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Manchester
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Booked through Hotels.com at a really good rate for this Boutique hotel in Washington DC. When we arrived we were offered an upgrade to a superior room for an incredibly reasonable rate which we were glad we accepted. The room was fabulous. Stylish, large, comfy bed, Robes, slippers, yoga mat & brolly provided as well as well stocked bar (not...

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

Dear Maggip, Thank you for the fantastic review, it looks like you had a very nice time in DC. I'm glad you opt of for the upgraded room with the views of the Thomas Circle that is a must at our location. 14th street has changed so much, and there are so many places to see its phenomenal in the...

Oakville, Canada
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We stayed in a King size Executive Room...that was a good decision. The room was spacious, modern & clean. It was a corner room so our view of Thomas Circle was wonderful and the room had a very open & airy feel. The ultra modern showers were fabulous ... they would be much more functional though, if hand showers were...

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

Dear Joannietime, Thank you for a very honest review. I always like to here to good and the ugly. That is the only way we can make ourselves better and make this hotel amazing. Like TripAdvisor our team ask questions because we want to know. I will pass your comments to our restaurant team, and I’m glad that our Front...

New York, NY
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the Donovan for two nights mid May for work. Had I booked this for a getaway I would have been really pissed. The room was interior facing - which was great for sleeping after a long day of meetings. To avoid this always go for the upgrade. The room was very functional and the staff was always...

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

Dear NYC86, Thank your for your honest review, I'm happy to see that you will give us on more opportunity next time you are in DC. We understand very well different needs of the business traveller vs. leisure one, ​and we would love to make your stay perfect when you come for a small getaway. Please reach out to me...

Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Stayed here when in town for business. Easily walked to the government office I was working in. Plus a short walk to many great restaurants. I checked in late on a Wednesday and was given a room on the 14th floor. When I got to the room and found it was opposite the roof top club I was concerned about...

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

rfish, Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us. Our Front Desk team is always standing by to accommodate any request and I am glad they made the room move request for you seamless. I agree that our location is central to several great areas whether you are staying for business or pleasure. All of the restaurants...

Verrieres-le-Buisson, France
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Very well located modern and comfortable hotel, half a mile of the White House. Because of a bad experience at a neighbor hotel, they upgrade us in a Premier suite room, and offer us a glass of wine : Elegant ! Thanks for your hospitality !

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

Eric S, Unfortunate circumstances may have lead you to our hotel but I am thrilled to hear that our team could make it right. The clear lesson from this is that you should book us first next time! I promise the wine will always be available. Regards, Pete

Reviewed 25 May 2016

We travel to DC from NYC almost annually. We've stayed at a number of hotels there (including the Kimpton George) and have never really had any complaints. So far the Donovan has been the best of the bunch. Close enough walk to the museums and restaurants and also close to mass transit. The room was great and the rooftop bar...

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

Ejoemike, Thank you for the wonderful comments! Being considered "the best of the bunch" is actually a greater compliment to us than you may realize as we are very competitive with our fellow Kimpton properties to deliver on great service. In regards to the rain, DC felt like Seattle in May... I am happy to report after three weeks without...

Camas, Washington
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Kimpton hotel standard. Customer service was good. Although we had a package and we did not receive the gifts/services included with our room package purchased. The location was great for our walking agenda during my birthday trip. Lobby is nice! Enjoyed the size of our room and layout/big window. We had drinks, food at the restaurant in hotel and found...

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

MoniqueAWP, Thank you for your review. I am glad you felt the customer service was good but certainly want to know more about the package items you did not receive. We are diligent about checking our arrivals daily to ensure nothing is missed. I would encourage you to email me directly. My email is peter.diorio@kimptonhotels.com. Regards, Pete

Edmond, Oklahoma
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Stayed at The Donovan for six nights, and our stay couldn't have been better. From check-in to check-out the staff were friendly and helpful. Upon arrival we found a bottle of wine along with some cheese and fruit in our room - a nice surprise. Another nice surprise was the gallon of distilled water in the room. I had called...

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

itsall0k, That was quite the detailed review! Outside of not having time to join us on the rooftop for a drink, you definitely made the most of the various amenities we offer. I am very happy to see that you enjoyed everything and the staff across various departments delivered on our service promise. I look forward to welcoming you back...

Leawood, Kansas
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Arrived pre check in and was very impressed with how personable and accommodating the staff was. Our first night was A+ service without question from the front desk. Sadly when going to the rooftop at 11pm we were informed by the door man that they were done for the night. I had been informed that last call was given later...

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

Barbara M, We missed the mark with your stay. Please allow me to be the first to apologize that your expectations were not met. I would encourage you to reach out to me directly so we can discuss further. I am completely open to hearing all of your feedback to ensure we can make the proper corrections. My email is...

Ilkley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Hotel itself is a bit tired, but comfortable enough. Staff could not be more helpful or pleasant. Bar is a bit dear but it is in the middle of a big city. Location wise it is an easy 10 minute walk to the White House and about a further 15 minutes to the museums and Art galleries. Hotel has nice...

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

Hugh B, Thank you for your comments regarding the staff. We do our best to recruit people for their personality and let the rest come naturally. Seems like we got that right a few times! And yes, our location is excellent which we embrace fully. Come see us again soon. Regards, Pete

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • 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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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Additional Information about Kimpton Donovan

Address: 1155 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-4111
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Upper Northwest
Price Range: ₹ 14,911 - ₹ 34,334 (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
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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“best view.”
 of 5 bubbles geraldineperez24, 15 Mar 2017 | 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, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Great City View, Close To Whitehouse, Pet Friendly”
 of 5 bubbles tammyp738, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We asked for a room on a higher floor so it had a view of the city.”
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