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Bavarian Inn Lodge
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Frankenmuth
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“Another great stay”
Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

Celebrated my husband's 40th birthday last week at the lodge. Had a great time. Was the best trip yet as we shared it with our 3mth old daughter. It was her first trip an she loved the toddler pool. We can't wait for many return visits so she can enjoy all the amenities this hotel has to offer. There is something for every age range which is fantastic. With children, pools, arcade, a great restaurant and take out. For grown ups Lorelai lounge is a great place to relax and listen to live music. Hope others get to experience all the Inn offers.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Thank TerpGirl13
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Dear TermGirl13,

A Belated Happy Birthday to your husband! Thank you for bringing your next generation toddler along as well to take in the amenities for the little ones! We appreciate hearing which amenities are our guests favorite and we are always concocting other new ideas on how to be FUN. More changes coming to the miniature golf area and a special tribute to Willy the Dragon too! We look forward to helping you have MORE fun with us when you return!

With Sincere Appreciation,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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Allen Park, Michigan
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

We have been coming here for over 18 years now and this place gets better and better every year, now we have a grandbaby and she will be discovery this wonderful place!!! We come at least twice a year and so much to do and see, especially in the summer time!!!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Thank rsantos48
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Dear R Santo:

Thank you for your years of loyalty to the Bavarian Inn! We are absolutely honored and thrilled that your tradition continues with a new third generation member joining the gang! I would love to personally meet all the generations when you next visit the Lodge. Please look me up at the Front Desk as my office is behind the desk!

With Sincere Appreciation,

Jim Engel, C.O.O. - Serving Bavarian Inn Guests for 36 Years -
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Shelby, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed March 31, 2014

My daughter and I came up for our second "Martini's and More" weekend. We were greeted at the door with a flute of champagne. We had hands on training in making our own martini's. They had make-up artists making us beautiful. There was a photographer taking pictures and had them sent to our computers before we got home.
Our room was beautiful. We had a beautiful window seat that we enjoyed sitting on and looking at the beautiful scenery.
Everyone was so friendly and helpful.
It was like being with your family at home.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Beverly R
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Dear Beverly,

I am so pleased that you enjoyed your "Martini's and More" weekend at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant. We are honored every time we are a part of multiple generations having an enjoyable time together within our facilities.

I often tell our team, we need to help the guests in the same manner as if we were a bed and breakfast hotel - we are just a lot bigger. We will keep the place friendly and FUN for your next return. We will keep the martini glasses ready too!!

With Sincere Appreciation,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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Fowlerville, Michigan
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

Our family comes here several times a year. Facility has entertainment for all three generations. Great fun and food for all ages including indoor play ground for my young grandchildren. No need to leave the hotel unless you wish to enjoy the shopping Frankemuth offers.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Jan K
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Dear Jan,

Thank you kindly for your frequent visits and trust in our staff to take good care of your family. Seeing three generations have FUN together is one of our primary thrills of working here. Thank you for entrusting us with that responsibility. We will keep working hard to keep the Lodge clean and FUN for your future arrivals.

Yours in Service,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

This was about my 5th visit with family to this hotel. We always enjoy out trip here. We have brought friends here before but this time we decided we wanted it to be just myself, husband, and 13 yr old son. My all enjoyed the hot tub, my son enjoys the pools and arcade. We don't usually allow our son to miss school for a trip but we got a promotion for 139 dollars for the night, including pizza, pop, and 5 dollars worth of tokens. After the long, cold winter we decided this was too good to pass up. I am so glad we took advantage of the offer. The room was clean, as was the pools and arcade. We are hoping to make the 2 hour trip to visit Frankenmuth this summer again. I hope they run some good promotions so we can spend the night here and enjoy this hotel again.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Dear Traveling Mom,

Thank you so much for your "cabin fever get-a-way" recently at the Lodge. We appreciate your feedback and are thrilled to hear that you had a great time. Members of the Bavarian Inn Perks club receive room rate specials frequently throughout the year. We appreciate your frequent visits and hope you will continue to include the Bavarian Inn Lodge in your family tradition for years to come.

With Sincere Appreciation,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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Canton, Ohio
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

I brought my boys here for a few days of their spring break. It was wonderful! We stayed 2 days & you never have to leave the building. Of course we did because we had to eat the wonderful family style dinner at The Bavarian Inn Restaurant. This hotel was probably one of the cleanest i have stayed in. The staff was very helpful with any questions we had. We added a family plan to our reservation which included a lg pizza, pitcher of pop, 10.00 in tokens for the arcade, & miniature golf passes (you get to keep the golf ball so pick a cool one) We had pizza left over so we had it for lunch the next day. My boys are 9 & 14 and this was plenty of entertaining that they never said they were bored. There was plenty of tv stations too. They were able to watch their regular shows at bedtime. You never heard doors slamming or kids running the halls. It is very relaxing and worth the visit! I will be returning soon!

  • Stayed March 2014
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, March 28, 2014
Dear Susan,

Thank you for bringing your children on Spring Break up to Frankenmuth from Canton, OH! We really appreciate your recognizing our houseekping staff for their hard work to keep the lodge looking great. I often tell them that they are really a "Sparkle Team" not a Housekeeping Team! WE just recently upgraded our TV system to 68 channels in the guestroom including many popular and sports channels - thank you for recognizing this upgrade as well. Lots of fun plans in place to make the Fun Center even MORE fun in the weeks and months to come.

We so greatly appreciate your public notice of a RETURN trip - Thank you! I participate in the Hot Air Balloon Event in your lovely City and appreciate the distance you traveled to enjoy Frankenmuth!

With Sincere Appreciation,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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Hartland, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed March 27, 2014

The fun center's arcade games and the water slides were a hit with my kids. We stayed a Thursday night so no lines for anything which was great. We'll consider this next time we come to Frankenmuth. A lot for kids to do at this hotel. We also played mini golf.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Joan S
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, March 28, 2014
Dear Joan,

We appreciate your family choosing the Bavarian Inn Lodge for your get-a-way and look forward to the opportunity to serve you again in the future. We appreciate your recognition on this site!

Yours in Service

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

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