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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 #41 of 130 hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Portsmouth, Virginia
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I just returned from a 2-night stay and I was very disappointed. I usually stay at Kimptons when I can because they're unique and friendly, but this left a bad taste in my mouth for the whole chain. Upon check in I was told that we had received our requested upgrade for a Premier Suite, at an additional cost of... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here with a bunch of friends for a bachelor party and had a great time. The hotel is brand new with renovated rooms that were designed thoughtfully. The hotel made every effort to make our stay enjoyable and even brought champagne for the groom. Great view from the King Premier corner room. Cool teacup tub in the room as... More

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NYC
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82 reviews 82 reviews
57 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have stayed at this property many times in the past, both when it was previously part of Thompson Hotels and now as part of Kimpton Hotels. The Hotel recently refurbished every room, so things like carpets in the rooms and upholstered chairs and beds looked fresh, as did the girrafe and zebra printed terri bathrobes hanging in the closet... More

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed at this hotel for 2 weeks on business and would stay again, for business or pleasure. The hotel is in a great location and the staff is very friendly and helpful, from the doormen to the reception staff to the bar and restaurant staff. I was in a recently refurbished room which was very comfortable with great... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Donovan House Hotel this past weekend in DC. What a great property! Very nicely decorated, great staff, perfect location, and great Kimpton amenities. The hotel is in walking distance to both the Red line (takes you to the shopping district in DC) and the blue line with access to most other lines as well. Close proximity... More

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Chicago
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Based on the pictures from the website, I was very much looking forward to staying at Donovan House. Check-in was efficient and extremely friendly. My room was spotless, smelled fresh and had all of the essentials required by a business traveler. The bed and bedding were extremely comfortable, and the drapery allowed for the room to be completely dark at... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is perfect. Great service, beautiful classy rooms, wine hour, swinging bubble chairs. :) extremely central location. Stay here. Request a room with a view of Thomas circle. Is that 200 words yet?

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LorienHotelManager, General Manager at Donovan House - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the Hotel and the location! Come back soon. . . More

New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

II stayed in this hotel for a weekend. I got a suite and it was very big. The bed is very comfortable. The bathroom was a little weird there is only one plastic wall that separate it from the bedroom so whenever someone put the light on you get awake. The tub was great I took many baths. The bad?... More

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LorienHotelManager, General Manager at Donovan House - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and glad you enjoyed the location. I am sorry about the party in the other room and the odor. Please let us know when you vist DC again! More

Hoover, AL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In DC for a conference at the Convention Center but conference hotel was booked. After exhausting research on where to stay in DC, this hotel kept coming up. I signed up for Kimpton Rewards and received a ridiculously low rate - cheaper than other hotels in the area of much lower quality. I can honestly say that my stay was... More

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LorienHotelManager, General Manager at Donovan House - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review as we are so glad you enjoyed your visit! The next time you are in DC, you know where to find us! More

Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my second time at Dononvan (first time I loved it) and probably my 8th visit to a Kimpton hotel in the past year. This time when I checked in I felt like a second class citizen. I did purchase through a 3rd party vendor, not through the hotel and it was made clear at check in that I... More

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LorienHotelManager, General Manager at Donovan House - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

I apologize the 2nd stay was not as consistent as the first and please know the staff has read this posting and will learn from it. We will definitely work on resolving the issues brought to our attention. More

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Additional Information about Donovan House - A Kimpton Hotel

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
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
#12 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#22 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#42 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#55 Family Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Donovan House - A Kimpton Hotel 4*
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Also Known As:
Donovan Hotel a Thompson
Donovan House Washington Dc

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