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Reviewed 14 June 2016

I haven't had my stay yet, but this will be my initial review of the reservation process and the customer service I've received so far. I will be celebrating my birthday and I have reserved a City View King Studio for this weekend. I have called the Donovan FOUR times with questions about my reservation and every time I call...

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Dragan A, Assistant General Manger at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Dear Bria M, I'm very happy that our reservation team was able to assist you and make the changes you needed before the trip. I would love to hear how was your stay. I hope that you will have a safe trip to D.C. All the best Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manger.

Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

I've stay at The Donovan several times because of the great service, location, amenities, etc. this stay was plagued by a semi-functioning air conditioner that was worked on but never fully fixed - sleep was hard to come by in the heat. I also noticed for the first time that the place wasn't as clean as normal. Dust on the...

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Dragan A, Assistant General Manger at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Dear Frank R, Thank you for your very honest review. Thank you as well for letting us know that there are a few things that we missed during your stay. We need to learn from it. We do have a very Eco-friendly A/C system that is very intuitive, let the Front Office know next time you check in and we...

Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 13 June 2016

The hotel was great and the staff incredibly helpful and accommodating. They helped us out with an extra-late checkout so that we could fit in our son's nap, all at the start of a very busy weekend. And the location was perfect too.

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Dragan A, Assistant General Manger at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Dear Brianrprince2016, I'm happy we could find a room for a very important nap :) Thank you for posting this review; I love when our guests have an amazing time at the Donovan. All the best, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager.

Arlington, VA
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Where do I start? I love Kimpton Hotels, but I had never had the pleasure of staying at the Donovan. My wife and I celebrated our 10th anniversary, so we stayed the night at the Donovan, and had great fun. From the moment we walked into the lobby, we were greeted with smiles. Lance checked us in at the front...

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Dragan A, Assistant General Manger at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Dear Globetrotter7677, What a fantastic review! Thank you so so much. I will give a huge hug to Lance, Julie, and Melissa. I'm so happy that you loved your stay and that your 10th anniversary was a success. Thank you for all the compliments you gave us in this review, ​and I promise we will do our best to keep...

New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Very comfortable hotel in a great location with awesome rooftop. food is pretty good, and staff is generally friendly and helpful. Been staying there a lot recently for business travel and they quickly learned my preferences and habits. Very nice in a hotel.

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

Dear Ashir G, Thank you for making our hotel home every time you are in D.C. That means a lot. I'm happy that our team made sure your preferences are met. Thank you for taking the time to write a ​review as well. Safe travel. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager.

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Reviewed 11 June 2016

I Love the Donovan. The hotel is great , reasonably priced , and a Kimpton so the service is awesome. The staff could not be better and the rooms are great. The only issue is breakfast. Not much choice down stairs but does not take away from the overall experience of the place still 5 star. I recommend the brown...

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

Dear Militarysupporter, Thank you for the amazing review. I'm super happy that you think our service is awesome. We are very proud that we are a Kimpton. Thank you for the recommendation as well. I hope you will be in town soon. All the best. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager.

Liverpool
Reviewed 11 June 2016

To celebrate our 21st wedding anniversary we were visiting a number of cities in America; the Donovan was the first stop and we stayed for three night. At check in we were made welcome and advised that we had been upgraded and that there was a surprise in our room; this turned out to be chocolate dipped strawberries and a...

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

Dear Flossie-Travel, The 21st anniversary is a big deal. Thank you for letting us be a part of it. I'm very happy that you loved your stay; and that you had time to explore DC and our hotel. ​ Thank you for recommending us to the fellow travelers. I hope we can welcome you again. All the best in the...

Newton-Le-Willows, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 June 2016

My family and I travelled from the UK to Washington as part of my son's and my birthday celebrations. This is a wonderful hotel. All the staff are very friendly and helpful. Amber had left us thoughtful and amusing gifts and cards in our room. The rooms are modern and spotlessly clean( the shower has to be seen to be...

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Kent, Ohio
Reviewed 10 June 2016

We spent four nights at The Donovan, our first stay at a Kimpton, and were wowed by the service and style. From check-in to check-out, everything was handled with class and courtesy and the hotel itself was very cool. The Donovan will now be our go-to in D.C., and we plan to check out other Kimptons when we travel.

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

Dear Cyndee_10, I loved that you called our hotel Cool and Classy, interestingly I describe this hotel to my friends the same way :) I'm happy that we were able to make your stay perfect, ​and I hope we can welcome you again. Regards, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager.

Alexandria, VA, United States
Reviewed 9 June 2016

The Donovan is well-located near several downtown neighborhoods within a short walking distance. The front desk staff (Amber, Andy and Cameron) greeted me with a Happy Birthday and were helpful during my stay. The studio rooms are really cool, and of course the rooftop bar and pool offer a great escape from the summer heat!

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

Dear Scott T, Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us. I will, of course, give Amber, Andy and Cameron a huge hug. They are just phenomenal. We are very ​happy that you had some time to enjoy our rooftop. 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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Additional Information about The Kimpton Donovan

Address: 1155 14th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20005
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Upper Northwest
Price Range: $283 - $740 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Kimpton Donovan 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
#20 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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