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Stillwater, Minnesota
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63 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

We stayed one night in the "kids suite" in January. The kids suite has no ventilation in the cabin part of the room. The kids were so hot that we had to run the air conditioning in January to keep them cool enough to sleep. Which froze us in the other part of the room. We stayed on the second... More 

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

Hello Tim H.-- Thank you so much for your review on our property. We strive in providing great service to our guests and I do hope that you found our staff in a professional polite manner. We are definitely working on updates to our property and I'll address all matters to continue to providing an excellent property. Feel free to... More 

Minnesota
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244 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2014

We've stayed here a few times. Good rate: included water park passes, pizza and pop, $10 in arcade coins. Rooms were cleaned which is #1 priority on my list to choose a hotel. Though the elevator carpet could certainly use a cleaning. Lesson of the day to the kids :"This is why we wear shoes to the water park." Breakfast... More 

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

Hello Janelje-- Thank you for your return to our property and the review. We really appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback. We really appreciate your patronage and look forward to future returns. We will continue to strive for excellence. Thank you, Thomas, General Manager More 

Maplewood, Minnesota
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34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2014 via mobile

First of all one of my favorite chains. Dallas the staff person greeted me with professionalism and welcoming. A great first impression. The room was clean and fully stocked. Additionally the room was pleasantly quite. The WiFi worked well and the bed was restful. Definitely recommend.

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

Hello Andrew S-- Thank you for your continued loyalty to our brand. We do our very best to withhold our strong brand image. I will make sure to past on your words to Dallas, we appreciate our staff for their dedication to service. We look forward to your future stays in the area. Thank you, Thomas, General Manager More 

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47 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2014 via mobile

Went here with three 2 year olds and they don't have as much they can do in the Waterpark on their own compared to other area indoor waterparks. The slides were meant for at least 5-6 year olds. The area is loud, dark and large that it's hard to supervise little ones making it less toddler friendly. The chlorine was... More 

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Thank Nea4pipers
Thomas V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter, responded to this review

Hello Nea4pipers- Thank you so much for taking the time to review our facilities. Typically, we are geared for smaller children with the spray deck area and smaller red slide, but you are correct that the larger slides are more geared for 5 to 6 years old. I’ll make sure that we look into the hot tub as we do... More 

Minneapolis
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2014

We stayed in the log bunkhouse family room. The log cabin bunks were a big hit with grandsons having there own area with TV, DVD,VHS player and playstation. Movies and games free at front desk. Quality bedding through out. Wet bar with micro, fridg, coffee pot. The water park is smaller but all ages having fun. It was easier to... More 

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

Hello gramashari- Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. I’m very excited to read about your experience and that you found our amenities to exceed your expectations. We look forward to your future visits to the Brainerd Lakes Area. Thank you, Thomas V, Manager More 

Maple Plain, Minnesota
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2014

Our family of 3 (dad, mom, 6-year-old) stayed here over MEA weekend. We knew we were in for a few extra people since it was a break for many schools, but we weren't disappointed in our stay! (We were there for Friday and Saturday nights of this school "holiday" weekend.) This waterpark hotel is a bit smaller than others we... More 

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

Hello Sadie K - Thank you for staying with us a second time around. I'm very excited to read your review and keep that in mind as we are improving our services to provide even better guest satisfaction. We truly do appreciate you patronage and can't wait for that third visit to the Brainerd Lakes Area. Thank you, Thomas V,... More 

Minnesota City, Minnesota
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2014 via mobile

I travel extensively for my job. All I really ask for is cleanliness. This hotel fails. I expect more from Holiday Inn Express. Room was not vacuumed, had pine needles on the floor, of all things. And the carpet was filthy. There was hair in the shower, dust on the bathroom counter and some sort of filth on bathroom door... More 

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

Hello Kip14-- Thank you for taking the time to review our property. It is our main goal to offer a clean comfortable stay with great amenities in the Brainerd Lakes Area. I'm sorry to hear that we had missed the mark on cleanliness during your stay. I assure you I will bring this to the attention of our housekeeping staff... More 

White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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68 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 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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57 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 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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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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60 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 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 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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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: ₹ 8,960 - ₹ 16,415 (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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“I prefer rooms on the top floor, they're a bit quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles PeterRayV, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“left a tip as the room was always cleaned and fresh towels in the room”
 of 5 bubbles joannb746, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“First floor room in the middle of the hall was noisy, both from above and from the hallway. Paper thin walls!”
 of 5 bubbles 27JeanG, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Away from water park”
 of 5 bubbles MsMMiler, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“some rooms have a separated bunk bed area with TV for the kids. This area has a log cabin feel”
 of 5 bubbles A7248UVdennism, 28 Jul 2015 | Read review
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