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Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good Kimpton hotel with everything you would expect. Once the rooftop bar opens, it is a better place to stay. The location is excellent, near lots of great downtown restaurants and within walking distance to the White House and surrounding area. I would definitely recommend it.

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

The service was second to none! When flight got delayed, they took care of luggage and uber transport and booked us a room closer to the airport for new flight change. All with a smile and a discount. It was perfect. Kimpton rewards membership is a must. They spoil you as much as is allowed.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great hotel experience overall but I wanted to express my sincere thanks​ to manager Michael P. He resolved an issue in fine style and made certain that we were happy. I wish more establishments were this customer service oriented. Would definitely stay again.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our stay at the Donovan was fantastic! The rooftop pool offered spectacular views of the city, although the pool itself is somewhat small. The drinks were creative and delicious, and the night party was just as lively as the daytime crowd. I would highly recommend for friends and couples-absolutely NOT child friendly.

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

Amanda V, Thanks for the awesome review of Kimpton Donovan. Greatly appreciate all the amazing superlatives about the hotel. The chic rooftop lounge with wonderful city views, cabana & poolside setting & Asian riffs on cocktails & snacks is definitely a hot spot in DC. Look forward to your next visit. Best regards, Awet Sium General Manager

Mandeville, Louisiana
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Kimpton Donovan on 14th St. The ENTIRE staff was OUTSTANDING. Everyone was pleasant, helpful, willing, accommodating. Our queen room was exceptionally clean, best bed ever & plenty of room; excellent proximity to monuments, Smithsonian, WH, restaurants, etc. we walked everywhere! Wine happy hour in the reception area was an added bonus, as well as complimentary Uber...

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

Dear mcallahan2017, I greatly appreciate your assessment of Kimpton Donovan. I agree wholeheartedly...The entire team here is OUTSTANDING. Our location is outstanding and the wine social is the ideal respite to a long day of seeing all the amazing sites in Washington D.C. Can't wait for you to return! Best regards, Awet Sium General Manager

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My stay at Donovan was accidental. I needed a room for an extra night to spend in Washingtono DC for the cardiology meeting at the Walter E Convention Center. It turned out to be a very pleasant experience, may be even bette than my stay at the Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel. Kudos to the front desk personnel and the manager...

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

Hi Spjavier2958, Thank for the amazing 5 Star review of Kimpton Donovan. We greatly appreciate you taking a moment to recognize two of my colleagues(Michael and Evan). They are true hospitality professionals who love providing excellent service. I am happy to announce we are improving our WiFi services and anticipate completion this week. Thank you again for staying with us...

Kingsport, Tennessee
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter, who is paraplegic, and her husband wanted to visit our our nephew and great nieces who live in Washington, DC. So my wife and I drove them there. At the Donovan Hotel we found a friendly, welcoming atmosphere that was totally wheelchair accessible(including the correct bed height.) Our positive experience began with Maggie, the concierge, who, prior to...

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

Dear blgdave31743, Wow! What a lovely assessment of Kimpton Donovan. I greatly appreciate you for sharing your feedback and mentioning Maggie our rockstar at the Front Desk. She is amazing! We look forward to your next visit and being "your home away from home". Best regards, Awet Sium General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Donovan is the best and only hotel I stay in when I travel to DC. The rooms are clean, comfortable, and stylish! But what tops it off is the quality of service. From the valet to the front desk staff I'm always welcomed with smiling faces. Micheal Porter and Maggie Arnold are awesome! Whenever I had a question or...

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

Hi Augustus T, I love this review of Kimpton Donovan and special shout out to Michael and Maggie. They are truly awesome at making hotel stays magical. Thank you for recommending the Kimpton Donovan and we look forward to your next visit. Best regards, Awet Sium General Manager

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean, inviting, boutique, friendly hotel. Maggie at front desk was always cheerful and helpful. Michael Porter was extremely helpful on our checkout, going out of his way to arrange assistance us at another Kimpton Hotel and taking care of our luggage and transportation. Exceptional service.

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

Hi jhildebrandt8, Thank you very much for the wonderful review of Kimpton Donovan. What can I say that has not already been said about Michael and Maggie. They are true all stars! We look forward to your next visit to Kimpton Donovan and I sincerely appreciate you for taking the time to share with everyone your exceptional time at the...

San Rafael, California, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall this is a really great hotel. It's centrally located and wasn't outrageously expensive. The only things to mention are: 1) Gym is pretty decent, but not large. 2) NO Coffee in the room. This is something that makes me totally insane! They set up a coffee bar that you can go and get coffee in the morning. But, I...

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

Dear Heidi D, Thank you for the great review of Kimpton Donovan. We greatly appreciate the feedback about the gym. We are hoping to make some enhancements. For future reference when you stay with us again(hopefully soon) or any other Kimpton we can have a coffee maker sent up to your room prior to your arrival. I was delighted to...

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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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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: €211 - €485 (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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