An Architectural and Historic Treasure The Historic Benner Mansion is here to provide you with historic and friendly accommodations, the first and still only Bed and Breakfast in the historic Center City of Allentown. An architectural treasure, this Jacobean Italian Renaissance features mahogany paneling, a soaring staircase and lion motifs in the expansive Rococo plaster living room ceiling, radiators and window seat claw foot legs.
4.8 on November 17, 2015
From the moment you are greeted at the door, you realize the Historic Benner Mansion is special. The welcome, hospitality and warmth make you feel like you are staying with family. The 24/7 food buffet and accommodations are fantastic. Sam simply does an outstanding job. Joan and Don
4.0 on October 20, 2015
A friend and I stayed at the Historic Benner Mansion while in town for a friend's memorial. It was a perfect retreat from the emotional turmoil of the event. Our host, Siobhan, made us feel welcome and recommended some lovely walks. The living room is a perfect place for quiet reading in the morning and setting up a computer and getting some work done. We appreciated the laid back breakfast time with healthy choices. We enjoyed our visit so much we are planning a return visit in happier circumstances.
4.8 on October 17, 2015
We had a wonderful stay in the Benner Mansion house in Allentown. The rooms are very spacious and the breakfast was extensive with all kinds of American sweets. A nice stay with enough privacy.
5 on June 09, 2015
My wife and I found the Benner in 2013 looking for a hotel to stay at while visting the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail. We are not big on corporate American hotels and big franchises, so we try to find Bed & Breakfasts or independent owned hotels to stay at as much as possible. Over the last few years we've been staying at a lot of older mansions throughout the Northeast and we found The Benner. I would say we are the luckiest people to find this place but I think they probably treat everyone just as great! From the moment you drive up you see this beautiful, enormous mansion in the middle of Allentown, only to be more impressed with the decor of the house itself. It has all the warmth of a historic, Victorian home yet has all the modern toys we need (new TV, satellite and an awesome bathroom). Another great reason we love it is because it's snack in the middle of all 9 of the Legigh Valley Vineyards, so commuting to them were easy. But what tops it off for us are the owners. Sam and Martin treat you like family visiting from out of state. You wake up in the morning to the smell of bacon and eggs and fresh coffee. And go to bed with, in our most recent trip, a freshly baked chocolate chip pie with a fridge full of milk. This past weekend we visited again but this time my parents came up for a night. Sam spent 40 minutes on the phone with my father giving him turn by turn directions just to make him feel comfortable. The only way to describe a The Benner is truly a home away from home!!! We CANNOT wait for our next trip out there!
5 on August 16, 2014
My wife, daughter, and I have stayed at Benner Mansion 2-3 times a year over the last 3 years. We came to know of it when our daughter first considered Muhlenberg College, which she now attends. Sam has a wealth of experience about Muhlenberg and other nearby colleges, the history and architectural styles of Allentown, the places to see, and where to eat. She, her husband Martin, and son David could not be more accommodating and interesting. The bedrooms are beautifully decorated and the living room so lovely, especially at Christmas.
5 on August 10, 2014
From my initial phone call to the second that I walked out of those beautiful front doors for the last time, I was at home. The Benner Mansion is a wonderful B&B full of history, old world elegance and charm - but that isn't why I'm writing this review. The essence of this Allentown getaway lies with it's owner Sam, she is the heart of the establishment and the secret ingredient that made our time in the home so comfortable and inviting. Wonderful B&B, terrific people... The Benner Mansion is exactly what you are looking for, don't hesitate!
4.4 on July 17, 2014
The Benner Mansion is an incredibly beautiful home. Bobbie has done a magnificent job restoring it. We stayed in the Trexler Room, which was lovely and comfortable. The neighborhood was quiet and our stay restful. Breakfast is DIY with yogurt, packaged oatmeal, Keurig coffee, tea etc.
4.8 on July 02, 2014
We needed to stay in the Allentown area for a family reunion and typically choose B&B when ever possible. This is one place you don't want to pass up. A wonderfully restored home with large rooms appropriately decorated. Located just blocks from historic downtown with many charming homes, nearby parks and off street parking. The innkeepers bent over backwards to accommodate our needs. The self serve breakfast bar allowed us to come and go as needed without a bother to the hosts. Sam is passionate about old house restoration and it shows in a job well done. A real privilege to stay in this home while in Allentown.
4.4 on June 29, 2014
We discovered the Benner Mansion B&B online when looking for a place to stay in Allentown while visiting family, and were so glad we did. The historical details and architecture of the property are very interesting, and Sam is a most accommodating innkeeper. The 24 hour breakfast/ snack bar was perfect for our needs. Our rooms were large and comfortable, and the upgrade in the vintage bathroom to provide accommodations for a shower was much appreciated.
4.8 on June 29, 2014
at this very interesting and well-restored home in the heart of Allentown. The owners obviously have a passion for history and historic preservation. They were kind and helpful as we explored some Kleppinger and Herman family history. Thank you.