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“A joyful experience” 5 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
Detroit, Michigan, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
“A joyful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

From beginning to end every stay in Frankenmuth at the Bavarian Lodge is one we both look forward to. The peace of God is there. The love of people is evident. We are senior citizens and are treated with good manners, thoughtfulness and we feel safe in this beautiful city. The food is awesome and shopping is always fun anywhere in the city. We look forward to many years of returning to our "little slice of heaven" which is Frankenmuth.

Room Tip: Get a balcony room facing the river. It has such a spectaculur view and the birds entertain you in...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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jimengel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, July 28, 2012
Dear Lynn W.,

Your kind words are very humbling and will be well received when we share it with our staff! Thank you for entrusting us with your get-a-ways to Frankenmuth and we look forward to your next return!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, COO
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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Brown City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Our first stay at the Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth, MI was a trip I won through our local bank. That was about 14 years ago and we've gone back numerous times since and our grandsons absolutely love it. The atmosphere, music, food, pools.........everything is great! It is a beautiful and relaxing place to go. We highly recommend it for all ages. - Marie C.

Room Tip: All of our rooms are great though I recommend away from the pools due to the noise.
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  • Stayed July 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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jimengel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, August 7, 2012
Dear Marie C.,

So glad that a contest so many years ago, brought you to us and that you have enjoyed many stays since. We feel successful whenever we hear about a grandparent enjoying their time with us at the Lodge with their grandchild or grandchildren. It is one of the best reunion times ever!
Hope you can return again soon!

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Clarkston, Michigan
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

I just stayed here 3 nights and I loved it. The whole town and experience of Frankenmuth, Michigan is wonderful.

I was there was a small business conference but I did get to enjoy a lot of the town. The food the people, everything was great.

I have been traveling for over 30 years and I can not think of any hotel that had a better staff. Everyone at this hotel was so helpful and friendly. I really enjoyed myself.

I can not wait to go back. Thank You Bavarian Inn.

Room Tip: The rooms overlooking the river were nice.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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jimengel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, August 7, 2012
Dear Jeffrey W.,

Thank you kindly for your compliment towards our staff. I believe that our team really enjoys spending time with our guests and getting to know them while they stay. So glad you enjoyed your three nights. I will share your comment with our team, they will be tickled to know your feelings.

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

We have been going to Frankenmuth for years and it is our home away from home! The hotel staff are very nice and want to make sure your stay is as awesome as possible. The rooms are very well kept & very clean! The game room is lots of fun and great for adults & kids! I will continue to visit for years to come!

Room Tip: The room with a river balcony is the best view!
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  • Stayed July 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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jimengel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, August 7, 2012
Dear Jeniffer,

Calling us home away from home, is the ultimate compliment. We are so pleased that you have fun when you return to the Lodge. All of us will keep working hard to make your future stays as memorable as the past!

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Lodge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012 via mobile

The inn has such a beautiful view, but you don't get much time to enjoy the rooms. No matter if you are looking for a family vacation or just a romantic getaway for two the inn has you covered. There is too much to do and enjoy for just the weekend so plan a few extra days. My wife and I started going years ago then skipped the last two. This year with our 2 year old was the most fun ever!!! Can't wait till nex year

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jimengel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, August 7, 2012
Dear Rockinthecaddy,

I went thru the changes of traveling without children to traveling with children and it definitely adds a different perspective to overnighting in a hotel or resort. So pleased to hear that you are enjoying the Lodge in a different way / aspect with your young son! We look forward to your tradition of visiting with him again soon! Perhaps next year??

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Southgate, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

This hotel is great, there is so much to do for all ages, you do not even have to leave the hotel! We go there usually every year and have always had a nice time with zero issues. My oldest son is 11 and my youngest is 4, both of them love the Bavarian Inn. We recently stayed at a popular waterpark in Traverse City, my 11 year old said, we should of stayed at the Bavarian Inn instead!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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jimengel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, August 7, 2012
Dear Brenda,

Tickled to hear that your son enjoys our place compared to other water park hotels. We will keep working on ideas and ways to keep the water play and the dry play aspects of our Fun Center top notch for your children!

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Bancroft, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

We very much enjoyed our stay. There is a ton for familys at the hotel and in the area. we loved the pools and the facts that the pools were not cold (we have 3 small children), we have been places with very cold water before. Very relaxing , and very family friendly.

Room Tip: We loved the room with the balcony facing inward..the kids enjoyed watching others from way up.
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  • Stayed July 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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jimengel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, August 7, 2012
So glad you enjoyed your stay Rachel! We try hard to balance the air and water temperatures to keep guests comfortable and not have such a shock when entering the pools. We appreciate your staying with us!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Frankenmuth 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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