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“Classic historic hotel in the heart of restored Bethlehem” 5 of 5 stars
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Historic Hotel Bethlehem
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   437 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018   |  
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Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Bethlehem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Alexandria
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78 reviews 78 reviews
48 hotel reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Classic historic hotel in the heart of restored Bethlehem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

This is a fine old hotel with style and good service. JFK stayed here, so did the Dalai Lama. The rooms are well kept and ours had a great view. You can enjoy the fine restaurant in the hotel or find a variety of less expensive options within walking distance on the city's restored Main Street.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sean L, Manager at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Hi NelsonVNile,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I’m sure you have seen the wall of fame in our Tap Room that features photos of several famous former guests that have stayed with us. You will have to check it when you get back to see if any new faces have been added.

Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We hope to see you soon…
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Hotel Bethlehem goes back to the days of the Steel Barons. The decor, as well as the excellent service, seems out-of-time. A great place to stay.

My last trip was for pleasure...a boys night out. ("Boys"? We were all born in 1960!). We picked the Hotel Bethlehem because there are many good bars and restaurants within walking distance. Downtown Bethlehem is great for walking around to find different places to have fun.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sean L, Manager at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Hi Kevin m,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We are happy to hear that you all enjoyed the Hotel. As you mentioned there is plenty to do right outside our doors. I am glad that your “boys” night out was a success!

Thank you! We hope to see you all soon…
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Rahway, New Jersey
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Stayed at Historic Hotel Bethlehem while in the area for a show. Located in a quaint historic district the hotel is within walking distance of shops and restaurants. Convenient parking, easy check-in courteous staff, clean comfortable room. Everything was just great and we'll definitely be back!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sean L, Manager at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Hi MrsP2,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to share your experience. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the hotel and were able to walk around our Historic Moravian Bethlehem, A National Historic Landmark District. There is so much to see and do.

Thank you again! We hope to see you soon…
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We recently had a baby shower for my daughter in the lovely Lehigh Room. The room was beautiful, with gorgeous windows looking out onto the shops and restaurants on historic Main Street. The food was hot, fresh and delicious. The service was exceptional. The staff was professional and courteous. Nothing was too much trouble. We will use Historic Hotel Bethlehem for any and all events in the future. It's simply spectacular.

Stayed July 2014
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We have stayed 4 times in the last year. Romance Package (champagne and chocolate covered strawberries in room plus dinner and breakfast in dining area ) with an extra night- SUPER GREAT.
Impeccable service, cleanliness, attention to detail, 5 star dining, ultra professional staff. Sunday Brunch is not to be believed. I am a critical traveller and can't come up with ANY suggestions for improvement. Nick and Amparo....

Room Tip: King executive suite or Governors suite. however regular King is fine.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sean L, Manager at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Hi Nick and Amparo,

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are happy to hear that you both enjoy the Hotel and everything our Romance package has to offer. Our Musical Sunday brunch has been voted Best in the Lehigh Valley for 10 years running. Our Executive chef sources all of our meat and produce locally and everything is prepared in house. It is an honor to have you as a loyal guest of the Hotel. We appreciate the extra star ratings as well!

Thank you again! We look forward to seeing you both soon…
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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We just hosted a 50th anniversary party for my parents at the hotel, and it was a wonderful experience from start to finish. The event staff at the hotel was excellent, and there was no need for a separate wedding/event coordinator. The staff worked directly with the cake provider, the florist and the deejay -- all of whom came recommended by the hotel. Our stay at the hotel was excellent as always. The reception staff is professional, room service is fabulous, and the food at the hotel restaurant is great -- as is the location. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Sean L, Manager at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Hi Lauren A,

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Please give your parents our Congratulations on their 50th anniversary. We appreciate you choosing to host the special occasion at the Hotel. We are thrilled to hear that everyone had a wonderful experience. Our Catering Managers are the experts. They are hands on from start to finish so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Thank you for the recommendations to other readers.

We hope to see you all soon…
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Milan, Italy
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for a couple of nights and had a pleaseant stay. The building is an old one and this has little drawbacks but overall the quality of the service is really good, the staff is always helpfull, the area quiet...(and the bed really confortable!)
At last the sourrounding area is also quite iconic and this is surely a plus!
Very positive experience!

Stayed July 2014
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Sean L, Manager at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Hi PiccoloU,

Thank you for sharing your experience! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. The Hotel was built in 1922. We are continually updating the hotel with the amenities that our guests have come to expect all while staying true to our Historic charm. We are also happy that you found the bed to your liking. We have Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses in all of our rooms.

Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We hope to welcome you back soon….
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Address: 437 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Bethlehem
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Bethlehem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Historic Hotel Bethlehem 4.5*
Number of rooms: 128
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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