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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter

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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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... More 

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Thank Matthew J
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 More 

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26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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... More 

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Thank Jeff O
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 More 

Northfield, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 More 

Salem, Oregon
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54 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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Thank WYOR
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 More 

Paw Paw, Michigan
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79 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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.... More 

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Thank ARC58
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... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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... More 

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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 More 

Olympia, Washington
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113 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

We already knew this had a water park, and wanted to stay here with our grandchildren. Even though we were fairly close to the lobby, we were not bothered by noise when trying to sleep at night. The atmosphere is great. Staff are helpful and everyone is friendly. The room and beds were very clean and comfortable. We will likely... More 

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

Hello Franida- Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property! We really appreciate you and your family spending time to build memories in the Brainerd Lakes Area! We'll continue to do our very best to provide a superior experience! Thank you, Thomas V Manager More 

Cohasset, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

The hotel rooms have been all remodeled... everything was so nice and clean. Comfortable beds. The staff was first rate... both in the hotel and at the waterpark. The breakfast was superb... many healthy choices and very delicious!! I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for an affordable, clean and fun place to stay.

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1 Thank rawbass2016
Thomas V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter, responded to this review

Hello rawbass2016-- Thank you so much for staying with us and taking taime to give us a review! We are very pleased that our remodel as brought us up to match our always superb service! We'll continue to provide the best service in the Brainerd Lakes Area! Thank you, Thomas V Manager More 

Farmington, Minnesota
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

We stayed two nights at the hotel and the kids had a blast. We also stayed a night at the place across the street, and while the Adults liked that hotel better, the kids enjoyed the water park at the Holiday Inn better. The rooms seem to have been recently renovated, and were fairly clean. The only thing we didn't... More 

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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

We have been here several times as a family and our kids love it. Nice clean hotel and solid breakfast options. This hotel has a fun water park for small kids up to tweens. If you come here off peak times you can have the place nearly to yourself.

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

Hello Jim G! Thank you so much for your continued patronage to our property and taking the time to write a review! We strive on excellence and will continue to work at being your best option in the Brainerd Lakes Area! Thank you, Thomas V Manager More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • 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
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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: $127 - $215 (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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