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Reviewed May 4, 2016

This is hotel is in a great neighborhood - steps away from the restaurants that line 14th street and in the heart of Downtown. It is also a short walk to the Renwick, the White House and other tourist locations. The rooms are beautiful and the service is impeccable.

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Peter D, Front Office Manager at Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Johanna G, Best Kimpton in DC means a lot! Our sister properties do great things so to hear you say this about us really excites our staff. I certainly can't argue with our location, the convenience to everything in DC really allows us to provide the full experience. With any luck you will have the opportunity to join us again...

Seymour, Indiana
Reviewed May 3, 2016

We stayed in a King room with a great view of Thomas Circle. Room was clean, with great atmosphere, very comfortable. The staff were exceptional- very helpful and friendly. Girlfriend really liked the Atelier and Bloem soap and asked about buying a couple of bars. We were told that they didn't sell soap, only shampoo, but would see what could...

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Peter D, Front Office Manager at Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

davejl2016, I am glad you were able to book last minute and really enjoy the full Donovan experience! Julie consistently brings her A game every day so this is no surprise to hear this story (maybe I already knew...). I certainly hope you can join us again soon. Regards, Pete

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed May 2, 2016

We loved the very unique room, which did make the stay worthwhile. The decor was lovely, unique, comfortable, and the room was spacious. The cocoon shower was unique, and the amenities were top notch. However, there were some big service issues that kept this place from a better review. Room service was less than stellar. The room service ticket has...

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Peter D, Front Office Manager at Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

jessicapG1242PS, Thank you for the candid feedback. I apologize that we did not deliver on your expectations or ours for that matter. I look forward to discussing the matter with you further as we have already started reviewing the details with our staff based on your survey. I have reached out to you separately as well and am confident we...

nyc
Reviewed May 2, 2016

Attentive service and good on-site restaurant. Only sad part was the rooftop pool was not yet open due to season and weather. Other than that, excellent place to stay and well situated near monuments, museums and many restaurants on 14th St corridor. Stay in a suite.

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Peter D, Front Office Manager at Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Lavamom, Glad you were able to enjoy your time with us and dine in Zentan as well. We believe the combination of The Donovan and Zentan together is knockout combination for a great time! We are hoping for a turn in the weather soon but DC is always full of surprises. Thanks, Pete

Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

The Donovan went above and beyond to make my birthday special. The staff was easily the most friendly staff I've worked with. The hotel is in an awesome location. LOVED my stay! Sign up for Kimpton Karma rewards for added benefits. Overall, Kimpton properties are the way to go!

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Peter D, Front Office Manager at Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Shannon T, Birthday celebrations are always special and the staff loves joining in on the fun! Perhaps we have created a new yearly birthday tradition?!? And I second your comment that everyone should sign up for Kimpton Karma, it is a great loyalty program that provides immediate benefits. Hope to see you soon! Regards, Pete

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed April 30, 2016

The rooms and lobby are clean, stylish and comfortable. The staff go above and beyond to ensure your comfort and enjoyment. I had an issue with some noisy guests staying across the hall from me but management really went the extra mile to make up for that. The hotel location is nicely situated between the White House and downtown area...

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Peter D, Front Office Manager at Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Hello 845jackie, Thank you for your review and the phenomenal comments! We are looking forward to having you back, especially so you can continue to explore everything 14th St has to offer. Regards, Pete

Reviewed April 25, 2016

I've stayed at Donovan many times over several years. It's always a high quality experience, with professional staff and great rooms. I love the City view rooms, in particular the studio suite. It's conveniently located in between the business district and the great restaurant and nightlife scene of fourteenth st. It's my number one pick for DC hotels.

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Peter D, Front Office Manager at Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Michael D, As you already know, there is no greater compliment to the staff than having regular guests who join you time after time. We are glad to be your number one pick and will do our part to make sure it stays that way! See you soon. Regards, Pete

Neuchatel
Reviewed April 25, 2016

central location / warm and very professional welcome & checkin process / follow-up phone to check if everything fine / very comfortable bed / great design / free WiFi. Their staff is really good, from doorman to reception - bravo ! NOTA : be cautious in bathroom as toilet is right behind you when standing at the sink, and minor...

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Peter D, Front Office Manager at Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

HappyJohnNeuchatel, Thank you for joining us this month. We definitely believe our design is fun and unique and the staff exudes the same energy. Hopefully you will have a chance to join us for another visit. Thanks again, Pete

Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

This hotel is really a good choice in Washington. Good location, polite staff (Andy was always very gentle to us). They have a happy hour everyday that helps a lot and the room is very confortable. I really recommend this hotel. The only not so good point is the breakfast buffet, that is very simple.

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Peter D, Front Office Manager at Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Rbohde, Happy hour is always a good thing! I will pass on the kind words to Andy as well. Come see again soon. Regards, Pete

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Reviewed April 23, 2016

This was the first time i stayed in the Donovan.I am doing a course in DC and have usually stayed at the grand hyatt or the metro center Marriot which are near the conference center where the course is held. Although Donovan was at about 10-12 minutes walk to the conference center ,i am so happy i stayed here. The...

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Peter D, Front Office Manager at Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Nbmd2013, Thanks for the great review! So glad we were able to steal you away for this visit. There is nothing better than knowing our guests plan to come back soon. Feel free to email me so I can make sure that coffee maker is waiting in the room for you. Regards, Pete (peter.diorio@donovanhoteldc.com)

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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
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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: $229 - $523 (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
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#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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“best view.”
 of 5 bubbles geraldineperez24, 1 week ago | Read review
“View of the Circle was magnificent at night!”
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“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
“We asked for a room on a higher floor so it had a view of the city.”
 of 5 bubbles dineradventurer, Jan 11, 2017 | Read review
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