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Residence Inn Allentown Bethlehem/Lehigh Valley Airport
Ranked #7 of 14 Hotels in Bethlehem
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 18, 2007

Marriott is usually a good bet, but this place is a mess. I guess because there are so many universities around, you have to sign a "no party in your room" form. So, instead people party outside.

The room was dirty and the manager and staff were curt. Marriott is usually a great hotel chain, but stay away from this one.

  • Stayed: June 2007
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6  Thank rudygVirginia
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Reviewed April 9, 2007

PROS: Excellent management staff including the general manager and the housekeeping manager. They went out of their way to get me something to eat after the hospitality hours had ended and were gracious and friendly. Location is very close to Rte. 22 and the Lehigh Valley Airport. Supermarkets, restaurants and gas stations all very close. Abundant free parking.

CONS: Location is very close to Rte. 22 and the Lehigh Valley Airport. Planes start taking off at about 6 AM, and the noise from Rte. 22 can't be avoided.

This is a typical, older Residence Inn. The rooms have been recently refurbished with new bedding. This location is great if you're passing through this area or need to be at the airport. I am Marriott Platinum Elite and have travelled a bit.The staff at this hotel is among the best I've encountered. Very professional.

  • Stayed: April 2007, traveled on business
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1  Thank Criticaltraveller
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Reviewed January 13, 2007

My wife and I stayed for one night in a studio. We were greeted warmly by staff throughout our stay and found both our room and the rest of the property to be quite nice. The best part though was after our arrival home. There was a call waiting on our answering machine asking if I left something behind. Turns out I left the AC adaptor for my laptop in the room. Not only did they return it, but overnighted it without charging me.

  • Stayed: January 2007, traveled as a couple
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Thank Cranford-Traveler
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Reviewed December 5, 2006

This property is clean and well maintained. I will use this hotel for future stays in this area. The Residence Inn does a good job preparing breakfast in the morning. I was there on a Saturday night so I did not have the happy hour. There are two restaurants within walking distance. The hotel has a nice exercise room. The staff is very professional and friendly. This is a great place to stay and relax after a day on the road.

  • Stayed: November 2006, traveled on business
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Thank Chuck P
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Reviewed August 7, 2006

We stayed in a studio suite for 2 nights last week. It is an easy to find location right next to Rt. 22. We heard no noise from the highway though. Comfortable bed and sleep sofa, nice large room w/ fridge, stove, microwave, toaster, etc. and everything was quite clean. The outdoor pool was nice, exercise room was small as is typical. Breakfast was decent: eggs, potatoes, some other hot stuff, granola, cereals, fruit and yogurt. VERY helpful and pleasant front desk staff. Free computer w/ printer and internet access off of lobby. Easy to get into Bethlehem and onto highway. A little pricey compared to more populated areas, but in line for the area. Two other Marriott properties are adjacent.

Stayed: August 2006
2  Thank NBPINVT
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Reviewed November 1, 2005

The only problem I have with this Residence Inn is that they have a mix of Smoking and Non-Smoking rooms on the same floor. Our Non-Smoking room had smoking rooms next door and across the hall. It had a slight "ashtray" odor which I was able to cure with a $1.00 can of non-scented odor-neutralizing airspray that I bought at a grocery store.

This is a better solution to where the maids use flowery, smelly airspray in ALL the rooms. I always have to request the maid to not use that stuff.

The bedding, blankets, and pillows now appear to be all new.

Regarding noise: Noise always is a problem in low rise (1-3 story) frame-constructed units where poured-concrete floors are often not required.

  • Stayed: October 2005
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3  Thank Pennsylvania1
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Reviewed July 26, 2005

Everything was great until bedtime. Room noisy, heard people upstairs walking, next-door closing cabinets, running water. Bed was horrible, felt like a sponge, pillows like pancakes.

Staff was helpful. Kids enjoyed the tennis/basketball court as well as the pool.

  • Stayed: July 2005
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6  Thank trugrad
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Address: 2180 Motel Dr, Bethlehem, PA 18018-1066 (Formerly Residence Inn Allentown Bethlehem)
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Bethlehem
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Bethlehem
#7 Romantic Hotel in Bethlehem
#8 Family Hotel in Bethlehem
Price Range: $135 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Allentown Bethlehem/Lehigh Valley Airport 3*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Residence Inn Allentown Bethlehem/Lehigh Valley Airport Hotel has perfected the extended stay experience by combining the comforts of home with a passion for service that makes every guest feel welcome. You'll always be supported when you stay at the Residence Inn Allentown Hotel, whether here by way of project teams, temporary housing or corporate assignments. Situated in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, our hotel is perfectly located one mile from Lehigh Valley Airport and is convenient to both Bethlehem and Allentown. Enjoy spacious, renovated Bethlehem hotel suites which are 50% larger than traditional hotel rooms, featuring separate sleeping, cooking and living areas. Start your day with a complimentary hot breakfast and join us later to socialize and induldge on light fare at the Residence Inn Mix. We also offer a complimentary grocery shopping service to help you stay productive. ... more   less 
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