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Bavarian Haus Lakefront Inn

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If you’re planning a trip to Northern Michigan, come stay with us! Bavarian Haus Lakefront Inn is open year-round, making us your headquarters for easy access to all local attractions in the Mackinac Straits area. With our spacious rooms, great service and wide array of amenities, you’ll surely enjoy your stay with us. Guests love our big indoor pool/spa area, complete with a dry sauna. Not only do we have a hot tub available for families, there's a separate "adults only" whirlpool, too! We're right up on Lake Huron, and all our rooms overlook Mackinac Island and the Straits Area. The sunrises are spectacular! In the warmer weather, there's fire pits for you to enjoy your own bonfire, grills, and a wide range of outdoor games. Hope to see you soon!
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wheelchair access
Breakfast included
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Indoor pool
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle Bus Service
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Self-Serve Laundry
Heated pool
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Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Accessible rooms
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
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Lake View
Great View
Full view
Getting there
Emmet County Airport22 mi
Sault Ste. Marie Airport43 mi
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Ada, Michigan
Reviewed Oct 9, 2018via mobile
I booked this hotel because of its location on the beach. Each room has its own balcony with fantastic sights and sounds of Lake Huron. We were hoping to take advantage of the chairs on our balcony but it was just too cold and windy. The hotel is dated but we found it to be comfortable, clean, and it suited our needs. We really stayed here for the view and we feel that we got our money’s worth. My husband and I each got a coupon good for ten dollars to be used at the local casino. I turned my coupon into thirty three dollars.....my husband didn’t. Had we wanted another coupon the guy that checked us in said he would give us each another one the next day but my husband had no desire to visit that casino again. Breakfast was nothing fancy and I didn’t much care for it but my husband loved their waffles which were prepackaged and just needed heating. All the staff we encountered were very friendly and we had none of the issues that other travelers have reported. We would stay here again.
Date of stay: October 2018
Thank SandiTheQueen
Response from Howard C, Owner at Bavarian Haus Lakefront Inn
Responded Oct 10, 2018
Thank you Sandi for the great review. We are so happy you had an enjoyable visit with us. We appreciate you business and we look forward to your visit the next time you are in St Ignace. The staff works very hard to make everyone's stay enjoyable. We hope you have a nice winter. Thanks again for staying with us. Sarah
Michael B
Jeffersonville, Indiana
Reviewed Oct 3, 2018
Great place to stay with amazing view of Lake Huron. Great staff as well. Our spacious room had a king size bed and hot tub, We could walk out our door and be about 30 feet from the water. with window open we could hear the waves break on the shore. This hotel is close to everything. Frankie, Sarah and Ryan were helpful with anything I needed. Lisa and Roxanne found my missing hearing aid and gave it to the front desk before I even knew it was missing. I would definitely go to the Bavarian Haus on our next visit.
Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Michael B
Response from Howard C, Owner at Bavarian Haus Lakefront Inn
Responded Oct 4, 2018
Thank you Michael for the nice review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and we appreciate your business. We are happy that everyone was so helpful while you were here and making your stay so pleasant. We hope to see you the next time you are in the area. Have a nice winter and thanks again. Sarah
Phyllis W
Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed Sep 26, 2018
This was our first trip to Michigan and I booked Bavarian Haus on location alone and so glad I did. As HGTV says, "a million dollar view"! My husband and I loved this hotel from check in to check out. Our room was large with a direct view of Mackinac Island. We could have just sat there for 4 days! Wi-Fi was quick and efficient. Breakfast was plentiful, I am not sure why others complain. Eggs, sausage, biscuits, cereal, yogurt, juice, coffee, pastries, nothing was left out. Even on the high traffic mornings, everyone was courteous and the lady operating the breakfast room was a local and so nice, gave us some useful tips.

Two hot tubs, a large pool and sauna were clean and felt good at the end of a day of sightseeing. I have read other comments that Bavarian Haus is 'old'. Well, everything gets old after awhile. They have done a great job of maintaining it, and everything was clean.

The ferry to Mackinaw Island is a short drive away, and we took some day trips on the Whitefish Bay Parkway and Tahquamenon Byway visiting the Falls. Don't miss the drive over Mackinac Bridge and the view from Straits Park in Saint Ignace. We also drove over to Petoskey, about an hours drive. Do your homework to make your trip memorable. I always plan ahead and use Trip Advisor to research 'things to do'.

It would have been nice to have a microwave in the room to heat left-overs , but there was one in the lobby so no problem, and my husband commented that the shower head was a little low, but still no problem. We were not living there, just enjoying the accommodations for a few days. Thank you Bavarian Haus for making our first Michigan trip a great one. We plan to return one day and we will definitely stay with you again.
Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Phyllis W
Response from Howard C, Owner at Bavarian Haus Lakefront Inn
Responded Sep 27, 2018
Thank you Phyllis for the nice review and for staying with us. We appreciate your business and this was an awesome review. We are so happy you enjoyed your first visit to Michigan. There are so many sights to see in the area and surrounding areas, and it sounds like you hit a few of them, next time you will have to go to the Soo Locks and do the boat tour. Munising also has a Glass Bottom Boat Tour that I am sure you would enjoy. We hope to see you on your next visit to the area. Thanks again and we look forward to your next visit. Have a nice autumn and winter. Sarah
Alma, Michigan
Reviewed Sep 25, 2018
We stayed in a room with 2 queen beds and a wonderful view on the 2nd floor. It was very clean and very spacious. The breakfast room was just down the hall and had a large breakfast, with something for everyone, along with space to set, even a balcony. The pool, with 2 hot tubs & a sauna was also just down the hall. The pool looked cloudy but it could have been the way it was painted (it was also chilly) the hot tubs were warm and relaxing. The staff was very friendly and very helpful. Only had one problem and that was that they put a family with a small child above us on the 3rd floor and we thought the child was coming thru the ceiling when they fell off something and it the floor. Great place to stay and the shuttles took us every where didn't have to move the car.
Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Bix20
Response from Howard C, Owner at Bavarian Haus Lakefront Inn
Responded Sep 26, 2018
Thank you for staying with us and for the nice review. We appreciate your business and the kind words. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you the next time you are in the area. Have a nice autumn and winter. Thanks again for everything. Sarah
Sterling Heights, Michigan
Reviewed Sep 25, 2018via mobile
We have stayed here many times. It’s our favorite place to stay when we just want to relax and enjoy the great view. The Bavarian Haus is great for families. Nice beach, kayaks are available for guests, and play equipment for the kids. Rooms are clean and the staff is friendly and always helpful. It has a nice pool and jacuzzi. Also a great value!
Date of stay: September 2018
Thank messybethy
Response from Howard C, Owner at Bavarian Haus Lakefront Inn
Responded Sep 26, 2018
Thank you for the nice review and for staying with us. We appreciate your business and all of your kind words, there is nothing better in this business than return customers. We look forward to your next visit and hope you have a nice autumn and winter. Thanks again, Sarah
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August 29, 2018|
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Response from Nancy S | Reviewed this property |
Whether or not you can see the Northern Lights from any location depends on many things, not just how far north one is. That being said, if the Northern Lights would happen to be visible at that latitude and longitude, it... More
Cindy P
May 3, 2018|
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Response from Howard C | Property representative |
The shuttle services to Casino and Ferry Docks are free.
April 2, 2017|
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Response from BHLI | Property representative |
No we don't. Jose's Cantina is adjacent. They serve cocktails and will be open om Mothers Day. You may also take a complimentary shuttle to the local casino.
Room Tips
"Our room was 3rd floor with a great view of Lake Huron and Mackinac Island, but all rooms have a great view..."
Sep 26, 2018
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"The 2nd floor is the best because the Breakfast room and pool can be accessed from it."
Sep 25, 2018
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"All of the rooms face the water."
Sep 24, 2018
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"Upper level might be better than ground floor, as the geese are prevalent making a mess in the lawn."
Sep 18, 2018
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$95 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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