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Bavarian Inn Lodge

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   1 Covered Bridge Lane, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
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Ranked #1 of 8 hotels in Frankenmuth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place has it going on, from the assistance on the phone while making reservations to the assistance during check in, thank you Jerusha, the room cleanliness, the cleanliness of the pool areas, the assistance of the life guards and the comfort of the beds. After being on the road the last three days and staying in two other hotels,... More

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windsor, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We take the kids to Bavarian Inn Lodge several times a year. The price is great and there is so much to keep the kids busy. We always compare prices with other hotels in the area, and most often end up getting the best deal here, with the Perks Club.

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Smithtown, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hotel was clean if a bit dated breakfast was great Nearby German restaurants were just ok. Shopping on Main Street was nice A good one day stop over when traveling north to Mackinac Island Don't the Christmas Store on the way in!!

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Detroit, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed our stay. The staff was amazing and we were well attended to. Every single staff member that we passed by in the hallway said "Hello" to us. The establishment is very clean. The Bavarian Inn is a classy establishment. We enjoyed the fact that there was not only a pool area for families and children, but also for... More

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waterford, mi
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stay here almost every year and it never dissappoints! The rooms are clean & the kids have fun in the pools and game rooms. We ate at the Ratskeller and the food was pretty darn good as well! We went with a group, so the $149/night group rate we got was perfect!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My family enjoyed our stay. Plenty to do for all ages. Friendly staff... Very clean and comfortable room. Food was great. Most importantly the kids had a great time and are eager to return. We will definitely stay there again.

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

Dear Nascarnut109, Yeah... happy children make happy families. Glad to see that we offered the right mix of amenities that your family created some memories together while at the Lodge. We appreciate you choosing us and hope to serve you again whenever you crave Frankenmuth! Sincerely, Jim Engel, C.O.O. - Serving Bavarian Inn Guests since 1977 - Bavarian Inn Lodge More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Inn is very conveniently located to the main street. The Inn could use some updating, but overall it was very clean and employees were very helpful. You do sign a noise release form so that you are quiet in hallways and rooms, but that didn't help with families and small children. We asked for our room to be changed... More

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

Dear CLMG, Thank you for your recent stay and insights about your visit. We do work very had to manage noise in hallways as it relates to children as well as adults. The noise release is a motivating factor to many parents as they seem to work harder to keep their children attended with them in hallways. We also beef... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family and I had way more fun than I anticipated. Its such a beautiful place with so many fun things to do for the kids and the adults and the staff is always smiling, friendly, and helpful! We are planning to go back again before summer is out. What a WONDERFUL experience!

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

Dear KK: Thank you kindly for your recent stay. Your promise of a return visit yet this summer is the best thank you we could as for. We look forward to that opportunity to serve you again soon! With Sincere Appreciation, Jim Engel, C.O.O. On Behalf of the ENTIRE Bavarian Inn Lodge Team More

Bloomingdale, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Bavarian Inn has something for everyone - couples, families, business travel, etc. My family has stayed there each summer for many years and will continue to return. The service is wonderful, and the German atmosphere, dining, and shopping is fabulous. The waterslides and pool areas are clean and well-maintained. There is so much to do at the hotel itself,... More

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

Dear Katie W., Wow... we think you must be a professional copy writer for radio ads. Your narrative is written as well as any professional writer as I have seen in explaining Frankenmuth and the Bavarian Inn so succinctly. Thank you so much and we hope to be a part of your future visits for years to come! I hope... More

Brighton, Michigan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We just came back from Frankenmuth MI and the Bavarian Inn. Our 13 year old daughter had a blast and the Family Fun Center. Her softball team stayed and played in the pool and arcade. We will return!!!.

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

Dear Kristal, Thanks so much for including fun at the Lodge in your soft ball tournament in Frankenmuth. We enjoyed hosting so many of the girls team members - they were so well behaved and seemed to be having a great time. We hope to see you all again when you have more time for "family memories" in the future!... More

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Address: 1 Covered Bridge Lane, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
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Location: United States > Michigan > Frankenmuth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bavarian Inn Lodge 3*
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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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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! ... more   less 
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