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Fort Wayne, Indiana
Reviewed 21 June 2015

One stop relaxing and fun spot. I have stayed here at least once a year for the last five years. The property is well maintained, always clean, and the staff is super polite and friendly. My children love the pools and game areas. We love sitting in the restaurants and enjoying music or karaoke. You don't really have to even...

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

Dear Tina B., Thanks for choosing the Bavarian Inn Lodge for your family get-a-way to Frankenmuth Tina. Glad you guys had a great time and enjoyed reading your insights into what matters most for your family. We appreciate the 5 years of loyalty and will keep working hard to keep the place FUN for your family and our other guests...

Byron Center, Michigan
Reviewed 20 June 2015

It is such a quaint, fun place. Well set up for all ages. I had meetings during the day but was able to get in some laps swimming (short ones, but still a refreshing little workout) I would love to come back with family. People very friendly and helpful.

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

Dear JeanVK: Thank you for staying with us during your recent Conference Jean. We appreciate your comments - especially about our staff. They make us proud every day and we try to have FUN at work while helping you our guests achieve your business or get-a-way goals. We hope to serve you and your family next time! Yours in Service,...

Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

The waterpark is a complete joke! The safety rules are not enforced, the attractions are in awful repair, the park is dirty and inconveniently laid out. The towels that are a available are placed way over by the elevator. The lifeguards (if you wish to call them so) are grossly unprofessional, ill-prepared, under-equipped, unobservant and inept. When brought to management's...

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

Dear ClemChowder84, I am very sorry sir for the frustration you experienced with your interaction with our water slide attendants during your stay. I have met with our General Manager, Imelda as well as our Manager On Duty Randy whom you discussed the situation with. Both also apologize that you were not satisfied with either the explanation given or compensation...

Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

We loved everything about our stay at the Bavarian Inn. The kids adored the playhouse as well as the toddler pool. Staff were all excellent and the rooms were comfortable and clean. Will always stay here when we come to Frankenmuth.

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

Dear Cornflake83: Thank you for your loyalty to the Bavarian Inn Lodge when visiting Frankenmuth. So happy to hear that your family has enjoyed visiting and staying with us for years! We know we need to earn your loyalty one-stay-at-a-time and will keep working hard to help you create special memories together whenever you return. With Sincere Appreciation, Jim Engel,...

Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

My first time visiting, my family and I loved it sooooo much, the staff are nice, and so are the locals, Main St has many stores that are good to visit, some funny ones too, make sure you go to the visitors booth on Main St, lots of coupons inside the book and the are free to take, I must...

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

Dear Jasmeen, Thank you for your FIRST stay with us in Frankenmuth Jasmeen! So glad that you had a great time and enjoyed shopping Frankenmuth. How kind of you to share your thoughts on joining the Bavarian Inn Perks Club - - recently awarded the Silver Award for Best Rewards Program in the US and Canada from Loyalty 360. We...

Prince William County, Virginia
Reviewed 14 June 2015

My husband, our 10 month old daughter, and I stayed in a family suite, room 1036, and absolutely loved it. The room was spacious, and with a separate bedroom, our daughter slept great while we enjoyed some alone time or relaxed while one of us explored the resort. The room was so clean, towels were softer than most hotels I...

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

Dear Toni, I am so appreciative of hearing the details of your stay - THANK YOU so much. We look at all insights shared as "a gift" from our guests. We are constantly trying to improve. Your right, consistency of the level of service is critical and I'm so sorry you experienced variances during your stay. We are "high fiving"...

Sanibel, FL
Reviewed 14 June 2015

I always enjoy the riverview balcony rooms. Comfortable, but not fancy. Inn has nice pools, restauant, lounge, etc. Great for families. Lots to do for children. There is a free shuttle to the Bavarian Inn Restaurant. Ground are lovely and well maintained. Easy to walk to shopping, boat trips, and restaurants.

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

Dear Sanibel Traveler: Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on your recent stay at the Lodge. We appreciate your loyalty and the opportunity to RELAX in friendly Frankenmuth. We will keep working hard to help you have FUN whenever you feel the need for a little more "Frankenmuth". With Sincere Appreciation, Jim Engel, C.O.O. On Behalf of the...

Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

Our family had a 50th wedding anniversary/renewal of vows at the Bavarian Inn Lodge. It was a wonderful experience. The accommodations were beautiful. The staff went out of their way to ensure we were taken care of. The room was fantastic and there was so much to do that everyone was entertained from the toddlers to the seniors. I have...

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

Dear Jeff, We are so appreciative of your families trust in us over the last 12+ years Jeff. What an honor it was for us to be a part of your families 50th wedding anniversary celebration! We will continue to work hard to help you and all our other families create special "family memories" to earn each and every future...

Crete, IL
Reviewed 9 June 2015

We stayed for the Balloon Festival and the Dog Bowl. The location was perfect as we could walk EVERYWHERE. We watched the balloons over the town from our window in the morning, and it was a quick walk to town and to the various events. Our room was spotless, the help was super friendly and accomiodating. Our family has stayed...

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

Dear FrodosMom: Thanks so much for your Memorial Weekend stay with us! So pleased our staff helped you have a great time and you enjoyed many of the amenities of the hotel. Michael Zehnder our Vice President and myself are the Event Directors for Dog Bowl and the Balloons Over Bavarian Inn events respectively. We so enjoy putting on these...

Reviewed 9 June 2015

Everything and everyone exuded quality. From the front desk to the nice glass coffee cups in the room. Many of the extra's were unnecessary which makes their presence more pleasing. High marks overall.

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

Dear David A., Thanks for your kind words about our team David. We are very proud of the wonderful attitude and great work ethic that our team "exudes" too. We all are here to help you and our guests have FUN and we try to have FUN while doing it. That makes it easy to want to come to work...

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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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  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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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: $210 - $330 (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 like the river view rooms simply for the view of the river”
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“just make sure when booking a suite you get an accurate description, my only complaint.”
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“Never have gotten a "bad" room. All have been great. You can request certain room, view, etc.”
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“Stay away from the pool areas for a quieter stay.”
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“If you have kinds stay on second floor. rooms 240-260 gets you close to the waterslides and pool an kiddy pool .”
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