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Rooftop Bar

Disappointing that the rooftop lounge bartender wasn't able to make a Toasted Almond although all... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
Sterling, Virginia
via mobile
Good views of Washington DC but amenities could be a lot better

Donovan's is right beside a tiny pool on the roof of the Donovan Hotel. The pool is so tiny that... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2017
Robert E
Springfield, Virginia
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  • Excellent22%
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  • Average18%
  • Poor22%
  • Terrible7%
Sep 1, 2018
“Rooftop Bar”
Oct 8, 2018
“Not worth visiting ”
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1155 14th St NW, Donovan House, Washington DC, DC 20005-4111
+1 202-737-1200
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Okay view overlooking a church and a monument. Had a plastic tumbler of wine which cost $14 and wasn’t chilled plus wine in a plastic container never tastes quite right. Seating not particularly comfortable. Just felt not worth the effort of getting up there.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pusilla
Reviewed September 22, 2018

while this roof top bar at the Donovan hotel has nice views looking NW (not towards the Capitol or Mall), and it does offer a bar and food service, it is weird in that they stop serving food at ~4pm and shut the place up...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank I D B
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Disappointing that the rooftop lounge bartender wasn't able to make a Toasted Almond although all required ingredients are listed in their bar menu. Told that they didn't have the "syrups". No syrups are required. A bartender would know that. If in doubt look it up...More

Thank jsg712
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

They really need to do some things up here on Donovan’s roof top. Like clean the utterly disgusting cushions and pillows that customers sit on! Paint the rusting poles around the deck and put the heaters in the right place for your paying customers and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed July 27, 2017

Donovan's is right beside a tiny pool on the roof of the Donovan Hotel. The pool is so tiny that it's basically useless and they may as well just get rid of it and improve the rooftop bar. Seating is limited and not very comfortable....More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Robert E
Reviewed July 11, 2017

The rooftoop bar is popular with guests and locals. One of the few views with a pool, it's in a chic location.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Erin H
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

We had an early evening business reception. We were served beef, duck and other samplers. All of them very delucious. The selection on beers was a little scarce, but the view compensated for it.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank stinsonbeach13
Reviewed October 10, 2016

Was told that we could smoke here. Went up and we were told no smoking . They should post it downstairs.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank John T
Reviewed September 10, 2016

Hi folk's , well I was at this hotel a week ago and decided to go to the roof top bar. It is a nice bar and nice view. However their beer selection needs some improvements very seriously. they really don't carry to many domestic...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Rene B
Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at The Donovan and visited the rooftop bar one balmy evening. Service was not great and to be honest the dearest drinks we had the whole trip. Ok as a one off but could not spend the evening here.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank mikat69
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