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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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Property amenities
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
Meeting Rooms
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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Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
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All reviews laser tag water park pizza all ages cinnamon rolls lazy river room was clean double tubes a lot of fun fun place to stay the grill life jackets double queen hallway noise video games wonderful hotel hot and cold items
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank srye2018
Response from Thomas V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-BaxterResponded 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...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the end of June in the middle of the week. My two children ages 6 & 9 loved the indoor water park. Two really big slides, lazy river and another splash pad and activity area. Rooms were great for a family of...More

Date of stay: June 2018
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Response from Thomas V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-BaxterResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you Chad L! We hope to see you again as well at the end of summer. Thank you for your compliments and we will do our best to keep up the great work. Appreciate you and we look forward to serving your family again....More

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank dragonflyfrisbee
Response from Thomas V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-BaxterResponded 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.

Reviewed 23 September 2018

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...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Carley B
Response from Thomas V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-BaxterResponded 24 September 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...More

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank ericlA9051AJ
Response from Thomas V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-BaxterResponded 30 August 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...More

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19 December 2016|
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Response from Jeff O | Reviewed this property |
No they do not have a sauna.
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Response from rawbass2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a snack bar that sells pizza and snacks. Also, Tap Beer and Mixed Drinks!
Room Tips
"We did a suite with log cabin bun beds to have 2 of our grandchildren join us"
31 Jul. 2018
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"We had 2 boys with us so we had first floor with bunk beds and it was great. There was some noise but..."
9 Jan. 2018
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"Stay on second floor, less outside foot traffic..."
20 Jul. 2017
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"Great hotel to take your kids to burn off energy."
5 Feb. 2017
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USD 92 - USD 272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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