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Reviewed 2 March 2015

We stayed here on Mid-winter Break. Kids had fun. My daughter left behind a very expensive pair of headphones. The hotel staff located them, called to let us know they had been found, and then shipped them to us. I did pay for return shipping which is fine with me. The shipping was a small price to pay to get...

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

Dear Emf0415, Thanks for choosing the Lodge for your winter break excursion! Our team has formal process for handling lost and found items (as we can handle over 250 items in a month often). Glad the process worked well. We hope for an opportunity to help your family have FUN again in the near future! Yours in Service, Jim Engel,...

Reviewed 28 February 2015

My daughters love it there we have been going every year for 8 years. There always sad to leave. The game room is our favorite and the big Bavarian Inn restaurant and shops. Also the perks club is nice you get gift certificates to take with you the next time you go.

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

Dear Lisa, We thank you Lisa for your loyalty to the Bavarian Inn with frequent stays over so many years! Thank you for sharing your insights. So glad your clan loves the video games. We are pleased to see that you are enjoying the $10 membership in the Bavarian Inn Perks Club. We appreciate you being a part of our...

Reviewed 27 February 2015 via mobile

We went for our yearly winter break vacation, our family of four. Once again the fun we had, the service we had, the great rates are all the reasons why we keep coming back. What a great time our family had.

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

Dear Jackie K., So happy to hear your traditional visit was again a success Jackie. We appreciate your loyalty and look forward to hosting your family whenever you desire another escape to Frankenmuth! With Sincere Appreciation, Jim Engel, C.O.O. On Behalf of the ENTIRE Bavarian Inn Lodge Team

Saginaw, Michigan
Reviewed 26 February 2015 via mobile

We live right in the backyard of Frankenmuth Mi. We saw an offer of rooms for 69.00 a night . Never had stayed here before but this will be our get away place from now on!! Check in was very smooth. The perks club personal were very helpful . The rooms are very spacious and clean! We had a queen...

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

Dear Garabella, Thank you for making the trip all the way over from Saginaw to escape for a short visit to Frankenmuth! Stay friends with us on facebook and stay on the email list... this will assure you of continuing to know of great last minute specials from time to time. Appreciate you detailing out the locations that meant the...

Reviewed 25 February 2015

I really enjoyed my stay! I have been here multiple times with my boys age 9,4, & 2. What I like about the Inn is there is many activities to keep all ages entertained. There is a lot to do besides the waterpark! We enjoyed the mini-golf & arcade. My oldest really had fun on the water slides. We will...

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

Dear Mommy of Three Boyz, Yeah... glad you had lots to keep you busy with your three boys! We appreciate you recognizing us as being a bit unique compared to a traditional water park. By the nature of us expanding over 20 years, we are more of an attraction hotel with the water park elements as part of a bigger...

Fraser
Reviewed 25 February 2015

The hotel had lots of family fun options. The kids will love it. The only issue was with the shower. The bath would not drain so I called the front desk but they did not respond in a timely manor. We checked out before it was fixed.

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

Dear Derek, So pleased that you had plenty of entertaining options for your family at the Lodge . I am very sorry that you had drain challenges in the bath tub. This has been discussed with our team since the challenge in the form of a reminder in training for all housekeeping staff. We appreciate your feedback and hope for...

West Bloomfield, Michigan
Reviewed 25 February 2015

I recently stayed at the Bavarian Inn Lodge with my 5 kids ages 11-18. As soon as we arrived the staff was very friendly and helpful. Our room was very clean, including the bathroom (which isn't always the case at other places). We stayed one night and there was something for everyone to do. The kids loved the water slides...

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

Dear Kathy V., Thank you for sharing how your family had fun together with the public on this website Kathy! WE appreciate your insights into the particulars of which things were the most FUN for the family. Your kind words towards our Oma's staff at breakfast are also appreciated. I'm so happy to hear you didn't feel rushed because it...

Rochester, Michigan
Reviewed 25 February 2015

Stayed on a week night and we had a good time swimming, playing at the arcade, and grabbing a bite to eat. We stayed in a suite... The room was spacious and comfortable and the staff was very friendly.

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

Dear JN, Thanks for taking the time to share your great experience on this site. Glad you enjoyed the family suite and your interaction with our team. We appreciate your trust in our team and we hope to serve your family for YEARS to come! With Sincere Appreciation, Jim Engel, C.O.O. On Behalf of the ENTIRE Bavarian Inn Lodge Team

Reviewed 25 February 2015

Been here many times and never disappointed. Staff is always friendly and hard working. Fun place for all ages! The arcade is great for little ones to adults. Same goes for the pools and slides. It's in a great location in the middle of town and also has the best chicken dinners! Can't wait to go back!

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

Dear Elita, Elita, we thank you for your loyalty to the Bavarian Inn with frequent stays over so many years! Thank you for sharing your insights and for recognizing our staff as making a difference in your stay. We do have a focus on being entertaining for toddlers, young children, tweens, teens couples, adult families and grandparents. We are thrilled...

Reviewed 24 February 2015

a great place to have fun and relax. great service and great people at a great price. horse and buggy ride and five star restaurant with great food and great service and this is during the winter, during the summer you can go on boat rides down the river, go to fudge shops and watch fudge be made, lots of...

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Dear MDOW77, Thank you for taking the time to share your great experience on this site. Happy to see that you had a wonderful experience at the Lodge and also around our friendly community of Frankenmuth! Hope you DO make it back in summer #readyforwarmth We appreciate your trust in our team and we hope to serve your family for...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Tennis Court
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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: $211 - $329 (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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