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The Kimpton Donovan

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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s a comfortable hotel in an excellent downtown location. Five minutes walk from the metro, ten minutes from the White House, and remarkably quiet. Beds comfortable and wi-fi working well. If these things suffice for you, then all is well. That said, I can’t rate it too well for two reasons related not to the “hard product” but to the...

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Awet S, General Manager at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Dear Joe_78, Thank you for your feedback from your recent visit. On behalf of the team I apologize your experience was less than pleasant. Coffee Makers. Please note we can place a coffee maker in your room prior to your arrival. I certainly understand the need for a cup of coffee first thing in the morning. Access to the fitness...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good: - The room was clean and comfortable, we had a view of the square and it was everything I had wanted it to be. - We stayed on a Friday night and had no trouble with noise from the hall or outside. - Convenient to the Metro and a Starbucks. - Wifi worked well, the TV in the room...

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Awet S, General Manager at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Dear LadyoftheMoon(loving the TA handle), Thank you for the 4 out 5 star review. I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your detailed and candid feedback after your stay with us. This is a great opportunity to reinforce the details with the team. The Hotel Fee assessed to your account allows the use of several services at no...

Salisbury, Maryland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Kimpton Donovan was our home away from home for Thanksgiving this year! The bellmen and the front desk staff made us feel so welcome and they were all extremely helpful. We loved being able to bring our 14 year old dog Pepper and she enjoyed the special treatment she received with some treats and a dog toy that the...

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Awet S, General Manager at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Dear TLGal, Thank you for the wonderful review of the Donovan. We have an amazing group of employees who love being of service to our guest. Happy to read Pepper had a great stay as well. Happy Holidays and thank you, Awet Sium General Manager

Hoboken, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is adequate but I was completely put off by the 20$/night "destination fee" that I was charged at the end of my stay, although I had a fully prepaid rate! Beware of these deceiving practices that have negatively affected our opinion of this establishement

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Awet S, General Manager at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Dear Pier C, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback in regards to your recent stay with us. It truly was our pleasure to have you as our guest, and I am terribly sorry to hear that you had anything less than a stellar experience during your time with us. The Hotel Fee assessed to your account...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Donovan for two nights. If you like walking, it will be a good hotel for you. You can walk to many interesting places within 30 minutes walk. The room was clean and bed was comfortable. The bell man was standing in front of the door. When I get off from a cab, the bell man did not...

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Awet S, General Manager at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Dear Chul A, Happy Holidays from the Donovan! Thank you for your assessment of the hotel. With us being located in Thomas Circle we have immediate access to many of the sites in Washington D.C. From the numerous museums, to Georgetown we are centrally located to everything DC has to offer. We clearly missed some opportunities to provide excellent service...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Donovan for one night for a short vacation. In general I love Kimpton hotels, but I really love this one. I might try other Kimptons next time, but i definitely am happy to come back here. Usual pros and cons follow: Pros: (1) Convenient location, 10 min walk to DuPont, 10 min to Logan, 15 min walk...

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Awet S, General Manager at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Makoto N, Thank you for the awesome review of the hotel and happy to read the details you have mentioned. Please let me know when you are coming back so we can send up something nice for you. Happy Holidays, Awet Sium General Manager awet.sium@donovanhoteldc.com

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I organized a weekend trip to D.C., and our group stayed at the Kimpton Donovan. This hotel has elevated hospitality to an art form. I have stayed in 5 star hotels that could learn a lot from this hotel. The general consensus of the group was that we all felt like we were home or in the home of a...

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Awet S, General Manager at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Dear BrooklynRoxie, Thank you for your Five Star review. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay, the service and hospitality and we surpassed your expectations overall. We are fortunate to have such a great location in Thomas Circle so readily accessible to the major monuments and museums with great shopping and restaurants. We hope to welcome you back...

Garden Grove, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall our stay at the hotel was OK. I wasn't blown away by the staff, amenities or the restaurant. As a long time loyal Kimpton member I really wanted to rate this location high but for several reason I am sticking with my three start review. 1. Bell Man - Never opened the door for us once. More interested in...

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the Donovan in our car and were greeted by very friendly and helpful valet staff, Dustin and Andy. The front desk staff were very welcoming, informative and knowledgeable about the area (we had not been to DC in years). Julie made the check-in process smooth. The room was amazing, everything was very clean and had a modern,...

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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay in DC in early November 2016. The Donovan provided tremendous accomodations with all the amenities any traveler is looking for. Our suite was very roomy and comfortable with a great view overlooking Thomas Circle. This location is ideal with its easy access to the White House end of the National Mall including the various Smithsonian...

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about The Kimpton Donovan

Address: 1155 14th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-4111
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Upper Northwest
Price Range: $127 - $886 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Kimpton Donovan 4*
Number of rooms: 193
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Also Known As:
Donovan Hotel a Thompson
Donovan House Washington Dc
Hotel Style:
#16 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#20 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#24 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#41 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#56 Family Hotel in Washington DC
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“Rooms right on Thomas Circle have fantastic views, but be warned: the drapes are not blackout, so street light streams in at night.”
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 of 5 bubbles joopynyc, 4 weeks ago | Read review
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“Free wine hour between 5-6pm!”
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“Ask for what you need to feel comfortable - their staff will do everything possible to make it happen!”
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“stay away from the 12th floor, directly underneath the rooftop pool!”
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