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Historic Hotel Bethlehem

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   437 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Reading, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had our wedding reception at Hotel Bethlehem on Aug 16 2014. I had always dreamed of having my wedding there since I was a little girl. It was everything I had dreamed of! The ballroom looked beautiful! The staff was so friendly and helpful. The wedding ran like a well oiled machine. If anything went wrong,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were coming to Bethlehem to visit the Universities in the area. We booked this hotel at the almost last minute. We then arrived during Musikfest, which was quite a shock. First off the street was jammed with people, but luckily the police pointed the way and the hotel had two staff on the street directing us into the entrance... More

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Delhi, New York, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My new husband and I stayed here for our mini-Honeymoon and plan on making this an anniversary tradition! The hotel is a 20-minute drive to Dorney Park, and within walking distance to some great restaurants. What we love about this place is that it brings the grandeur and luxury of the old turn of the century hotels to guests at... More

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Sean L, Manager at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, responded to this review

Hi Rachael H, Congratulations to you and your husband! We are honored that you chose to stay with us for your mini-Honeymoon! Thank you for sharing your experience. We are happy to hear that you both enjoyed your time with us. We are looking forward to being a part of your Anniversary tradition! Until next time... More

Port Washington, NY
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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Giving this establishment 5 stars would be like calling California kitchen a gourmet Restraunt. Consistently great food, never disappointed but not top of the line. When we visit our daughter at Lehigh univ. We always prefer to stay here. The service is great and the ambiance is warm and quaint. The rooms are spacious and we'll appointed. The bathrooms are... More

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Sean L, Manager at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, responded to this review

Hi Steven P, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. Our staff strives to provide a great experience for each and every guest. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next trip to see your daughter at... More

Narberth, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to Musikfest for eight years and this year decided to stay at the Hotel Bethlehem. I have been in the hotel many times before and was VERY excited to stay there. Above all, I was satisfied, very comfortable bed, great blackout curtains. Wonderful night of sleep. The only advice I would give is to avoid ordering... More

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Sean L, Manager at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, responded to this review

Hi Valerie C, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for letting us know about your experience. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your room and had a great night sleep. I would like to apologize for the service shortfall you experienced while you were a guest at our bar. I have shared your comments with... More

Fogelsville, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just experienced Musikfest 2014 at its best! Stayed two nights at The Historic Hotel Bethlehem right in the heart of the festival. Total convenience plus total quality equals a fantastic experience! Not cheap but definitely worth the indulgence.

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Sean L, Manager at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, responded to this review

Hi Jeff A, Thank you for choosing to stay with us while you attended MusikFest. Our location can’t be beat if you want to take advantage of everything the festival and Hotel has to offer. We are happy to hear that you had a great time during your stay. We hope to welcome you back for MusikFest 2015! More

Fairfax, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful weekend we had. We arrived and Cameron at the Front Desk was so professional and very welcoming. He is a great asset to the hotel. Brunch was great - really an impressive display of food. We sat at the Tap Room (1741 Restaurant was full). Francois and Nina were absolute delight. Very attentive to all guests. Suite... More

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Sean L, Manager at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, responded to this review

Hi Thelma L, Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us! We truly appreciate the wonderful review and are pleased that you truly enjoyed yourselves. There is so much to see and do just steps from the Hotel. We are located in the heart of Historic Moravian Bethlehem, A National Historic Landmark District. Thank you for mentioning our... More

Sarasota, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unknown to us, we had reserved our room at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem for the first weekend in "Musikfest", an annual mega-event, by Lehigh Valley standards. This is one of those events where people carry large mugs from venue to venue, refilling the mugs with beer as they go. So we expected quite a bit of drunken revelry, with the... More

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Sean L, Manager at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, responded to this review

Hi GillH_MD, Thank you for choosing to stay with us! We appreciate your comments and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. As you mentioned you were here during MusikFest. Every year we have several meetings leading up to the festival to ensure that we are prepared (it is all hands on deck) and able to... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is so quaint and stunning. The ambiance is second to none. The hotel has character galore. The only reason I am giving it a four store instead of a five star is because it does have some deferred maintenance around the building which is a shame because this hotel has the potential to be more than stunning. The... More

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Sean L, Manager at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, responded to this review

Hi O2968HZjcmc, Thank you for staying with us and for being a loyal guest! We are in the perfect location for MusikFest, a good majority of the festival is just steps away. It is great to hear that overall you enjoy the hotel and everything that we have to offer. I would like to apologize for the maintenance issues that... More

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first experience staying at Historic Hotel Bethlehem in Bethlehem Pennsylvania! The hotel itself is simply stunning but yet it is also very warm and welcoming! Our room was cozy and elegant! It is located right in the heart of downtown with so many restaurants and taverns! There are darling shops to browse! The Tap Room is a... More

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Sean L, Manager at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, responded to this review

Hi Kay F, Welcome to the Hotel! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are pleased to hear that you both enjoyed your stay. It is our goal to ensure that you feel welcome and at home from start to finish. I am happy that we did just that. Thank you! We cannot wait to welcome... More

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Address: 437 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Bethlehem
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Historic Hotel Bethlehem 3.5*
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Welcome to the Historic Hotel Bethlehem in downtown Bethlehem PA in the heart of the Lehigh Valley, just minutes from Allentown and Easton, Pennsylvania, Lehigh University, Moravian College, Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem and a 10 minute drive from the Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE). We are conveniently located in the heart of the historic district that surrounds our hotel in Bethlehem Embrace our beautifully decorated and newly renovated historic Bethlehem hotel. Come experience world-class service, charming guest accommodations, elegantly appointed lobby and common areas, beautiful yet efficient banquet and meeting facilities, and Award winning cuisine. We proudly continue the tradition of Bethlehem hospitality that began by the Moravians who first settled here in 1741. Come experience this hospitality at our Historic Hotel Bethlehem.Restored to its original 1922 grandeur, Historic Hotel Bethlehem's floor-to-ceiling palladium windows provide dramatic views of the historic shopping district just outside our front doors. Seven large murals were painted by George Gray in 1937 to depict the history of Bethlehem. These beautiful murals currently adorn the walls of the Mural Ballroom. One of the larger murals retells the story of how Count Zinzendorf and other early settlers named the city of Bethlehem on Christmas Eve in 1741. This event took place in a crude cabin on the site now occupied by our Award winning hotel. ... more   less 
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