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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 #51 of 130 hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Atlanta, Georgia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
46 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was really looking forward to staying at the Donovan House. And it is an interesting hotel (particularly the nautilus-inspired showers, though they are more a fun idea than a useful shower), but after the customer service experience I had there I'm definitely not coming back. First and foremost, I just got done with my FIFTH attempt to get a... More

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

Dear BlueBear92, Thank you for your review. I am so sorry to read about your experience. I would like to personally apologize for the inconveniences, so if you could kindly reach me at elif.hendrickson@donovanhousehotel.com, I would truly appreciate it. Looking forward to hearing back from you. Elif More

Beachwood, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was great - excellent location, great breakfast. The staff was helpful and the room was quite nice and very clean. The people that staffed the front desk were very helpful to our group. We enjoyed the happy hour in the hotel lobby because it was a good way to connect with others from our bus trip.

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

Jo d, Thank you for your review! I am very happy to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us. Our wine hours are absolutely the BEST and great way to connect. We hope to see you during your future visits to DC. Cheers, Elif More

Derbyshire, England
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in this hotel on a business trip in May. We stayed for three nights. Lovely bedroom, very spacious, clean and comfortable. Nice roof top pool area with a bar. Great in the evening sunshine. Very well located - short walk to lively bars/ restaurants and also to the touristy things like The White House and the museums etc.

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

Moonzo, Thank you for an excellent review. I am very happy to read that you had a great stay with us. We look forward to having you back to Donovan House. Cheers, Elif More

Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I recently stayed at a Kimpton Hotel in Washington DC...Donovan House. We've stayed at Kimpton hotels several times in various cities and have always found them to be excellent. The Donovan House met the standard....but one employee stood out. From meeting us at the front door and quickly taking care of our car.....to then being at the... More

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

Bobbing2, Thank you for your review! Wow!! What a great recognition for John D. He is awesome and we are very lucky to have him as part of our team. I will personally thank him for his outstanding performance. We are looking forward to having you back with us. Cheers, Elif More

East Rutherford, New Jersey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff was friendly, the atmosphere was trendy elegant, and the beds and linens where comfortable. The hotel was conveniently located within walking distance of everything and even if you don't feel like walking no cab ride cost me more then $8.00. The mini bar had a large variety of selection. The pool is ok but a little small. Overnight... More

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

Dear coreym207, Thank you for your review and detailed comments about your experience. As you mentioned, our hotel is located in the center of so many great attractions and also newly renovated with great products. On the other hand, I am so sorry the read about the inconveniences you experienced and please accept my sincere apologies. I hope it will... More

Disputanta, Virginia, USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff at Donovan House are absolutely top notch! Brittany at the front desk was a particular stand out during our most recent visit. Her infectious smile and "Let me know if there is ANYTHING I can help you with" attitude combined to turn a mixed business/personal trip into a delightful getaway for me and my wife. Make sure you... More

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

Sailor6651, Thank you for a great review! What a great recognition for Brittany. She is absolutely outstanding and great asset to our team. I will personally thank her for exceeding your expectations. Please come back and visit us again in the future. Cheers, Elif More

Philadelphia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my 4 year old daughter here for a Saturday Night Stay this past weekend. The hotel is modern and stylish as you would expect from a Kimpton hotel. I received a very good rate from a blind booking site, and felt it was good value. The highlight was the excellent front desk, the Woman who checked us in... More

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

joeyelbows, Thank you for your review! Super excited to read about the little surprise for your daughter. Please accept my apologies for the trouble you experienced in your room. I will share your comments with my team so we could continue to improve our products and services. And I hope that it will not stop you from coming back to... More

Columbia, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed here a few times while visiting DC for the weekend. It's very modern, comfortable, nicely decorated and clean. Great location. We love that they have a happy hour with wine! Great perk. We always enjoy our stay here.

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

lisaoterpsrx, Thank you for choosing our hotel as your preferred location to stay during your visits to Washington, D.C. area. We truly appreciate the great review and looking forward to having you back with us in the future. Cheers, Elif More

New York City, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Think the best thing about the Donovan House is the caliber and attentiveness of its staff -- they are friendly, helpful and quick to correct anything that is not right. I had a small issue with my room upon checking in, and within minutes, they brought a key to a new room up to me. The place doesn't try too... More

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

Dear amanwarren, Thank you for your review! I am so happy to read about the great service you received during your stay. On the other hand, I am very sorry to read that you did not feel comfortbale in our rooms. We have several different room types so hope to see you give us another chance and try a different... More

Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just stayed here for 5 days & was doing the tourist thing. Not a bad position for that - as it is a bit up from where the museums are, but it is close to the good eating area. I was considering staying here so joined their loyalty club just in case & they then sent me an email... More

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

WalterBW, Greetings from Washington, D.C. Thank you for sharing your feedback in details as it allows us to improve our services. Also, please accept my sincere apologies for all the inconveniences you experienced during your stay. This was certainly not the Kimpton experience you expected from us. Please reach out to me at elif.hendrickson@donovanhousehotel.com if you ever decide to come... More

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Donovan House - A Kimpton Hotel 4*
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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
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#22 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC #38 Business Hotel in Washington DC #43 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC #70 Family Hotel in Washington DC
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