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Reviewed 2 January 2017

Had our second stay at The Historic Hotel Bethlehem a few weeks ago at Christmastime. Our first stay was during our son's graduation from Lehigh University, also in Bethlehem. In June, it was elegant and oh so vintage. In December, it was breathtaking and so very Christmas-y, a MUST do if you are in town during the holiday season. It...

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Kelly R, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, responded to this review

Dear Pherbert217: We certainly appreciate you taking the time to provide a detailed review of your experiences at our hotel. We love hearing how you really took in the sights and sounds not only of our hotel, but our wonderful Historic Main Street. During this wonderful time of the year, there truly is nothing more special than Bethlehem, the Christmas...

Sparta, New Jersey
Reviewed 31 December 2016

This was a Christmas gift from our grown children. We stayed two nights and were delighted with the staff and room. Coffee and Tea were served in the lobby from 6AM until 10AM along with Moravian Sugar Cakes. My wife had an upset stomach the night before (A virus brought from home) and Charlotte made sure she had fresh tea...

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Kelly R, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, responded to this review

Dear rmcgurrin2016: Thank you very much for the beautiful review. We are sorry that your wife was not feeling well during your visit however happy to hear that Charlotte was so helpful. We look forward to seeing you again in the spring!

Congers, New York, United States
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

A true highlight of the holiday season is to spend a night at Hotel Bethlehem. This hotel, incredibly decorated, will put you in the holiday spirit as nothing else will. It is like holiday magic. We have come here before, and absolutely love it. The atmosphere is just perfect. The dress store on the premises is first class. Everyone treats...

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Kelly R, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, responded to this review

Dear Susan F: Thank you so much for sharing your experience during your stay at our hotel. We are so happy that you felt a stay with us was a “true highlight of the holiday season”. We hope that you felt our 2016 theme of “Let There be Peace on Earth”. The Shoppe at Hotel Bethlehem is a wonderful woman’s...

Reviewed 31 December 2016

Hotel Bethlehem is a grand old hotel located in downtown Bethlehem. We stayed there during the holiday season so it was decorated beautifully, adding to the warm, welcoming ambiance one experiences the moment they walk into the main lobby. The tap room is cozy and congenial, and the 1741 room provides a more elegant experience. Breakfast was plentiful and delicious....

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Response: Dear Roberta H: Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We just completed a several million dollar room renovation and will be re-doing the furniture next. Hopefully you will notice the difference on your next visit. We do offer a variety of rooms and suites. If you would like a larger room, our reservationists...

WEST BABYLON
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We stayed at the Hotel Bethlehem on Christmas Day. The hotel was beautifully decorated for Christmas with many beautifully decorated Christmas trees and wreaths throughout the lobby and hotel. You could feel the spirit of the holiday. They had Santa Claus giving out candy canes and live music playing. The bed and breakfast package included 2 free drinks at the...

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Kelly R, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, responded to this review

Dear Marie G: Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us during a most special time of the year and sharing your experience. We are glad that you could enjoy a beautiful Christmas dinner in 1741 on the Terrace. We agree it is special! We just completed a several million dollar renovation and are happy that you took...

Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

the hotel looks amazing all beautifully decked out for christmas and the staff is terrific! sadly we are checking out early. basically we were kicked out! the hotel claims pet friendly and yes you can check in with your pet but you better hope your dog doesnt bark! they offer no in house pet sitting - have adjacent rooms all...

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Kelly R, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, responded to this review

Dear Carol C: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We do consider our hotel to be pet friendly and offer pet sitting services should our guests need them. They do need during the holiday season to be reserved in advance. We appreciate your candor and thank you again for sharing your experience. We hope to see...

Rochester, New York
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The HHB is a true American classic with modern amenities and the most outstanding services! I had a great experience using the shuttle service, shout out to Cindy for coordinating and Brian for providing excellent shuttle services! Lastly, I've had the ice cream at the Penn State Creamery, I can't wait to try it in a few moments here at...

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Kelly R, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, responded to this review

Dear Hedy H: Thank you so very much for the lovely review of our hotel – and the shout out to Cindy and Brian. They are tremendous assets and we are happy that you found them to be so helpful. We certainly hope that you enjoyed your Creamery Ice Cream in our Shoppe. We drive to Penn State ourselves to...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I stay at the Hotel Bethlehem each year during the holiday season and it never disappoints. There are interesting shops and restaurants within walking distance and if you get a room on the upper floors you have a great view of the surrounding area. Read about the history of the hotel and enjoy the beautiful holiday decorations on the 2...

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Kelly R, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, responded to this review

Dear charpletz: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and great room tip! We agree that the Star View Rooms are the best – however I would suggest as the Star is lit year round it can be a spectacular view 365 days per year. Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon!

Worcester, Massachusetts
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed in this hotel this month with my boyfriend for a friend's wedding reception that was being held in the same hotel. The decor of the hotel was absolutely beautiful (if you are a fan of Christmas, which I am). The hotel had a 20's/30's vibe, which I found refreshing compared to the newer, more modern hotels I have stayed...

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Dear Monique S: Thank you so much for sharing your experience during your recent stay at our hotel. We are happy that you found our 20’s/30’s vibe and Christmas décor enjoyable. We work diligently to ensure that our themes show through. We will share your comments regarding all of the aspects of your stay with our department managers so that...

Rosedale, New York
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Spent 5 nights at the hotel for Christmas. It was absolutely amazing. The hotel and their staff were very gracious to mom and I. The food in their Dining rooms was outstanding and the prices quite reasonable especially during their prime season. I do recommend early booking for the 2 restaurants they have as when I called the first week...

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Dear Muchka57: We enjoyed hosting you and your mom over Christmas! We are so glad that you both enjoyed your stay and visit to Bethlehem. Your tip regarding booking for the holidays in our restaurants is right on! We do sell out several months in advance – as families carry out their family traditions annually with us. We very much...

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Bar/Lounge
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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 

Additional Information about Historic Hotel Bethlehem

Address: 437 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Bethlehem
Price Range: RM820 - RM1,167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Historic Hotel Bethlehem 4.5*
Number of rooms: 128
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“Stayed in Room 932 great view and has a ghost but she didn't visit us even when asked!”
 of 5 bubbles paulburkart, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“bring a speaker to compensate for hallway noise, be mindful of tight parking garage turns if you have a large vehicle”
 of 5 bubbles bedheadedboy, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a view of the Bethlehem star and you will also have a smart view of historic Bethlehem and downtown.”
 of 5 bubbles MunicipalEntrope, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Just tell the front desk your requests, and they will undoubtedly do their best to accommodate your request.”
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“Rooms facing the front of the hotel are nosier because you are on the street side. Heard dogs barking and church bells at 8:00AM.”
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