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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It’s a comfortable hotel in an excellent downtown location. Five minutes walk from the metro, ten minutes from the White House, and remarkably quiet. Beds comfortable and wi-fi working well. If these things suffice for you, then all is well. That said, I can’t rate it too well for two reasons related not to the “hard product” but to the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good: - The room was clean and comfortable, we had a view of the square and it was everything I had wanted it to be. - We stayed on a Friday night and had no trouble with noise from the hall or outside. - Convenient to the Metro and a Starbucks. - Wifi worked well, the TV in the room... More 

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Salisbury, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Kimpton Donovan was our home away from home for Thanksgiving this year! The bellmen and the front desk staff made us feel so welcome and they were all extremely helpful. We loved being able to bring our 14 year old dog Pepper and she enjoyed the special treatment she received with some treats and a dog toy that the... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is adequate but I was completely put off by the 20$/night "destination fee" that I was charged at the end of my stay, although I had a fully prepaid rate! Beware of these deceiving practices that have negatively affected our opinion of this establishement

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Donovan for two nights. If you like walking, it will be a good hotel for you. You can walk to many interesting places within 30 minutes walk. The room was clean and bed was comfortable. The bell man was standing in front of the door. When I get off from a cab, the bell man did not... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Donovan for one night for a short vacation. In general I love Kimpton hotels, but I really love this one. I might try other Kimptons next time, but i definitely am happy to come back here. Usual pros and cons follow: Pros: (1) Convenient location, 10 min walk to DuPont, 10 min to Logan, 15 min walk... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I organized a weekend trip to D.C., and our group stayed at the Kimpton Donovan. This hotel has elevated hospitality to an art form. I have stayed in 5 star hotels that could learn a lot from this hotel. The general consensus of the group was that we all felt like we were home or in the home of a... More 

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Garden Grove, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall our stay at the hotel was OK. I wasn't blown away by the staff, amenities or the restaurant. As a long time loyal Kimpton member I really wanted to rate this location high but for several reason I am sticking with my three start review. 1. Bell Man - Never opened the door for us once. More interested in... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the Donovan in our car and were greeted by very friendly and helpful valet staff, Dustin and Andy. The front desk staff were very welcoming, informative and knowledgeable about the area (we had not been to DC in years). Julie made the check-in process smooth. The room was amazing, everything was very clean and had a modern,... More 

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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay in DC in early November 2016. The Donovan provided tremendous accomodations with all the amenities any traveler is looking for. Our suite was very roomy and comfortable with a great view overlooking Thomas Circle. This location is ideal with its easy access to the White House end of the National Mall including the various Smithsonian... More 

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Address: 1155 14th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20005
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Upper Northwest
Price Range: £94 - £700 (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
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#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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“Rooms right on Thomas Circle have fantastic views, but be warned: the drapes are not blackout, so street light streams in at night.”
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“Free wine hour between 5-6pm!”
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“stay away from the 12th floor, directly underneath the rooftop pool!”
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