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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed for two nights, and were upgraded in our room. The room was clean, modern, and the AC worked very well. Front desk and valet staff always welcome us with a smile. Morning coffee and teas, afternoon ice tea and happy hour were nice touches. They ran out of quiche at brunch but made me a beautiful Almighty and...

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

Dear Guest, Very nice to hear that your family enjoyed our hotel and that you had fun. Morning coffee/wine hour and many other things are just a great part of Kimpton culture, and I love when guest join us for them. Restaurant team is phenomenal; I'm glad you were able to enjoy breakfast with your family. All the best Dragan...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I enjoyed my stay at the Donovan. The lobby is nicely appointed and the staff are courteous, quick, and interested. The location is fantastic - It's located right on Logan Circle and just a few blocks from the National Mall. The rooms are a bit small - But that's to be expected in a Downtown location. The bathroom is fairly...

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

Dear Jmarc91, Very happy to hear that you enjoyed our hotel. Thank you for very nice compliments about our team. I'm happy as well that you loved our location since it's very easy to walk to most of the sights in DC from here. All the best and I hope we can welcome you soon. ​ Regards, Dragan Andrejic Assistant...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I stayed at this place for business in June 2016 and was pleasantly surprised at how nice this place is. The front desk staff and bellman were all very courteous and helpful with any questions I asked them. The room I stayed in was very upscale and the shower was my favorite feature. It was shaped like a giant shell...

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

Dear Boldgoldie, I love your review. I'm happy that you enjoyed our showers, I must stay I have been here for a while how and every time I enter the room, I'm excited about the showers, there are unique. Hopefully next time you are with us you can enjoy the pool as well. All the best. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General...

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We visited for six nights with our two kids in a king studio cityview. We walked to attractions, came home, had a swim, enjoyed cocktail hour (complimentary) and left for dinner each day and night. Lots of great restaurants nearby (CHIX is particularly yummy, we all had dinner for under 25 dollars total). Parking is $$$ (48 dollars) so we...

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

Dear Familymann1, I'm so happy that your family loved our hotel, and that you had time to enjoy our pool as well. The area around the hotel is super fun; there are so many things to do. From your review, I see that you explored DC. We will be honored to be your home base next time you are in...

Reviewed 24 July 2016

I stayed at The Donovan because I was there for a workshop. The organization hosting the workshop selected and paid for the hotel but I have always been a fan of Kimpton hotels and was eager to try out The Donovan. The lobby is a little dark but the welcome at reception was outstanding. Very friendly and yet professional at...

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

Dear Leslie F, Thank you for this fantastic review. I'm euphoric​ that you loved our team; food; design; attention to details... I hope you feel better next time you stay with us so you can enjoy our rooftop pool as well. Thank you again for staying with us and keep your eye ​on a map, there are a few more...

Woodbury, Connecticut, United States
Reviewed 23 July 2016

I chose the Donovan because they offered a suite that I was told slept 5 and because of the reviews. I will say upon arrival, I was somewhat disappointed. The lobby is small, very small, and dark, but check in was smooth. The room is as shown in pictures - not my taste, somewhat modern with the strange curved shower....

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

Dear 86Nole, Thank you for reaching out to us via TripAdvisor and letting me know about the details of your stay. I see from you review that there is room for improvement. I'm sorry you didn't like the design of the hotel, but you are right about service points that we could have done better. Lance is new to our...

Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Hotel charges you resort fee for free wine, access to the pool that closes at 5pm and opens and 7 am?!? What if you arrive just after 6pm and have to check out around 8am? Resort fee should be a up to the guest whether or not they want to participate. What if we don't drink? Hotel lobby/hall is filthy....

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

Dear Almira V, Thank you for reaching out to us via TripAdvisor. Please reach out to me directly at dragan.andrejic@donovanhoteldc.com so I can see if we can find a positive solution. I'm here to help. Regards, Dragan Andrejic ​Assistant General Manager.

Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Visited DC for a friends wedding. I usually pick this hotel chain because I know how great they are and just like usual, I was not disappointed. The bed was great, the staff was helpful and I was super pleased that I picked to stay there yet again!

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

Dear Kate M, I hope you had a fantastic time at your friend's wedding and thank you for staying with us again. I hope we can welcome you back very soon. All the best. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager.

NJ
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I travel each week, and always look forward to my DC trips and stays at the Donovan. The Donovan staff is truly top notch. I'm yet to find a better team in DC. The staff is knowledgable, pleasant, and very professional. Add great complimentary coffee and a relaxing wine hour, and all is good! I highly recommend the Donovan.

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

Dear Fishchick, Thank you so much for trusting us every week and for the great compliment about our team. Coffee in the morning and wine hour are just added perks when staying in Kimpton. See you soon. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We stayed here over Valentine's Day weekend. I love everything about the Kimpton brand. I started staying at them for their complimentary wine hour and got sucked in by their amazing customer service. I would give this hotel more of a 4.5 so I'm rounding up. My only complaint is the noise through the walls. The hotel was wonderful, the...

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

Dear Sarah A, Thank you kindly for this review and your honest opinion about your stay and solving problems when they are in front of us. I agree with you that building the relationships with guests and vendors is critical for a long-term success of any business, especially hotels since we base our business around trust. I will be happy...

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair 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: $218 - $775 (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
#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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