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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The room was clean and well designed, the shower especially (although the intensity of the water was poor, difficult to rinse your hair). No sounds noticeable from surrounding areas. The rooftop terrace was great with tasty finger food. However, the gym was too small.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is beautiful, modern, and sophisticated. We were welcomed and taken care of by friendly and competent staff. We loved the rooftop pool in the daytime and drinks in the evening. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and very stylish.

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 6 notes with family.l. Pool is open 9 to 5 only. Pool hours not meant for kids. So it was a complete loss for us. Monaco is a much better choice for families with kids. Would not stay again

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

Diane D, I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay and would like nothing more than for you to experience the level of service I know our team is capable of. I certainly understand your frustration with the pool hours but must contest the fact that we are not kid friendly. We welcome all guests and are a prime... More 

Troy, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pros: very clean and modern hotel. We loved the spiral shower and flat screen TVs. Huge dining area and small refrigerator. Nice exercise room and great view from the roof. The location was great...close to the monuments and museums. The staff were friendly and helpful. Cons: expensive parking $50+ per day. The rooftop pool closes at 5:00pm and the roof... More 

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

Srobinson28, Thanks for joining us this month! Always nice to host families here as they explore the city. It is great to hear that our location worked well for your needs and the staff assisted when needed. I apologize the view of the room was not what you expected. We do have several other suite types that have a city... More 

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

I used to travel to DC at least twice a year and Zentan restaurant with its fantastic lamb and vibrant atmosphere was my absolute favorite place in DC for years! What have you done to Zentan?! We walked in and immediately out. It felt like cemetery. THE HOTEL IS NICE. Front desk was truly friendly and helpful. Thank you guys... More 

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

Ann O, Thank you for staying with us during your time in DC. Your feedback and concerns will certainly be reviewed in every detail. I can address a few items now though. Newspaper delivery was eliminated as a green practice except upon request which was a mistake we will certainly fix. We have Keurig machines available at no cost upon... More 

Fairport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel staff was friendly and professional. Enjoyed the afternoon wine happy hour! The roof top bar gave a beautiful view of the city. My room was comfortable and enjoyed my stay! Great location to nearby shopping and restaurants within walking distance.

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

Diane P, Thanks for the wonderful review! There are definitely some awesome views from the roof which are unique to DC. Hopefully you weren't here during the mini-heat wave we had. You should come back and join us again soon. You never know what new restaurant will pop up on 14th St. Regards, Peter More 

Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There was nothing specifcally bad about this hotel, however every single time I got in the elevator there was maintenance or housekeeping or room service in the elevator as well. Also the pool hours were a bit restrictive. Front desk and valet were all very professional and friendly. 3 stars.

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

530lizw, I apologize for not meeting the expectations you have come to be familiar with at other Kimpton hotels. While it is great to see you had positive staff encounters, we strive to meet or exceed every goal possible. As someone who has worked with Kimpton for several years, I encourage you to reach out to me directly to discuss... More 

San Marcos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice hotel. The lobby is a bit cramped but still fun atmosphere. Check in was breeze and the staff was very nice and accommodating. Our room was at the end of the hall and great location. It was very clean and nicely decorated with a contemporary feel. Lighting in the bathroom was not good at all. It was difficult to... More 

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

Laura M, Thanks for the candid feedback. It was awesome to hear that your staff interactions were positive and you had a chance to enjoy the rooftop! We are actually working on a project to replace all of the lights in the bathroom which will have a tremendous effect on the lighting. We were able to identify the issue through... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Donovan was expensive, but we had a very nice stay. We where only there for one night. I thought the cost of parking was overpriced. They do have a complimentary shuttle that will take you and drop you off near the monuments, but it's first come first serve, and I'm pretty sure that it doesn't pick you up. They... More 

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

Cb73283, Sounds like you had a quick trip in and out of DC. Thanks for spending the night at our hotel! Hopefully next time you can enjoy more of the city and our amenities. Regards, Peter More 

Esbjerg, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had originally booked a different Washington hotel i Georgetown, but made a change to this one because it had a pool and was a little closer to things we wanted to see. This is definitely a nice hotel and our room was fine. However, there were a few drawbacks that we had not expected. First, the rooftop pool closes... More 

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

Mikael1973, Thank you for the review. There are several hotel options in DC and we know how fortunate we are for you to have chosen us over the other Georgetown property you were considering. It is great you were able to enjoy our location, wine hour, and the pool! I apologize that the pool hours were not more conducive to... More 

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