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Donovan House - A Kimpton Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1155 14th Street, N.W., Washington DC, DC 20005 (Downtown / Chinatown)
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Ranked #51 of 130 hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lobby is small and very modern. Had a nice smell piped into it by a machine which was nice. The man who checked me in wasn't very friendly. No smiles, no friendly welcome, etc. And he got a little testy when I asked about being a Kimpton Rewards member (apparently if you book through a third party you don't get... More

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Omaha
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at this hotel for a long weekend trip which was myself and my 5 year old. My first issue was before I booked I emailed the hotel and asked about the area and hotel since I would be traveling with a small child alone. I wanted to know if it was a good area and close to the... More

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Aliso Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was in DC, with 3 other travelers on a business trip. We all loved the rooms with the 60 inch TV and walk in showers. A nicely decorated, modern, boutique hotel The breakfast was a nice surprise. It had ample food and choices for a continental breakfast. It was located walking distance from many of the memorials, museums, and great... More

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

Kathy5552014, Thank you for a great review! You are absolutely right about having an alternative beverage besides wine during our wine hours. We just started to serve our summer coctail called " Cool Down " during our wine hours and I am so sorry that you just missed it. Hopefully you will taste it during your next visit!!! Thank you... More

University Heights, Ohio, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed a wonderful stay at the Donovan House during the 4th of July holiday. Everything was handled flawlessly. All staff members were excellent. My room was a good size with a great view of Thomas circle. The bathroom was also spacious with a large tub and large circular modern shower. Although the pool was small with limited hours the... More

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

Nicole J, Thank you for a great review! You selected one of the best state and hotel to celebrate the 4th of July weekend. It is a true joy to read about your experience, We are looking forward to having you back with us. Cheers, Elif More

Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 3 nights on my birthday from 27th to 30th June with my special one. Donovan house is boutique type establishment with an emphasis on a modern/ futuristic type theme and decor around the corner of 14th St. NW and M St. NW in Washington DC. The modern theme is by no way overwhelming and surprisingly nice even... More

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

UXtraveller, Happy Belated Birthday! Thank you for choosing the Donovan House Hotel to celebrate your special occasion; we are thrilled to read that you had a great experience. I wish you did not experience any inconvenience to make it a perfect stay, but please accept my apologies for the inconvenience you experienced with bedding and timeliness of the service .... More

White Plains, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here recently for one night during the 4th of July Weekend. The hotel was a bit smaller than I had imagined. I had stayed at the Washington Plaza Hotel right across the street the night prior simply because of availability, so I naturally compared the two. I think that the service at the hotel was great from the... More

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

stimsoneer, Thank you for choosing our hotel for the special 4th of July weekend. I am very happy to read that you had a pleasent stay with us. Hope you had enough time to enjoy the wonderful activities in the city as well. Please come back and join us during your future visits to DC. Cheers, Elif More

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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed at Kimpton Hotels before and have always found the service to be great. The Donovan House is no exception. The guy at the front desk, tall blond guy, was super friendly and helpful in finding me a place to grab lunch, as well as check in a little bit early. The room was clean, it's all very modern.... More

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

NYCtraveler33Nyc, Thank you for a great review! It is so wonderful to read that you had a true Kimpton experience with us. It sounds like you were assisted by our Assistant Front Office Manager - Jonothan F.- during your check in process who is a great value to our team. I am also impressed to read about your great service... More

Hamilton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly, the location - this was pretty good. Possibly a few blocks further away from some of the main tourist attractions but not too bad. The Metro was a couple of blocks away although make sure you come of of the right exit to get the quickest walk home at night. The hotel itself looked nice but some good points... More

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

Dear Joven19, Thank you for your review! I am very sad to read that we were not able to meet your expectations. If you will decide to give us another chance, please reach out to me at elif.hendrickson@donovanhousehotel.com. Hope to have you back with us in the future... Cheers, Elif More

DC Area
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some great things about hotel: All staff very nice. No problem with getting printed bill. Great location. Walk one mile and you are at the National Mall. Very quiet at night to sleep, even with busy roads. Shower was fun - and room was different and modern. We reserved the hotel for the night of July 4th quite awhile ago,... More

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

Dear travelingwithboys, Thank you for choosing the Donovan House to celebrate the 4th of July Weekend. I do appreciate that you shared your comments in details as it allows us to improve our products and services. I am very disappointed to read that there were non-hotel guests at the pool area as it is restricted for hotel guest use only... More

Scotland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing suite for husbands 50th Birthday! high floor with great views. Best suite we stayed in for a while with separate lounge, bedroom, large bathroom and another WC! It was like a mini apartment. Clean, well stocked, and gifts galore from front desk - sweets, chocolates, wine and free breakfasts thrown in when our room wasnt ready for check in!... More

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

SuperScotsGal, Thank you for choosing the Donovan House to celebrate your husband's birthday. I am truly thrilled to read that you had a memorable stay with us. It sounds like you stayed at our Donovan House Suite which is our best and largest room. Please come back and stay with us again, Cheers, Elif 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*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#22 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC #38 Business Hotel in Washington DC #43 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC #70 Family Hotel in Washington DC
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