My husband and I stayed at the Depot Renaissance with our two children. We were not aware that there was a waterpark as my 3 year old just wanted to swim in a pool. A life guard stopped us and asked if we had wrist bands, we did not. She instructed me that we needed to purchase wrist bands at the front desk for $10.00 per person, including my 3 year old son. Even though I would be holding onto my 6 month old inside the water park, I still needed a wrist band. $10.00.
The only part of the water park that we could stay in was the over 3 feet deep, therefore we had to hold our 3 year old in the pool. The other water park pool areas were far too cold for young children to play in. My son was not able to enjoy the one water slide they offer as he was under 48'' tall.
Our room was absolutely gorgeous, I have to complaints about that. Very clean, just gorgeous all around!
The front desk staff were not attentive when I was waiting for assistance, I had to wait each time which was very annoying since I had a baby with me.
We very disappointed to hear that there was no (free continental) breakfast offered to guests. We were to purchase a continental breakfast for $11.00 per person which consisted of juice and muffins. The breakfast meals were rediculously over priced, we ended up eating breakfast elsewhere.
The waterpark did not open until 9:00am but we were not able to swim since our 3 year old was hungry. For a hotel who "caters" to children, there should be a FREE continental breakfast offered.
Parking is insane! 15.00 to park for all guests. Your $129.00 a night stay turns into over $200.00.
We will not be staying at this hotel in the future. We very disappointed!.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel is the perfect blend of history and style. We are located in downtown Minneapolis' Historic Mill District on the banks of the Mississippi River yet close to Nicollet Mall, popular local dining, sports venues, theater the riverfront area. Discover something new and exciting at our Renaissance Hotel. Our hotel has exceptional dining at Milwaukee Road, our on-site restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Renaissance Minneapolis
- The Depot Minneapolis Renaissance Hotel
- Minneapolis Renaissance