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Donovan House - A Kimpton Hotel

4.0 of 5 1155 14th Street, N.W., Washington DC, DC 20005
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rockville, Maryland, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have never rented a room before so choosing the Donovan House was defiantly a treat. They have a very welcoming staff and many good amenities if you forget anything. Defiantly would go back in the summer time for the top floor pool and lounge.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Coming in to DC for a weekend getaway in New York, The Donovan was the perfect relaxing spot for my boyfriend and I to hide out and enjoy some delicious food while still allowing us the opportunity to see some sites and explore all the awesome history and landmarks DC has to offer!

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Elif H, Assistant General Manager at Donovan House - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Cconte514, Thank you for a great review! We are very happy to read that you chosen our hotel for a " Great Getaway" from NYC. Our hotel is selected by so many valuable travelers like you are for the same reason; great location and great service. Please come back and visit us also during the summer season when our... More 

San Francisco, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Donovan House is a wonderful, charming place to stay that is very close to everything without being in the middle of it all. A great place to return to each evening for the wine hour in the lobby. Very close to the tourist sites, downtown area, the convention center, etc. but far enough removed that you can feel relaxed... More 

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Elif H, Assistant General Manager at Donovan House - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ginna B., Thank you for a fantastic review! I loved the way how you described our hotel!!! You have said it all and all I can say is, "thank you ". It always gives us a great pleasure read reviews like yours. I also completely agree with you about our wine hour. There is nothing better than having a... More 

Orlando, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I truly enjoyed my experience at this hotel. The staff was very friendly, courteous and accommodating. The adjoining restaurant, Zentan, is an asset too. The food was delicious and overall very cheap. .My only complaint is that the elevator took some time to get down.

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Elif H, Assistant General Manager at Donovan House - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Luis N., Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with TripAdvisor community. I am soooo happy to read that Donovan House was the " best place you had stayed in a while" ! It always gives us such a great pleasure to read reviews like yours. Please accept my sincere apologies for the delay you experienced with our elevators.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I hosted my company's holiday party at the Donovan House (Zentan) and the service was just wonderful. We rented out the entire restaurant for the party, had several different rooms reserved upstairs including a hotel block for the employees. The elevators are a tad slow but I love that the hotel is dog friendly! We will most certainly use the... More 

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Elif H, Assistant General Manager at Donovan House - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Eboni S, Thank you for hosting your company's holiday party at Zentan! We truly enjoyed hosting your event and glad to read that everything was to your satisfaction. I will be also sharing your experience with Zentan's General Manager - Katie Miller- along with our wonderful Chef - Yo Matsuzaki- who will be thrilled to read your review as... More 

Minneapolis
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a self-admitted Kimpton junkie, but normally stay at the Palomar or the Madera--I like the Dupont Circle neighborhood. Because those properties were full, I shifted to The Donovan and couldn't have been happier...OK, maybe a bit happier. I loved the staff, from the bellmen/valets at the front door who handled my baggage as I rolled past en route... More 

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Elif H, Assistant General Manager at Donovan House - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear AMGlobaltravel, Thank you for a fantastic review! You know what they say " everything happens for a reason". I am very happy to read that you had an opportunity to experience our hotel and was blown away with your experience. Reading your review put a big smile on my face, so thank you very much. I also have great... More 

Amherst, Massachusetts
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at Donovan House four times in the past three years. The rooms are always consistently comfortable and the lobby and overall decor are truly unique and beautiful. The Zentan restaurant which is connected is fabulous for both food and drink. Two of the four times I stayed they did not check me into the room type that... More 

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Elif H, Assistant General Manager at Donovan House - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ESC9, Thank you for your review! Almost perfect? Oh nooo!!!! Please accept my sincere apologies for the inconveniences you experienced with your requested room type. Please feel free to reach me at elif.hendrickson@donovanhousehotel.com for any future reservations you might have; myself and my team will be here to make sure that your future stays are " Beyond Perfect". Happy... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great room! Close to everything you want to see in DC. Parking is expensive but worth it. It's 45$ but you can stay till 6 after you check out. The staff was very accommodating took our luggage to our car so we could spend the day sight seeing. Shower is really cool. Higher floors better for the view. Sign up... More 

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Elif H, Assistant General Manager at Donovan House - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kelsey M., Thank you for a wonderful review! I am thrilled to read that your stay was to your expectation and truly enjoyed our service, rooms, wifi service and location. Unfortunately parking rates are little higher in the city due to the limited parking spaces but it definitely worths the cost. With our hotel being in the center of... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently stayed at the Donovan after having been a regular there in the past. They continue to have great, friendly staff who are willing to go beyond to make visitors feel like they're at home. The renovations have improved the look and feel of the hotel. The proximity to the yellow/blue line metro is just a few blocks away.... More 

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Elif H, Assistant General Manager at Donovan House - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear civana1, Thank you for sharing your wonderful review on TripAdvisor! We truly appreciate your loyalty to our hotel and happy to read that we make you feel home away from home. Please always feel free to reach me at elif.hendrickson@donovanhousehotel.com if there is anything else we can do to make your stays more enjoyable. Happy Holidays, Elif More 

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My last stay at the Donovan House was only slightly marred by the fact that they were under construction. Happy to say this all appears to be done and the results are very nice. Hence, back to five stars. I had a queen room on the 14th floor which was lovely. I was traveling alone-- the only advice I have... More 

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Elif H, Assistant General Manager at Donovan House - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear A2Steph, Thank you for sharing your most recent experience with TripAdvisor community! Please keep your fingers crossed as we are almost done with our elevator renovation. Our showers are unique and please know that you can comfortably take a shower without having any concerns even if you share your room with others. We can't wait to have you back... More 

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Address: 1155 14th Street, N.W., Washington DC, DC 20005
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Downtown / Chinatown , Penn Quarter
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Donovan House - A Kimpton Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 193
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Also Known As:
Donovan Hotel a Thompson
Donovan House Washington Dc
Hotel Style:
#15 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#24 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#32 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#44 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#67 Family Hotel in Washington DC

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