Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center

300 Gateway Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18017-9076
Phone: 610/866-5800   |   192 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM   |   Check In: 4:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Located in historic Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, this charming full-service hotel offers modern conveniences perfect for business and leisure travelers alike.

The Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center is located in the heart of Pennsylvania's scenic Lehigh Valley, allowing guests easy access to popular attractions and surrounding cities, including Allentown, Easton and Philadelphia. Enjoy walking through historic Bethlehem or appreciate local art at Banana Factory®, the Allentown Art Museum or the unique SteelStacks®. There's plenty of family-friendly fun at the nearby Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, the Da Vinci Discovery Center and Crayola® Factory. Or, hedge your bets at Sands Casino, just five miles away. Lehigh University and several other local colleges are also only minutes away from this Bethlehem hotel.

Perfect for well-executed events and stunning weddings, this property is a premier event venue in Lehigh Valley. With more than 13,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, we can accommodate events of up to 800 people. Guests traveling on business will appreciate the hotel's full business services and close proximity to corporate locations such as the Lehigh Valley Industrial Park, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Specialty Minerals, Bosch Rexroth and more. For added convenience, the Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center is just three miles from the Lehigh Valley International Airport.

Each of the 192 spacious, well-appointed guest rooms at this pet-friendly Bethlehem hotel features a microwave, refrigerator, cable satellite television with HBO® and high-speed Internet access. Start the day off with a complimentary full breakfast and unwind in the evening with a drink at the onsite restaurant or cocktail lounge, complete with live entertainment. Other hotel amenities include the largest outdoor swimming pool in the area, an exercise facility and children's activities. Enjoy your stay.

 

Hotel Amenities & Services

  • 100% non-smoking
  • Restaurant on-site
  • Cocktail lounge
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary full breakfast, scrambled eggs, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, yogurt, juice, coffee
  • Outdoor pool open Memorial Day to Labor Day
  • Poolside services, seasonal from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • Safe deposit box
  • Disco
  • Children's activities, courtyard play area.
  • Printer available
  • Fax services
  • Fax machine
  • Photocopy services
  • Copy machine
  • Audio/visual equipment
  • Exercise facility 24-hour
  • Conference services
  • Exhibit services
  • Dataports
  • Shipping
  • Universal gym
  • Mail services
  • Wedding services
  • Meeting facilities
  • Banquet facility
  • Conference facilities
  • Stair stepper
  • Catering
  • Ballroom
  • Stationary bike
  • Dancing
  • Treadmill
  • Air-conditioning
  • Physically challenged services
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Airport car 8:00am -10:00pm, please make arrangements with hotel for pick-up
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
  • Inter/Exter corridor
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Multilingual staff (English & Spanish)
  • Baggage hold
  • Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Business center

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Conveniently located, the best western lehigh valley hotel & conference center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 40.665235  /  Latitude: -75.380985

 

Driving Directions to Hotel

 

From: NYC & Northern NJ. Take Interstate 80 west to Route 33 south to Route 22 west, to Route 512/Center Street exit. Turn right onto Route 512. At the first traffic light turn right onto Gateway Drive, the Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center is on the left.

From: Philadelphia. Take Interstate 476 north to Exit 56 (Lehigh Valley Exit). Follow Route 22 east for nine miles to Route 512/Center Street exit. Turn right, travel north on Route 512, go to second traffic light and turn right onto Gateway Drive, the Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center is on the left.

From: NYC & Central NJ. Take Interstate 95 south to Interstate 78 west. (continue into Pennsylvania) to Route 33 north. Take Route 33 north to Route 22 west. Proceed west on Route 22 for nine miles to Route 512/Center Street exit. Turn right, travel north on Route 512, go to second traffic light and turn right onto Gateway Drive, the Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center is on the left.

From: Harrisburg Area. Take Interstate 81 north to Interstate 78 east to Route 22 east. Follow Route 22 east for twelve miles to Route 512/Center Street exit. Turn right, travel north on Route 512, go to second traffic light and turn right onto Gateway Drive, the Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center is on the left.

Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Allentown Art Museum

Home to more than 13,000 works of art, the Allentown Art Museum is a must-see when traveling through Allentown in central Pennsylvania.

Founded in 1934 by Pennsylvania impressionist artist Walter Emerson Baum, the museum houses not only European and American art, but textiles, prints, drawings, and an impressive library. Closed Mondays, the Allentown Art Museum also offers a Museum Café, Museum Store, and self-guided walking tours.

Alvernia University

Originally founded as a teacher's seminary in 1926, Alvernia University is, today, a full-service institute of higher learning. Travel to central Pennsylvania soon and make your way into Reading, home of Alvernia. You'll find the school almost directly between Bethlehem and Paradise

Sports fans exploring Reading and Alvernia University often make time to see the Alvernia Crusaders play. They compete within the Middle Atlantic Conference, an NCAA Division III league. The Crusaders also compete, in certain sports, within the Eastern College Athletic Conference

America on Wheels Museum

There are many ways to make the most of your next stay in Pennsylvania. Plan a trip to the Poconos & Northeast region of the state, and be sure to explore the America on Wheels Museum. Found in Allentown, this impressive and must-visit-for-any-gearhead museum is 43,000 square feet of impressive autos and more.  

Travel in from nearby Bethlehem or Quakertown and enjoy a tour of the America on Wheels Museum. There are three main galleries to explore, plus several other, smaller exhibit areas. Enjoy a bite to eat at the HubCap Cafe on the second floor, and be sure to see the 1889 Nagid Gas-Powered Carriage – one of the very first gas-powered vehicles. 

Cedar Crest College

As you embark on your next trip through Pennsylvania, head for the campus of Cedar Crest College. You can enjoy an informative campus tour, check out some of the historic highlights, or watch some exciting college sports action. Cedar Crest College is found in Allentown, just between Quakertown and Bethlehem in northeast PA.

Established in 1867, Cedar Crest College is a private liberal arts school, and one of the premier institutions of higher learning in the area. With a campus measuring in at 84 acres, Cedar Crest is on the smaller end of the scale, with a typically annual enrollment of less than 2,000 students.

Da Vinci Science Center

Established in 1992, the Da Vinci Science Center features hands-on scientific experiments and fun for the whole family. Located in downtown Allentown north of the Philadelphia area, the 11,000-square-foot facility strives to make learning about science and mathematics exciting. The center's hands-on workshops are perfect for school groups and scout programs.

Visit the Science Hall of Fame to learn about the individuals who have contributed to the world of science. Be sure to browse the selection of clothing, gifts, books, and toys in the Curiosity Shop before leaving DSC.

DeSales University

Pennsylvania Attractions

DeSales University

Make the most of your next visit to Pennsylvania and check out the campus at DeSales University.

Head for the northeastern region of PA and visit Center Valley – only minutes from nearby Bethlehem. DeSales University is a private catholic school established in 1965. 

Originally, DeSales was known as Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales. It was 2001 when the school name was changed to DeSales University.

Each year, the DeSales University Performing and Fine Arts program hosts the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival.

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom

First established in 1884, Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom is a historic fixture of central Pennsylvania and the city of Allentown. Encompassing more than 200 acres, Dorney Park is home to nearly 60 rides, and visitors are welcome from May through October.

Be sure to grab a seat on Steel Force – the ninth longest steel coaster on the globe – or splash around Wildwater Kingdom during your summer break. Pay a visit during October for the Dorney Park Haunt.

Lafayette College

Pennsylvania Attractions

Lafayette College

Located in the Lehigh Valley east of Allentown, Lafayette College is a private coeducational liberal arts and engineering institute in central Pennsylvania.

Founded in 1826, LC encompasses a 110-acre campus in suburban Easton on College Hill.

Lafayette College offers 37 graduate programs, plus impressive campus sites like the Williams Center for the Arts, the Kirby Hall of Civil Rights, and the Skillman Library.

The school also features the Lafayette Leopards athletics program.

Lehigh University

Pennsylvania Attractions

Lehigh University

A private research university, Lehigh University was founded in 1865, and features a 2,350-acre campus. Set in central Pennsylvania, Lehigh University is found in Bethlehem near Allentown.

Lehigh consists of four schools: the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science, the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Business & Economics, and the College of Education.

A member of the Patriot League, the Lehigh Mountain Hawks consist of 23 teams in brown and white, found at venues like Stabler Arena and Goodman Stadium.

Lehigh Valley International Airport

While in the Lehigh Valley Region of central Pennsylvania, travelers looking for a convenient airport have a great option in Allentown. The Lehigh Valley International Airport began providing aviation services to area residents and visitors in 1929, as the Allentown Airport. Commercial flights with United Airlines began in 1935.

The United States Navy conducted flight training programs at the airport, during World War II. After the war was over, the airport added a passenger terminal and additional commercial flights became available through Trans World Airlines, United Airlines ,and Colonial Airlines.

This 2,629-acre airport provides general aviation services through Lehigh Valley Aviation Services, in addition to the services in the terminal for commercial passengers. Dining, shopping, ground transportation, and car rental agencies, are among the services available. Commercial flights to Orlando, Detroit, Washington-Dulles, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Toronto are available from seven major airlines.

Moravian College

Pennsylvania Attractions

Moravian College

Make the most of your next trek through central Pennsylvania, and explore the historic campus of Moravian College. Plan your visit and stay in Bethlehem, home of the school.

One of the oldest schools in the state, Moravian College was established in 1742. A private school, Moravian College features a south campus known as the Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus, and a north campus known as the Main Campus.

In sports, the Moravian Greyhounds compete at the Division III level. 

Muhlenberg College

Pennsylvania Attractions

Muhlenberg College

A private liberal arts school, Muhlenberg College is located in Allentown, one of the most ideal destinations in central Pennsylvania.

Intersected by I-476, and only minutes from Bethlehem, Allentown takes much pride in being the home of Muhlenberg College – locals often find their way to many of the Muhlenberg Mules sporting events. 

Established in 1848, Muhlenberg College features a Lutheran affiliation, and was named in honor of Henry Melchior Muhlenberg. He is known to be the German founder of the Lutheran Church in America.

The campus can be found in the West End of Allentown, and is 81 acres in size.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 4.00 mile(s) from Historic Bethlehem, festivals, shopping, restaurants, and Christmas City
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Sands Casino Bethlehem
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Franklin Hills Vineyards
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Banana Factory, galleries
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Allentown Art Museum
  • 7.00 mile(s) from C.F. Martin & Company, world famous Martin Guitar Factory
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Blue Mountain, skiing and snow board
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Allentown Symphony Hall
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Crayola Factory
  • 10.00 mile(s) from DaVinci Discovery Center
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Pennsylvania Expo Center
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Easton Museum of Pez Dispensers
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Dorney Park and Wildwater
  • 10.00 mile(s) from State Theater, off Broadway/road shows
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Lehigh Valley Wine Trail
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Lehigh Valley Zoo
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Dorney Park, amusement and waterpark
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
  • 40.00 mile(s) from Pocono Raceway
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Lehigh Valley Mall, 60 plus quality stores all under one roof
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Cabela's Outdoor Sports

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 2.00 mile(s) from Dutch Springs, Scuba and Water Park
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Sands Casino, Casino/Emrils Chop House/St james Gate Pub
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Lehigh University/Stabler
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Crayola Factory, Crayola Crayon
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Dorney Park, Amusement and Water Park
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Lehigh Valley Sporting, Clay Course/Shooting
  • 17.00 mile(s) from Blue Mountain Ski Area, Season Downhill Skiing and Snow Tubing

Nearby Restaurants

  • From casual to classy, there are dining options for everyone near this Bethlehem hotel.
  • On-premises Foundery Restaurant & Bar, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Panera Bread, bar/lounge, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from DaVincini's, bar/lounge, Italian, open for: lunch, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Prime, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Anna Bella Ristorante, bar/lounge, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Hanoverville Roadhouse, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Paddy's Steak and Seafood, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Denny's, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, 24-hours
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Ichiban Steak House, bar/lounge, Japanese, open for: lunch, dinner, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Jack Creek Steak House, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Apollo Restaurant, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, Fusion, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Edge, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, Fusion, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Blue, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, fusion, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

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