Can't really put my finger on it, but there was just something 'off' about my stay here. The lobby is very unimpressive and the hotel lives up to it. Check in is a bit unusual: there are two desks and no counter. Wasn't sure where to go until a gentleman asked if he could help. Very nice, polite, and informative. No complaints there.
The elevator area is in a basic hallway, very unimpressive as well. Upon arrival on my floor, it was like running a football training exercise where I had to bob and weave my way down the hallway since the cleaning crew had bales of towels and linens outside almost every room. It was unprofessional and not a good impression of the hotel. The room was quite large and the bed comfortable. There was just 'something missing'. My buddy said the same thing about his room when we were chatting at the bar later that evening. If you didn't know better, you would say you were at a Super 8 or equal....the decor was plain and basic. Don't get me wrong.....it was clean and comfortable, just NOT what I expect when going to a resort to gamble and relax with friends (comparing it to the Borgata in AC which does make you feel comfortable and staying in a more luxurious room).
The casino was basic, horrible drinks at the table (was informed by the server that the vodka could not be pronounced and would guarantee a hangover if consumed), and not laid out too well either. Mismatch of tables and slots.
Over all, it was an average hotel, with an average casino. Not sure I would venture back. Prefer the quality in AC's hotels/casinos.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem designed its hotel to set a new standard for luxury and style. Complimentary Continental Breakfast and Wireless Internet are included. The 302 rooms include 16 Executive Suites and 6 Presidential Suites, each of which has the latest in modern amenities like wireless internet, media-hubs and high-definition flat-screen televisions. When you select the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem you are assured an extraordinary experience. Each of the resort's spacious guest rooms is elegantly decorated in a stylish combination of rich dark woods and neutral tones - the perfect choice for a weekend escape or business retreat. Luxury, Style and Class come together to create an unparalleled hotel in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The Sands offers a wide array of dining from casual to upscale at five distinct locations and the convenience of a food court. Savor a tender cut of prime steak or fresh seafood at Emeril's Chop House. Visit Chef Emeril Lagasse's newest restaurant, Emeril's Italian Table, with its rustic Italian-inspired fare including antipasti, cured meats and artisanal cheeses, fresh made pastas and more. Enjoy a distinctive twist on all-American favorites at Burgers And More by Emeril. Stop by St. James Gate Irish Pub and Carvery for an authentic Irish meal. The Sands is home to a New York City iconic eatery, Carnegie Deli - the perfect stop for something quick and delicious. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem Hotel Bethlehem