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New Haven, Connecticut
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

So the staff was very nice to the boss and her son. The rooms were great, the restaurant was good as well. The problem is that the pool shuts down to the hotel guests under 21. It opens to the public and becomes a wet club. Drunk young men and women extremely loud music and of course, fights. All witnessed...

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

Dear Elmcitytraveller, Thank you for taking the time to write the review of our hotel. I'm happy that your liked our rooms and the restaurant. The 14th street area is very developed with a great sense of community I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the surroundings. I hope we can suggest a few other areas if you stay with us next...

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed July 12, 2016

I was visiting DC to celebrate a friend's wedding and everything from booking the group of rooms, to getting the confirmations, and checking in was a breeze. They were able to get our rooms next to each other to have two rooms combine for when we had the group together. The front desk staff was very pleasant and accommodated any...

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

Dear Dustin A, I'm very happy that reservation experience was seamless and that we were able to block room close to each other so it is easier to get together. 14th street has so much to offer especially in the summer time and what the best way to relax than by the pool :) I'm glad that we were a...

Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

I stayed June 2016 at this hotel. The thermostat was set to 64 during the entire two night stay. Our room fluctuated between 74-76 degrees. Thus when returning from a hot day sightseeing or getting out of a hot shower it was difficult to keep cool. I informed the front desk of this problem. I followed up with the manager...

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

Dear Toddstravels, Thank you for your post and taking the time to speak to me personally. I apologize that we couldn't find a common ground, and I respect your opinion. My offer still stands, and you have my email address in case we find a change of hearts. All the best in your travel. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager​

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed July 11, 2016

The location, the room and the pool bar on the roof with a great view of the city. I love Kimptons and often stay in them but this was the best yet. From the efficient front desk staff to the waiting staff and room service team it was the people who made this such a memorable stay.

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

Dear 120Alska, It looks like you had a fantastic stay in D.C. I'm glad you stayed with us. Thank you for the kind review and the compliments for our team​. I hope we can welcome you back very soon. All the best. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager.

Woodbridge
Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

I use tripadvisor reviews a lot, but don't often contribute, so when I do, it's for a place that made an extreme impression. We have stayed at the Donovan 3-4 times, and already have another visit planned next month. We've been fans of Kimpton Hotels for awhile. Two years ago, we saw that the Donovan has a rooftop pool and...

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

Dear Shabalabadingdong, Thank you for deciding to share your impression of the hotels on Tripadvisor this time. I'm very happy that we were able to make every stay fantastic, and I love when guests find​ home with us. Thank you for so many compliments about our hotel. I would love to meet you in person next time you are with...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 8, 2016

I was only visiting Washington for 2 days so wanted somewhere central to stay, I couldn't have picked a better place, the hotel is about a 10 minutes walk from The White House, there is a supermarket directly opposite the hotel, I got a cab to the hotel from Union Station which was around $10. I had booked a city...

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

Dear Kopiteangel, I loved that you had a fantastic time at our hotel. Location plays a big part if you don't have a lot of time, I'm glad you got the most of the two days. Thank you for the lovely compliment about our Front Office team. They are amazing. You are right rooftop is super relaxing at the end...

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Reviewed July 6, 2016

Great place, friendly staff, clean room. We did a business meeting there and were more than satisfied with the hotel and meeting planning. We'd definitely come back. Everyone from Gergana, who helped make the meeting come off smoothly, to Keru in valet service was so helpful.

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

Dear Gregory D, I'm happy that your stay and the meeting was a success. I will give a huge hug to Gergana and Kiru. They are always smiling; that is a big thing for me :) Thank you again for the review, ​and I hope we can welcome you soon. All the best, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager

Reviewed July 6, 2016

As a New Yorker, I'm used to people imitating what they think is an "urban" style. This hotel was an exercise in minimalism. There is a small lobby that hosts the nightly cocktail hour and the coffee can be found in the same place the next day. When you get off the elevator, you practically need a flashlight to walk...

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

Dear LA D, Thank you for your review, and I apologize you didn't like the style of our hotel and the showers. I hope that our service played a part and made you feel a bit ​better about the overall stay. If you are visiting DC soon and you do not wish to stay at the Donovan please reach out...

Pompano Beach, Florida
Reviewed July 6, 2016

The rooms were a decent size and very comfortable as well as stylish. The toiletries provided in the bathrooms smelled great and the shower in my room was fun (seems like it was designed to feel like you are crawling into a seashell. Each staff member we interacted with was considerate, professional, and helpful. We enjoyed spending the morning relaxing...

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

Dear Stephiepie_miami, I'm glad that you enjoyed our showers, and that was the idea behind the design. Bath products are something new, and we are getting a very positive feedback. I'm happy you like them. Thank you for the kind words for our team, we are very proud to be here. All the best. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager.

New York
Reviewed July 5, 2016

I am continually impressed by the Kimpton hotels brand - and the Donovan is no exception. Once again, they have exceeded my expectations. Celebrating a birthday on a holiday weekend in DC, we made our reservations only days before. The hotel is beautifully decorated, and the service they provide is truly unparalleled in the industry. In addition, the staff at...

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

Dear Adam S, Thank you for testing Kimpton hotel everywhere you go. We have a few in D.C., so one more road trip is a must :) Thank you for letting us being a small part of your birthday and I loved your review. See you soon. NYC is a close by. 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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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Minibar
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff

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: $225 - $518 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles pattym861, 3 days ago | Read review
“best view.”
 of 5 bubbles geraldineperez24, 1 week ago | Read review
“View of the Circle was magnificent at night!”
 of 5 bubbles 314vickiv, 1 week ago | Read review
“We upgraded to a King with View - view was worth it”
 of 5 bubbles Din-Rah, Feb 13, 2017 | Read review
“Great City View, Close To Whitehouse, Pet Friendly”
 of 5 bubbles tammyp738, Feb 9, 2017 | Read review
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