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The Kimpton Donovan Hotel

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Whats not to love about this place? They have an award winning restaurant in which one of the chef's is a top chef at ZENTAN restaurant. The chicken satay is amazing. The hotel is really affordable for a downtown hotel. It is owned by Kimpton and they usually have nice sleek boutique hotels and Donovan is no exception. The rooms... More 

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

Dear RoomKeyKing, I'm happy that you loved our hotel and the restaurant. We are super proud that we work for Kimpton. We are opening our rooftop on the 25th, and we cannot wait for some amazing weather. Thank you again for the kind words and I hope we can welcome you back very soon. Regards, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager. More 

Austin, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Stayed at the Donovan last week on business. This was my second stay at a Kimpton property in DC. I'm very impressed with the service offered by this hotel group. The staff of the hotel seem genuinely happy to work there, reminds me of Southwest Airlines in the early days. They greet you and interact with you as a person.... More 

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

Dear SWB1352, Thank you for the kind review. I love that you compare us with early days Southwest... I'm proud of that, and you are 100% correct, having people who are happy for being here makes a big impact, not only to our team but all of our guests. Thank you for enrolling in Kimpton Karma as it has a... More 

Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Check in was very easy and check out was also a breeze. The hotel is gorgeous; very modern and comfortable. It's also within walking distance to everything and really good restaurants. Friendly staff and comfy beds. Our room had a big awesome tub with PLENTY of hot water.

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

Dear Lili232323, Thank you for pointing out our Front Office team, I must say they are the very well organized group of individuals :) I'm very happy that you enjoyed the design of our hotel. Tubs are just phenomenal. I love how they fit the bathrooms. Regards, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager. More 

New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

I stayed at the Donovan for one night when I traveled to DC for a meeting. It was minutes away from National Airport and perfectly located. I loved my room--- it was spacious, with a lovely view! I usually don't sleep well when I am away from home, but the bed was so comfortable that I got a good night's... More 

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

Dear Sarina14, Thank you for choosing the Donovan for your DC hotel. I'm glad you were able to have a good night sleep; I know that this is sometimes hard on the road, especially after the whole day travel. You are right about the location, so many restaurants; bars; takeouts... area available we are very lucky that we are on... More 

Westerly, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

The staff couldn't have been more helpful. I had requested early arrival and they had my room ready and were waiting for me by name. Room was great. Wine hour a fun time complete with snacks. Great location. Would definitely go back.

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

Dear Traveler12271947, Thank you for your kind review. I'm happy that we were able to arrange an early check-​in. Since we are very busy, I must say that Housekeeping and Front Office did an excellent job making sure your room is ready. Have safe travel. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

I recently stayed for the first time at the Donovan Hotel in Washington, DC. From the moment I walked in, I felt like I was in my kind of place. It had a welcoming vibe even before I interacted with the team at check-in. The team was warm, friendly and helpful. I took advantage of the small gym which had... More 

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

Dear Amy W, Thank you very much for your fantastic review. The person who assisted you with the coffee in the morning was our overnight superstar Howie. I don't remember seeing him without a smile. He is just amazing. I'm glad you loved our hotel, and we would like​ to welcome you again. Regards, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

I've stayed at The Donovan a few times now and each stay exceeds the last. I traveled to DC for a military ceremony with several family members and the front desk staff took such amazing care of us from the moment we arrived to when we left. They remember you and always greet you when you re-enter the hotel. I... More 

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

Dear 793Kelly, Thank you kindly for our review. I love reading reviews like yours since I feel that our team cares about the wellbeing of our guests. That means a lot to me, and I'm sure to all of us. Thank you very much for recognizing our Housekeeping and Engineering team who make this hotel impeccable. I hope we can... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

There were a few small things that the staff could have done better. (Eg it shouldn't have taken 4 separate phone calls to reception to ask to borrow some hair straightening irons). Overall though I really enjoy the service and would definitely seek out a Kimpton hotel next time I needed to stay anywhere. The service at breakfast was a... More 

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

Dear FredTrips, Thank yo kindly for your 5-star review. I see that we could have done much better with the delivery and that you were very kind of rating is five stars. We have quality control procedures in place to make sure all the deliveries and on time, I guess we didn't do so well this time. I hope we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

Stayed here for one night literally because my girlfriend and didn't feel like driving back home in the wee hours of the morning. Hagen and Donnell provided great service and conversation while we were checking-in. I have an appreciation for great customer service and those guys really exceeded that!! So thanks, and I'll be staying here again!!

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

Dear Dior G, Thank you for giving us a chance. I'm glad that you decided not to drive :) Donnel and Hagen are 2/3 of our fantastic​ night team. We all sleep very well knowing they can take care of our guests as they did in your case. Summer is coming soon, and our rooftop can be a good excuse... More 

Honoluu, United States
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

I'm in DC for work several times a year and always try to stay at the Donovan. It's definitely not the typical DC hotel. It's stylish and fun. Solid morning coffee in the lobby as you're dashing out the door. Wine to welcome you back in the evening. The "Raid The Bar" card for treats in your room (just join... More 

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

Dear Charles S, Thank you kindly for exploring our hotel. I'm happy that you stayed in a few room categories, and that you know our hotel very well. You are right about Karma membership; it​ is a good thing to join since it add a bit to every stay. All the best in your travels and I hope to see... More 

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Amenities

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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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About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service

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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