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London, Canada
Reviewed 13 August 2015

the hotel has excellent staff, beautiful gift shops, great family areas, clean rooms, for being a hotel to have children around (due to the water slides) it is a quiet hotel. Very close to shopping, downtown venues, the park, the river, etc. -- all within walking distance.

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

Dear Christina B., Thank you kindly for your words of appreciation towards our staff and their service to you during your recent visit. You bring up a wonderful point regarding being quiet for a waterpark hotel. We know we are a bit of a unique waterpark hotel. Our water slides, pools ,whirlpools are all intertwined with 155 video games, indoor...

Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

The hotel is ok, clean, but could use some updating. They have added the waterslides(2). Our 10 year old girls had a nice time. The pool is nice and warm. They have another pool but didn't find it until late. The jacuzzi is a little small for the amount of ppl. Got a balcony room for my husband to smoke...

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

Dear Paris Rhonda: Thank you so much for bringing your family to Frankenmuth and the Bavarian Inn Lodge. We appreciate your feedback. I'm sorry you felt we needed to work on updates. Our Mattresses, bedding; 4 pillow system (2 firm / 2 soft) HD TV's wall mounted and amenities like free in-room coffee, ironing boards, etc. are all very up...

Fort Wayne, Indiana
Reviewed 13 August 2015

My twin sister and I took a couple of days to go shopping at the many shops and to just get away and relax. I have stayed at this hotel before. It has about everything you need there. The Hotel is very nice and clean. It is close to everything in the downtown area. The view from our room was...

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

Dear Trwig53: Thank you for choosing the Bavarian Inn Lode for your Twin-Get-A-Way! So pleased our team helped you relax and have FUN! We hope for the opportunity to serve you both again, whether traveling together or not! But, I think it is a great idea to REUNITE at Bavarian Inn Lodge! Yours in Service! Jim Engel, C.O.O. On Behalf...

Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We had a good time during our recent stay at the Bavarian Inn. It was, I believe, our fourth time visiting...Our daughter loves the waterslides, and our son loves the game rooms. My only criticism is that certain areas of the Inn seemed understaffed. (i.e.the game room ticket redemption counter). Rooms are very clean! ...and comfortable. Our yearly trip to...

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

Dear Heather K., Thank you so very much for your loyalty to the Lodge. We truly appreciate your insights Heather. I am sorry that you had slow service at the redemption counter. I should be able to procure your exact dates of visit so Sarah Rodda, our Gift Shop and Redemption Manager. A special thank you for recognizing our housekeeping...

Portage, Michigan
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Frankenmuth is such a wonderful place to visit. We (daughters, granddaughters, and myself) make Bavarian Inn Lodge our summer fun destination. The rooms are terrific (could use a microwave). Everyone loves the arcade with so many games and play palace for the toddlers. The pools and toddler pool are also great. Plus there are also water slides. There is an...

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

Dear Meme4me, We are all THRILLED to be a part of your Frankenmuth Girls Vacation! Thank you for sharing your insights on this site with the World. We are honored to be a tradition with thousands of families. Your trip DOWN to Frankenmuth from Portage is greatly appreciated. I would LOVE to meet all the girls when you come back!...

Medina
Reviewed 12 August 2015

We have stayed here multiple times and it's always a great family get-away. It's not exactly a "budget hotel" (not that that's a bad thing as you do get what you pay for...), but there are deals offered if your schedule is flexible (we had a Sunday night special which made the cost the same as other budget hotels we...

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

Dear Michael H., Thank you so much for including the Lodge as part of your Pure Michigan Vacation Michael. Glad you found value for your hard earned dollars and had a fun time. I'm sorry there was wifi issues. I will share your thoughts with Joi our Information Technology Manager. We should be able to determine your room number with...

Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

My family and myself stayed here overnight on a awesome $99 dollar special that we received through their email club. We were so pleased with all the amenities! 3 pools (1 of them is a adult pool open till 11pm!) 2 awesome water slides and the arcade was so much fun and the indoor put put my daughter loved! They...

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

Dear Christine L., Thank you Christine for choosing the Lodge for your family escape to Frankenmuth! Thanks for being a member of the Perks Club. We work hard to create value for our guests. I'm happy we were here to help your family create some special memories while on vacation. We hope to serve you family for decades to come....

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Reviewed 12 August 2015

ALL of the staff was so friendly and personable. The rooms, grounds and entire resort were kept very, very clean. The river view from our room was amazing as was the beautifully landscaped and floral grounds.

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

Dear 514AmyLou: Thank you for choosing the Bavarian Inn Lodge and for your kind words regarding our staff. We are so blessed to have such wonderful staffers who like to have FUN at work with their guests. We hope to serve you whenever business brings you to Frankenmuth! With Sincere Appreciation, Jim Engel, C.O.O. On Behalf of the ENTIRE Bavarian...

Traverse City, Michigan
Reviewed 12 August 2015

This was our first family reunion with family members coming from Michigan, Ohio, Texas, Maryland, Minnesota, Kansas, and Utah. Everyone stayed in the Bavarian Inn and we enjoyed the wonderful rooms, Oma's Restaurant and the Rathskellar for our meals and gatherings. The Rathskellar was particularly useful for our informal gatherings to share family genealogy and history. We had several computers...

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

Dear Susan M., We were thrilled to host your family from all over the Country for your family Reunion! Thank you so much for entrusting us with your time to create special family memories together. WE have 55 hot spots within the property to provide bandwidth. So glad it took care of your needs. There are times that 600 -...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 10 August 2015

This was a very relaxing setting. The grounds around the hotel were very well kept with waterfalls by the hotel and walking paths along the river where we saw blue herons, turtles, egrets, and even a bald eagle! It was easy to walk to the shopping areas and restaurants. The onsite restaurants had delicious offering, and the gift shop had...

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Dear Glomor2015: Thank you so much for making the trek from Illinois to Frankenmuth. Especially, thank you, for choosing the Bavarian Inn Lodge to be part of that experience. My... I was impressed to see the list of natural attractions you saw along the Cass River. Especially the bald Eagle. He is not a common site downtown! Thanks for your...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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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  • 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
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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: $224 - $307 (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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