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Donovan House - A Kimpton Hotel

4.0 of 5 1155 14th Street, N.W., Washington DC, DC 20005
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Sorocaba, SP
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

The hotel is very well located, just a few blocks from The National Mall. The room was very cozy, the front desk staff was very polite and helpful. There could be some improvement in the continental breakfast, but still I would recommend it

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

Hi csimoneti, Thanks so much for your review. Sounds like you had a very positive experience with us. Sorry to hear about the challenges with the continental breakfast. I'll be sure to pass your feedback along to our team in charge of that area. Any specifics I could share? Feel free to contact me, it would be greatly helpful. I... More

Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We stayed at Donovan House Hotel (a Kimpton hotel) as a result of viewing it on Trip Advisor. We selected it because of its relatively closeness to the cities CBD and Washington tourist attractions. We also were drawn to this hotel because of its rooftop pool and bar, thinking that how nice it would be to sit around the pool... More

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

Hi NigelandLiz, Thanks for your review. I appreciate the honest feedback. We like to believe that our property caters to all, but we certainly do draw a large leisure crowd in the summer months. We are undergoing a major rooms renovation at the end of this year that will yield us more multi-occupant room configurations to accommodation families. Hopefully you... More

Los Angeles
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Staying here for just one night so want to be fair in reviewing. Apparently it is an old Holiday Inn renovated in to a Kimpton. I love Kimpton Hotels..have stayed in many in San Francisco. This one feels a bit too kitschy to me. Super modern furnishings/design makes it feel like an Austin Powers film. Just a little distracting with... More

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

Hi agj789, Thanks so much for your review of our property. I appreciate your honesty about your recent stay. Some more information on the property, Kimpton actually took over management in April of 2012, from another lifestyle Hotel management company. After about 18 months of operating, we are committed to a major rooms renovation that will make the design more... More

Norfolk
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

LOVE this place! I stay at lots of Kimpton Hotels - & I love them all, but this might be one of my new favorites. Room was nice, very clean (but I think all Kimpton hotels are clean). Service was great - everyone was SO friendly & went out of their way to help. Great location - can walk to... More

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

Hi jiplulu, Thanks so much for your review. What a great stay! I most enjoyed your comments about our staff. Their just good people. Until next time. Cheers, Abe Abe Liao Assistant General Manager More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Our stay at the Donovan House Hotel was outstanding. We were there to quietly celebrate the arrival of our new grandson. From arrival to checkout, we noticed consistent, courteous service throughout our stay. The staff seemed genuinely happy to be there, and displayed joy in their smiles with every greeting. The Front office manager (Janina Hamrock) made celebrating this momentous... More

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

Hi EVB6121, Thanks so much for your review. Sounds like you had a BLAST with us. I appreciate you acknowledging so many members of our Team, myself included (#blushing). Beyond all the brick and mortar, what really makes a great Hotel are the people working in it. We're in the best of hands here. Cheers, Abe Abe Liao Assistant General... More

Detroit, Michigan, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Spent a 4 day weekend in a king executive room and was pleased with every aspect of our stay. We were checked in by a polite employee named Joon whom answered all our question and got us checked in fast. When we entered out room we were greeted with a lovely note accompanied with a complementary bottle of bubbly and... More

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

Hi D D, Thanks for your review. I really appreciate you sharing such a great experience at my Hotel. Seems like Joon also left quite the impression. He's awesome. Seems like overall all of your staff interactions we're super positive. So great to hear and I hope you'll be back soon. Cheers, Abe Abe Liao Assistant General Manager More

Harpenden, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
41 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I stayed with my partner, mother and mother in law in August. We picked this hotel at 24 hrs notice but knew it would be ok because of the positive reviews Kimpton hotels got on trip advisor. The room was a great size and we loved the bathroom with it's curved wall for the shower which separated the bathroom from... More

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

Hi JamieHerts, Thanks so much for your review of our Hotel. What a lovely stay indeed! The Nautilus Shower is an icon in the DC Hotel scene. Nothing is more unique. 14th Street is becoming a happening neighborhood. So much develop, restaurants and shops. We'll see you soon? Abe Abe Liao Assistant General Manager More

san francisco
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This hotel was about 2 blocks from MacPherson station, so pretty convenient to get around DC. Pros: The rooftop bar was a nice place to a meeting after work I got a corner room which was spacious Internet was free if you signed up for the free loyalty program. The internet was fast and very reliable. The continental breakfast had... More

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

Hi perlani, Thanks for your review. I appreciate the comments about our location. It's the best! Everything is within a bike's ride away. Did I mention we offer complimentary loaner bikes and Capital Bikeshare Passes? Sorry about the toothpaste taking so long, we typically allot 15 minutes for guest requests, maybe they got backed up that morning. Cheers, Abe Abe... More

Los Angeles
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We are DC locals and wanted to get out for my husband's bday with a late lunch, massage, and dinner. I decided to book at the Donovan House as we've been there many times for dinner and I'm an InTouch member. They are always so pleasant and each time I stay at a Kimpton I remember why and wonder why... More

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

Hi YrsTraveler, Thanks for your review. Wow, what an awesome stay. Dinner, massages, pool, all the good stuff. Now onto your husband LOL! Happy Birthday to him. I appreciate you choosing our Hotel to celebrate. We've got the luxury of having a stunning view, in a city that has few of them. Let's not wait till the next birthday for... More

New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

I had a great stay with my family at Donovan House over Labor Day weekend. We were upgraded to a suite for a nominal charge which made our stay with 2 kids and a dog very pleasant. The pool was very nice and the food at the restaurant was delicious. The staff was very accommodating as is usually the case... More

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

Hi FrogENTP, Thanks so much for your review of our Hotel. Great stay! Glad the kiddies and pooch enjoyed their time with us. Let's not wait till next Labor Day for a return stay ok? We are going under renovation in December of this year. Cheers, 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Donovan House - A Kimpton Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 193
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Donovan Hotel a Thompson
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