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“New family favorite”
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Bavarian Inn Lodge
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Frankenmuth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 2, 2013

My family returned to the Bavarian Inn after a 7 yr break (we had been going to Zehnders) as they have recently added 2 new waterslides. To our delight, our stay was just wonderful. The staff is very nice, the atmosphere is cozy and there is so much to do and see. The food was second to none, large portions, delicious and very good value. The beds were very comfortable and the riverview is so pretty. We will make Bavarian our new place to continue our memories for years to come.

Room Tip: If getting a suite riverview, ask for the one that has a door to get outside from the bedroom otherw...
Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2013

Dear Dawn H.,

Welcome Back to the Lodge! So glad you gave us an opportunity to serve your family again and that you had a great time. We will keep working hard to KEEP you at the Lodge and returning to friendly Frankenmuth!

With Great Appreciation,

Jim Engel, C.O.O. - Serving Bavarian Inn Guests for 36 Years -
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

I always have the best time at the Bavarian Inn Lodge. We have our convention there but always stay an extra day. The staff are 100% and they are supper. We have been going to the lodge for many years and will be going for many more.

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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2013

Dear Paul from Toledo,

Wow... we are so honored to have you as a loyal guest for so many years! I too am so proud of our staff. We really try to hire folks who like to have fun at work. We appreciate your choosing the Lodge and will keep working at earning your business time after time!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

We recently stayed at the Bavarian Inn Lodge. We had four rooms reserved and realized after we arrived they were not adjoining. We called the front desk and asked if we could change our rooms so that at least a few of them were adjoining. They asked us to come back to the front desk to see about changing the rooms and by the time we got there they had moved our rooms and had our keys ready. We ended up with four adjoining rooms that shared one large balcony with a beautiful view of the river. It made our stay even more enjoyable!

We've stayed at the Bavarian Inn Lodge many times and have always been extremely pleased. We feel it's the only place to stay in Frankenmuth!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Nancy A
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2013

Dear Nancy,

I am so happy that we were able to accommodate your request of connecting guestrooms. Appears you had a reunion of sorts. Hope you were able to create some great family memories. Thanks so much for your stay and kind words here!

From All of us at the Lodge...


Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

We were able to check into our room a little early, thanks to a well oiled check in desk with plenty of knowledgable persons to staff it. I believe most rooms come with 2 double beds which were very comfortable with 4 pillows each. Two softer pillows and two more firm.
You will not be at a loss for entertainment in this hotel. There are 4 swimming pools. One includes 2 elaborate slides. There is a huge game arcade for kids and adults.
We had breakfast in Oma's restaurant. Our server was very attentive and the food was great.
We received a follow-up email from the owner making sure our stay was as expected.
It is an easy stroll downtown for shopping in interesting boutiques.

Room Tip: A corner room on the third floor will get you a huge wrap around balcony.
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2013

Dear Anly,

Thank you so much for your stay with us and kind words on this site. We are humbled by your kind words about so many departments and details on the amenities you enjoyed. We will keep working hard to keep the place tidy and FUN until you can return again!

With Great Appreciation,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

A stay at the Bavarian Inn has become an annual fall tradition for my husband and I. The staff are wonderful and very friendly, and we really appreciate their attention to detail. The staff at Oma's Restaurant serve delicious food with warm smiles, and the Lorelei Lounge offers live entertainment and incredible cocktails. We did miss the waterslides this trip, but heard from another couple that they are definitely as much fun for adults as for kids! The mini-putt course is both fun and challenging, and you get to keep the unique golf ball of your choice. The beds are very comfortable, esp. after a long day of sightseeing and shopping, and the Inn's policy of "Quiet, please!" is a welcome change from other hotel stays. We start looking forward to our next visit on the way home!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank CathyHutt
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2013

Dear Cathy H.,

We are so pleased that you had an incredible stay and thank you so much for your kind words towards so many staff. We will keep the amenities fresh and everything nice and tidy until you can return again! Our staff will be hearing your kind words . . . the best motivating factor to keep us ALL focused on helping you as guests have FUN while we have fun at work too!

With Great Appreciation from our entire team!

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Found deal on Travelzoo and couldn't say no! Staff is super friendly, especially enjoyed the conversation and service from Joshua at the Inn restaurant. The facility is very clean, my daughter LOVED the toddler pool and there is plenty to keep everyone in the family busy. The beds are the 2nd most comfortable we have ever slept in while traveling...awesome! We plan to make this an annual family trip!

Room Tip: Request a balcony room, the morning and evening view of the river and covered bridge is beautiful.
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2013

Dear Deanna J.,

Thank you so much for taking advantage of the Travelzoo promotion to introduce the Lodge staff and amenities to your family! So happy that you had a great time. We hope to be a part of your family tradition of get-a-ways as your daughter grows up!

Yours in Service,

Jim Engel, C.O.O. and the Bavarian Inn Lodge Team

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

My daughters wedding was at Frankenmuth, wonderful food, amazing service, beautiful grounds for pictures, wedding coordinators were amazing! Everyone was very friendly and extremely helpful no matter the situation. Family members attending the wedding were extremely pleased also, fun at the wedding and could walk straight to their room to rest for the night. We had an amazing breakfast in the AM for family/friends who spent the night, delicious! And what a way to end a memorable weekend!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Patricia S
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2013

Dear Patricia S.,

We have no greater honor at the Lodge then helping a couple become man & wife with their families surrounding them at the Lodge. Judy Zehnder-Keller, President and Owner of the Lodge is passionate about making the Lodge a picture perfect venue for weddings year round. Her passion disseminates thru the entire staff and we all just LOVE executing weddings and receptions here.

So glad you enjoyed the food and your families special time together.

With Sincere Appreciation,

Jim Engel, C.O.O. - Serving Bavarian Inn Guests for 36 Years -
Bavarian Inn Lodge

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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 #1 of 8 Hotels in Frankenmuth
Price Range: $170 - $231 (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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