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Mount Jackson, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for a girlfriends' weekend to celebrate a birthday. Front desk staff was very friendly, helpful, and efficient at check in, even though four of us were splitting the cost of our two rooms. Lobby was festive and beautifully decorated. Rooms were spacious and clean. We did not partake of the pools, arcade, etc. We just selected this hotel...

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

Dear Leslie, Thank you for your recent stay and kind words on this site! We LOVE to be a parto of both Birthday celebrations and girls weekend away! So glad you loved our them and created some special memories together in Frankenmuth. We hope to become a tradition with you in the future! Look me up when you return so...

Clyde, Michigan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We used to take our children here and now it's just a very special place for my husband and I to go when we need a break. We love the always friendly staff, the clean and comfortable rooms, all the amenities on site, plus the fact that it's just an easy stroll to downtown Frankenmuth. A very fun way to...

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

Dear Mary S., Thank you Mary for entrusting our team to help you relax as a couple (now) and as a family with children in the past! We often chat with guests who mix-it-up with and without the children. We promise to never eliminate the adult only pool area. We appreciate the kind words on the Perks club and are...

Windsor, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever we have a special occasion to celebrate, we always think of the Bavarian Inn! Not only is it a spectacular place to stay, there are so many great things that are within walking distance for us to do. The Bavarian Inn restaurant is a must when we're there, as well as the wonderful shopping and walking through the beautiful...

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

Dear Jennifer, Thank you soooooo much for entrusting our team in your get-a-ways to Frankenmuth Jennifer! We promise to keep the place shiny and FUN awaiting your next arrival. God's Blessings on your anniversary and we wish you a Merry CHRISTmas! With warm regards, Jim Engel, C.O.O. On behalf of the ENTIRE Bavarian Inn Family

Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a quick family get away to the Bavarian Inn and loved it. The kids had a great time and it was perfect for adults too. Great pools, fun water slides, a great and clean game room area with an attached reasonably priced restaurant that serves adult beverages and has a good selection of food. The rooms were clean...

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

Dear Elisa, Thank you for sharing your experience with us on TripAdvisor Elisa! Very nice to hear your insights. You are right, we are usually the most competitively priced waterpark hotel in Michigan. We are more of a "living room" styled waterpark that is a completely different experience from traditional waterparks. Thank you for including is your family get-a-ways. We...

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go every year with the kids and my parents. I was really disappointed. The rooms were fine. But the pool was to crowed and very dirty around it. No one was around to pick up towels left. The pool burned your eyes cause of chlorine. The fun center is very ran down and staff was very rude! I needed...

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

Dear Jennifer3124, I am very sorry that you had challenges during your stay and that our leadership was not responsive in the manner you wanted. We do have housekeeping staff on the pool deck hourly on busy days (such as Thanksgiving weekend when I am responding). Our water quality has been just exceptional since we began several pool shutdowns for...

New Jersey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you walk through the streets of Frankenmuth you are either taken by the quaint attempt to look like a small Bavarian Town, or you are not. The streets are decorated with beautiful foliage and then you come the the Lodge. It can't be missed, its the biggest building in town. They have a, spoiler alert, gift shop in the...

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

Dear Jerry, Loved to read your insights! The good news is the accordianist... he is real... and authentic. He even has a German last name!!!! His and all our lederhosen are imported from Germany. I will admit, we contract with a national company to make many of our german ladies dresses. But many of them do wear authentic dirndl's imported...

Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our grandkids here last weekend and they just LOVED it all. the swimming pools, the arcade and the mini golf. We try to take them at lease once a year, if not more. This was our third time with the grandkids but we have been coming to Frankenmuth for YEARS.

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

Dear Keith&Anna, It warms our hearts when we hear of the special memories created between Grandparents and Grandchildren. Thankyou for entrusting our team to take care of you during this very special time! We also appreciate your loyalty with regular visits. We promise to keep working hard to help you relax and have FUN whenever you return. With Sincere Appreciation,...

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Char was such a blessing to work with and made sure all our needs were met to have a smooth evening. The service staff were terrific and inconspicuous. The facility Composer Rooms are a highlight for all who attend and the colored cam lights really punctuated the setting. We love the facility and were so blessed to work with Char!...

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

Dear Family Life Radio: Thank you so much for giving the Bavarian Inn Lodge the opportunity to serve your wonderful organization. In the same manner that your work is "never done", we too have work to do based on your review. I'm sorry that the delivery of lighting needs and cleanliness from the previous group was unsatisfactory. We will review...

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My stay here was for business, overall the staff was nice, very friendly, but the accommodations were very dated. I know what look they are going for but it doesn't look like updates have been made to the rooms in a while. They did have a nice game room for children as well as adults and the pool area was...

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

Dear Wandaj42lj: Thank you for your recent stay and your feedback on this site. I have tried to reach out to you via this site to clarify the particular items you feel are dated. After waiting a week, I decided to respond. We are trying for a specific look and I feel that your disappointment in "being dated" is in...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I make a trip to frankenmuth almost every year in the fall. For such a busy little town you still get the small town feel. I'm not a fan of the famous fried chicken but there are enough other food places that are good.

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

Dear David V. Thank you so much for your tradition in Frankenmuth that includes the Bavarian Inn Lodge. So thrilled every time we hear about guests with a traditional visit. We do have several dozen other entrees other than chicken! My favorite at Bavarian Inn Restaurant is the Sauerbraten. A wonderful rendition of an old German favorite. We hope to...

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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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  • 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: €139 - €217 (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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“get a room over looking the river”
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“Got a riverview room.. Looks towards downtown.”
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“Most odd number rooms can see the river (and some, the bridge); Room numbers over 1000 are in the newer part of the hotel”
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“every room is a good room”
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