We live very close to the Hotel Bethlehem but chose to spend the night after a close friends wedding reception promised to be a very late night. We were given a discount rate as the wedding family had blocked off a couple of dozen rooms. My husband and I have been coming to the hotel for several years for his company's Christmas party but this was our first time to stay over.
The rooms ARE small, and nothing special but the beds were very comfortable as were the pillows and the hotel had the usual amenities for three star hotels - coffee pot, iron and ironing board, etc. I especially liked the old fashioned bathtub and bed bath and beyond soaps and lotions. The room was clean and the bathroom looked recently renovated. We stayed on the 8th floor. Someone said that there were some smoking rooms available on the 9th floor so I was glad that we weren't put there.
Our view was pitiful, overlooking the back parking lot. If we were visiting from out of town I would have made sure to ask for a room overlooking main street, but since we would not be spending any time at all in the room except for quick changes and sleeping the view didn't matter. The room had several brochures and magazines with ideas of places to go and things to do.
The location of this hotel cannot be overstated. Main street Bethlehem is THE place to be and being able to simply walk out of the hotel and walk across the street to the Moravian bookstore (my very favorite bookstore), or down the street to the popular Brew Works is just so nice. On Sunday morning there is a very popular musical brunch in the hotels lobby where you can have a leisurely delicious meal while listening to a classical quartet.
If you are looking for a new and shiny hotel with a pool, go elsewhere but if you want a unique hotel in a great location, try the Hotel Bethlehem.
- 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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