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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Part of an amazing new chapter in a reemerging neighborhood with a ton of great features. The restaurant scene in the 14th Street corridor is poppin and there so much great food. Stay here but you hpmay not want to leave your room.

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

LWG22209, Thank you for a great review! Thrilled to read that you had a great stay with us. Please come back to visit us in the future again. Cheers, Elif More 

Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The Donovan has the modern vibe of The Standard. Everything is clean, minimal and elegant. At first I thought the spiral shower looked a bit "2001" and gimmicky, but the design keeps water from getting everywhere in a really economical space. The attached Asian restaurant is fairly nice and offers a great breakfast. That said, the bed was a little... More 

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

Dear DustinA, Thank you for your review! More 

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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88 reviews 88 reviews
30 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I'm a big fan of Kimpton Hotels in general - they always surpass the "major" chains at the same price point, are a little unusual but have all the amenities I expect. Donovan House was no exception. The staff was super helpful and when we arrived after a PAINFULLY early morning flight, they were more than happy to find us... More 

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

Dear Nuacara, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. I am very happy to read that you had a great experience at our hotel. Please come back and visit us again... Cheers, Elif More 

Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Lobby is small and very modern. Had a nice smell piped into it by a machine which was nice. The man who checked me in wasn't very friendly. No smiles, no friendly welcome, etc. And he got a little testy when I asked about being a Kimpton Rewards member (apparently if you book through a third party you don't get... More 

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

Dear Michele W, Thank you for sharing your recent experience on TripAdvisor. I truly appreciate you sharing your feedback in details. Please accept my sincere apologies for your experience with our housekeeping department on your second day. Rest assured that I have shared your feedback with our housekeeping team to make sure that this kind of experience does not happen... More 

Omaha
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for a long weekend trip which was myself and my 5 year old. My first issue was before I booked I emailed the hotel and asked about the area and hotel since I would be traveling with a small child alone. I wanted to know if it was a good area and close to the... More 

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

Dear rjsmom1117, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. I am very sorry to read that your overall experience was not to your expectations. Please also accept my sincere apologies for the inconvenience you experienced with timeliness and quality of service prior to your arrival. If you decide to give us another opportunity, please feel free to reach me... More 

Aliso Viejo, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Was in DC, with 3 other travelers on a business trip. We all loved the rooms with the 60 inch TV and walk in showers. A nicely decorated, modern, boutique hotel The breakfast was a nice surprise. It had ample food and choices for a continental breakfast. It was located walking distance from many of the memorials, museums, and great... More 

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

Kathy5552014, Thank you for a great review! You are absolutely right about having an alternative beverage besides wine during our wine hours. We just started to serve our summer coctail called " Cool Down " during our wine hours and I am so sorry that you just missed it. Hopefully you will taste it during your next visit!!! Thank you... More 

University Heights, Ohio, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed a wonderful stay at the Donovan House during the 4th of July holiday. Everything was handled flawlessly. All staff members were excellent. My room was a good size with a great view of Thomas circle. The bathroom was also spacious with a large tub and large circular modern shower. Although the pool was small with limited hours the... More 

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

Nicole J, Thank you for a great review! You selected one of the best state and hotel to celebrate the 4th of July weekend. It is a true joy to read about your experience, We are looking forward to having you back with us. Cheers, Elif More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights on my birthday from 27th to 30th June with my special one. Donovan house is boutique type establishment with an emphasis on a modern/ futuristic type theme and decor around the corner of 14th St. NW and M St. NW in Washington DC. The modern theme is by no way overwhelming and surprisingly nice even... More 

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

UXtraveller, Happy Belated Birthday! Thank you for choosing the Donovan House Hotel to celebrate your special occasion; we are thrilled to read that you had a great experience. I wish you did not experience any inconvenience to make it a perfect stay, but please accept my apologies for the inconvenience you experienced with bedding and timeliness of the service .... More 

White Plains, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I stayed here recently for one night during the 4th of July Weekend. The hotel was a bit smaller than I had imagined. I had stayed at the Washington Plaza Hotel right across the street the night prior simply because of availability, so I naturally compared the two. I think that the service at the hotel was great from the... More 

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

stimsoneer, Thank you for choosing our hotel for the special 4th of July weekend. I am very happy to read that you had a pleasent stay with us. Hope you had enough time to enjoy the wonderful activities in the city as well. Please come back and join us during your future visits to DC. Cheers, Elif More 

NYC
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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I've stayed at Kimpton Hotels before and have always found the service to be great. The Donovan House is no exception. The guy at the front desk, tall blond guy, was super friendly and helpful in finding me a place to grab lunch, as well as check in a little bit early. The room was clean, it's all very modern.... More 

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

NYCtraveler33Nyc, Thank you for a great review! It is so wonderful to read that you had a true Kimpton experience with us. It sounds like you were assisted by our Assistant Front Office Manager - Jonothan F.- during your check in process who is a great value to our team. I am also impressed to read about your great service... More 

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