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Kimpton Donovan Hotel

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chicago
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the Donovan as a family during the summer of 2016. The best part of the hotel was its pool. It was a pleasant little surprise at a hotel that was otherwise a little dank and dark. The pool was beautiful -- almost tropical. I would probably stay again just because of this., As for the dank and...

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New York City, New York
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At this price point, they should be able to turn the elevators back on after a fire alarm goes off. I understand that things happen but the communication after the false alarm was not great. Other than that the hotel was fine. I usually love Kimptons but this one was not my favorite.

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Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Donovan was a clean, comfortable respite during my latest whirlwind trip to DC. It's in a perfectly located for capitol hill visits and events. The staff was welcoming and every amenity I could want was right there. Good restaurant, good service, comfortable room. I'm staying there again next week. My songwriter advocacy group, NSAI, tries to always stay with...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in a room overlooking Thomas Circle, with a huge floor to ceiling window for great unobstructed views north of the city. The hotel doesn't offer much in the way of amenities and the lobby is a confusing awkward space but the rooftop bar is amazing in warm weather, with great cocktails and a swimming pool. The rooms themselves...

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Awet S, General Manager at Kimpton Donovan Hotel, responded to this review

Hi ConnorLawrence, Thank you for the amazing review of Kimpton Donovan. We greatly appreciate the kind words. The views of the circle paired with the rooftop and the modern vibe of the hotel really makes Kimpton Donovan a special place. We look forward to your next visit. Best regards, Awet Sium General Manager

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon arrival my room was unavailable. But the staff at the Donovan, David in particular went out of his way to ensure that I was accomodated by turning my terrible travel day around with kindness, professionalism and generosity.

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Dragan A, Assistant General Manager at Kimpton Donovan Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Cftravels2017, Thank you very much for this superb review. I'm happy that David was able to turn your day around. I'm sure you will be back in DC very soon and we would be very happy to welcome you back. Regards, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager

Napa, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Donovan seems a little tired when you first walk in; but the excellent and helpful staff changed the whole atmosphere. The wait staff, the people who cleaned the rooms all made an extra effort to be sure my stay was pleasant. On one occasion, I asked for a Washington Post as I was going in to breakfast. They were...

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Dragan A, Assistant General Manager at Kimpton Donovan Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gardemeyer5, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I'm very happy to see that our team made all the difference. Michael is a gentleman. Summer is here and our rooftop is open. We would love to welcome you again. All the best Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager

East Hanover, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Look no further than the corner of 14th Street as you enter into this sleek-well appointed Kimpton Hotel. As has been said many times over, Kimpton Hotels,care for their guests! Under the exemplary care of the General Manager, Mr. Awet Sium,the Donovan is run with precision and definition to details. The front staff, Evan and Lance provided the finishing touches...

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Dragan A, Assistant General Manager at Kimpton Donovan Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mcacw, Thank you for the kind review. I'm happy that your son loved the game. Verizon games are super fun. I will share your review with the entire team. I'm sure they will be very happy to see that your stay was a success. All the best. Go Wizards. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager

Bilbao, Spain
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love boutique hotels this one is perfect for DC. arrived cranky and tired on my birthday only to meet super friendly Tai at the front desk who upgraded my room and compd my lunch. clean modern room. thanks!!!!!

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Dragan A, Assistant General Manager at Kimpton Donovan Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kristin W, I'm so happy that we were able to make your birthday special. Ty is super friendly I will be sure to five him a high five. I hope you will be in DC soon since we just open a rooftop and the weather is amazing. All the Best Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager

Winder, Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was recently in DC for a 10 day business trip. The staff were friendly and helpful throughout my whole stay. They really took it to a new level when I mentioned that my husband was coming in for the weekend. They upgraded us to a beautiful suite for a nominal fee. This was the weekend in March that the...

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Dragan A, Assistant General Manager at Kimpton Donovan Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Heather P, Thank you for the lovely review. I'm happy that the cold weather didn't influence your stay. Now, we need to plan a new visit since the weather is beautiful and our rooftop is open. See you soon. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved everything about staying at the Kimpton Donovan. Great spot in DC to stay and very accommodating. They were helpful and friendly in every way. Also we loved the roof top bar. A fun stay in DC.

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Dragan A, Assistant General Manager at Kimpton Donovan Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Emily M, Thank you very much for the outstanding review. I'm very happy to see that you had a nice time at Donovan Hotel. All the best. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Kimpton Donovan Hotel

Address: 1155 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-4111
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Upper Northwest
Price Range: $280 - $672 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kimpton Donovan Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 193
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Also Known As:
Donovan Hotel a Thompson
Donovan House Washington Dc
Hotel Style:
#16 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#19 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#24 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#41 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#56 Family Hotel in Washington DC
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“My room was great. No opinion”
Bogardo615, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a city view room facing north for the best view.”
ConnorLawrence, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Definitely choose the king room!”
cftravels2017, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Actually, it was expensive, but I guess not for the standards of the area.”
sheilag1818, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I was on the 14th top floor, elevators were available all the time. I had a view of the monument. It was lovely.”
pattym861, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
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