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Bavarian Inn Lodge
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Frankenmuth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 22, 2012

we stay every year my niece and I have an annual trip we always have a good time and the staff is excellent.

Room Tip: we've stayed up levels lower all the rooms are clean and nice no bad rooms in the entire place
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Kari H
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Management response:Responded June 23, 2012

Dear Kari,

Thanks for your annual tradition of visiting us. Look forward to your arrival again next year!

Sincerely,
Jim Engel, COO
Bavarian Inn Lodge

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Reviewed June 22, 2012

We stayed one night here and it was a great value for your money. It's obviously outdated but still nice. We loved the adults only pool. The arcade was fun too. Mitt Romney gave a campaign speech the morning we checked out which was pretty cool.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Management response:Responded June 23, 2012

Thank you for the kind words and glad you enjoyed the campaign trail visit. It was shockingly last minute and came together beautifully. Many hotel guests enjoyed it and the weather was beautiful. Thanks for staying with us. Glad you liked the adult pool area!

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Jim Engel, COO
Bavarian Inn Lodge

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Reviewed June 21, 2012

We spent 3 lovely days in Frankenmuth at the Bavarian Inn. It was very clean, roomy, the food was excellent, and all of the employees were very polite and helpful. We did all the fun things like the boat ride, carriarge ride and of course the Christmas Shop, but the kids had the most fun in the pools and the arcade, or just walking around town.

We have been there several times before and stayed at other places, but this was out best trip yet.

Room Tip: Try getting a room over looking the lake about 2 floors above the pool area.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Virginia R
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Management response:Responded June 23, 2012

Dear Virginia:

So glad your last visit (first with us) was your best ever! I am sharing your comments with the staff. We see so many grandparents visiting with grandchildren every day of the summer. Sometimes they even allow that middle generation to come along! Love to see 4 generation group photos being taken as well!

We keep updating games in the arcade area (100+ games with 130 positions to play on at the same time. Glad the grand kids enjoyed them.

Sincerely,
Jim Engel, COO
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

A good themed hotel for family. If your looking for something fancy, this is not it. Its dated, and very pricey for the quality of room you get. I will say the "spa" room shower was a rain shower. It has a huge arcade and many indoor pools. I guess if your from the area its fun, but someone coming in from a big city... not so much.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank wayne m
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Management response:Responded June 23, 2012

Dear Wayne M:

Thanks for your evaluation of the Lodge. So glad you enjoyed the thematic aspect of the Lodge. It took great effort (and joy) in assembling 360+ family histories, early photos and family certificates. In some respects I would agree we are not "fancy". I would bill us as "old world", "charming" and historic. I would appreciate hearing from you on what you feel is dated however. The theme gives a specific color scheme, fabric scheme and lots of oak and pine woods in the hotel, all part of the theme. But we work hard to stop fabrics, carpets and upholstery from becoming worn or faded. We are in perpetual renovation. All mattresses are 3 years old or less; all flat screen tv's are 2 years old or less and even some new furniture, with an Alpine theme is less than one year old. We just finished replacing 45 bath tubs two weeks ago. Glad you enjoyed the rain-feel of the whirlpool suite over-sized showers.

If you have specifics on the feel of outdated, you could email me at jimengel@bavarianinn.com

Sincerely,
Jim Engel, COO
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

This was an excellent hotel!! Everyone was extremely friendly, it was very clean, and there is soo much to do! My teenager did not say "I'm bored" once! It is a bit expensive but it is a "resort town" so it's to be expected. I had a deal through Living Social and if it comes about again, I would not hesitate to get it! Once again, absolutely wonderful!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Management response:Responded June 23, 2012

Dear Familygal:

Thanks for taking advantage of a previous living social deal. There definitely will be others... rather soon too! We try hard to make sure teens are not bored here. We know the challenged in engaging them constantly. We look forward to your next arrival!

Sincerely,
Jim Engel, COO
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

The Bavarian Inn Lodge is a great place to take your family. Whenever we get a chance to visit the Frankenmuth area, this is where we stay. It's fun for all ages, with so many things to do. It's variety of pools, games and putt-putt golf is fantastic! It's very clean and the staff is super friendly and helpful!!!!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Kim Z
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Management response:Responded June 23, 2012

Dear Kim Z.

Thank you for your post on Trip Advisor. I will share your compliments with the appropriate departments. The housekeeping always gets fired up when they see the frequent comments on cleanliness. The realize it is not taken for granted and they enjoy talking with and visiting with the guests. We look forward to your next arrival!

Sincerely,
Jim Engel, COO
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

We stay overnight 1-3 times a year on our journeys to the UP from Ohio - perfect location with so much (or so little) to do! Birch Run outlets and the Frankenmuth shop provide all the shopping one would want. Eating at Zehnder's is always a treat or, for an easy, cheap pizza dinner stay in the hotel and visit the Rathskeller. Both the rathskeller and the Lorelei loung offer adult beverages (so necessary after a long day of travel). Let the kids swim, play putt putt or video games while you relax with a drink and a good book! We look forward to our overnights at the bavarian inn as much as the rest of our whole vacation! Definitely purchase a Perk's Club membership-tons of coupons and discounts.

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Thank Hlu630
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Management response:Responded June 23, 2012

Dear Hlu630:

Thanks for your frequent visits and sharing your routines and favorite things to do. So happy to know that you enjoy so many attributes of the Fun Center and the Ratskeller Restaurant. Fun remodeling of the putt-putt is coming so watch for that when you next visit! So appreciative of your staying with us. It has been my honor to work the the Bavarian Inn Zehnder family for 35 years now. The last 26 of those at the Bavarian Inn Lodge. Hope to meet you on a return visit.

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, COO
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Additional Information about Bavarian Inn Lodge

Address: 1 Covered Bridge Ln, Frankenmuth, MI 48734-1900
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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
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Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Frankenmuth
Price Range: $151 - $237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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
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