We booked this hotel for one night in July 2013. The hubby wanted to play at Sands Casino, and me and the kids wanted to go to the Crayola Factory and watch fireworks. We were going to book a room at the Sands, but it was a little noisy the last time we stayed there. So, we tried the Hyatt Place in Bethlehem.
**Front desk staff was very friendly. They accommodated all of our needs.
**The room was a little larger than a standard room. It included 2 queen beds, plus a couch with a pull-out bed, a fridge, desk, and bathroom with tub.
**Quiet hotel. We didn't hear a peep from our neighbors all night.
**Hotel pool is small, but adequate.
**Fitness room includes 2 treadmills, an elliptical and stationary bike, plus free weights.
**There is a public parking garage across the street from the hotel. You will have to park in the garage, and then get your ticket validated at the hotel front desk. The hotel will cover the charges, so you will not have to pay.
**Free breakfast in the morning includes eggs, sausage, waffles, cereal, juice, coffee, bagels, toast, muffins, fresh fruit and yogurt. The breakfast is just OK. It's free, so I can't complain. Breakfast is served 6:30am - 9:00am.
**There is a very tiny bar next to the front desk that serves drinks at night.
**Hotel is less than a mile away from Sands Casino. You can have the hotel shuttle drop you off and pick you up from Sands Casino. However, the shuttle does not run 24 hours, so be sure to check the hours prior to leaving the hotel.
**Hotel is 10-15 minutes minutes from Crayola Factory. Lots of fun for 3-8 year olds.
**Hotel is just 2 blocks away from the main street in Bethlehem (lots of restaurants and shopping).
**Hotel is 10 minutes to Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom.
**Hotel is 10-15 minutes to the DaVinci Science Center. Great fun for kids.
**During our stay, there appeared to be a towel shortage. After we got out of the pool, we realized there weren't any towels in the cabinets in the pool area. I called the front desk, and they arrived within 5 minutes, with 3 towels. We used all 3 towels, and again there weren't any towels left for anyone else to use.
**There was a shortage of plates at breakfast. Breakfast is served 6:30am - 9:00am. We arrived at 7:30am, and there weren't any plates left. We waited and waited, but never received any plates. We ended up using napkins as plates, which wasn't ideal.
Overall, this hotel is a great alternative to the Sands Casino Hotel. The room was spacious, and the hotel staff was great. We had a wonderful time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located just 1/4 mile from Historic Downtown Bethlehem, the Hyatt Place Bethlehem hotel is centrally located to popular area attractions including the Banana Factory, Sands Casino and the DaVinci Science Center. Local shopping options include the Lehigh Valley Mall and the Promenade Shops. For business travelers, the hotel is within close proximity to the Majestic Bethlehem Commerce Center and Bethlehem Industrial Park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hyatt Place Bethlehem Hotel Bethlehem