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Bavarian Haus Lakefront Inn

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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 #5 of 31 Hotels in Saint Ignace
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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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Brantford, Canada
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130 reviews 130 reviews
25 hotel reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First let me say that I think some of the other reviewers have been a little over enthusiastic about this hotel. The place is in need of a good over haul from top to bottom. It is stuck in the 1960s with dark panelling all over the walls and dark green carpets running up the entire wall in the stairwells.... More 

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

While it's great to hear we were friendly, it's disappointing you didn't feel quite at home with us. While some of the furnishings and carpeting is certainly older, we try to brighten things up with spacious rooms and wide windows so you can really enjoy the view. However, it seems you couldn't fully enjoy it with a broken screen door.... More 

Chicago
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As another reviewer stated, a clean comfortable hotel on a beach with a fantastic view of Mackinac Island. Property is being updated but the owner is very personable and grateful for the business. Breakfast is expanded Continental with hard boiled eggs, grits, some fresh fruits etc. Staff were attentive and pleasant. As stated, not the most modern property, but great... More 

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

We're thrilled you had a great time visiting earlier this month, John! Lake Huron and Mackinac Island are so beautiful, so we're glad you got to enjoy the view from your room. Travelers will definitely appreciate your tips, so thank you for posting them. Rosie and the rest of us look forward to seeing you on your next trip up... More 

Lafayette, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed here the last 3 summers and love it. Yes it is in need of some slight updates, but they have really done alot over the last 3 years. Bottom-line is hotel is clean, comfortable, staff are nice, breakfast is great, pool and hot tub are very nice, views are best in St. Ignace, close to good places... More 

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

Has it been that long already? We remember when you and your family first visited, Matt, and it's a privilege to get to see you every summer. We couldn't be happier that we made you feel right at home, and we look forward to seeing you again this summer! All the best, Howard Cole, Owner More 

Lake Orion, Michigan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I booked our reservation on-line which can sometimes be tricky. But Bavarian Haus was very clean & comfortable with one of the very best free breakfasts I've every had. Bavarian Haus MADE our vacation. One of a few open during winter. Affordable & what a view. Will definetely return!!

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

St. Ignace is one of the most beautiful vacation spots with a lot to offer. But the fact that WE made your trip worth it? I'm speechless, Jody. It was a pleasure having you stay with us, and I'm already looking forward to the next time you visit! All the best, Howard Cole, Owner More 

Taylor, Michigan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

room was very nice and comfortable. every room has a gorgeous view of mackinaw island and the lake. Jacuzzi tub was awesome. remodeled shower and rooms. Had a very nice time there. Pool was warm as was whirlpool tub and hot tub. Id give it 4 stars.

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

The pleasure was all ours, Larry. To us, it'd just be plain wrong to travel to Mackinaw Island and not be able to see it from your room! Sounds like you had a relaxing visit overall, and I hope the rest of your trip went well. Safe travels, Howard Cole, Owner More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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294 reviews 294 reviews
46 hotel reviews
150 helpful votes 150 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
44 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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