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Historic Hotel Bethlehem
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Bethlehem
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
“Great weekend at Hotel Bethlehem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014

We were visiting family and friends in Bethlehem and stayed at the Hotel Bethlehem. We had a marvelous experience from the moment we walked thriough the door. Everyone was so friendly and professional, from the Bellmen/Valet to the front desk staff to the piano player in the restaurant. My wife attended an event in the restaurant on Saturday afternoon and thought it so amazing that even though we had (hard-to-obtain) reservations at a new downtown restaurant we decided to stay in and entertain our friends at the restaurant, 1741 on the Terrace, that night where the food, service and ambiance was absolutely fantastic. The corner room we stayed in was exceptional as well, quite large with a sitting area, writing desk and a very comfortable bed, complete with exceptional bedding. We travel quite a bit and feel confident in saying that this historic hotel is a fine place to stay and we would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Bethhelem.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Thank MICHAEL A
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Sean L, Manager at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Hi MICHAEL A,

We are happy to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your stay. It is our goal to ensure that each and every guest has a wonderful and unique experience. It is good to know that we did just that. We would also like to thank you for choosing to dine with us in 1741 on the Terrace. It really is a one of a kind dining experience. We recently returned that room back to its original solarium design. Our Suites offer a larger floor plan and beautiful views of Bethlehem.

Thank you again for staying with us! We hope to see you soon…
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Belleville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014

My husband and I spent a long weekend at Hotel Bethlehem this past weekend while in town for a family shower. I must say we were quit impressed by the hotel's ambiance, convenient location and friendly staff. The food and cocktails were superb only to be outdone by the excellent piano music provided at dinner on Saturday night, at the shower on Saturday and in the open lounge area. The rooms were well appointed and the updated down bedding was superb. We also enjoyed using our Keurig in our room for our morning coffee and tea. I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Colleen D
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Sean L, Manager at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Hi Colleen D,

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are pleased to hear that you and your husband enjoyed everything about your stay and the shower that you were in town for. We have entertainment in the Hotel Wednesday – Sunday. We appreciate the feedback on the bedding and the Keurig. It is great to know that our guests enjoy them.

Thank you again! We hope to welcome you back soon…
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

We had our office party at Hotel Bethlehem and it was wonderful! The food was excellent and the atmosphere was just as good. The staff was very professional and helpful making sure our event was perfect. It is hard find excellent service but they sure do have it at Hotel Bethlehem.
I have also visited the Thanksgiving Brunch and can I say delicious! Can't wait to go for the Sunday Brunch.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Angelique L
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Sean L, Manager at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Hi Angelique L,

Thank you for taking the time to share your Office Party experience! It is always nice to hear that everyone had a good time. The staff really enjoyed your group as well.

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you at our Musical Sunday Brunch!
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Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

We stayed in this gorgeous hotel over the weekend and wished we could have stayed longer. The service is exceptional! The hotel is really beautiful and unique. The standard room is not huge but its a nice size. Very clean. The bathroom is newly redecorated and very pretty. The elevators are really cool. What made this hotel stand out is the sitting areas in the lobby - we spend entire evening sitting and listening to a music in a adjacent ballroom that had some kind of event going on and drinking cocktails from the Tap Room ( chocolate martinis are awesome! ) and having relaxed conversations. We then ordered salads from the Tap Room they served in the lobby for us - their salads are delicious! Our server Maris was super nice and attentive and very friendly and added to our overall great experience. The whole ambiance of the hotel is very enjoyable and relaxing. The reception desk staff and concierge answered all our questions and were very helpful. The hotel is located on the Main Street with all the little quaint shops and restaurants and we enjoyed strolling the street during the day. We are looking forward to going back to Hotel B.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank mima4nyc
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Sean L, Manager at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Hi mima4nyc,

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We wish you could have stayed longer as well. We are thrilled to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your stay. The lobby is a great place to get together with friends, I’m glad that you were all able to take advantage of it. The Chocolate Martinis and salads from the Tap Room are quite popular.

Thank you for choosing to stay with us! We look forward to welcoming you all back!
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014

I was traveling with one of my sales reps when the storm hit and we ended up in historic Bethlehem PA., and to my delight found rooms at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem! Upon arriving in the snow and cold we were greeted by a great bell hop named Scott, a Lehigh wrestling superstar who is working extra jobs to make his dream to create a sports marketing company come true. Shannon was the next great employee who checked us in and was one of the most gracious hosts I have ever encountered...and trust me I have traveled the world and she was amazing. Making sure we had everything we needed and offering suggestions those those she did not have on hand!

The rooms and beds are excellent and the bathrooms are a throw back to my Grandmothers house in Boston. So my journey down memory lane was complete and enjoyable enough it reminded me to call my Mom and tell her about it!

I would strongly suggest if you ever are within 50 miles of this hotel you make sure you make plans to stay here and enjoy all this great old hotel has to offer! It is far better than the everyday cookie cutter experiences you get from everyone else!

Cheers to the Staff at Hotel Bethlehm!
Steve

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Thank steve g
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Sean L, Manager at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Hi steve g,

Thank you for sharing your experience. We are happy to hear that you and your colleague found us and enjoyed your stay. We are very fortunate to have Scott and Shannon on our team they like all of our associates strive to exceed our guests’ expectations. All of our beds are Serta Perfect Sleepers and I agree they are quite comfortable. Thank you for saying that we are “far better than the everyday cookie cutter”! We think the same thing too!

Thank you again! We hope to welcome you back soon!
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Arlington, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

The hotel is beautiful, and the service simply exceptional. Registration was accomplished quickly, and the staff was great. After we settled into our rooms (a total of 5 family members - we had 4 rooms), we went downstairs to the bar for a drink. The next morning we had breakfast in the restaurant. I wasn't feeling too well, and I ordered the cottage cheese and fresh fruit, expecting something rather drab that would be a little filling without overdoing it. What arrived, however, were beautiful slices of pineapple and cantalope, a very large bunch of tasty grapes, and perfect strawberries! And I perked right up. Later we returned for a DELICIOUS buffet luncheon. I also visited the gift shop a couple of times and found things there very attractive, useful and affordable.

The beds were comfortable. The shower was very good. The tub was great - nice and deep for soaking and reading.

Hope this helps someone who's thinking of staying there. Do it! By the way, the coffee is very good too.

Room Tip: This was our first stay. Our room was very nice and was not one of the more expensive rooms.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Thank GretchenArlington_VA
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Sean L, Manager at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Hi GretchenArlington_VA,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us! We are pleased to hear that we provided a memorable experience for you and your family. We also appreciate you joining us in our restaurants. Thank you for the feedback on the beds and the bathroom. All of our rooms have Serta Perfect Sleepers in them and it is good to know that you found them very comfortable.

Thank you again for staying with us! We hope to see you again soon…
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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

My husband and I recently had our wedding at the historic hotel bethlehem. We could not have picked a better place to have a winter wedding. The hotel was decorated beautifully and the grand ballroom was breathtaking. The Christmas city ambiance of Bethlehem continues throughout the interior of the hotel. Throughout the planning process everyone we worked with was phenomenal. They were professional, thorough and made our day better than we could have imagined. The food was delicious as well! We would definitely hold another event at the Hotel Bethlehem and we highly recommend it to anyone considering a weekend trip to a historic site.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Thank winterbride2013
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Sean L, Manager at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Hi winterbride2013,

Congratulations! Thank you so much for sharing your comments with us! We were honored that you chose the Hotel to have your wedding. We are extremely happy to hear that everyone enjoyed themselves and that we exceeded your expectations. Christmas in Bethlehem is a unique experience and it is the perfect time to have a wedding at the hotel.

Thank you again! We hope to welcome you both back soon…
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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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