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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter

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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!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Wheelchair Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Room Service
Free Parking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Breakfast included
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Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Banquet Room
Self-Serve Laundry
Conference Facilities
Non-Smoking Hotel
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Breakfast Available
Shuttle Bus Service
Dry Cleaning
Multilingual Staff
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Decent rooms, clean and friendly staff. Waterpark was busy but fun for the kids. CONS - it was evident that they have limited help in Waterpark and breakfast area. We stayed two days and both days struggled to find a table or chairs to sit at. Good luck trying to find clean pool
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Response from Thomas V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you srye2018 for your review. We certainly appreciate your patronage and observation of our facility. We are working towards better staffing throughout the waterpark and breakfast, as we do agree with the staffing levels. We are continuing to do our best to look for additional team members to join our team that will bring friendly personable service. It continues to improve each weekend and I do hope you see a major improvement your next visit. Safe Travels.
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This was a work trip but we booked this hotel for the water park and laser tag. Neither are open during the week! They said the pool, hot tub and lazy river were open. But it was extremely dark in the water park it didn’t seem open or safe. Hotel was nice, breakfast was good woul
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Response from Thomas V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you dragonflyfrisbee for your review and suggestions. We will look into our content for better explanation of our waterpark and laser tag availability. Safe Travels to you in the future.
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Staff was friendly, and breakfast was decent. Room (cabin room with bunk beds for kids) was MUCH smaller than the pictures make it look - felt super cramped and uncomfortable for 2 adults and 2 young children. Game room was down for maintenance for our whole stay. My kids were ex
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Response from Thomas V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter
Responded 24 Sep 2018
Thank you Carley B for your review! I'm very sorry that the facilities were not running during your stay. During the week, we only have our pools in operations. I'm sorry to hear that the swim instructor was rude your family, I will certainly talk to that company in regards to their treatment and will ensure that is rectified. If you do decide to give us another opportunity to earn your business please reach out to myself and I will offer the first night comped. We will also ensure to look at dates were the entire facility is open for your families enjoyment. Thank you, Thomas V Manager
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We stayed 2 nights while in town for a funeral. Due to the waterpark there are a lot of kids running up and down the halls. We had a hard time sleeping. The staff was WONDERFUL! The breakfast is fantastic. The beds/pillows are comfortable. The visual appearance of the hotel
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Response from Thomas V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter
Responded 30 Aug 2018
Thank you ericIA9051AJ for your review, we appreciate your feedback on our property. We'll do our very best to address noise and crowd control at night. I'll discuss with our Maintenance team on some updates to spruce up our property. We hope to serve your family again in the future. Safe Travels, Thomas V Manager
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This hotel is top notch with tons of stuff for the kids to do!
My 16 year old son loved the laser tag and arcade!
The waterpark was very enjoyable - I loved the lazy river!
Breakfast was also very delicious with a good variety!
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Response from Thomas V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter
Responded 22 Aug 2018
Thank you TLHZD for your review! We are excited to offer all our great activities to enjoy during your stay. We look forward to serving your family in the future. Safe Travels, Thomas V Manager
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Is the waterpark open 7 days a week in the summer months?
Do they have a Sauna?
No they do not have a sauna.
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I am curious if there is a snack bar located inside the water park area that would provide adult like beverages?
Yes, there is a snack bar that sells pizza and snacks. Also, Tap Beer and Mixed Drinks!
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Can kids use life vests?
Yes, you can bring life jackets but they also have some there that are available!
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Does the room cost include access to the water park?
Yup! I can't remember for how many people--at least 4, maybe 6.
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"We did a suite with log cabin bun beds to have 2 of our grandchildren join us"
"We had 2 boys with us so we had first floor with bunk beds and it was great. There was some noise but there always is in a hotel"
"Stay on second floor, less outside foot traffic..."
"Great hotel to take your kids to burn off energy."
"I prefer rooms on the top floor, they're a bit quieter."
US$ 92 - US$ 272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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