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Waldo, Ohio
Reviewed 19 July 2015

We spent two nights at the Bavarian Inn Lodge with our 6 year old.There was some confusion adding our discount coupon and I had to visit the front desk several times to correct charges to our room. However, the front desk staff were friendly and apologetic. Our room, a nicely sized balcony room, overlooked the Cass River and hotel lawn....

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

Dear Natalie, Thank you so very much for your feedback on this site! We look at all insights from our guests in detail and appreciate you sharing all of your particular details. I will be sharing aspects of your review with the housekeeping department as well as the Food & Beverage department. Thanks again for entrusting us with your family...

Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

We came for a quick night get away and everything from the service to the room was wonderful! There are so many things to do, I recommended staying more than one night! The pools and arcade are well maintained along with the room being very clean and I was extremely satisfied with my suite. The Bavarian inn has a great...

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

Dear Caitlin B., Thanks for staying in one of our suites Caitlin! We appreciate your stay and your sharing your feelings with the world on this site! Thanks for the promise to return. I promise to keep the place SHINY and FUN with our award winning team of amazing individuals! With Sincere Appreciation, Jim Engel, C.O.O. On Behalf of the...

Brantford, Canada
Reviewed 19 July 2015

My family arrived at the Lodge and were assigned a very nice room on the first floor near the restaurants and Gift Shop. The room was clean and temperature settings comfortable. The Oma's Restaurant featured fine foods with a large variety menu. The waitress was very efficient and pleasant. The Gift Shop has many interesting items at reasonable prices. Every...

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

Dear Ron Y., Thank you for your loyalty to the Bavarian Inn Lodge! We opened the original 100 rooms on Feb. 10th, 1986. Then added 98 more rooms in 1989. So we REALLY appreciate your loyalty going way back! I'm very proud to have worked with the Bavarian Inn Zehnder family for 38 years and had the opportunity to give...

London, Canada
Reviewed 18 July 2015

This place is like a dream place, and I will recommend it to everyone to come and enjoy this. Everything was for the highest marks, from The front desk workers, the room was very clean, The food is excellent, in conclusion I am recommending This beautiful place to everyone

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

Dear Emira, Thank you so much for your recent visit AND your promise to return! We love all our Canadian neighbors visiting and thank you for your very kind words towards our team members. Hope to see you when you return! Yours in Service, Jim Engel, C.O.O. On Behalf of the ENTIRE Bavarian Inn Lodge Team

Ypsilanti, Michigan
Reviewed 18 July 2015

All the amenities were great and the staff made you feel welcomed. The room was nice had a balcony looking out at the parking lot. Location is great everything you need is right there. The only bad thing was kids running down the hallway, other than that I had a great & restful mini vacation.

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

Dear Diane B., Thanks for choosing the Lodge for your mini-vacation. I apologize for challenges of children running in the halls. Call us or any hotel operator at any hotel. We are here to help all guests have a great time. IF some guests are ruining that for others... our tone changes with them... WE will work hard to keep...

Deerfield, Michigan
Reviewed 18 July 2015

Everything was great. We truly enjoyed ourselves. No complaints at all. We were well taken care of. The food was great from breakfast through dinner. Just loved the atmosphere. The grounds are beautiful and I enjoyed connecting with my German ethnicity.

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

Dear Beurert, Thank you for "feeling your roots" while in Frankenmuth. My family immigrated to Frankenmuth in 1890 and we have been represented in town ever since! We appreciate hearing what mattered most to you and are thrilled to hear you had a great time. Hoping to serve you again when you get that ethnic "German" craving of Frankenmuth! Yours...

Reviewed 18 July 2015

I travel quite a bit and have enjoyed many places that are adequate and more than adequate, but the Bavarian Inn absolutely blew me away with their accommodations, their staff, the amenities. I hope one of the 10 grandchildren I have yet unmarried will choose the Inn as their wedding choice. From the first day of the 3 we were...

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

Dear Loueen, Wow... thank you for your very eloquent narrative on the overall joy of your family of 30's experience in Frankenmuth. We LOVE being apart of the ultimate family memory... Weddings! So you keep encouraging those grandchildren and we will be ready! I've so enjoyed working with thousands of team members here over the 38 years and with three...

Jackson, MI
Reviewed 18 July 2015

We have stayed here for the past several years in July for our Anniversary and we just love it. Great family atmosphere. We enjoyed the Bavarian Inn Restaurant also and the shopping at the Castle shops.

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

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Doc, Thank you so much for your kind words on this site Doc. Also for allowing us to help you relax and enjoy your wedding anniversary for several years. We are thrilled to help couples and families celebrate together... every day! I hope you would stop at the front desk and ask for me when you...

Romeo, Michigan
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Great place to visit with family. It is so family friendly with plenty of staff on hand to answer any questions you may have. Pools were excellent for kids and as a bonus they have an adults only pool! Can't say enough about the great experience. The rooms were very clean and well maintained. Nice shops. The town of Frankenmuth...

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

Dear Joan, Thank you for your recent stay Joan. We greatly appreciate your sharing your experience on this site. We are proud to boast the only hotel with an all-day-adult only pool with whirlpool area. We have hooked thousands of couples to visit over a years time as they enjoy the "no marco polo" zone of this area. We hope...

Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful family trip! There was plenty to do at the Inn to occupy our kids from ages 5 to 19. The staff was very friendly and courteous. Great value!! Rooms could use updating but were clean and quiet.

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Dear Stephanie, Thank you so much for your recent family get-a-way to Frankenmuth and the Bavarian Inn Lodge. Pleased to hear that our amenities satisfied your five year old AND teenagers at the same time. That is not always an easy thing to do! I will reach out to you individually to understand what aspects of your guetroom needed updating....

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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
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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: $193 - $303 (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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“Never have gotten a "bad" room. All have been great. You can request certain room, view, etc.”
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“Stay away from the pool areas for a quieter stay.”
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