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Kimpton Donovan

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
Reviewed August 5, 2016

If your looking for a good affordable hotel in DC look no further. This hotel was absolutely amazing. Very clean. Modern decore. Rooftop pool and bar. Fun night life. 5pm free wine hour every day!! Staff was superb - very attentive, friendly and helpful. Great location. We even got a complimentary bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries delivered to...

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Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

I loved the location of the Donovan. If you are a walker you will definitely enjoy walking to the major landmarks. Staff was friendly and parking is a bit pricey. If you're able to find a spot in the neighborhood, by deciphering those confusing parking signs DC has, then you'll be fine. Hotel room was interesting and set up was...

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed August 2, 2016

I selected this hotel for the rooftop pool, the rooftop bar and the location. I was on travel for combination business meetings and visiting old friends. The pool closes at 5PM which was honestly devastating given my short time there. It is very small, and when I got up there at 4 was filled with 6 splashing, loud kids. The...

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Salem, NH
Reviewed August 2, 2016

Stayed at Donovan through a discount from TRavelZoo. Room was beautiful with figure 8 open shower - I don't know how else to describe it. In B'room imagine the number 8. Now open up 1/4 of the 8 and walk around corner into rest of shower. Very nice. Room was beautiful. Rooftop bar and pool. In afternoon, go for swim...

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

Dear Lordagn, I love the way you describe our showers. It is very accurate; I​ will use it from now on :) I'm happy that you had a lovely time with us and that you tried Zentan. Food is fantastic. See you soon. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager

Derry, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 2, 2016

We've stayed in the Donovan the last few times that we've travelled to Washington and always have a great time. From the chic rooms to the rooftop bar, it's a great location to spend some time in DC. Happy hour in the lobby offers free wine, and it's close to the White House. Perfect for tourists.

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

Dear 2nz, Thank you for staying with us every time you are in DC, that means a lot to us. I'm happy that we always accommodate your needs. ​ I would love to meet you in person next time you are in the city. Regards, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager

Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

I was thoroughly impressed with the professionalism of the hotel staff. Unfortunately my flight was delayed due to weather but the staff made my check in a breeze and I was able to still make my event on time. The decorations and pool views were amazing. I also like the location it was right in the mix for DC night...

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

Dear Ashley B, I ​chose to work at Kimpton since I believe that our team cares about each other and the guests. I'm happy that you felt special and important since I feel like that every day working side by side with this amazing people. All the best, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager

Reviewed August 1, 2016

I stayed here last year with my boyfriend for a weekend getaway, and I can honestly say that it is our favorite out of the 3 Kimpton hotels we have tried in DC. We are loyal to Kimpton and try to stay at Kimpton hotels everywhere we go, and this one might even be our favorite over all! Everything about...

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

Dear Stephanie N, Thank you for your review and so happy to see that we are on the top of your Kimpton list. That is a great list to be on :) I love that you had a fantastic time with us, ​and we would love to welcome you back very soon. All the Best. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager

Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

My stay was amazing. The room was beyond my expectations & guest services were very pleasant. Anything that I needed down to fashion tape was available lol. The cleanliness of the hotel & the super welcoming staff made my stay even better. When in DC choose this hotel as your temporary home!

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

​Dear Eboni B, Thank you so much for this fantastic review and making The Donovan a temporary home. I'm glad that your stay was amazing. All the best, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Reviewed August 1, 2016

Chose this hotel as we were promised connecting rooms---checked in and no connecting rooms. Two doors down was what was available, so that is what we took. Offered connecting rooms the next day, but we stayed in our original rooms.This is not a hotel for kids, as they are not allowed up in the rooftop pool after 6:00 pm. Not...

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

Dear mdthatcher, I apologize for that connecting rooms were not available that must have been hard since you traveled with grandchildren, I'm truly sorry about this. I see from your review that there were up's and down's and that we were not consistent in our service as we usually are. I'm glad that you enjoy your trip to DC, and...

Springfield, Massachusetts
Reviewed August 1, 2016

When the staff of the Donovan found out it was our anniversary, they not only upgraded our room but gave my wife and me a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries, along with a nice hand-drawn card. The entire staff was incredibly kind and helpful, and we couldn't be more grateful for everyone's efforts. Keep up the excellent work,...

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

Dear JoeyJoJoJrShabadoo3, I'm happy that we were a part of your anniversary and that our team made your stay special. Thank you for the kind review. I'm glad you found your spot in DC, ​and we can't wait to welcome you soon. All the Best. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager.

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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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  • Minibar
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Additional Information about Kimpton Donovan

Address: 1155 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-4111
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Upper Northwest
Price Range: $220 - $510 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — 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
#19 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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“I was on the 14th top floor, elevators were available all the time. I had a view of the monument. It was lovely.”
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“best view.”
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“View of the Circle was magnificent at night!”
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“We upgraded to a King with View - view was worth it”
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“Great City View, Close To Whitehouse, Pet Friendly”
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