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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 25 March 2016

The Donovan is nicely located for tourist activities and restaurants. The staff more than lives up to the Kimpton standard. We were upgraded to a luxury suite that was comfortable, spacious and very quiet. Best hotel for sleeping I've ever stayed at!

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

Dear 19TomH47, I'm happy that we were able to provide a good night sleep, and that we lived up to the high Kimpton standard of service. Thank you for all of the above and I hope we can welcome you very soon. All the best. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 23 March 2016

I typically enjoy staying at Kimpton properties because I enjoy the unique flairs they have but this property seemed rater generic and cramped. While everything was clean and the services was all around great the property didn't stick with me and I probably would not stay again.

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

Dear Tvnow, I'm sorry to hear that you will not stay with us again and thank you for complimenting our team. If we could have done anything better please let me know so we can learn and be better for all of our guests. Regards, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General​ Manager.

Reviewed 23 March 2016

The Donovan consistently delivers great, professional service, has been responsive to all of our requests, and the rooms are clean, nicely appointed, and adequately sized. The rooms are really quiet, too! When we have stayed the hotel has been sold out - but we have never been disturbed by hall noise or noise from other rooms.

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

Dear Betsey L, I'm very happy that you enjoyed our hotel. Thank you for the lovely comments, and I'm glad that you were able to get a good night sleep. The subject of your review is fabulous​... I think it describes our hotel :) Regards, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager.

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Our stay at The Donovan was great. In typical Kimpton fashion, the staff was very friendly and helpful. I was in town for a girl's weekend to visit DC for the first time. The front desk staff gave us great recommendations for tours and local restaurants. Comfortable hotel and awesome location!

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

Dear Dcarr123, Thank you for posting your review of the Donovan, I'm happy that you loved your girls weekend in DC. Now that the weather is so amazing DC is perfect for weekend trips​. All the Best. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager.

Bismarck, North Dakota
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

I liked the modern feel of the hotel, and appreciated the attention to details. The quality of the bedding, as well as the other amenities were really nice. We really felt comfortable and enjoyed our stay. The lobby social was a nice touch, with wine and appetizers.

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

Dear Nddoreen, Thank you kindly for staying at the Donovan and for taking the time to write this review. I love when our guests feel welcomed at out hotel. Wine hour helps :) All the best. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager. P.S. Julie happy birthday (Julie is our amazing Assistant Front Office Manager)

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 21 March 2016

This was our first visit to this hotel and first experience with Kimpton. They hit it out of the park for us. I am the first to say to any retailer, credit card company, car manufacturer, etc., if you don't want my money, no problem. Just treat me like I don't matter and I will gladly leave. These guys are...

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

Dear Mary M, I agree with your statement 100%. There are so many options in this big World that if you don't center your business or anything for that matter around people you will have nothing. Thank you for putting our people in you 90% we will work very hard to stay that way. Other 10% we will​ just maintain...

Ashburn, Virginia
Reviewed 21 March 2016

The Donovan is conveniently located near all the sights. Outstanding customer service. We enjoyed our stay very much. This is a Kimpton boutique hotel. The rooms are excellent. Note that they have a complimentary wine hour every evening.

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

Dear Linda H, Thank you for your review, I'm happy that you loved our customer service, we are very proud of our culture. Wine hour is a must in Kimpton :) it is especially​ fun when there is a lot of guests in our living room. Regards, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager.

Arlington, Texas
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Staff could not be more friendly or helpful. Gave us directions and secured our cabs. Loved the comfy bed and the soaking tub - especially after all of the walking we did!! Happy Hour at their restaurant was really nice. Having a glass of sparking wine to accompany my bubble bath was blissful! CVS is just across the street in...

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

Dear LoveYucatan. First of all, I love your TA name (I too think that Yucatan is out of this word beautiful), I had a privilege of living there for a while. Now as for the Donovan :) I'm happy that you liked​ your stay and that you had the time to visit our restaurant as well. We do have coffee...

Bayport, New York
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

I've heard good things about Kimpton boutique hotels but until now have never experienced it. Excellent stay overall. From the first staff member I met to the last all were friendly and knowledgeable. The wine hour was a nice touch and even though I checked in after it was closed, the front desk offered me one upon checkin. The room...

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

Dear Dbug62, Thank you for putting Kimpton Hotels to the test :) I'm glad we were able to provide an experience you expected. I agree with you Chef Yo and the leadership of Zentan really have an incredible restaurant. We are euphoric with Donovan/Zentan team. Thank you again for staying at the Donovan as your fist Kimpton hotel, and we...

Atlantic City, New Jersey
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

We previously stayed at a Kimpton Hotel in New York so it was a no brainer to stay at one in DC. We were in town for a friends surprise birthday party 1 block from the hotel! The Donovan is absolutely amazing! The rooms interior design was so cool and the customer service was superb. They even deliver you a...

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

Dear Candice D, It looks like you did absolutely everything that needs to be do​ne for an amazing stay. Seeing the city with the bike is the best especially that fabulous weather is around the corner. We are opening our rooftop on the 25th so in three days there is one more reason to visit us again. Thank you for...

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Additional Information about Kimpton Donovan

Address: 1155 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-4111
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Upper Northwest
Price Range: $306 - $699 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kimpton Donovan 4*
Number of rooms: 193
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Also Known As:
Donovan Hotel a Thompson
Donovan House Washington Dc
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#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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