We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 8 Baxter hotels

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   15739 Audubon Way, Highway 371 North, Baxter, MN 56425
Hotel website
Hotel deals
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Save on Hotel Packages!
Save Saved
You added Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter to your Saves list
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
78%
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Baxter
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Steph M Minnetrista, MN
Write a Review

114 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    40
    50
    10
    6
    8
See reviews for
67
8
2
20
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (29)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Minnetrista, MN
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved it because the waterpark had warm water! I am a bit of a wuss when it comes to going down slides and lazy rivers in cold water, but the waterpark had wonderfully warm water. Another perk was the adult only hot tub and a bar inside the waterpark. We traveled with our 2 children but were still able... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis, MN
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent location for the Brainerd/Baxter area. Between the two race tracks on 371. It was a holiday weekend, so service was a little shoddy. Never had an issue with early check in til now. Check in is at 4 we got the call at 5 til'. We returned after 8pm checked in and went to the bar/grill located at the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boise, Idaho
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great water park I guess but we didn't use it. It closes at 9:00 pm even in the height of summer. The game room is just so so. Spendy. Breakfast was nothing special. No waffles, the eggs were good though . The lobby is nice and a good place to hang out if you need to get out of the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Thomas V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter, responded to this review

Hello Vicki H: Thank you so much for your honest perspective on our property during your last stay. We will strive to make those improvements both to our breakfast and our rooms. We are working towards getting our pancakes back into operation as it is a good replacement for not having waffles and we are looking towards carpet improvements. I... More

Sioux Falls, SD
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
21 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stayed here recently and it was another great stay at the HI Express. There is a massive waterpark attached to this hotel and is included with your stay. If you have kids, definitely spend the extra few bucks and stay here. They would be entertained for hours at the waterpark. The rooms are decent, nothing out of place or... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Thomas V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter, responded to this review

Hello sufusimz Thank you for your patronage to our facility, we really appreciate your review coming from someone who is well versed in travel. We will strive to provide a superior experience everytime you come to the Brainerd Lakes Area! Best Regards, Thomas Vasecka General Manager More

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Great family fun, affordable prices! Rooms were very clean and well maintained. Waterpark was kid friendly, even for toddlers and very young children. Multiple family attractions nearby..... Mini Golf and Go Carts, Brainerd international raceway (BIR) shopping, restaurants. Very fun trip that still has that close to home feeling, yet far enough away from reality. ;o)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Thomas V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter, responded to this review

Hello alex c- Thank you for your review and I'm very happy to read about your experience along with the fun activities you found in the Brainerd Lakes Area. There is plenty to do to keep the family fun going and we love to be a complement to your experience. We look forward to seeing you soon. Best Regards, Thomas... More

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We knew of HI Express from previous trips to the Baxter/ Brainerd area. We like the HI properties because of the service and cleanliness and pet acceptance. After reading the review; glad we did not bring our furry friend. The "waterpark" is small and serviceable (not too much for teens) for our 1 night stay before heading north. The place... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Thomas V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter, responded to this review

Hello Jaye-- Thank you for your review on our facility, I really appreciate your feedback. We will strive for continued improvements and assure you that we will do our best to provide the most positive experience possible. Safe travels in your summer ventures. Thomas Vasecka GM More

Bude, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
27 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

situated on the main highway into Brainerd. Good location with restaurants within easy reach. we were given a lovely corner room with two large windows and had a very comfortable stay. Helpful staff on the reception desk. I went to investigate the pool and water park part of the hotel and found there is not a proper swimming pool and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Thomas V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of our facility. I'm happy to hear on your visit with us midweek while the waterpark was closed. The waterpark is definitely a great destination for families and I truly appreciate your recommendation for travel for couples during the midweek. We always accommodate each guest to fit their needs to the best of... More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Steer clear of this place. I called ahead to ask about staying with my husband and our two dogs, knowing that not all hotels welcome furry visitors. Over the phone, I was assured that it was no problem at all; they just had a small fee per dog, which I totally understand. Then, I got to the hotel. The moment... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Thomas V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter, responded to this review

Hello Lauren A Thank you for your review and observations of our facility, I do apologize that our staff came off the way they did. It is never our intention to be perceived as rude. I will work with our reservations team to insure that proper notification is given about our pet policies, so not to be surprised when arrived.... More

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Just checked in and rooms are super spacious / coffee pot in bathroom which is great because I DO use the coffee pot and never can seem to get the water into the pot without spilling a bit. Breakfast is included in the rate which is great and hotel is super close to anything you might need. Easy, friendly check-in.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Thomas V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter, responded to this review

Thank you for your patronage! I too love my coffee and if I don't spill it on myself it's a great day! We strive to provide excellence for every guest, thank you for supporting our efforts. More

Browerville, MN
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the Queen suite with double bunk bed kids room.We booked the quick blast package. The room was very spacious. It has a nice chair for relaxing as well as a table and chairs to eat at. The queen bed was comfy. The kids room has a TV with vcr and DVD player and also a PlayStation. There... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Thomas V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your patronage to our facility. I’m very excited to read about your experience, our team strives to provide excellence to every guest and thank you for supporting our efforts. We look forward to seeing you soon next time you are in the Brainerd Lakes Area! More

Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter

Address: 15739 Audubon Way, Highway 371 North, Baxter, MN 56425
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Minnesota > Baxter
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter 2.5*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Booking.com, IHG, Expedia, Priceline, Tingo, Odigeo, Hotels.com, Otel, Agoda, Venere and HotelsClick so you can book your Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites Brainerd-Baxter
Holiday Inn Baxter
Baxter Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Express Baxter

45 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (12)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (6)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (34)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (12)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (4)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (10)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in Baxter with
any amenities