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The Donovan - A Kimpton Hotel

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1155 14th Street, N.W., Washington DC, DC 20005
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hotel is a little way out from the Smithsonian etc but a taxi was always available and we got across town for around $10. Hotel offers complementary morning coffee, which we enjoyed at the rooftop pool (where picture was taken) and wine/nibbles for an hour each evening. Both a nice touch. Great shower and reasonable amount of space for 4... More 

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South Hadley, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed for two nights Aug 24 and 25. Check in was fine although it took awhile to get housekeeping to switch out the feather pillows. It helped that it was the hour that the hotel was serving complimentary wine. The room was very large with a nice view. Shower and room was very clean and loved the soap, shampoo and... More 

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Dragan A, Assistant General Manager at The Donovan - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kate9340, I’m glad that you joined us for wine hour and I apologize that it took a bit of time for the pillow delivery. Our Housekeeping team is amazing and I’m glad that your room was perfectly clean. We have lock system is the elevators to provide extra security for our hotel guest and I will test the key... More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had such a wonderful time and I am planning on making a trip back here in the near future. Love the lobby area very unique and l love how everything you need is in walking distance.. The room was spectacular and the roof top bar/pool area was awesome.. Love this place.

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Dragan A, Assistant General Manager at The Donovan - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about our Hotel LaTonja13, We are super happy that you had an amazing stay, and I must agree with you our lobby is unique especial during wine hour. I hope you joined us for that. We were very lucky with the weather as well so the pool was a big plus. Drive from Chesapeake... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel was exceptional, from the location, the room, the amenities, the roof top bar and view, but most of all the hotel staff went above and beyond in making us feel important and welcome. Whether you are on business or personal travel, this hotel will suit your needs.

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Peter D, Front Office Manager at The Donovan - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Mimi C, I cannot express enough how grateful we are for the kind words. This is excellent to see how well you connected with the staff as nothing is more important to us than creating exceptional stays day in and day out. I look forward to hosting you and your family again soon. Regards, Peter More 

Royal Oak, Michigan
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am generally a fan of Kimpton hotels, but this is the most disappointing Kimpton hotel I have ever stayed at. First of all, the common areas very small and cramped. Seating is hard to come by during the wine hour. The elevators are tiny and slow, and there was an obnoxious odor in the hallway every day of my... More 

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Peter D, Front Office Manager at The Donovan - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Steve_in_Mich, Thank you for your review. Our Assistant General Manager, Dragan Andrejic, will be emailing your personal email to discuss your stay. I hope you have a chance to come back and see what our team is capable of. Regards, Peter More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at The Donovan for our wedding night, and it was absolutely perfect! After checking all the top DC hotels (Four Seasons, W, etc), I booked a suite here because it seemed like a much better value for the quality of room, and we weren't disappointed. The suites are spacious and beautiful. When we checked in, we were surprised... More 

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Peter D, Front Office Manager at The Donovan - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Clare P, Congratulations on the wedding! We are thrilled you chose to stay with us on such a special day for you. I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards, Peter More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a frequent Kimpton "stayer" and this is, by far, one of my favorite places to stay. Rooms are great, location is great, and staff is excellent. The rooftop bar also has great energy - not too mellow, not too obnoxious.

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Peter D, Front Office Manager at The Donovan - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Kyle H, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Nothing is a better testament to a hotel than having repeat guests. I know the staff looks forward to your arrival when they see the reservation and will continue to make sure the service levels stay top-notch! I look forward to your next visit. Regards, Peter More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly enjoyed my stay, I would highly recommend. Was in town just for a visit. I asked about the rooms with bathtubs and got a complementary upgrade. The staff was chipper and helpful. The rooftop pool is worth the stay alone. Had a great view from my room, and the free wine hour is a great way to unwind.

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Peter D, Front Office Manager at The Donovan - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Karissa J, I am glad we were able to accommodate your requests! The staff works hard to make everyone's stay special and the Thomas Circle views and rooftop bar definitely goes a long way. The Kimpton wine hour is always a good time for us to get to know our guests and for other guests to meet. See you soon!... More 

South Lake Tahoe, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this hotel! Small and personal but rooftop bar and pool was great! The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Matched my price on hotelstonight.com. Would definitely stay here again! 24 hr CVS across the street.

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Peter D, Front Office Manager at The Donovan - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Blondie76092, What an awesome review! I will make sure your comments are shared with our staff. We are definitely fortunate to have such great views of Thomas Circle and the CVS always comes in handy at the exact moment you need. Don't be a stranger! Regards, Peter More 

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice rooms, very clean, friendly staff, rooftop pool and room upgrade! We were very happy at the Donovan and we will definitely be back! This was our first family trip to DC, and pleasing 2 teenagers isn't easy. The teenagers were happy, and so were their parents :)

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Peter D, Front Office Manager at The Donovan - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

NYCDeniseR, Thank you for the review! We know how stressful traveling with the family can be so it is great to hear we were able to do our part in making this trip a success. Looking forward to hosting you on your next vacation! Regards, Peter More 

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