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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter

2.5 of 5 15739 Audubon Way, Highway 371 North, Baxter, MN 56425
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  • 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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel was average. The waterpark would have been great but there were only four double tubes for the waterslide...my 2.5 year old and I waited for over 30 min to no avail...we asked a lifeguard if maybe something could be said being that there were so few slides and he very rudely said no...and I wasn't the only parent... More 

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

Hello Jlmed218-- I do apologize for the experience with the lack of double tubes for the park. We will work towards managing that guest need more to insure that we have enough tubes to go around. I will also take your great suggestion about the share policy to insure that everyone is getting equal use. I hope if you do... More 

Crosby, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my four children stayed this past Friday overnight and it was a very memorable experience. We have been to a number of hotels with waterparks but this one for sure ranked among the best. The staff was nice and professional and the service was awesome. Furthermore the pizza and snacks in the pool area were fantastic. If you... More 

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

Hello Michael K-- Thank you so much for your review on your previous stay. I'm very happy to read that we could provide your family a superior service and to provide great memories for your family. We look forward to your future visits in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Thank you, Thomas V General Manager More 

Brainerd, Minnesota, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our in-laws stay at the Holiday Inn Express over Christmas, and they liked how clean and comfortable the room was. We brought out kids to the waterpark, and they had a great time. We also used the lobby to play games with some other relatives from the area. The staff was very friendly and accommodating.

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

Hello Christy-- I'm so happy that we were able to host your family during their visit to the Brainerd Lakes Area! We love treating visitors to a great experience while they visit family and the area. We look forward their future visits to our great area! Thank you, Thomas V General Manager More 

Paynesville, Minnesota, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have a lot of children (6) and it can be difficult to please all of them because they very in age. We took the 5 younger ones to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Brainerd-Baxter because our 5 year old daughter wanted to go to a water park for her birthday. Everyone had a great time... 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 on our property. We really appreciate your patronage and kind words. We strive for excellence every time and great tip on the room suggestion. The tree top suite is awesome for larger families. Thank you, Thomas V General Manager More 

Stillwater, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed one night in the "kids suite" in January. The kids suite has no ventilation in the cabin part of the room. The kids were so hot that we had to run the air conditioning in January to keep them cool enough to sleep. Which froze us in the other part of the room. We stayed on the second... More 

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

Hello Tim H.-- Thank you so much for your review on our property. We strive in providing great service to our guests and I do hope that you found our staff in a professional polite manner. We are definitely working on updates to our property and I'll address all matters to continue to providing an excellent property. Feel free to... More 

Minnesota
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98 reviews 98 reviews
18 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We've stayed here a few times. Good rate: included water park passes, pizza and pop, $10 in arcade coins. Rooms were cleaned which is #1 priority on my list to choose a hotel. Though the elevator carpet could certainly use a cleaning. Lesson of the day to the kids :"This is why we wear shoes to the water park." Breakfast... More 

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

Hello Janelje-- Thank you for your return to our property and the review. We really appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback. We really appreciate your patronage and look forward to future returns. We will continue to strive for excellence. Thank you, Thomas, General Manager More 

Maplewood, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

First of all one of my favorite chains. Dallas the staff person greeted me with professionalism and welcoming. A great first impression. The room was clean and fully stocked. Additionally the room was pleasantly quite. The WiFi worked well and the bed was restful. Definitely recommend.

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

Hello Andrew S-- Thank you for your continued loyalty to our brand. We do our very best to withhold our strong brand image. I will make sure to past on your words to Dallas, we appreciate our staff for their dedication to service. We look forward to your future stays in the area. Thank you, Thomas, General Manager More 

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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Went here with three 2 year olds and they don't have as much they can do in the Waterpark on their own compared to other area indoor waterparks. The slides were meant for at least 5-6 year olds. The area is loud, dark and large that it's hard to supervise little ones making it less toddler friendly. The chlorine was... More 

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

Hello Nea4pipers- Thank you so much for taking the time to review our facilities. Typically, we are geared for smaller children with the spray deck area and smaller red slide, but you are correct that the larger slides are more geared for 5 to 6 years old. I’ll make sure that we look into the hot tub as we do... More 

Minneapolis
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We stayed in the log bunkhouse family room. The log cabin bunks were a big hit with grandsons having there own area with TV, DVD,VHS player and playstation. Movies and games free at front desk. Quality bedding through out. Wet bar with micro, fridg, coffee pot. The water park is smaller but all ages having fun. It was easier to... More 

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

Hello gramashari- Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. I’m very excited to read about your experience and that you found our amenities to exceed your expectations. We look forward to your future visits to the Brainerd Lakes Area. Thank you, Thomas V, Manager More 

Maple Plain, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Our family of 3 (dad, mom, 6-year-old) stayed here over MEA weekend. We knew we were in for a few extra people since it was a break for many schools, but we weren't disappointed in our stay! (We were there for Friday and Saturday nights of this school "holiday" weekend.) This waterpark hotel is a bit smaller than others we... More 

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

Hello Sadie K - Thank you for staying with us a second time around. I'm very excited to read your review and keep that in mind as we are improving our services to provide even better guest satisfaction. We truly do appreciate you patronage and can't wait for that third visit to the Brainerd Lakes Area. Thank you, Thomas V,... More 

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Address: 15739 Audubon Way, Highway 371 North, Baxter, MN 56425
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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*
Number of rooms: 98
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