Enjoy Our Brainerd, MN Hotel's Central Location While 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 Wausau Paper and Ascensus, also call Baxter, MN home. Our hotel's guests enjoy a visit to Three Bear Water Ppark, our on-site water park that boasts everything from a lazy river to a 1,000-gallon dumping bucket. After spending an afternoon at the water park, check out the area's other attractions, including Brainerd International Raceway and Legacy Golf Course at Craguns. During the summer, you can spend a quiet afternoon at Gull Lake, and winter guests can enjoy excellent skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing in the area. 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.