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Bavarian Inn Lodge
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Frankenmuth
Certificate of Excellence
Jackson, Michigan
1 review
“Very Pleasant Visit”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

Our early arrival was met with graciousness and appeared to be no challenge for the staff. While checking-in the staff faced an alarm regarding water flow (harmless to guests as it turned out) and responding with calm professionalism and the front-staff calmly and very professionally handled our check-in. First rate. I've checked-in to hotels around the USA and Western Europe and witnessed far less potentially distracting side bars elongate and sour the check-in process.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Dear Jim P.,

Thank you for your keen insights and fine compliments on handling fire alarms. We do train to address alarms and challenges. The intense cold weather impacted our alarms several times recently and put us to the test. We are fortunate to have had minimal impact on our guests and facilities from this.

We very much appreciate your trust in us and hope to serve your family again in the near future!

With Sincere Appreciation,

Jim Engel, C.O.O. on behalf of the
ENTIRE Bavarian Inn Lodge Team
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Ssginaw
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

Bavarian Inn Lodge is a great place to take children. Lots of things to do. There are pools, waterslides and whirlpools. In the fun center there is many games in the arcade, and miniature golf. Their is nightly entertainment in the fun center for children, for adults in the Lorelei Lounge. We have been going to the Bavarian Inn Lodge for the past 30 yrs. With are children and now with are grandchildren. Frankenmuth has lots of shopping and places to eat.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Thank Bavarin
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Dear Bavarin,

Thank you so very much for sharing your experience(s) at the Bavarian Inn Lodge & Frankenmuth over the past 3 decades with others via Trip Advisor! Your insights into what you enjoyed the most is very helpful for us to understand. We look forward to serving your family for another 30 years!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O. - Serving Bavarian Inn Guests for 36 Years -
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Bay City, Michigan
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

Due to the family/party atmosphere this hotel is hopping 24/7. Even though when you register you have to agree to the quiet hours on the registration form, they are not enforced. Loud voices, running through the halls and loud music all through the night. The winter weekend that we were there was busy, but not full. But it felt very crowded. The parking lot was so full it was a long walk to the door. The rooms are dated but comfortable. Rooms were clean. The heating system was silent! No loud blowers or clicking when it came on. That was a pleasant surprise. The beds are very hard. Sunday brunch in the restaurant was nice.

Room Tip: At the end of a hall might make for a quieter evening. Less traffic.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Dear Michelle O.,

Thank you for your insights and review of the Bavarian Inn Lodge. We so appreciate your feedback and especially your stay with us at the Lodge. I'm sorry that your night sleep was disrupted by others. We are very agressive at responding to noise complaints at the Lodge. Please, when staying at any hotel, alert the management / hotel operator of noise challenges. I personally work shifts where I spend a significant portion of the evening in hallways on busy nights and will address noise challenges I hear even before any other guest complains. Too often, I will get a complaint of noise and when I arrive 45 seconds later, no noise can be found. This is the reason for our public area signs reminding guests of others who may be sleeping. People leave the Family Fun Center where they have been playing amongst noise for hours and find it difficult to turn their own volume down quickly in hallways, on occasion.

I wish we were in fact hopping 24 X 7 but we are like every hotel with intensely busy nights on ocassion and over 280 nights we are very peaceful and calm. On the day I write this response, 42 rooms sold out of 360. It will be a calm and peaceful evening!

We hope for the opportunity to serve you again in the future!

With Great Appreciation,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Cumming, Georgia
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

We love staying at the Bavarian Inn Lodge. Our family moved to Atlanta,Ga. from Livonia,Mi. about seven years ago and we come back up a few times each year to see family and we always make a point to spend a night or two at the lodge. It's a great way for us to actually spend time together as a family. Lots of stuff for the kids to do and a great selection of beers for mom and dad at the Ratskeller. The family style chicken dinner is a must. Lots of local Michigan seasonal vegtables. We never get tired of it. If you stay once and experience the whole thing you'll be back again at some point.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Dear Bandrewgar,

We are very pleased and honored to STILL be serving your family even though you now travel from Georgia instead of Livonia, MI. Our gang thinks this is so cool. We share all of these posts and insights with our team & it is the best motivation for being fired up and rekindled with a service attitude every day! The Ratskeller is high-fiving over your expressing joy for their beer selection! The Restaurant is tickled that you plugged how they buy so many local / regional vegetables as well!

We hope to keep serving you whenever you miss PURE MICHIGAN and Frankenmuth!

With Sincere Appreciation,

Jim Engel, C.O.O. on behalf of the
ENTIRE Bavarian Inn Lodge Team
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Livonia, Michigan
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

This is a great place to stay. The food is famous and delicious, guess that is why it is famous. The room is wonderful and comfortable. But the pools, including an indoor water park, waterfall pool and a pool for adults only all day, are the highlight. A sign on your bed tells you the back pillow is hard and the front one is soft.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Jimmy W
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Dear J.W.,

So glad you enjoyed your stay as well as your meals at the Bavarian Inn! We are very proud to offer the full waterpark features with our new slides now in their 13th month of operation. So glad you enjoyed the pillow choices on your bed. You didn't say... did you like the soft or firm pillows??

Thanks again and Happy New Year!

With Sincere Appreciation,

Jim Engel, C.O.O. on behalf of the
ENTIRE Bavarian Inn Lodge Team
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Reed City, Michigan, United States
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

As a family we try to spend one night in the Frankemuth area each Christmas. We have tried other hotels but we always have the best time at the Bavarian Inn Lodge. Frankenmuth has lots of decorations at Christmas time.
The Inn has something for everyone in the family. Pools, restaurant, arcades, and an adult pool.
Employees keep a close eye on kids in the fun center to make sure everyone has a good time.
Looking forward to next year already.

Room Tip: A little pricy but they offer discounts. You could easily stay in the Inn for the entire time and no...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Lynn-Matt B
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Dear Lynn & Matt:

Thank you for your kind review and frequent previous stays with us at the Lodge. We are honored to be a part of your families Christmas traditions. We hope to serve you for decades to come!

With Sincere Appreciation,

Jim Engel, C.O.O. on behalf of the
ENTIRE Bavarian Inn Lodge Team
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Jackson, Michigan
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

I have been visiting the Bavarian Inn since childhood. Now that I am an adult I bring my children here at least once a year (typically in the winter!) to enjoy the pools, food, shopping and family oriented fun.
The staff is super friendly, the hotel and pools are always clean and the food in fantastic!
I would recommend staying here to any family looking for a fantastic weekend getaway

Room Tip: Family suites over looking the fun center are fantastic if you have children. The extra room closes...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Kelly S
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Dear Kelly S.,

So appreciative of your multi-generatoinal visits to the Bavarian Inn Lodge. I too have "grown up" within the Bavarian Inn - starting here in 1977 as a 15 year old boy doing dishes. We are honored to serve your family each winter and the owner, Judy is so happy to hear of your enjoying the Family Suites that look down over Willy's miniature golf (and now Willy's Tree of Life!).

So my next question... how to get you to bring the kids in the SUMMER!!

Thanks so much. Please look me up upon your next arrival as I would so appreciate meeting you!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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
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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
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