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Bavarian Inn Lodge
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Frankenmuth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 18, 2013

This is the second year we have been to Frankenmuth for widow weekend and stayed at the Bavarian Inn. We had a total of three room all of which were very comfortable and clean. Everyone we came in contact with was warm and friendly. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone staying in the area. We love the old world charm of the hotel as well. I am looking forward to next year and one of the girls in our party already reserved her room for next year.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2013

Dear Sherry C.,

So glad you had a great DEER widow weekend! We love to be apart of a tradition... regardless of the reason. We did certainly have more ladies inhouse this last weekend than most other weekends. We hope to be part of your tradition for years to come!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O. - Serving Bavarian Inn Guests since 1977
Bavarian Inn Lodge

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Reviewed November 17, 2013

My family and I travel a lot to Frankenmuth on the holidays. Its a nice way to "get away" from the normal city life. All the stores to walk to and the restraurants to eat at. Very relaxing. The kids just love it. They love the pools and the new slides they added. We always get together and have the best times at the Bavarian inn lodge. We love all the castle shops and fudge shops. We always stay at least 2 nights to get the best effect of the trip. We will probably go up for the Chrismas holidays. They are the best place to go! The whole family loves it. We drive over 100 miles to get there, but it is worth it.

Room Tip: Get a room with a balcony. You can walk out and get fresh air and enjoy the view!
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank 736Linda
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2013

Dear Linda,

So happy to see that you enjoy the various Holiday Seasons at the Lodge. We just finished moving from Fall decorations to Christmas decorations in the main lobby today. it is beautiful. I love the Easter decor as well and hope to meet you in person when you visit the Lodge.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this site. So appreciated!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel C.O.O. on behalf of the Bavarian Inn Lodge Team

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Reviewed November 17, 2013

The Bavarian Inn Lodge was wonderful, there were a couple restaurants right in the hotel. We were in a bridal party and any questions we asked or service we requested, we received immediately. Great service!

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2013

Dear Jess D.,

Thank you so much for your recent stay during a wedding ceremony and reception at the Lodge. I was honored to work the event and it was a very beautiful wedding! So glad you enjoyed the event and our staff. We hope you will consider returning with family and friends to take in more of what the Lodge and Frankenmuth has to offer on a mini vacation or reunion in the future!

With Great Appreciation!

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Bavarian Inn Lodge

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Reviewed November 16, 2013

The Bavarian Inn is a first place, quality place to stay. The staff were attentive and and cheerful and our two small requests were met with immediately. The room was clean and and wonderful. Would stay here again whenever I could!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2013

Dear Beth S.,

Thank you so much for your recent stay, your kind words about our staff and your intent to visit again! We greatly appreciate you and look forward to serving you again soon! Merry CHRISTmas and Happy New Year!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O. on behalf of the Bavarian Inn Lodge Team!

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Reviewed November 15, 2013

This hotel had a lot of character, as does the whole city. This was my first trip to Frankenmuth, MI. Check-in was uneventful. When we got to our room, it was clean and comfortable. However, I noticed right away that there was a very loud noise coming from the ceiling above the sink area. It sounded like a bathroom fan running, but we realized it was the heat. I immediately called the front desk and they promptly sent someone to our room with keys to another room. Talk about a sense of urgency! I love that. The second room was equally clean and inviting with big plush pillows and comfortable beds. The only exterior amenity we used was the courtyard spa. It was also clean and not crowded. We talked about coming back in the summer as a family, and we will certainly consider staying here again!

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank Jessica B
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2013

Dear Jessica B.,

Thank you for your recent stay at the Lodge and review. So sorry we had a mechanical issue in the first room. I'm glad the Front Desk team got you re situated immediately! We appreciate your feedback and especially your patronage of our hotel.

We truly look forward to the opportunity to serve your family again!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O. - Serving Bavarian Inn Guests for 36 Years -
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

We did a brief overnight mini-vacation here on a lark. All of the staff are very friendly and helpful. The room was large and clean. We ate at Oma's in the hotel and at the Bavarian Inn restaurant next door. The food was excellent and the servers were very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. For instance, at the famous chicken dinner, we almost ordered a pitcher of beer that would have been much more appropriate for dessert. The waitress politely offered us a sample, so we changed our beer order and got the sweeter beer later. The hotel has beautiful indoor pools, arcades and indoor miniature golf. Unfortunately, we didn't stay long enough to use them. Shopping is great in the area. While the inn is family-friendly, they stress quiet. I wish I had stayed for an extra day or two. There is a shuttle to the Bavarian Inn restaurant and a nice group of shops. The shuttle driver, Fergie, makes the ride fun and interesting. The view from our room was lovely.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank James B
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2013

Dear James B.,

Thank you so very much for choosing the Bavarian Inn Restuarant and Lodge for your overnight stay in Frankenmuth! I will see that Fergie gets a copy of your kind post. It will motivate him to be even MORE fun and interesting (if that is possible). We are happy that you enjoyed our staff and service levels... our team makes the entire Bavarian Inn Zehnder familiy as proud as can be.

We hope for the opportunity to serve you and your family again in the near future!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O. - Serving Bavarian Inn Guests since 1977 -
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

What a great escape to a German village full of fantasy and wonder. Throw in the world's largest Christmas store and you have a winning combination! The Bavarian Inn lives up to it's old-world charm with modern amenities. The pools and waterslides were hits with our children (and us!) and the fun centre provided lots of entertainment. The food was great and the German beer is a must-try. Wish we could have stayed longer and will most definitely be back!

Room Tip: We had a balcony room with a river view....can't beat that first thing in the morning.
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2013

Dear adelealex,

Thank you so much for your kind words and review on this site. It warms our heart when we hear eloquently crafted reviews such as yours. We DO share our reviews with our staff. It is the BEST motivator to help everyone stay in the spirit of helping others (and ourselves) to have FUN at the Lodge.

I hope to meet you in person when you next return... please look me up!

With sincere appreciation,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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: $178 - $242 (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
Bavarian Frankenmuth

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