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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.

Browns Mills
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Just the best service in town. Every one treats us like we are old friends visiting again. We travel with our two dogs and they are welcome and their are lots of amenities for them if needed. The grassy area by the Donavon is ideal for walking our pets. We think that once one tries staying at the Donavon they...

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

Dear John J, I love your review. I'm super happy that you had a fantastic stay. I believe that our team loves working here, and that makes the world of difference. It is very cool that your dogs travel with you; we love having pet friends at Kimpton. All the best. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager.

Long Island, NY
Reviewed 7 June 2016

I stayed here to attend a party at their rooftop. For the price and the glitz of their website the hotel was a bit of a letdown in terms of character and size. It was SMALL. The party ended up being moved to the restaurant and it was fantastic. Their service was very prompt. We had an issue with our...

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

Dear Paypar, Thank you for the review of our hotel, as you can imagine it will help us improve our hotel, and it will help fellow travelers to make a perfect choice of the hotel. I'm happy to read that you loved our staff, and I'm sorry that some of our procedures seem like rules, that is not our intention...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 7 June 2016

We stayed here for a few days during a visit to Washington DC for a conference. We got a room facing the circle so our view was fantastic! It wasn't bad with the outside noise either as we had two walls of just windows. The room was spacious and comfortable, very modern and clean. The bed was very comfortable, and...

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

Dear Kmbperdon, I'm happy that you loved the view and that you had some time to enjoy our hotel during your conference. It took me a bit to adjust to the TV size as well :) Next time you need to organize a full vacation no work. Rooftop and the pool are waiting...​ All the best, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 June 2016

A small but comfortable hotel in a good downtown location. The reception and door staff were professional and pleasant. The room's decor was interesting and the room was well appointed and comfortable.

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

Dear Busxel001, Thank you for staying with us. I'm glad that you loved our hotel and your team. We would love to welcome you again. All the best Dragan Andrejic Assistant​ General Manager.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

This hotel is in a good position and we walked to the sites and restaurants from here The foyer is uninteresting and they have drinks here between 5pm and 6pm where red and white wine is on the house.it feels a little weird sitting on bench seats in the foyer as the usual activities of comings and goings happen when...

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

Dear Traceaus, Thank you for staying at the Donovan and taking the time to let us know about your experience. I apologize that you didn't like a few aspects of our hotel; you are right we do have a busy lobby. Booking directly via Kimpton has some a bit more added value since we have a fantastic guest loyalty program...

Austin, TX
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Kimpton seems to be adding DC hotels every year, and this one is in an interesting location surrounded by lower status chains and the more traditional Capital Hilton. Like all Kimptons, it has a cool happy hour every evening with free wine even and some great snacks from its highly-regarded sushi restaurant, and the King rooms are big and well-appointed....

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

Dear Warm Weather Traveler, I see that you are an experience Kimpton traveler :) we will do our best to stay that way. We do have a bit of hotel in D.C., ​so we have something for everybody. Thank you for staying at the Donovan this time. I'm glad you liked our showers that are very different than most of...

Manchester
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Booked through Hotels.com at a really good rate for this Boutique hotel in Washington DC. When we arrived we were offered an upgrade to a superior room for an incredibly reasonable rate which we were glad we accepted. The room was fabulous. Stylish, large, comfy bed, Robes, slippers, yoga mat & brolly provided as well as well stocked bar (not...

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

Dear Maggip, Thank you for the fantastic review, it looks like you had a very nice time in DC. I'm glad you opt of for the upgraded room with the views of the Thomas Circle that is a must at our location. 14th street has changed so much, and there are so many places to see its phenomenal in the...

Oakville, Canada
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We stayed in a King size Executive Room...that was a good decision. The room was spacious, modern & clean. It was a corner room so our view of Thomas Circle was wonderful and the room had a very open & airy feel. The ultra modern showers were fabulous ... they would be much more functional though, if hand showers were...

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

Dear Joannietime, Thank you for a very honest review. I always like to here to good and the ugly. That is the only way we can make ourselves better and make this hotel amazing. Like TripAdvisor our team ask questions because we want to know. I will pass your comments to our restaurant team, and I’m glad that our Front...

New York, NY
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the Donovan for two nights mid May for work. Had I booked this for a getaway I would have been really pissed. The room was interior facing - which was great for sleeping after a long day of meetings. To avoid this always go for the upgrade. The room was very functional and the staff was always...

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

Dear NYC86, Thank your for your honest review, I'm happy to see that you will give us on more opportunity next time you are in DC. We understand very well different needs of the business traveller vs. leisure one, ​and we would love to make your stay perfect when you come for a small getaway. Please reach out to me...

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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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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: RM892 - RM2,329 (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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