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West Bloomfield, Michigan
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Love this lodge! Each room is named after an original German family settler from Frankenmuth with pictures and historical background on the walls within. There's a Waterpark and lots of entertainment for kids and adults. Lots of shopping and good food (Bavarian Inn, Zehnders, and much more) are plentiful.

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Plymouth, Michigan
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I have been here a hundred times at least and still get excited to eat their fried chicken. It has a flavor and taste like no other place you've ever been. It really is wo of famous. People come from all over the world to go here. It is highly recommended you try it.

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Sarnia, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a night here during March break and the kids who range in age from 13 to 7 had a great time and so did the parents. The highlight was the slides and pool area that were well maintained and had plenty of seating for parents. The lifeguards were attentive and kept the area tidy. The fun centre was also...

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Toledo, Ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family stayed the week of March 5th. Our first night there we noticed the heat wasnt working right. Called the front desk and they sent someone up when we got back to our room after a busy day of shopping. They knocked on the door asked what was wrong and knew right away how to fix it. Called us...

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Kalamazoo, MI
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let me praise the positives. The staff we encountered were friendly and engaging. Very nice! The fun center in the basement has tons of options for kids. We were very appreciative of the toddler pool. It was great for our 18 month old. The rooms are small and desperately need updates - especially the rooms on the first floor (our...

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Thank PiedrasPR
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here on business and the resort was very busy but the staff was well prepared for it. I was pleased with all the effort put into the environment an experience. The staff is very friendly and the rooms with a balcony a very nice. Looks like a great place to get away with the family.

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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Bunky J., Thank you so much for staying at the Lodge while on business. We enjoy assisting companies with small and even very large meetings and conventions. Many groups receive a higher than average attendance because delegates bring along family who can stay plenty busy while the delegate is in the conference. We hope for the opportunity to serve...

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great stay! My family of 4 had an amazing mini break this past weekend. We checked in early at 1:30 pm and our room was ready. We swam and the kids played on the water slide. There were life guards at the slides. Nice and clean. Also very warm.. in a good way.. I was afraid the...

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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Holly B., Thank you so much for sharing the many activities you enjoyed most on your recent stay at the Lodge. We are thrilled to hear you plan to return "often"! We promise to work hard to keep the place FUN and RELAXING awaiting that next arrival! Sincerely, Jim Engel, C.O.O. On behalf of the ENTIRE Bavarian Inn Lodge...

Holland, Michigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I sent our daughter and her husband to the Lodge for the weekend for her 30th Birthday and we're blessed with taking care of our grandson so they had a "grownup" adventure in Frankenmuth. On Sunday morning, our family and friends drive 2 1/2 hours to surprise her for Brunch. There was a moment of confusion at...

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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review

Dear MaryBeth, Thank you so much for your pre-planning to make your daughters Birthday experience a special one in Frankenmuth. We appreciate your trust in our team and I am glad all worked out well in the end for the Sunday Brunch surprise. Sincerely, Jim Engel, C.O.O. Bavarian Inn Lodge

Walled Lake, Michigan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our stay at by he bavarian in was excellent first let me say we have 5 kids so we were not sure if all of them as well as us would have enough entertainment. We stayed in room 1228 I believe, the hotel was sold out but the room was very spacious our family really liked the large screen TV...

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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review

Dear APGOBLUE! As a Wolverine Alum... I like you on sooo many levels! Thank you for your kind words on our staff, rooms and amenities offered at the Lodge. We appreciate you taking the time to elaborate on the particulars that mattered most to you and your family. It is also refreshing to get a Dad's perspective on the stay...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We brought a large group of people in for a conference. The space was excellent the sound system and lighting was first class. The food was great and reasonably priced for banquet food. What really make this place great is the people. The service not just from the sales and banquet people but even housekeeping and the gift shops was...

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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tom Q., We appreciate your trust in our team and thank you for sharing your experienced on TripAdvisor! We know that our TEAM is our most valued asset and they "make" the Bavarian Inn brand what it is! We appreciate you as an Ambassador and look forward to serving you again (as a group or with your family) in...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bavarian Inn Lodge is a treasure in the heart of downtown Frankenmuth - Michigan's #1 tourist attraction. Nestled on the banks of the beautiful Cass River, the Lodge is a world-class getaway destination for families and couples. The Bavarian Inn Lodge of Frankenmuth is about gathering. For generations, millions of people have come here to stay and play, to be welcomed with our home-cooked chicken dinners, delightfully cozy beds, and warm Bavarian hospitality. It's like stepping into the heart of Europe without a passport or the jet lag! •360 European-themed guest rooms, including whirlpool, family suites and balcony rooms •Indoor water park with four indoor pools;three whirlpools & two large waterslides.•Four tennis courts (two with nighttime play). •Three-story European-style courtyard with one indoor pool and whirlpool reserved especially for adults. •18-Hole indoor miniature golf. •The largest Family Fun Center in any Midwest hotel with 110+ video and redemption games, air hockey, and pool tables.•Two-story Children's Village play area. •Two lounges, two restaurants, two gift shops (stop in at Michael's Gift Shop to check out board games galore).•Gourmet Coffee Bar in Martha's Gift Shop.•Free live nightly entertainment including sing-a-longs and Karaoke. •Free WIFI internet with over 50 hotspots throughout public areas and in guestrooms. •An abundance of public areas for your family or group to gather and socialize. America's FIRST Living Room Styled Water Park! Yet... A couples paradise with an adult only pool and whirlpool! Oh yes... Parking is always free! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bavarian Inn Lodge

Address: 1 Covered Bridge Ln, Frankenmuth, MI 48734-1900
Region: United States > Michigan > Frankenmuth
Price Range: $225 - $308 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bavarian Inn Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 360
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Also Known As:
Bavarian Hotel Frankenmuth
Bavarian Resort Frankenmuth
Frankenmuth Bavarian Lodge
Bavarian Inn Frankenmuth Mi
Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Lodge Resort
Bavarian Lodge Frankenmuth
Bavarian Frankenmuth
Bavarian Inn Lodge Frankenmuth, Michigan
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“We had a "river view".. it was a good room”
 of 5 bubbles hollyb905, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“River front rooms are nice with view.”
 of 5 bubbles O2538EPjohnm, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Do not recommend rooms near pools or activities if you plan to sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles 10Dianne, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We love the river view but we haven't had a bad room ever.”
 of 5 bubbles 657debbiej, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“For couples there are first-floor rooms with access to the adults-only pool and courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles 754lizc, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
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