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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
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New York, New York, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here to celebrate a special occasion. Everything was excellent, I called in to surprise my companion with some extra's. They comped us some extra's to celebrate as we arrived which made our stay just extra special. The parking at the hotel is expensive but convenient. Roomservice was excellent. We enjoyed restaurant quality food with lots of flavor. It... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am a huge fan of Kimpton hotels and this one is no different. The location is great, close to metro, walking distance to great restaurants, etc. The rooms are unique, views are great and in the summer, they roof is the place to be. It is great for a personal vacation and for business! What makes me keep coming... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Service was really great and fast. I also really enjoyed the restaurant. The lighting in the bathroom was not good which made it hard to get ready as it was the only source of light and mirror. Loved the big flat screen tv and the bed was comfortable. I did not love having to call down to the front desk... More 

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Westville, New Jersey
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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed this past weekend for my birthday. I stay mainly at Kimptons and I like to try different ones when visiting any city that has them. Let state I am a fair person who Reviews are based on the actual experience, not if an external factor cause a bad mood nor am i out to down... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great two nights at this hotel. When we arrived we were greeted by Kareem and he was a great help, even seeing us up to our room. The entire staff was very friendly and helpful. I don't think I ever touched the front door. The hotel itself was very clean and I felt like we were the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed this week for a birthday getaway. Firstly I will say the staff and hotel are amazing. It's close to everything including the airport. The room I chose was the king studio and it is exactly as pictured in person. The staff was amazing and they even sent me an adorable birthday card and bottle of wine. The room... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had a great 4 night stay at the Donovan House last week. Happy hour, pleasant staff, hip little place, comfy bed, nice linens, bet the roof top bar is a plus in the Summer. What really set it apart, I left a new book I'd just begun on the bed when I checked out. I called, although they didn't have... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the Donovan House. It's a Kimpton hotel, so it has all of the amenities that come with that (including free coffee and tea in the a.m. and a hosted happy hour in the p.m.). It's in a central location, near Logan Circle's excellent restaurants and bars and not far from lots of other neighborhoods where you might want... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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272 reviews 272 reviews
37 hotel reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As is often the case with Kimpton hotels it's more about the aesthetic than it is about comfort. The room was large, but much was taken up by a spiral shower stall jutting out into the room. This was a lovely feature, but it meant that my son could not have a proper rollaway bed. So he made do with... More 

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Reston, VA
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111 reviews 111 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From booking our room through the final goodbyes with the valet, we experienced nothing but the most professional service. Love the lobby area and free wine happy hour every night. The place is a bit modern for my taste, but it is very nicely decorated and well-kept. I do wish I could retrieve my own ice, but no matter the... More 

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

Dear t8temd, Thank you for sharing your wonderful review with rest of the TripAdvisor community! It is so great to read that everything from pre-arrival phase to departure was a true Kimpton experience for you. I would like to also thank you for a special recognition for Brittany and Skip. I have shared your review with both of them who... 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
#23 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#35 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#43 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#70 Family Hotel in Washington DC

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