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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 #48 of 130 hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013
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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

So me and my girlfriend decided to stay here on our trip to see the Washington Redskins play in Maryland, being that the hotel is about 20 minutes away from FedEx Field we thought it was perfect. As we arrived, being our first trip to Washington we noticed traffic was awful, of course you can't blame the hotel for that,... More

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Abe L, Assistant General Manager at Donovan House - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Cody F, Thanks for your review. Sorry to hear about your arrival experience. That didn't sound positive at all. Our garage is actually valet only, which probably lead to some of the confusion you encountered. Also, I apologize about your In-Room Dining Experience. Typically, we score very high in this area, but I can see how your experience was... More

London
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97 reviews 97 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I would highly recommend this place for anyone wanting to visit the tourist sights in D.C. as it was within walking distance to the National Mall and White House (and great restaurants), the room size was spacious and the staff were great in their attitude. This was my first time in the city and was highly impressed with it. That... More

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Abe L, Assistant General Manager at Donovan House - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hi DorsetgirlLondon, Thanks for your review. What an awesome stay! I appreciate you sharing this with the TripAdvisor community. The staff I think is what makes us special. Cheers, Abe Abe Liao Assistant General Manager More

Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Summary: This is a nice hotel. The staff did a great job to make me feel welcome, the actual inside of the hotel and room were very comfortable, and the hotel had a great location. Location: While some might want to be closer to Dupont circle, I loved the location of the hotel. There are a ton of great bars... More

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Abe L, Assistant General Manager at Donovan House - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hi chi_54, Thanks for your review. Wow, loved the detail. Looks all good, minus the towel bars. I'm working on this as we speak. I also appreciate your sharing your feedback about the individuals who work in the Hotel. They really do care about delivering a great guest experience. Hope you come back soon, Abe Abe Liao Assistant General Manager More

Mountain View, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Besides being kindly greeted and treated to a hospitality wine happy hour, I was most impressed with the efforts that the Director of Housekeeping took to help me recover items which I inadvertently left in the room safe. Being a frequent hotel lodger, I've come to expect the worst when it comes to any kind of service after the stay.... More

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Abe L, Assistant General Manager at Donovan House - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hi travelinJong, Thanks so much for your review of my Hotel. Looks like you encountered the one thing that makes Kimpton awesome. Ridiculously personal experiences. Like the one you shared with Raeshawna, our Director of Housekeeping. She's great at her job and just plain fun to be around. Get's a kick out of helping folks too. Cheers, Abe Abe Liao... More

Boulder, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This hotel is in a wonderful location in the city. It has great style and the customer service is exceptional. The restaurant food was pretty good, wine great. I will definitely stay here again whenever I'm in DC again.

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Abe L, Assistant General Manager at Donovan House - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Lisa W, Thanks for your review of our Hotel. Our location is awesome. I love that you're able to walk right up 14th Street and be in the company of some the hottest new restaurants and bars in DC. Pretty awesome. Stay soon, Abe Abe Liao Assistant General Manager More

Buenos Aires- Argentina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I stayed 5 days at the Donovan house, DC for a series of meetings. My room was on the 7th floor, overlooking 14th street (no noise at all, great soundproof, wonderful sleeping quality). The hotel is conveniently located and walking distance to Capitol Hill and the White House area as well as to most DC attractions and shopping.It is across... More

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Abe L, Assistant General Manager at Donovan House - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hi werty09, Thanks for your review. I appreciate you describing the sleep experience at our Hotel. I mean really, at the end of the day you want to be able to lay your head down and get some good shut-eye. I'll also look into some of the other points you mentioned. We're totally addressing proper room lighting with our renovation... More

Montreal
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93 reviews 93 reviews
19 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The hotel is quite conveniently located, within walking distance of the White House and many of the interesting sights in DC. The hotel is reasonably clean and comfortable. However, the hotel needs to be a little clearer and up-front with guests regarding the conditions associated with the 'free complimentary services': The hotel advertises "free wine offered every day from 5-6"... More

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Abe L, Assistant General Manager at Donovan House - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hello again pcolag, Thank you for resubmitting your review. My goal is not to start an argument with any customer, but I have to be honest again regarding your review and object to some it's comments. Looking at my other responses, we always accept responsibility for stays that are not up to par. It's clearly stated on our Hotel website... More

san diego
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We had a nice one night stay in late August. The room was unusual because of how the shower wall was translucent , curved and part of the bedroom. The staff was very helpful when our room was not immediately available and in resolving a rate issue. After staying else where two weeks later, I would definitely return again to... More

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Abe L, Assistant General Manager at Donovan House - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hi croacker2, Thanks for your review. Sounds like a good stay. You hit it on the head, not your "cookie cutter" Hotel experience. Appreciate you sharing, Abe Abe Liao Assistant General Manager More

Denver, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

This hotel has a fun concept – a 1960s, James Bond-era style – but it comes with a few kinks. On the plus side, the location is convenient to restaurants on 14th Street and if you don’t mind walking, you can walk to Metro Center and the mall/museums. The staff is friendly and helpful, the wine hour is great, nice... More

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Abe L, Assistant General Manager at Donovan House - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hi nwilkins, Thanks for your review of our Hotel. Seemed like a mixed bad on this stay. I appreciate the good with the bad and will put some work into addressing the issues you mentioned. Unfortunately, the design of the shower will remain even after our rooms renovation. Many people enjoy the design and find it iconic in a way,... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Fantastic hotel in a great location and for a great price. From arrival to departure the staff were professional and courteous and couldn't do enough for us. Room was bright and airy, clean and comfortable, The rooftop pool and bar area are spectacular. Didn't use the restaurant so can't comment but will definitely be back!

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Abe L, Assistant General Manager at Donovan House - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hi mrssnips66, Thanks for your review. Seems like had just a great stay with us. I know, very sad the pool is closed for the season now. We'll be opening back up around Memorial Day, 2014. Also, you have to try Zentan! We've got a great new menu about to roll out for fall. Cheers, Abe Abe Liao Assistant General... 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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#13 Green Hotel in Washington DC #22 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC #40 Business Hotel in Washington DC #41 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC #69 Family Hotel in Washington DC
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