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The Donovan, A Kimpton Hotel

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Glen Allen, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Our family, including two children, thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Donovan. The cocoon spiral shower was a hit, as were the wraparound head boards. We had a delicious dinner at Zentan, and they were adept at handling children. We can't wait to return during warmer weather when we can try out the rooftop pool and bar!

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

Dear Erin F, I’m very happy that your children had a nice time at the hotel. I guess the showers were a hit since they are so different. Zentan has super innovating ideas and the food is simply amazing. Thank you for testing us  Happy New Year to you and your family. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager More 

Richmond, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This place was recommended to us by a friend. The location was perfect. Very close to all the places we wanted to go. Loved the Happy Hour. Very friendly and helpful staff. Would definitely return and recommend to others!

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

Dear Barb M, I love when our guest come from recommendations since it truly means that they enjoyed our services. Thank you for listening to your friends  and I would like to welcome you again in 2016. All the best. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager More 

Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We visited the Donovan just after Christmas. It's a well located and very comfortable hotel within walking distance of the White House and the major monuments. Close to a metro stop at MacPherson Square. Good amenities. Recommended for couples and families.

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

Dear murpharoo, Thank you for writing review of the Donovan and spending Christmas with us. You had Washington DC all to yourself for sightseeing since it was surprising how everything looked slow. I hope we can welcome you again. All the best in the New Year. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager More 

North Carolina
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We stayed at the Donovan for five days through the Christmas holiday. Everything from the staff all the way to the room was absolutely perfect. We couldn't have asked for anything more. Even our dog was treated like a princess! Here are some highlights: - Incredible views of Thomas circle from two floor to ceiling windows (Room 512) - Room... More 

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

Dear netmailbox, I love your comment Unbelievably Awesome, I will defiantly use it. I’m very happy that your family, including the princess had a memorable Christmas with us. I’m super happy when reading reviews like yours. There is a ton of stuff to see in DC so next visit is a must. We would love to welcome you again and... More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This was our first time staying at The Donovan. Once again Kimpton hotels are top of the line! The hotel is rather new and very sleek located in a fantastic location next to Thomas Circle. All staff that we encountered were very friendly, and helpful if needed. I called and requested extra pillows and had a pleasant smiling staff member... More 

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

Dear WNCEpicurian, I’m so happy that you enjoyed your stay in Washington and at the Donovan. I’m happy that we provided a service that you needed. I love your comment about the smiling staff, it make all the difference in the World when you are walking in to a hotel where people smile. It is a pleasure to work in... More 

New York City, New York
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for two nights in december. The pros: We chose donovan because it was pet friendly and in a great location. Couple of blocks away from the metro and a few blocks away from the white house. The stuff was very friendly and helpful. The room was very clean. The cons: We paid... More 

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

Dear Ritienne P, Thank you for your review of the Donovan hotel, I’m glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. As I read your review I see there is room for improvement and I will defiantly work to do so. Hot chocolate, as you saw is a very populate item we need to make sure we have plenty. Not... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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36 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I stayed in a King room at The Donovan while visiting friends who lived nearby for the weekend. The front desk was very friendly and helpful. The lobby is quite busy as they do a happy hour free wine thing most days. The location of the hotel is easy and convenient. The rooms are modern and clean. I did see... More 

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

Dear Amy M, Thank you very much for your review, I’m really very happy to read when our guest had a nice time with us. For me wine hour is fun when there is a buzz in the lobby and when everybody is just having fun. We did receive a few comments regarding the lights in the bathroom and we... More 

New Freedom, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

My company blocked some rooms at the Donovan for employees to stay at after our holiday party. Upon checking in each and every staff member we encountered was exceptional! There are not enough words to say how well we were treated and how friendly the staff is. The hotel has wine time at 5pm for the guest, so this is... More 

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

Dear Cathy M, Thank you for your review and it is wonderful to read that not only you but your entire team had the same feeling about the Donovan. Thank you so much for staying with us in the first place, and hopefully we can welcome you back very soon. If you stay at any Kimpton hotel wine hour is... More 

Delaware
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22 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Stayed at Donovan for 13th anniversary weekend. Upon check in we were upgraded to the presidential suite room 1110. It was a two room suite withheld wood floors and living room, dining room and full kitchen. It was so big there were three doors. We visited the wine hour where we met Chef Yo and decided to visit to adjacent... More 

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

Dear rodneytbond007, 13th anniversary is a memorable, I’m happy that we played a small part. I love when our guest explore Zentan, it is really an amazing restaurant and under Chef Yo’s leadership this restaurant will be on the DC food map for good. Donovan suite is superb, and so fun to stay in, with a few rooms, view… it... More 

Reston, VA
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Love this hotel. It's a great location and we always have the best service. Spent 2 nights there to celebrate my birthday. Staff was wonderful, sent wine and snacks to our room and wished me happy birthday every time I went through the lobby. Don't miss the happy hour (free wine) in the lobby every night. And be sure to... More 

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

Dear t8temd, Thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor I’m super happy that you enjoyed your birthday at the Donovan. I think you sad it all for our future guests. Stop by for the wine hour, join Kimpton Karma and have an amazing stay. Thank you again and happy holidays. 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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About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • 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 Donovan, A Kimpton Hotel

Address: 1155 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-4111
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Upper Northwest
Price Range: $179 - $432 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Donovan, A Kimpton 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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