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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...

Reviewed 29 June 2015

My husband and I took our 2 grandsons for a night away at the Bavarian Inn Lodge. Our grandsons loved the younger children's pool area; especially the sprinklers in the pool. The grounds are quite lovely. Hotel staff were pleasant and professional. The only area of concern was the lack gluten free choices on the menu, as one that has...

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

Dear Carol E., Thank you for your kind words regarding your families experience at the Lodge. We are always thrilled to serve grandparents with their grandchildren. Those are some of the best memories we can help create! I'm sorry that our gluten free menu items were limited for your needs. I hope you were presented the lunch/dinner gluten-free menu for...

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 29 June 2015

The Bavarian Inn Lodge is amazing. It has a distinct atmosphere about it that makes you feel as though you are actually in Bavaria. The staff is very friendly and won't hesitate to greet you and wish you a good day or evening. They make you feel like family. Amenities in the room are great, especially the fridge to store...

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

Dear Brandon K., Thank you so much for your recent family stay at the Lodge Brandon. We are sharing your review on our "Trip Advisor TV" in our Off-Stage Cafe area for our team to read. Nothing is more motivating than hearing from our guests what they enjoyed most. Thanks for your loyalty. I would love to meet your family...

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 27 June 2015

We stayed here as part of a week long car show event with about 350 people. The hotel is privately owned (thus not a part of any chain hotels) and geared especially toward families with young children. They have a large game room area and swimming pool areas for kids (and a pool for adults) which are well managed. Rooms...

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Dear Kenneth N., We all had a BLAST serving you and your delegates to the New Hudson Car Show this last week Kenneth. We had so much fun looking at your beautiful cars and sharing them with other guests as well as many locals who came out to enjoy them. So sorry we had a little severe weather but that...

Gahanna, Ohio
Reviewed 27 June 2015

We spend the last week of May at the Bavarian Inn and Frankenmuth Michigan. It was vey busy on the weekend but that was okay. We had a great room and view. Because of weather the hot air balloons couldn't go up but fireworks did. A great fireworks show. We love staying at the Bavarian Inn. The rooms are very...

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

Dear Beverly S., Thank you so much for sharing names of team members who made your stay special Beverly. I will share your post with both of them! I too was disappointed that the balloon flight and glow on Sunday evening was cancelled... as I am the Chairman of that event and had to announce that on the balloon field...

Harrison, Michigan
Reviewed 26 June 2015

This is a fantastic Lodge to stay at in Frankenmuth, Michigan! The location to everything is perfect! Shopping is at our finger tips! Many things to see and do! The service is out of this world and everyone is an asset working at this Lodge! There is something for everyone here, pools galore, game rooms, dining, gift shops and all...

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

Dear Sassy98: Thank you for your loyalty to the Lodge and Frankenmuth... Sassy! I am glad you tagged our staff as being asset to the Company. I often state that our team is the most valued asset of the company. Thanks for sharing what you liked. I hope to meet your clan when you return. Ask for me at the...

1110 Spring Court
Reviewed 26 June 2015

We loved the Bavarian Lodge. My Daughter loved the Swimming Pools and Arcade. A great place for families. The Bavarian Inn Restaurant was excellent. It reminded you were in Germany. The food was so good we went twice during our stay for Dinner.

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

Dear Jeffrey01: Thank you so much for sharing your great experience on TripAdivosr. So happy we were able to help create some family memories for you and serve up some great "comfort foods" with a German flair. We hope for the opportunity to serve your family for years to come! With Sincere Appreciation, Jim Engel, C.O.O. On Behalf of the...

Howell, Michigan
Reviewed 26 June 2015

Room and Staff were great. During our stay there was a Tornado Warning to take immediate cover. The staff was very professional in the general announcement and getting all hotel guest down to the basement in a safe and orderly fashion. This was their first evacuation in twelve years. Wonderful staff, helpful and caring.

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

Dear BusterJC, Thank you so much for your kind words on this site. We review procedures regularly for tornado, fire, smoke, blackout and brownout procedures so all staff are prepared. Sorry we had to implement these procedures. A tornado did touch down about 3 miles south of the Lodge that evening. It is a blessing that nobody was seriously injured...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 25 June 2015

My review might be slightly rough due to the fact that I'm used to staying in luxury hotels around the world, but, nevertheless, I'm going to give this hotel only two stars. If you're looking for a luxury hotel, do not go here. Being #1 on TA is deceiving because the hotel is average, at best. The rooms smelled old...

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

Dear BrookeAB, I am very sorry that our property and amenities disappointed you. I totally agree we are not a luxury hotel. I believe our ranking on this site is linked to the friendliness of our staff, the consistency of service provided and the FUN that we try to help families, couples and conference delegates have. I am puzzled at...

Michigan
Reviewed 22 June 2015

We stayed here while attending a baseball tournament. The facility is huge and really geared for kids with it's huge "fun center" consisting of a pool, water slide, arcade and putt putt. The staff was all extremely nice and although nothing special, the rooms were fine. I rate the food at the onsite properties as average. My only complaint was...

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Dear TheBarnMichigan: Thanks for choosing the Bavarian Inn Lodge for your family during your baseball tournament. I'm sorry for the room-charging confusion. At check-in, whomever in your family did the paperwork should have been offered "charging privileges" which simply means we would need a credit card on file to allow placing more charges on your account. Many guests decline having...

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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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • 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: $210 - $328 (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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