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1 Covered Bridge Ln, Frankenmuth, MI 48734-1900
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 8 hotels in Frankenmuth
Travellers' Choice
Bavarian Inn Lodge is a treasure in the heart of downtown Frankenmuth - Michigan's #1 tourist attraction. 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. •360 European-themed guest rooms, including whirlpool, family suites and balcony rooms •Indoor water park with four indoor pools;three whirlpools & two large water slides. •18-Hole indoor miniature golf. •The largest Family Fun Center in any Midwest hotel with 160+ 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•Free live nightly entertainment. •Free WIFI internet 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!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Game room
Mini golf
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Tennis court
Water park
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Free shuttle or taxi services
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Park View
Languages Spoken
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JanieMak wrote a review 23 Nov
LaSalle, Canada42 contributions55 helpful votes
We have been loyal customers of the Bavarian Inn for 7 years, every since our first stay there. In October of 2021, after the US/CAN border had been closed due to Covid for 1.5 years, they sent us a bill for $6.00 to renew our membership in their loyalty program. (If you spend $500/year, there is no charge). We emailed them back asking them to waive it, since we as Canadians, were not able to cross the border. They replied no, and promptly cancelled our loyalty membership, along with the $$$ sitting on our account that we hadn't used. We had signed up for the loyalty program in 2018, after deciding that we were going to visit Frankenmuth every year with our family for the Canadian Thanksgiving, which we did in 2018 and 2019. Then we were unable to physically get there in 2020 and 2021, due to the border closure. My husband and I stayed overnight in Frankenmuth on Nov. 14 at the Marriott, (since the Bavarian Inn clearly did not care about our business). While we were in town, we visited the Bavarian Inn to speak to a manager in person, to ask them again to waive the $6.00 renewal fee. The manager said no. I asked him outright...."So you are willing to lose our business for $6.00" and he replied "yes". We had visited the Bavarian Inn 4 times over 7 years for a total of 12 nights. We have many spent many thousands of $$$ with them in their hotel and restaurants. And they are willing to let us go for $6.00. Being a former sales manager for a hotel myself, I am in utter disbelief. We will never stay at the Bavarian Inn again. And we will definitely recommend the Marriott when our friends who know we go to Frankenmuth a lot, ask us where to stay.
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Date of stay: November 2021
mgarverick wrote a review Jun 2021
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Hotel's Favourite
The entrance to the Inn is breathtaking. The wooden covered bridge is a welcoming site. Our experience is always wonderful. From the employees to the history to the room. Their German heritage shines through. We love staying here!! Family vacations are a must. Even a relaxing couples weekend can be great. They think of every detail. People smile and greet their guests. Adding to the visit,are the Frankenmuth yearly events. We were fortunate to experience a Balloon Fest. We couldn’t believe how exciting it was to see the hot air balloons fly over the resort. An amazing balloon glow occurred within sight of our balcony. To end the day, there were fireworks. Shouts and applauding came from our resort neighbors. It was fantastic.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Jim Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge
Responded 7 Jun 2021
Dear Quest: Thank you for entrusting our team to help you and our other guests "welcom in" Summer and saying GOODBYE to the pandemic as our Nation becomes safer and vaccination rates are on the rise. As the Chairman of the Hot Air Balloon Event, I thank you for the kind words. We start planning this event during Christmas week already. Our Staff is feeling more comfortable than a year ago working with guests from five surrounding States and across Michigan and we look forward to creating more NORMAL memories for our guests, ourselves and each other. We hope to serve YOU for years to come. With Sincere Appreciation, Jim Engel, C.O.O. On behalf of the ENTIRE Bavarian Inn Lodge Team
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motorcity70 wrote a review 20 Nov
Warren, Michigan491 contributions195 helpful votes
This is a very well maintained property with comfortable beds and helpful staff. The kids will be wide eyed with all of the available activities including a very well equipped fun area, multiple pools and waterslides. There is also an adults only pool and whirlpool and many recreation options including pool tables and live entertainment in the lounge area. One area where the property falls short is the availability of guest coffee. There is no coffee in the rooms and the only place to obtain it is in the lobby, which can be quite a walk from many of the rooms. Not to mention that quite the crowd gathers there in the morning hours. A guest would expect such an amenity to be available in the room, or at least on each floor in a hotel of this class. Otherwise, a nice place to stay. No included breakfast. There are dining options onsite.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Response from Jim Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge
Responded 4 days ago
Dear MotorCity70: Thank you for your kind rating and very helpful feedback. We appreciate your explaining some of the amenities you enjoyed and feel lacking as well. When COVID hit, we were closed for 105 days - dark/locked building. When we re-opened it was with 25% capacity in dining rooms and pools and coffee makers had to be pulled from guestrooms. We immediately initiated free coffee in our Martha's Gift Shop. We received rave reviews on the quality of the coffee verbally and in writing in reviews both. When we had coffee makers in the guestrooms we had zero compliments on the service or the quality of the coffee - in the last 20 years. We felt we were upgrading the quality of the service. Now as mandates have stopped and housekeeping is still apprehensive to handle 1,200 coffee mugs a day and sanitize coffee makers, we decided to build a permanent station with free 24 hour brewed coffee instead. We are hearing about the inconvenience now of this decision. We are building a second station to be open this week in the Tower entrance in the center of the hotel. We hope to make it a DOUBLE station as equipment is available down the road. I am apprehensive to have stations on all floors due to potential vandalism in isolated areas from mischievous adults and children. We shall see where this goes over time. We certainly want to provide great products and services and promise to be reinventing ourselves in all ways - for YEARS to COME! With Sincere Appreciation, Jim Engel, C.O.O. - Serving Bavarian Inn Guests for 44 Years - On behalf of the ENTIRE Bavarian Inn Lodge Team
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Bryce G wrote a review 17 Nov
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As a child, I always looked forward to visiting the Bavarian Inn (or "Ba-barian Inn" as my toddler self would say). As an adult, not much has changed. The wide swath of available activities is appealing to all age groups. Families with kids will love the pools, arcades, and water parks. Meanwhile, adults will enjoy the bar and adult-only pool and hot tub. There's also an indoor putt-putt course that's fun for all ages. The Bavarian Inn boasts two internal restaurants, and a shuttle to downtown for even more options. I'd highly recommend anyone visiting Frankenmuth stay at the Bavarian Inn Lodge.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Room Tip: Any room with a view of the river is best. The sunrises and sunsets or gorgeous on the water.
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Response from Jim Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge
Responded 4 days ago
Dear BrickBach22: Thank you so VERY MUCH for your life long loyalty to Bavarian Inn. I am proud to have worked here my entire "working life" and am Blessed to work with such wonderful Hotel/Restaurant owners who care deeply for their Staff. We appreciate you recognizing that we continue to work-hard to keep couples and families in the same property with varying amenities. We promise to keep working hard to do the same for many years to come! With Sincere Appreciation, Jim Engel, C.O.O. - Serving Bavarian Inn Guests for 44 Years - On behalf of the ENTIRE Bavarian Inn Lodge Team
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Ann T wrote a review 16 Nov
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Awesome place to stay and play. We have been coming here for years always a great time. Rooms and hotel is always clean and well kept. Staff is friend and helpful. Town is inviting and festive (German and Christmas).
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Jim Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge
Responded 4 days ago
Dear M2239: Thank you so much for your loyalty to our Team and the overall Frankenmuth Experience! We appreciate your kind words and rating on this site and hope to serve you for DECADES to come! Wishing you a Joyous Thanksgiving and Blessed CHRISTmas! Sincerely, Jim Engel, C.O.O. Bavarian Inn Lodge
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US$146 - US$229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bavarian Inn Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Bavarian Inn Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Frankenmuth River Place Shops (0.3 km), Frankenmuth Cheese Haus (0.4 km), and Bavarian Inn Holz Brucke Covered Bridge (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bavarian Inn Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Bavarian Inn Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Bavarian Inn Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Bavarian Inn Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bavarian Inn Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Honey B’s Eatery, Harvest Coffee House & Beanery, and Frankenmuth Fudge Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bavarian Inn Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Bavarian Inn Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Bavarian Inn Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bavarian Inn Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Bavarian Inn Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.