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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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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Frankenmuth
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a great place to stay. Staff was very polite. The inn was always clean. The fun center and all the pools were real fun time. Look forward to coming back. The overall look is fabulous. The inn is within walking distance of most everything.

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Canton, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is very clean and well kept up with very nice rooms, but the bathrooms are a bit on the small side. The breakfast is excellent at this hotel. The pool is very fun and is very enjoyable for everyone because they have everything from slides to an adult pool. If I go to Frankenmuth again I will be... More 

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

Dear Lebron1123: Thanks so much for your kind words and a promise to return Lebron! We appreciate your insights and thank you for sharing them with the world on TripAdvisor. We have tens of thousands of families who visit regularly and hope to serve you again too! We will keep the place shiny, clean and FUN awaiting that day! Yours... More 

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time with the grandkids, so much to do, so much fun! Pool, games, horse rides, shopping, put-put, and good food. The staff is always so nice. We go there at least four times a year. Love it-love-it-love-it!!!!!!!!

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

Dear EcoGary, Thank you so much for your loyalty Gary. We know we need to earn it one-stay-at-a-time. We are just thrilled to see grandparents creating special memories with grandchildren. Please ask for me at the Front Desk when you return. Would love to meet your clan and introduce you to any Zehnder family members here when you return! With... More 

Taylor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently spent a couple days at the Bavarian Lodge. Because we are PerksClub members we got special rates. It is well worth to join. Staff are always professional, friendly and willing to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Love the shuttle from the Lodge to area shopping and dining. Very family oriented!

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

Dear TMC1983: Thank you for your loyalty to the Bavarian Inn. So glad you enjoyed your recent two night stay. We had FUN meeting a lot of perks club members as most guests in-house were much like you - members. We hope to serve your family for years to come. Did you know that the shuttle is powered by bio-diesel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the first time I had ever been to Frankenmuth, We stayed in the family suite on the fun center floor!!! It was nice having a room with a bedroom so my kids would have a quiet room to be in!! The bathroom was extremely small for a suite room which was highly disappointing! The pools were lots of... More 

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

Dear Amanda Sue: Thank you so very much for your kind words regarding your recent stay in a Family Suite at the Lodge Amanda! Thanks for your reach out to "Vickie" who, I agree, is always so friendly and kine in our pool towel distribution area. We do in fact have very specific procedures for dealing with lost children (more... More 

Parkman, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I recently celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary with a stay at Bavarian Inn Lodge on June 28 thru the 30th this year. We both agree that is was by far the most enjoyable hotel experience we have ever had. The staff, from the front desk to housekeeping, to the servers in the restaurants and lounge were all... More 

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

Dear Chuck R., Congratulations to you and your wife Chuck... 24 years! May God Bless the next 24 years as well! WE appreciate your trust in the Lodge and are humbled by your very kind words on this site. I will print out your review and Audrey in the Lorelei will have it read at their next team meeting for... More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our stay at the Bavarian Inn Lodge the week of June 14 to the 17 was great! From the moment we walked into the lobby, we were treated like family. The front desk staff was excellent and very accommodating. As I have a severe food allergy, I was very happy to learn that the on site restaurants' staff were most... More 

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

Dear GPL54: Thank you so much for your recent stay at the Lodge and your kind review! I really appreciate your note on the "friendly" aspect of our team. We have always promoted that being friendly is 1000% more important than being "professional". Professional means we are respectful and illustrate integrity at all times. Friendly goes beyond that to being... More 

Auburn, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a car meet last week. It was wonderful from the time we checked in to the time we checked out. There is everything there to make it "inclusive". There are plenty of places to eat on site. There are a lot of kids activities and the pools/water slides were a hit! There is a ton of... More 

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

Dear Jodi S., Thank you so much for joining us at the Lodge for the Hudson Car Show. We very much enjoyed viewing and helping "show off" your beautiful machines! We appreciate your kind words (and Judy says hello...) and are glad that overall we met your needs. I'm sorry about your request for a business center and that our... More 

Mays Landing, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 1 night while on a bus tour with 53 people out of New Jersey. The room was great & I enjoyed my stay. The bed was comfortable & the room was clean. They had a lovely buffet breakfast which had many tasty options. Our dinner the night before was good. As a vegetarian, I couldn't eat the... More 

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

Dear So Jersey: Thank you for your kind review on your recent group tour through Frankenmuth. I really appreciate your feedback and will share your comments with our team - especially our food and beverage team regarding the Salmon. I'm sorry it wasn't to your liking. We will review this. It was very kind of you to share your thoughts... More 

McMurray, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the nicest stays at this unique hotel. Everyone on the staff was friendly, and no one ever passed by without a smile and hello! From the lobby to the rooms, pools Rathskeller and grounds, this property is top notch. We were there for a antique car meet and had our banquet there. The food was home-made and outstanding!... More 

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

Dear Roseanna, It was an honor to serve you and all the Hudson Car Owners from across the Nation! So glad that you had a great experience and enjoyed your time with us. We to as employees feel blessed to work with an owner (Judy Zehnder) who loves engaging our guests every day and leads the team in the same... More 

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