Hotel & Transportation

Hotel Information

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The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center
One Liberty Boulevard
Malvern, PA 19355
(One block from Penn State Great Valley)
P: 610-296-9800 / 800-575-1776

Click here to make a Reservation*
Group Code: PSE

*Guests may book through Hilton but we recommend booking directly through the hotel since their onsite agents are better equipped to answer property specific questions and requests, should they arise.

Instructions to apply group code:

  • After clicking on the registration link, you will see the Room Reservations section on the left hand side of the website
  • Enter dates of stay and number of rooms needed
  • Click on “Add Special Rate Codes” and enter the group code “PSE
  • Click the Check Rooms and Rates button
  • The group rate will then populate and appear as an option


Holiday Inn Express Malvern
One Morehall Road (Routes 29 & 30)
Malvern, PA 19355
(0.75 miles from Penn State Great Valley)
P: 1-877-666-3243

Click here to make a Reservation**
Group Code: PSG

**Click on registration link in order for group code “PSG” and dates of stay to be pre-filled. If you click on the main link to the Holiday Inn Express website, you will have to enter this information manually when booking.


Transportation Information

General Travel Information
to and from Philadelphia International Airport


More Services:

On Time Car Service

Please contact On Time in advance to make arrangements and schedule your trip. Our Partnership provides for a significant discount. Traveling with a group? Ask On Time about group discounts! On Time – 610-647-1354

SEPTA Regional Rail

Please contact SEPTA in advance for arrangements and times available. Our hotel shuttle can pick you up from the Paoli Train Station at no charge provided arrangements are made in advance. Take the following trains from the Philadelphia Airport to our hotel:

  • From Philadelphia Airport to Philadelphia 30th Street Station take the Airport Line
  • From 30th Street Station to Paoli take the Paoli-Thorndale Line
  • Call 800-575-1776 or 610-296-9800 from 30th Street Station to pre-arrange Desmond Shuttle pick up on arrival at Paoli
  • For more information click here

Amtrak Train

Trains are available from New York, Washington, and Harrisburg directly to Paoli. Our hotel shuttle can pick you up from the Paoli Train Station at no charge. Please pre-arrange for the Desmond Shuttle pick up by calling 800-575-1776 or 610-296-9800. For further information click here.

Local Transportation

The Desmond Shuttle

Complimentary Shuttle to transport our guests within a 10 mile radius of the hotel.  Fees may apply for group shuttle service. All Shuttle arrangements are made with the Front Desk and Shuttle service is  based on availability.

Shuttle hours are 7:30 AM to 10:00 PM.  Call 610-296-9800 or 800-575-1776.

Taxi Services

On Time: 610-647-1354

Main Line Taxi: 610-272-3377