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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

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 :)

We love this hotel. Perfect for kids because of the water park. Rooms are clean and nice.

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.

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

It is a nice hotel. The waterpark is great, kids loved it.

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.

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.

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.

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.

I would like to have seen better quality pillows, maybe a memory foam and a soft pillow. The Bed and pillows seemed a little worn or tired.

Holiday Inn Express Baxter provides rich carpeting that is good condition. The room was comfortable and the pillows on the beds were a mixture of firm and soft. First time I have encountered pillowcases embroidered with the density of the pillows. The location enabled us to visit an old family homestead and take in a lot of family type activities. In the morning or later in the evening the kids were able to take advantage of the indoor waterpark. Restaurants were plentiful and within a short driving distance to the hotel. The continental breakfast offered a fairly wide selection of items for the entire family.

15739 Audubon Way Baxter MN

Located 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Northland Arboretum, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter is within a 5-minute drive of Brainerd International Raceway. This hotel has 98 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a water park, and an indoor pool. Cragun's Legacy Courses and North Central Speedway are also a short drive away.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


All of Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter's 98 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Free newspapers, free local calls, and hair dryers are also standard.

Property features

At Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter, guests enjoy a water park, an indoor pool, and a children's pool. There's free parking if you drive. Staff members are on hand to provide dry cleaning/laundry services and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a 24-hour fitness center, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (LEISURE)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Standard Room

Twin 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Tree House, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 6