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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
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I asked for a quiet room and they delivered. Even though the hotel is in the middle of DC, I had a quiet room. I did not hear traffic noise or other guests. The hotel is clean and comfortable. I even left some clothes behind and they shipped them to me. I would recommend this hotel and would stay there... More 

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Ross on Wye, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a small hotel with fab staff. It is clean (essential), and the location is great for walking down to the Mall which is important if you are only here for a short time, which we were. The wine hour each day is really nice, a relaxing and chilled out way to start your evening and rest your feet... More 

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

Dear Canineheaven, Greetings from Washington, D.C. and thank you for an amazing review! As you mentioned, our hotel is located in the heart of Washington, D.C and close to many great attractions and restaurants including White House and Monument. It is a perfect location for not only business travelers but also for pleasure travelers. I am very happy to read... More 

Issaquah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my third time staying at the Donovan and I absolutely love it!! It has a very sheek, contemporary feel but is also very warm and comfortable. The staff has always been very friendly and Samson in particular has always gone above and beyond to provide excellent customer service!

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

Dear Maria D., Thank you for a wonderful review! We truly appreciate your loyalty to The Donovan. I am very proud to work with a team who never hesitates to go above and beyond to provide an exceptional service and Samson is no different. He is playing a huge role on our success and we are so fortunate to have... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My sister is staying at the Donovan while she is in DC for a very special event, for which she has worked for two years to make happen. I am in Los Angeles & wanted to send something special to her room to congratulate her & let her know her family was so proud & thinking of her. I called... More 

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

Dear Alice K., Thank you for a special and amazing review!! I would like to also congratulate your sister's success and glad to read that Shanella did an amazing job with taking care of the card and amenities. I am so proud to work with a team who loves going above and beyond to create memorable experiences. I can't wait... More 

Oss, The Netherlands
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50 reviews 50 reviews
43 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in The Donovan during our visit to DC and really like it. The hotel has a good vibe, a cool designer look and friendly staff. Hotel: The hotel is at 14th street and is bigger than you would expect from the outside. Everything looks well maintained and the style is really nice. Gives that little bit extra holiday... More 

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

Dear icerider 82, Thank you for a great review! I truly enjoyed reading your review and can not thank you enough for taking the time to share your experience in details! Our guest rooms are newly renovated for a better and more modern design to provide you with a unique and chic ambiance. I love that you were able to... More 

Denver, Colorado
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95 reviews 95 reviews
35 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Donovan House is an excellent ambassador for the Kimpton line - it is clean, has friendly staff, a contemporary vibe with a restaurant that is the complete opposite of a "hotel restaurant," and all the Kimpton perks (free wine hour, etc.) Moreover, Donovan offers competitive rates for the business traveler looking to spend around the $250-$300 per night level.

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

Dear caitlin 108, Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful experience with TripAdvisor community. We truly appreciate your loyalty to Kimpton brand and glad to know that you truly enjoyed our ambiance. We are very fortunate to be located in the heart of Washington, D.C. and strive to provide the most competitive rates to our valuable guests as you... More 

New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were the for the weekend to run the DC Half Marathon and wanted a clean, quiet hotel that was close to the center of the city. We got that and more. Everything was really nice and they even had refreshments for the runners as we left the hotel for the race. I would definitely go back the next time... More 

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

Dear MrMikeD182, Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful experience with TripAdvisor community! I can't thank you enough for choosing The Donovan during your weekend trip to Washington, D.C. We love our marathon runners and strive to make every effort to make their stay more comfortable prior and after the race. Congratulations on your achievement during the Rock &... More 

Atlanta
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Donovan for a business meeting and was very impressed by my experience. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. My room was quite spacious with a very modern bathroom. The conch shaped shower was very fun. Although I can still hear some city noises on the 14th floor, it was not enough to bother me.

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

Dear JackFromDecatur, Thank you an excellent review! I am so thrilled to read that your stay was to your expectations and truly enjoyed our rooms and service experience. I can only imagine how busy your schedule was during your business trip; please come back and enjoy our hotel during the summer time as well. As you know, our hotel is... More 

Cape Cod
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Found the decor ,albeit current, very dark and rather unappealing. Rooms are clean and spacious. The lighting is not pleasant it is rather fluorescent. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I have stayed in DC several times perhaps boutique hotels are not for me.

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

Dear getaway7-2008, Thank you for your review! Though you had a very good experience with our staff, I am very dissapointed to read that our hotel did not meet your expectations. If you every decide to give us another chance, please know that I will be here and happy to assist. I could be reached at elif.hendrickson@kimptonhotels.com. Cheers, Elif More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for one night before a marathon and I am so glad I picked this hotel over all of the other hotels in the area. The staff from the valet to the front desk to housekeeping go above and beyond to make your stay as pleasant as possible. The room was quiet, comfortable, and clean. The view was... More 

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

Dear Toby D., Thank you for an excellent review! " Perfect stay" is exactly what we would like to hear from our valuable guests as you are. Thank you very much for choosing The Donovan during Rock&Roll Marathon. We love our marathon runners and strive to make every effort to get them ready for the race. I would like to... More 

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