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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 #41 of 130 hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Last minute business trip to DC. My wife had stayed at the Palomar in Dallas recently and liked it very much and when she heard me grumble that at the DC hotels near the White House were ridiculously expensive, said "try the Kimpton site". I had stayed at the Monaco Hotesl in DC and Denver so I found the Donovan... More

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

Hi Frank K, Thanks for your review. Glad you are switching to the "cool" side of the pillow and choosing to stay with Kimpton. Cheers, Abe Abe Liao Assistant General Manager More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

A short background to my stay: I was at a friend's place for most of my 10-day stay in DC and planned to come to Donovan House for the last two days as he needed his place back. He ended up arriving a day earlier so I actually stayed at the Palomar (another Kimpton hotel) for day T-3 and the... More

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

Hi fsander1201, Thanks for your review. Yikes, not the best stay. Sorry about the Room Servicing issue, I'll be sure our Housekeeping Team is aware of it. So you know, we are going under a full rooms renovation at the end of this year that will hopefully address a lot of your concerns with conditions and functionality. I do hope... More

East Rutherford, New Jersey
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33 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

I'm an Inner Circle member so I was able to have a complimentary night at this hotel since it's new in their portfolio. When I booked my free Kimpton night at the Donovan House, I received a personalized email from the hotel asking me to fill out my personalized preferences in my account. I arrived at the hotel for check-in... More

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

Hi aaucello, Thanks so much for the review of your stay. We L-O-V-E our Inner Circle Members! Sorry about the snafu with your amenity, must have just interpreted your profile wrong. Zentan is pretty awesome. Some of my favs include the Pearl Noodles and Sushi rolls. See you soon? Abe Abe Liao Assistant General Manager More

Miami, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

The location is great, only a 15 minute walk to the while house, While the lobby may be small, the hotel more than makes up for it in the vibe. We enjoyed our stay in the Donovan Suite, and felt at home. The staff goes out of their way to make sure any request is answered. THe room was large... More

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

Hi Renee0232, Thanks so much for your review. The Donovan Suite is awesome! Best view in the city that really shows how centrally located the Hotel is. Glad you got a chance to sample Zentan. In my opinion, the Sushi is the best in the city. Cheers, Abe Abe Liao Assistant General Manager More

richmond, VA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

I completely messed up my reservation. I booked Sunday through Friday when, really, I meant to book Monday through Friday. When I showed up on Monday night and realized this, my stomach dropped. it was late and I was worried about having to find a place to stay. Thank GOODNESS they had one more room. They re-booked my Wednesday and... More

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

Hi RichmondLily, Thanks so much for your review. I appreciated all the detail and shout outs for Daysi and Harald! They are some of our very best. As for the coffee, we do provide in-room coffee makers on request. Its our commitment to being Eco-Conscious and small decisions like this one do really add up. If you sign up for... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

The Donovan House is quickly moving up my list of favorite hotels. It's location ( 12 minute walk to White House) is excellent, and the rooms are unique with great light and views. I've been in three rooms and all were well done and modern. Other reviews mention street noise. There is quite a bit (and some light noise as... More

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

Hi SweetSkyMom, Thanks for your review. Location, location, location! We've got the best in the city, close enough to just about everything. I'm even more stoked you got the chance to interact with so many of our very best team members. From the Front Office to the Restaurant Team, the service is great. Cheers, Abe Abe Liao Assistant General Manager More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Lobby is small, busy, and cramped. Parking is expensive. Doorman nowhere to be found most of the time. Although we were on the 11th floor, there was a lot of street noise. The curtains even when fully closed, let in a lot of light. Was able to hear the couple in the room next to us getting romantic, walls are... More

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

Hi Pmlagz, Thanks for your review. Sorry to hear of so many issues with your stay. Good news! We are actually undergoing a full rooms renovation that should address many of the issues you experienced. It is true that our "Living Room" is very popular, especially during our busy season. As for parking, it's pricey but on par with our... More

San Francisco, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We enjoyed a three-night stay at the Donovan House. On balance, we liked the hotel and would stay there again. We had a King Premier room with a nice treetop level view of Thomas Circle. The room was large with great light (floor to ceiling windows looking out onto two vistas). We experienced no street noise at all. The room's... More

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

Hi AnjVW, Thanks for your review. Seems like you had a positive stay, but we missed the mark on a few things. You're right, guests shouldn't have to constantly report problems to have them fixed. I am going to make sure our department managers are aware of your comments and look to address each of your concerns. Hopefully you will... More

Burlington, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

The staff there were very kind & helpful, and the smiles all felt very genuine ! I was there for business for 3 nights, and the location (5 minute walk maybe) from the convention center was convenient to say the least. I was on the 6th floor, and found the hallways rather dark, but who cares. Room was not huge... More

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

Hi 1970muggzi, Thanks for your review. You hit the nail on the head, our location is pretty awesome. Literally in the middle of it all. See you soon, Abe Abe Liao Assistant General Manager More

Washington D.c.
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We love Kimpton properties. The hotel had great service, awesome decor and the location was good. But the window treatments need work - there was light shining in our room all night. It came in over the top of the curtains of a window that was the entire length of the wall. It was like day light all night.

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

Hi RJES, Thanks for your review. I appreciate your comments about your stay. We're actually in the process of planing for a full scale rooms renovation and one of the issues that we are looking to address are the curtains. Sorry that your stay was interrupted by the light. Come back soon? Abe Abe Liao Assistant General Manager 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
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
#13 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#22 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#42 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#55 Family Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Donovan House - A Kimpton Hotel 4*
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