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St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 4 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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was in DC on business this week and stayed at the Kimpton Donovan.I am here frequently for work and always stay in a hotel. I have stayed at almost all of the other Kimptons. I have to say that by far so far this is my favorite Kimpton. The lobby is a very cool design with lots of seating and...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff great location!! Great view from rooftop pool. Too windy for us to really go up there Other than to take quick pics. Not a lot of room to move around in the lobby, tight quarters if there is a bunch of people in lobby. Clean and nice.

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Dallas, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stayed at the Kimpton Donovan on multiple occasions, it has always been clean, quiet, convenient and reasonable. The staff is friendly and accommodating and the bar is decent (if you decided to stay in). I have used the hotel for both personal and large business meetings and it has been a great experience for both purposes.

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

Dear Armin P, Thank you kindly for trusting us during your many visits to D.C. We are here for you, and we will do our outmost to remain the best hotel we can be for your future stays. All the best Dragan Andrejic

New York City
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We're frequent visitors to Washington DC and usually stay near Dupont Circle. But as the gravitational pull of "it" places has shifted east to Logan Circle, we thought we would try The Donovan for a change. The hotel is showing a little wear and tear and could probably use a refreshing (particularly the lobby/waiting area). The rooms are nice and...

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

Dear Joopynyc, Thank you for the nice compliments about our hotel. I will do my best, so you forget you usual hotel :) We are here for you. Reach out to me in case you are planning a trip to DC to see if we can find a perfect room. All the Best Dragan Andrejic

Davie, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked our room through Expedia after I read all the reviews on tripadvisor, Expedia and Yelp. Pleasantly surprised when we arrived early (about noon) and they checked us in with no problem. I'm a Karma member (Kimpton hotels rewards) and they had a bottle of sparkling wine and chocolate covered strawberries in my room. Very centrally located although you...

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

Dear MichiluzTravel, Thank you for staying at the Donovan. I'm glad that your review research proved you right :) We do have an amazing Housekeeping team, I'm happy they were able to accommodate an early check-in. We would be honor to welcome you back again. All the best Dragan Andrejic

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent 5 nights at The Donovan and it's been an amazing trip. The room was a great size with a beautiful bathroom and very nice toiletries. The beds were so comfy which was much appreciated after a long day shopping & sightseeing. The staff have been fabulous and special mention has to go to Ty in reception and David...

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

Dear Eleanormurphy01, Thank your for the lovely review, I'm glad we were able to provide a good night sleep after the sightseeing. Next time you are in D.C. hopefully in the summer so you can enjoy the rooftop pool/bar area. I will be sure to high-five Ty and David. All the best. Dragan Andrejic

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed November 2, 2016

Thomas Circle was the perfect jumping off point for our little family to enjoy all the DC attractions. The Donovan house suited a family with a 2 year old very well and the staff made every accommodation possible for our comfort.

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

Dear Katelyn K, Thank you for making your family adventure start at the Donovan. I'm happy we provided a home base. I hope we can be here for the future adventures. All the best Dragan Andrejic

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed November 1, 2016

Extremely friendly staff, great location , very central AND only 15minutes away from Reagan National Airport. Very comfortable and impeccably clean bedrooms, great city views, and that amazing Karma program...You definitely want to become a member of this club! Make it a must stay during your next visit to the Capital! You won't want to miss Happy Hour, and at...

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

Dear Ihamo1953, I love your review. I said in one of the previouse reviews if we are able to make you feel right at home only then we did a good job. Thank you for the kind words and we are here to welcome you again. Safe travel Dragan Andrejic

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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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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $128 - $883 (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
“sign up for Karma rewards”
 of 5 bubbles MichiluzTravels, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Free wine hour between 5-6pm!”
 of 5 bubbles eleanormurphy01, 5 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for what you need to feel comfortable - their staff will do everything possible to make it happen!”
 of 5 bubbles katelynk27, Nov 2, 2016 | Read review
“stay away from the 12th floor, directly underneath the rooftop pool!”
 of 5 bubbles lhamo1953, Nov 1, 2016 | Read review
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