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Kimpton Donovan Hotel

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Wildwood, Missouri
Reviewed 19 April 2016

We had a great time. The studio suite was awesome and worth the upgrade. The roof top bar is also fabulous. The location is one of the bests in my view. Very friendly and easy-going staff. I would recommend it.

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

Dear Martinogirls, Thank you for the lovely compliment about our hotel and our team. We are euphoric that you loved the rooftop, the view is fantastic​. I hope we can welcome you again very soon. Regards, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager

West Virginia
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Our room was clean, the staff provided excellent support during our stay. We loved the food at Zentan. Best of all it made traveling with our dog easy and comfortable. My children and I were able to walk back and forth from the convention center for the USA Science and Engineering Festival easily each day. This was a great way...

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

Dear Christina K, I'm euphoric to read your review and to know that you had a fantastic stay. We are always glad to welcome pets of any size and shape. They need to have an amazing stay as well. Zentan is a superb restaurant. The team is really rocking it, especially that we open rooftop bar as well. Regards, Dragan...

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 18 April 2016

This beautiful boutique hotel is centrally located, in easy walking distance to the White House and the Mall. From the front desk staff, door staff and house keeping staff, everyone focused on making my stay as perfect as possible. As they don't have ice machines to reduce noise on the floors, ice was only a phone call away. The requirement...

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

Dear Gsb1158, Thank you kindly for this fantastic​ review. I'm very happy that you loved your stay with us. Next time we just need to organize a longer stay since you need to visit our rooftop bar as well :) All the best, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager

Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night at Donovan hotel paid about $300 per night plus tax through hotel website for 2 adults. Great customer service, great location about 6 blocks from White House/National mall with plenty of restaurant and shops all walking distance. Rooms are modern but I found rooms to be on the smaller side, disappointed no extras like coffee or even...

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

Dear MoreTravel2016, Thank you kindly for the review I hope that you will be with us again, we have a few more rooms we can offer :) I'm glad that you were here when the weather was nice since the rooftop is a fantastic place. All the best in your 2016 travels, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager.

Manchester, New Hampshire
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Just returning home from a terrific stay at The Donovan and I can't wait to go back! I arrived early and my room wasn't ready yet.. I was upgraded to a beautiful room with a view. The room was clean, mini bar was stocked and in the closet were two thick robes and a yoga mat. Contrary to other reviews...

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

Dear Gmar367, I'm so happy that you had a fantastic time during your stay. It is amazing that the weather played along so you can enjoy a drink at the rooftop. We are very happy that is finally open. I agree, wine hour is a perfect way to wrap a busy day. Visit​ us soon. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager

New York City, New York
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Enjoyed two nights at the Donovan property. Staff were friendly and helpful; we arrived early, and they worked quickly to get us a room well before the regular check-in time. The front desk manager very generously upgraded us to the presidential suite! Wonderful experience.

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

Dear Propertypro890, Perfect. I'm happy that our Housekeeping and Front Office team was able to get the room ready before check in time. Donovan Suite sound fantastic. I love that room. All the best. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager ​

Alexandria, VA
Reviewed 13 April 2016

I loved staying at the Donovan in DC. It was a great experience and a very wonderful Birthday weekend. The Staff at Donovan made it even more special by upgrading our room and they had champagne and chocolate covered strawberries for us. WOW! Thank you all for making it happen. The view from our window on the 7th floor was...

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

Dear Hernandez, Amazing. Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us. I'm happy that you liked the view from your room. Hopefully, we can welcome you back for your next birthday or faster; one​ year is too long :) All the best and happy birthday. Regards, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 11 April 2016

I stay in DC multiple times a year and often for extended periods. I usually stay in Kimptons and, when it is a really long stay such as a week or more, I always try to book the Donovan. The hotel is in a great location, the staff is terrific, the rooms are very nice and the food in the...

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

Dear 67DB_1, Thank you so much for your amazing review. I will be sure to give a huge hug Cameron and Andrew. I'm always happy when our guests get the chance to have little something from Zentan since it's a fantastic restaurant. Hope we can welcome you back for few more extended stays. Regards, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager ​

Dallas
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Though this location is terrific, the facility itself was really disappointing. The closet in our room was ridiculously small. There are drawers that prevent you from hanging full length clothes. We had 8 inches or less to actually hang clothes. You need to use your card key for the elevator to take you to your room which is really an...

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

Dear Tripsnod, I apologize that we didn't live up to Kimpton expectation. We are not going for a cookie cutter model... that is not us. We have a few new hotel opening in 2017/2018; they are unique. (one has a bowling alley) Our elevators grand access to none-guest only to our Rooftop bar area for every other floor key is...

Richmond, VA
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

I stayed in a suite with some friends and we enjoyed this boutique hotel very much. If you are driving here, please note that there is no driveway to pull into. You pull into the parking garage. $56 a night to park! All the staff members we encountered were friendly, welcoming and professional. They brought us ice and made up...

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

Dear GNR80, Thank you for your recommendation it means a lot to our entire team. I'm happy you had a good time with us. Let us know next time we have a few DVD players that we can instal in your suite. Thank you for supporting Kimpton :) Regards, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager ​

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • 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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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: $279 - $671 (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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