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By a verified traveler on Mon 09 Sep 2019

Hotel Description

Family-friendly beachfront resort with 6 restaurants

On the beach

A stay at this resort places you within half a mile (1 km) of The Classic at Madden's Golf Course and 3 miles (5 km) of Legacy at Cragun's. Cragun's Legacy Courses is within 3 miles (5 km) and Mount Ski Gull is within 9 miles (15 km).

36-hole golf course

This smoke-free resort features a golf course, a full-service spa, and a nightclub. There's fun for all ages with a children's club and a children's pool, and families will appreciate the picnic area. Enjoy the 3 indoor pools and perks like free self parking and free WiFi.

Free WiFi, balconies

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 287 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and balconies. TVs, room service, and coffee/tea makers are also available.

Golf Villa 2 Queens w/ deck or balcony overlooking golf course or Garden

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Steamboat Bay Upper Sunrise Villa 2 Queen lower level and 2 Twins and a bath in loft on waters edge

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Wilson Bay Sunset Villa 2 Queen beds w/ fireplace and deck or balcony overlooking Wilson Bay

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Steamboat Bay Lower Sunrise Villa 2 Queens w/ Balcony on the waters edge

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Mission Point Bayview w/ 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Golf Villa 1 King Suite w/ Deck or Balcony overlooking Golf course or Garden

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Maddens On Gull Lake ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Maddens On Gull Lake

Couples (1) Family (1)
4 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 9, 2019

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5 out of 5
The atmosphere was extremely inviting. I would definitely recommend this place.

Posted by on Jun 22, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 25, 2019 by Madden's on Gull Lake

Thanks for your review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit.

5 out of 5

The hotel grounds were amazing!!!

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
I found this hotel on Trip Advisory and I was not disappointed. I can not say enough about this place. I was booked in for one night on business and it required a second night and we were happy to stay. We stayed in the Inn itself, not one of the outter buildings so I can not comment on them. The morning we were to leave, I pulled a muscle in my back and was unable to finish my work on my computer. We checked out of the room and went to the lobby of the Inn and they let me set up work and work from there. It was amazing, the lobby is beautiful and the views out the big windows were beautiful. I wished I had done my work rom the lobby instead of my room from the beginning!! Everyone there was very polite and helpful. I was there during off season so there were not a lot of people there which made it nicer. There is a lot to do here because it is actually a resort. Too bad I hurt my back because we wanted to take a boat out on the lake. We had a lakeview and a huge belcony off our room which made it even nicer. I recommend anyone to stay from vacations to business and of course, don't forget about their golf course!! hahaha Thanks for the great stay!!!

Posted by , from Valparaiso, IN, USA on May 10, 2012

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5 out of 5

Great Value! The Perfect Getaway!

I stayed at Madden's with my family this past year. We just wanted to get a way for a weekend, and found Madden's on online travel. We typically have stayed closer to home, or gone south, but Madden's turned out to be a fantastic choice! From the minute we arrived to the time we drove off, the staff was courteous and very helpful. They were very knowledgeable about the area, and knew exactly ho to assist me with any information I wanted! The rooms were great! We had a multi-bedroom cabin that was right on the Lake, we were able to swim and fish right from shore! The room itself was clean, well put together, and very "current"! I commented to the Front Desk about this and they said they are a seasonal resort, so each winter they reassess what should be updated for the next year so everything is in top condition! We really loved the different areas of the resort, we took full advantage of the 4 swimming pools, the lake and their Tennis and Croquet center was a real treat! I had never been lawn bowling, but their staff took the time to show us how to play and got us started! The meals were by far the highlight of the trip! We ate in two of their restaurants, the Inn, and the Classic. Breakfast was a combination of Sunday brunch that my mom used to make, and a smorgasboard of first class cuisine! From crisp bacon, to chocolate waffles to eggs Benedict, they had it all! The Classic was an out of this world experience! Their staff was so knowledgeable I barely had to pick up a menu, from appetizer to dessert everything was perfect! With wine suggestions to match! \nWe're going back for golf this year!!!

Posted by on Mar 17, 2008

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Property Features

Maddens On Gull Lake offers its guests a full-service spa, a golf course, and 3 indoor swimming pools. There are 6 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Public spaces have free WiFi. There's an onsite business center. An outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a health club are also featured at the family-friendly Maddens On Gull Lake. Free self parking is available. This 4-star Brainerd resort is smoke free.

  • 287 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 6 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Nightclub
  • Coffee shop
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Game room or arcade
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of indoor pools - 3
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.) (235.3 km / 146.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Maddens On Gull Lake offers 287 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Maddens On Gull Lake has 6 restaurants on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Guests can play rounds at the 36-hole golf course. 3 indoor swimming pools are on site along with an outdoor pool. In addition to a children's pool, other recreational amenities include an outdoor tennis court, a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Horse riding nearby
  • Playground on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Golf lessons on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the resort's full-service spa, The Spa at Madden's. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and facials.

The spa is open daily.

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Sports massage
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4:30 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 12 and USD 35 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Maddens Gull Lake Hotel Brainerd
  • Maddens Gull Lake Hotel
  • Maddens Gull Lake Brainerd
  • Maddens Resort On Gull Lake Hotel Brainerd
  • Maddens Hotel Brainerd
  • Maddens On Gull Lake Resort
  • Maddens On Gull Lake Brainerd
  • Maddens On Gull Lake Resort Brainerd

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.