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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Amazing stay there was so much to do. My daughter loved everything about it she didnt wanna stay in the room what so ever cause she was so busy playing and swimming. We will definitely be back in the future

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we had an amazing stay at the lodge, the front desks staff was warm and friendly we had a large party (14 ) so we had 3 rooms, they were so helpful taking care of us from reservations to rebooking for next year. the rooms were quaint with all these people we fit very nice. the games were fun and...

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

Dear Terri N., Thank you so much for sharing what mattered-most to you during your recent stay at the Bavarian Inn Lodge. We truly appreciate your kind words and insights shared with the world on this site. Our Pool side Sunday Brunch with four entrees offered along with a unlinmited, made-to-order omelette station and dozens of salads and desserts is...

Abingdon
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Well worth the money to stay here! Anything you need extra - Just ask! Great staff and excellent service! View is from the Balcony Suite. Don't forget to try the multiple pools, nice and private by the golf center.

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

Dear AgentBC, So glad you had FUN with your clan. We appreciate the kind words on this site and especially your decision to stay with us at the Bavarian Inn Lodge. We look forward to serving you again soon! Sincerely, Jim Engel, C.O.O. On behalf of the ENTIRE Bavarian Inn Lodge Team

Midland, Michigan
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our first visit to this hotel was on New Years Eve. We did not participate in any of the holiday events (though many were offered) so this review will be purely on hotel observations. They have an impressive number of rooms that can easily accommodate a family reunion or conference. The price is also cheaper than similar hotels in the...

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

Dear Mid-MichiganMommy, Thank you kindly for your detailed narrative on what you loved and ideas for us on improvements. I will qualify that there are few days of the year with less kids than on New Years Eve. Almost 100% of the rooms had children in them. This does not happen the same way on other school breaks quite as...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Our family had a lot of fun here but there were definitely things that made me say "I can't believe I paid this much for this". The fun center was great and the pools and water slides were a big hit. I'd like to see some locker area near the pool for those who choose to swim after check-out. Rooms...

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

Dear Barb W., Thank you for sharing your insights on your recent visit to the Lodge. I'm sorry to hear about some of your challenges. I will definitely be sharing your insights with all the appropriate leaders in the company. Including food, golf and games is something we do. They are offered in overnight packages even on-line. Called "Family Fun...

Dundee, Michigan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Frankenmuth is a family favorite for us! We always stay at the Bavarian Inn Lodge. There is so much to do at the lodge itself but, it's also within walking distance to the downtown shops, restaurants, and the River Place shops. We go a few times a year and love having the benefits of the Perks Club membership. And the...

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

Dear Holly G., Thank you so much for your kind remarks on this site and your LOYALTY to Bavarian Inn and Frankenmuth. I am proud to have founded the Perks Club within the company in October 1999 and we are about to make some major improvements. We look forward to serving you for YEARS TO COME Holly, Sincerely, Jim Engel,...

Gaines, Michigan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I got the pleasure of staying at the Bavarian Inn once again this year for our Union Conference. I am reviewing this late so I apologize. This year I had my family join me. Once again all the food served was 10/10 and service too. They must treat their employees well because they are interactive and seem genuinely friendly. We...

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

Dear MissyPJordan, Thank you so much for you're return visit and we are thrilled that you brought along your family to enjoy the many services and amenities the Lodge has to offer. WE have higher than average conference attendance at MANY conferences for the same reason. Many meeting planners bring their meetings and conferences here for that very reason. We...

Saginaw, Michigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very fun place to stay, lots to do without ever leaving the lodge. Accommodations are sometimes a little pricey, but we always have a great time there. Great family fun! Food at the Ratskeller and Oma's restaurant has never been disappointing and is always served fresh and fast. The service, however, is the best part. Everyone, in every department, is...

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

Dear Kpockrandt, Thank you so much for your trust in our team! We are honored to serve you and appreciate hearing about which services you enjoy most. Wishing you a blessed 2017 and we hope you will return soon! Yours in Service, Jim Engel, C.O.O. On behalf of the Bavarian Inn Lodge

Troy, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have spent the past three New Year's holidays at the Bavarian Inn Lodge. There family New Year's party is always a lot of fun, and there are so many other things to within the lodge and around town. Frankenmuth is such a fun place to visit, and the lodge just adds to that.

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

Dear Michelle H., Thank you so much for your loyalty to us for the past 3 years on New Years Eve. We too have a blast helping you and our guests have FUN at the Lodge. I personally was the DJ in the Courtyard Pool area Dance Party for the evening. We hope to stay a part of your tradition...

Rochester, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights with family for a get together over Veterans Day weekend. The building and the rooms have a lot of character. They aren’t the most updated, but they have a family name on each of the doors and old photos of local families in each of the rooms. We had two riverview rooms and one...

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

Dear Bman32, Thank you kindly for your stay during Veterans Day weekend! We appreciate hearing what you enjoyed and your keen observations. Although there is little I can do to deal with the Holiday weekend traffic in town and an offering of a "quick" lunch, we CAN pay close attention to your notes and ideas internally in the Lodge. Thank...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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: $147 - $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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“loved the balcony suites”
 of 5 bubbles 999terrin, 4 days ago | Read review
“We like the river view rooms simply for the view of the river”
 of 5 bubbles 182MichelleH, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“just make sure when booking a suite you get an accurate description, my only complaint.”
 of 5 bubbles S3627QUkimb, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Never have gotten a "bad" room. All have been great. You can request certain room, view, etc.”
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“Stay away from the pool areas for a quieter stay.”
 of 5 bubbles 2Tig, 3 weeks ago | Read review
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