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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter

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Certificate of Excellence
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
Room Service
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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This hotel has such great amenities for families. My grandsons loved the fantastic Waterpark and Laser Tag. It was great to order pizzas within the area so adults could keep a watchful eye on kids and enjoy food at reasonable prices. The rooms were spacious and clean. The
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Response from Thomas V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you lolcott for your praises! We do our very best to provide a great experience. We look forward to seeing your family again. Safe Travels,
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Check in easy. Room clean and spacious. Bed was comfortable. Close to restaurants and things to do. Has water park and pool but has limited hours. Breakfast selection was good. One issue I had was check out. I asked the front desk for a copy of my receipt. I was told that I
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Response from Thomas V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you DSWeimar for your review. I'm very sorry that it was not explained clearly in regards to why we can't give a receipt for your third party booking. The reason why we couldn't get a receipt is because at the hotel itself did not charge your card. It was charge through the third party. It should have been explained that your travel receipt should have already been provided through the 3rd party vendor and offered to reach out to the agency if receipt hasn't been received. I apologize for that confusion. We will work on clearing up the explanation with our front desk agents. Thank you. Safe Travels, Thomas V
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This Holiday Inn has standard, decent rooms and a good breakfast. There are bunk-bed suites, too, but we didn’t stay in that kind of room. They have a pancake machine, which was a nice change from other hotels with waffle machines. We were glad that there was a pull-out couch in
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The hotel was extremely busy the night we stayed as too was the water-park. The employees that night were incredible. Kaylee, Tyler, Cody and a small brunet at the front desk were awesome regardless of the chaos they were bright and cheerful. They handled every issue with
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Response from Thomas V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter
Responded 24 Dec 2018
Thank you geoffrey z for your review and choosing us for your staycation. We will make certain to pass on your praise to our staff! They are truly what makes this place soar. We look forward to serving you and your family in the future. Safe Travels, Thomas V
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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 at. Good luck trying to find clean pool
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Response from Thomas V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter
Responded 19 Nov 2018
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 additional team members to join our team that will bring friendly personable service. It continues to improve each weekend and I do hope you see a major improvement your next visit. Safe Travels.
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Rooms have those doors that go to the next room.
Do they have a Sauna?
No they do not have a sauna.
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Yes, there is a snack bar that sells pizza and snacks. Also, Tap Beer and Mixed Drinks!
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Can kids use life vests?
Yes, you can bring life jackets but they also have some there that are available!
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Yup! I can't remember for how many people--at least 4, maybe 6.
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"We did a suite with log cabin bun beds to have 2 of our grandchildren join us"
"We had 2 boys with us so we had first floor with bunk beds and it was great. There was some noise but there always is in a hotel"
"Stay on second floor, less outside foot traffic..."
"Great hotel to take your kids to burn off energy."
"I prefer rooms on the top floor, they're a bit quieter."
US$110 - US$275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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