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. If you've stayed at a Holiday Inn recently, they have soft and firm pillows. Our 2 queen beds had a total of 8 pillows. I found one that was decent. The rest were in pieces. It's like they had been some type of foam, but had been shredded.
Breakfast is decent, but it is an adventure. Apparently the locals come here to let their kids have fun. I'm all for that. But you know, when they are knocking things off strangers tables, maybe it's time to do a bit of parenting.
Finally, when we checked out, the very nice young lady at the front desk told us with a big smile that they were going to be replacing all the mattresses this fall. Well, it's fall and we would have appreciated if someone had changed the mattresses before we got there.
- 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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