The Best Reception Desks 2020

A reception desk is essential for the overall image of any organization, as it is usually the first thing your guests and customers will see. If used as a cashier’s desk it is where the transactions with your clients will happen.

This is why choosing the best one for your particular needs, settings and type of work is an important decision which can be quite painstaking.

We have picked our top choices for the best reception desks for 2020 with the GW Furniture small silver desk heading our list. Read on to find out more about these amazing desks, as well as to get some tips for choosing the most appropriate one for your specific needs.

Best overall


The top pick for the best reception desk for 2020 is the GW Furniture silver grey modern desk fitted with a quartz countertop.

The first best news is that the desk will arrive to you completely assembled, so your maintenance team or you won’t need to deal with this arduous task, and you can start using the desk right away. All you need to do is contact GW Furniture beforehand and request the free assembly when you buy it. If you prefer to assemble it yourself, you can do so, of course.

It I also available in gloss white color if you prefer it for your office setting.

This is a smart looking front desk and is perfect for any reception area.

The QT-108 desk is actually the smallest of the QT series offered by the manufacturer and is sized 35 (W) x 27 (D) x 44 (H) so it can fit even the tightest space.

The impressive solid countertop made of man-made marble has a brushed stainless steel trimming which will bring a touch of style to your office. The desk has large drawers with locks for convenient storage and which can be used to store cash if you are planning to use it as a cashier station.

It also has LED lights which will add to its exquisite look and will leave a first-rate impression in your customers and guests.

Best runner-up

OFM Marque Series Single-Unit Curved Walnut Reception Desk

You will make a remarkable first impression on everyone who enters your office with this OFM Marque reception desk. It looks absolutely stunning and will become the centerpiece of your reception area immediately.

It features a silver frame perfectly coupled with the thermos fused melamine finish in walnut color. The OFM Marque single unit desk made to last with a sturdy steel frame which is powder coated and is extremely easy for assembly.

It has cutouts for all of the wires, so you can place your computer and printer or other devices underneath it without having a bundle of tangled wires taking up desk space and looking unsightly.

Thanks to the height and the curved shape of this desk, the receptionist will have plenty of privacy.

It comes with leveling devices for uneven floors and has a comfortable deep interior desk measuring 19.75 inches.

Its footprint is 45.50 (H) x 69, 60 (W) x 33.50 (D) inches, and a depth of 32 inches. The width of the single person reception station is 72 inches in total.

The Marque Series by OFM also include larger options – similarly curve-shaped double and triple units if you are looking for a larger option.

This beautiful and sturdy desk comes with a lifetime warranty and will bring style and class to your office as well as comfort and privacy to your receptionist!

Best budget choice

Alera ALEVA327236ES Valencia Series Espresso Reception Desk

Our top budget choice for the best reception desk for 2020 is a beautifully designed, sturdy and easy to assemble Alera ALEVA Valencia series desk. It is 71 inches wide, 35 ½ inches deep and 42 ½ inches high.

Made of top quality woodgrain laminate, it is scratch, stain and water resistant. It is very easy to clean and will always look pristine, no matter any accidental spills or other accidents which can happen in any office.

The affordable desk is an excellent option for welcoming your guests at your premises, as well as for conducting business with customers.

The ALEVA desk features a comfortable bow shaped transaction counter and has added high panels on each side for the privacy of the receptionist.

It has a nifty 3mm banding on the desk’s edges which will help protect against accidental bumps.

If you are planning on using a computer or other electronic devices on it, you don’t have to worry about cable management, thanks to the two useful cable grommets on the work surface.

The desk comes disassembled in 5 parts and is very easy to assemble, although it is quite heavy so you will need help with the package.

It features leveling glides which will allow you to level the desk even if the floor is uneven.

You can combine this desk with a reversible reception return and turn the desk into an L shaped workstation.

The space under the desk is very roomy and comfortable, so you can easily place a register drawer, your computer, a printer rack, and other essentials without feeling crowded.

It can be used by one or two people because it is so wide and comfortable.

With an espresso color, the desk looks highly professional and will easily fit into any business or any other décor.

And here are the rest of our favorites for 2020

DFS Reception desk shell Espresso and White front

This desk by DFS designs has a modern look and a white front access where you can place your company or organization’s logo and greet your guests and clients in a fashionable and impressive manner.


  • The reception desk is 60 x 30 x 44 (H) inches
  • The modern design will attract everyone’s attention and will add further style to your business premises
  • The workspace can fit a monitor up to 15 inches in diameter
  • Made of an inch thick laminate which is scratch, water and stain resistant and is fitted with a 3mm PVC banding on the edges for added safety
  • Comes in a beautiful espresso finish
  • The large white accent on the front is perfect for placing your logo
  • It has a grommet hole for tidy cable management
  • Perfect for welcoming guests and for dealing with customers
  • It is very spacey so you can add your computer and a file cabinet underneath it

Esquire Glass Top Reception Desk Mahogany Laminate and Glass Top

Made by National Business Furniture, this incredibly modern and professional looking reception desk will be the perfect item which your guests or customers should see when they enter your premises.


  • It comes in beautiful mahogany or driftwood color options
  • Made of durable laminate and finish with silver accents as well as silver kick plates on the bottom
  • The surface is scratch resistant and easy to clean
  • The floating glass top is simply beautiful and is made of 25-inch thick tempered glass which stands over the countertop and is sized 63 x 12 inches
  • The two desktop holes for all your cables enabling to keep all cables out of sight and in proper order
  • The dimensions of the desk are 63 (W) x 32 (D) x 41 (H)
  • It is a sturdy and durable desk which will look at its best for a very long time

Some questions to ask yourself before picking a reception desk

Before picking the best reception, cashier or another desk, please take the time to ask yourself the following questions, in order to narrow down your options and find the best one to suit your needs and your expectations:

  • Do you plan on more than one people sitting on it?
  • Are the receptionists going to be sitting or standing?
  • How many guests or customers do you expect to be at the desk at once?
  • Are you going to be using electronics, computers, printers or other devices on this desk?
  • Do you prefer that the electronic devices are concealed or visible to the customers?
  • Do you need a taller counter so people can use it for writing
  • What type of storage are you planning to accommodate on and in the desk?
  • What kind of space do you have planned for the desk – is it small, large, awkward?
  • Will it be a freestanding desk or will it be joined to a wall or something else?
  • Do you want it to be curved, straight or L shaped?
  • Do you want a classic, grand or a more abstract and modern looking desk?
  • What kind of impact do you want the desk to have on your guests or customers?
  • Do you want embedded lighting?
  • Are you planning on adding your logo or another type of branding to the front of the desk?
  • Do you have color and material preferences?
  • What is the budget you have for your reception desk?

Final words

We sincerely hope that we have managed to help you decide on the perfect reception desk for your office or another premise. All of our top picks are very well built, look professional, modern and high-end and will make the best first impression on anybody who walks through your door.

They are also made to provide maximum comfort for your employees as well as for the guests who come to sign up or the customers who come to make a payment or another transaction. The desks also provide privacy for your cashiers and receptionists, and can accommodate all of the electronic devices, and other items they will be using.

Since we realize just how important the reception area is for any business, we have done thorough research to come up with the best options being offered right now.

We wish you luck with your choice and purchase, and hope that your new reception desk is exactly what you had in mind and that it serves its purpose of being presentable and yet functional and add style to your settings perfectly!

Last update on 2020-03-30 at 09:25 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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