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    Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter

    15739 Audubon Way, Highway 371 North, Baxter, MN 56401-6959
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          US$178
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          Traveller (61)
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          Overview
          • Excellent41%
          • Very good38%
          • Average10%
          • Poor4%
          • Terrible6%
          Travellers talk about
          “pizza” (18 reviews)
          “laser tag” (7 reviews)
          “all ages” (13 reviews)
          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          Breakfast included
          Pool
          Non-Smoking Hotel
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          Bar/Lounge
          Fitness centre
          Multilingual Staff
          Pets Allowed
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          Lazy River
          Water Park
          Self-Serve Laundry
          Shuttle Bus Service
          2.5 Star Hotel
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          Reviewed 31 August 2016

          very friendly hotel staff, easy check in, nice continental breakfast, very clean. nice whirlpool. short distance to good place to eat. showers were good. clean check in area. very friendly cleaning staff. the towels in the pool were a little on the short side when...More

          Thank joannb746
          Response from Thomas V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter

          Hello joannb746-- Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. I'm very happy to read of your experience! We will continue to do our very best to provide the best experience for travel in the Brainerd Lakes Area! Thank you, Thomas...More

          Reviewed 26 August 2016

          It is an okay place to stay, fairly standard for an HI Express (except for the water park attached). The location is not much to get excited about, but it's not too far from lakes and activities. It was clean and relatively quiet, and in...More

          Thank WYOR
          Response from Thomas V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter

          Hello WYOR-- Thank you for your most recent review! I'm very appreciative of your thoughts on our property! We definitely have a lot of lakes to choose from within a 20 mile radius about 40 lakes. We up to continue to earn your business in...More

          Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

          First, let me say right up front that I am a Marriott guy. That being said, I try to be open minded wherever I stay. I'll admit I did not use the water park, go to the arcade, or play laser tag at this hotel....More

          Thank ARC58
          Response from Thomas V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter

          Hello Arc58-- Thank you for your observations on our property! We will definitely look into the linens to ensure that we are rotating them out more frequently; along with the comforters. I'm sorry that our recent updates did not match your taste of your typical...More

          Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

          So this place is becoming an annual stop for us. I used a lot of my IHG points to stay here for one night, but it is totally worth seeing the extreme joy in my on the faces of my children. We kept this visit...More

          1  Thank tjda
          Response from Thomas V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter

          Hello tjda-- Thank you for taking the time to review our property and thank you for making us one of your family traditions. It is such a treat to get to know your guests year over year and I'm very happy to see that we've...More

          Reviewed 18 August 2016

          We already knew this had a water park, and wanted to stay here with our grandchildren. Even though we were fairly close to the lobby, we were not bothered by noise when trying to sleep at night. The atmosphere is great. Staff are helpful and...More

          Thank Franida
          Response from Thomas V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter

          Hello Franida- Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property! We really appreciate you and your family spending time to build memories in the Brainerd Lakes Area! We'll continue to do our very best to provide a superior experience! Thank you,...More

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          About
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          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Free Parking
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Breakfast included
          • Room Service
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Business Centre with Internet Access
          • Breakfast included
          • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
          • Meeting Rooms
          • Laundry Service
          • Self-Serve Laundry
          • Conference Facilities
          • Shuttle Bus Service
          • Room Service
          • Dry Cleaning
          • Banquet Room
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Room amenities
          • Microwave
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Hot Tub
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          Details
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          • US$127 - US$260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Suites ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
          • Family Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 98
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          Nearby Attractions
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          apfarm
          Do they have a Sauna?
          18 December 2016|
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          Response from Jeff O | Reviewed this property |
          No they do not have a sauna.
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          Mom2kkids
          I am curious if there is a snack bar located inside the water park area that would provide adult like beverages?
          25 September 2016|
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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!
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          Angiedonnay
          Can kids use life vests?
          19 August 2016|
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          Response from rawbass2016 | Reviewed this property |
          Yes, you can bring life jackets but they also have some there that are available!
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          Room Tips
          "Great hotel to take your kids to burn off energy."
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          "I prefer rooms on the top floor, they're a bit quieter."
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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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