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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013
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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
79 helpful votes 79 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

Southfield, Michigan
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254 reviews 254 reviews
44 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Our stay at the Donovan House in Washington DC was absolutely enjoyable. I loved the multicultural multiethnic influences reflected in the appetizers, the restaurant menu and the friendly, highly professional staff. When entering the lobby, check out the James Bond action film clips being projected on the upper wall. Hotel staff sported imaginative code names on their work badges. When... More

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

Hi VaporK8, Thanks for your review. What a great time! Other than hitting the Spy Museum, you really lived it up, Secret Agent style. When's your next assignment in DC, or........is it for your eyes only? Confidentially Yours, Abe Abe Liao Assistant General Manager More

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

I can't emphasize enough how amazing the Donovan House staff were when I stayed there over the Labor Day weekend. Joon went out of his way to make us feel really well looked after – with amazing touches like drinks vouchers for the pool bar on the day we were spending the afternoon up there and a gorgeous bottle of... More

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

Hi Khughes79, Thanks so much for your review. Sounds like an AMAZING time. Speaking of amazing, Joon is the man! Appreciate you sharing the experience. Cheers, Abe Abe Liao Assistant General Manager More

BRIGHTON ENGLAND
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106 reviews 106 reviews
40 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I was really looking forward to staying at this Kimpton, my third in a two week East Coast tour. Despite being an in-touch member no little extras were offered at this hotel. Granted these are not to be expected but the guys on the front desk were not even that pleasant. We had opted for the upgrade that had been... More

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

Hi TRAVELCHICK48, Thanks so much for your review. Yikes, I am so sorry about your experience. We typically receive such positive feedback about our staff being genuine, easy going and very warm. This was not your experience and I feel terrible. Could you possibly contact me at Abe.liao@donovanhousehotel.com and share some more specifics? I would really appreciate it. Look forward... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
47 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

So Donovan House is the Kimpton's Spy Hotel in DC. It means that the decor looks like 1960's era Bond-chic, also I had an envelope addressed to Agent Campbell, which I thought was a nice touch. The lobby is dark and of decent size. Check-in was easy. I had booked a suite for a staycation as there was a great... More

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

Hi GCC14173, Thanks for your review. Looks like we've got a Kimpton Fan on our hands. We appreciate your loyalty and your feedback. You're right, it's time to freshen things up around here and we are. Starting at the end of this year, we'll be renovating our guest rooms. This should hopefully fix many of the errors you speak of.... More

Toronto
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73 reviews 73 reviews
18 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

The room , the employees, the extra touch are all outstanding feature in this hotel. However this " modern style hotel" is more industrial modern hotel.you have to create a worm feeling, a soul to make it a great place.i will bring some examples. The wine tasting is nice event and suppose to create a friendly atmosphere , however, no... More

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

Hi MidnightinParis8, Thanks for your review. Overall, it seems like you had a good stay with us. I did really appreciate all your suggestions. To sum it up, almost like points of thoughtfulness and genuine care. I'll be sure to share this review with my team. We stress just this kind of thing, but would be lying if I said... 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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#23 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC #38 Business Hotel in Washington DC #44 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC #73 Family Hotel in Washington DC
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