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Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

I have stayed at many DC hotels nothing tops the service and the accommodation of the staff at the Donovan. To be specific Amber who worked at the front desk did everything she could to make our stay amazing. She went above and beyond from picking the best room to writing a beautiful Love note and she even sent up...

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

Dear Roger P, Thank you so so much for your superb review. We thought that Amber is from somewhere above when we hire her... thank you for proving us right :) I'm glad we were a part of your celebration. Come and visit us soon. All the best, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager.

Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
Reviewed March 30, 2016

Loved the happy people that greeted us at the front desk! Room was spotless and roomy for us!! Loved the fun touches like the animal print robes and yoga mat!!! The shower was the best-you have to see it to believe it! We ate a wonderful breakfast in the restaurant downstairs too! Great location for anyone wanting to be near...

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

Dear Maggie215, I love your comment about our team; it is crucial to me that our entire staff is happy. It makes a World of difference, to us working side by side and all of our guests. Showers are something unique; I love them. As you said, you need to see them. I think your review is very positive I'm...

Lyndhurst, New Jersey
Reviewed March 30, 2016

What a nice hotel! I arrived after some flight issues and missed the happy hour, but the staff poured me a glass anyway after hearing my plight hahaha... The room was perfect and had everything I needed.

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

Dear cc3951, I'm sorry to hear that your flight was less than ideal, I'm happy that wine helped the situation. Thank you for writing the review, and visit​ us soon. Regards, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager.

Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic stay at the Donovan. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, including the valet staff. The room was chic and very clean. The hotel was located on a quiet street. We ate lunch and dinner at the Zenten. The food was delicious and the servers were very knowledgeable. The lunch included more food in the price....

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

Dear Taramkj, I'm so happy that you loved our hotel and that you decided to have lunch/dinner at Zentan as well. They are phenomenal. TripAdvior is an excellent tool to rate and find fantastic hotels. Thank you for using TA to rate our hotel, it helps us climb the TripAdvisor ranking. We are more than happy to welcome you next...

Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
Reviewed March 28, 2016

We live just over an hour from DC and love to have an excuse to spend the night and experience the hotels and restaurants. We had a party to attend that would end late so used it as an excuse to check out this Kimpton property. We loved this hotel. The room was cozy and romantic. The curved, shell shaped...

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

Dear Amy F, I love your review of our hotel. Thank you for staying with us this weekend. I hope you had a nice time at the party. I hope we can welcome you next time you are visiting DC. I agree with you; our showers are unique​ Regards, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager.

Los Angeles
Reviewed March 28, 2016

The staff at the hotel is, as always, helpful and accommodating. They truly make it feel like a home away from home. There seems to be nothing that they won't do, within reason, for their guests. Every request was promptly done. Over and above the typical "Hotel" staff

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

Dear Agentlewis, Thank you kindly for your fantastic review. I'm so happy that you find our hotel a home away from home. Thank you so so much for your excellent​ comment about our team. They are a very dedicated group of individuals. I hope we can welcome you back very soon. Regards, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager.

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

The Donovan is an urban hotel in DC, part of the Kimpton chain. Room was well appointed and the staff was friendly and attentive. We were able to get a rate of under $200 nightly and had a room on the 10th floor which was upgraded from the standard room. Make sure you join the Karma rewards program (it's free)...

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

Dear Matt_from_Chicago, Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to complete the survey. I'm happy that we were able to upgrade your room, I hope the view from your room was spectacular. Kimpton Karma offers so much, and it is a splendid idea to be a part of this fantastic ​program. All the best. Dragan Andrejic Assistant...

Piermont, New Hampshire
Reviewed March 25, 2016

We stayed for 4 nights and will be looking for other locations as we travel. The staff is friendly, hotel clean and pleasant, great attention to detail from every member of the stuff (including the hotel restaurant where we had majority of our meals!). The price is very reasonable for the quality of service and standard of accommodations.

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

Dear Vmfaulkner, I'm glad that we "sold" you on a Kimpton experience, and you will be pleased to know that many hotels are opening​ in 2016/2017. Thank you for your comment about out team, we are very proud our every single individual. They are Kimpton. Hope we can welcome you soon. Regards, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Reviewed March 25, 2016

The Donovan is nicely located for tourist activities and restaurants. The staff more than lives up to the Kimpton standard. We were upgraded to a luxury suite that was comfortable, spacious and very quiet. Best hotel for sleeping I've ever stayed at!

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

Dear 19TomH47, I'm happy that we were able to provide a good night sleep, and that we lived up to the high Kimpton standard of service. Thank you for all of the above and I hope we can welcome you very soon. All the best. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager.

New York City, New York
Reviewed March 23, 2016

I typically enjoy staying at Kimpton properties because I enjoy the unique flairs they have but this property seemed rater generic and cramped. While everything was clean and the services was all around great the property didn't stick with me and I probably would not stay again.

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

Dear Tvnow, I'm sorry to hear that you will not stay with us again and thank you for complimenting our team. If we could have done anything better please let me know so we can learn and be better for all of our guests. Regards, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General​ Manager.

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Additional Information about The Kimpton Donovan

Address: 1155 14th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-4111
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Upper Northwest
Price Range: $128 - $883 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The 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
#20 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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“Rooms right on Thomas Circle have fantastic views, but be warned: the drapes are not blackout, so street light streams in at night.”
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“Free wine hour between 5-6pm!”
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“Ask for what you need to feel comfortable - their staff will do everything possible to make it happen!”
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“stay away from the 12th floor, directly underneath the rooftop pool!”
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