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San Francisco, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 April 2016

The location of the hotel was great. I am usually in town for meetings at one of the federal government buildings clustered nearby. The hotel offers a government rate for federal employees. The room had a nice layout and was clean. The staff were very friendly. Unfortunately, the plastic wall in the shower was broken and had been badly patched.... More 

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

Dear Angela W, Thank you for taking the time to write your review, I will be sure to check your room and make sure the shower is in perfect order. I'm sorry to hear that you will not be staying with us in the future. If I can help you find a Kimpton hotel you prefer better; please let me... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

The room was nice and modern. Had a comfy bed and good amenities. We stayed there for 2 nights and enjoyed it. Robes were great and we had a yoga mat in the room. Loved that there was an umbrella there for the guests just in case it did rain (fortunately we didn't need it). The staff was very friendly.... More 

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

Dear Redxmatchstick, Thank you for your review and for staying at the Donovan. I'm glad that you didn't need to use the umbrella during your stay :) Please, let the Front Office team know that you would prefer a higher floor next time, ​and we will make sure it's done. All the best. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager. More 

White Plains, New York
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29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Stayed at this hotel from 3/28 - 4/2/2016. Pretty good location, approximately 1.5 miles from Union Station (Amtrak & bus) and 1.2 miles to the Washington monument. 10 minute walk to the Washington convention center. The staff is very polite, professional and helpful. The doormen always greet you with a smile and a "welcome back", as well as good restaurant... More 

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

Dear PiratePK032014, Thank you kindly for the detailed review of our hotel. I'm sure your review will help fellow travelers to make a good choice of a hotel. You are right 14th street has so much to offer, and it has changed in the past few years. I know Taylor's as well (I'm a fan) All the best in the... More 

San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2016

It was great to stay off the beaten path. Close jog or ride to monuments, museums, and restaurants. Logan Square is great for dinner and a short walk. The hotel is fantastic, great front desk staff, rooms are modern with really comfortable beds. Wine hour and pet friendly, their restaurant is great too.

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

Dear Lisa K, I'm so happy that you found our hotel, and I love that we are off the beaten path :) The location is everything in DC, and I'm euphoric that you found so many things to do around our hotel. I hope we will see you at the Donovan very soon. Regards, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager. More 

Astoria, New York
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Great location. Friendly and helpful staff Room was small and not the best view, but I got it super cheap and I was there for work, so not a big deal for me Clean and well maintained I was able to check in a few hours early They kept my bags after check out so I could wander around town... More 

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

Dear melissaknyc, I hope that next time you and in DC it will not be for work so we can find a room with an amazing view that you can experience our hotel in the best of lights. I'm happy that our Housekeeping team was able to arrange a room for an​ early check-in​ and that you had some time... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Excellent service, we arrived early and could check in without issue, leading design, exquisite cosmetics, close to DuPont Circle area. We found it in the Wallpaper City Guide for Washington and were not disappointed. Will definitely recommend and return :)

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1 Thank Christopher W
Dragan A, Assistant General Manager at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Dear Christopher W, Thank you for exploring this beautiful city and finding us. I'm happy that you loved our hotel. Thank you for the recommendation and we would love to welcome you again. Regards, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager​ More 

somanyplaces2see
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful hotel with a modern decor. The beds are cozy, everything is very clean, and the service is top notch. The restaurant Zentan is also great, and the roof top bar is beautiful in the spring. What more can you ask for?!

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1 Thank somanyplaces2see
Dragan A, Assistant General Manager at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Dear somanyplaces2see, I love your review. All you needed for a good time is right there. Cool room, service and a bit of beautiful weather to enjoy the rooftop. Visit​ us soon. Regards, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager. More 

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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

From the second you walk in to this Washington DC gem you can't miss that Kimpton welcome! Everything about our one night stay at the Donovan was perfect! From the location to the service, all the way to the complimentary upgrade we received- I just can't wait to return! The kimpton brand continues to impress me, and this property was... More 

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1 Thank Sammy1123
Dragan A, Assistant General Manager at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Dear Sammy1123, Thank you for your review. I'm super happy that you love Kimptons. We are very proud of all of our hotels and the fact that they are all different. I hope we can welcome you back very soon. All the best. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

I have stayed at many DC hotels nothing tops the service and the accommodation of the staff at the Donovan. To be specific Amber who worked at the front desk did everything she could to make our stay amazing. She went above and beyond from picking the best room to writing a beautiful Love note and she even sent up... More 

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

Dear Roger P, Thank you so so much for your superb review. We thought that Amber is from somewhere above when we hire her... thank you for proving us right :) I'm glad we were a part of your celebration. Come and visit us soon. All the best, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager. More 

Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Loved the happy people that greeted us at the front desk! Room was spotless and roomy for us!! Loved the fun touches like the animal print robes and yoga mat!!! The shower was the best-you have to see it to believe it! We ate a wonderful breakfast in the restaurant downstairs too! Great location for anyone wanting to be near... More 

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1 Thank Maggie215
Dragan A, Assistant General Manager at The Kimpton Donovan, responded to this review

Dear Maggie215, I love your comment about our team; it is crucial to me that our entire staff is happy. It makes a World of difference, to us working side by side and all of our guests. Showers are something unique; I love them. As you said, you need to see them. I think your review is very positive I'm... More 

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Address: 1155 14th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20005
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Upper Northwest
Price Range: $172 - $1,188 (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
#18 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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