Welcome to the Brainerd Hotel & Conference Center!
In 1970, Ray Madison began planning what would become the Holiday Inn Brainerd, the Brainerd Lakes area’s first destination full-service hotel. Featuring a large indoor pool, sauna and whirlpool tub, outdoor tennis court and video game room, the hotel quickly became a favorite Brainerd Lakes getaway destination for families from throughout the Midwest. Since then, the hotel has been known as the Brainerd Ramada and the Red Roof Inn Brainerd. On July 6, 2010, a previous owner, knowing the value and potential of Brainerd’s only full-service hotel, reacquired the property and renamed it “The Brainerd Hotel & Conference Center”, pledging to once again offer clean, affordable hotel rooms, great amenities for visiting families and professional meeting facilities for events.
In addition to a large indoor swimming pool, The Brainerd Hotel & Conference Center boasts 148 guest rooms, flexible meeting space for up to 280 people, complimentary high-speed internet access throughout the hotel and great service from our professional and friendly staff. With some of the best prices in the area, we think you’ll agree, The Brainerd Hotel & Conference Center is a great value!
The Brainerd Hotel & Conference Center is conveniently located across the street from the Brainerd Medical Center and less than a mile from the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds. Within a five minute drive, you can shop downtown Brainerd, visit Central Lakes College, Saint Joseph’s Medical Center, Paul Bunyan Trail, Crow Wing County Courthouse, Northland Arboretum or the Brainerd Civic Center. Brainerd Lakes Airport is five miles from the hotel. Within a 30 minute drive, you can visit Brainerd International Raceway, home of the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, Camp Ripley and the Minnesota Military Museum, or try one of the areas award-winning golf courses. Brainerd’s area lakes are an easy drive from the hotel, including Gilbert Lake, Long Lake and Gull Lake to name a few.