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Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

We have been going as a family and for our anniversary for 10 plus years now. It is a wonderful place to stay. So much fun with many different things to do for everyone. The staff is always top notch and the rooms are always clean..whatever you need they are there for you..Thanks Bavarian Inn!

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

Dear Dawn n Paulette: Your welcome Dawn! Thanks for all your feedback and especially your patronage of the Lodge. We are very pleased by our staff having FUN helping you and our other guests have FUN. We are in day 13 of Spring Break with a few more kids than normal inhouse! Having FUN every day with so many families....

Westland, Michigan
Reviewed 9 April 2015

This is our second year staying during the Easter weekend. We all had a blast. The family suite was awesome! It gave the teenager some privacy from my younger two children. I would highly recommend this type of room. We swam, played and had a great time. The food at the Ratskeller is always good and not too overpriced, not...

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

Dear Andrea: Thanks Andrea for entrusting our team with your Easter & Spring Break get-a-way to Frankenmuth. Glad you enjoyed the food at various venues and that ALL had a great time regardless of age group. Sometime it is hard to not have the word "bored" brought up by teenagers. We are smiling ear-to-ear regarding your future intentions of a...

Sturgis, Michigan
Reviewed 9 April 2015

I have been involved in coordinating a statewide conference for educators for many years. We have had our conference at the Bavarian Inn Conference Center for about 15 years. I just can't say enough for the excellent service we have received in organizing and running the conference. The banquet coordinator has always been willing to accommodate any requests we have...

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

Dear Jo C., Jo, your conference is an annual highlight for our team to assist with. Both our Sales team and our Banquet coordinators so appreciate the opportunity to serve your very important group. What you do for families in the State of Michigan is so important. We are humbled by the opportunity to help you succeed in your training....

Hamilton
Reviewed 9 April 2015

We were at the Lodge for four nights last week and as usual had a great time. The staff is always so pleasant when you meet them in the halls and eager to help if you have a problem. After having dinner and enjoying the entertainment in the Lounge we stopped at the front desk to ask for a chair...

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

Dear Jean, Wow... we are ecstatic to see how your future plans include a potential return in June and November. I hope to meet your family on one of these trips. Jean, we appreciate your kind words and very specific examples on what you liked - shared with the world on this site. Our team members are the reason for...

Chesaning, Michigan
Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

We took our kids and granddaughter to the Bavarian Inn Lodge for Easter weekend. We were amazed at the fun center and the pools were great. Our room was clean and smelled fresh when we arrived! A great hotel for families. The Easter brunch was delicious! We will return!

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

Dear BusyMom: Thank you for entrusting the Lodge with your Easter get-a-way with your family. We so love helping families celebrate at the Holidays. Seeing so many young children dressed up at Easter is a highlight while working the buffets. We appreciate your kind words and your promise of a return visit! We will keep the Lodge FUN awaiting your...

Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

love coming here with the family !!! Stayed over Easter weekend !!!!!! Kids had a blast and the Easter buffet was out of this world !So much to do for the whole family , never a disappointment ! They always keep the premises clean and the staff is amazing !

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

Dear Stacey-Michelle: Glad you had a joyous Easter with us at the Lodge. We appreciate the opportunity to serve your family and hope to see you again before NEXT Easter. With Sincere Appreciation, Jim Engel, C.O.O. On Behalf of the ENTIRE Bavarian Inn Lodge Team

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

First let me say that the reservation staff must be the most patient people on the planet. I was traveling with a big family so I ended up changing our reservation 9 times! Literally! Jeff the reservation specialist was awesome! He went out of his way to get us the perfect rooms. When I pulled up to the hotel, my...

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

Dear KAdams31: Thank you for your kind words regarding Jeff from our reservations team and your overall experience. So glad that you had a spectacular time. We all appreciate your candor and raves. I hope to meet you and your family whenever you stop back thru Frankenmuth! With Sincere Appreciation, Jim Engel, C.O.O. On Behalf of the ENTIRE Bavarian Inn...

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

This hotel was very nice - staff was very friendly and attentive. Rooms were clean and the beds comfotable. The pool areas were clean - one observation was that the pool water was cooler sometimes than the slides -then it would warm up- I assume it was the water heating system cycling on and off. The arcade was very nice...

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

Dear F16_doc, Thank you for your kind word and insights on this site regarding your recent stay at the Lodge. You were close on your presumption of water temperatures fluctuating. When the slides are real busy (such as the Spring Break) and there is a rider every 30 seconds or so, the "spillage" of water at the bottom forces the...

Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 31 March 2015

My kids range in age from 4-14 and they all had a great time! All the areas were kept up and clean and there was plenty to do. We plan on coming back next year, it's a great place to fight those winter blues.

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

Dear Shannon: Thank you for feeling a little "Spring" at the Lodge recently. So pleased you had a great time with your family and your kind words celebrated publicly on this site are appreciated. Thanks for your "promise" to return. I hope to meet your clan! Yours in Service, Jim Engel, C.O.O. On Behalf of the ENTIRE Bavarian Inn Lodge...

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Reviewed 31 March 2015

I had a major mess up with a 3rd party booking site and the hotel was Fabulous At doing there best to rectify something that wasn't their problem! Room was basic Elevators a bit slow Water area clean Arcade clean and almost all games worked ,

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Dear Jsontlon: Thank you for your recent stay at the Bavarian Inn Lodge. I am very sorry that your experience with a 3rd party online service was disappointing. I'm pleased to hear that our team solved the challenges. Thank you for your insights. We take all feedback from our guests as a "gift" and an opportunity to focus on what...

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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
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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)
  • 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: $221 - $302 (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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