Based on the pictures from the website, I was very much looking forward to staying at Donovan House. Check-in was efficient and extremely friendly. My room was spotless, smelled fresh and had all of the essentials required by a business traveler. The bed and bedding were extremely comfortable, and the drapery allowed for the room to be completely dark at night - a must for me.
I enjoyed drinks at the rooftop bar and found the lobby to be quite lively with the complimentary evening wine hour. There were several good restaurants within walking distance or a short taxi ride away.
The only disappointing experience was the service at breakfast. The buffet breakfast was quite limited, and was completely devoid of the scrambled eggs the entire 30 minutes we were there. The bartender/server was running around and unavailable to place an order from the menu. The coffee ran out, the skim milk was out... I could go on. This is not the way a business traveler heading to an all-day conference wants to begin their day.
The only other issue I experienced was the mysterious long-distance phone charge on my bill at check-out. I never used the phone. I also incurred a $1 charge for the honor bar because I took advantage of my $10 credit for being a member of the InTouch loyalty program. I'm sure that was in the fine print on the card I was given at check-in, but still...
Overall, I would definitely stay here again if my travels take me back to DC.
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- Also Known As:
- Donovan Hotel a Thompson
- Donovan House Washington Dc