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Bavarian Inn Lodge
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Frankenmuth
Certificate of Excellence
Milan, Michigan
1 review
“family fun year round”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

april in michigan my sons tenth birthday cold and snowing thank goodness for the bavarian inn lodge! they have everything covered there was no need to leave the hotel.awsome pools,water slides,game rooms,a wonderful varity of food at the hotel,good food!something for everyone!

Room Tip: if you have children having a room on the family fun center is perfect
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Dear Stacy G.,

Thank you for staying with us in April when most guests had "cabin fever"! So glad we could help you escape from the depressing weather and create family memories! Hope you will keep us in mind when returning to Frankenmuth!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

We have stayed at Bavarian Inn Lodge 71 times over the years. Our stays have always been pleasant. Each request we made was met with friendliness and taken care of efficiently. All of the staff is always nice and greets you as you walk down the halls. We have come to know some of the staff personally from staying there and even if they don't remember our name, they recognize us and our children (who are now grown). We would definitely recommend the Bavarian Inn Lodge to one and all.

Room Tip: Join the Perks Club and get a riverview balcony room for a good view.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Dear Wendy Y...

You are certainly one of our most LOYAL guests at the Lodge. We so appreciate your generations of visits over the decades. In many past posts I have noted that we see families growing up and bringing the next generation along. Your family is one of my examples and now this site has proof of that! We will keep working hard to earn your families next 71 stays and look forward to your next arrival!

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Jim Engel, C.O.O. - Serving Bavarian Inn Guests for 36 years -
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

We love going to the Bavarian Inn Lodge. ALL of their staff provides amazing customer service. EVERYTHING is very clean.....from the rooms to the pools to the restaurants. Plus its very close to shopping outlets and a Kroger and other restaurants outside of the hotel. Its fun for all ages. Don't forget to sign up for the perks club. its worth every penny.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Dear SSBBN,

Thank you for your loyalty to the Bavarian Inn and our Community of Frankenmuth! We so appreciate your trust in us and your repeat visits. So glad you enjoy our Perks Club and the rewards given to you and the other 19,000 + families in the club!

We look forward to your next visit as if it was your first!!!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O. - Serving Bavarian Inn guests for 36 years -
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Great pillows, comfortable bed. We really enjoyed our stay! Spacious vanity and bath. Very quiet. Everything you need is right there in the complex. Great local restaurants! Recommend walking The shops on the main street. We will be coming back!

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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Dear FieldTech101,

Thank you for your kind words on this site. Glad to know that you enjoyed the comforts of your guestroom and the Lodge location in the heart of Frankenmuth. We look forward to your return visit!

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Jim Engel, C.O.O. - Serving Bavarian Inn guests for 36 years -
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Love staying at the Lodge. My only complaints were the bed was hard and the fire alarm that kept going off during the night. Housekeeping staff was extremely friendly in the hall. Everything was very clean which was impressive. Loved the balcony room overlooking the river.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Dear TerpGirl13,

Thank you for staying with us. I am so sorry for the malfunction of the fire alarm system during the night of your stay. I have been at the Lodge since we opened on Feb 10, 1986. This is the FIRST time the alarm ever "tripped itself" after we silenced it. It was an uncanny electronic board issue that allowed this to happen. I am so sorry it disrupted your nights sleep.

All of our mattresses are rather new and are designed to be a bit more firm than they are soft. That said, we have both pillow tops and full foam mattresses. If you have our reservation specialists look up your previous room number when reserving they can assign you to a room with the opposite type of mattress and see if you like that style better.

Thanks again for staying with us.

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O. - Serving Bavarian Inn guests for 36 years -
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Holly, Michigan
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

We had a great time, The Inn is friendly and close to everything! We liked the kid friendly swimming areas. A great family/friends place to stay. Walking around town and enjoying the many stores was great

Room Tip: We enjoyed looking out a the river.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Dear Beth P.,

Thank you so much for your kind words about our staff and facilities. I am so proud of our team who have FUN each day at work and interact with our guests to make sure YOU are having FUN too! We look forward to your return visit!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O. - Serving Bavarian Inn guests for 36 years -
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Clinton Township, Michigan, United States
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

We have stayed here at least ten times. The lodge and rooms are very clean, and the staff is always friendly. It's great having an adult only pool and spa now that my kids are grown. Conveniently located near shopping and restaurants, and if the weather is bad, you can always use the hotel shutttle. If you become a Perks Club member, you will receive special room rates that are offered several times throughout the year.

Room Tip: River view rooms are awesome, and are at the end of the hallways so you get less traffic.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Dear CathyR.,

Thank you so much for your loyalty to the Lodge with 10 return visits! You demonstrate in our post that you are a testament to one of our primary goals. To create enjoyable experiences for families as well as couples. You started coming as a family and now enjoy the adult only amenities as a couple! We will keep working on being FUN and inventive as we develop and remodel at the Bavarian Inn! Thanks again!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O. - Serving Bavarian Inn guests for 36 years -
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Property: 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 #1 of 8 Hotels in Frankenmuth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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
Bavarian Frankenmuth

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