Historic Hotel Bethlehem


4-star hotel


2,374 Google Reviews

ETIC silver rating
5.2 / 10
27.26 kg CO2e


Historic Hotel Bethlehem

Free WiFi

Health/Fitness Centre


No Smooking Rooms



Tea/coffee maker

Good breakfast

Airport shuttle

437 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018, United States [View Map]

ETIC bronze rating

5.2 / 10

With its origins traced back to 1922, this longstanding hotel situated on Main Street boasts a visually captivating ballroom adorned with detailed murals depicting the captivating history of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Situated within the renowned Historic Moravian Bethlehem district, classified as a National Historic Landmark District, Historic Hotel Bethlehem goes the extra mile by offering complimentary shuttle service to Lehigh Valley International Airport. In a remarkable achievement, this hotel has been hailed as the #1 Best Historic Hotel by USA Today in 2022 and is presently under consideration for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Garnering recognition for its exceptional standards, the hotel provides elegant accommodations furnished with modern amenities such as complimentary WiFi, cable TV, and an iPod docking station. For added convenience, each room is equipped with a coffee maker, work desk, and ironing facilities. Enhancing the overall ambiance, Hotel Bethlehem`s dining venue, 1741 on the Terrace, presents a stunning tile floor and grandiose windows, and it welcomes guests for dinner daily as well as Sunday Brunch. Savor a delectable assortment of culinary delights and complement your meal with a selection of fine international wines. Additionally, the Tap Room, an on-site restaurant, caters to guests` appetites throughout the day, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. To facilitate guests` needs, the hotel provides access to a fully equipped fitness room and a comprehensive business center. Discover the captivating charm of Downtown Bethlehem, situated on one of the most esteemed "Top 10 Main Streets" in the entire country. Merely a 3-minute stroll from the hotel, you will find the Moravian Museum, while the Burnside Plantation is conveniently located 1.6 km away. If you`re interested in the vibrant arts scene, the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, home to the celebrated MUSIKFEST, is just 1.5 km from the hotel`s premises.


Most Popular Facilities

Indoor Swimming pool

Free WiFi


Spa and Wellness Center

Non-Smoking rooms

Fitness Center


Tea/Coffee maker


Good Breakfast


Visual aids: Tactile signs

Visual aids: Braille

Lower bathroom sink

Higher level toilet

Toilet with grab rails

Wheelchair accessible

Upper floors accessible by elevator



Wardrobe or closet

Alarm clock



Internet services


iPod dock

Flat-screen TV

Cable channels





Invoice provided

Concierge service

ATM/cash machine on site

Luggage storage

Tour desk

Express check-in/check-out

24-hour front desk


Live music/performance

Tour or class about local culture

Happy hour

Themed dinner nights

Walking tours

Pub crawls

Evening entertainment


Golf course (within 3 km)




Kid meals

Special diet menus (on request)



Tea/Coffee maker


Coffee machine



Outdoor furniture



Toilet paper


Additional toilet

Bath or shower

Private bathroom


Free toiletries





Shuttle service

Shared lounge/TV area

Air conditioning

Non-smoking throughout

Allergy-free room

Wake-up service


Private entrance



Ironing facilities

Facilities for disabled guests

Airport shuttle

Non-smoking rooms


Wake up service/Alarm clock



Room Amenities

Socket near the bed

Drying rack for clothing

Fold-up bed

Clothes rack



Fitness centre



Business centre

Meeting/banquet facilities


Fire extinguishers

CCTV outside property

CCTV in common areas

Smoke alarms

Security alarm

Key card access

24-hour security

Safety deposit box

Living Area



Trouser press

Ironing service

Dry cleaning


ETIC Green Scores

ETIC bronze rating

5.2 / 10


27.26 kg CO2e

THE ETIC Bronze Certification is awarded to ethical and sustainable hotels having a score of at least 4 out of 10.

Thresholds for "good" kg CO2e scores can vary depending on the context and the specific activity being measured. However, in the context of hotel stays, a relatively good kg CO2e score could be considered below 10 kg CO2e per room per night. This would indicate that the hotel is implementing energy-efficient practices and utilizing cleaner energy sources, resulting in a lower environmental impact.

What Makes The Hotel Ethical And Sustainable

The property has implemented various practices to promote ESG/CSR. They do not use single-use plastic stirrers, straws, cups, and cutlery/plates. Guests have the option to opt-out of daily room cleaning and can choose to reuse towels. Most lighting in the hotel uses energy-efficient LED bulbs. The hotel also offers vegetarian menu options. They organize tours and activities with local guides and businesses. The property does not display or interact with wild animals kept captive on the premises or engage in the harvesting, consumption, or sale of such animals. No specific statistics or percentages are mentioned in the text. [more...]

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Etic Green Scores

Learn more about the ETIC Green Standard (EGS)

I. Environment (5.9)
1.1. Conserving Resources 7.6
1.1.1. Environment Friendly 6.7
1.1.2. Consumable Goods 7.5
1.1.3. Energy Conservation 9
1.1.4. Water Conservation 7.3
1.2. Reducing Pollution 5.3
1.2.1. GHG 4.6
1.2.2. Waste Water 4.1
1.2.3. Waste Management 4.2
1.2.4. Harmful Substances 5.6
1.2.5. Minimize Polution 8
1.3. Conserving Biodiversity, Ecosytems and Landscapes 4.9
1.3.1. Wildlife Species 5.6
1.3.2. Wildlife Captivity 2.7
1.3.3. Landscaping 7
1.3.4. Biodiversity Conservation 4.9
1.3.5. Interaction with wildlife 4.4
II. Social (4.3)
2.1. Fair Trade 6.1
2.1.1. Community Development 2.6
2.1.2. Local Development 2.8
2.1.3. Fair Trade 9.9
2.1.4. Support Local Entrepreneurs 6.1
2.1.5. Respect Local Communities 8.9
2.2. Labour Rights 3.3
2.2.1. Exploitation Harassment 2.4
2.2.2. Equal Opportunity 3
2.2.3. Labour Rights 4.6
2.3. Services 3.4
2.3.1. Community Services 4.8
2.3.2. Local Services 2.1
III. Culture & Site Protection (4.7)
3.1. Cultural Visits and Promotions 2.3
3.1.1. Culture Visits 2.3
3.2. Historical Artefacts 6.2
3.2.1. Historical Artefacts 6.2
3.3. Protection of Sites 6.7
3.3.1. Protection of Sites 6.7
3.4. Incorporation of Culture 3.5
3.4.1. Incorporation of Culture 3.5
IV. Sustainable Managment (6)
4.1. Sustainable Management System 7.3
4.1.1. Sustainable Mgmt System 8.4
4.1.2. Health & Safety 9.3
4.1.3. Legal Compliance 5.2
4.1.4. Employee Training 7.4
4.1.5. Customer Experience 3.6
4.1.6. Accuracy of Promotional Materials 9.8
4.2. Buildings and Infrastructure 5.4
4.2.1. Buildings & Infrastructure Compliance 7.6
4.2.2. Cultural Surroundings 3.9
4.2.3. Buildings & Infrastructure Practices Materials 4.8
4.3. Adaptive Incorporation 5.4
4.3.1. Access For Persons With Special Needs 8.5
4.3.2. Natural Surroundings 3.8
4.3.3. Reporting And Communication 3.8

Key Facts

Questions & Answers

Then, in 1794, the Moravians, famous for their hospitality, built what became the Eagle Hotel. The hotel has hosted world leaders and renowned celebrities over the years, including Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, the 14th Dalai Lama, Amelia Earhart, Harry Connick, Jr., and many more.
Built in 1758 by the Moravians, the Sun Inn was well known in Colonial times for its excellent food, outstanding hospitality and comfortable accommodation hence many dignitaries of the era traveled to Bethlehem to stay here including George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Ben Franklin amongst many others.
Built in 1741 to house the early Moravian community as well as the community`s place of worship, the Saal, it is the oldest surviving building in Bethlehem, the largest surviving log house in continuous use in the U.S. and also significant for its association with the botanist and mycologist Lewis David de Schweinitz ( ...
Gene interviews Bruce Haines, owner of the Historic Hotel Bethlehem in Pennsylvania. Recently, they were awarded #1 Historic Hotel in the country.

Child Policies

Child policiesChildren of any age are welcome.Children aged 18 years and above are considered adults at this property.To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.Cot and extra bed policiesCots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age Restrictions

Age restriction The minimum age for check-in is 21

Check-In Time

From 16:00

Check-Out Time

Until 11:00


Airports Around

  • Lehigh Valley International Airport (3.8 mi)
  • Pennridge Airport1 (17 mi)
  • Doylestown Airport2 (24 mi)

Public Transport

  • MountainBear Creek Mountain1 (12 mi)
  • Ski liftsSchool Hill Lift1 (15 mi)
  • Vista Chair1 (15 mi)
  • Main Street Chair1 (15 mi)

Restraunts Around

  • Restaurant: 1741 on the Terrac (1741 yd)
  • Cafe/bar: The Tap Roo (20 yd)
  • Restaurant: The Flying Eg (30 yd)

Top Attractions Around

  • Dutch Springs Aqua Park (4.9 mi)
  • Steamtown National Historic Site (5 mi)


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