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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 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

What's not to like about this place? The staff is amazing, and took care of us just like every other Kimpton in the District. The rooms are a tad smaller than some locations, but they don't lack in style or amenities. This hotel is well worth a visit. The attached restaurant, Zentan, serves a fabulous tapas style meal, and some... More 

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

Dear damronkaede, Thank you for a WONDERFUL review! “Modernly sexy, and stylish”!!! I absolutely LOVE the way how you described our hotel!!! I can not thank you enough for your great compliments about our service, location, amenities and Zentan!! Pool season is around the corner and you should definitely visit us again for the amazing pool&roof top experience. We are... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We booked this hotel as an "unnamed hotel" on Expedia, and were really pleased. We stayed here one night, and all of our interactions with the staff at the hotel were wonderful. We arrived at the hotel around 5:00pm and were disappointed that our room was not ready yet (given that check-in starts at 3:00), but we were just in... More 

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

Dear Sarah R, Thank you for sharing your most recent experience with TripAdvisor community. I am so glad to read that you took chances on us and were pleased with your overall experience. Please accept my apologies on your check in experience and thank you for your patience while your room was prepared to be ready. As you mentioned on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We enjoyed a lovely staycation with our dog and felt right at home - though our home isn't nearly so stylish! Classic Kimpton warmth greeted us every step of the way. From an upgraded room to a surprise personalized amenity when we walked through the door of the suite. The employees are so kind and customer service is so exceptional,... More 

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

Dear StaceyV22204, Thank you for a fantastic review!!! I am so thrilled to read that you had a great "staycation" and it was a true " Kimpton " experience. We also LOVE making our furry, feathery or scaly family members feel like home when they are away from home and glad that your dog felt the same way. Hope to... More 

Youngstown-Warren, OH
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Stayed here for one night while my family was moving me back into University. This hotel is trendy, and the decor is sleek and modern. This is evident throughout the hotel, including in the spacious lobby area; as well as in our room, which was large and very beautiful. Everything was spotless, I was actually impressed with how clean everything... More 

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

Dear cmsgreek, Thank you for sharing your recent experience with TripAdvisor community! Thrilled to read that you truly enjoyed your stay and planning on returning in the future. Also please accept my sincere apologies for the delay on timeliness of the deliveries; I will certainly look into that to make sure that this kind of experience does not happen in... More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My wife and I stayed at the Donovan House for 4 nights during the Christmas-New Years holiday. The hotel location is very convenient and made it easy to get to the different neighborhoods, museums and sites in D.C. We enjoyed Wine Hour where they served wine and snacks every night we were there. We were upgraded to the suite and... More 

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

Dear Justin150, Thank you for sharing your most recent experience with TripAdvisor community!! We truly appreciate you choosing our hotel to celebrate the special holiday week! As you mentioned on your review, out hotel is conventiently located in the heart of the city and within a walking distance to so many great attractions and restaurants; our complimentary wine hours and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We stayed at the Donovan House for 6 days during the Christmas week. Was a great experience, we definitely recommend. The staff is very kind, the housekeeper service was excellent, also the valets. The garage price was a little bit too salty, but is the price you pay to stay at downtown DC.

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

Dear Juliogros, Thank you for a fantastic review! I am so happy to read about your wonderful experience and thank you for choosing our hotel to celebrate this special holiday week. I will certainly share your experience with my team as well who will be thrilled to hear about it. We are looking forward to having you back with us!... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Right off the bat, the front desk service was great. Very nice and attentive. Our room was in pristine condition as well and was not missing anything. It was our anniversary (& NYE) so they had prepared our room with chocolate, champagne, NYE hats and noise makers, and a handwritten card! We also had no issues connecting two reservations which... More 

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

Dear Michelle R, Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with TripAdvisor community and Happy Belated Anniversary! Wow!!!! What a nice surprise for your anniversary!!! As you mentioned on your review, our team here at The Donovan House is so fabolous who loves coming up with surprises to create memorable experiences for our valuable guests as you are. And you... More 

New York City
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14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The good: This is a very nice boutique hotel. The customer service was Awesome! The beds were comfortable and the room was very clean. Thermostat worked Loved the big screen TV with a vast variety of channels to choose from. One thing to mention about the TV is that you do not have access to the audio video plugs. The... More 

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

Dear Blue Way Travel, Thank you for sharing your most recent experience with TripAdvisor community! We love hearing about what we do well and what we can do better to serve our valuable guests as you are and I have excited news to share!!! We are currently working on improving our lighting in our guestrooms and having couple of ice... More 

Reston, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

MU wife and i stayed there for one night and regret we didnt plan on more stays. it was absolutely wonderful from start to finish. The food at the Zen was top notch. We both were pleasantly surprised about their breakfast it was great. will definetly stay there again. We highly recommend this hotel.

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

Dear lenmiceli, Happy New Year and thank you for a FANTASTIC review!!!! We are looking forward to having you back again soon! Cheers, Elif More 

New York City, New York
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182 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The managerial staff was very helpful at every turn for us. We stayed in the Donovan Suite (their largest in the penthouse floor) and the views down both Mass Avenue and 14th over Thomas Square were fantastic (that suite has an angle that lets it look down both streets directly from different rooms). I would have made the second bathroom... More 

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

Dear NYC Angels, Thank you for a wonderful review! It is so wonderful to read that you had the opportunity to experience our Donovan Suite and truly enjoyed it. Isn't it just beautiful!!! I also liked your feedback about the second bathroom; very different way of looking at our Donovan Suite. Please come back and visit us soon! Cheers, Elif More 

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