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Americas Best Value Inn Brainerd

2.2 miles from Brainerd centre
  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast included
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11617 Andrew St, Brainerd, MN 56401
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty creepy feeling the entire time there. It was the only room available when we booked because of the fishing contest. Would skip the contest if this was the only hotel available next year. First 3 sets of keys diddnt work, Dirty dirty room, Especially for owner operators that apparently must live there. Hire a cleaning person. Foul smell in...

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Saint Germain, Wisconsin
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I don't even know where to start with this filthy dump. I was the only person at the counter and it still took 25 minutes to check in. I am POSITIVE there is illegal activity going on between the manager and partner - and they live there. Enjoy the continental breakfast - the continent it must be from is Africa,...

Thank Gregg K
Deweyville, Utah
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Our room had obviously been a smokers room, and very recently. Cleaning fluids tried to disguise the odor, but only made it worse. Beds had foam egg crate type pads, probably to disguise bad mattresses, but were very uncomfortable. Had we been staying more than one quick stop on our way through, we would definitely had to find a different...

Thank Marlene B
Brainerd, Minnesota
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We got stuck in Brainerd and just needed a place to lie our heads that wa safe and hopefully cheap. Well, apparently, you never want to get stranded in Brainerd. This was the cheapest place in town and still $127 a night. Trust me, I have stayed in some very nice rooms for that price. But, this room, I have...

Thank JacquiO29
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Sleep in your car before you opt for this hotel. Had no other options while in town for business and needed a place to stay, so we opted for America's Best Value Inn based on the reviews on Orbitz, which were favorable. Not sure where those people stayed, but it couldn't have been here. Check in took over half an...

Thank Val A
McKinney, Texas
Reviewed 10 August 2016

When we checked in and went to the room there were no face clothes and only 2 hand towels and 2 bath towels. The room was a non smoking but there was a empty cigarette package laying on the arm chair. I called manager to come down with the face clothes and to remove the cigarette package so he could...

Thank hootowl1940
Reviewed 25 July 2016

$99.99 per night for a $20.00 room. The room had a stale smell and there was a hole in the wall. The TV had a fuzzy picture as if the cable wasn't hooked up properly and it was positioned almost level with the bed so watching it while you were lying down was impossible the hall carpets were full of...

Thank Richard C
Isanti, Minnesota
Reviewed 18 July 2016

I made a mistake and forgot to book a room for this particular weekend. So last minute price was way more than this room was worth. It was the height of the summer tourist season, so not much was available. Good: Card key worked first time everytime Fridge & microwave Ample light and counter space by sink Sausage & biscuits...

Thank aginggoddess
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Awful! Overcharged us because it was around 4 th of July. Rooms smell funny. Walls need painting. Not enough towels in the rooms. Everything's unplugged and you have to find outlets for the lamps. They allow dogs and they bark all day long! And management won't do anything about it! I would never stay here if I had a choice!

Thank Melanie P
Reviewed 4 May 2016

When I booked online to hold a room as I am from the cities and not from Brainerd and went up to visit my family it told me one prince but when I got there he gave me a different price yet I was charged the higher price in the end and when I called on it, they are NOT...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Americas Best Value Inn Brainerd

Address: 11617 Andrew St, Brainerd, MN 56401 (Formerly Econo Lodge Brainerd)
Region: United States > Minnesota > Brainerd
Price Range: £59 - £81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn Brainerd 2*
Number of rooms: 34
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Also Known As:
Econo Lodge Brainerd
Brainerd Econo Lodge
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“Check for bad odor before unpacking”
 of 5 bubbles 712marleneb, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose a different hotel.”
  • Entry of room
  • Terrible paint job
  • No drain plug
  • Frozen soda out of refrigerator
  • Dresser, tv, and non working lamp.
  • The vanity and towels provided.
 of 5 bubbles JacquiO29, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The wifi was very fast....and we didn't have to pay extra for the speed!”
 of 5 bubbles cfdeyong, 21 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Simply do not stay here...........”
 of 5 bubbles CathyS396, 12 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Here's a tip to choose a good room: don't stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles KimY463, 21 Jul 2014 | Read review
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