance to On-Site Spa is Accessible

Main Entrance is Accessible

Meeting Spaces are Accessible

On-Site Restaurants are Accessible

Room and Suites Access through the Interior Corridor

Guest Room Accessibility

Accessible Vanities

Adjustable HIght Hand-Held Shower Wand

Alarm Clock Telephone Ringers

Bathtub Grab Rails

Bathtub Seat

Close Caption TV

Deadbolts on Guest Room and Suites Doors

Electronic Room Key

Flashing Door Knockers

Guest Room and Suites Doors Self-Closing

Hearing Accessible Rooms and/or Kits

Lever Handles on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Deadbolts on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Electricat Outlets

Lowered Night Guards on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Viewports in Guest Room Doors

Mobility accessible rooms

Non-slip Grab Rails in the Bathroom

Roll-in Shower

Room Windows Open

Safety Chains and/or Latches on Guest Doors

Secondary Locks on Room Windows

TTY/TTD Compatible

Toilet Seat at Wheelchair Height - Toilet for Disabled

Transfer Showers in Guest Rooms

Viewports in Guest Room and Suites Doors