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Donovan House - A Kimpton Hotel

4.0 of 5 1155 14th Street, N.W., Washington DC, DC 20005
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Disputanta, Virginia, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Kids, Pets, Obnoxious friends....we brought it all, and the staff went out of their way to ensure that we had everything we needed for a wonderful weekend in the city. Mani/Pedi's for 11 people on a Saturday afternoon, no problem. They found a place that could take us, made the reservation and printed out directions for us. Need an extra... More 

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

Hello Sailor6651, Thanks so much for your review! We love kids, pets, obnoxious friends, party goers and zen seekers! You know how Kimpton is, we love everybody. Seems like we really loved you and your party. I appreciate you sharing and hope to have you back soon. Cheers, Abe Abe Liao Assistant General Manager More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I accompanied my husband on a business trip and this hotel is by far the most stylish and elegant I have ever stayed at. It doesn't scream opulent as some hotels that try to be elegant, instead it has and understated elegance that works really well. I had seen the hotel online before I got there but unlike other times... More 

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

Hi Mschana, Thank you for your review! What a great stay! Sorry about the Housekeeping Service issue. On weekends, our Housekeeping Service doesn't start till 9:00AM and will often run till 4:30PM. For your next stay, if you would like earlier service, please request it and we would be happy to have your room serviced earlier. Come back soon! Abe... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We had a wonderful time at the Donovan house for our stay in DC. The staff was top notch and the location was perfect. It was very clean but had some wear. The bathroom was amazing! The deep egg shell bath was amazing, as was the walk around shower! Lots of amazing design modern elements in everything. We love the... More 

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

Hi Klythgoe, Thank you completing a review! Seems like you had a great stay with us. We're actually going under a Rooms Refresh at the end of this year that will specifically address functionality and comfort. I am certain this will make our Hotel more attractive to all. Cheers, Abe Abe Liao Assistant General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

Great hotel, decor is modern, room and hotel overall was very clean, centrally located and wonderful staff, they answered any questions we had and went above and beyond to find answers to anything we needed. Rooms are not large but very comfortable, design & location makes up for it.

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

Hi Travelingkb, Thanks so much for your review. So happy you received "excellent service" during your stay! Gives me a warm feeling all over. As for the room size, we are lucky to offer a great selection of Room Types with varying Square Footage, Features and Exposures. Check out the King Premier for your next stay, it's #awesome! Cheers, Abe... More 

Darien, Connecticut
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

When I first arrived I wasn't sure what to expect as the hotel had such a modern feel. I was a little surprised to see the walls painted black in the hallways and it took me a while to figure out the lights. Once I got used to it, I really enjoyed it. The location is lovely, I had a... More 

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

Hello Martha R, Thanks for your review! Seems like a successful stay and I appreciated your comments about our design. Good news! We're going under a full rooms renovation in the near future that will add some "Kimpton" life to the property, while at the same time making the rooms even more functional. Hope to see you soon, Abe Abe... More 

San Francisco, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Allow me to begin by saying that I am a native San Franciscan. I am pretty familiar with good hotels and good restaurants. A retired executive from a prominent aerospace company that also provided service I am quite familiar with great hotels and great food worldwide. This year however, I have finally had the pleasure of going to Washington DC.... More 

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

Hello Marina M, Thank you so much for your glowing review! From your comments, I can tell you had just an AWESOME stay. Totally makes me excited you had the chance to interact with so many of our best team members. You'll have to bring the puppy on your next visit. We'll be sure to spoil her too. Cheers, Abe... More 

Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

I travel all over the US and Canada and like to have a home away from home when staying at a hotel. The Kimpton line of hotels in the US rarely fail to provide that experience. And even within the chain, there are definitely my favorites. When in DC, my two favorites are the Donovan and Palomar in that order.... More 

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

Hi tennis0101, Thanks so much for your review. WOW! What an awesome stay! I really appreciated you recognizing so many individuals on our team. I am guessing you'll be back? See you soon, Abe Abe Liao Assistant General Manager More 

Greenfield MA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

This was a modern and very clean hotel in a great location. The staff were quite friendly and helpful. Though we never ate at Zentan , we had drinks at at the bar and it was quite an interesting space. If you go up 14th past Thomas Circle there are some good spots. We would stay here again. The bed... More 

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

Hi Julie C, Thanks for your review. Seems like you had a great stay. Good to hear it! See you soon? Cheers, Abe Abe Liao Assistant General Manager More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Donovan House upholds my long-standing loyalty to Kimpton properties, particularly for their quirky yet comfy design. My king room was in great condition, and while the bed was super-comfy and ensconced in a very mod black framing with inset dimmable LEDs, it's the bathroom that really got me. The shower is a crazy door-less spiral of semi-translucent plastic with a... More 

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

Hi Jesse F, Thanks for your review. You provided so many awesome pointers for the TripAdvisor community! Can't thank you enough so I'm thanking you again. You're right, we totally dig our Kimpton InTouch Members! Cheers, Abe Abe Liao Assistant General Manager More 

Tampa, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Last minute business trip to DC. My wife had stayed at the Palomar in Dallas recently and liked it very much and when she heard me grumble that at the DC hotels near the White House were ridiculously expensive, said "try the Kimpton site". I had stayed at the Monaco Hotesl in DC and Denver so I found the Donovan... More 

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

Hi Frank K, Thanks for your review. Glad you are switching to the "cool" side of the pillow and choosing to stay with Kimpton. 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*
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
#34 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#43 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#71 Family Hotel in Washington DC

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