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4.3 out of 5

"Waterpark and proximity to town and restaurants was great " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 14 Oct 2019

Hotel Description

Family-friendly 3-star hotel with water park

In Baxter

At this Baxter hotel, you'll be within 3 miles (5 km) of Northland Arboretum and 6 miles (10 km) of Brainerd International Raceway. Cragun's Legacy Courses and Crow Wing State Park are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Water park, dining

A water park, a 24-hour fitness center, and a restaurant are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. Bring the family and enjoy the lazy river, children's pool, and waterslide. Enjoy the indoor pool and perks like free self parking and free WiFi.

Free Internet, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 98 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Premium bedding, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers are also available.

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking (Hearing)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$102* Per night/room Oct 27 - Oct 28

Cabin, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (HEARING)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

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

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter

Everyone (4) Family (2)
4 out of 5
Waterpark and proximity to town and restaurants was great

Posted by on Oct 14, 2019

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3 out of 5
I had NO idea that it was a water park with kids running around every where. Could NOT enjoy breakfast and had kids running every where. Very loud and had to call front deck twice to changed soiled sheets. and to get room cleaned.

Posted by on Jan 3, 2019

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4 out of 5
Overall all a nice hotel. The waterpark was nice extra. The carpets both in the common areas and room need to be cleaned. Our bed was starting to sag a bit.

Posted by on Dec 26, 2018

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3 out of 5
Had trouble and the hotel staff couldn't;t help. Had trouble booking online, called and talked to Gretchen on 2-14-2018 at 11:25am Booked a King at Holiday Inn Baxter MN Got to hotel and had a two queen, they couldn't could change it. When checking out i wanted proof I didn't get the King, they said that Travelocity/Expedia can just call the hotel. Conf # 7329-9715-91036

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018

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4 out of 5

Family Time

Pros: This is a great hotel for families because of the water park and breakfast.
Everything went smoothly from our check-in on. The staff was very helpful and friendly.

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017

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5 out of 5
Cons: nothing
Location: Location was perfect for our stay
Great stay. The hotel was quiet even with it being sold out.

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015

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5 out of 5

Kids had a blast...

Pros: Free breakfast, waterpark
I booked this last minute, and it worked out great. The family suite was a little spendy (about the same for a one night resort at the Dells). The kids had their own little room with two bunk beds (4 beds total) and their own TV. They LOVED that. (Seeing how each of my kids brought a friend, this set up worked great!) Queen bed and TV on the other side of the kids room. The room was very spacious and clean. The bathroom had granite countertops (or the generic), and was quite roomy. There was a small bar area with microwave and sink. I also found a little cupboard with napkins and paper plates (ample amount of drinking cups in the room). The waterpark was a nice break from the normal hotel pools. The kids had a blast. The waterpark had one body slide and one tube slide. Nice looking hot tubs (we didn't use those..it was hot and humid outside), one for families and another for "adults only" in a separate area. A very SMALL lazy river, I was surprised when I saw it, I didn't realize they could make them that small. There was a pool for playing basketball or just playing in the water (too small for laps). On the other side of this pool, was an obstacle course (the kids spent a lot of time here). They also have a nice area for toddlers, and big kids too, to run and play on equipment and slide. This area included a 50 gallon Bucket that dropped water...huge hit with all who wanted to get wet, from the youngest to the oldest. Since my kids had a friend along, I think that helped keep them entertained. We stayed 5 hours, and they didn't want to leave. (My 12 year old probably would have gotten a little bored after a couple of hours.) For the snack shop in the pool area, food prices weren't too outragous. I fed 5 people with pop/tea for $29, and we had leftovers. The breakfast was sufficient. Fruit, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, english muffins, bagels, toast, cinnemon buns, oatmeal, cold cereal, sausage, milk, juices, ect. No one left hungry! Wonderful hotel, will definately be back! (Kids ages..10 and 8)

Posted by , from southern mn on Jul 27, 2011

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5 out of 5

Fine hotel

Hotel fit my needs for business trip. Unsure of what a weekend stay would be like, or during the middle of the summer, because of the attached waterpark. Will definitely stay here again on my next trip to the area.

Posted by on Sep 28, 2009

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5 out of 5

Stay here every time

I go to the Brainerd/Baxter area every month for business. It is the only place i would stay. Has everything you need, with a great staff and clean rooms. Breakfast could be a bit better with more of a mix of sausage. bacon and hashbrowns...but still very good.\n\n

Posted by on Mar 13, 2008

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5 out of 5

My girls had a great time at the waterpark.

I travel to the Brainerd lakes area often to visit family, and this is always my 1st choice of hotels to stay at. My 2 girls 5 and 7 had a great time at the waterpark the lifeguards are every where, and were very friendly if I had any questions. I really liked that even my 18 month old could play in the kids area with the zero depth I didnt have to worry about her going under water while playing to.

Posted by on Jan 14, 2008

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About the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter

Location 15739 Audubon Way, Baxter, MN 56425

Property Features

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter offers its guests a water park (surcharge), a lazy river, and a waterslide. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A business center and a meeting room are available. Event space at this hotel measures 1000 square feet (93 square meters). An indoor pool, a children's pool, and a spa tub are also featured at the family-friendly Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter. Self parking is free. This 3-star Baxter hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 98 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 1000 sq ft of conference space
  • 93 sq m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Front-desk safe
  • Game room or arcade
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Lazy river
  • Waterslide
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl. Airport (MSP) (221.9 km / 137.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter offers 98 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Baxter hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Three Bear Bar and Grill - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool, a children's pool, and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a water park (surcharge), a lazy river, and a 24-hour fitness center.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

The property’s water park is closed Monday-Wednesday.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 40 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of USD 150 per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and a security system

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector and a security system in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.Contactless check-out is available.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of Clean Promise (IHG) guidelines.The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are not available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Clean Promise (IHG)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 3
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: USD 150 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 40 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Holiday Inn Express Brainerd-Baxter
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel Brainerd-Baxter
  • Holiday Inn Baxter
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites Brainerd-Baxter
  • Baxter Holiday Inn
  • Holiday Inn Express Baxter
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel Suites Brainerd Baxter
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter Baxter
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter Hotel Baxter

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.