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Sands Casino Resort
Ranked #8 of 15 Hotels in Bethlehem
Reviewed February 9, 2014

We visit the Sands often for a nice getaway because of it being close. The first time we went we had to take the vacuum from housecleaning to vacuum the floor. But at over $100 a night, I shouldn't be subjected to a self check-in that continues to match the last name with a permanent room assignment. We have been in this room 4 times due to self check-in! I prefer to be left alone and not go to regular check-in because these people are so local and somewhat snotty. Yes, room 503 has ladybugs. (orange ones to be exact) My kids play with them, and even names them. My son even gave them a toy-car ride. There are hundreds of them! The "genius" who designed the security with the key card made a big mistake because the heat in your room wont work if you are in the casino.

Room Tip: Beware of snitching employees and also room 503 which has ladybugs.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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SandsGuestServicesPA, Public Relations Manager at Sands Casino Resort, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us on Trip Advisor. I understand that there are many hotel options when visiting Bethlehem, PA and I sincerely appreciate and thank you for choosing Sands Bethlehem to host you during your most recent visit. I am very disappointed to hear that your visit was not a complete success. Please accept my apologies for the dissatisfaction you experienced during your stay. It concerns me to learn that the service you received from the front lobby staff did not meet your expectations. I have forwarded your comments to hotel management, which always welcomes suggestions for improvement.

Earning each and every guest’s future loyalty by providing them with unmatched accommodations and service is of paramount importance to us; therefore, if there is anything we can do to earn your loyalty please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly by sending us a message to our Trip Advisor inbox as our email system is down until further notice.

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Reviewed February 2, 2014

I am done with the sands. The bus people are rude,dirt and there is ten other words i could use for them. They sit at the food court tables and eat there own food that they brought with them. You sit down at a slot machine and they sit right next to you and say all kinds of things. It is a littler frightening. The sands will not do anything about it because they spend money. They are not at other casinos in Pa. Well this gabler is done with you.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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SandsGuestServicesPA, Public Relations Manager at Sands Casino Resort, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us during your visit to Sands Bethlehem. I am very disappointed to hear that your visit was not a complete success. Please accept our apologies for the dissatisfaction you experienced during your time here.

Should you wish to further discuss the details of your visit, we invite you to contact us directly at guestservices@pasands.com. It is our sincere hope that you will give us another opportunity to exceed your expectations on a future visit.

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Kellie S.
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

I just love the sands. The hotel is always clean and beds are super comfy. As a heavy gambler I like the sands the best.. the have the best comps free play of any casino I go to. Got free dinner at the chop house last night and it was superb :) got invited to a free super bowl party with free open bar and buffet this sunday too. They definitely won my heart over with these offers they sent the last month. I hope to get an offer on a free room or reduced room soon tho. I would always get 1-2 night free in ac offers every month or so. Nothing from the sands yet :( only negative thing that bothers me is like others have said, the rude people from the buses. I had a guy follow me around for 20min trying to get me to buy his free play lol and watch your chips at the tables... Asian women for some reason always try to bet on top of my chips or steal mine. This is really not the casinos fault tho so I don't blame them.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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SandsGuestServicesPA, Public Relations Manager at Sands Casino Resort, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2014

On behalf of all of us at Sands Bethlehem, I would like to thank you for taking the time to review your recent trip to Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem! We appreciate your kind words and we're honored that you made Sands Bethlehem your top choice when it comes to Pennsylvania casinos/resorts.

I'd like to point out that if you earn enough points, you'll be able to "comp" yourself a room at the Sands Hotel. Please speak with a MY SANDS rep the next time you visit the casino for more information.

I'm happy to hear that you continue to enjoy your time at Sands Bethlehem and we look forward to hosting you in the near future!

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Kellie S.
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Reviewed January 25, 2014

It's a shame - this is the second time I've stayed here. First time, no problem. Second time, I was woken up at 4:30 am by the folks in the room next door to us - obviously drunk and partying in the room. I called the front desk, complained, and they sent security right away. Right after I called, the people quieted down (figures!), so I called the front desk back to let them know that security didn't need to walk by. The front desk was really friendly, helpful, and totally apologetic. However, the incident completely woke me up, and I was bitter and upset since it was the first time me and hubby have ever traveled together without our son. I was looking forward to a good night's sleep which I did NOT get.

This wasn't the hotel's fault, but is a bit of a downer with respect to its clientele. It is a casino hotel, so expect (as others have mentioned) rooms full of partying 20-somethings, with thin walls (especially for rooms that have a connecting room, which we did). Even though there are 2 steel doors in-between, it sounded like the neighbors were in the same room. Terrible soundproofing. I was hoping for some sort of compensation, given the fact that we dropped money at the restuarants and casino, but no luck. At check-out, I mentioned something to the front desk, and got an apology, but nothing else :(

Other than that complaint, the hotel is nice. A few bumps with respect to the layout of the bathroom (please add a bench where there is extra space)! and, not enough towels (which they'd, I'm sure, bring with a call to housekeeping). I"d stay here again, but with hesitation. It was disappointing as a parent's/couple's overnight - would be more appropriate for parties and larger partying crowds.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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SandsGuestServicesPA, Public Relations Manager at Sands Casino Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2014

Thank you for allowing Sands Bethlehem to be your host during your recent visit to the Lehigh Valley! Your feedback is very much appreciated and is very valuable to us. I am very disappointed to hear that your visit was not a complete success, and I am sorry for the negative impact the noise from your neighbors had upon your stay and overall experience here.

We hope this atypical experience does not deter you from visiting Sands Bethlehem again in the near future. If you should have any further concerns about the noise or any other issue on property, please do not hesitate to contact us at guestservices@pasands.com

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Reviewed January 18, 2014

We got a nice room rate for the weekend before Christmas. The room was very nice and the front desk staff very helpful. Casino is just OK. My wife and I try to visit Bethlehem once a year and mostly visit in December. We would return to the Sands if the price is right.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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SandsGuestServicesPA, Public Relations Manager at Sands Casino Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2014

On behalf of Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, I'd like to thank you for your review! I am pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay and we appreciate your patronage to all areas of the Resort. We invite you to return to the Sands Casino Resort and we look forward to hosting you again next winter!

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Reviewed January 18, 2014

if you dont get there before 12pm you will be bombarded by the asian clan coming off of 2 to 3 buses an hour up until 3pm. i used to love this place but its just too much arguing and fighting for tables and slot machines. as another poster stated those asians coming off buses are rude. you may be standing in front of a slot machine getting out your card and boom some asian woman sits down right in from you. im done with this place. heading to parx.

Room Tip: i have found no room there is noisy. not much around there plus views are just looking at the old st...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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SandsGuestServicesPA, Public Relations Manager at Sands Casino Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2014

Thank you for providing valuable feedback about Sands Bethlehem. I am certainly disappointed to hear that your experience here did not surpass your expectations and I apologize for the challenges you experienced while on the casino floor. With that being said, I invite you to contact us directly at guestservices@pasands.com or send us a private message as I would like an opportunity to gather more details of the challenges you experienced. It is our sincere hope that you will give us another chance to exceed your expectations on a future visit.

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Reviewed January 14, 2014

We stayed here one night while passing through pa, The room was nice the bed was kinda low and could of used another blanket but all in all very clean nice place friendly staff. Id stay there again for the price if i was passing through there again.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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SandsGuestServicesPA, Public Relations Manager at Sands Casino Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2014

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your positive experience with all of us at Sands Bethlehem! There is no greater satisfaction than to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us.

For future reference, please don't hesitate to call down to the front desk to ask for an extra blanket. Our staff members are there to assist you in any way that they can.

We would be honored to host you again in the very near future and we look forward to your return!

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Kellie S.
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Address: 77 Sands Blvd, Bethlehem, PA 18015-7705
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Bethlehem
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Bethlehem
Price Range: $145 - $364 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sands Casino Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 302
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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