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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My friends stayed here for a weekend on the lake and asked me to join them. Great hotel, good service. Breakfast is usual, nothing special. Rooms are always clean. Everything is close, because the city is near the hotel. Just another good Holliday Inn.

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

Hello Bulat K-- Thank you for your review, I'm happy that you and your friends where able to create memories at our facility. We will continue to improve and bring the best experience possible. Safe travels to you! Thank you, Thomas V Manager More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Too pricey and not very nice to deal with!!!! Didn't stay!! Wouldn't deal on pricing! Even if we stayed.two days and a birthday party!! Very rude person on phone for.booking ! Would NOT recommend this place! There are nicer places to stay with better customer service!!

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

Hello ndsucks-- Thank you for your review, I'm very sorry that we couldn't accommodate you and your birthday party with the rate that you felt fair. Since you did not stay with us I'm assured that you are ranking us on price and the service of the rep on the phone, but not the actual facility. I hope next time... More 

Coleridge, Nebraska
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The hotel is located within a short distance of shopping, fishing, all types of watersports, hiking, great restaurants, and much more. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. The whole family had a great during our stay. The room was very clean and comfortable. The indoor waterpark was amazing. The breakfast was great as well

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

Hello Dennis M-- Thank you for your amazing words on our facility! We strive to provide a great experience and we are honored that you stayed with us during your visit. We look forward to your return. Thank you, Thomas V Manager More 

St. Paul
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71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This is my favorite place to stay for business. Nice people It's clean The rooms are big and comfortable Good breakfast The one area that they need to improve immediately is update their fitness room with new machines and free weights. You can utilize a real nice gym for free which I did however when I come back in the... More 

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

Hello BriN188-- Thank you so much your patronage! I'm happy that you were able to utilize the athletic club nearby which is a great ammenity. We are looking at some updates in the very near future and hope to provide that improved ammenity next time you are in the area. Thank you, Thomas V General Manager More 

Horace, North Dakota
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70 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We have stayed here multiple times. It's always clean. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The waterpark is a lot of fun for the kids. The food and drinks they have available for purchase are reasonably priced. We had a double bunk bed room and the kids have a great time watching movies in there after swimming in the... More 

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

Hello KBernath-- Thank you so much for your review and previous stays with our facility. We will continue to provide a great experience and continue to provide superior service. We look forward to your return! Thank you, Thomas V General Manager More 

Superior
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Friendly receptionists, clean place with a water park. Close to many restaurants and stores on HWY 371. Mills Fleet Farm, a shopping mall, and the Brainerd International Raceway. If you ask for a room on the end you will have an extra window for viewing. Nice peaceful side streets for a morning walk with a cup of coffee, woods and... More 

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

Hello David E- Thank you so much for your review! I'm happy that you where able to take a little nature walk and great tips on our property. We appreciate your viewpoint and look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Thomas V Manager More 

Apple Valley, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The hotel here is fantastic! Comfortable beds, great amenities, decent food, and friendly staff. The only reason I didn't rate this place a 5/5 is the lifeguards/staff in the water park. The water park was decent, nothing over the top but pretty good for what it was. However the lifeguards were terrible at there job! Kids climbing up the (un-monitored)... More 

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

Hello Laura Y-- I"m very pleased that you found our accomodations great and the waterpark good. Thank you so much for your review, I will make sure to pass your review onto our staff along with our Waterpark Manager so we can address what you found lacking in our staff. I know they strive to provide a great experience for... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I tend to travel a bit for business and it can be tricky to bring the family, but this location makes it easy! My kids are always asking when my next trip to Brainerd/Baxter is! All of my usual business needs are accommodated and there is plenty to do for the kids. The staff was great. The food was good... More 

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

Hello Familymanonbusiness- Thank you so much for your review! We strive to provide the best experience for all your travel needs and I will pass on your great words to our staff. Thank you, Thomas V General Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

my four kids and I stayed over Easter weekend and they had a fantastic time. The hotel room was the same as any holiday inn express and we had 2 queens and a camp bed. The main area was the swimming pools and the kids loved it. Great bonus in that it's free when staying so the value was brilliant.... More 

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

Hello Celtic67matt-- Thank you so much for visiting us over the Easter Break! It is awesome to have a great family fun experience for families of all ages. We will continue to provide a top notch experience and look forward to your families future visits. Thank you, Thomas V General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Such kindness is a rare find. Staff were gracious, even hosting an Easter egg hunt this morning. Water park attendants most helpful and kind, going out of their way to create a pleasant experience . Clean, well-appointed and quiet. Definitely will do this again.

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

Hello Mary W-- It was so great having your family over for the Easter Break. Our staff had a wonderful time with the egg hunt and providing a great experience to our guests. We look forward to your future visits. Thank you, Thomas V General Manager More 

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