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“"A wonderful outing with our Granddaughter!"” 5 of 5 stars
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Bavarian Inn Lodge
2.5 of 5 Resort   |   1 Covered Bridge Lane, Frankenmuth, MI 48734   |  
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Frankenmuth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Howell, Michigan
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“"A wonderful outing with our Granddaughter!"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We stayed at the Bavarian Inn Lodge after eating the delicious family style chicken dinner at the Bavarian Inn for lunch. Our 6 yr old granddaughter had the time of her life. She went down the Tower Twister slide at least 25 times, so grandma had to buy her the water slide warrior t-shirt that was available in the lobby. She loved the pools also. Inbetween all the water fun, she tried her skills with grandpa playing air hockey in the arcade. After eating pizza in the Ratskellar diner for dinner, our grandaughter sang Karake there. The DJ was so patient helping her choose a song our granddaughter knew, because she is just beginning to read. Together they chose "itsy bitsy spider." Our granddughter received a loud applause and she was very proud! In the morning we had breakfast at Oma's Restaurant. Our granddaughter loved the pancakes at the buffet. We will be back next month with our 3 yr old granddughter!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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, March 22, 2013
Dear Kathy W.,

It warms our hearts to hear your story of creating family memories with your granddaughters! Seeing special times with multi-generational families is about is great as it gets in our business! We so look forward to the opportunity to have you back with your other granddaughter soon!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We became perk members while we were at the lodge. It allowed us to mini putt for free on Wednesday. My 11 year old loved the arcade. A family game of pool was fun. Dad liked hanging out at the lounge. The three of us appreciated the guitarist in the evening. The family style meal at the bavarian inn restaurant could satisfy many people. We were happy to have a fridge in our room for left-overs.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Dear Christine,

Thank you for visiting us during Spring Break and so glad you enjoyed the music of Marty Viers and all the Fun Center has to offer! Happy you joined the Perks Club and hope you will enjoy the newsletters and special rates coming your way.

We look forward to serving you more frequently!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

stayed at the Bavarian Inn Lodge in March, great fun for the family, nice family suit rooms, clean, lots to do and great food. Would be nicer in the warmer weather to be able to walk around outside and to the shops. Will diffently be going back. Had a blast.

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  • Stayed March 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Dear 801Annette,

Thank you for "having a blast" with us a the Lodge. So happy to know you and your family did some "memory creating" while here and enjoyed yourselves. We so appreciate your business and hope to meet you when you next return in Spring or Summer when the weather is fairer!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

It's a hotel. It just happens to have a bunch of swimming pools. It's not particularly exciting. There aren't spine-tingling slides everywhere. It's just nice.

As far as kids are concerned, the game room the size of a football field will generate more interest in the pools, which are meant more for grown ups to hide from their kids. It's in the game room where kids can run around and dump quarters into machines to earn a penny's worth of tickets that will be the main source of discomfort for parents looking to hide within the confines of simple medieval bliss. That, and the strategically placed atm machines.

If you go to this hotel expecting a water park you will be disappointed. It's a sleepy hotel with a gigantic game room. It's a strange combination of kiddy hotel, and a cool place to look at. While it is more or less kid-friendly, it is also grown up friendly. It's not all chaos. Just the game room.

But you'll quickly learn to like it--the game room. Kids are virtually non-existent in 75% of the hotel, and some of it is quite nice.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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, March 18, 2013
Dear Robert T.,

Thank you for your unique observations of the Lodge. We know from experience it is the dispersed and peaceful 4 indoor pools; 3 whirlpools and now the Tower Twister waterslides that bring families back to the Lodge a second time. Not so much the video games. Although, I agree that the video games are expansive and the volume of games and the volume of tickets issued per game far exceed the industry average.

I also agree that we are no traditional water park hotel. We intertwine our water play and video games and miniature golf and TV's and Lounge environment with sporting events visible in various spots much differently than a traditional water park. We appreciate your view and explanation very much.

Thank you for your business and I hope you can return again when next visiting our small community of Frankenmuth.

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I found the rooms to be extremely clean and roomy. The food was wonderful, with in house entertainment ! Amenities were more than I could use! What a truly great place to stay!!! I was able to view the river from my balcony. The decorations and gift shop gave the building a authentic feeling. The staff were friendly, and more than willing to assist you to make sure your stay was perfect. I would recommend this venue for family's, business, and vacations ! Thank you Bavarian Inn!!!!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 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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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Dear MFR,

Thank you for your loyalty to the Bavarian Inn Lodge! So appreciative of your kind words on this site. We look forward to serving you again soon, whether it is for business or pleasure as a couple or the entire family!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

This is truly a beautiful authentic Bavarian hotel. Staff is so friendly and flexible. Excellent food at Oma's restaurant. So much fun to choose from - pools, fun centre, karaoke nights. Can't wait to go again. Definitely and highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 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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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Dear RGrover,

Thank you for choosing the Bavarian Inn Lodge on your recent stay and your kind words on this site. I am so glad that our staff made your stay memorable and we hope to serve you again soon!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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Westland, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We had a very nice stay from the checking in until the time we left. We had a great day of swiming, playing games, putt putt golf and all the excellent staff made are stay at the Bavarian inn a pleasent one. We enjoyed all the food and the shopping frankenmuth has to over and very easy on the pocket book. Would come again!!

Room Tip: I don't think there is a bad room in the whole place. My room was quiet and had a nice view.
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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, March 18, 2013
Dear ThadA,

Thank you for staying with us and we are so pleased you enjoyed the amenities of the Lodge as well as taking in all that Frankenmuth has to offer in FUN! We appreciate your review and especially your staying with us!

Sincerely,

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:2.5 star — Bavarian Inn Lodge 2.5*
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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