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Kimpton Donovan Hotel

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Reviewed 25 June 2016

This hotel never disappoints, and is easily my favorite in DC. Excellent and courteous staff, rooms with a modern edge, and extremely comfortable beds. In the warm months, you'll find a fantastic rooftop lounge and pool scene that is lively. I can't think of a better place to celebrate a successful business day or wind down after a big day...

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

Dear Marshall J, Thank you for staying with us once again. I'm happy that you loved your stay and that you will be back. You are 100% correct; rooftop is a perfect way to end a day. It is beautiful there. I hope we can welcome you again this summer. ​ All the best. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager.

Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

I found my stay at this hotel to be fantastic, complimentary amenities available a phone call away, a fantastic and vibrant rooftop bar and happy hour coffee in the morning and wine in the evenings free of charge. The room was modern elegant clean and tidy I would stay again happily.

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

Dear Tui K, It looks like you had a lot of fun in DC and at the Donovan. Thank you for the fantastic​ review. I'm happy that we were here for you. All the best and have safe travel. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager

Issaquah, Washington
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Right downtown, very clean, efficient valet, nice front desk and gorgeous room. This is our first night and we're already super impressed! Upon arrival, my son got a bag full of little toys and a live gold fish! He is so delighted! Our room is very clean with a rain shower, comfortable bed, huge TV and nice, minimal decor. I...

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

Dear Jenny T, Thank you for the review. I'm happy that your son was happy about our small gift bag and a Donovan pet fish :) I love your review. I see that you had a fantastic time in DC. All the best. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager

Barnstable, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 June 2016

The Donovan is a lovely hotel with extremely helpful staff. The in-house restaurant is exceptional Japanese cuisine with an extensive sushi bar. The hotel is a three block walk to the Metro and Douglas Square in the opposite direction. We loved our stay and would return.

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

Dear Marcia B, I hope we will see you back at the Donovan very soon. Thank you for complimenting our team since we take pride in every single person who work with us. Thank you again for the review. All the best. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager.

Natchitoches, Louisiana
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We stayed at the Donovan for 5 nights. From check-in to check-out the people at the front desk were very professional and personable. The king size room was a good size. The bed was very comfortable. The room was clean. We had a nice view of Thomas Circle. The Metro (McPherson Square) is a short 3 blocks away. There's a...

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

Dear Kathleen S, Thank you for the 5-star review. I always love to read reviews like yours since you have explored every corner of the hotel... Thank you for the lovely compliments and the constructive criticism, that is the only way we can improve our hotel. I'm happy that you got the chance to experience​ our wine hour as well...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Great hotel with a central location, with an easy walk to the Mall and the metro. The rooftop pool and bar are a great feature. We enjoyed a lovely Sunday afternoon swim on a very hot day and the rooftop has a great breeze, too. Free coffee in the lobby in the morning is also a nice touch. The rooms...

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

Dear Maureen B, Perfect timing to visit our pool, especially after a long day​ walk around the city. I'm happy that you loved our hotel and that you had a lovely time. All the best. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager

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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

This hotel separates itself from the rest with great service. Most hotels in DC are somewhere near the Metro and somewhere you want to visit. So, which one of the many to choose? The Donovan's customer service is impeccable. The room was clean, modern and quiet (for a corner-facing room). If given an opportunity to stay there again, I'll take...

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

Dear HomeSlice 22, You are 100% right. There are so many options in DC, and I'm happy that you stayed with us and that you had a fantastic time. Thank you for complimenting our service since we are very proud of all the people who work with us. I hope that road lead you back to us very soon. All...

Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 18 June 2016

I really enjoyed my stay at The Donovan. As an IC member, they really went above and beyond to ensure my stay was nice. The rooms are trendy, clean and well-appointed. I haven't tried to rooftop pool and bar yet, but hear it's amazing.

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

Dear KMC292015, As an IC member, you sure visit a lot of Kimpton Hotel, ​and you know this company very well. That is why I love this review :) Thank you for taking the time to let us understand how you feel about our hotel and next time you will need to check out our rooftop. The view is the...

Wilmington, Delaware
Reviewed 17 June 2016

I just stayed one night but wish it could have been longer. As soon as--no, BEFORE--you walked in the door, you have the sense they are eager to please. From the doorman to the front desk to the lobby restaurant, Zentan. Not too big, not too small. Modern. Spotless. Fabulous, extra-large screen TV. Personal care products were very high quality....

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

Dear Mtolkoff, Thank you so so much for this fantastic review. I'm very happy that you felt that way since that is our primary goal :) Your review is so positive; you must have had a​ phenomenal time in DC. Next time you need to stay a few extra night. All the best. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 16 June 2016

As always, the staff, the hotel, the amenities, the pool and rooftop bar, and the Zentan Restaurant were all fantastic. I always enjoy staying at the Donovan and also how centrally/conveniently located it is to so many great parts of the DC.

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

Dear Charles W, Thank you for taking the time to rate our hotel. I'm happy that we were able to make you feel at home. I hope we will see you​ very soon. 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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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $282 - $669 (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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