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“Solid Choice if a bit cramped”

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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Baxter
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Baxter
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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57 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Solid Choice if a bit cramped”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

The rooms here are solid and clean. The beds are pretty comfortable and the front desk staff is very nice. Rooms include a tiny fridge and a microwave. The hotel feels very cramped though. The breakfast station is way too small and while there is a seating area its a bit awkward how the whole thing is set up. The hotel doesn't have any snacks for sale but it is right next to a gas station. The gas station closes at midnight but it has a good amount of stuff. The location for the hotel is right along the highway and it is near whatever stores you probably want to hit in the brainerd area. If I had to stop in Brainerd I would stay here again though I think I would prefer not to stop in Brainerd if I don't have too.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

We did a quick overnight stay in Baxter at the Country Inn & Suites. The facility if very easy to find, good parking and friendly front staff. The facility appeared clean however the room had a musty, lake cabin type odor and suspect it to be the carpet which appeared to be long overdue for replacement. The pool was relatively small but warm so very comfortable. The breakfast serving area was neat with the normal assortment of cereals, muffins, waffles and hot country style biscuits and gravy. The breakfast seating area was small but adequate. There is no elevator and we were on the second floor which precluded us from using the luggage cart. Would have been nice to have an elevator. Overall the facility was average, clean, welcoming and a fair price.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Burnsville, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

Spent New Years Eve here, and had a very nice stay. The person at the desk when we checked in was very friendly and helpful. Our room was nice, and they were quick to get us some non-feather pillows to deal with my allergies (had forgotten to request those before hand). Breakfast in the morning was good--a bit beyond the usual waffles and cereal. Overall, I would definitely recommend this location with no reservations.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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St.Ansgar,IA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

I enjoyed my stay it was great! No problems.

The only thing is the computer in the lobby is only for 16 year olds only.

Room Tip: The rooms were nice and they have a shelf of books for kids to read if they get bored.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Oakdale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2011

We didn't have a definite destination that night, and stopped off in Baxter. We chose them because they were across the highway from a restaurant we had beeen recommended. The room was good, recommendation for dinner was for the same restaurant and excellent, and the pool and spa were fine. We had accumulated an extra suitcase (no wheels) with 60# of family heirlooms along the trip and needed to box them up to ship home rather than pack them the rest of the time. The staff went above and beyond, getting me extra newspapers to wrap things in, asking if I needed tape or anything, and then taking care of the suitcase and the extra stuff in our room. When I checked out it was like family saying goodbyes.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Brainerd, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2011

The hotel is getting new stuff (flat screen tv,curtains, Duvets, and othe stuff) they are a great staff and always helpful when looking for locations in the area. Would recommend to others.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Des Moines, Iowa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2010

The front desk staff was courteous enough upon check-in, but once we reached our nonsmoking suite, things went downhill. It was obvious from opening the door the room had been smoked in and not cleaned properly. There were crushed Doritos on the floor underneath the table, the bathroom had hair and heaven knows what in the tub. The room was old and not well-maintained. We have stayed in lots of hotels and this experience was very disappointing. The price was also quite expensive for an old, dirty room.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Baxter
Address: 15058 Dellwood Drive North, Baxter, MN 56425
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Region: United States > Minnesota > Baxter
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Baxter
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Baxter 2*
Number of rooms: 68
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