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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My family and I loved the waterpark and our room had a sitting area as well as a kitchenette. The concessions in the waterpark were good and the complimentary breakfast was well run. The room rate was not much more than a regular hotel room and included so much more. Staff there were excellent all the way around.

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

Hello Christine W - Thank you so much for your review during your stay. We do our very best to exceed expectations and provide a great experience. I will make sure to pass on the great words to our staff. Thank you, Thomas V General Manager More 

minnesota
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56 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We had a really fun day we celebrated my youngest ones b-day at the waterpark with my middle sister and her kids and my folks and younger sister. Everybody had a great time. The birthday party included Pizza,Soda,Waterpark passes,and Arcade Tokens. So it was a pretty good value. This waterpark is a really good one for younger kids cuz there... More 

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

Hello Jeff n Sally C- Thank you so much for your review, we do our very best to offer a great experience especially when it comes to birthday parties! We will continue to provide a great time for your little ones special day. I will pass on the kind words to our staff. Thank you, Thomas V General Manager More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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54 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

Stayed one night. We arrived too early for check in. We left our cell number with the courteous front desk associate. She called us as soon as our room was ready. Water park wrist band included in room rate. We didn't use the water park, but it looked like a fun place for families. The room was spacious and clean.... More 

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

Hello Connie J-- Thank you so much for your review, I'm very happy to read about your overall experience and we will work on correcting our vending room to make it more comfortable. I'm always thankful for reviews that help us improve our services. Thank you, ThomasV More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The water Park may be a reason others would stay, but I didn't even use the free passes. The room was nice and decent sized. Room cleaning crew was a bit annoying constantly trying to get in to clean. "I'm taking a nappy! Leave me alone!" Great place for the area, a little high on price

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

Hello kollossos-- Thank you for your must recent stay! I understand that we are not every ones cup of tea, but we do try to insure to satisfy every guest that comes and stays with us. Thank you for brining to attention the housekeepers eagerness, though we are eager to insure cleanliness we certainly need to be mindful of individual... More 

Minnetrista, MN
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We loved it because the waterpark had warm water! I am a bit of a wuss when it comes to going down slides and lazy rivers in cold water, but the waterpark had wonderfully warm water. Another perk was the adult only hot tub and a bar inside the waterpark. We traveled with our 2 children but were still able... More 

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

Hello Steph M- Thank you for your must recent stay with us! We do our best to insure that our pool area are comfortable which includes great water temps for a great fun time in the waterpark. We look forward to your next visit in the Brainerd Lakes Area! Thank you, Thomas V. More 

Minneapolis, MN
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62 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Excellent location for the Brainerd/Baxter area. Between the two race tracks on 371. It was a holiday weekend, so service was a little shoddy. Never had an issue with early check in til now. Check in is at 4 we got the call at 5 til'. We returned after 8pm checked in and went to the bar/grill located at the... More 

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

Hello LMCMinneapolis- Thank you for you must recent stay in the Brainerd Lakes Area. We strive to provide excellence across the board and I'm sorry to read that we might have missed the mark in some areas, but excelled in others. We will work to improving our staffing levels to insure that there is enough staff to service all guests... More 

Boise, Idaho
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44 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great water park I guess but we didn't use it. It closes at 9:00 pm even in the height of summer. The game room is just so so. Spendy. Breakfast was nothing special. No waffles, the eggs were good though . The lobby is nice and a good place to hang out if you need to get out of the... More 

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

Hello Vicki H: Thank you so much for your honest perspective on our property during your last stay. We will strive to make those improvements both to our breakfast and our rooms. We are working towards getting our pancakes back into operation as it is a good replacement for not having waffles and we are looking towards carpet improvements. I... More 

Sioux Falls, SD
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75 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stayed here recently and it was another great stay at the HI Express. There is a massive waterpark attached to this hotel and is included with your stay. If you have kids, definitely spend the extra few bucks and stay here. They would be entertained for hours at the waterpark. The rooms are decent, nothing out of place or... More 

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

Hello sufusimz Thank you for your patronage to our facility, we really appreciate your review coming from someone who is well versed in travel. We will strive to provide a superior experience everytime you come to the Brainerd Lakes Area! Best Regards, Thomas Vasecka General Manager More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Great family fun, affordable prices! Rooms were very clean and well maintained. Waterpark was kid friendly, even for toddlers and very young children. Multiple family attractions nearby..... Mini Golf and Go Carts, Brainerd international raceway (BIR) shopping, restaurants. Very fun trip that still has that close to home feeling, yet far enough away from reality. ;o)

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

Hello alex c- Thank you for your review and I'm very happy to read about your experience along with the fun activities you found in the Brainerd Lakes Area. There is plenty to do to keep the family fun going and we love to be a complement to your experience. We look forward to seeing you soon. Best Regards, Thomas... More 

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We knew of HI Express from previous trips to the Baxter/ Brainerd area. We like the HI properties because of the service and cleanliness and pet acceptance. After reading the review; glad we did not bring our furry friend. The "waterpark" is small and serviceable (not too much for teens) for our 1 night stay before heading north. The place... More 

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

Hello Jaye-- Thank you for your review on our facility, I really appreciate your feedback. We will strive for continued improvements and assure you that we will do our best to provide the most positive experience possible. Safe travels in your summer ventures. Thomas Vasecka GM 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
Room types
  • 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
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  • 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 56401-6959
Location: United States > Minnesota > Baxter
Price Range: $126 - $254 (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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