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The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel
225 South 3rd Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401

This rate may no longer be available

$164.00 for a Standard King or Queen

Last day to book for guaranteed $164.00 rate: 5/12/14

Hotel Block room rates are available for travel days 6/8/14 to 6/12/14.

Please contact Renaissance Reservations at (612) 375-1700 or 866-211-4611 and ask for The Women in Engineering Block


Book Online Here: Renaissance Reservations

Parking at Hotel:

Daily and Hourly Rates:

0-1 hours - $4
1-2 hrs - $6
2-3 hrs - $8
3-12 hrs - $9
12-24 hrs - $19
Earlybird parking - $6 (before 8am)
Overnight - $19
Valet - $28

Weekend Rates:

0-1 hours - $3
1-2 hrs - $4
2-3 hrs - $5
3-12 hrs - $6
12-24 hrs - $15
Overnight - $15
Valet - $28


There are many ways to get to and from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). Terminal 1 of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) has a Ground Transportation booth on Level T of the airport.  The staff at this booth can help with information, directions, and other assistance from 6 a.m. to midnight seven days a week.

Taxis and Shuttles:

Taxi:  Downtown Minneapolis is approximately 12 miles from the airport, with fares averaging $39-$49.

Shuttle services:  Super Shuttle offers service out of MSP.  Contact General Reservations: 1-800-BLUE VAN or 1-800-258-3826 or the Web Site:

Car rental companies operate at MSP.  There are over eight on-site companies, and a few off-site companies.

Public Transportation

Public transportation is available through Metro Transit, which provides both Light Rail Transit and public bus service within the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

Light Rail trains run every 10 minutes during peak hours.* From the airport,  the Blue line train can take you to the Warehouse District in downtown Minneapolis in about 25 minutes.  The closest stop to the Depot Renaissance Hotel is Government Plaza Station (about 1/3 of a mile from the hotel/ about 4 blocks).  Fares are approximately $2.25.

*While trains run 24 hours a day, times between trains can be anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes during off-peak hours. Be sure to check the light rail schedule at if you plan to utilize the rail service during the hours of 10:30pm to 5am.

Once in Minneapolis

Nobody knows transportation better than Meet Minnneapolis! Please click the link for details about Buses, Cabs, Trains, Walking and Maps of our wonderful host city.




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