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Bavarian Haus Lakefront Inn

2.0 of 5
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1067 North State St. / I-75, Saint Ignace, MI 49781 (Formerly Days Inn & Suites Saint Ignace Lakefront)
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Ranked #7 of 31 Hotels in Saint Ignace
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While not fancy, it's a very comfortable place to stay. The pool was nice and warm and the people friendly. Free breakfast included cereal, toast & english muffins, sausage & gravy, boiled eggs, juice, coffee, etc. We had 5 adults in a 2 room suite - there were sliding pocket doors between the bedrooms, so it was private enough. The... More 

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Howard C, Owner at Bavarian Haus Lakefront Inn, responded to this review

We really appreciate the thoughtful review and support! Thanks for letting us know how much you enjoyed our friendly staff, breakfast, and rooms. We love the username, by the way -- once a Yooper, always Yooper! Have a great day, Howard Cole, Owner More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Stayed at the Bavarian Haus in St. Ignace this past week while on a work trip. Very affordable, had a great view of Mackinac Island, and is one of the very few hotels in the area that is open in the winter. Wasn't super glamorous, but it had wifi, free breakfast, and friendly staff.

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Howard C, Owner at Bavarian Haus Lakefront Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us, Hanna! I hope your work went well. I'm glad you enjoyed our staff and breakfast, and of course, the views. If you ever have any feedback for us about what we could improve to provide five-star experiences moving forward, please feel free to reach out and let us know. We're all ears! Have a great... More 

michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Room was spacious, as before and very clean. Up north for a getaway weekend. Dead of winter. Reasonable price, nice room. As a smoker, the balcony is a major plus. The view is great and it would have been about a 4 mile walk to Mackinac Island. The breakfast was MUCH better than our last stay, bisquits and gravy. One... More 

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Howard C, Owner at Bavarian Haus Lakefront Inn, responded to this review

Glad to read that you had a great weekend getaway with us! Thanks for being a repeat visitor and writing a recommendation of our hotel. We want to do whatever we can to give you five-star experiences moving forward, so if you ever have suggestions for what we could do to improve your next stay, feel free to reach out... More 

Traverse City, Michigan
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268 reviews 268 reviews
45 hotel reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

In the dead of winter in St. Ignace, there are not a lot of options. A welcome find is the Bavarian Haus Lakefront. The place is clean and comfy, if a little worn. It's a tad off the beaten path...once you leave the exit off I-75 you drive for probably three miles or so before coming to the place. And... More 

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Howard C, Owner at Bavarian Haus Lakefront Inn, responded to this review

We're sorry about the heat! We were really trying to make the room as comfortable as possible, and it sounds like we definitely dropped the ball on that. We'll keep this in mind moving forward. We'd like to do whatever we can to give you five-star experiences moving forward, so if you ever have any more feedback for us about... More 

Detroit, MI
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143 reviews 143 reviews
45 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

There are not a lot of hotels open in the winter in St. Ignace, I think maybe four. Anyway we chose the Bavarian House after looking at it online. The clerk at the desk was very friendly and efficient. We had a nice big room with a king bed and also a nice comfy chair. The room was very clean... More 

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Howard C, Owner at Bavarian Haus Lakefront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving so much detail about our breakfast buffet for others on TripAdvisor! I truly appreciate you taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your room and our service. Cleanliness is very important to us, so I'm glad to know that you were a fan of that during your stay. Hope to see you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I did a lot of research based on price and view. This place had both! I had great service from the first phone call all the way to check out. The owner and staff were very helpfull and patient with the questions on what the best places to visit during our stay. The room was very clean! The view was... More 

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Howard C, Owner at Bavarian Haus Lakefront Inn, responded to this review

A review doesn't get much better than this! Thank you for sharing such kind words, Kelly. It sounds like you had one amazing time at the lake and taking in the sights, which is exactly what a trip to St. Ignace is all about. We hope to see you next time! Take care, Howard Cole, Owner More 

Detroit, Michigan
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I see that the owner responds to a lot of the reviews, which is nice. However, how can you not update things like 20 year old carpet that would really make the place look 100% better? The mattress pad that was used to cover up the box spring, and did not do it too well -- revealing stains on the... More 

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Howard C, Owner at Bavarian Haus Lakefront Inn, responded to this review

I'm disappointed to hear you weren't more comfortable during your stay, Tim. While we're proud of the homey and relaxed atmosphere that we offer our guests, it's important that we keep it updated and fresh. Some updates take priority over others, but please know we're always assessing what needs to be worked on next. We'll be sure to keep your... More 

Allegan, Michigan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We stayed there for our Anniversary 2 weekends ago! Loved our room and our view! We are definitely staying there again the next time we go north! They let us have early check in. I called in the early morning and were checked in by 9:30 a.m.

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Howard C, Owner at Bavarian Haus Lakefront Inn, responded to this review

Happy Anniversary, Kat! I'm so glad you enjoyed your weekend of celebrating. I hope you had a blast taking in the sights and sounds of Lake Huron and St. Ignace. We'll see you next time! Cheers, Howard Cole, Owner More 

Lansing, Michigan
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125 reviews 125 reviews
16 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The hotel is rather dated, though that is very typical of the hotels in this area. However, I think it is likely that this is one of the best of the bunch. Our room, a suite of three queen beds, was absolutely huge, and each of the two rooms had a balcony that overlooked the lake. The balcony is a... More 

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Howard C, Owner at Bavarian Haus Lakefront Inn, responded to this review

It sounds like you had a wonderful vacation, Lisa! There's nothing better than waking up to those beautiful lake views, right? The next time you make your up to St. Ignace from Lansing, we'd love to welcome you back in. Take care, Howard Cole, Owner More 

Windsor, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

If you are not looking for room service, and are willing to enjoy nature's beauty - try this place. We stayed there during October 2014 fall season. The hotel is right on shores of Lake Huron. The lake is huge, but it feels like a private pond. Our room faced east, so we saw the morning sunrise and October moon... More 

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Howard C, Owner at Bavarian Haus Lakefront Inn, responded to this review

You came during one of the most beautiful times of the year, Shuvo! I hope you and your family loved taking in the stunning fall colors around the lake. It sounds like you have some great photos to help you remember your stay! We'll see you next time. Best, Howard Cole, Owner More 

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