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Bavarian Inn Lodge

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2.5 of 5
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1 Covered Bridge Lane, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice hotel but was pricey considering we had no use for the water park. Beautiful setting on the river and an easy walk to town. I would consider staying again for a major event because they went out of their way setting up a space for guests to watch the July 4th fireworks. $200 a night still was steep.

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Braidwood, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Once again headed to the Bavarian Inn, last weekend. We go twice a year ....the expectations for our trip are always high, and the Bavarian Inn exceeds them. Arrived Saturday and we were greeted by a friendly professional at the front desk. We had a whirlpool room suite on the forth floor a with large balcony over looking the countryside... More 

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Owosso
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Last year we paid $134/night for Thanksgiving night. This year they are requiring a 2 night minimum stay at $179/night. This has been a fun property to visit with my family for the last 12+ years for Thanksgiving. It's a tradition we've looked forward to every year. The FD Mgr, Kim, explained that they since this is a free market... More 

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Jerome, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is clean, comfortable and filled with lots of family owner pride. Their indoor water park, while a bit small, is still a great deal, and is included with your room. The entire staff treats you as if you've honored them by coming. We had more doors opened, more sincere greetings, even more offers of assistance than almost anywhere... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everything at the Bavarian Inn Lodge was perfect. They did an exxcellent job of being the Host Hotel for the annual Fire Muster the last wekend of July. This year they had staff take pictures of the parade. Check them out on there web site. The food was excellent. The different pools kept everyone entertained. Also the mini putt-putt also... More 

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

Dear Phil M., Thanks so much for your stay with us during the Fire Muster and Cavalcade. I was the photographer of the parade and person who posted the photos to our website! I wanted to show off to the world all of your amazing machines. Many people were probably thinking how "pretty" they are. I was also thinking, "wow,... More 

Oak Lawn, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The weekend at the Bavarian Lodge Inn was a pleasant surprise...Over and above just a lodging....Great place for families with children.......Food was great and the atmosphere made me feel like I was actually in Bavaria......The staff was very courteous....Great location for shopping and just walking about the town of Frankenmuth.....Would definitely go back......

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

Dear Kathleen M., Thank you so much for your stay this past weekend and your kind words Kathleen. We do try to be a lot more than just a place to lay your head. We have developed resort styled services and amenities and tried to make the place "charming" like our overall community is. Thanks for recognizing that and sharing... More 

Grand Rapids, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was great. The food was well prepared and good portions, sometimes too much!! Prices were very reasonable also. Everyone one of the staff that I spoke to was very friendly. Actually everyone was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were very clean, and comfortable. 4 swimming pools, two with water slides & one for adults only. Had a huge... More 

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

Dear Neeter721: Thank you so very much for your July stay at the Lodge as a couple. We appreciate your trust in our team and are so happy that you had a great time interacting with our staff. We hope for the opportunity to serve you as a couple or with extended family again in the future! Yours in Service,... More 

Troy, Michigan
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spend upwards of 8 weeks vacationing in michigan each year. This was by far the worst lodging experience my family of 4 has ever had. I have had better experiences in $59 dollar a night backwoods holes. The 250 dollar family sweet was disgusting upon check in.....counted 5 small curly dark hairs in bathtub....drrain was sticking out and laying... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for the first time about 7 years ago and have been back every year. This year was the first time we stayed in the summer time. Even though it was so crazy busy everyone was just as great as when its the slow season (if you have one) . Two weeks before our trip i broke my... More 

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

Dear Jeff M., I appreciate your families loyalty to the Bavarian Inn Lodge and the Community of Frankenmuth Jeff. So glad you made the best of your broken ankle and used one of our Amigo mobility chairs. I am passionate about helping folks with restrictions, disabilities and handicap of any kind. That is why we own three Amigo's and often... More 

Michigan
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third visit to the Bavarian Inn Lodge, and we could not have been more happy with our stay. We had a third-floor corner room, complete with a spacious balcony and lovely river view. Everything was extremely clean, and every staff person we encountered was helpful, courteous, and friendly. Our two girls loved the Fun Center, pools, and... More 

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

Dear 835GMEC, We are HONORED to have served your family for the past 3 years! Thank you for your loyalty. We know we need to keep working hard to earn your loyalty with each stay. That is why we work hard to hire FUN people who enjoy interacting with you, our guests. We hope for the opportunity to help your... More 

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