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Historic Hotel Bethlehem
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Bethlehem
Certificate of Excellence
Westchester County New York
Level Contributor
110 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Exceeded our expectations, flawless”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I was shocked how good this hotel is. Our rooms were big and spacious, with all the amenities one expects in a first class hotel. The beds were right in the modern luxury hotel sweet spot in terms of size, comfort etc. The windows open!!! Everything smelled fresh. The bar and restaurant were fine.

It reminded me a lot of the Hotel du Pont in Wilmington. Both were built in the early 20th c. in a company town where the company was at its peak. Both are big stone buildings with lots of ornate touches and lots of room. Both are well maintained and function at a high level into their 2d century.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Armonk
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Sean L, Manager at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Hi Armonk,

Thank you for your kind words. We are humbled by your review title alone and delighted to hear that we exceeded your expectations. Our team strives to exceed our guests’ expectations every time. I am thankful for your feedback on our beds. You hit the nail on the head. Our goal for our new Serta perfect sleepers and bed linens in all of our rooms was to be on par with other modern luxury hotels and of course give you a great night’s sleep. Your review confirms that we made the right choice when upgrading our bedding. I am assuming you were in one our suites during your stay. They do offer more spacious floor plans than some of our traditional rooms. As you mentioned the windows in your room opened. The windows in all of our guest rooms open, to allow for some fresh air when you want it. We have two restaurants in the hotel. It is great to hear that you were able to enjoy them.

Comparing us to the Hotel du Pont is a great honor. The Hotel du Pont is a AAA Four Diamond Hotel. We are currently working toward becoming an AAA Four Diamond Hotel as well. It is one of our goals for the future.

Thank you choosing to stay with us. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you and your friends back!
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

The charm and beauty of Hotel Bethlehem provided the perfect setting for our daughter's recent wedding ceremony and reception in the Mural Ballroom at the hotel. From the initial appointment to the last dance, every detail exceeded our expectations!!! The expertise and professionalism of the staff made the day beautiful and elegant in every way. Our out-of-town guests were very pleased with their accommodations and enjoyed being within easy walking distance to restaurants and other sights. We could not be happier!!!

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank tambam1983
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Sean L, Manager at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Hi tambam1983,

Congratulations on your daughter’s wedding! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We were privileged to host her ceremony and reception in our Mural Ballroom. The Mural is a beautiful room for a ceremony and reception. It is home to seven large murals, painted by George Gray, retelling the history of Bethlehem. In particular, the story of how Count Zinzendorf and other early settlers met on Christmas Eve in 1741 in a crude cabin on the site now occupied by the hotel, and named the city of Bethlehem. We may be a little biased in saying that our team are experts when it comes to weddings, however your glowing review helps to reinforce that they in fact are. Everyone involved with your wedding from Kathy your Wedding specialist who planned your event with you to your Maitre d’ Andrea who was with your daughter and her new husband from start to finish during the reception and the banquet staff that executed it, all took great pride in ensuring that you had a flawless event. Our goal is to not only meet your expectations it is to exceed them. We are elated to hear that we did just that. We are also pleased to hear that your guests enjoyed the wedding and their stays with us.

Thank you! We hope you are able to join us again!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We stayed here with our family in a suite with an adjoining room and had a wonderful time. The hotel has great character, the rooms are older but updated. Bed was surprisingly very comfortable. Our windows overlooked the street, which can be a little noisy but nothing terrible. The town is adorable, not much to do but some cute shops and restaurants. The breakfast in the hotel was delicious. The staff was very helpful and had our rooms ready ahead of time as they knew we were coming with kids.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank AMY17
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Sean L, Manager at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Hi Amy17,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your families visit to Bethlehem. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the hotel. We appreciate your feedback on the bed in your room and are happy that you found it very comfortable. All of our mattresses are Serta Perfect Sleepers which we put in in 2012 as well as the bedding that features down filled duvets and pillows. We do have several shops and restaurants right outside the hotel. We also have two restaurants in the Hotel. One of which you were able to enjoy for breakfast in the Tap Room, it is a very popular breakfast spot among our guests and the locals. We are in the heart of Historic Moravian Bethlehem a National Historic Landmark District that encompasses 14 acres and is home to the original Moravian settlement which also has several museums. Should you visit Bethlehem again and time allows we highly recommend taking a guided tour or visit some of the museums. Not only are they educational, they are fun and entertaining as well.

Thank you again! We hope you choose to stay with us in the future…
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Baldwin, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

My wife and I had our wedding here in the Grand Ballroom. The hotel was perfect and the staff was courteous and accommodating. All of our guests enjoyed their stay. The Hotel Bethlehem helped make our wedding day special

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Brian W
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Sean L, Manager at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Hi Brian W,

Congratulations! Thank you for choosing to share that special day with us! We were honored to be a part of it. We are pleased to hear that you and your guests enjoyed the wedding and your stay with us. Everyone involved with your wedding from the Wedding specialist who planned your event to the Maitre d’ who was with you from start to finish and the banquet staff that executed it, all took great pride in ensuring that you had a night to remember. Our Grand Ballrooms is a beautiful place to have your reception, with the cocktail hour in the balconies overlooking the ballroom and then dinner and dancing in the ballroom. Thank you again for choosing us.

We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future!
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Red Bank, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The Hotel Bethlehem is a wonderful place to stay when you are attending any of the Bethlehem festivals. The hotel is a short walk from the fair grounds. The town is a treasure at any season. The hotel's staff is friendly & very helpful. The rooms are comfortable and the lobby bar is a great for a cocktail and a lite bite.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Gary S
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Sean L, Manager at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Hi Doc710,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We couldn’t ask for a better location. We are in the heart of Historic Moravian Bethlehem a National Historic Landmark District. Bethlehem has several festivals throughout the year and we are fortunate to be in the heart of most of them. Our specialty is hospitality. The Hotel staff strives to ensure that everyone feels welcome and has a wonderful time while they are with us. We take great pride in continuing the hospitality tradition in Bethlehem that began with the Moravians in 1741.

Thank you again. We hope to see you again this December!
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

My organization has used Hotel Bethlehem the past two summers for our annual Summer Administrative Workshop. We had about 125 people, and utilized both ballrooms, as well as all of the breakout rooms. The place and the people have been fabulous! The crew and staff were attentive, courteous and extremely professional. I worked directly with Jenny Laughlin, and she was tremendous. Our attendees loved the location of downtown Bethlehem...lots to see and do within walking distance.

Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Julie E
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Baltimore, Maryland
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37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We were determined to stay in downtown Bethlehem to experience the town on foot. We loved the location. The price was competitive with some of the chains. The lobby, bar and dining room were beautiful. The room was nicely appointed and clean. I would highly recommend this hotel if you wish to walk around downtown.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sean L, Manager at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Hi jadams1016,

Thank you for sharing your recent stay with us. Your determination paid off. We are located in the heart of downtown Bethlehem. Part of downtown Bethlehem was just named Historic Moravian Bethlehem a National Historic Landmark District that encompasses 14 acres and is also home to the original Moravian settlement. It is one of only eight in the state of Pennsylvania. We are fortunate to have so much to do right outside of the hotel and within walking distance of almost anything you would want to do in Bethlehem.

We hope you join us again in the future. We would love the opportunity to welcome you back.
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Property: Historic Hotel Bethlehem
Address: 437 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5808
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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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