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Bavarian Inn Lodge
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Frankenmuth
Certificate of Excellence
Pekin, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Great vacation!”
Reviewed May 15, 2014

All the staff was friendly, helpful, and really made us feel welcome! The rooms were very clean, the food at Oma's was very good and the service was great. We didn't try the other restaurants there. Even the housekeeping was friendly and made us feel at home. We would stay at Bravarian Inn again when visiting Frankenmuth.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
Dear Ladygrl,

Thank you for your May stat at the Lodge and your kind words on this site. We appreciate knowing what matters most to you. The owners and leadership read every post and we share them with the entire team via an electronic board in our Off-Stage Cafe as this is a great motivator to our team.

We look forward to serving your family again in the months and years to come!

Yours in Service,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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Sandusky, Michigan
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Reviewed May 15, 2014

We went to The Bavarian Inn for Mother's day and our 19 year anniversary. Took the kids because, after all, they are our lives. What a great time had by all. We went in 2 of the beautiful pools and whirlpools and the kid greatly enjoyed the slides. Spent some time in the game rooms. The whole experience was just the best. We will definitely be going again and again.

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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Dear Tammy, Thanks so much for entrusting the Lodge with your families Mother's Day Get-a-way. So honored to have served your family and helped create some memories for you all together. We appreciate your promise of return visits and look forward to serving you again... and again!

With Sincere Appreciation,

Jim Engel, C.O.O. - Serving Bavarian Inn Guests for 37 Years -
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London, Canada
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

We stayed at the Bavarian Inn Lodge for our 40th Anniversary Family Trip. We wanted to plan a special family vacation with our daughters and granddaughter and that's exactly what we got. My girls wanted to plan a few special surprises for us and with the help of the evening desk clerk they pulled them off perfectly with a champagne tray and a planned horse and carriage ride. We all enjoyed the pool and arcade and the many amenities at the lodge. We would certainly highly recommend the lodge for any type of getaway of all ages. Thank you for a memorable stay.

Room Tip: We stayed on the Family Fun Centre Level with a River View, the view was beautiful and there was no...
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Dear Amy F.,

You touched our hearts while staying here and we thank you for trusting our team with your very special 40th anniversary! When we hear "memorable stay", we cannot possibly be beaming with bigger smiles. We look forward to helping your family create special memories for generations to come!

With Sincere Appreciation,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

The staff was great, they were extremely friendly and made sure it was an enjoyable stay. They focus on customer service and do an excellent job! Everyone from the front desk to the shuttle driver and event staff were wonderful. The food was excellent for a business conference lunch which is usually not the case at other convention centers.

Room Tip: The rooms overlooking the river are great!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Dear Steven C.,

We greatly appreciate your patronage of the Bavarian Inn properties and your kind words on the quality of food and especially our staff. We recognize that our staff is the most valuable asset we enjoy working with in the company! We hope to help your organization fulfill your meeting needs for years to come!

With Sincere Appreciation,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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Monroe, Michigan
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

I took my husband here for our 2yr anniversary, it was so much fun,swimming, water slides, arcade games my favorite is skee-ball of it was here, the food was amaxing a Omas the room was very clean and 2 choices of pillows softer or firmer. Staff was so friendly and helpful we felt like family will definitely stay again.
Cynthia V

Room Tip: Or east facing room on the 3rd floor was very quiet and had lovely views
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Dear Cynthia,

We always talk about the Bavarian Inn Lodge family serving all of the families who enjoy working here. I'm so glad that you FELT like family - that is our goal! Thank you for entrusting is with your couples get-a-way and we hope to be a part of your tradition in friendly Frankenmuth!

With Sincere Appreciation,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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Macomb, Michigan, United States
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Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Hot spot in Michigan!! Wonderful visit comes highly recommended! Clean friendly atmosphere. Many perks and great food centraly located close to shopping as well! Loved the spring flowers the spacious grounds with plenty of parking!

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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Dear RuthAnne A.,

How nice that you shared a photo of one of our peacocks showing off for you! Thank you for your kind words and trust in our team! We will keep fun times and fun food at the top of our list of priorities... waiting for your next arrival!

With Sincere Appreciation,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

This was a wonderful trip that my daughter, husband and I were sooooo looking forward to. As we were headed to Wisconsin, we decided that we wanted to stop in Frankenmuth, MI. My parents had been here a long time ago and said it was beautiful and to ensure we also made a trip to the Bronner's Christmas Wonderland.

Upon our arrival we were greeted warmly and provided with much information about the resort and sightseeing. The Bavarian Inn Lodge surpassed all of our expectations!! we didn't know where to look or where to go first. There is more than enough choices as for restaurants, and activities not to mention pools for both family or just adults.

We would recommend however staying for a minimum of two days or more, unfortunately we only were able to stay for the one day and it wasn't enough time to do and see everything. We are planning another trip to this amazing resort in the near future. Thank you to all who made our short stay most enjoyable. See you soon!!!

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Stephanie W
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Dear Stephanie W.,

The promise of a return visit is the GREATEST thank you we could ever ask for from any guest! We are thrilled you had a wonderful stay and need more time to take in the fun town of Frankenmuth! As a life long resident... I agree - one day is not enough. I hope to meet you and your family when you return. You can ask for me at the Front Desk as my office is in that back area!

With Sincere Appreciation,

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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