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The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited for six nights with our two kids in a king studio cityview. We walked to attractions, came home, had a swim, enjoyed cocktail hour (complimentary) and left for dinner each day and night. Lots of great restaurants nearby (CHIX is particularly yummy, we all had dinner for under 25 dollars total). Parking is $$$ (48 dollars) so we... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed at The Donovan because I was there for a workshop. The organization hosting the workshop selected and paid for the hotel but I have always been a fan of Kimpton hotels and was eager to try out The Donovan. The lobby is a little dark but the welcome at reception was outstanding. Very friendly and yet professional at... More 

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Woodbury, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I chose the Donovan because they offered a suite that I was told slept 5 and because of the reviews. I will say upon arrival, I was somewhat disappointed. The lobby is small, very small, and dark, but check in was smooth. The room is as shown in pictures - not my taste, somewhat modern with the strange curved shower.... More 

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Thank 86Nole
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Hotel charges you resort fee for free wine, access to the pool that closes at 5pm and opens and 7 am?!? What if you arrive just after 6pm and have to check out around 8am? Resort fee should be a up to the guest whether or not they want to participate. What if we don't drink? Hotel lobby/hall is filthy.... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited DC for a friends wedding. I usually pick this hotel chain because I know how great they are and just like usual, I was not disappointed. The bed was great, the staff was helpful and I was super pleased that I picked to stay there yet again!

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I travel each week, and always look forward to my DC trips and stays at the Donovan. The Donovan staff is truly top notch. I'm yet to find a better team in DC. The staff is knowledgable, pleasant, and very professional. Add great complimentary coffee and a relaxing wine hour, and all is good! I highly recommend the Donovan.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here over Valentine's Day weekend. I love everything about the Kimpton brand. I started staying at them for their complimentary wine hour and got sucked in by their amazing customer service. I would give this hotel more of a 4.5 so I'm rounding up. My only complaint is the noise through the walls. The hotel was wonderful, the... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The location of the Donovan is excellent and close to the mall. Room was nicely decorated and comfortable. The shower simply spectacular. The staff was always in charge and the service perfect. Also we had free wine in the lobby in the afternoon and that was a nice thing to remember the hotel.

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Dragan A, Assistant General Manager​ at The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear NuriaBravo828, Thank you for staying with and I'm happy that you loved our rooms, Showers are a big hit as well. Wine hour is a perfect way to meet other travelers​, our team and it's a big part of the Kimpton culture. See you soon, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager​ More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Donovan brings a high level of contemporary style to the normal DC accommodation choices. The location was perfect for my business needs and for accessing the DC tourist spots. My room was perfectly situated overlooking Thomas Circle. It was large, clean and very comfortable. Unfortunately due to weather, the DNV lounge was closed. Hopefully I can check that out... More 

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Dragan A, Assistant General Manager at The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Aimlesswanderer11, I love that you were impressed by our design and happy that your room had a view of the Thomas Circle, it is a very nice view. Drinks at the rooftop is an absolute must next time you are in town. All the best, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager​ More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My stay at the Donovan was fantastic, and I only wish I could have stayed for longer. Two things stood out. I loved the new Malin+Goetz products, particularly the soap. I called the front desk to ask if they sold them at the hotel, since I saw them for sale on the Kimpton website. Minutes later a staff member was... More 

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Dragan A, Assistant General Manager at The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Maritza G, Thank you so much for this amazing review. I'm very proud of the entire hotel for making your stay and the stay of your CEO fantastic. I hope that your travel will lead you back to DC so we can welcome you again. All the Best Dragan Andrejic ​Assistant General Manager. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
GreenLeadersSilver level
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge

Additional Information about The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel

Address: 1155 14th Street, N.W., Washington DC, DC 20005
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Upper Northwest
Price Range: $194 - $415 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#13 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#24 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#41 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#57 Family Hotel in Washington DC
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