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Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center
Ranked #11 of 14 Hotels in Bethlehem
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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66 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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“Good stay but a few caveats”
Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for the Runner's World Half Marathon festival. While the hotel is dated but it is quiet and the room was huge. The king size bed was very comfortable. There are only stairs available to the second floor which is fine for me but just be aware. My room was interior to the hotel but I noticed it has some motel style rooms in the back section - again just something to be aware of when booking your stay. It is a good quality for a Best Western branded hotel about what I expected. Not high end at all but a solid 2 star hotel on par with similar branded for a reasonable price. Restaurant (The Red Zone) was pricy I opted to eat at some the local places in downtown.

Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Richard S, General Manager at Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Thank you for choosing our Best Western. We will take your comments under consideration as we continually work to improve our guest experience. We hope you will consider staying with us in the future.
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Haverford, United States
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

I had not checked out of my room yet and was at a conference held at the hotel. I was found at the conference and informed I lost my wallet. I went to get my wallet at the front desk and asked where it was found and they informed my room. I told them that was interesting because I had not checked out of my room.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Richard S, General Manager at Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Dear Guest,
Once again I apologize for the unfortunate experience you had during your stay but there was no need to make it as alarming as you made it sound with your review. We take security very seriously for example; readable electronic door locks and 24 hrs security cameras to better protect our guests’ safety and try to prevent situation like this from occurring. Even though, you were not checked-out of the room you were scheduled to departure and all your belongings were out of the guest room at the time housekeeping entered the room and when the wallet was found which raises the question of the amount of money missing. We conducted our investigation and dealt with the problem internally. Further, we compensated for all your expenses at the hotel’s cost to make up for the inconvenience and aggravation. If I can assist you further, I gave you my business card certainly let me know.

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Courtice, On, Canada
1 review
Reviewed October 16, 2013

Very impressed with size of rooms and quality of beds. We all had a great sleep (4). The fire alarm was beeping when we got to the room so I phoned front desk and within minutes they were there changing the battery. Cannot beat the value! Whenever we are around the area, we'll definitely go back to this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Richard S, General Manager at Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
I am so happy to hear your stay at our Best Western was a pleasant one. We continue making changes and renovations based on feedback and our goal it’s to deliver consistency and the level of service you deserve. Thank you,

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Havertown, United States
1 review
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Besides the staff (who were overall very nice & helpful) the hotel was awful! The room smelled of mold, the food was terrible, the workout room was embarrassingly small and the beds were really uncomfortable.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Richard S, General Manager at Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
I’m sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. We upgraded the fitness room with brand new equipment but it’s small that was probably a big part of your rating. We’re working on new tile floors for all guest rooms and replacing carpeting. I hope you give us another chance next time you’re in the area.

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LANGHORNE
2 reviews
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Nice hotel. Staff was great. The beds are in need of a serious upgrade. The mattresses were very uncomfortable and were also very small. It was difficult for two people to share the same bed. The free breakfast was OK but they ran out of food on a busy Sunday morning so if you stay here, make sure you get your breakfast early.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Richard S, General Manager at Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Thank you for your feedback! I’m happy to hear that our staff took care of you. I addressed the breakfast issues with our Chef to make sure we don’t run low in food during our heavy group, sport weekends; our complementary hot breakfast buffet is one of our best features. Also, we’ll be upgrading mattresses in the near future so I hope to see you soon. Safe travels!!

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Central Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed October 7, 2013

I've stayed at this hotel a couple times now for events held on site. The location is convenient, amenities (like the breakfast) are good, the restaurant okay (but has issues with communication from the restaurant and bar to the waitstaff).

The rooms are spacious and clean, however, the exterior doors are broken. You need to break your shoulder to open the door on the fifth try. The cleaning crew carries on loud conversations in the hallway when they don't think anyone is around (but are attentive when they see a guest at least).

The biggest problem is the front desk staff -- inflexible, incompetent and the manager is never around. It's ironic that the hotel is not very accommodating with late check-out -- pushing back on even offering 12:30 when many of the rooms weren't available when I checked in at 3:15 pm two days before and being NASTY about it. They were also rude to me when I made my reservation (when I made the request for a first floor room) and assigned me a room as far away from the event site as possible. (I had friends who showed up four hours later than me who made their reservation later than me who were placed much closer)

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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NConigliaro, Front Office Manager at Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Thank you for your review. I'm very sorry to hear about your experience with the Front Desk. We take pride in our customer service and I have addressed your comments with my team to avoid situations like this going forward. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your room and hope your event went well. If there is anything else you'd like to bring to my attention, please do not hesitate contacting me at nconigliaro@lehighvalleyhotel.com.
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Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

Went with my wife as a stop during a couples get away. Nice service. Good restaurant recommendation. Outdoor pool with pool bar (not swim up) but a good sound system. Extended families would revel here. Small grass area is a draw back. And if there is a wedding there and you aren't part of it space may be further constrained. But if you want to hang out by the pool with friends or family, this is a great value pick in warm weather.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Richard S, General Manager at Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
We appreciate the opportunity to host your group! Thanks again for your kind words and we really hope to see you the next time you are in the Bethlehem area.

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Property: Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center
Address: 300 Gateway Dr, (at Routes 22 & 512), Bethlehem, PA 18017-9076 (Formerly BEST WESTERN Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center)
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Bethlehem
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 Business Hotel in Bethlehem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center 3*
Number of rooms: 192
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in historic Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, this charming full-service hotel offers modern conveniences perfect for business and leisure travelers alike. The BEST WESTERN Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center is located in the heart of Pennsylvania's scenic Lehigh Valley, allowing guests easy access to popular attractions and surrounding cities, including Allentown, Easton and Philadelphia. Enjoy walking through historic Bethlehem or appreciate local art at Banana Factory®, the Allentown Art Museum or the unique SteelStacks®. There's plenty of family-friendly fun at the nearby Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, the DaVinci Discovery Center and Crayola® Factory. Or, hedge your bets at Sands Casino, just five miles away. Lehigh University and several other local colleges are also only minutes away from this Bethlehem hotel.Perfect for well-executed events and stunning weddings, this property is a premier event venue in Lehigh Valley. With more than 13,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, we can accommodate events of up to 800 people. Guests traveling on business will appreciate the hotel's full business services and close proximity to corporate locations such as the Lehigh Valley Industrial Park, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Specialty Minerals, Booch Rexroth and more. For added convenience, the BEST WESTERN Lehigh Valley & Conference Center is just three miles from the Lehigh Valley International Airport. Each of the 192 spacious, well-appointed guest rooms at this pet-friendly Bethlehem hotel features a microwave, refrigerator, cable satellite television with HBO® and high-speed Internet access. Start the day off with a complimentary full breakfast and unwind in the evening with a drink at the onsite restaurant or cocktail lounge, complete with live entertainment. Other hotel amenities include the largest outdoor swimming pool in the area, an exercise facility and children's activities.Make a reservation today and save at the BEST WESTERN Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center! ... more   less 
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