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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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Ranked #7 of 8 hotels in Baxter
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
JesseWhite Moorhead, MN
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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
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Moorhead, MN
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200 reviews 200 reviews
20 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently stayed here with my family and was pleasantly surprised with this hotel. First off you must realize that there is a water park and there will definitely be lots of children, but overall the noise was not to bad. The room was clean and the waterpark was a lot of fun. They even have an adults only hot tub,... More

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

Thank you! We appreciate your review and I'm happy to read that your experience matched what we promise when staying at our facility. We look forward to your future visits to the Brainerd Lakes Area and wish you safe travels. More

Watertown, Minnesota, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I live Mpls. The wife I needed A weekend away, We love going up north so we thought this would be descent place to stay. (It Wasn't) I expected ALOT kids (being it has a waterpark) But I didn't expect them to running up and down the hallways for hours. Granted not hotels fault by they should not allowed it.... More

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

Thank you Tracy B for your review on our facility, I’m saddened of your experience at our property. We definitely strive for excellence for all guests, but we do sometime miss the mark as I can read from your review. It was definitely a busy weekend for families enjoying the holidays and we find ourselves perplexed on managing children and... More

Delano, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

My adult daughter and I were in town for a quick visit and this was close to everything and had decent curb appeal. The waterpark made me a little nervous because we needed to get some sleep and I knew there would be lots of kids and possibly be noisy. It turned out to be very quiet. The front desk... More

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

I'm so happy to read about your experience at our facility. We do our best to keep noise levels to a minimum, but it is easy to do when you have great guests. We look forward to your next visit to the Brainerd Lakes Area. More

Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Stayed overnight at this hotel for a business trip. Was pleasantly acknowledged upon my arrival by a very diligent staff. I arrived earlier than regular check-in time just to see if could i could get into my room a little earlier. As I had made my reservation in advance, the staff was very considerate and provided me with a room... 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, I’m happy to read that your experience is definitely what we shoot for every time. We truly appreciate our staff and I’m happy that the appreciation shows to our guests. Our breakfast is great and it is a great complimentary amenity that brings great value to your stay. We look forward to meeting... More

Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Minnesota in Feb wasn't my first choice, but I had to stay for work and this property was all that I needed. I did not have a chance to swim in the pool (and it was crawling with kids as one can expect) but the workout room is adaquate. I did not have a problem of the room being noisy,... More

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

Thank you for being a great patron to our facility, I’m happy that your business travel needs were met and you found your room quiet along with relaxing. Our breakfast is a great start for the day and I’m happy that you enjoyed. Next time you in the area make sure to enjoy the free access to the athletic club... More

Hudson, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Great stay, staff was very helpful and friend. Breakfast was very good and the room (324) the "grizzly retreat" was outstanding. The Tap House across the street had great food and friendly staff also. Overall great time for my wife and I.

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

I’m very happy to read of your experience. The Grizzly Retreat is truly a treat for our guests. We strive for excellence in all areas of your stay and I’m happy that we met your expectations and thanks for the local tip for eating out. More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

First of all let me say what is good about this hotel. The staff is nice, the water in the pool is warm, and the breakfast is great. We stayed in the kids cabin suite. There is no way they can call this room a suite. It was the same size if not smaller than a standard room. It was... 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 review on your most recent stay, I’m happy to read that you found our services, waterpark, and breakfast good during your stay. We will definitely work on improving on the items that you spoke of in regards to the room, because cleanliness and comfort are definite needs for a great stay. I’m sorry that you did... More

Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I'm really not sure what to say about this experience. This isn't a hotel. It's a waterpark with rooms attached. And that's fine. But tell people before they visit. There were kids slamming doors until midnight. But it wouldn't have mattered. The bed had actual ripples in it. No kidding. The pillows were all way past their wear out date.... More

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

Thank you for being a great patron of our brand and I’m sorry to hear of your experience. I understand that we did not meet your expectations during your visit. You are correct on all items that you speak of and we apologize that we haven’t had those improvements for you during your stay. We are working towards getting our... More

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

Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites Brainerd-Baxter
Holiday Inn Baxter
Baxter Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Express Baxter
Address: 15739 Audubon Way, Highway 371 North, Baxter, MN 56425
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Baxter
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 8 hotels in Baxter
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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