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The Kimpton Donovan

2.6 km from Washington DC centre
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1155 14th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20005
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great stay at the Donovan. The hospitality was amazing--Michael went above and beyond to make sure our first Kimpton stay was unforgettable. The wine happy hour is a great feature as well. This is a great spot and I'll be back.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I can't say enough about the staff. They went above and beyond repeatedly! I was upgraded to a king room at check-in for the week. The room was great and had views overlooking Thomas circle. The bathroom had both a big soaking tub and shower. The shower was unique, with and opaque plastic wall viewable from the room.

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Nice, France
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has the nicest staff I've ever encountered. They're helpful, smart, and super friendly. The beds are comfortable, the rooms are stylish and pleasant, and the breakfast was amazing. Free wine happy hour also a nice plus. Great location, too - near all the museums, the White House, etc. and near a lovely shopping area.

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

Dear hs2rey, Thank you for the amazing review of the hotel. I greatly appreciate the kind words about the staff and how friendly they are to our guest. Our location is truly spectacular as we are 30 minutes(walking) or less to nearly everything DC has to offer. Look forward to your next visit. Best regards, Awet Sium General Manager

Pennsville, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is great. Feels like a boutique hotel - maybe not quite as exclusive as the Marriott boutique hotels, but that level at a much better price. The staff is super friendly and engaging, the room clean, and the location was perfect for me!

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

Dear Nicole N, Thank you for the review of the Donovan Hotel. I appreciate the kind words about our Housekeeping team and staff. Our location is second to none with nearly everything within walking distance. We look forward to your next visit. Best regards, Awet Sium General Manager

Gloucester, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited Washington DC for a NBA game and we wanted to check out the new MGM casino .Although the MGM is a hotel also, our first choice in any city is ALWAYS a Kimpton hotel. The service is outstanding from the time you step thru the doors until you leave. It was my birthday weekend and...

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

Dear Rachel N, Amazing hotel indeed! Thank you for the kind words and happy belated birthday. Chef Yo Matsuzaki’s menu is about building harmony between old and new styles. Chef Yo’s dishes are designed to tell a story, whether they allude to a favorite childhood memory or bring out new flavors in a beverage pairing. Thanks again for the kind...

Thaxted, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for a recent conference as it is less than 10 minutes walk from the convention centre and a lot cheaper than hotels closer by. The staff were really helpful and the hotel has a relaxed feel. Plus points are free bicycles to get around town, comfortable and surprisingly quiet rooms and wine reception each evening. On the downside,...

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

Dear 2plusdog2014, Thank you for sharing your feedback of our hotel. Our bikes are one of the many perks we offer to our guest from Forget it, We got it, complimentary wine hour/social daily and the amazing service we love providing. Thanks for the review of the hotel and look forward to your next visit. Best regards, Awet Sium General...

Forest Hill, Maryland
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not sure i could ever stay anywhere else when visiting DC! My wife booked us here through Hotwire and i had my reservations when i saw the discounted price... Boy was i wrong!!! The staff at The Donovan Kimpton treated my family like royalty from the second we stepped out of the car at the valet. Courteous greetings, helpful...

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

Dear Din-Rah, Thank you so much for the amazing assessment of the Donovan. The true secret sauce of the hotel is the staff. I sincerely appreciate you for recognizing Evan and Maggie and this awesome team. We look forward to your next visit and please let me know when you decide to come back. Best regards, Awet Sium General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location on 14th street but the hotel has really strange bathrooms. It's like walking into a seashell. I really disliked this as the cold water pooled on the outside of shell and you have to step into the cold water to get out of the shower. I'll stay somewhere else next time.

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

Dear Mary C, Thank you for your review. Greatly appreciate the feedback. We would love to have you join us again and please note we have alternative showers to accommodate your needs. I can be reached directly at Awet.sium@donovanhoteldc.com to assist with a reservation and to ensure you have the appropriate room accommodations. Best regards, Awet Sium General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in town for a concert and site seeing in January. I picked this hotel because it was close to the Lincoln Theater and allowed pets. Upon arrival we were greeted inside to a wonderful staff who checked us in quickly and even gave us a gift for our dog. The room overlooked the square and was spacious and...

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

Dear Tammy A, Thank you for staying with us in January. I'm happy that our hotel was that you were looking for. I'm glad that your view was amazing and that you loved our bathroom, they are very unique. See you soon. We would love to welcome you again. All the best. Dragan Andrejic

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I happened into the Donavan through Expedia with a last minute booking from the train station. I arrived at the hotel hoping to check in early, the desk agent Maggie was so understanding and got me into a room straight away. My trip was extended daily due to work and each morning she and the whole front desk staff were...

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

Dear Nancy B, Thank you kindly for this fantastic review. I'm so happy that Meggie and our team was able to accommodate perfect rooms and an excellent stay for you. I'm glad that you found your home in DC with us. We will do our best to make sure that we stay your favorite hotel. See you soon. Dragan Andrejic

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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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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Additional Information about The Kimpton Donovan

Address: 1155 14th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20005
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Upper Northwest
Price Range: €190 - €496 (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
Hotel Style:
#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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