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Dublin, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here for a wedding. We're not far, from Central Ohio but I hadn't heard of Frankenmuth, or their world famous chicken. Shame on me! As others have noted, the room we had wasn't completely updated, but they are clean and functional. They had updated the make-up area, and there was a brand new large TV with an excellent channel... More 

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Chatham, Illinois
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful boutique hotel with wonderful amenities. There is a pool and a water park as well as a huge arcade that any child would love. There is an onsite restaurant and a lounge that serves great pizza. The hotel is located on beautiful grounds that includes a covered bridge. It is a short walk to shopping and restaurants. The rooms... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the bavarian inn lodge is one of the best hotel that we have stay at . the staffs is friendly and heipful our room was great and reasonable price we en joy ourselfs the fun center is great the food cis cgood also we have a old car that we take alot and the lodge always make sure it ok... More 

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Thank Teresa S
Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Teresa, Thank you so much for entrusting our team to take care of your family (and car) when visiting the Lodge & Frankenmuth. We especially appreciate your kind note about our staff. They truly are our most treasured asset in the company. We promise to keep working hard to help you have FUN with each future stay! Yours in... More 

Holland, Ohio
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The "waterpark" they have is not very big and the pools are very cold. Very small and crowded. We were there all of 1 hour and my girlfriend slipped on the old 70's tile around the pool area. We watched 2 other children fall in the same area. We filled out a incident report and put ice on it but... More 

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Thank Aaron B
Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Aaron B., I am very sorry for the accident situation with your girlfriend while staying at the Lodge. We do not have a trend of slips and falls in the area where MD fell. This tile is still sold today to go around pools as it is rather porous. Regardless of that fact, we have checked that we are... More 

Eastpointe, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed here for a night during the Oktoberfest weekend. The bed was very comfortable and the entertainment areas had a lot to offer. I was a big fan of the two water slides they have. Before leaving I did the brunch buffet they offer. I highly recommend it; just come hungry.

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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Adam S., Thank you for helping us celebrate Oktoberfest in Frankenmuth. Did you know that our Oktoberfest was the FIRST sanctioned Oktoberfest outside of Germany - in the world! A local brewer helped bring the HofBrau Haus beer from Oktobefest in Munich first to Bavarian Inn, then to Frankenmuth and now it is available in over 30 states! So... More 

Shelby Township, Michigan
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice cozy place to stay. Great location in the heart of Frankenmuth. Good tradition, European atmosphere, and German all the way. Stayed here during Octoberfest and the beer tent was only a short walk away from the hotel.

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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review

Dear AlanR992016: Thank you so much for including the Lodge in your Oktoberfest weekend celebration in Frankenmuth! Glad you had a great time helping us celebrate our heritage. We hope to serve you again for years to come. Whether it is for an overnight stay or a day visit with fun shopping and food! #EATCHICKEN Thanks so much, Jim Engel,... More 

Lancaster, Kentucky
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Room on ground floor had walk out to lawn and river. Enjoyed walking and sitting by the river. Room very comfortable and roomy. We had to add extra night to our stay and front desk staff went out of their way to make it possible. The hotel staff all very friendly and helpful. Lots of things to do in and... More 

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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Patricia F., Thank you for your recent stay and kind words on this site. So glad you enjoyed our location as well as our food! I especially appreciate you complimenting our staff. They are a great team and I enjoy working with all of them. I "date" all but one of them. The General Manager and I have both... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped by on a tour from SC to MI for one night. Hotel is beautiful, rooms are clean and food is delicious. The entire town is delightful and I wish we could have stayed longer. The flowers in window boxes and grounds are incredible. Covered bridge is charming.

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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kiawahdix, Thank you for your kind words. We enjoyed interacting with your warm hearted group from SC and were thrilled to have been included on your itinerary while you traveled across PURE MICHIGAN. So glad you enjoyed our "Little Bavaria". With warm regards, Jim Engel, C.O.O. - Serving Bavarian Inn Guests since 1977 - On behalf of the ENTIRE... More 

Glyndon, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The rooms are cute, all named for German families in the area, with the histories on the walls in the individual room. We were in a group and ate in a special room with entertainment that was opened to the public after we ate. The guy on the guitar was excellent, absolutely. I was a little disappointed in the buffet--good... More 

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Thank nick1941
Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Nick1941: Thank you so much for your insights and recommendations based on your recent stay. I totally love your menu ideas for banquets. We can do all those things, but the final decision on the menu came from your group leadership in this case. I'm sorry the pork was tough, it normally is not the case. Tricia Drake, in... More 

Oxford, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best hotel in town. A piece of Bavaria in Michigan. Had a beautiful premium room overlooking the lawns and river. Front desk staff was very helpful and FRIENDLY. Very reasonable rate for a PREMIUM ROOM. Food is EXCELLENT. Free shuttle service to Main St. Hope to come back soon..

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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Gscjassbur, Thank you kindly for your recent stay and for sharing your experience on this site. So glad you enjoyed the food. A special thanks for recognizing our staff. We are absolutely PROUD of our team helping thousands of guests have FUN every week and rejuvenating every guestroom and public areas back to a pristine situation for the next... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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 

Additional Information about Bavarian Inn Lodge

Address: 1 Covered Bridge Ln, Frankenmuth, MI 48734-1900
Location: United States > Michigan > Frankenmuth
Price Range: $181 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bavarian Inn Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 360
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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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