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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...

Battle Creek, Michigan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently stayed at the Bavarian Inn Lodge for a meeting. Room was nice and clean, friendly wait staff at the restraint, meals were excellent. The meeting facilities were very roomy and our hostess gave a very impressive welcome and informative review of the history of the lodges/inns in Frankenmuth. I had the chance to relax in one of the spa...

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

Dear P.B., Thank you to you and your group leader for choosing the Bavarian Inn Lodge. Appreciate you sharing your experience publicly on TripAdvisor! We enjoy hosting conferences and educational groups as many delegates return with their families when have more free time. Conversely many families realize their organization could be hosted in Frankenmuth too. Either way... we hope to...

Lagrange
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We LOVE THE BAVARIAN INN, FRANKENMUTH VILLAGE, THE PEOPLE. The staff at The Bavarian Inn are so friendly, beaugtiful views from balconies, love the scenic dining room with Disney characters for our grandchildren. Several have grown up and hope to get to visit this coming up Holidays for at least a couple days. All of our families are repeat visitors....

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

Dear Rita E., Thank you for choosing Frankenmuth and the Bavarian Inn to escape from the hectic days Rita! We are honored and thrilled to have you as loyal long-term guests. I too have grown-up in Bavarian Inn culture and proud to be a part of it! We promise to keep working hard to keep your experiences unique, relaxing and...

Petrolia, Ontario
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always go about 2x a year for a short get away and stay in the adult section with the adult pool and hot tub. Very convenient to everything with great service and restaurant and lounge on site that are wonderful! Very quaint town and the Christmas store Bronners is always a must. Love the whole feel of the town with...

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

Dear Brooksie, Thank you for sharing your insights on this site! We are thrilled to have earned your loyalty and realize we have to continue to work hard to keep it! We love being a part of traditions. Glad you love Tiny's farm. Plans are already underway to make the farm even MORE fun next season... We hope to serve...

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first stay at Bavarian Lodge will not be our last. Our riverview room was spotless if maybe a bit dated. No human sounds to be heard throughout the night. Dining in the Lorelei Room was marked by delicious German specialties served by a most attentive and courteous staff. Frankenmuth deserves a visit and there is no finer place to...

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

Dear Edgecliff2016: Wow... I think you just wrote us a radio commercial! Thank you for your stay and elloquent way of hammering a lot of thought down into 3 sentences! We will share your kind words on our TripAdvisor TV shared with staff in our employee break / locker area. Wishing you a Merry CHRISTmas and hoping to serve you...

Garden city mi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife took me here for my birthday. We had our wedding here but haven't been back in two and a half years. We had a room with a king bed, sleeper sofa, deck, and jacuzzi tub. The room was incredibly spacious and four people would have been comfortable. There must have been 12 to 16 feet of counter top...

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

Dear Margo & Bob, Thank you so much for celebrating your Birthday with us Bob!!! We appreciate your kind words and appreciate understanding which amenities and services you enjoyed most. We hope for the opportunity to serve you more pretzels and beer... and help you have FUN! With Sincere Appreciation, Jim Engel, C.O.O. - Serving Bavarian Inn Guests for 39...

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived during off season. The hotel is unique in architecture and was spotless during our stay. Accommodations are adequate, although bathroom is very small. The breakfast we enjoyed at the hotel was excellent. Best part of stay was friendly staff. If you're looking for a luxurious hotel, this isn't it. If you're looking for a great family hotel, clean and...

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

Dear WillowTravel: Thank you so much for your recent mid-week visit! So glad our staff made a wonderful impression and thank you for your kind words on the hard work performed by our housekeeping team every single day! Your right, we are not trying to be luxurious. Not sure anyone in Frankenmuth is. We are trying to be FUN, Family...

Saint Louis, Michigan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had a room with whirlpool & balcony that over looked the river It was very nice .The property was kept up very nice .There were many things to do at the hotel .We had supper at the lounge there.They had a very good singer to listen to while we ate.They also had many games like indoor golf to keep...

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

Dear BrownFamily, Thank you kindly for your review on this site and your stay with us at the Bavarian Inn Lodge. Happy to hear about your relaxing evening in the Lounge. We appreciate your trust in our team and hope to serve you for years to come! Yours in Service, Jim Engel, C.O.O. On behalf of the ENTIRE Bavarian Inn...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found the Bavarian Inn Lodge a most pleasant and interesting place to stay while in Frankenmuth. In particular, we enjoyed good meals in the restaurants - especially the German-themed fare for lunch and dinner. We visited at a time when the place was fairly empty and enjoyed unlimited access to the facilities. The "adult only" pool was particularly pleasant...

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Dear Ken M., Thank you so much for your recent stay and feedback on this site. Glad you had a relaxing experience during one of our many slower dates. We appreciate you being an ambassador by posting on this site and appreciate everyone who shares their great experience with family and friends. Wishing you the best... hope to serve you...

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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: €138 - €215 (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”
 of 5 bubbles RobertW718, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Get a view of the river and the city.....”
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“Got a riverview room.. Looks towards downtown.”
 of 5 bubbles williampX3139NT, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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”
 of 5 bubbles O2347VBsusanh, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
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