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“Great Black Friday weekend!”
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Bavarian Inn Lodge
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Frankenmuth
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“Great Black Friday weekend!”
Reviewed 4 December 2013

We stayed at the Bavarian Inn for Black Friday weekend. It was very close to everything that we wanted to do that weekend, including the Candlewalk at the River Place Shops and tree lighting ceremony. We liked that the hotel gave us a coupon book for all the local businesses so we saved money that way.

The room we had was very spacious because we ended up with a corner room near the courtyard entrance. We enjoyed the adult only swimming pool as the everyone pool was packed with kids.

The only downside to the hotel was the elevator malfunctioning near the lobby, which was especially bothersome at 10am on Sunday morning (when everyone was checking out). Luckily we were only on the second floor so we took the stairs.

Overall, a great hotel with a great location and we definitely will be back!

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, 5 December 2013
Dear Karen Sue,

Thanks so much for staying with us on the Holiday weekend. So sorry for one of our 5 guestroom elevators having challenges. So happy you started the CHRISTmas season with us at the Lighting ceremony. I too was in attendance and felt so happy singing Christmas Carols with several thousand other people - great way to start the season. We hope to serve you and your family for generations to come!

Sincerely,

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

P.S. I took photos of the lighting ceremony and shared on the Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Lodge Facebook page. In case you want to share your experience with family or friends!
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Warren, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

My family and I go every year, well kept, friendly, and if you don't even need to leave the lodge, they have it all. Pools, hot tubs, indoor golf, games, shopping and restaurants. The staff is the best around, all pleasant and willing to help.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, 4 December 2013
Dear Rick A.,

Thank you so much for your annual visit to Frankenmuth and the Bavarian Inn Lodge. So pleased that you enjoy the amenities and staff that make the Bavarian Inn Zehnder family and I so proud every day. We have some FUN changes in store for your next year visit so stay tuned to our Facebook page & we look forward to seeing you again! Merry CHRISTmas to you and your family!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O. - Serving Bavarian Inn Guests for 36 years -
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Clarkston, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

The family and I had a wonderful stay at the Bavarian Inn, we loved the pool, water slide and the arcade. Our breakfast was great, and service was superb. Will visit again in the Summer, We went at the end of November to enjoy the Christmas decorations. Thanks for the great experience.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Dear Rob S.,

Thank you for visiting us in both the Summer and Winter seasons! So glad you had a great time and have plans to return. We appreciate your loyalty and thank you for your past patronage. Hope you can plan to revisit in May during our Hot Air Balloon Festival or June during Bavarian Festival.

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Marshall, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 2 December 2013

Frankenmuth is such an amazing place to visit at Christmas time, so when our stay at the Bavarian Inn Lodge was extraordinary, it made the trip even more amazing. From the time we arrived until the time we checked out, the service was exemplary. The activities for kids was just the right entertainment for my 3 year old grandchild, I am sure we have added some great memories for her. As we were leaving, she leaned over in the car and said, "Grandma, can we do this next year please"....very heart warming. I am sure we will be back.

Room Tip: With small children, definitely get a room close to the Family Fun Center....
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Dear Theresa D.,

Thank you for your kind words on this site. How precious to hear your grand daughters request. That is the ultimate compliment to us! I hope you too had a great time creating your memories with your grand daughter! We aim to serve and hope the two of you can visit together for decades to come!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Kalamazoo County, Michigan
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

Bavarian Inn is a fun place for the family and a great atmosphere. We try to go every year and this year certainly didn't disappoint. The hotel is packed with fun things for all three of our children (age 4,7 11) and the waterslides were a great addition. The staff is very helpful and hospitable. We are always sad to leave and ready to plan our next visit.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Dear Kalamazoo Newton,

We greatly appreciate your annual tradition of visiting Frankenmuth and the Bavarian Inn Lodge. So happy that we can help your clan create special family memories in Frankenmuth. We hope to host your family for decades to come!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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Bonita Springs, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

It seemed that every thing I requested was directed to giving the hotel more money. When we were going to get dinner the only restaurants that were suggested were companies associated with the hotel when I asked about other restaurants I was cut short and referred back to their restaurants. Although the pool was great for me and the kids along with the arcade. The room was clean, simple, and functional but had nothing to rant about. The concept of the hotel was rich in history but very cut dry and uninteresting. Me and my family are going to look for a more modern hotel in Frankenmuth nect time.

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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Dear GreatGatsby,

Than you for staying with us and for your feedback on this site. I am sorry that you were cut short when asking about other restaurants in Frankenmuth. There is certainly no reason for that to occur. Many of our guests only stay one night and it is customary for our staff to refer folks to try the famous chicken dinner at Bavarian Inn Restaurant on Main Street. We will even refer guests here before our own Oma's Restaurant because it us such a unique experience. We do operate 7 different menu experiences within our own corporation so we do represent a significant mix of restaurants in town.

Regarding modern amenities in the hotel, I am sorry that they did not meet your needs. Our rooms have HD televisions that are wall mounted. One deficiency I know of that is scheduled for a Januray install is an expansion of TV choices to over 60 channels in HD format. We have new pillows in both firm and soft offered on every bed, in-room free coffee, and the public areas offer the most modern video games available in the Nation as well as having the newest water slides in Michigan for about another 7 months or so!

We do have ongoing redecorating schedules in place year round so hopefully you will see items that you will enjoy. Please follow our facebook page for updates - which are frequent!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Tecumseh, Michigan
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

We have been staying at the Bavarian Inn for many years and it remains one of my favorite places to stay. I like their Perks program that allow you to earn points toward discounts. There are plenty of things to do around the Inn. The famous chicken dinners and of course Bronner's Christmas store. It is a tie to whether I enjoy a summer vs. a winter visit. Both rock!!

Room Tip: In the summer choose a river view. In the winter choose a room close to one of their many pools.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Dear YeYeMarie,

You bring up a very good point. We too enjoy LIVING in Frankenmuth in both summer and winter. They are very different but bring a different set of emotions forward. Regardless, it is FESTIVE year round in Frankenmuth. Thank you for being in our Perks club and we appreciate your loyalty.

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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Region: United States > Michigan > Frankenmuth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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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