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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Attentive service and good on-site restaurant. Only sad part was the rooftop pool was not yet open due to season and weather. Other than that, excellent place to stay and well situated near monuments, museums and many restaurants on 14th St corridor. Stay in a suite.

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Peter D, Front Office Manager at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Lavamom, Glad you were able to enjoy your time with us and dine in Zentan as well. We believe the combination of The Donovan and Zentan together is knockout combination for a great time! We are hoping for a turn in the weather soon but DC is always full of surprises. Thanks, Pete More 

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Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

The Donovan went above and beyond to make my birthday special. The staff was easily the most friendly staff I've worked with. The hotel is in an awesome location. LOVED my stay! Sign up for Kimpton Karma rewards for added benefits. Overall, Kimpton properties are the way to go!

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Peter D, Front Office Manager at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Shannon T, Birthday celebrations are always special and the staff loves joining in on the fun! Perhaps we have created a new yearly birthday tradition?!? And I second your comment that everyone should sign up for Kimpton Karma, it is a great loyalty program that provides immediate benefits. Hope to see you soon! Regards, Pete More 

Seattle, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 30 April 2016

The rooms and lobby are clean, stylish and comfortable. The staff go above and beyond to ensure your comfort and enjoyment. I had an issue with some noisy guests staying across the hall from me but management really went the extra mile to make up for that. The hotel location is nicely situated between the White House and downtown area... More 

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Peter D, Front Office Manager at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Hello 845jackie, Thank you for your review and the phenomenal comments! We are looking forward to having you back, especially so you can continue to explore everything 14th St has to offer. Regards, Pete More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I've stayed at Donovan many times over several years. It's always a high quality experience, with professional staff and great rooms. I love the City view rooms, in particular the studio suite. It's conveniently located in between the business district and the great restaurant and nightlife scene of fourteenth st. It's my number one pick for DC hotels.

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Peter D, Front Office Manager at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Michael D, As you already know, there is no greater compliment to the staff than having regular guests who join you time after time. We are glad to be your number one pick and will do our part to make sure it stays that way! See you soon. Regards, Pete More 

Neuchatel
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

central location / warm and very professional welcome & checkin process / follow-up phone to check if everything fine / very comfortable bed / great design / free WiFi. Their staff is really good, from doorman to reception - bravo ! NOTA : be cautious in bathroom as toilet is right behind you when standing at the sink, and minor... More 

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Peter D, Front Office Manager at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

HappyJohnNeuchatel, Thank you for joining us this month. We definitely believe our design is fun and unique and the staff exudes the same energy. Hopefully you will have a chance to join us for another visit. Thanks again, Pete More 

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Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

This hotel is really a good choice in Washington. Good location, polite staff (Andy was always very gentle to us). They have a happy hour everyday that helps a lot and the room is very confortable. I really recommend this hotel. The only not so good point is the breakfast buffet, that is very simple.

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Peter D, Front Office Manager at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Rbohde, Happy hour is always a good thing! I will pass on the kind words to Andy as well. Come see again soon. Regards, Pete More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

This was the first time i stayed in the Donovan.I am doing a course in DC and have usually stayed at the grand hyatt or the metro center Marriot which are near the conference center where the course is held. Although Donovan was at about 10-12 minutes walk to the conference center ,i am so happy i stayed here. The... More 

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Peter D, Front Office Manager at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Nbmd2013, Thanks for the great review! So glad we were able to steal you away for this visit. There is nothing better than knowing our guests plan to come back soon. Feel free to email me so I can make sure that coffee maker is waiting in the room for you. Regards, Pete (peter.diorio@donovanhoteldc.com) More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 22 April 2016

We stayed in The Donovan as a family of 4 travelling from the UK for a 4 night city break. The customer experience at the hotel was great from the moment we arrived to when we left. We had joined the Kimpton group before travelling to ensure we received free Wifi in the room during our stay. We had also... More 

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Peter D, Front Office Manager at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Destination551, I have to say it feels pretty good that you selected our hotel while traveling all the way from the UK! I am glad you enjoyed your time and the quality service we pride ourselves on providing. Next time you're in DC make sure to join us again. Regards, Pete More 

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Reviewed 21 April 2016

A sharp looking hotel with a very friendly, welcoming and knowledgable staff. An excellent restaurant for breakfast, along with great touches like coffee and water in the lobby, a wine reception in the evening. Nice spacious room.

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

Dear Michael D, Thank you for the lovely review. I'm euphoric​ that you enjoyed your stay at the Donovan. Wine hour is a perfect way to relax and meet some of your fellow travelers and our team as well. All the best, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager. More 

New York City, New York
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

this hotel was in close proximity to public transportation and easy to get to places from here! also great: there is a bike rack across the street from the hotel (on the roundabout) so that's convenient after a day of riding through the city. staff was super helpful and nice, made our stay great. will be back!

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

Dear Girlflyingsolo, Thank you for your review. I'm happy that you had a nice time in Washington DC. Capital Bike share is the program you are referring to, and it is simply an amazing way to see the city. Thank you for your compliment about our team, and we would love to welcome you again. All the best Dragan Andrejic... More 

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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: €112 - €829 (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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