The Desmond is less than one mile from electronic interchange (#320) of the PA Turnpike at Route 29. Our strategic location is less than an hour from many destinations.

Plymouth Meeting: 15 minutes
Philadelphia: 35 minutes
Valley Forge / King of Prussia: 7 minutes
West Chester: 10 minutes
Horsham: 25 minutes
Fort Washington: 20 minutes
Willow Grove: 25 minutes
Wilmington: 45 minutes
Harrisburg: 50 minutes
Reading: 30 minutes

To and From Philadelphia International Airport.

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 further information visit:

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 visit:

Local Transportation During Your Stay 

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 Service:  On Time  610-647-1354       Main Line Taxi  610-272-3377