We stayed at this hotel for a long weekend trip which was myself and my 5 year old. My first issue was before I booked I emailed the hotel and asked about the area and hotel since I would be traveling with a small child alone. I wanted to know if it was a good area and close to the subways before I booked. It took two weeks for a response and it was so short and non-helpful I was actually surprised at the response.
The location is about 5 blocks from the subway. Very easy to get around. There is a drug store across the street for forgotten items.
The hotel lobby is very small and modern. There is a lot of traffic thru the lobby. Especially at night.It is a good hotel for couples and singles but not for small children.
The halls are in need of updating.
The room was large and modern looking. Cleaning was hit and miss. My 5 year old really enjoyed the large tub, it was like a mini pool to play in. The large pod type shower in the room is white and light does carry thru from the bathroom and light it up in the middle of the night.The curtains are dark but not black out type, when the sun comes up it pours in the room from the top and sides. Hard for sleeping in or napping with a little one.
The room was updated but just not my type. I equated it to the expression of putting lipstick on a pig. It looks good at first glance, but upon a closer look it appears to have been a quick remodel. A friend we visited in DC gave me the history of the hotel in the past and it was all clear why the hotel just had a strange vibe.
Overall for the price we paid it was ok. When I return to DC this fall, I will check out other options.
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- Also Known As:
- Donovan Hotel a Thompson
- Donovan House Washington Dc