Historic Hotel Bethlehem

  • Address: 437 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018
  • Phone: (610) 625-5000


Historic Hotel Bethlehem, located in Downtown Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is a top choice Lehigh Valley conference hotel. Conveniently located just minutes from Allentown and Easton, Lehigh University and Moravian College and a complimentary 10-minute shuttle ride from the Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE).

Since 1922, Hotel Bethlehem has played the consummate host for numerous events and meetings, conferences, special events and groups. Their state-of-the-art facility, excellent location, impeccable service, expert catering and conference team are guaranteed for the success of your next meeting or event. Featuring 10 meeting rooms with over 14,000 square feet of flexible meeting and breakout space, along with state of the art audio visual capabilities, the Historic Hotel Bethlehem can be ideal venue for your next corporate meeting, staff retreat, wedding, banquet, private party or special event.

The Historic Hotel Bethlehem is conveniently located in Pennsylvania’s First Historic District. We are conveniently minutes from Allentown and Easton and a short complimentary shuttle ride from Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE).

Historic Hotel Bethlehem features 128 elegantly restored guest rooms and suites offering guests 24-hour room service, complimentary fiber optic Wi-Fi, Keurig coffeemakers and iHome docking stations. Guest rooms offer expansive views of Lehigh University, Historic Main Street, Moravian College and the Star of Bethlehem on the hillside. The well-appointed room and suite settings are arranged perfectly for business and conference attendees. Two award-winning restaurants offer farm-to-table dining with expansive views of Main Street and Historic Bethlehem.

The right setting for your conference or retreat can mean the difference between an outcome that is historic or just plain ordinary. Their award-winning hotel and culinary team combines world-class service and amenities with personalized attention to detail to make each event special. At every turn, you'll find uniformly friendly and professional service from staff at every level.

Meet at Historic Hotel Bethlehem

  • Complimentary shuttle to/from Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE).
  • Beautiful balconies and large arched mirrors make the magnificent Grand Ballroom one of the most exquisite grand banquet rooms in Lehigh Valley.
  • Elegant, charming 1920’s décor throughout the hotel and meeting rooms.
  • Seven large murals, painted by George Gray, retell 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, emblazons an entire wall.
  • Treat yourself to a Moravian Sugar Cake, a Bethlehem tradition since 1741.


The Lower Lobby now tells the fascinating story of how the hotel came to be. Find information on the predecessor to Hotel Bethlehem, the Moravian’s “Golden Eagle Hotel” a structure that dates from 1794 (George Washington was in office) to April of 1919, in its last days it was used for soldiers returning from World War I as a convalescence home.

Prior to the Eagle Hotel, the famous “First House of Bethlehem” was located on this site. Built in 1741 by missioning Moravians in the wilderness that is now the bustling Lehigh Valley. Where on December 24 of 1741, the Moravian’s patron, Count Nicholas Von Zinzendorf, sang a hymn about Bethlehem, after which those gathered decided to name the town Bethlehem.

So, from the roaring 20s and the blast furnaces of Charles M. Schwab’s steel empire and lavish lifestyle to the humble 14 Moravian Missionaries who risked life and limb to cross the Atlantic to bring the gospel to the Natives of the valley at the forks of the Lehigh, there’s quite the history.


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  • Check-In Time: 4 p.m.
  • Check-out Time: Noon
  • Cuisine: American
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Meeting Facilities

Facility Info
  • Largest Room 3120
  • Theatre Capacity 440
  • Audio / Visual
  • Catering On-site
  • Banquet Capacity 240
  • Classroom Capacity 188
1741 on the Terrace
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1568
  • Width: 32
  • Length: 49
  • Banquet Capacity: 60
Grand Ballroom
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 3120
  • Width: 67
  • Length: 47
  • Theater Capacity: 440
  • Classroom Capacity: 188
  • Banquet Capacity: 240
Lehigh Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 496
  • Width: 31
  • Length: 16
  • Theater Capacity: 50
  • Classroom Capacity: 27
  • Banquet Capacity: 40
Lafayette Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 496
  • Width: 31
  • Length: 16
  • Theater Capacity: 50
  • Classroom Capacity: 27
  • Banquet Capacity: 40
Moravian Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 560
  • Width: 35
  • Length: 16
  • Theater Capacity: 56
  • Classroom Capacity: 36
  • Banquet Capacity: 44
Brandywine Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 987
  • Width: 21
  • Length: 47
  • Theater Capacity: 80
  • Classroom Capacity: 45
  • Banquet Capacity: 52
Monocacy Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1224
  • Width: 34
  • Length: 36
  • Theater Capacity: 120
  • Classroom Capacity: 72
  • Banquet Capacity: 90
Northampton Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 544
  • Width: 34
  • Length: 16
  • Theater Capacity: 56
  • Classroom Capacity: 36
  • Banquet Capacity: 44
University Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 336
  • Width: 21
  • Length: 16
  • Theater Capacity: 40
  • Classroom Capacity: 21
  • Banquet Capacity: 24
Mural Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2685
  • Width: 60
  • Length: 49
  • Theater Capacity: 100
  • Classroom Capacity: 75
  • Banquet Capacity: 210


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