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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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Port Macquarie, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 The Donovan - 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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 The Donovan - 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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 The Donovan - 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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 The Donovan - 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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 The Donovan - 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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165 reviews 165 reviews
52 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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 The Donovan - 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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29 reviews 29 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 The Donovan - 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 

Atlanta, Georgia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

First of all, the Donovan House knows how to celebrate birthdays. Not only did I receive a promotional rate, but I the gifts just kept coming during my stay. I received a free dessert and champagne coupon at check in and then upon returning to the room later the concierge had left a fruit plate and bottle of wine and... More 

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

Hi Jill S, Thanks so much for your review! Sounds like you sure did have an awesome birthday with us. The King Premier's are my favorite room type, because of the views. Glad you enjoyed. Cheers, Abe Abe Liao Assistant General Manager More 

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145 reviews 145 reviews
17 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

The Donovan House by Kimpton was a very pleasant surprise and a treat during a DC business trip. I could take a pleasant walk to the convention center in the same amount of time as the bus or a cab. There are some nice restaurants within walking distance, and they have Zentan as part of the hotel. The room was... More 

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

Hi emme45, Thanks so much for your review. Looks like you had a great time with me. For your next stay, we do have an extensive partnership with Balance Gym, a Local Favorite, just one block from the Hotel. They offer all guests of Donovan House, discounted day passes for their full facility, including classes! Yes, DNV Rooftop is pretty... More 

Chicago, IL
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

I was shocked when I walked in the room. No chair, no desk, barely enough room to set my carryon suitcase on a luggage rack. I am sitting cross legged on the bed trying to prep for a meeting. And the lighting is terrible. If you are simply using a hotel room to sleep and shower, this will do (assuming... More 

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

Hi Gubbini, Thanks for your comments on TripAdvisor. I am so sorry your stay wasn't great. We do offer plenty of room types that feature desks, chairs and traditional work spaces for the business traveler. Our King Executive Category and up all have work spaces. I recommend booking in the future directly with the Hotel to ensure your room type... 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
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#15 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#23 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#33 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#41 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#63 Family Hotel in Washington DC

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