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“Pleasant Stay at the Desmond” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Desmond Hotel Malvern
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Malvern
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43 hotel reviews
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“Pleasant Stay at the Desmond”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2005

This is indeed a very nice hotel located in a quiet location. The food in the restaurants is excellent and room service is also good but quite expensive.
Across the street is a strip mall with several eating options. Rooms are cleaned early and quickly by friendly staff which is fantastic if you are attending a conference at the hotel and want to go back to your room during breaks. My room, 428, did not have the canopy or four post bed which has been described by others. It was also missing the iron despite several requests during my four day stay for a replacement. Other than this a great hotel.

  • Stayed March 2005, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2005

My husband and I spent overnight at The Desmond this past weekend.
The stay was so relaxing from start to finish. The front desk staff were very accomodating allowing us to choose exactly where our room was (away from elevators on the fourth floor). The room was very clean and the canopy bed was very nice. We enjoyed the jacuzzi in the pool area however the pool could have been a bit warmer as well as the air temperature. We also used the fitness center which was nicely accomodated for doing some cardio and a few weights. The crab cakes at the Hunt Room were truly "lump" and delicious. The atmosphere of the Hunt Room was very relaxing. We also enjoyed the Sunday brunch with cooked to order omelets. Make sure you try their bread pudding with vanilla sauce. They are known for this and it was delicious!! I recommend the Desmond for your next trip to suburban Philadelphia.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2004

My husband and myself spent labor day weekend at the Desmond. What a treat. It is a beautiful hotel situated in a quiet part of town with beautiful landscaping. The staff is outstanding and do everything to accomodate you. The food is magnificent, especially the brunch. The rooms are very nice with four poster canopy beds, the hunt room is decorated with fine linen and leather chairs. Everything about our stay was extremely pleasant and will be remembered fondly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2003

We're locals, and we always recommend the Desmond to out of town visitors. It's not a chain property. The people there are great - very friendly. They have a great deck (open in the summer) where they have live music and casual dining. The $20 lobster pot dinner is the best deal around. Weddings there have been very nicely done, with good food (!) and unique touches. If you're not worried about collecting hotel frequent stay points, this is definitely the place to stay in Malvern!

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Property: The Desmond Hotel Malvern
Address: 1 Liberty Blvd., Malvern, PA 19355
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Malvern
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Malvern
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Desmond Hotel Malvern 3.5*
Number of rooms: 194
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, hot off the grille seasonal favorites on our Sunset Grille deck, or relaxing with cocktails, snacks and casual fare 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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