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Kimpton Donovan Hotel

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Reviewed 7 September 2012

I can not thank the staff (Mark and Cleopatra) for all the wonderful extra touches to make my husbands birthday extra special last weekend! We had a rough start but the staff was able to turn it around! I give them a 110% Thanks again...More

Thank Kirsten N
Response from Abe L, Manager at Kimpton Donovan HotelResponded 11 September 2012

What's up Kirsten L? Seems like Cleopatra and Mark are what's up! I appreciate you writing the kind review about your stay. While experiencing some turbulence upon landing, seems like we were able to right the ship ultimately leading to a great time. Let me...More

Reviewed 7 September 2012

Stayed in DC for a conference and chose this hotel rather than the conference site . . . what a great move! The room was perfectly comfortable for one or two, super comfy bed and plenty of closet and drawer space for clothes. Really nice...More

2  Thank KLangsley
Response from Abe L, Manager at Kimpton Donovan HotelResponded 11 September 2012

Hello KLangsley, Appreciate you posting a review! The showers ARE indeed pretty cool. Sorry to hear about the issue with our towels, which was very surprising to me! Like all Kimpton's, we use only EcoFriendly Cleaning products and practices, which always means a pretty "fresh"...More

Reviewed 5 September 2012

The rooms were a good size and the bathrooms use great soaps and the location is superb. This hotel would be ideal as a city break for solo travelers or a young couple--not for long term business travel. The street lights from outside shine through...More

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Response from Abe L, Manager at Kimpton Donovan HotelResponded 7 September 2012

Hello carnaj2011, Thank you so much for posting your review. Seems like you had a great time with us, but unfortunately may not have been specifically your cup of tea. I appreciate the feedback as we are taking steps to ensure that we are appealing...More

Reviewed 5 September 2012

The Kimpton Hotels never let my husband and I down. Each hotel is stylish, hip and unique in its own way. While every Kimpton hotel that we have been to offers impeccable customer service, Donovan House is hands-down the best that we have experienced thus...More

Thank NewYorkGina
Response from Abe L, Manager at Kimpton Donovan HotelResponded 11 September 2012

Hi NewYorkGina, Best ever??? Yes you are! Thanks so much for posting this first hand account of your stay! You certainly encountered some of our very best in Janina, Mark and Sean. Glad Oscar had a woofin' good time too! See you soon, Abe Abe...More

Reviewed 4 September 2012

We really enjoyed this hotel. The front desk staff were excellent. We were able to enjoy the rooftop pool and the bartender was fabulous! We stayed there with a group of friends to enjoy an evening out in D.C. I loved the look of the...More

Thank MNT0429
Response from Abe L, Manager at Kimpton Donovan HotelResponded 18 September 2012

Hello MNT0429, Thanks so much for your review! Glad you got a chance to experience our rooftop. Great views, pool and awesome bar service is what you get. I will pass along a good work to the team at the Front Desk as well. Cheers,...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Restaurant
Free Internet
Bar/Lounge
Hotel Amenities
Business Centre with Internet Access
Room Service
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Concierge
Multilingual Staff
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Air Conditioning
Minibar
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Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Outdoor pool
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US$ 161 - US$ 431 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#16 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#18 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#24 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#35 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#41 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$ 161 - US$ 431 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#16 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#18 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#24 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#35 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#41 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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holly y
12 May 2018|
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Response from Robin v | Reviewed this property |
Hi Holly! The pool will be open in June, but you can already have drinks on the roof top. Enjoy your stay!
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pishihapoo
9 May 2018|
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Response from vacyclist27 | Reviewed this property |
It had not yet opened when we were there in mid-April. Though the Weather was nice the first two days we were there the temps dropped the day we left.
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Nikia H
5 April 2018|
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Response from Bill S | Reviewed this property |
Depends on what you want. This hotel is modern, upscale, not your usual hotel. The pool and bar is on the roof. Have not checked it out yet as it is too early in the season. Kids are welcome of course, but it is not your... More
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