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Bavarian Inn Lodge
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Frankenmuth
Certificate of Excellence
Livonia, Michigan
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4 reviews
“A great family place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

For the past 21 years this has been a wonderful place to take our kids and now our grandchildren. We have enjoyed every stay we have had at the Bavarian Inn. This last visit we had an awesome room! The balcony was a wrap around balcony. When we sat out there and had our breakfast (from the Ratskeller) it was so relaxing and we could see the Covered Bridge on one side and the Brewery on the other. We had the best meal ever at Oma's. The service was friendly and fast. Our room was clean and had plenty of room. There is so much to do at the Bavarian Inn you do not even have to leave the Lodge if there is inclement weather. We have stayed at the Bavarian Inn for more than 60 times and would only give it the highest rating possible. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. The restaurant associated with the Lodge has an incredible family style dinner which is worth walking across the covered bridge, after you have fed the peacocks which are maintained near the front lawn of the Lodge to enjoy a fantastic meal. You can also take the shuttle bus if it's too much for you to walk or if the weather is inclemente. In previous years the pools were very nice but now that they've added the water park it is amazing for children. We cannot wait for our grandchildren to enjoy the slides. For now they enjoy the kiddie pool. We recommend this for a short stay or a long vacation because of all that you can do here.

Room Tip: We always choose to take the riverside balcony rooms. Early evening and throughout the night you can...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Dear Terri O.,

We cannot express our thanks enough for your years of staying overnight at the Lodge. I am so happy to hear your report of consistent warm service and hospitality from our staff. They make us all proud here every day!

It really warms my heart to see how three generations of your family have a tradition of visiting us. It is these memories that kindle a desire to serve guests in our staff! I will be printing out your post and placing it in our Off-Stage cafe for our staff to read! Your words of appreciation are a true gift to all of our staff and we so appreciate your trusting us to help you have FUN in Frankenmuth! I hope you will stop and say hello upon your next arrival to the Lodge!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O. - "Serving Bavarian Inn Guests since 1977"
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Munger, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

great place to stay. Lots to do just inside the hotel for people of all ages. The family fun center truly is fun for all ages. We do not have kids and we still enjoyed ourselves. Hotel is within walking distance of everything fun in Frankenmuth!

Room Tip: river view is beautiful!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear Nicole P.,

Thank you so much for staying with us as a couple at the Lodge. We do pride ourselves in working every day to serve families with children, couple get-a-ways and senior all at the same time under the same roof - every day! Our unique styled water park activities and layout make this easier to do than at many facilities.

We look forward to serving you again soon!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O. "Serving Bavarian Inn Guests for 36 Years"
Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Sarnia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

The Bavarian Inn Lodge is visually and culturally interesting and unique.

From the moment my wife and I registered to the time we left we were continuously thankful that we had chosen to stay at the Lodge. Our room was exceedingly quiet and the housekeeping staff did a first-rate job for the days we spent there.There was absolutely no concern about any aspects of the room. It was outstanding!

The competency, friendliness, and cheerfulness of the staff was self-evident. Each and every employee that we had contact with seemed to have a sense of purpose, a sense of accomplishment and a sense of pride in their work.

I cannot think of one irritant, be it major or minor, during our entire stay there.

We definitely are planning to return and we definitely are planning to request the same room.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Dear Don W.,

Thanks so much for your kind words on this site and recent visit to the Lodge. It is with great pride on our team of wonderful staff that I thank you for sharing. I will share your thoughts with them to invigorate their passion further for great service!

We greatly appreciate your business and hope you can return again this summer!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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Harrison Township, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

We stayed one night for a meeting held in their convention center and attended two other meetings there but stayed at other hotels. Great experience every time. Staff was always friendly and helpful, food was great and so was the service. We paid convention rates for the room and they were very reasonable/competitive.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear Giblert J.,

Thank you for choosing the Lodge for your one night convention stay recently. We appreciate your kind words about our staff, their friendliness and level of service. We hope for an opportunity to serve you again soon!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O. "Serving Bavarian Inn Guests for 36 Years"
Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Midland, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

The staff at the Lodge was very helpful and friendly. We had a great view of the Cass River, but we definitely paid for it. The price may have been a bit steep, but overall it was a great experience and we will be going back. We only stayed one night, but saw plenty of amenities that would make us want to come back (pool, restaurant, Sunday brunch, nightime entertainment, etc.).

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear Lisa M.,

Thank you for your recent Saturday night stay at the Bavarian Inn Lodge. So glad you enjoyed all of the Lodge amenities as well as the friendliness exhibited by our staff. We work hard to choose wonderful caring people and train them to understand how important great guest service is!

Thank you for your comment on our rates. We try to keep our rates very competitive. We would rather fill all of our guestrooms at a bit lower rate than to have our rates so high and most of them be empty. We are a better employer giving our staff more work if we are a busy hotel. I am glad you found value in your overnight investment!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O. "Serving Bavarian Inn Guests for 36 Years"
Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Westmoreland, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

We were at the Bavarian Inn for the 5th time to attend our National Dog Show. As always, the service, cleanliness and ambiance could not be beat! We enjoy visiting the Lorelei Lounge and were particularly impressed this trip by our server Denice, who handled a large group of people with great spirits and a smile! Upon arriving in Frankenmuth, my husband proclaimed, "We are almost home!" because the reception we receive at the Bavarian Inn is that welcoming! We truly enjoyed our stay and hope to return soon!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear Debra B.,

We felt blessed at the Lodge to have hosted your Newfoundland Specialty show for the 5th time in the last decade or so! Thank you for making the long trip here from New Hampshire and we hope you will visit us sooner than the next show! (as that date is not yet established for a number of years). Your kind words will be shared with Denice and we appreciate you sending such a motivational message we can share with our staff!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O. "Serving Bavarian Inn Guests for 36 Years"
Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

I'm sure the wonderful family at the Bavarian Inn Lodge was doubtful when my dear friend, Ron Pemberton, approached them about having over 700 Newfoundland dogs come to their Lodge for the Newfoundland National Specialty Show in 2001. But everything went tickety-boo, and we have just been back for our fifth show there. The grounds are lovely, and we did everything we could to make certain they stayed that way; do unto others as you would have them do unto you-it's that Golden Rule of life.

The staff cannot be more friendly or accommodating, whether it's at the front desk, the manager, the housekeeping staff, or those in the restaurants and fun areas. They were calm and quick about helping me when I had a crisis just before the draft test, they are unfailingly helpful and polite, and able to solve problems.

They aren't nervous about the dogs, so there's always a relaxed atmosphere. I think they have come to appreciate our big furry companions. Mrs Zehnder-Keller showed up personally to welcome us and to express her appreciation of our choice of the Bavarian Inn Lodge for our show.

I can't wait for our next show in Frankenmuth.

Room Tip: If you are at a dog show, choose one near the rings. I had a lovely view of the river.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Terry R
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear Terry R.,

We truly have enjoyed serving the Newfoundland Specialty show five times over the past 12 years! IT has been an absolute honor. We learned how to manage dogs in guestrooms (of a hotel that doesn't allow pets) and with help and training from your leadership have executed the additional tasks relating to crate use, pulling bed spreads, setting up special outdoor bathing stations and all the other things to minimize the "puppy footprint" from future guests.

Your International guests were also a joy to serve and our staff have really enjoyed getting to know many of your delegates over the years. I recall Ron was a school teacher and we appreciated his teaching "us" how to do specialty shows right!

Wishing for your return booking!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O. "Serving Bavarian Inn Guests for 36 Years"
Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Lodge
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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
Hotel Style:
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
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