Holiday Inn Express & Suites BRAINERD-BAXTER ★★★

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$102
avg/night
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Check-in: Feb 25, 2016 Check-out: Feb 26, 2016
4.2 /5
Overall score
100%
Would recommend
Amenities:
4.3
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.9
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Overview

Enjoy Our Brainerd, MN Hotel's Central LocationWhile in Brainerd, MN, patrons lodging with us enjoy excellent amenities like free Wi-Fi access, as well as a great location near major businesses and attractions. The Holiday Inn Express® Brainerd - Baxter Hotel is nestled in the heart of Minnesota, best known for its beautiful lakes and awesome outdoor recreation.Corporate travelers appreciate our modern facilities, which boast an on-site Business Center with print, copy and fax services and a 975-sq-ft meeting room. We are near St. Joseph's Medical Center, and numerous businesses, including Costco and Mill Motors, also call Baxter, MN home.Our hotel's guests enjoy access to Three Bear Water Park, our on-site water park that boasts everything from a lazy river to a 1,000-gallon dumping bucket. Water Park hours are seasonal. Please call for hours. Check out the area's other attractions, including Brainerd International Raceway and Legacy Golf Course at Craguns. During the spring and summer the area boasts over 400 miles of well-kept biking and hiking trails.After a busy day in Brainerd, MN, guests lodging with us can order an excellent meal from Three Bear Grill or spend the evening in the on-site arcade. "Stay Smart" while you're in Baxter, MN and enjoy our hotel's complimentary, hot Express Start Breakfast Bar, which features such items as scrambled eggs, bacon, biscuits and fruit.

Dining

Three Bear Bar & Grill
We offer a fast casual style dining in our Three Bear Waterpark. Our Grill and Bar is open while the waterpark is open and during the off season is open Monday through Thursday from 5pm to 9pm.
Three Bear Bar
Open 7 days a week during waterpark hours and 5pm to 9pm during closed days of the waterpark.

Recommendations for you

Guest score 4.2 / 5
$102
Guest score 4.0 / 5
$129
Guest score 2.6 / 5
$64
Guest score 3.8 / 5
$80

Amenities

Featured

  • Free breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi in Room
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities

General

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Pet friendly
  • Free local telephone calls

Activities

  • Indoor pool
  • Children's activities
  • Golf

Dining

  • Free breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee maker in room
  • Room service

Services

  • Business center
  • Maid service
  • Guest laundromat
  • In-Room Safe
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Car rental desk
  • FAX
  • Gift shop
  • White board
  • Florist

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room

Parking

  • Free parking
  • Parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible facilities

Room

  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Desk with lamp
  • Free newspaper
  • Hairdryer in room
  • Microwave
  • Outlet adapters
  • Cribs available
  • Sofa bed
  • Temperature control
  • Ironing board
  • Bath tub

Reviews

4.2 /5 Overall score

100% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 4.3/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.6/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.5/5
  • Comfort: 4.4/5
  • Location: 4.4/5
  • Value: 3.9/5

kids loved it.

Would recommend Wed, Mar 4, 2015
Loved theroom and food. Our package was worth the price.... Almost. Our third adult cancelled so we were given a smaller room, but didn't receive a discount. Other then that all was great. What was very friendly.

| N/A Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Great room, great breakfast, great pool!

Would recommend Tue, Sep 30, 2014
I stayed here with my mom, sister, and three pre-school aged nieces and nephews. I chose this hotel for the water park and we were not disappointed! I had to sleep on the pull-out couch bed which wasn't the most comfortable, but I was tired enough after an evening of swimming that I managed! The other beds were very comfortable! The breakfast was yummy and offered a good selection and the hours worked well for us. I would definitely stay here again and definitely recommend it to family or friends. Since there were so many of us and we had a large room, it was more expensive than I would have liked to pay...but it was worth it for the fun and memories :)

| Minnesota Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

short get away

Would recommend Sun, Aug 31, 2014
We love this hotel. Perfect for kids because of the water park. Rooms are clean and nice.

Dining

Lots of places to eat in the area.

| Brainard, mn Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Great Hotel

Would recommend Mon, Jun 16, 2014
Stayed here while attending a wedding. There were many family ammendities that I didn't use, but the wifi was good, rooms were clean, and they had a good business center.

| Pasadena, MD Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

My Grandkids loved this trip and motel.

Would recommend Fri, Aug 16, 2013
We want to do this again. Very good experience. 'the room was clean, staff friendly and helpful. Breakfast was done very well.

Entertainment hint

Wonderful waterpark.

| Hackensack, MN Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

weekend trip

Would recommend Sun, Jun 16, 2013
It is a nice hotel. The waterpark is great, kids loved it.

| Brainerd, MN Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Holiday Inn Baxter

Would recommend Mon, Oct 3, 2011
The people were great! Everyone was so friendly. It is also very clean. The only down fall for me, was there is no restaraunt. Only food available is at the waterpark snack bar. They do have a full bar there at the snack bar though.

| Twin Cities, MN Business

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

comfort

Would recommend Tue, Aug 16, 2011
We stayed one night to get out of the city. Easy to find right off the highway. Whereever you are going this hotel was located in great place. Lots of famiily/kids because of the waterpark. Thought it would be noisy during the night, but it was very quiet. Not much to do at waterpark for adults other than sit in the adult hot tub. Morning breakfast is one of the best, and there was enough food for everyone. Beds were very comfy, clean room, and they were all nonsmoking! Room price automatically includes waterpark. Should have separate rate for room only.

Attractions

Go to Pequot Lakes and do the maze/minigolf. Really fun. On way back you can stop at Nisswa and shop the distinct local businesses, be careful, some are spendy.

| Ramsey, Mn Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great room

Would recommend Mon, Aug 8, 2011
We had a day visit to Brainerd and did some mini golf and go carts. Heavy rains cancelled our horseback ride. Great location off Hwy. 371. Close to many things. Hotel has a water park that is geared towards kids. However, there is one hot tub that is only for adults which was nice. No swimming pool. Gets pretty loud in waterpark with kids. Noise in hotel hallways were at a minimum. We had a very quiet/restful sleep. Complimentary breakfast is one of the best I've had at a hotel. Pricing automatically includes waterpark. No separate rate for room only. Business center only has one computer. Not sure if they had wifi.

Attractions

Drive to Pequot Lakes and go to Wildwedge mini golf/maze. They also have regular golf course. On way back you can stop at Nisswa and go to the local shops. Pirates Cove mini golf/go carts is fun, but costs a bit more.

| Isanti, MN Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

A good experience

Would recommend Thu, Sep 30, 2010
Used as a base to sightsee. Breakfast was very good; room was clean and quiet; staff was quite helpful in getting us settled. We are in our eighties and on our honeymoon so, needed some help with luggage and an unfamiliar rented car.

Time saver

Driveway entrance is long before the sign; difficult to see at night.

| San Jose, CA Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

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Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 04:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

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Rate based on Check-in: Feb 25, 2016 Check-out: Feb 26, 2016