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St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Our stay at the Bavarian Inn Lodge the week of June 14 to the 17 was great! From the moment we walked into the lobby, we were treated like family. The front desk staff was excellent and very accommodating. As I have a severe food allergy, I was very happy to learn that the on site restaurants' staff were most...

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

Dear GPL54: Thank you so much for your recent stay at the Lodge and your kind review! I really appreciate your note on the "friendly" aspect of our team. We have always promoted that being friendly is 1000% more important than being "professional". Professional means we are respectful and illustrate integrity at all times. Friendly goes beyond that to being...

Auburn, Indiana
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We stayed here for a car meet last week. It was wonderful from the time we checked in to the time we checked out. There is everything there to make it "inclusive". There are plenty of places to eat on site. There are a lot of kids activities and the pools/water slides were a hit! There is a ton of...

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

Dear Jodi S., Thank you so much for joining us at the Lodge for the Hudson Car Show. We very much enjoyed viewing and helping "show off" your beautiful machines! We appreciate your kind words (and Judy says hello...) and are glad that overall we met your needs. I'm sorry about your request for a business center and that our...

Mays Landing, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Stayed here for 1 night while on a bus tour with 53 people out of New Jersey. The room was great & I enjoyed my stay. The bed was comfortable & the room was clean. They had a lovely buffet breakfast which had many tasty options. Our dinner the night before was good. As a vegetarian, I couldn't eat the...

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

Dear So Jersey: Thank you for your kind review on your recent group tour through Frankenmuth. I really appreciate your feedback and will share your comments with our team - especially our food and beverage team regarding the Salmon. I'm sorry it wasn't to your liking. We will review this. It was very kind of you to share your thoughts...

McMurray, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 July 2015

One of the nicest stays at this unique hotel. Everyone on the staff was friendly, and no one ever passed by without a smile and hello! From the lobby to the rooms, pools Rathskeller and grounds, this property is top notch. We were there for a antique car meet and had our banquet there. The food was home-made and outstanding!...

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

Dear Roseanna, It was an honor to serve you and all the Hudson Car Owners from across the Nation! So glad that you had a great experience and enjoyed your time with us. We to as employees feel blessed to work with an owner (Judy Zehnder) who loves engaging our guests every day and leads the team in the same...

Plymouth, Michigan
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We visited recently with our teen grandson and were very pleased with the accommodations. The room was great except for the really small bathroom. The staff honored our request for a first floor room (because of Grandma's health issues). There were many activities for young people: 5 or 6 pools, water slides, arcades, miniature golf, etc. Also appreciated were the...

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

Dear Gorton: I appreciate your wonderful review and very specific feedback to assist us. I'm sorry that the bathroom was small for your needs. Judy Zehnder, the owner designed the entire hotel. At the time we built, she felt it was critical that the vanity (which we have always felt is part of the bathroom) be outside of the closed...

Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Very impressed with the entire staff. Always greeted with a smile and 'can I help you?' Room was spacious and comfortable. Restaurant and Lounge inside lodge was very good. Courtyard pool and hot tub were very clean. Friends had grandkids with them, and they kept themselves entertained in the Fun Center.

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

Dear Joseph D., I greatly appreciate your kind words recognizing our team Joseph. They make us proud every day. We work hard to assure we hire folks who want to have FUN at work and enjoy helping others have FUN too! Every time we hear about grandparents spending time with grand kids, our smiles get a little wider. Those are...

Sterling Heights, Michigan
Reviewed 1 July 2015

First time in Frankenmuth and stayed at the Bavarian Inn Lodge, would recommend to family & friends. Everything was outstanding from the friendly check in, clean rooms, wonderful staff, great food & shopping. A lot to do. Has everything.

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

Dear Brenda W., Thanks for including the Lodge as part of your FIRST Frankenmuth experience with your family Brenda. So happy to hear you all had a great stay. Thanks for sharing with the world on this site. We hope for the opportunity to have you join the thousands of families who come back to visit us! Have a spectacular...

Reviewed 30 June 2015

I was planning a trip to Saginaw for a kid’s tournament, when I thought about staying at Bavarian inn lodge and felt that three (3) boys would enjoy this short stay. I spent my time relaxing in the great room and they had a great time at the pool and waterslide. I have asked them several days later about the...

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

Dear Robert D., Thanks so much Robert for making the Lodge part of your get-a-way with the boys during their tournament! So glad we could help you all relax and create some memories! Have a Great Summer and God Bless the USA!!! With Sincere Appreciation, Jim Engel, C.O.O. On Behalf of the ENTIRE Bavarian Inn Lodge Team

Troy, Michigan
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We love staying at the Bavarian Inn Lodge when we visit Frankenmuth. The rooms are clean, the staff is friendly, and there is so much to see and do within a short walk. Its great to see the families, the young couples and the seniors having a nice time at the Lodge. The Bavarian Inn restaurant has great food, they...

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

Dear SusanandC, Thank you so much for your loyalty to the Bavarian Inn Lodge and Frankenmuth! So happy that our team helped you relax and have FUN together. Thank you especially for your kind words on the cleanliness of our guestrooms. Our housekeepers work very hard to re-condition each room each day after families check out of the hotel. They...

United States
Reviewed 29 June 2015

My husband and I were guests at the Bavarian Inn lodge while attending a wedding reception. The service, venue and food were absolutely first rate. Old fashioned personal service , excellent food and comfortable rooms are hallmarks of the Bavaraian Inn. I would much rather stay here than any big chain hotel! I would recommend them to families with young...

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

Dear Jean L., So pleased to hear your family enjoyed the wedding experience you were a part of at the Lodge. Weddings are one of our MOST thrilling memories to be a part of. I suspect we have hosted well over 900 ceremonies and 1,500 wedding receptions in our history! So glad you enjoyed both the food and the service...

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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
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • 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
  • 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: RM754 - RM1,031 (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
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“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
“View of parking lot or river, they are all good.”
 of 5 bubbles denniswoy, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“There are rooms near all the kid-zones, that would be family friendly, and rooms more isolated for those with no desire to hear the fun.”
 of 5 bubbles NotUsuallyPicky21, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“near fun center if you are family with children, room and types are many though to pick from.”
 of 5 bubbles ljschoneman, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
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