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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter

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Salem, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Paw Paw, Michigan
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75 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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Olympia, Washington
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113 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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 3 weeks ago

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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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Kansas City
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rooms, service, food and water park were great. My only complaint is that there needed to be a lifeguard stationed on the smaller water slide. I saw one at that particular slide once over a course of 4 days. Even after complaints about bigger kids going down too closely to the smaller ones, knocking them over as they were exiting... More 

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

Hello B_kah1-- Thank you so much for your review! I will definitely bring this to the attention to our Recreations Manager to ensure that the smaller slide is being monitored during peak periods. We do typically have someone stationed, but I'll check to see if there was a change. Thank you, Thomas V Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a hotel to kind of go and relax with the kids have a little bit yet that wasn't overly crowded however this is a different area in the lobby and get your work done I had a blast I know my kids had a blast and my boyfriend had a blast we cannot wait to go... More 

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

Hello Gail S- Thank you so much for your review! I'm excited that everyone had a blast during your stay! We look forward to offering you future amazing stays next time your in the area! Thank you, Thomas V Manager More 

Granite Falls, Minnesota
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52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our family stayed here as my son was in a local golf tournament. Close to everything. Great staff at the front desk and in the pool ... Very accommodating. Clean and comfortable rooms! Nice little water park with new additions in the works! Will definitely stay again if we are in the area.

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

Hello SWMNMomofboys-- Thank you so much for your review! And yes we do have our brand new laser tag arena opened this last Friday! We hope to see you soon and we'll continue to do our very best to be the best! Thank you, Thomas V Manager More 

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Amenities

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  • 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 )
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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)
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  • 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: $126 - $243 (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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