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Reviewed 4 March 2016

The Donovan is a boutique hotel in the heart of Washington DC that I would definitely recommend. Don't be alarmed by the traffic, the rooms are quiet, not to mention, big. The bathroom had a tub, altough I still don't understand why showers are not detachable in the US. Another important thing to know is that every morning, there is...

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

Dear monawyn, I'm so happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Donovan. I agree with you that rooms are super quiet and when you look at the circle it looks like a silent movie. Amazing views. Coffee is a perfect if you are an early morning person but wine hour is must in Kimpton. Come visit us soon. Dragan...

Reviewed 3 March 2016

This was my first experience at a Kimpton Hotel and it definitely will not be my last. We arrived late night Thursday and from the moment we walked in, everyone was so friendly and helpful. We asked for a few suggestions of places to eat and the front desk employees all had great suggestions (all of which we were able...

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

Dear KarunaN21, Thank you for staying at the Donovan and having a small look at the Kimpton world. I'm so happy that your Kimpton experience started with us; we are very proud of our hotel. I love when our guests have a chance to eat at Zentan because the restaurant if phenomenal. Thank you again for your review, ​and I...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 2 March 2016

My fiance and I are avid supporters of Kimpton hotels, so when I saw that Kimpton was doing a deal for 30% off DC hotels in February, I snagged a suite at the Donovan House for an outrageously low price (like under $200). We are Kimpton members, which is how I heard about the deal, but anyone can sign up...

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

Dear Liz C, When I read your review, I feel that you had a superb time. I hope that most of our guest feel like you do about out hotel :) I love that you know all the Kimpton Hotels in DC since we are very competitive, and we want to be the best in DC. I will share this...

Manchester, Vermont
Reviewed 1 March 2016

My room was on the corner facing Douglas circle, so the view was amazing from two walls of nothing but floor to ceiling window. The room had a walk in shower and a tub, both big enough for two. There was plenty of space in the room for two people and a husky. They brought us up everything we wanted...

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

Dear hwestparking, Brussel sprouts... I think we are all addicted to them here... I'm glad you choose chef's special, perfect thing to get spoiled. Thank you for your review. I'm so happy that you enjoyed your stay at The Donovan and I will be sure to follow up with Eric. He will be very happy to read your review. I...

Roanoke, Virginia
Reviewed 29 February 2016

The Donovan was a great hotel in downtown Washington. The room was clean and modern and had a great view of the city. The staff was great, very friendly and accommodating, especially the valet parking crew. My only complaint would be the bathroom. Looked beautiful and trendy, but not very user friendly. The sink was large, square and flat. It...

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

Dear Russell, Thank you kindly for your review. I see that there will be some opportunity for improvement on our side. Shower floors are designed and maintained in a way that they keep the no-sleep surface for a bit of a time, but I will follow up with our Housekeeping and Engineering teams. Safety is a must in our hotel....

New York City, New York
Reviewed 29 February 2016

From the moment we arrived at The Donovan to when we had to leave to go home, we had an amazing time! First Fessehaye upgraded us to a spectacular room for our 35th Anniversary with chocolate covered strawberries, sparkling wine, and 2 adorable goldfish waiting for us upon our return from our afternoon plans. All the staff from the front...

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

Dear JLCfromNYC, Thank you so so much for this superb review. I love when our guest feel like family. I believe that all start with the amazing team. If we don't have that part perfect, rest will count for nothing. Fessahaye is new, and he fits perfectly into our team. I will give his huge hug now. The 35th anniversary...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Great boutique hotel at the center of bustling DC. Every staff member I interacted with at the front desk, coffee/wine counter, main door, in the elevator and hallway was outgoing, smiling and friendly. Kimpton and Karma benefits like the free wi-fi, raid the bar, evening social hour, and morning coffee are appreciated and I make full use of them. Rooms...

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

Dear Stan0101, I'm happy that you are a Karma member; it does add a bit to every stay. Thank you kindly for your lovely​ review, and I'm glad that you liked our hotel and our the team. Showers are a big selling point of our hotel since they are so unique, we do get a lot of compliments for them....

Richmond, United States
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Top notch hotel, location, and staff. Granted I am an Inner Circle member, but the staff really went out of their way to make sure I knew it -- sweet snack in my room upon check-in, plus a note letting me know some sushi was available at my request.

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

Dear Mr. Michael M, Thank you kindly for your review. Not many Inner Circle members share their positive experience on TripAdvisor. I was euphoric​ to read your review. Thank you again, and we will love to welcome you again at the Donovan. Regards, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Arrived at 10 pm, checked out at 5 am, total room charge almost $400. I knew I would be arriving exhausted, so for the price I hoped to find a nice, comfortable room when I finally arrived. What a disappointment. This is an old hotel that has been re-done but the attempt to modernize doesn't hide that it's just a...

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

Dear JezzaB312, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review, and I'm truly sorry that we didn't deliver the product that we are very proud of. I understand that you may not want to stay at our hotel again, but I would like to offer a few options. Kimpton has a few hotels in DC area...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

My husband just came back from a deployment, I traveled all the way from California to welcome him back we searched online saw the great reviews, decided to book a room and become members because I will be traveling frequently. We booked our room ahead of time and were very pleased with whom we spoke with, but boy were we...

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

Dear SilvaC429, Thank you kindly for your review. I'm very sorry to hear about your experience and when I read your review it doesn't sound like us at all. We need to find a positive​ solution to this and get to the bottom of it since your experience is far bellow of what is our "norm" Please reach out to...

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  • Pool
  • 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 Kimpton Donovan

Address: 1155 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-4111
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Upper Northwest
Price Range: £180 - £415 (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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“I was on the 14th top floor, elevators were available all the time. I had a view of the monument. It was lovely.”
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