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Reviewed 4 August 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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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

Kansas City
Reviewed 31 July 2016 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...

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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

Sauk rapids
Reviewed 26 July 2016 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...

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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

Granite Falls, Minnesota
Reviewed 26 July 2016 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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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

Reviewed 23 July 2016 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...

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

Hello DGuy02x M - Thank you so much for your review and utilize our new amenity! We strive to provide an excellent experience and the laser tag is definitely a great fun attraction to the area! Thank you, Thomas V, Manager

St. Paul, MN
Reviewed 23 July 2016

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...

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

Hello Jean G-- Thank you so much for your review and your well rounded observations! We will certainly do our very best to improve our timing of entering into rooms and communication of when a room is vacant or not completely vacant. We truly take your comments to heart and we'll act upon them. Thank you, Thomas V Manager

Rosemount, Minnesota
Reviewed 21 July 2016

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...

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

Hello W449HWgaryb-- Thank you so much for taking the time to review and no worries on the spoiler alert! We like to shout it on the mountain tops. We do take pride of being a great family destination; as well as, offering our great business clienteles the stay they deserve as well. Thank you for choosing us! Thank you, Thomas...

Reviewed 20 July 2016

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...

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

Hello Larry M-- Thank you for taking time to review our property and letting everyone know about our 5 star service and lodging. We have recent gone through an overhaul of all our rooms to match our 5 star service. We'll continue to provide you and everyone the very best we can offer. Thank you, Thomas V Manager

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 28 June 2016

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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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

Waconia, Minnesota
Reviewed 17 June 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...

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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...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • 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 56425
Region: United States > Minnesota > Baxter
Price Range: ₹ 7,662 - ₹ 18,348 (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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“Great hotel to take your kids to burn off energy.”
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“left a tip as the room was always cleaned and fresh towels in the room”
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“First floor room in the middle of the hall was noisy, both from above and from the hallway. Paper thin walls!”
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