I cannot say enough about the Donovan House hotel and staff! My mom and I take a yearly trip to DC and we have previously stayed at another great Kimpton Hotel, the Palomar. We decided to try the Donovan House this year since it was the newest addition and because I noticed it had a rooftop deck, which I thought would be a great alternative to the W Hotel Rooftop bar. (The rooftop deck was not open in February, but I understand there are some exciting plans for it!) Prior to our trip, I received the Kimpton upgrade options which would allow us to move into a much larger room with a king bed. I really considered this because there was like over 200 square feet difference. I decided to take a chance and keep our smaller room with 2 queen beds. It was perfect! Whoever designed the rooms was a master at efficient space planning! We had 4 very large dresser drawers which held more than in most hotel rooms, as well as a closet. There was a nice large low table in between the beds with convenient plugs for electronics. The cocoon shower was not only a great contemporary design touch, it was very functional and fun. There were several different options for lighting in the room, which was also a nice feature.
The staff is second to none! Every single person from the bell staff, front desk, restaurant/bar and even the housekeeping staff were so cheerful and helpful and would go out of their way to make sure you were happy and satisfied.
One of the favorite things we love about Kimpton hotels is the evening cocktail hour...the lobby was totally beautiful, warm and serene -- red or white wine, or a hot beverage was served...such a great way to end each day. We had planned to have dinner elsewhere on a few nights, but ended up just staying at the hotel and enjoying a meal at Zentan. The decor is very chic and the food, atmosphere and service is wonderful and fun!
I highly recommend the Donovan Hotel if you enjoy fine, contemporary hotels with an urban chic vibe, and stellar service!
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Wow, I am blown away by your comments. I so very much appreciate you taking the time to share your first hand experience with the TripAdvisor community. Loved your last comment, "stellar service", it's kind of our deal!
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