I stayed at the Desmond for 2 nights on June 17 & 18, 2005. I booked this as part of a package deal offerred by QVC. I highly recommend purchasing the package through QVC. You don't have to be a member and you don't have to do the QVC tour. The package comes with 2 nights, and breakfast for 2 both days, plus 2 tickets to the QVC tour ($14 value). The hotel is beautiful, clean, and the staff couldn't be nicer. It has free high speed internet in the rooms and throughout the hotel. It has a nice pool, jacuzzis, work out room, and a pretty walking trail. The hotel is a convention hotel located on a tree lined street in a corporate business park. When I arrived on Friday (a business day) it was very quiet. You would not know you were in the middle of a business area. The hotel is convenient to all the major roads. I recommend the Sunset Grill in the summer for dinner and drinks. Excellent live must Wed, Thurs and Fri evenings. The Fox & Hunt restaurant is excellent for dinner or late night snacks/drinks. Breakfast buffet and Sunday brunch can't be beat. They also have a golf course or have an arrangement with one (I don't play, but i saw signs about it and many people roaming around with clubs wearing golfwear). I also highly recommend visiting the People's Light and Theater Company. They put on excellent, first rate productions and their restaurant, Places!, has a wonderful menu that changes seasonally. They have a full menu before the show and appetizers and desserts only after the show. I highly recommend both. I also recommend an afternoon trip to Doylestown. It is a lovely town with a variety of shops and cafes. Lunch at Alessi's is a must, it was the busiest a nd you will know why when you eat there. They also have a very large Starbucks, in case you need a fix. The James Michener museum is a must and his house is also around here somewhere and I have been told you must visit there, too. This is a great place for a relaxing long weekend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to a one-of-a-kind hotel, conveniently located in one of Pennsylvania's most scenic and historic settings. From the moment you walk in, you'll know why guests tell us The Desmond is the best part of traveling. It's a difference you can taste, whether you're savoring fresh seafood and prime steaks in The Hunt Room, fresh Maine lobster in our seasonal Sunset Grille, or relaxing with cocktails, snacks and comfort food in our authentic English pub, the Fox and Hounds. Above all, it's an experience that removes you from the distractions of everyday life, and surrounds you with the quiet pleasures you deserve. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Desmond Hotel Malvern
- Malvern Desmond Hotel