Hotels in Brainerd, Minnesota

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Brainerd overview

Brainerd is a relaxing place distinct for its natural features and known for its waterparks and shops. You're sure to find the coffee and bar options to your liking. Families can spend some quality time at Paul Bunyan Land and Nisswa Family Fun Center. Make it a point to see sights like Northland Arboretum and Buffalo Hills Park. Brainerd is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in Brainerd

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, Brainerd can comfortably accommodate all visitors. There are 52 hotels in the Brainerd area and you can shop as many as 12 deals for rooms on Hotels.com, some with discounts of up to 50%.
  • • 10 2-star hotels with an average price of $57 per night
  • • 25 3-star hotels with an average price of $72 per night
  • • 9 4-star hotels with an average price of $89 per night

Here are the top hotels based on 1022 user reviews of Brainerd hotels:
  • • Maddens On Gull Lake (Brainerd)
  • • Americas Best Value Inn (Brainerd)
  • • Cragun's Resort & Hotel (Brainerd)

How to get to Brainerd

Fly in to Brainerd, MN (BRD-Brainerd Lakes Regional), 3.7 mi (6 km) from downtown Brainerd. Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 112.4 mi (180.9 km) away.

What to see around Brainerd

Outdoorsy fun is on hand such as adventure tours, fishing, and running, along with attractions such as:
  • • Northland Arboretum
  • • Buffalo Hills Park
  • • Nisswa Family Fun Center
  • • Nisswa City Park
  • • Fritz Loven Park
It's recognized for its lakes, and top places for nature lovers include:
  • • Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area
  • • Croft Mine Historical Park
  • • Mille Lacs Kathio State Park
Some highlights of the area include:
  • • North Central Speedway
  • • Brainerd International Raceway
  • • Cragun's Legacy Courses
  • • Paul Bunyan Land
  • • The Classic at Madden's Golf Course

When to visit Brainerd

If you're still deciding when to visit, here are the seasonal norms to help you plan:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 46°F day, -5°F night
  • • April-June: 79°F day, 22°F night
  • • July-September: 81°F day, 38°F night
  • • October-December: 62°F day, -1°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 3.0 inches
  • • April-June: 10.2 inches
  • • July-September: 10.0 inches
  • • October-December: 5.3 inches