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Columbia, Maryland
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The Donovan exceeded my expectations from the moment I parked. The service is what sets this hotel apart from others. From the valet to the concierge to the restaurant, I was sincerely welcomed and helped throughout my stay. Even before my stay, I was planning for an event at the Donovan & the staff went over and beyond to make...

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

Dear Allisonmhamilton, I don't believe that it sound cliche... we here exactly as you described. We are here to welcome you to our home and make you a part of our family for a short while... I'm very happy that our Front Office team made sure your stay is perfect. We would love o welcome you again. All the best...

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Exceptionally nice rooms, nice furnishings and bed with a somewhat odd layout (e.g., TV on a wall the bed doesn't face toward, interesting circular shower space). Within an easy walk of Metro stations in two directions, expensive but nice Japanese restaurant in the hotel.

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

Dear Paulmull, Thank you for the review, it is nice to see that you liked your room. Showers are very uniqe and most of our guest love them, I'm glad you did as well. See you soon. Dragan Andrejic

Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This place seems nice but walk in and look around the elevators and you'll see a lack of care. Our AC wasn't working, 87*, and they told me the units weren't attached in any room so that we the guest wouldn't over tax the system; woke up booth days in a pool is sweat. No compensation. Also, it's a bar...

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

Dear Kyle L, Please reach out to me at dragan.andrejic@donovanhotedc.com I would like to find a positive solution to this. I'm sure we be able to get to the bottom of this. All the best Dragan Andrejic

Los Angeles
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This boutique-style hotel is in a nice location, between McPherson Square and Logan Circle. The hotel is modern and the beds are comfortable. The property has a small rooftop pool surrounded by a bar which is crowded in the late afternoon for happy hour. The gym is very small and cramped, but useable for a workout on the treadmill. The...

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

Dear WanderungDad, Please reach out to me at dragan.andrejic@donovanhoteldc.com next time you are in DC. We have so many different rooms located in so many different parts of the hotel. I feel confident that we can find a room that is perfect for you. I hope we can make your next stay and a review a 5 star one. All...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Can't believe I found this hotel available for under $300 during a last minute DC trip this week. Only one block from my summit meeting at The Washington Post. In other towns, $300 would be a big name luxury hotel, but DC hotels are notoriously expensive. I arrived late (11:30pm) and the front desk staff couldn't have been more welcoming....

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Dragan A, Dragan Andrejic at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Dear Corgimon, This is amazing. At the beginning of your review I knew you were here for business but at the end, I had an impression that is was a mini vacation. Thank you for staying with us and I hope we can see you again. All the best. Dragan Andrejic

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I'm checking out tomorrow from the Donovan, the second Kimpton hotel I've stayed on DC. Of all Kimptons, this is my favorite so far. Here comes my long review (sorry) Pros: Check-in was a breeze and better yet, the gentleman informed me that because the room I reserved wasn't available, they had upgraded me. As far as I know the...

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

Dear Liza R, Thank you for this detailed review this will for sure help fellow travelers make a good choice. I like your pros and cons list since we can improve the areas that we are lacking... I will make sure to follow up on all the items listed since we need to listen to our guests. Thank you again...

Saratoga, California
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Perfectly good hotel but a little different if you're used to the big chains. Helps to know a few things. First, the location is super convenient to many business and tourist sites. Second, I found the staff to be very helpful. A few quirks: First, the only restaurant on premises is Japanese, which leads to some good things (Sushi from...

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

Thank you Greg3sts, Your review is 100% correct. We are not Marriot or Hilton, and we are fine with it :) we like what we do, and I hope our guests like it as well. I love that you enjoyed your stay with us and I hope we can welcome you back very soon. Have safe travel Dragan Andrejic

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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

My husband, 15 year old son and myself just returned from 5 days of touring DC, had an absolute perfect trip and no question a big part of that was our time at The Donovan House! I researched many, many hotels and read MANY reviews and felt confident The Donovan would meet my very tough standards! It not only met...

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

Dear Guest, I love the power of the internet. You can do so much research and almost know what hotel is perfect for you. I'm happy that we delivered and that your family had a fantastic time. I must say that TV's are way to big for me (I know how can a TV be to big). Evan is the...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 26 October 2016

WOW! This last trip was not my first to this hotel but this time I just had to write about it. Every time I have stayed here the staff has been exceptional and by that I mean they go out of their way to make you feel welcome and special. This was my birthday weekend and the welcome we got...

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

Dear LML16, Since your daughter is attending GWU, I'm sure we will see you very often. That is an honor since there are so many hotels in DC your review means so much more. The idea is to have a hotel and the team that makes the guest feel right at home. I'm happy that we made your stay amazing....

Pacifica, California
Reviewed 26 October 2016

First of all, a shoutout to assistant manager Julie Arther. We were arriving on an early train from Philadelphia and requested an early check-in if we could get it. Julie told us that there was no way to guarantee it (the hotel was full the night before), but she'd do her darnedest to get us a room. Sure enough, when...

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

Dear Dsikula, It is so nice to read your review. I'm happy that you loved your stay and it is very nice to see that Julie and our Housekeeping team was able to clean the room so you can check in early. All the extra time in DC is a plus. Like always we are here to welcome you anytime...

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Additional Information about The Kimpton Donovan

Address: 1155 14th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-4111
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Upper Northwest
Price Range: ₹ 8,596 - ₹ 59,966 (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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