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“Great place all around” 5 of 5 stars
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Comfort Suites Rapid River Lodge
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   7376 Woida Road, Baxter, MN 56425   |  
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Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Baxter
Certificate of Excellence 2014
St. Paul
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Great place all around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Met a few friends and family in Brainerd and stayed at the Comfort Suites and waterpark. All of our children were between the ages of 1 and 12 and all of them had fun with all the different parts to the water park. The adults loved the indoor/outdoor hot tub, which was great on a chilly autumn night! Rooms were all very clean and spacious! We had 2 adults and 3 children and never once felt packed into the rooms. Breakfast was great and the staff were all very smiley! Easy to find and lot's of things within walking distance to the hotel (ie: Cherry Berry and Starbucks).
Would recommend and plan on going back very soon!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RapidRiverLodge, Owner at Comfort Suites Rapid River Lodge, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Thanks CiCi B, Friendliness and service are all we have to offer, there are lots of hotels that will sell you a room. We do our best to treat everyone like family and I'm glad it came across to you.Thank you for the great response, watching kids in the water park never gets old. Hope to see you again soon. Mark
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

They are always so great to me, the rooms are clean and the property is overall well maintained. The waterpark is fun, shows some wear, but its definately fun and the most affordable place to go for a waterpark. It has a couple big slide which my 7 year old daughter loves and also a lazy river which is great. The indoor/outdoor hot tub is kinda cool. The people who work here though have always been great. I've stayed here well over 100 times.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RapidRiverLodge, Owner at Comfort Suites Rapid River Lodge, responded to this review, September 11, 2012
And you'll be welcome for 100 more stays! It's nice to hear your daughter got a chance to enjoy the park. That's the age that can have fun in both the kiddies end and the big kids end. Slides that big never get tiring for kids that age but how many times did you make it up the stairs? :) Thank you for being a part of our family of great guests and friends. Mark & Jamey
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Apple Valley, MN
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31 reviews 31 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Room was clean and lots of space (we had a 2 bedroom suite). One room had a king bed, the second room came with 2 bunkbeds. There was a livingroom area, then a small area with a table and chairs, microwave, cupboard space, and fridge.
And was nice to have a safe in the room as well.
We were on the top floor at the end of the hall and heard no hallway noise at all - which was very nice. My 5 year old loved the waters slides. For a free breakfast there was plenty of choices. Check in and out was smooth. In a nice location in Baxter near many restaurants, groceries, Target, both Starbucks and Caribou, etc. Would FOR SURE stay here again if ever back in the area.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RapidRiverLodge, Owner at Comfort Suites Rapid River Lodge, responded to this review, September 11, 2012
As I said in an earlier response, watching young kids in the water park is sooooo much fun. I'm doing it as a Grandpa now but it still never gets old. Thanks again for all the kind words. I hope you do get back and stay with us again.
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Burnsville, Minnesota
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We were just there over the weekend and had alot of fun. The water park is great for the family. There are activities for all ages. The breakfast in the morning was wonderful. Lots of people enjoying the breakfast and the breakfast attendant did a great job in keeping everything stocked. Only issue is that the rooms are not very quiet. We were on the first floor and could hear people running around up above us all night and everytime they used the bathroom. Being that it is a family friendly place, you can imagine the number of kids running around. Other than that, everything was great. If you are going for entertainment, I would highly recommend it. But if you are going there to simply rest and relax, I would try another hotel.

Room Tip: We were on the first floor, so maybe an upper level room is better.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RapidRiverLodge, Owner at Comfort Suites Rapid River Lodge, responded to this review, September 11, 2012
Thank you for the mostly great comments. During the week we are mostly accomodating commercial travelers and seniors so everything is usually very quiet. Weekends can go either way, I'm sorry you were here on a noisy one. You are right in the fact that first floor is usually where families with small children like to stay, we usually put guests that want quieter rooms on third floor away from the activity and associated noise of the lobby. I'm so glad to here you had a great time in the water park. Thank you staying with us.
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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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121 reviews 121 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

I am currently staying at this hotel while working in near-by Brainerd, MN this week. The room is spacious and comfortable. The breakfast is nice with eggs, sausage, waffles, pastries, breads, yogurt, cereal, juice, coffee and probably things I'm forgetting. My room is on the first floor on the way to the water park. I feared there would be a lot of noise, but I haven't heard a sound. Housekeeping is excellent. The refrigerator is a nice size. I haven't used the water park, but people appear to be enjoying it. Next door is the very nice Prairie Bay Restaurant. Starbucks and Arby's are on the same corner as well. I'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RapidRiverLodge, Owner at Comfort Suites Rapid River Lodge, responded to this review, August 13, 2012
You have to be one of the people with the training company:) It's especially nice to get reviews from experienced travellers like yourself. Let us know if we ever fall below those expectations. Hope you brought a jacke, it's getting cooler and you have a little time left. Mark
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Long Beach, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Clean, Friendly. Great breakfast. Indoor water park included. The rooms were comfy and cozy. The decor was modern cabinish. Almost as nice as Disneyland's Grand Californian. I would fly back to Minnesota just to go here. Fun for all ages. Even my teenage boys loved it.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RapidRiverLodge, Owner at Comfort Suites Rapid River Lodge, responded to this review, August 13, 2012
Chris, Almost as nice as Disneyland's Grand Californian! Wow, thank you so much. Hope you return soon. Mark
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Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Stayed in a king suite with husband and infant son. Room was clean, spacious and welcoming. Bed was comfortable and pillows were a plenty. Had called ahead of time to have a pack and play in room for baby. Was there waiting for us upon arrival. Bathroom was large in size. Even had an option to have a seat in tub if needed. Lighting was good. Had two mirrors outside of bathroom.
Staff was welcoming. Lobby is beautiful and cozy.
Waterpark was perfect size for a small family. Had enough options of different activities in the water to keep you entertained for hours. Liked and appreciated the gradual wading pool. Wonderful for small children and my infant son.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RapidRiverLodge, Owner at Comfort Suites Rapid River Lodge, responded to this review, September 11, 2012
Thany for taking the time to write such a nice comment. I don't think there's much better fun than watching an infant in the water park. Thank you again, Mark
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Address: 7376 Woida Road, Baxter, MN 56425
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Baxter
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Baxter
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Hotel Class:2 star — Comfort Suites Rapid River Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 68
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