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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been waiting for this hotel to post to my Kimpton rewards account since I departed there on July 5th. I have made four phone calls, and spoken to at least one supervisor who assured me it would be resolved by Noon today. The rewards program for the Kimpton Hotel chain is the worst ever- things are not credited... More

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9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Design and style don't make up for blocking and tackling. This property may be hip and trendy -- I wouldn't know. I do know that it falls far short of standard. If it's rates were lower I would have lower expectations but they charge a premium price. My upgraded room was spacious but the furnishings and fixtures were very average.... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My 6 year old daughter and I stayed at Donovan House for a long weekend, and we had a great time! When we walked into the Lobby, we were immediately impressed with the contemporary setting and friendly atmosphere. Unlike many boutique hotels that try so hard to be posh and trendy but end up feeling cold and pretentious, Donovan House... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Part of an amazing new chapter in a reemerging neighborhood with a ton of great features. The restaurant scene in the 14th Street corridor is poppin and there so much great food. Stay here but you hpmay not want to leave your room.

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

LWG22209, Thank you for a great review! Thrilled to read that you had a great stay with us. Please come back to visit us in the future again. Cheers, Elif More

Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Donovan has the modern vibe of The Standard. Everything is clean, minimal and elegant. At first I thought the spiral shower looked a bit "2001" and gimmicky, but the design keeps water from getting everywhere in a really economical space. The attached Asian restaurant is fairly nice and offers a great breakfast. That said, the bed was a little... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a big fan of Kimpton Hotels in general - they always surpass the "major" chains at the same price point, are a little unusual but have all the amenities I expect. Donovan House was no exception. The staff was super helpful and when we arrived after a PAINFULLY early morning flight, they were more than happy to find us... More

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Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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

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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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#23 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC #39 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC #39 Business Hotel in Washington DC #73 Family Hotel in Washington DC
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