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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stayed here for 9 nights over the Christmas period, the hotel was recommended to us by our travel agent, and was booked over 6 months ago. I sent an e mail with a few questions to there customer service group before we travelled. Got an immediate response and lost of good feedback and suggestions, this was the beginning of...

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Awet S, General Manager at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Dear dmolley, Happy New Year and thank you for the amazing review of the Donovan. I am so happy to read all the wonderful things we do for our guest from start to finish. Maggie is absolutely stellar. She has a true knack for making guest feel like the only person in the world. She is awesome. I believe she...

Mercerville, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of this hotel makes everything a manageable walk. This was a Christmas week family vacation. Upon arrival ever member of the staff from valet to front desk and room service were very attentive, courteous and professional. Their attention to the little details such as milestone birthdays were very personal...,.a nice touch. We had two rooms and a suite...

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Awet S, General Manager at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Dear Michael K, Happy New Year and thank you for choosing to stay at the Donovan for your Holiday vacation. It was wonderful having you with us and thank you for sharing the note about the service lapse upon arrival and departure. Happy to read we "nailed it" with the small touches like you the birthday wishes, room accommodations and...

Greensboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved everything about this hotel! It's zen themed. I enjoyed the view even though I didn't pay for a room with a view of the monument. It's walking distance to everything. We came for New Years and I would love to come again!

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Awet S, General Manager at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Hi Sarah C, Happy New Year from the Donovan. Thank you for the awesome review of the Hotel. Our proximity to everything in D.C. is impressive. Everything is within 30 minutes. Let us know if we can be of any assistance. Best regards and all the best in the New Year. Awet Sium General Manager

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about our stay was wonderful. We enjoyed it very much. We even had time to eat at "Dirty Habit". The service was great and the tapas style food was amazing. Question though - what is the deliscious signature scent I smelled throughout the hotel? Can I purchase some?

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Awet S, General Manager at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Hi Yoonheechang08, Thank you for the review and please inbox me for that wonderful scent. Thanks again for staying with us and all the best in the New Year. Awet Sium General Manager Awet.Sium@donovanhoteldc.com

St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first trip to DC and we arrived on Christmas Day. The hotel is gorgeous and has a great location - we were able to walk to everything. We were greeted with a warm fire in the fireplace and gorgeous lobby. We were asked if we wanted to upgrade our room, and for a very reasonable price, received...

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Awet S, General Manager at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

KikiD727, Thank you for the unbelievable assessment of the hotel. We hit the trifecta with friendly staff, beautiful hotel and fantastic restaurant. We look forward to being of service anytime you want to come back to the city. Best regards, Awet Sium General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first trip to Washington D.C., and boy was it a great experience. The front desk staff was very polite and welcoming, particularly to my pup, Shadow! They had a bag full of treats, doggie bags and toys waiting at the desk when I checked in. They even provided a comfy dog bed and food and water bowls...

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Awet S, General Manager at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Matthew B, We really appreciate the outstanding review of the Donovan and the front desk team loved Shadow. We certainly love our four legged furry friends and happy to read you both enjoyed your visit to the hotel and D.C. What a testimonial, "Best vacation I've had to date"! Matthew B thanks and all the best. Best regards, Awet Sium...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They gave us a free upgrade to a great room with a fantastic view. They let us check in early when we were just expecting to have them hold our bags. The hotel itself is really nice with a great rooftop bar we have stayed there twice and with really customer focused staff like Lance Irick. Lance gave us great...

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Awet S, General Manager at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Dear Mrwmg1, Happy belated 4th Anniversary! Many more years. Lance...Lance...Lance...What can I say. He truly is one of the nicest person you will ever meet. He truly connects with many of our guest and is a wonderful ambassador of the Donovan. Look forward to your next visit and please let know if you need anything at all. Best regards, Awet...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an absolutely phenomenal stay at the Kimpton Donovan. We were helped by Ty at the front desk who was extremely personable and friendly and always made a point of saying hello and welcoming us back to the hotel. They had space available and were wonderful enough to give us a complimentary upgrade! The lobby was cozy but high...

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Awet S, General Manager at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Dear Rachel L, Thank you for your Five Star review. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay, the service and hospitality and we surpassed your expectations overall. Ty is a rockstar! Mr. Personality. He is amazing gentlemen and loves being of services to our guest. We are fortunate to have such a great location in Thomas Circle so...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we stayed for a short DC visit here and it was all we needed. short 10 min walk to the White House and from there you can also walk to other museums and attraction. didn't have breakfast or food at the hotel but there are plenty of cafes nearby and CVS is just the other side of the street. Overall,...

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Awet S, General Manager at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Dear Mehdi S, Thank you for your assessment of the hotel. With us being located in Thomas Circle we have immediate access to many of the sites in Washington D.C. From the numerous museums, to Georgetown we are centrally located to everything DC has to offer. Best regards, Awet Sium General Manager awet.sium@hoteldonovandc.com

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We checked into The Kimpton Donovan for our second stop across America. We were greeted by Evan and Lance at the front counter, these two blokes were incredibly friendly and very helpful, hats off to you. The room was amazing, nice big king bed, my wife was pleased by the personal products in the bathroom, i.e. The giant bottles of...

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Awet S, General Manager at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Dear Dak416, Thank you for the assessment of the hotel and we greatly appreciate you mentioning Evan and Lance. Both of these gentlemen love providing outstanding service to our guest and happy to read they did such an outstanding job. Please let us know when you are coming back. Kind regards, Awet Sium General Manager Awet.Sium@donovanhoteldc.com

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  • Wheelchair Access
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Additional Information about The Kimpton Donovan

Address: 1155 14th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20005
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Upper Northwest
Price Range: ₹ 10,756 - ₹ 39,551 (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
#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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