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The Kimpton Donovan Hotel

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

Julie at Front desk was truly delightful! Everybody was so nice through the 2016 blizzard weekend of January 22nd-January 25th. This hotel is in the center of a large number or restaurants and tourists attractions!

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

Dear Michael-Goggles68, Thank you for view. Now it’s a part of our tradition to give hugs to all the team members who are mentioned on Trip Advisor. One hug going Julie’s way. It was a very interesting weekend in DC and a unique time to see DC like this. Maybe we will see you when things are back to normal... More 

Orlando, Florida
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

I'm a SUPER fan of the Kimpton Brand, but The Donovan has taken my love affair to the next level. We visited DC on a surprise birthday gift from my husband to visit my best friend. When we arrived we informed them at the front desk of our plans, and they instantly upgraded our room. We enjoyed the wine-hour and... More 

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

Dear Lillygraz, I love your review. I’m so happy you enjoyed our hotel. I feel that all of our “selling” points were in your review. Upgraded rooms; wine hour; location; customer service; spectacular views… I‘m always happy to read experiences like yours. Thank you so much for giving our hotel a chance and I’m happy that we can continue this... More 

Corte Madera, California
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

This is a standard Kimpton, which to me means a bit hip and good value. I like the location -- across from a CVS and near a Starbucks -- and the service has always been great. I stay here about 5-6 times a year, and they're finally starting to recognize me which I like.

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

Dear Sadiegc, We should have recognized you the second time you arrived but thank you for allowing us a few more opportunities  Thank you for your review one more time and I hope we will welcome you again very soon. All the best. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager More 

London
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39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

I have stayed at The Donovan a few times over the years and it has always struck me as a place with great potential but perhaps with a little bit of magic missing, well not any more. Delightful minimalism, super cool sixties style. The rooms are a generous size and the suites excellent. In the movies this is would have... More 

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

Dear ianx1london, Best review ever  thank you very much for your comment about the magic and the pride. Now we have super, amazing team. Everyone who is here genuinely wants to be here and that is huge for us. I would love to meet you in person next time you are in town. All the best. Dragan Andrejic Assistant... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

My 10 year old daughter and I stayed at the Donovan the week before Christmas and I was absolutely delighted with every aspect of our stay. From the moment we checked in, they made my daughter feel very special. The check in staff offered her hot chocolate and every time we went to the lobby, they acknowledged her by name.... More 

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

Dear Oprahfan60745, I was so happy when I read your review. Thank you kindly for your words they really mean a lot to our team. I’m glad that your daughter had a nice time at the Donovan and we would love to welcome you again in the future. Hot chocolate is a big hit especially when it’s so cold. Gold... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

The Donovan, a Kimpton property, is another boutique hotel from the leader in boutique. From the signature Kimpton scent, wafting through the lobby, to the cozy corners, fireplace and wine reception daily, the Kimpton makes you feel special. Rooms are modern and spacious. Donovan rooms have a cacoon style shower, with a rain shower head, wonderful soaps and huge LG... More 

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

Dear Mttaylor19, Thank you for your amazing review I’m happy to see that you recognize our signature scent, I’m sure it brings a few memories. I’m happy that you were able to join us wine our I’m sure that you know that this is big thing for us at the end of the day. Have a safe travel and I... More 

Sydney, Australia
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

Very funky boutique hotel in a convenient tourist location. Great bathrobes and unusual conch shell style shower. ( though the shower head could have been bigger). Our city view king suite had a powder room and full bathroom, which is unusual even for a suite. The addition of two televisions really made it a home away from home. Staff were... More 

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

Dear Aussieabroad054, Thank you for staying at the Donovan and I’m glad that you felt like you are at home. That is the feeling we try to maintain. Thank you as well for the comment about our team. We really love being here and I hope it shows. Being a Kimpton member helps a lot and with all the small... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Lovely modern rooms with an amazing shower. Comfortable beds and very clean. Loved the free wine tasting each night in the foyer. Good location, close to shops and great restaurants (which the hotel supplied a list of their favorites). Walking distance to the Washington Mall and Monuments. Had a great stay, pity it was too cold to use the pool... More 

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

Dear Jc3richards, Thank you for you kind review. I love that you enjoyed your stay at the Donovan. I must say that is super cold in DC now and we are all hoping for a warmer days so we can open the rooftop. I feel that summer should be here  All the best. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager More 

Raleigh,NC
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59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

We enjoyed our three night stay over Christmas at this charming, contemporary boutique hotel. Very much appreciated the folks that worked over the holiday! We were greeted so warmly on Christmas day and made to feel very welcome with a king room on the 15th floor overlooking Thomas Circle. Bed was comfortable. Loved the big beautiful tv and the movie... More 

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

Dear Lori R, I love your review. I feel that you had fun staying in DC and at the Donovan during your vacation. I’m glad that you liked the location of the hotel especially when you have the view of the Thomas Circle. I must agree with you that our Housekeeping team is very much involved in the guest experience... More 

Omak, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

I enjoy staying here when I'm in town on business. Great staff, great room, and most importantly a great nights sleep. Love the location too. Close enough to the Hill, the touristy spots and the night life. Very helpful at the front desk whenever I want a new spot to visit or eat.

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

Dear Palmertribe, Short and sweet. Thank you for your review. I’m sure you will travel to DC in 2016 and I hope we will stay your preferred hotel during your visits. All the best and have a safe travel. Regards, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager 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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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • 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: $166 - $435 (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
#15 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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