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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
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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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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Fantastic location (5 mins walk to white house), room was smart and large. Big bathroom with great shower. Friendly staff, complimentary coffee which was good. We booked through lastminute.com and was expecting a free breakfast buffet but there was no food. Maybe they could consider putting some muffins or bagels with the coffee on the morning. Taxi from Dulles Internation... More 

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

Dear Jameshel, Thank you for a wonderful review! I am so happy to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us. Our last minute deals are great but unfortunately they do not come with breakfast options; however we do have great breakfast packages on our website. Please know that we have a loyalty program called " Karma" which comes... More 

South Bend, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Donovan couldn't be nicer. It's a sleek hotel in an awesome location near Logan/Dupont Circle. The staff are some of the friendliest I've encountered (even among Kimpton hotels, which is saying a lot!), the restaurant is good, the rooftop pool and bar are unbeatable for views of the city, and my room was fabulous. Can't wait to come back!... More 

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

Dear ProfPayne, Thank you for sharing your beautiful experience with TripAdvisor community! Wow!! What a nice room and card you received on your arrival. Thank you for posting the photo of the card on TripAdvisor as it gave me a pleasure to read it not only once but three times. I will personally thank Felicia for an amazing surprise and... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Arrived early in to DC after all night bus journey, got to hotel around 9am. Amazingly we could check in to the room straight away which was fantastic. Totally appreciate that they allowed us an early check-in. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Concierge were great. Such a great hotel chain and their wine happy hour is always... More 

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

Dear tom w, Thank you for a fantastic review! I am so happy to read that you were able to check in as early as 9 am. I also appreciate your nice comment on our staff and lovely wine hour. We are so proud of being part of the best and most loving hotel chain and so looking forward to... More 

York, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We stayed in The Donovan two nights on a quick stop over tour to DC! And everything about the hotel is just perfect! We arrived very late at night because of flight delays, this wasn't at all a problem. The staff were so friendly even at that time of night. Our luggage had been lost by our airline, and they... More 

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

Dear lumutqueen, Greetings from Washington, D.C. and thank you for a wonderful review! I am so sorry to hear about your lost luggage on top of a delayed flight. It is great to come to a hotel and know that you are in good hands, isn't it!! I am very thrilled to read that our team was there to anticipate... More 

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is our favorite place in DC to stay. The room services is great. The rooms are small but so well furnished it makes up for it. Plus its has these sexy showers that cast a shadow of whose showering into the bedroom. It's a nice walk to White House.

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

Hello RichardA., Thank you for choosing The Donovan as your " Favorite Place" to stay in DC to stay. We promise to continuously deliver you with an exceptional service to stay as your favorite place in DC. Looking forward to having you back with us very soon! Cheers, Elif More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Spent three nights this weekend at The Donovan in DC. Decent location about 4 blocks to the metro. Nice lobby, although it could use some refreshing... Not sure if it's the dark colors or the swing chairs that make me feel that way? Anyhow, the staff was fantastic as always (I typically stay in a Kimpton and their staff is... More 

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

Dear MissNLNY, Thank you for sharing your most recent experience with TripAdvisor community. I am thrilled to read that you had a pleasent experience and truly enjoyed our location, amenities and service. You are absolutelly right about our lobby and know that we are working on a possible light renovation to improve the apparance of our lobby. I hope that... More 

Brasilia, DF
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This was my first time at The Donovan. The hotel is modern; the Wi-Fi is complimentary, the rooms are clear and very clean. The view at the top of the hotel is superb! However, what really makes the difference is the hotel personnel always at your disposal to inform about places to eat, to shop and to give you any... More 

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

Dear Mauro77, Thank you for sharing your first experience at The Donovan with TripAdvisor community! I truly appreciate your wonderful comments about our hotel and amenities but most importantly about our service. My team takes great pride on what they do and Jake is no different. I will personally thank him for his extraordinary service on behalf of you. We... More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

Over the spring break, my kid and I stayed at over half dozen hotels in DC, NYC and Boston through out our trips. Donovan is one of the best in terms of the quality of stay. The boutique hotel has made an impression with its distinctive design from the lobby to the room. Room was very quiet, clean, and comfortably... More 

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

Dear xiying2015, Thank you for choosing The Donovan with your family during the spring break and recognizing us as one of the best hotel to stay in DC! I am thrilled to read that you had enjoyed our unique design and everything was to your expectations. As you mentioned, our hotel is located in the heart of Washington, D.C. and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We have stayed in other Kimpton properties (Monaco, Palomar) and are InTouch/Karma members, so whenever we travel to a new city we always first check to see if Kimpton has a hotel there. I was happy to find several options in D.C. but due to timing of the trip and pricing we ended up at The Donovan vs. The Helix... More 

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

Dear Stephanie H., Thank you for your review! I truly appreciate you sharing your experience in details as it allows us to improve our products and services. Though I am glad to hear your great feedback about our location, staff and unique design, dissapointed that we were not able to meet your expectations. I would truly appreciate the opportunity to... More 

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