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Historic Hotel Bethlehem

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Experience world-class service, charming guest accommodations, elegantly appointed lobby and common areas, beautiful yet efficient, banquet and meeting facilities, and award-winning cuisine. Historic Hotel Bethlehem proudly continues the tradition of Bethlehem hospitality which began on the site of the current hotel in 1741.

Historic Hotel Bethlehem in Lehigh Valley is conveniently located in Pennsylvania’s First Historic District and offers unique surroundings and decor, while providing a refreshing experience and exceptional service. It’s a great choice for savvy business and leisure travelers as well as conference attendees.

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.

What You’ll Love

  • Conveniently minutes from Allentown, Easton, and many nearby top attractions, as well as one of the “Top 10 Main Streets” in the country according to U.S.A. Today.
  • Nightly turndown service.
  • On-site parking for overnight guests.
  • You may just sleep in the same room as one the many famous guests, i.e. Thomas Edison, Dalai Lama, Shirley Temple, Mayim Bialik.

History

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.

Amenities

Accommodations
  • Airport Shuttle:
  • Full Service Restaurant & Bar:
  • Business Center:
  • Daily Newspaper:
  • Fitness Center:
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  • In-room Coffeemaker:
  • Hair Dryer:
  • Iron / Ironing Board:
  • Roll-Away Bed:
  • Check-In Time: 4 p.m.
  • Check-out Time: Noon
Restaurant
  • Cuisine: American
  • Breakfast:
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  • Reservations Recommended:
  • Dinner Price: Over $30
  • Private Event Space:
General
  • ADA Compliant:
  • On-site Food:
  • Full Bar:
  • Parking On-site:
  • Pet Friendly:
  • Group Friendly (10+):
  • Free Wifi:
  • Gift Shop:

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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