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The Donovan - A Kimpton Hotel

4.0 of 5 1155 14th Street, N.W., Washington DC, DC 20005
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kristiansand, Norway
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126 reviews 126 reviews
71 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Located on 14th street between K and L street makes this a very good location. Booking online on hotels website made this a good deal. This is a boutique hotel and I am not quite sure what that means. However, this hotel stands out from other hotels with furnitures and design. Good beds, fairly spacious rooms and a very nice... More 

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

Kennethtravelling, Thank you for a fabulous review!!! Reading reviews like yours make us very happy and proud!!! Please come back to visit us soon... Cheers, Elif More 

Portsmouth, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I just returned from a 2-night stay and I was very disappointed. I usually stay at Kimptons when I can because they're unique and friendly, but this left a bad taste in my mouth for the whole chain. Upon check in I was told that we had received our requested upgrade for a Premier Suite, at an additional cost of... More 

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

RebeccaGelinas Thank you for your review! We truly value your detailed review as it allows us to find ways to improve our service. I am truly dissapointed to hear that we did not meet your expectations. If you could give us another chance in the future, please feel free to contact me at elif.hendrickson@donovanhousehotel.com Cheers, Elif More 

New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Stayed here with a bunch of friends for a bachelor party and had a great time. The hotel is brand new with renovated rooms that were designed thoughtfully. The hotel made every effort to make our stay enjoyable and even brought champagne for the groom. Great view from the King Premier corner room. Cool teacup tub in the room as... More 

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

Brian S. Thank you for your review! Bachelor party at Donovan House? Love it!!! I am truly happy to hear that you had a great time with us. Please come back to visit us soon... Cheers, Elif More 

NYC
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93 reviews 93 reviews
66 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I have stayed at this property many times in the past, both when it was previously part of Thompson Hotels and now as part of Kimpton Hotels. The Hotel recently refurbished every room, so things like carpets in the rooms and upholstered chairs and beds looked fresh, as did the girrafe and zebra printed terri bathrobes hanging in the closet... More 

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

ccgworldtraveler, Thank you for a wonderful review!!! While reading all the great comments, I was dissapointed to see that we failed your expectations with bathroom amenities and departure experience. Please e-mail me at elif.hendrickson@donovanhousehotel.com with any future reservations you might have. I will make sure that you are having a flawless stay. Cheers, Elif More 

London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I recently stayed at this hotel for 2 weeks on business and would stay again, for business or pleasure. The hotel is in a great location and the staff is very friendly and helpful, from the doormen to the reception staff to the bar and restaurant staff. I was in a recently refurbished room which was very comfortable with great... More 

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

OriginalEnglishRose, Greetings from Washington D.C. and thank you for a great review!!! I truly appreciate your comment on hours of room service operation. We will certainly take your comment to consideration and look for ways to improve our service. Please come back and visit us in the future!!! Elif More 

123abc456
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I stayed at the Donovan House Hotel this past weekend in DC. What a great property! Very nicely decorated, great staff, perfect location, and great Kimpton amenities. The hotel is in walking distance to both the Red line (takes you to the shopping district in DC) and the blue line with access to most other lines as well. Close proximity... More 

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

123abc456, Thank you & Thank you & Thank you!!! What a great review!!! I am very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please visit us again in the future!!!! Cheers, Elif More 

Chicago
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Based on the pictures from the website, I was very much looking forward to staying at Donovan House. Check-in was efficient and extremely friendly. My room was spotless, smelled fresh and had all of the essentials required by a business traveler. The bed and bedding were extremely comfortable, and the drapery allowed for the room to be completely dark at... More 

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

downtown_chicago, Thank you for review! Great to read that you had a pleasent stay with us. Please accept my apologies for the unpleasent breakfast experience and inaccurate phone charge on your bill. Glad to read that you will return to visit us in the future. Cheers, Elif More 

Boulder, Colorado
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This hotel is perfect. Great service, beautiful classy rooms, wine hour, swinging bubble chairs. :) extremely central location. Stay here. Request a room with a view of Thomas circle. Is that 200 words yet?

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LorienHotelManager, General Manager at The Donovan - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the Hotel and the location! Come back soon. . . More 

New York City, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

II stayed in this hotel for a weekend. I got a suite and it was very big. The bed is very comfortable. The bathroom was a little weird there is only one plastic wall that separate it from the bedroom so whenever someone put the light on you get awake. The tub was great I took many baths. The bad?... More 

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LorienHotelManager, General Manager at The Donovan - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and glad you enjoyed the location. I am sorry about the party in the other room and the odor. Please let us know when you vist DC again! More 

Hoover, AL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

In DC for a conference at the Convention Center but conference hotel was booked. After exhausting research on where to stay in DC, this hotel kept coming up. I signed up for Kimpton Rewards and received a ridiculously low rate - cheaper than other hotels in the area of much lower quality. I can honestly say that my stay was... More 

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LorienHotelManager, General Manager at The Donovan - A Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review as we are so glad you enjoyed your visit! The next time you are in DC, you know where to find us! 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 > Upper Northwest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Donovan - A Kimpton Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 193
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Also Known As:
Donovan Hotel a Thompson
Donovan House Washington Dc
Hotel Style:
#15 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#23 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#31 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#40 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#66 Family Hotel in Washington DC

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