Bavarian Inn of Frankenmuth

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Why We Love It

  • This German-themed Inn has been a family-friendly Michigan destination for decades 
  • All guests receive free access to the water park with multiple pools, hot tubs and waterslides
  • The restaurant's famous fried chicken is even available at Sunday brunch
  • Minutes from Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, where it's Christmas 361 days a year

Enjoyed This
(60 Member Ratings)
"Great, family friendly hotel. We enjoyed the hotel as well as all the surrounding hotels and shops."
Jul 14, 2018
Medina, OH, USA

Map & Directions

Frankenmuth is about a 90-minute drive north of Detroit, four hours from Cleveland and about five hours from Chicago, Indianapolis and Toronto. 

Rooms & Rates

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The tiny riverfront town of Frankenmuth is known as "Little Bavaria," thanks in part to the Bavarian Inn. Featuring a working glockenspiel, a 239-foot covered wooden bridge, horse-drawn carriages and staff clad in dirndls and lederhosen, this 360-room family-friendly hotel offers a slice of Munich in Central Michigan. 

Rooms offer one king or two queen beds; some feature views of the countryside and river. All rooms feature flat-panel TVs, mini-fridges, coffeemakers and free Wi-Fi. As a family-friendly destination, parents will love the free access to the hotel's water park with four pools (one adults only), two water slides and three hot tubs. There's also an indoor 18-hole mini-golf course, an arcade with air hockey and pool tables (fees apply) and even karaoke at the Ratskeller bar on weekends. 

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant, located across the river, is known for its family-style fried chicken dinners alongside other American fare like pizza and burgers as well as German specialties like sauerbraten and jagerschnitzel. There's a wide selection of Michigan and German beers in the hotel's two bars, and naturally, there's an outdoor biergarten in warmer months with live music nightly. 



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Games room
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis courts
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • No pets allowed
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Complimentary shuttle service
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: US$5 plus tax per night.
Extra bedding available upon request: US$15 plus tax, per night.

Children welcome, but are included in occupancy count. 
Extra person charge (5th guest) is $15 (subject to tax), per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Please contact hotel for availability and/or to request ADA compliant rooms.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(60 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Bavarian Inn Lodge (MI) over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Great, family friendly hotel. We enjoyed the hotel as well as all the surrounding hotels and shops.
Kari Jul 14, 2018 Medina, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
The grandchildren loved the fun center. The swimming pools and the water slides.
Other Comments
My only problem was that the toilet overflowed early one morning. The staff was great and handled the emergency with class. I was a little disappointed that management didn't asked us if we would of preferred a different room. But overall our experience was great.
Charlene Jul 12, 2018 Fort Wayne, IN, USA
Enjoyed Most
All the things to do, see and buy. Loved watching baseball games from outside balcony. Fabulous!
Other Comments
Love to see the birdnaviary still on the grounds. Foodmexceptional.
David Jul 11, 2018 Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
Excellent room for the Travelzoo money. Very fine breakfast at Oma's restaurant.
Clarence B Jun 21, 2018 Fairmont, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
big hot tub
Other Comments
Thought the water park was bigger. Very small. One of the 2 water slides was out. Wanted to charge $20.00 for a 12:00 checkout, on a Wednesday. Broken tub stopper and kleenex box in room.
Sylvia Jun 21, 2018 Oak Park, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Rachel Jun 09, 2018 Dearborn Heights, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Water slides
Derek Apr 25, 2018 Dryden, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
The two five year old children having a blast.
Other Comments
Great value for the money and I will return to the Bavarian Inn.
kim Apr 20, 2018 Fort Wayne, IN, USA
Enjoyed Most
The Amenities
Patricia Apr 07, 2018 Burton, MI, USA
Other Comments
spacious room, great tv, great service
Andrew Apr 05, 2018 Charter Township of Clinton, MI, USA

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