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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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  • 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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Cork, Ireland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We recently stayed at The Donovan during a short visit to Washington DC. We found everything to be most satisfactory; convenient location, pleasant atmosphere, friendly staff, very nice bright room. We treated ourselves to room service on a few occasions and it was top class. After a day's walking it was great to return to a welcoming (complimentary) glass of... More 

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South Jordan, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved my room. It had a unique, modern floorplan that I liked. The location and service were great as well. I also liked the noon check out time. The only thing that could have been better was the elevator service. At times, you would have to wait 10 minutes to get an elevator.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In this hotel they never clean your room...only if you ask for it. I left my room at 10 am everyday and returned at 2 pm just to find my room hadn't been cleaned. When I told this to the re front desk clerk leek she was completely defensive telling me I had to wait for the housekeepers to have... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed here last week as the prices were reasonable. My first impression was that the rooftop bar was great, especially as the weather was so hot. It all went downhill from there! When we entered our room it appeared like the shower had not been cleaned. You could see soap on the floor and hair! I called reception and... More 

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Washington, DC
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My lovely young wife and I took a one-night, in-town getaway. In the online registration form I noted it was our anniversary, and they could not have been more thoughtful, including a bottle of champagne and a card in our room (the champagne was special, please don't be disappointed if you note on the form you're celebrating something and you... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed three nights earlier this month for work. Well located, and easy to grab a taxi at the front. Room was large and well furnished - and best of all, very quiet. If you join the Karma program, WiFi is free (and of good quality). Free morning coffee in the lobby is a nice touch, while the rooftop bar area... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the first time I have had the front desk give me a trip advisor card on checkin. Carlos was amazing help me find a room with a view (there aren't really any). He was the first of many amazing staff people who weren't phony smiley but genuine including the guy who said the best place to eat "where... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed at two Kimptons in DC; the other was the Rouge, where I had a room the size of Montana. The Donovan room was more . . . intimate, shall we say, but didn't feel cramped. The only reason I wouldn't go back right away? I've had so much fun at Kimptons I want to try the other ones... More 

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

Dear James L, Thank you for sharing your experience with TripAdvisor community! I am thrilled to read that only the reason that you will not be back soon is to explore more Kimpton properties. Isn' it fun? I love doing the same thing as each of our property has a different story tell. I wish you a lot of fun... More 

lexington ky
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94 reviews 94 reviews
17 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was only staying one night and the hotel I normally stay at was booked so I thought I would give the Donovan a try based on good reviews. Hotel is very contemporary. Walking in the room reminded me of European hotels. Bathroom did not have a tub only shower stall. There was mold in the chalk and grout. Otherwise... More 

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

Dear Amy T., Thank you for sharing your experience with TripAdvisor community. I truly appreciate you giving us an opportunity during your most recent visit to Washington, D.C. I am truly sorry to read about your concern with a mold in the shower and I am very surprised by that. Our engineering team has a great process in place to... More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at The Donovan while visiting family in DC this week. What a delightful place: perfectly located, excellent staff, fabulously decorated, very clean. We will certainly be back and you can be sure you'll be in good hands there if you choose it. My DC family was a bit concerned that it may be noisy because it is located right... More 

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

Dear Noah S., Thank you for choosing The Donovan during your family visit to Washington, D.C. We were very happy to have you with us. Great recommedation on Zentan & Lincoln Restaurant. Hope you will come back again soon to explore many more great attractions near us. We look forward to having you backw with us soon! Cheers, Elif More 

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