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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter

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15739 Audubon Way, Highway 371 North, Baxter, MN 56425
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Baxter and had a fun time playing laser tag with my kids. The laser tag price was $8, but we bought play cards that loaded points onto them that we could use to play laser tag or video games. For a $100 card, we got $160 value in points. We were able to... More 

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St. Paul, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a business and family trip. Stayed in a kid suite with a double bed and separate curtained off space with two sets of bunk beds. Our 10 yr old was thrilled with both the room and the water park. While I was happy to have the fridge/microwave/kid space as well, the noise transmission from above and in the... More 

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spending the night as a business traveler tonight and had no idea it was more of a mini resort. This hotel is decked out with a great north woods look and water park in this summer getaway location. The rooms are nicely decorated with the perfect amount of amenities like fridge, Kuerig, and microwave. Great place to bring your family... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you read any of my reviews, you know I tell it like it is...good or bad, and I'm not sure why this hotel doesn't get more 5-star reviews because it certainly deserves it. We were just passing through Baxter and decided to try it and we couldn't have been more pleased. First of all, the staff, at least everyone... More 

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Thank Larry M
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stayed here before and the place has been remodeled. Our room was clean and very well decorated. While my previous visits were good, this visit was definitely better with the remodeling done. Breakfast area has a lot of seating so no waiting for a place to sit. Also the pool area is a great place for the kids.

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

Hello Robert B- Thank you so much for your continued patronage to our facility! We are very excited to offer our remodeled rooms to our guests to match the service we provide. We will continue to do our very best to offer up to date accommodations! Thank you, Thomas V Manager More 

Waconia, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

For the price of the "family suite" it wasn't worth the hassle. For starters, the room was dirty, I had to wipe down a sticky substance that was all over the tables, not to mention the used cotton ball on the floor and hair in the tub. Secondly, the room was super small for a suite, it was a normal... More 

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

Hello Anna K-- Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention, I assure you normally we find our rooms to be guest ready prior to check in. We will definitely go over that process to ensure better performance. You are absolutely correct that room is snug compared to others at the property which are larger and have more... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Great location of hotel. Stay was very friendly. Free breakfast in the morning was great and had plenty of seating. Sometimes hotels may have one or two tables and they had plenty. Waterpark very fun for the family. Kids favorite part were waterslides. Cute little play area for the little ones. Consession area had plenty of options and decent priced.... More 

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

Hello cbnb-- Thank you so much for your review on our property! We will continue to provide superior service and look forward to your next stay with us, as our property will be completely remodeled by Memorial Weekend! Thank you, Thomas V Manager More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This hotel is a wasteland if you're there on business. The water park feature is amazing but the "Bar & Grill" is a sad little counter with 4-5 stools generally occupied by bearded workmen and not inviting in the least. Looks like a YMCA grill from the 1960s, ha. They have a good breakfast (don't eat it, but it looks... More 

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

Hello MsMMiler-- Thank you so much for your review and observation on our facility. That is correct as we are under going renovations so our rooms are limited, by memorial day we will be the newest facility in the area as we are the newest build at this time. We hope on your return you see all that we have... More 

Princeton, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Kids 3 and 5 year olds loved the waterpark. The kid hot tub huge success and the easy access kid water slides were wonderful !! They supply lots of life jackets and tubes for lazy river ...great place to go for a weekend getaway . Had a super time and my granddaughter can't wait to go back again !!

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

Hello Bpang-- So great to hear of your experience at the waterpark! Thank you taking the time to let us know about your experience! We look forward to your families return. Thank you, Thomas V More 

Strathcona, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Clean and friendly. Decent breakfast. Waterpark is great--nice selection of activities but not so big you can't find your kids. Convenient quick grill and bar attached to the waterpark. Friendly staff all around. Can be a little noisy at night due to all the young kids.

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

Hello teachmom3-- Thank you so much for your review! We strive to provide 5 star service everytime. We will continue to do our very best and hope to see you and your family in the future. Thank you, Thomas V Manager More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
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 56425
Location: United States > Minnesota > Baxter
Price Range: $140 - $252 (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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