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Kimpton Donovan Hotel

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed today NEW

Very friendly staff at front desk. Rooms were spacious,clean and very nice. On Saturday night the elevators were not working ,thus we had to walk the 6 flights to our room. On checkout the next morning they inform me that $50 is taken off of our bill for this in convenience. I was very suprised and appreciative. Would definitely stay...

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Layton, Utah
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed at the Donovan for 10 days when I moved to the area and was very impressed with how comfortable I was for an extended period of time in a hotel room. The staff like all other Kimpton's was impeccable! Every time I walked through the lobby they all had smiles on their face and gave me an energetic...

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

ROOM: The room and bathroom are contemporary and very clean. However, the sink takes up all the counter space. A mirror outside of the room would be helpful. COFFEE: There is no coffee maker in the room. But coffee and tea are served in the lobby all morning. The coffee is delicious. WINE HOUR: 5-6pm. Red & White wines, a...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our stay here - the room was comfortable with some avant grade elements, albeit the room was a bit small. The hotel in general had more of a single vibe than family but it didn't really affect our stay, other than the fact that there were a ton of breakable elements at toddler eye-level in the lobby so...

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chicago
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Donovan as a family during the summer of 2016. The best part of the hotel was its pool. It was a pleasant little surprise at a hotel that was otherwise a little dank and dark. The pool was beautiful -- almost tropical. I would probably stay again just because of this., As for the dank and...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

At this price point, they should be able to turn the elevators back on after a fire alarm goes off. I understand that things happen but the communication after the false alarm was not great. Other than that the hotel was fine. I usually love Kimptons but this one was not my favorite.

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Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Donovan was a clean, comfortable respite during my latest whirlwind trip to DC. It's in a perfectly located for capitol hill visits and events. The staff was welcoming and every amenity I could want was right there. Good restaurant, good service, comfortable room. I'm staying there again next week. My songwriter advocacy group, NSAI, tries to always stay with...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in a room overlooking Thomas Circle, with a huge floor to ceiling window for great unobstructed views north of the city. The hotel doesn't offer much in the way of amenities and the lobby is a confusing awkward space but the rooftop bar is amazing in warm weather, with great cocktails and a swimming pool. The rooms themselves...

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

Hi ConnorLawrence, Thank you for the amazing review of Kimpton Donovan. We greatly appreciate the kind words. The views of the circle paired with the rooftop and the modern vibe of the hotel really makes Kimpton Donovan a special place. We look forward to your next visit. Best regards, Awet Sium General Manager

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon arrival my room was unavailable. But the staff at the Donovan, David in particular went out of his way to ensure that I was accomodated by turning my terrible travel day around with kindness, professionalism and generosity.

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

Dear Cftravels2017, Thank you very much for this superb review. I'm happy that David was able to turn your day around. I'm sure you will be back in DC very soon and we would be very happy to welcome you back. Regards, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager

Napa, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Donovan seems a little tired when you first walk in; but the excellent and helpful staff changed the whole atmosphere. The wait staff, the people who cleaned the rooms all made an extra effort to be sure my stay was pleasant. On one occasion, I asked for a Washington Post as I was going in to breakfast. They were...

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

Dear Gardemeyer5, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I'm very happy to see that our team made all the difference. Michael is a gentleman. Summer is here and our rooftop is open. We would love to welcome you again. All the best Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager

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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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Additional Information about Kimpton Donovan Hotel

Address: 1155 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-4111
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Upper Northwest
Price Range: £155 - £376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kimpton Donovan Hotel 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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“My room was great. No opinion”
Bogardo615, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a city view room facing north for the best view.”
ConnorLawrence, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Definitely choose the king room!”
cftravels2017, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Actually, it was expensive, but I guess not for the standards of the area.”
sheilag1818, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I was on the 14th top floor, elevators were available all the time. I had a view of the monument. It was lovely.”
pattym861, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
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