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.

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.

Large pavilion with wedding set up..

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.

Room with small tables and chairs.
Room set for a wedding reception with tall tables covered in table cloths.

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.

Table with different food served buffet style.

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.

Entry way to wedding reception with seating chart displayed.


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.

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Commitment to Clean

As we welcome you back to our hotels around the world, we are committed to providing you with a safe environment that aligns with expert protocols for working to defeat COVID-19. Click to see updates and learn more about what to expect at our hotel.

View of bridge and city skyline at dusk.
View of bridge and city skyline at dusk.

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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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.



Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot

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

Tel: +1 612-375-1700
Distance from Property: 10.4 Miles
Phone Number: +1 612-726-5555 none
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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
Courtyard View
Hotel Parking

Overnight self-parking in our heated underground or surface facilities, available for $27+.

Historic. Classic. Timeless.

Large conference room with rows of chairs facing presentation screens in the front of the room.


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.

A row of lights hanging from the ceiling.


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.

Hotel exterior lit up at night.


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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Property Details



Fitness Center

Indoor Pool

Meeting Space

Free Wifi

Convenience Store

Gift Shop

Dry Cleaning Service

Wake up Calls

Daily Housekeeping

Service Request

Guest Room Entertainment

Check-in: 3:00 pm

Check-out: 12:00 pm

Smoke Free Property

Pet Policy

Pets Welcome.

2 pets 150 pounds max, $50/day up to $150/stay non-refundable fee per room

Non-refundable pet fee Per Night: $50

Maximum pet weight: 150lbs

Maximum Number of Pets in Room: 2

Parking On-Site Parking

Hourly: $10

Daily: $27

Long Term Parking
Electric Car Charging Station
Additional Parking Information

Coach bus parking available upon request

Policies and Payments

Accepts: Credit Cards

Contactless mobile payments


Concierge desk service

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

Van Accessible on-site parking

Accessible Areas with Accessible Routes from Public Entrance

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 Height Hand-Held Shower Wand

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 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


TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Certified


Carbon Footprint: 32.53 kg per room night

Water Footprint: 292.93 liters per room night

Environmental Practices

Guest Room Recycling

Electric car charging

Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot