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The Kimpton Donovan Hotel

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The decor, location and service were all very good. Although the room was quite good, it was showing very early signs of needing some work. The joint between the bedroom carpet and the marble bathroom floor was beginning to separate and some tiles were chipped.

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Thank Onibar
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love the Donovan and am a frequent guest. They made my birthday so special! Love the front desk staff and the bartenders on the rooftop bar. They are amazing! I stay at a lot of Kimptons and the Donovan is at the top of my list! Thank you Donovan for making my birthday fabulous!

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I arrived at this hotel after I left another Kimpton hotel that i didn't like at all called `Mason and Rook`. Everything that went wrong over there was fantastic over at the Donovan, what a difference! I only booked my room late morning same day. I arrived quite moody at the hotel and was greeted by a guy called Lance... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On first arrival this hotel seems quite nice but the lobby is a bit dull and tired. The nearest toilets are either on the 2nd floor or in the restaurant, which can be awkward.The room was OK but a guide to the hotels facilities would have been helpful as we didn't find out about a few things until we'd been... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a really nice hotel. It's somewhat centrally located to DC attractions. The restaurant has a Japanese-inspired menu (which has some limited vegetarian option), and the rooms are all well appointed. Some of the rooms have neat circular shower stalls. The staff is friendly and attentive. It seems like a nice hotel for a getaway, but it's my first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I walked in to The Donovan and thought - oh no what did I just do! It did not help that I had a 2 day meeting and the menu we chose apparently was sandwiches when I expected a proper meal. I was so disappointed, until I met Gergana who made every effort to change the menu and made our... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A gem of a hotel located conveniently in downtown Washington. Comfortable beds, bright rooms and good restaurant. What sets it apart, is the staff. Professional, efficient and friendly. We will check in here again if we visit DC in the future.

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Thank Cathy M
York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited DC for the weekend to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary. I looked at a number of hotels and narrowed the choices down to three of the Kimpton hotels. Based on the photos, we ended up choosing The Donovan. Staying at The Donovan was one of the best experiences I have had with a hotel.... More 

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Sanford, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Donovan became one of our favorite hotels almost immediately. Not only does it have a great location, it also has elegantly designed rooms and a bed we wanted to take home. The staff is truly superb. We will return.

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Thank Mindforms
Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great location - with in easy walking distance of the White House. A few blocks walk to Mcpheason Square metro. Plenty of restaurants and bars and Whole Foods with in 10 minute walk. It felt safe in the evenings as it was a busy area. Reception - can't fault the staff they were so welcoming and friendly. They were also... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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Additional Information about The Kimpton Donovan Hotel

Address: 1155 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-4111
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Upper Northwest
Price Range: $137 - $576 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Kimpton Donovan Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 193
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Also Known As:
Donovan Hotel a Thompson
Donovan House Washington Dc
Hotel Style:
#13 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#14 Luxury 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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