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“Wonderful Vacation” 4 of 5 stars
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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
Sterling Heights, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful Vacation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

My wife and I love to visit Frankenmuth each it was our first time here and our favorite hotel is the Bavarian Inn Lodge. The hotel has old world charm, very professional well trained staff, comfortable beds. The restrurants had plenty of food portions, and service was on the spot. Great to talk a walk around the grounds, see some nature and just relax in the wonderful view. We'd suggest a room with a view of the river.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear Ralph,

First, my apology for not responding to your guest survey on Trip Advisor sooner. I have learned that some reviews don't appear immediately on the site and now learned I can go back quickly and see any posts that have not been responded to. So please excuse the delay!

Thank you so much for your kind words on our staff and the Lodge foodservice! I am so very proud to have grown-up in this company and am proud of our spectacular team! We hope to earn your return visit & hope to hear updates on your stays in the future on this site!

With great appreciation!

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lake Orion, Michigan
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Staff and Receptionist were always pleasant and smiling. Game rooms lounges and pool areas were neat and clean and accessible. Beds were comfortable and the four pillows were excellent two soft and two firm... We had a great stay...

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear BurchBurchard,

First, my apology for not responding to your guest survey on Trip Advisor sooner. I have learned that some reviews don't appear immediately on the site and now learned I can go back quickly and see any posts that have not been responded to. So please excuse the delay!

Thank you so much for our kind words on the public areas as well as the guestroom during your stay. Glad you love our pillow system as much as I do! We hope to be part of your future stays as well when visiting Friendly Frankenmuth!

With great appreciation!

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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pinckney
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

There was so many things going on the whole weekend! The Balloon racing,and glowing,The Bike racing and gran fondo ( long ride) to live music at the outdoor tavern,and many others like the big paddle boat rides.And the food was great!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear William K.,

First, my apology for not responding to your guest survey on Trip Advisor sooner. I have learned that some reviews don't appear immediately on the site and now learned I can go back quickly and see any posts that have not been responded to. So please excuse the delay!

Thank you for taking in so many of the special events that help kick-off Summer in Frankenmuth! We hope you can make it a traditional visit with us each year!

With great appreciation!

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Marshall, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

I have stayed at the Bavarian Inn Lodge many times, most recently for the Great Lakes Regional and Michian State Hot Air Balloon Championships and always receive excellent service. Every staff member I have encounted is friendly and helpful. Keep up the good work Bavarian Inn Lodge!!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear P Stiglich,

First, my apology for not responding to your guest survey on Trip Advisor sooner. I have learned that some reviews don't appear immediately on the site and now learned I can go back quickly and see any posts that have not been responded to. So please excuse the delay!

Thank you so much for being a part of our hot air balloon events when you are able! It is my most FUN weekend of the Summer and I am so pleased to share it with you and all our guests - - hopefully for years to come!

With great appreciation!

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Napoleon, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

My wife and I have traveled here with family and just by ourselves for many years. We love the quiet, clean rooms and the staff is always friendly and accommodating. If you can get a room with a view of the river, I highly recommend it. The shuttle service is an added bonus if you have been shopping or sampling some of the many wonderful beers and don't want to drive. We tried the room service for the first time and the food was hot and tasty. I have also booked business travel here as a reward for top sales people who have the opportunity for travel to many places. To a person, they were complimentary about the lodging and meals at the Bavarian Inn Lodge and Frankenmuth. Thank you everyone for making this a mandatory repeat destination.

Room Tip: Whirlpool suites with river view have a private balcony but you must stand to see the river due to t...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear Philip M.,

First, my apology for not responding to your guest survey on Trip Advisor sooner. I have learned that some reviews don't appear immediately on the site and now learned I can go back quickly and see any posts that have not been responded to. So please excuse the delay!

Thank you for your years of loyalty to the Lodge and Frankenmuth! Also for sharing the Lodge with your top sales people as a reward - that is the ultimate in flattery. We will keep working hard to make your future stays enjoyable. Please share your future experiences on this site as well! We look forward to your next arrival - I hope you will ask for me then!

With great appreciation!

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Livonia, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

The Bavarian Inn Lodge is a perfect place for a family weekend getaway. The staff is very friendly, incredibly helpful and go out of their way to make your stay memorable. There are plenty of activities in the Lodge for the kids (4 pools, family fun center) and the Frankenmuth attractions are a short walk away. We have traveled to Frankenmuth many times and we would never think of staying anywhere else but the Bavarian Inn.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear Kenneth W.,

First, my apology for not responding to your guest survey on Trip Advisor sooner. I have learned that some reviews don't appear immediately on the site and now learned I can go back quickly and see any posts that have not been responded to. So please excuse the delay!

Thank you for partaking of all the Summer-Kick-Off activities we offer on Memorial Weekend! WE hope to be a part of your family tradition for generations to come - - and will keep working hard to keep the Lodge FUN for your future visits!

With great appreciation!

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Elkhart, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Best family place i have EVER stayed at! All sorts of good clean fun and quiet and peaceful too!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear Paul Q.,

First, my apology for not responding to your guest survey on Trip Advisor sooner. I have learned that some reviews don't appear immediately on the site and now learned I can go back quickly and see any posts that have not been responded to. So please excuse the delay!

Thank you for your kind words and for your past visits to the Lodge. We greatly appreciate your kind words on this site & look forward to seeing you in the years to come!

With great appreciation!

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Address: 1 Covered Bridge Lane, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
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Location: United States > Michigan > Frankenmuth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Frankenmuth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bavarian Inn Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 360
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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! Oh yes... Parking is always free! ... more   less 
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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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