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Bavarian Inn Lodge

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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!
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Adult pool
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Paid Internet
Public Wifi
Shuttle Bus Service
Tennis Court
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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My best friends and i decided to take an over night trip out of town so we decided on Bavarian Inn. This was my first time staying at the hotel so i was excited to check it out. We had an amazing time! The rooms were very nice and comfy, the hotel staff was helpful, and the
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This is the best hideaway in little Bavaria. Talk about quaint, quiet, & relaxing! Everything is within walking distance. We took our 3 grandkids and ran out of time before we ran out of things to do.
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Response from Jim_Engel-COO, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge
Responded 21 Aug 2018
Dear Amy: Thanks for your kind words and your trust in our team! We love to be part of Grandparents creating special memories with their GrandChildren! We are delighted that we could be a part of your Pure Frankenmuth Experience! Yours in Service, Jim Engel, C.O.O. Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Stayed here with extended family for a weekend get away. We tried to make the most of our trip. CONS: Beds were uncomfortable, pool towels were just barely big enough to dry your face. The two water slides have a 42” and 48” height restriction, so no slide fun for your 4 year
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We visited here for 2 nights during an american trip to meet up with family. Rooms clean with lovely comfy beds. There is a fridge, large tv, iron and hairdryer. Pool warm, but very highly chlorinated, left me itchy and towels were inadequate. Water slides are good fun and
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Not impressed with the hospitality or facilities to say the least. Outdated, run down, and unprofessional front desk manager were a few of the disappointments encountered. There are so many better lodging options at their price point I'm surprised they are able to stay open.
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The Whirpool Suite at the Bavarian Inn Lodge
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no but the restaurants are inexpensive and serve good quality food on the weekend there is a brunch which I recommend..
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I concur with Jim....contact the Lodge to get your answer...
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Do they allow small dog
We at Bavarian Inn Lodge do not allow pets nor do we allow emotional support animals. We to allow, as ADA requires, service animals. If you are not sure if your animal is a service animal, it likely is not. Those who have seen dogs here from time to time may have seen them by the feet of their owner in the Schnitzelbank Biergarten - outdoors. We allow pets there if they are well behaved. The reason we have avoided allowing pets is the deep cleaning required to assure the next guest isn't impacted negatively due to allergies. We do from time to time take in very large Specialty Dog Shows where the event brings hundreds of one breed of dog as a National show. They stay 6-7 nights. We operate the hotel differently during this time and deep clean each room including washing walls,carpets, etc. at the end of the show. Sincerely, Jim Engel, C.O.O. Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Only the lobby, the ratskellar in the basement and Oma's and possibly the banquet halls would be decorated. The rooms themselves are not decorated for Christmas.
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"Look for deals!"
"We stayed on the family fun level, close to the pools and games. Our room was very quiet."
"Choose Riverview Room"
"Choose the lower rooms that face the river...tThe snowy landscape is beautiful."
"Stay on a high floor and end of corridor for more peace."
US$ 161 - US$ 242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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