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Bavarian Inn Lodge

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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!
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Adult pool
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Paid Internet
Public Wifi
Shuttle Bus Service
Tennis Court
Wheelchair Access
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Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Great place, great staff and fun for everyone! Upgraded to the suite and enjoyed a jacuzzi as a family every night! Accomadating to all ages and our 2 year old loved the shallow 1.5 foot pool! We will return :)
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This is the best hideaway in little Bavaria. Talk about quaint, quiet, & relaxing! Everything is within walking distance. We took our 3 grandkids and ran out of time before we ran out of things to do.
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Response from Jim_Engel-COO, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge
Responded 21 Aug. 2018
Dear Amy: Thanks for your kind words and your trust in our team! We love to be part of Grandparents creating special memories with their GrandChildren! We are delighted that we could be a part of your Pure Frankenmuth Experience! Yours in Service, Jim Engel, C.O.O. Bavarian Inn Lodge
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We went to spend time with family before school started and the amenities were great but our room would have been just right except, there was blood on the walls in the bathroom, a previous customer left toys, there was trash outside our door, and trash under side table and
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I recently visited Frankenmuth and stayed at the Bavarian Inn. Let me tell you, this is a friendly and welcoming community. I felt safe, comfortable, and at home. I enjoyed the surrounding entertainment as well as the inner entertainment of the Inn. It was a pleasure staying at
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I booked a standard room for a date to stay in so we could enjoy the New Years Eve party as a date (I live nearby and stayed at home). We enjoyed the water slides, putt-putt and arcade throughout the day and she told me she was very comfortable that night. The price was a bit
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Response from Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for the kind rating and narrative Aaron, We hear that we are a great close-to-home vacation spot a LOT! We enjoy receiving so many of our regular customers from within 90 miles of Frankenmuth - like You! Thanks so much for celebrating 2018 with us all as we brought-in 2019. I was the DJ in the Courtyard pool area. I hope you stopped in to enjoy this party too! We hope to serve you for many years to come Aaron! Sincerely, Jim Engel, C.O.O. Bavarian Inn Lodge
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The Whirpool Suite at the Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Is free continental breakfast offered at Bavarian Inn?
no but the restaurants are inexpensive and serve good quality food on the weekend there is a brunch which I recommend..
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what brand mattress do you use?
I concur with Jim....contact the Lodge to get your answer...
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Do they allow small dog
We at Bavarian Inn Lodge do not allow pets nor do we allow emotional support animals. We to allow, as ADA requires, service animals. If you are not sure if your animal is a service animal, it likely is not. Those who have seen dogs here from time to time may have seen them by the feet of their owner in the Schnitzelbank Biergarten - outdoors. We allow pets there if they are well behaved. The reason we have avoided allowing pets is the deep cleaning required to assure the next guest isn't impacted negatively due to allergies. We do from time to time take in very large Specialty Dog Shows where the event brings hundreds of one breed of dog as a National show. They stay 6-7 nights. We operate the hotel differently during this time and deep clean each room including washing walls,carpets, etc. at the end of the show. Sincerely, Jim Engel, C.O.O. Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Only the lobby, the ratskellar in the basement and Oma's and possibly the banquet halls would be decorated. The rooms themselves are not decorated for Christmas.
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"Stay on a high floor and end of corridor for more peace."
"We were near adult pool, long walk to fun center and pools"
"Rooms with balcony facing the river. Room 459 Perfect!!"
"We we stayed in the quieter room on the main floor facing the river. Family with kids stayed near the family fun center."
"River view rooms are beautiful."
USD 143 - USD 240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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