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“Bavarian Inn” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bavarian Inn Lodge
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Frankenmuth
Certificate of Excellence
Buchanan, Michigan
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43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Bavarian Inn”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

My Mom and Daughter and I have been coming here every summer for years. We come for the shopping and the great food. We love the Lodge! The people are exceptional!!! The rooms are beautiful and the private balconies are the icing on the cake.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Mindy C
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Dear Mindy,

We are so pleased that you like our CAKE... and the frosting to go with it! We appreciate your long-term loyalty to the Lodge and will keep working hard to help you have fun and create family MEMORIES!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Wayne, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

Been coming to the Bavarian Inn for over 10years now. It is always a great experience! The staff is more than helpful and the facility is very clean! The kids have a BLAST!!! Nothing negative about this place.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Susie H
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Dear Susie,

Thank you for 10 years of a great relationship with our staff and your family! We appreciate your loyalty and are so glad you have FUN with us! We look forward to staying in your family tradition for decades to come! What should we add on next?

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

The hotel was clean. Staff was very friendly. The staff dressed their part. Hotel was perfectly located for shopping. We had a lot of fun on the water slides and we didn't bring the kids. The adult pool and hot tub away from the kids was much welcomed after the water slides. Nightly entertainment was ok.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Thank Hotelguest5872
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Dear HotelGuest5872:

Sooooo Cool that you were on a couples get-a-way and had a great time on the water slides! We appreciate your kind words regarding your experience and particularly our staff. We are pleased to offer German costuming for our team and get every person involved in our theme. We know we are not perfectly authentic but we enjoy showing off our Bavarian heritage!

Now the big question... will you tell the kids about the water slide fun you had???

Thank you so much for enlightening us on your stay. We look forward to serving you again whether you bring the children... or not!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

My family and I have been staying at the lodge for as long as I can remember and I have so so many great memories there. The whirpool suite was absolutely amazing!!! State of the art tub and bathroom perfect king size bed with a selection of pillows to suit your needs and a private balcony overlooking the beautiful Cass river on the top floor! So perfect!!! The only bad thing I can say is we stayed from Friday to Sunday and the first night was good but Saturday night I'm pretty sure they had 2-3 weddings going on and it made our stay a little annoying as far as parking (there wasnt even 1 spot open by our room parking lot!) and overcrowding of all areas. Also the wedding guests were loud all night and it reeked of stale alcohol all throughout the hotel. Oh and also the arcade staff are mostly young kids who are very rude and unattentive. When the economy is this and bad people take the little bit of extra money they have and decide to spend 200-300 dollars a night staying in your hotel over wll the other places they couldve stayed you should try to make them feel as special and welcome as possible. Overall beautiful place though and I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ketitate1981
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Dear Ketitate:

Thank you for staying with us over this past weekend. SO glad you enjoyed one of our 18 whirlpool suites! We are both a famiy resort and a conference center but as you know, the conference facilities are at the opposite side of the hotel from the guestrooms. I apologize for the rudeness of guests who are loud in hallways. There is no excuse for this and we do have staff working all night long to manage noise challenges. Always, contact the hotel operator when your stay is interrupted by others so we can work to rectify the situatoin.

I am not sure how to respond of alcohol smells. I have never heard this before. Guests consume alcohol in a lounge or banquet room. Those areas have no connectivity to guestroom air conditioning systems. If wedding guests overnight, they still usually only use one parking spot for a room. We have over 550 parking spots around the Lodge alone for 360 guestrooms plus a 400 spot parking lot adjacent to the Covered Bridge out in front of the Lodge.

I would agree when we are this size not everyone always is able to park close to the entrance of their guestroom. I am sorry for the inconvenience.

Also, there is never a good excuse for rudeness from any staff member. I will share your comments with Ms. Kim Watson our Gift Shop and Redemption Manager who leads this staff so your comments can be shared with the team who worked this past weekend.

We value your input and always strive to improve all we do. Thank you again!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

My sisters and I go to the Bavarian Inn Lodge at least once a year. Every trip is always nice. The people are so friendly and helpful and we love the adult pool. We can sit and talk and not have screaming kids to drown out our conversation.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mary G
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Dear Mary G.,

We are honored to host you and your sisters annually. Proud to be a part of your tradition on your 'sister get-a-way'. We hear many comments about enjoyment of the "always" adult pool and whirlpool. We are the only waterpark hotel we know of in the U.S. who dedicates these amenities to adults only. My office was near this hotel for years and I only heard "Marco Polo..." twice in 10 years!

We appreciate your loyalty and look forward to serving you all again soon!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

Enjoyed our stay at the Bavarian Inn. The room was exactly at described, loved the shops nearby. Took pictures at the famous Cheese Haus! The family center with the games, water slides and mini golf at the Inn were wonderful! I'm going to definitely make this a yearly trip!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DeeBrown73
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Dear Dee,

So happy you will be returning annually. We enjoy being a part of traditional travel for thousands of Michigan & Mid-West families. We are honored to add you to the fold! We will keep working hard to keep the Lodge clean, friendly and FUN for your next arrival!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Live in the area and go just to get away with the kids. Staff is friendly and honest and rooms are beautiful. Close to town and shops but never wish to leave. The drunks in the lounge are great and the food is too notch. Try the Frankenmuth pizza in the lounge or the hay stack burger!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank CBear1128
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Dear CBear,

So glad to have you as guests with your daughters living in our back yard! I presume you actually like the "drinks" in the lounge versus the "drunks" that was typed! (funny). We try hard to have great drinks but to avoid having any drunks...

So glad you enjoy our signature Frankenmuth Pizza and we enjoy serving your family. Until we next meet...

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Additional Information about Bavarian Inn Lodge

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
Bavarian Lodge Frankenmuth
Bavarian Frankenmuth

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