I’ve stayed at the Hotel Bethlehem 4 or 5 times. Given the Hotel’s history and location, it should be fun and elegant. It’s neither. But I keep trying. The staff is always aloof and condescending and they act as if the hotel is the Oriental or the Ritz. My last stay was a disaster. They advertise that they are pet friendly, but the $125.00 pet fee seems to contradict that. When I made the reservation I was advised of only a $25.00 fee and the hotel web site Pet Policy states, “Room fee for pet guest is $25.00 per day.” The rooms they have blocked as pet rooms are the worst rooms in the hotel. At check-in my reserved King Executive Room became a tiny room with 2 doubles next to the noisy elevator. My complaint was countered by an offer to reduce my rate by $20.00. Seemed fair until I realized that even after the $20.00 discount, I was still paying more than the rack rate for the smaller room. Being treated poorly is one thing… being gouged is another. My family – and our dog – got back in the car and drove the 4 hours home. I won't try again!
- 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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