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Canton, Michigan
Reviewed 2 July 2015

This hotel is very clean and well kept up with very nice rooms, but the bathrooms are a bit on the small side. The breakfast is excellent at this hotel. The pool is very fun and is very enjoyable for everyone because they have everything from slides to an adult pool. If I go to Frankenmuth again I will be...

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

Dear Lebron1123: Thanks so much for your kind words and a promise to return Lebron! We appreciate your insights and thank you for sharing them with the world on TripAdvisor. We have tens of thousands of families who visit regularly and hope to serve you again too! We will keep the place shiny, clean and FUN awaiting that day! Yours...

Westland, Michigan
Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

Had a great time with the grandkids, so much to do, so much fun! Pool, games, horse rides, shopping, put-put, and good food. The staff is always so nice. We go there at least four times a year. Love it-love-it-love-it!!!!!!!!

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

Dear EcoGary, Thank you so much for your loyalty Gary. We know we need to earn it one-stay-at-a-time. We are just thrilled to see grandparents creating special memories with grandchildren. Please ask for me at the Front Desk when you return. Would love to meet your clan and introduce you to any Zehnder family members here when you return! With...

Taylor
Reviewed 2 July 2015

We recently spent a couple days at the Bavarian Lodge. Because we are PerksClub members we got special rates. It is well worth to join. Staff are always professional, friendly and willing to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Love the shuttle from the Lodge to area shopping and dining. Very family oriented!

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

Dear TMC1983: Thank you for your loyalty to the Bavarian Inn. So glad you enjoyed your recent two night stay. We had FUN meeting a lot of perks club members as most guests in-house were much like you - members. We hope to serve your family for years to come. Did you know that the shuttle is powered by bio-diesel...

Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

This was the first time I had ever been to Frankenmuth, We stayed in the family suite on the fun center floor!!! It was nice having a room with a bedroom so my kids would have a quiet room to be in!! The bathroom was extremely small for a suite room which was highly disappointing! The pools were lots of...

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

Dear Amanda Sue: Thank you so very much for your kind words regarding your recent stay in a Family Suite at the Lodge Amanda! Thanks for your reach out to "Vickie" who, I agree, is always so friendly and kine in our pool towel distribution area. We do in fact have very specific procedures for dealing with lost children (more...

Parkman, Ohio
Reviewed 1 July 2015

My wife and I recently celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary with a stay at Bavarian Inn Lodge on June 28 thru the 30th this year. We both agree that is was by far the most enjoyable hotel experience we have ever had. The staff, from the front desk to housekeeping, to the servers in the restaurants and lounge were all...

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

Dear Chuck R., Congratulations to you and your wife Chuck... 24 years! May God Bless the next 24 years as well! WE appreciate your trust in the Lodge and are humbled by your very kind words on this site. I will print out your review and Audrey in the Lorelei will have it read at their next team meeting for...

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 30 June 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 30 June 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...

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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
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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: €160 - €219 (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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