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Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

I was looking for a centrally located, gay-friendly, romantic hotel in DC, and this place exceeded my expectations. I called a few days ahead to confirm my reservation, and asked if they had any romantic packages to include for my room that I'd be happy to pay for. The person on the phone said that they would take care of...

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

Larry T, Thank you for such a wonderful review. Our staff loves helping celebrate any special occasion! You are welcome back anytime, preferably sooner than later. Kimpton of course has always supported and will continue to support the LBGT community. Looking forward to your next visit! Regards, Pete

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Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for conference at Convention Centre which was a 10 Min walk away as was the Metro located there. Hotel was small but friendly with good restaurant attached and roof top bar. Staff were friendly and rooms had views of Washington which was good. Easily walk to centre of town, Metro and Circulator Bus Stops. Great location for good...

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

carrington, I am glad the conference lead you to our hotel. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, our location is ideal and of course if you have the opportunity to mix the two, we are all too eager to help! Hopefully you will have another chance to join us during your travels. Thanks again, Pete

Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Husband and I stayed there for a long weekend in celebration on our anniversary. When they found out it was our anniversary they gave us a beautiful room and sent up champagne and chocolate covered strawberries for us. Great boutique hotel experience. Staff very accommodating, friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay there again. Great location. We walked to National Mall...

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

Hello, Thank you for your review. Our location is pretty exciting with everything around us but celebrating an anniversary raises the bar to a whole other level! I am glad we were able to make it special for you and hope you will consider us again for the next special occasion. Regards, Pete

Blacksburg, Virginia
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

We brought in our large family to celebrate my mother-in-law's 90th birthday. Cameron, Andrew, Hassafaye and Hagen were team members that helped us multiple times during our stay. With a boutique hotel like this, you interact with the same staff frequently and they all were top class. They remembered us all by name and went out of their way to...

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

WahooHokie, It is wonderful to hear that so many members of the staff made an impact on your stay! We are proud to be a Kimpton and deliver on the boutique aspect of the brand. Our staff truly makes the difference and I am grateful you experienced that. Regards, Pete

Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

This was my first time at this Kimpton property. Looks like the interior is brand new and ultra-modern. Must have recently been renovated. Fabulous rooms; comfortable bed. Staff very, very courteous and helpful. Two restaurants but only tried one...what I think was authentic japanese food which was good but I prefer the American iced versions. Not sure if the rooftop...

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

karen p, I am glad you enjoyed the hotel and our unique design but even more importantly, the staff! There is no shortage in efforts to ensure the right people are present and willing to go the extra mile. Looking forward to hosting you again soon. Regards, Pete

Santa Monica, California, United States
Reviewed 7 May 2016

I travel for a living, so my experience has run the gamut - I've seen it ALL. The Donovan has provided, hands down, a perfect stay. Service was smooth and cheerful. I was upgraded when I arrived and was accommodated with a late check-out on my last day. My room (1209) had a spectacular view of Thomas Circle and the...

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

Celia B, Thank you for the amazing review. We definitely pride ourselves on service and will accommodate every request within our means! And of course the views of Thomas Circle simply can't be beat. I look forward to your return to The Donovan and maybe hearing some of those stories you alluded to?!? Regards, Pete

Reviewed 4 May 2016

This is hotel is in a great neighborhood - steps away from the restaurants that line 14th street and in the heart of Downtown. It is also a short walk to the Renwick, the White House and other tourist locations. The rooms are beautiful and the service is impeccable.

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

Johanna G, Best Kimpton in DC means a lot! Our sister properties do great things so to hear you say this about us really excites our staff. I certainly can't argue with our location, the convenience to everything in DC really allows us to provide the full experience. With any luck you will have the opportunity to join us again...

Seymour, Indiana
Reviewed 3 May 2016

We stayed in a King room with a great view of Thomas Circle. Room was clean, with great atmosphere, very comfortable. The staff were exceptional- very helpful and friendly. Girlfriend really liked the Atelier and Bloem soap and asked about buying a couple of bars. We were told that they didn't sell soap, only shampoo, but would see what could...

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

davejl2016, I am glad you were able to book last minute and really enjoy the full Donovan experience! Julie consistently brings her A game every day so this is no surprise to hear this story (maybe I already knew...). I certainly hope you can join us again soon. Regards, Pete

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 May 2016

We loved the very unique room, which did make the stay worthwhile. The decor was lovely, unique, comfortable, and the room was spacious. The cocoon shower was unique, and the amenities were top notch. However, there were some big service issues that kept this place from a better review. Room service was less than stellar. The room service ticket has...

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

jessicapG1242PS, Thank you for the candid feedback. I apologize that we did not deliver on your expectations or ours for that matter. I look forward to discussing the matter with you further as we have already started reviewing the details with our staff based on your survey. I have reached out to you separately as well and am confident we...

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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

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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: $263 - $689 (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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