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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 12 May 2015

We have stayed at the Bavarian Inn for a few years (4+) now. The Bavarian Inn lodge is the perfect weekend getaway! Great food, great amenities and friendly staff. I wish I could live there. Lots of character and German charm. Excellent service, Food was very good - authentic dishes. Staff was friendly and helpful! Great time! We were there...

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

Dear Haengel2013: Thank you so much for making the Bavarian Inn Lodge a part of your traditional get-a-ways in Frankenmuth. Thank you especially for your kind words about our staff. We are so proud of our team and we all try to have FUN helping you have FUN while we are here at the Lodge too. We appreciate your loyalty...

Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for a family weekend. The staff was nice and the beds comfy. The room itself was old and musty and everything appeared out of the mid 1980's. The breakfast buffet was terrible and not worth the money. The pools and the game rooms made up for everything else. The kids had a great time.

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

Dear KB1633, Thank you so very much for your recent stay and your feedback. We receive all feedback as a "gift" and opportunity from our guests. I'm so sorry for your disappointments and will share your feelings with all the appropriate team. Our guestrooms are a Bavarian Theme with a bit of "old world" feel on purpose. That said, we...

Columbiaville, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 11 May 2015

We have stayed at the Bavarian Inn for a few years now. Would take our daughter and now take our daughter and grand daughter we love all of the activities and pools. The food there is also very good. Everyone is very friendly.

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

Dear Cindy Z., Cindy, it always warms our hearts when we hear about grandparents coming back with their grown child and grandchildren too! The time you have three generations together are special ones and we are thrilled that you included us in your Frankenmuth experience. We hope to serve you all for decades to come Cindy! Yours in Service, Jim...

Dearborn, Michigan
Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

The Bavarian Inn lodge is the perfect weekend getaway! Great food, great amenities and friendly staff. I wish I could live there. Only one small item would make it better and yes this is a bit selfish, an electric vehicle charging station for us EV owners would be nice.

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

Dear Michael, Thank you for your feedback and kind words Michael. You are the FIRST request that I have heard of looking for a electric vehicle charging station. That means it is time to start researching. We have normal power outdoors in many locations due to diesel engine guests with heating elements in the colder months. Thanks for the idea....

Huntington, West Virginia
Reviewed 11 May 2015

We stayed recently for our National Leonberger Dog Show and the experience couldn't have been any better! Beautiful place with great rooms, comfortable beds, and all the amenities you could ask for. The service was fantastic from the maid service to the folks at the front desk. We loved Oma's restaurant for the food and service. Wonderful place - looking...

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

Dear Kimberly, Thank you for traveling from West Virginia to be a part of the Leonberger Dog Show. We really enjoyed getting to know your group and serve you and you respectable breed of Pups. So glad you enjoyed the experience here and all over Frankenmuth. We hope for that opportunity to serve you again -whether it is through a...

Vandalia, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 10 May 2015

The last time we stayed at Bavarian Inn Lodge, was in 1996! I was 6 years old at the time, and always wanted to go back to Bavarian Inn Lodge. A few weeks prior to our arrival for May 9th, 2015, I made my reservations, and had an excellent experience with the reservationist. I was given a discount, and then...

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

Dear Michael F., Thank you Michael so much for your kind words and your return visit (after 19 years!). I will share your feedback with the entire Bavarian Inn Zehnder family at a Board meeting tomorrow morning. We appreciate ALL feedback. I will look into the intermittent connectivity to WIFI with our IT manager this morning. That should not be...

Grimsby, Canada
Reviewed 9 May 2015

Great hotel, Lots of character and German charm. Excellent service, Food was very good - authentic dishes. Staff was friendly and helgful! Great time! We were there for a dog show, the grounds were immaculate!

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

Dear Chauchi, So happy that you and all the Leonbergers enjoyed your time in Frankenmuth! We enjoyed hosting your group and are proud to be having bragging rights for doing so. Best of luck in your future competitions and we hope you find a good reason to visit Pure Michigan and Frankenmuth again, With Sincere Appreciation for your feedback. Jim...

Big Rapids, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 9 May 2015

We were here for the National Leonberger Dog Show....and it was incredible. The staff was VERY friendly and helpful....and most important, the dogs were allowed to be in the rooms. We do a LOT of traveling across the nation....and ONLY stay where dogs are allowed...whether we have ours with us or not...the Bavarian Inn went overboard to make sure its...

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

Dear Jack B., Jack, we very much enjoyed interacting with your Leo's and are thrilled that you had a successful show. The weather certainly was cooperative for you wasn't it. I will evaluate the WIFI in the tower area with our IT manager. It should not have been weak. I suspect a technical challenge which we will evaluate immediately. We...

Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

Very nice and the staff was very helpful. Did everything they could to make our stay pleasant at a price we could afford. Rooms were very clean and the view was wonderful. The pools were clean and pleasant.

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

Dear Butterfly Rosary, Thank you for choosing the Lodge for your families get-a-way to Frankenmuth! So happy to hear our team made a difference in your stay. They are our best and most valued asset! We all hope to serve you again soon! Yours In Service, Jim Engel, C.O.O. On Behalf of our ENTIRE Bavarian Inn Lodge Team

Port Huron, Michigan
Reviewed 8 May 2015

Went to the Bavarian Inn Lodge in April to celebrate my 60th birthday. The rooms were very comfortable and our mini suite was very spacious and roomy. We enjoyed walking the grounds as the weather was beautiful during our visit. We walked back and forth over the covered bridge several times each day. The staff were so pleasant and accommodating....

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Dear Marian D., Happy belated Birthday Marian! Thank you for including the lodge in your get-a-way celebration to Frankenmuth. We are thrilled to hear you had a spectacular time and look forward to the opportunity to serve you again! Don't wait until 65... would love to meet you on 61 or sooner! Please ask for me at the Front Desk...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • 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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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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
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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 - $304 (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 like the river view rooms simply for the view of the river”
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“just make sure when booking a suite you get an accurate description, my only complaint.”
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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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“If you have kinds stay on second floor. rooms 240-260 gets you close to the waterslides and pool an kiddy pool .”
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