Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter, an IHG Hotel

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Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board

Overview of Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter, an IHG Hotel

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter, an IHG Hotel

3 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
15739 Audubon Way, Baxter, MN, 56425

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNorthland Arboretum5 min drive
  • AirportBrainerd, MN (BRD-Brainerd Lakes Regional)11 min drive
  • Popular LocationCuyuna Country State Recreation Area22 min drive
  • Popular LocationGrand Casino Mille Lacs51 min drive

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About this area

Baxter

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter, an IHG Hotel is located in Baxter. Crow Wing State Park and Northland Arboretum reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Nisswa Family Fun Center and Paul Bunyan Land. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Brainerd International Raceway or North Central Speedway.

What's nearby

  • Brainerd International Raceway - 4 min drive
  • Northland Arboretum - 5 min drive
  • Buffalo Hills Park - 12 min drive
  • Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area - 22 min drive
  • Grand Casino Mille Lacs - 51 min drive

Getting around

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl. Airport (MSP) - 156 min drive

Restaurants

  • Three Bear Bar and Grill — 1 min walk
  • El Tequila — 4 min walk
  • Grizzly's Wood-Fired Grill — 16 min walk
  • Culver's — 16 min walk
  • Prairie Bay Grill — 17 min walk

About this property

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter, an IHG Hotel

Family-friendly hotel with water park and free breakfast
Along with a water park (surcharge), this smoke-free hotel has a restaurant and an indoor pool. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a 24-hour fitness center, a bar/lounge, and a snack bar/deli are onsite. All 98 rooms provide free WiFi and free wired Internet, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves. Premium bedding, coffee makers, and free newspapers are among the other amenities available to guests.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter, an IHG Hotel 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.

Guests can surf the web using the 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.

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.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast available
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Arcade/game room
  • Children's pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Water park access (surcharge)

Family friendly

  • Arcade/game room
  • Children's pool
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lazy river
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Waterslide

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (1000 square feet)
  • Meeting room

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - midnight

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

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.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 40 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of USD 150 per stay
Dogs welcome
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

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)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at 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

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, and Carte Blanche; cash is not accepted
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

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.3

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 239 out of 460 reviews
5 - Excellent 52%
Rating 4 - Good. 153 out of 460 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 41 out of 460 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 22 out of 460 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 5 out of 460 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.4/5

Amenities

4.3/5

Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Staff & service
Waterpark and lazer tag amazing exercise room ok. No hot breakfast we had a child that was lactose intolerant and only option eas cereal oatmeal and yogurt. Bathroom had no exhaust fan so when you showered it was extremely humid in the room bathtub stopper didnt work bathroom sink plugged up. Only good part of stay was waterpark. Wont stay there again!
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We loved the water park! The hotel was clean and well maintained. The staff were friendly and accommodating. Great experience!
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Fun & friendly - recommend the tree house room
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The woman at the front desk was so helpful! She helped us reinstate a cancelled reservation, and then she cancelled a 2nd reservation that we had made in error. She was truly exceptional in her demeanor and customer service. She should be promoted and given a raise!
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was fine
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021