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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed there for a weekend in October and while the water park is small, we had a blast. The Service is impeccable and the room was clean and big. We took our dog as this is a family friendly resort and we never heard any other dogs barking. It was very quiet. The Breakfast is what you would expect...

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

Hello EPechacek-- Thank you taking the time to review our facility. We pride ourselves in provided the best experience in lodging and family entertainment. We will continue to earn your 5 stars everytime. Safe travels to you and your family. Thank you, Thomas V, Manager.

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed October 26, 2016

This hotel is not your typical holiday inn, the indoor water park is easily accessible and fun for the kids. We were lucky enough to stay in a kids suite with a bunk bed room for the kids. The kids really loved it. The staff was friendly and hotel (while under renovation) was both clean and quiet. It is close...

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

Hello Kikiheff1- Thank you so much for reviewing our property! We will continue to do our very best to provide your family a superior experience! Safe travels to you and your family! Thank you, Thomas V Manager

Eagan,MN
Reviewed October 26, 2016

We've been to this hotel multiple times. The Water Park is incredible. It has a zero entry design so our 4 year old and our 1.5 year old loved the acessibilty. Us parents loved just letting them run around. The slides are fun, exciting and quick. The water was a bit cool but overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our time. Also,...

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

Hello PeterRayV- Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property! We strive to provide a superior experience and will continue to do so time and time again. Safe travels to you and your family. Thank you, Thomas V Manager

North Dakota
Reviewed October 18, 2016

We stayed one night with family. The little kids were in it for the waterpark. The Good: The room was clean and nice. The waterpark was ok. The Odd: I am used to finding hot water and tea with the coffee. There was coffee out but the hot water was not with the coffee. It was in an old perk...

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

Hello fargoswimtaxi-- Thank you for reviewing our hotel and given us some constructive feedback on our property. We will do our best to make all necessary improvements to take out some of the quirks that you found at our property. We are working with our breakfast vendors to find solutions for our pancake machine and hopefully that will be resolved...

Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

We primarily stayed here for the kids to have fun while my wife was running a race close by. The water park is great for the area and they provide life jackets which made our littlest comfortable going down the water slide, which I never imagined he would. We had a suit with two bunk beds and the room was...

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

Hello Matthew J- Thank you so much for staying with during your wife's race! I'm happy to see we were a great compliment during your travels. We wish you and your family safe travels and happy racing in the future. Thank you, Thomas V Manager

Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

This hotel is very nice, and our room was well cleaned. Breakfast was hot and well stocked. Everyone we dealt with was friendly and our request for late check out was granted. Water parks temperature and water temperature were warm enough to enjoy. Life guards did a good enough job to keep it running. There are plenty of restaurants close...

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

Hello Jeff O-- Thank you so much for choosing our facility! We really appreciate your suggestions to help us improve our overall experience and service! Thank you, Thomas V Manager

Northfield, Minnesota
Reviewed August 31, 2016

very friendly hotel staff, easy check in, nice continental breakfast, very clean. nice whirlpool. short distance to good place to eat. showers were good. clean check in area. very friendly cleaning staff. the towels in the pool were a little on the short side when we used the whirlpool

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

Hello joannb746-- Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. I'm very happy to read of your experience! We will continue to do our very best to provide the best experience for travel in the Brainerd Lakes Area! Thank you, Thomas V Manager

Salem, Oregon
Reviewed August 26, 2016

It is an okay place to stay, fairly standard for an HI Express (except for the water park attached). The location is not much to get excited about, but it's not too far from lakes and activities. It was clean and relatively quiet, and in good condition.

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

Hello WYOR-- Thank you for your most recent review! I'm very appreciative of your thoughts on our property! We definitely have a lot of lakes to choose from within a 20 mile radius about 40 lakes. We up to continue to earn your business in the future! Thank you, Thomas V Manager

Paw Paw, Michigan
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

First, let me say right up front that I am a Marriott guy. That being said, I try to be open minded wherever I stay. I'll admit I did not use the water park, go to the arcade, or play laser tag at this hotel. It was obvious that many families were there on vacation, but unfortunately I was not....

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

Hello Arc58-- Thank you for your observations on our property! We will definitely look into the linens to ensure that we are rotating them out more frequently; along with the comforters. I'm sorry that our recent updates did not match your taste of your typical preference for lodging. All carpet, furniture, and draperies where replaced in April. We'll continue to...

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

So this place is becoming an annual stop for us. I used a lot of my IHG points to stay here for one night, but it is totally worth seeing the extreme joy in my on the faces of my children. We kept this visit a surprise from our 8 year old and when we arrived, she was crying extreme...

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

Hello tjda-- Thank you for taking the time to review our property and thank you for making us one of your family traditions. It is such a treat to get to know your guests year over year and I'm very happy to see that we've earned your trust in accomodations and fun! Thank you, Thomas V Manager

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
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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 

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

Address: 15739 Audubon Way, Highway 371 North, Baxter, MN 56401-6959
Location: United States > Minnesota > Baxter
Price Range: $131 - $241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter 2.5*
Number of rooms: 98
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“I prefer rooms on the top floor, they're a bit quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles PeterRayV, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
“left a tip as the room was always cleaned and fresh towels in the room”
 of 5 bubbles joannb746, Aug 31, 2016 | Read review
“First floor room in the middle of the hall was noisy, both from above and from the hallway. Paper thin walls!”
 of 5 bubbles 27JeanG, Jul 22, 2016 | Read review
“Away from water park”
 of 5 bubbles MsMMiler, May 17, 2016 | Read review
“some rooms have a separated bunk bed area with TV for the kids. This area has a log cabin feel”
 of 5 bubbles A7248UVdennism, Jul 28, 2015 | Read review
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