Bavarian Inn Restaurant Castle Shops, Frankenmuth

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The 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. Unique in theme, no other hotels in Frankenmuth, MI, can compare!

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. We are the best choice out of all Frankenmuth, MI hotels. We are the most rated hotel in Michigan on Trip Advisor.

360 European-themed guest rooms, including whirlpool, family suites and balcony room



Indoor water play with four indoor pools and three whirlpools. (Adult only pool opens 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily, Fun Center Play Pools open at 8 a.m. daily until 11 p.m. Sun-Thurs and 12 a.m. on Fri & Sat, Waterfall Pool opens at 8 a.m. daily until 11 p.m. Sun-Thurs and 12 a.m. on Fri & Sat); please note all pool areas are closed daily for maintenance from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.



NEW! The Tower Twister Body Slide Height requirement for slide is 42”



NEW! The Bavarian Blast Tube Slide Height requirement for slide is 48” or 42" when riding with an adult.



Exercise room and 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. (Opens at 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. daily).



The largest Family Fun Center in any Midwest hotel with 100+ video and redemption games, air hockey, and pool tables. (opens at 8 a.m. daily until 11 p.m. Sun-Thurs and 12 a.m. on Fri & Sat).



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).



Meeting and banquet space for 2-500 guests

Sunday Brunch served poolside in the Courtyard

Adjacent to Heritage Park and walking/running trails

Gourmet Coffee Bar in Martha's Gift Shop.



Free live nightly entertainment including sing-alongs and Karaoke.



Free Wi-Fi internet throughout public areas and in guestrooms - just ask for the password at check-in.



An abundance of public areas for your family or group to gather and socialize.

Walk out our front door and take a stroll (or free shuttle ride) over the Holz Brücke (wooden covered bridge), and you're at the world-famous Bavarian Inn Restaurant and Castle Shops, 40 River Place shops and boutiques, Bavarian Belle Riverboat Cruise, over 100 shops on Main Street, Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland, Frankenmuth Historical Museum, Michigan's Military and Space Museum, and other popular Frankenmuth attractions.

Or plan a golf outing at one of FIVE awesome courses within 30 minutes of the Lodge (three are within 10 minutes!). Check out our great golf packages as well as other packages and specials.

And be sure to join our Bavarian Inn Perks Club so you can earn rewards on your purchases - including gift certificates for future visits! Click Here to learn more about our Perks Club now.

So whether you're planning an overnight getaway, a family vacation, a conference for 500, a family reunion, or a fairy-tale wedding, we'd love to welcome you. Family memories are being created RIGHT NOW at the Bavarian Inn Lodge, which is one of the most authentic hotels in Frankenmuth, MI.
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  • These 6 wonderful shops are located in the basement of the world famous Bavarian Inn Restaurant. There is a candy store, a toy store, a bakery, and gift shops--something for the entire family and a.....  more
    These 6 wonderful shops are located in the basement of the world famous Bavarian Inn Restaurant. There is a candy store, a toy store, a bakery, and gift shops--something for the entire family and a.....  more »
  • While waiting for our table we strolled the many shops. The star was the Bakery.We brought home fresh cookies and mini breads. The had a good selection of Bavarian delights and other goodies. The... 
    While waiting for our table we strolled the many shops. The star was the Bakery.We brought home fresh cookies and mini breads. The had a good selection of Bavarian delights and other goodies. The...  more »
  • We stopped in early morning, as soon as they opened. We were actually on our way home, sort of, after staying overnight at The lodge at Bavarian Inn. See my separate review by Fritomann. This was the....  more
    We stopped in early morning, as soon as they opened. We were actually on our way home, sort of, after staying overnight at The lodge at Bavarian Inn. See my separate review by Fritomann. This was the....  more »
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  • Only downside and upside of the room is the heat and air are completely quiet, gentle and effective. We had to turn on white noise on our phones. The pillows are nice but a bit short. We LOVE the family fun center with 3 family pools, a tube slide, and no tube slide. The mini golf at a par 2 is quick even as 18 holes. Loved how the arcade uses cards instead of coins and tickets- make sure to put $20+ on a card to get bonus games. Google maps directs you to the wrong side. Instead use the main entrance on the south to check in then park closer to your room entrance. All in all a great value for the family and much cheaper than a great wolf lodge. We left this resort once for food and fun shopping, but you could stay the whole weekend here.
  • I went with my 14 y/o son and we stayed 2 nights during Spring Break. We had the family suite which was very comfortable and super clean. The bathroom was super tiny though. Keep in mind there are no microwaves in the rooms, but there are a few for use in public areas. Price was good. Arcade was amazing!! We enjoyed the pools and slides very much! Also we could not hear noises from other rooms which is a big bonus! I was very disappointed in the "World Famous Chicken". It was dry and didn't seem fresh. Also, the food prices are very high. They were understaffed, but we received excellent customer service from every employee we encountered. Thank you!!
  • Great stay. Whirlpool suite was cozy and the whirlpool has mood lighting. Check in was easy. The basement has an arcade, pools, and simple mini golf course. Restaurants and gift shops accessible without setting foot outside. Front desk had a free toothbrush for me (I forgot to pack mine). The only criticism I can offer is that Willy the Dragon in stuffed animal form is not available in the gift shop. He is on backorder.
  • Everyone there is always very friendly, run into staff working all over available to assist. The two places inside are convenient to get great food. Of course wonderful fancy Bavarian decor throughout. Love the personal touch of area family history in each room!
  • "Not entirely authentic but close enough." --my boyfriend from Germany. Plan ahead as we had almost an hour wait for lunch. However once we got seated service was fast. Make sure you ask for the separate menu if you need vegetarian food like me. I also tried the seasonal Apple Cider Mule and loved it! We're lucky to live not too far away. We'll be back if he gets a craving for Schnitzel ☺️

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