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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   15739 Audubon Way, Highway 371 North, Baxter, MN 56425
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Boise, Idaho
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28 reviews 28 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

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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
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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

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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
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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)

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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
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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

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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
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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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

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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

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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

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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
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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

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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

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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

Darkhan-Uul Province, Mongolia
Top Contributor
258 reviews 258 reviews
26 hotel reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Stayed here for work. Check in was a breeze. Holiday Inn had everything you would need for a stay away from home. Free breakfast in the morning complete with a pancake machine. The choice in Bear artwork can be questionable at times, but the wilderness theme throughout is commendable. Slept like a rock.

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

Thank you so much for your review on your previous stay! We are always happy to receive great reviews especially from an individual so well traveled like yourself. We will keep up the great work. More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We took the kids here for an overnight getaway during spring break. The water park was great and the hotel was clean. They had a decent continental breakfast in the AM as well. Overall, this was great value for what we paid ($100). It is also close to dining and groceries as well. Will definitely go to this hotel again!

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

Thank you for coming to visit us during Spring Break! We are having a blast creating a great time for all the families during their spring break period. We hope that you come to visit us soon on your next adventure to the Brainerd Lakes Area. More

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Address: 15739 Audubon Way, Highway 371 North, Baxter, MN 56425
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Baxter
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter 2.5*
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The Holiday Inn Express Brainerd Baxter is home to the fun and exciting Three Bear Waterpark. Reserve a Waterpark Package & enjoy over 30,000 sq. ft. of water fun, including 3 water slides, lazy river, activity pool with water walk, zero depth Spray Deck with 1000 gallon dumping bucket, family hot tub, and adults only hot tub! A visit to the waterpark can really work up an appetite! Stay the day and grab a bite to eat at Three Bear Grill then onto more fun at Grizzly Arcade Room with a ticket/redemption & prize counter. Business travelers will enjoy our great business amenities such as free high-speed Internet with wireless and hardwire access, fitness room, 24 hour business center, complimentary business services such as FAX and print at the front desk, complimentary beverages for all Priority Club members, corporate quiet floor and discounted access to the FitQuest Athletic Club located 2 blocks behind the Holiday Inn Express Brainerd Baxter.We are conveniently located to all attractions the Brainerd Lakes Area as to offer; closest hotel to Brainerd International Raceway, minutes away from Legacy Golf Courses, Paul Bunyan Trail, and Paul Bunyan Land.We are dedicated to satisfying every guest's needs and desires for an extraordinary Brainerd Lakes experience. Business or Pleasure we ll be right for you!We ll see you soon at the Holiday Inn Express in the Brainerd Lakes Area! ... more   less 
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