Well worth it! A review of Bavarian Lodge
I just got home from a 2 week vacation that included 2 nights at the Bavarian Lodge in Leavenworth; out of all the hotels I've stayed in, both on this vacation and others the Bavarian Lodge falls near the top of the list.
Here is what stands out:
The beds: outstandingly comfortable; a real boon considering most of the time one spends in a hotel room is spent sleeping.
The location: directly across the street from the park in downtown Leavenworth, one only needs walk 2 or 3 blocks before hitting numerous restaurants, shops, etc.
The overall decor: They've taken some time and care with everything from lamps and bedspread to wall color to the personal photos they've hung on the wall. The decorating is restful to the eyes and a welcome departure from the typical hotel decor.
The breakfast: Pretty standard fare; eggs, bread, bagels, cereal, oatmeal, etc. They could have used more fresh fruit (only had apples and Orange juice) - the food was interesting and filling (cheese and egg omelet and the biscuits and gravy were delicious) and set us up for a good morning. The dining room was comfortable and uncrowded our first morning there, the second morning half of the room was reserved and there were limited seats but we were able to take our trays outside and enjoy breakfast in the gazebo.
The staff: The only hotel we stayed in where every staff person was always smiling AND there was no weird pressure to tip the maids (what is this new convention to leave envelopes suggesting tip amounts in your hotel room?)
There are other things to commend Bavarian Lodge; despite being on a busy street there was no street noise with the window closed, also no noise from neighbors, interesting gift shop in hotel lobby -
CONS: on the expensive side - the weeknight price is much more reasonable at 129, weekends at 149 are a little steep but after seeing the hotel I believe the rates are justified
Overall; a great place to stay and one I hope to visit again the next time I find myself in Leavenworth.