COVID-19: Stay Safe Initiative

As of September 7, 2021
Please call for up-to-date information.

Waterpark Availability 

Waterpark Use for Lodging Guests – The use of the waterpark is currently unlimited for all hotel guests during normal waterpark hours. We are at full capacity currently based on current guidelines. Guidelines may change with limited notice.  

Waterpark Use for Outside Guests – 
Waterpark is available based on hotel capacity. We limit outside guests based on our capacity. Hotel guests will have priority. Call day of to inquire about utilizing the waterpark. For larger groups it is advised to call within the week to determine access.
Current waterpark hours are available by viewing our waterpark calendar. Calendars will be published closer to the date and based on current demand and/or restrictions.

Waterpark and Laser Tag are closed 3pm – 4pm for cleaning and safety checks daily. All guests must exit the facility during those times.

Laser Tag Availability 

Our current capacity is twelve for Laser Tag. We are able to allow for rental of the Laser Tag space, but it needs to be reserved prior to your arrival. Please inquire with Laser Tag for which time slots are currently available for your desired date.  

For In-House Guests: cost is $10 per person for a half-hour rental minimum of 4 people.
For Outside Guests: cost is $15 per person for a half-hour rental minimum of 4 people.

Food and Beverage Service Availability

Breakfast buffet is back and available 6:30am – 9:00am. Grab and Go options are available for those requesting. 
Grill and Bar is open limited hours during this time. When Grill is closed you are welcome to order delivery.

Covid-19: What We’re Doing And Ask From You

The top priority at the Holiday Inn Express Brainerd-Baxter Hotel is always the safety and well-being of our guests and staff. We continue to monitor and follow the guidance of Federal, State and Local Officials regarding COVID-19

Here is what you should expect when checking in at the Holiday Inn Express, Brainerd-Baxter Hotel:
  • We have created a contactless check in experience for your safety.
  • All commonly used items disinfected prior to there next use along with disinfection wipes available for guest comfort.
  • We have added sanitizing stations at all entrances/exits.
  • Signage and barriers posted to remind both guests and staff to practice safe stay protocols.
  • All staff members trained to implement heightened disinfection and safety protocols for each department.
  • All staff will practice appropriate hand washing, social distancing and wearing a mask when appropriate.
  • Currently masks are optional for those members who are fully vaccinated but are highly encourage.  Non-vaccinated staff and guests should be masked based on CDC regulations and State mandates.
Our cleaning protocols:
  • We follow a 5 Step cleaning program that includes surveying the room for possible repairs, servicing the room by properly stripping all linen, used or not, disinfecting all surfaces with the proper hold times to ensure proper disinfection, staging the room for the next guest and inspecting to ensure all 5 steps have been completed properly.
  • Every hour we have a dedicated crew disinfecting high touch areas like door hands, elevator buttons, railings, tabletops and bathrooms to minimize risk.
  • Stay over services are available upon request.
We ask this of our guests:
  • We are taking every step to minimize risk for our staff and guests. We continue to follow the Governor’s orders and recommendations from health authorities, which change often. We will update policies as changes occur. Remember, if you feel sick, stay home. We are in this together, together we are stronger and together we will stay safer.
We welcome you and thank you for choosing and supporting the Holiday Inn Express, Brainerd-Baxter!

Holiday Inn Express Brainerd-Baxter Hotel