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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013
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London
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Because they screen the movies in the lobby, err, living room. This is a very nice hotel, clean, funky, very helpful staff. It embodies the Kimpton approach to making larger hotels seem like boutiques. Free wine reception in the evening, free coffee in the morning (and unlike in the Madera, this coffee is drinkable :) The roof bar is very... More

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

Hi Andreas B, Thanks so much for your review. I appreciate all your feedback about your stay. Seems like mostly good, with some critique. So you know, we are undergoing a full rooms renovation at the end of this year to really address, for good, the functionality of our guestrooms. This should solve the desk situation for your next business... More

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

My boyfriend and I were celebrating our anniversary with a short weekend trip to DC - I included this detail on the reservation and was congratulated on our anniversary when I first arrived at check-in that Friday morning. No rooms were ready at that time, so I dropped off my luggage at the front desk and enjoyed a complimentary day-pass... More

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

Hi LisaMarieB52, Thanks so much for your review! Happy Anniversary! I'm happy you chose our Hotel to celebrate. Seems like we really held up our end of the bargain. See you next year? Cheers, Abe Abe Liao Assistant General Manager More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and myself stayed here this weekend and really enjoyed it. The room was trendy and modern much like the decor of the rest of the place. The roof top bar and pool was a pleasant surprise. I would definitely come back.

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

Hi LisaMarieB52, Thanks so much for your review. Sounds like an all around great stay. Anniversaries are always special and a little bottle of bubbly goes a long way. Sorry about the In-Room Dining Food, I will be sure to take it up with our restaurant team. So...same time, same place next year? Cheers, Abe Abe Liao Assistant General Manager More

Port Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We arrived in DC for a two day visit we found the Donovan on Hotwire.com so the price was extremely good. We booked a premier queen room but as we were two friends travelling together we asked for a twin room. We were given a room with two double beds. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was... More

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

Hi 171Jen, Thanks so much for your review. Sounds like a great time, all the way from Italy! Hope you'll back soon on Holiday. Cheers, Abe Abe Liao Assistant General Manager More

eclarkebu
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We stayed here for my wife's birthday weekend. Check-in was great -- the hotel went out of their way to celebrate my wife's birthday. Free dessert and drinks in the restaurant and an amenity in the room of champagne and strawberries. Very nice and very impressive. Our room was incredible too -- very modern and actually spacious (and we booked... More

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

Hi eclarkebu, Thanks for your review! Looks like a lot of GOOD, with a few hints of bad. I'll be sure to have conversations with my Engineering and Housekeeping Teams about your experience. Sorry about the smoke as well, we are totally 100% non-smoking, but you know how some people are. Cheers, Abe Abe Liao Assistant General Manager More

San Diego, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

So I recently married on June 1st. and was so excited to stay here for the first time. I called ahead to request a really nice room (without paying extra, of course) and the front office manager Abe hooked me up with a corner room and fancy shower! When we checked in that night we were greeted by John the... More

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

Hi Monique P, Awesome, thanks for your review! I had no clue you were filling out a TripAdvsor Review, but glad that you did. Your comments are very flattering, thank you so much. I am also super happy you encountered Jon, he is pretty awesome. The "Corner Room with Fancy Shower" is called a King Premier, for the rest of... More

Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

I didn't know what to expect from Kimpton or Donovan House. I booked via Priceline for $126/night just before a big trade show in the Convention Center pushed prices to over $250. I originally booked Rouge, another Kimpton hotel, but this seemed more my style. Although, I didn't know it was a spy hotel. Goldfinger was showing in the lobby... More

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

Hello Stevio_1, Thanks for your review! Loved all the detail and the note about Hotel Rouge! I used to work there! Either way, seemed like nothing but positive interactions with our staff. So happy your stay went so well. Cheers, Abe Abe Liao Assistant General Manager More

London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

My boyfriend picked this hotel, and did a great job. I was stunned by the modern interior and the furniture and design were top-notch. The staff were courteous and chatty and really well-presented. Location was fantastic, very near the subway and there is a DC Bikeshare just across the street which we ended up using every day of our visit.... More

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

Hi mendokusai, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We certainly have awesome views and I think one of the most convenient locations in DC. See you soon. Cheers, Abe Abe Liao Assistant General Manager More

Arlington, Virginia
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146 reviews 146 reviews
47 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Recently spent a week here with my spouse. We really enjoyed the experience. If you have to stay at a hotel, why not stay in a room with really cool decor? We liked the rooftop pool, which is, of course, better for relaxing and catching rays than actually swimming, and the locaton of this hotel is also very convenient. This... More

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

Hi RPH80, Thanks for your review. We certainly offer a unique experience, that many can appreciate and enjoy. Glad you got a chance to experience our newly renovated DNV Rooftop. Cheers, Abe Abe Liao Assistant General Manager More

North Plainfield
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

The Staff and Hotel are a hidden Gem in DC. There attention to detail and the knowledge of all their staff is without question why I will frequent the Donovan House when I return to DC. We took my In-Laws to DC for Father's Day weekend and they enjoyed the hotel and staff immensely. Keep up the good work!!!

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

Hi John F, Thanks so much for your review. Without staff, a Hotel is nothing but concrete walls, floor tile, carpet, paint and other cool looking things. The people working in a building with all these things, are what make it a Hotel. So immensely pleased you got a chance to experience this. 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*
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#23 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC #38 Business Hotel in Washington DC #42 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC #74 Family Hotel in Washington DC
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