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The Kimpton Donovan
Ranked #32 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
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Arlington, Tennessee
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113 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great hotel in DC”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2012

Spacious, clean room & fantastic view rooftop pool! Within walking distance to the mall & other great sights. The restaurant is good too. My 10 year old loved the swinging chairs in the lobby. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The only thing I can say even potentially negative is the pool closes too early. The roof top becomes a nightclub bar of sorts & there was a line going from the elevators out the front door of the hotel each night.

Room Tip: upper floors have a fantastic view!
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Lori P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2012

Stayed for one night and could not be happier. Location was very good and staff was excellent.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Washington, D.C.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2012

Very modern hotel with chairs hanging from the ceiling and beautiful decorations. Stayed here as a couple and always booked through Hotel Tonight so the room never cost more than $80. The first time we had a suit on one of the top floors with a view of the square. The shower was incredible with twisted walls and an open entrance. The staff was very helpful, moved quickly and had our room ready on time. The second time was in a smaller room, low lighting, bed low to the ground..very cutting-edge. There is a restaurant and bar inside right to the left of the front desk.

There is valet parking right next to the hotel, otherwise you can find parking on the street if you have 20 minutes to kill.

Room Tip: Book through Hotel Tonight the day of.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank 7Jes
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New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2012

I stayed at this hotel with my husband. We had to extend our stay last minute for a conference and our original hotel was full. We stayed here for one night. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The room was a bit small. Not much space to turn around (I think we had a queen size room). I liked the location of our original hotel better because it was closer to the convention center and restaurants. However, this hotel has a cool, unique and friendly atmosphere. I would splurge for a bigger room next time.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Mango_Trees
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MMJennings, General Manager at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review, April 30, 2012
Thanks for your review, Mango_Trees. While there are a just a few small rooms, we do indeed have many room types that are much larger and with what are likely some of the best hotel room views in DC. I'm sorry you only had one night with us as I would have loved to have you experience our standard deluxe king rooms or one of our many upgrades. If you are returning to DC, please contact me so that I may oversee your room selection myself.

Regards,

Mark Jennings
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2012

Nice stay, the hotel was clean and modern, but the bed was very hard and a bit uncomfortable. Other than that, nice stay and helpful staff. Very very good location, rour room had a view of Thomas Circl which is right outsid the hotel. Metro station is within walking distance and so is everything else really, you can walk pretty much everywhere, but bring comfortable walking shoes!!! All in all good hotel.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Stephanie M
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Property: The Kimpton Donovan
Address: 1155 14th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-4111
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Upper Northwest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Kimpton Donovan 4*
Number of rooms: 193
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Donovan Hotel a Thompson
Donovan House Washington Dc

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