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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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Arlington, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I recently booked a room at the Donovan House so my nieces could enjoy the rooftop pool. What was meant to be a relaxing day poolside turned into a mind-blowing, "best day of my life" experience for three young girls. It started with the front desk staff who treated the girls like royalty. The royal treatment continued when we entered... More 

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

Larry G, Thank you for a fantastic review!! I loved the way how you named your review!! What a nice fairy tale story!! Please come back to visit us for many more memorable experiences. Cheers, Elif More 

Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I was tired, hot, kind of having not the best day so far and once I found the Donovan House everything turned around. The staff is just so nice! The do actual things that make your stay (life) better, from the front desk (Thank you Brittany!!) the great bartender, there is just a nicer vibe to the staff. I stayed... More 

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

AdventureDrMom, Thank you for a fantastic review! I am very happy to read that our wonderful team made your day!! I also would like to thank you for your great comment about Brittany, she is awesome! I can't wait to share your comments with our team. We are looking forward to having you back with us. Cheers, Elif More 

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Stayed 4 nights at the Donovan House for my 40th birthday and although there was a slight mix up during our check in, Hotel manager Peter D and his team were quick to rectify and ensure that the rest of our experience was exemplary, including working on a surprise on my actual bday that was truly memorable. I would stay... More 

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

Eleni M Happy Belated 40th Birthday! Thank you for choosing the Donovan House to celebrate your special occasions.I am thrilled to read that you had a memorable experience. Please visit us again to celebrate many more special occasions! Cheers, Elif More 

Arlington, Virginia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
14 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We stayed here for 4th of July weekend. We were able to take our dog with us, which was a huge plus. Love their happy hour free wine and beer in the afternoon. The view from the room was beautiful and we were. Actually able to see the fireworks from the park in front of the hotel. We would definetly... More 

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

Drmon79, Thank you for choosing the Donovan House to celebrate 4th of July weekend! I am very happy to read that you had a wonderful stay with us. We love our pet friends who brings so much fun to our hotels. Please visit us again soon! Cheers, Elif More 

King George, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I've stayed at several Kimpton properties and I've loved them all. Donovan House is no different. I've never stayed at a hotel with my dog and family (wife and two kids 8 & 5). They put us in a king suite, which was awesome! We don't live far away but I didn't want to drive home after the Nats game... More 

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

Drudog21, Thank you for a great review! I am very happy to read that you and your family had a great time with us. Hope to see you spending many more weekends with us. Cheers, Elif More 

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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Stayed 4 nights while in DC for work. The hotel was nice and honestly had no major issues. In general though, it lacks what I tend to expect from other Kimpton Properties. The room was clean, comfortable, plenty of usb/power ports (which is a big plus in my book), well stocked bathrooms, etc. The lobby was much smaller than most... More 

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

Dear JlginPHX, Thank you for sharing your constructive feedback with us. We hope you will come and give us another chance on your next visit to DC. Cheers, Elif More 

1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is not a family oriented hotel. They advertise a roof top pool, but kick everyone under 21 out of the pool area at 5pm so they can turn it into a nightclub open to the public. Then you get to fight the general public for their three inadequate elevators for the rest of the night. The lobby and elevators... More 

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

Dear Christopher A., Thank you for taking the time to leave your review on Trip Advisor. While I wish I was corresponding with you under different circumstances, I truly appreciate you sharing your constructive feedback with us. I would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you regarding your stay. If you could kindly reach me at elif.hendrickson@donovanhousehotel.com, I would truly... More 

New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I had stayed at the Donovan House for 5 nights last week for a conference at the Convention Center. The stay overall was uneventful as I was not in the room or the hotel much of the time. However, most of my interactions with the hotel staff throughout my stay lacked that special touch of friendliness that I have come... More 

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

Dear Insight_ming, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor! I am truly sorry to hear that your stay did not meet your expectations and I would appreciate the opportunity to contact with you. Your feedback is very important to us and allowing us to improve our service. If you could kindly reach me at elif.hendrickson@donovanhousehotel.com,... More 

Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

1st time in Washington, travelled with a friend for some site-seeing and fun. Very much enjoyed the hotel and all it had to offer. Great rooms, clean, and the 5pm complimentary wine/snacks was an added bonus. Staff went out of their way to fix a problem at check-in which we appreciated. Roof-top bar was really cool with a great view... More 

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

Dear LATravels99, Thank you for a wonderful review! I truly enjoyed reading your experience and appreciate that you shared it with our TripAdvisor guests. We are looking forward to having you back with us. Cheers, Elif More 

Avon, Connecticut
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142 reviews 142 reviews
42 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I called a couple of days prior and asked for a high room on the quiet side of the hotel and not on the 14th floor -- pool/bar. I got exactly what I asked for and to boot the person at check in remembered me from my call. To me it's the small things like this that separate hotels into... More 

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

Preston1884, Thank you for a great review! I do appreciate you sharing your feedback about our bathroom lightining as it is giving us opportunities to improve our products. We will definitely look for ways to enhance our bathroom experience. Please come back and visit us again. Cheers, Elif More 

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