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Kimpton Donovan Hotel

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Honoluu, United States
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

I'm in DC for work several times a year and always try to stay at the Donovan. It's definitely not the typical DC hotel. It's stylish and fun. Solid morning coffee in the lobby as you're dashing out the door. Wine to welcome you back in the evening. The "Raid The Bar" card for treats in your room (just join...

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

Dear Charles S, Thank you kindly for exploring our hotel. I'm happy that you stayed in a few room categories, and that you know our hotel very well. You are right about Karma membership; it​ is a good thing to join since it add a bit to every stay. All the best in your travels and I hope to see...

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

This hotel embodied the modern, high end experience of most Kimpton Hotels. The room had a very unique circular shower that was visible from the bedroom and illuminated the space when the light was on. The bed was fantastically comfortable, and the yoga mat was a nice added touch. The room was so quiet, I never heard other guests. The...

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

Dear MadrugadaTampa, Thank you kindly for your review, I hope that your conference was a success. I enjoy when your guests have a fantastic time at our hotel and when they have a taste of Zentan as well. I'm still getting educated on Japanize cuisine, but so far this restaurant is simply amazing. Please, next time you are at the...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 8 March 2016

This is by far the BEST hotel I have ever stayed at for business (and I do A LOT of business travel) and the only hotel I have found worthy of taking the time to review. I come to DC just to stay here! The aesthetics are totally mine – minimal, modern and chic. The rooms are quiet, quiet, quiet,...

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

Dear Shikanomon, This review is amazing, and when it comes from a person who travels a lot, it means a lot. Thank you so much. Andy is a superstar. I think that his hospitality powers come from the new beard. We will put this to the test next time you are here :) I will give him a huge hug...

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 8 March 2016

My husband I were visiting D.C. to celebrate his 45th birthday. I chose The Donovan largely based off of the reviews from this site and its central location. Having never stayed at a Kimpton Hotel, I wasn't sure what to expect. Boy, was I impressed! From the moment we checked-in to our final good-byes, everything was perfect. The front desk...

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

Dear Maribet920, I'm so happy that your husband's birthday was a success. Thank you for giving us a chance. Not just the Donovan but Kimpton as well. I hope we could open our door for you very soon. I love the view of the Thomas Circle from these huge windows, and we will be opening our rooftop by the end...

Malvern, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 8 March 2016

We were here for the Capitol Hill Classic Volleyball Tournament. It fell over the Valentine's Day/President's Day weekend. I emailed ahead to ask if there was anything I could purchase to have waiting in our room for my wife and daughter prior to the trip. I never heard back and assumed it was something that was not an option. When...

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

Dear Boyakasha, You stayed at our hotel during a very busy time. I honestly cannot say when was our wine hour that busy. We usually have a very lively crowd. However, this time was just phenomenal. I'm glad we were able to honor your request we love surprising our guest on arrival. Zentan is a superb restaurant I'm happy that...

Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 7 March 2016

I was staying in D.C. for three days so it was especially appreciated when the staff checked me in early the first day, and gave me a wonderful room with a couch that became command central for my work for my stay. Then I went on to enjoy all of the regular Kimpton wonderful perks - teapot for my room...

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

Dear Carladearing, I'm happy that we were able to provide an early check in, I must stay our housekeeping team is super fast :) Thank you for being a part of Kimpton family and enjoying all the perks. Maybe next time when you are in DC it won't be all work. See you soon. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager.

Bothell, Washington
Reviewed 4 March 2016

This was the best experience I have ever had with any hotel I have ever been to visit. In one evening the staff (Melissa, Julie, Peter & David) had made my engagement a night of dreams. My now Fiancee and I were upgraded to a presidential suite. There were flowers leading from the door to the bed. (Laid out by...

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

Dear Moodmadeeyes, I don't know how to respond to the review :) Now I have to give all bunch of hugs to everyone who was involved in this amazing setup​... You are spot on... this hotel is fun, and I take great pride when I look at the people who I work with every day. Thank you so much for...

europe
Reviewed 3 March 2016

The Donovan is a boutique hotel in the heart of Washington DC that I would definitely recommend. Don't be alarmed by the traffic, the rooms are quiet, not to mention, big. The bathroom had a tub, altough I still don't understand why showers are not detachable in the US. Another important thing to know is that every morning, there is...

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

Dear monawyn, I'm so happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Donovan. I agree with you that rooms are super quiet and when you look at the circle it looks like a silent movie. Amazing views. Coffee is a perfect if you are an early morning person but wine hour is must in Kimpton. Come visit us soon. Dragan...

Reviewed 3 March 2016

This was my first experience at a Kimpton Hotel and it definitely will not be my last. We arrived late night Thursday and from the moment we walked in, everyone was so friendly and helpful. We asked for a few suggestions of places to eat and the front desk employees all had great suggestions (all of which we were able...

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

Dear KarunaN21, Thank you for staying at the Donovan and having a small look at the Kimpton world. I'm so happy that your Kimpton experience started with us; we are very proud of our hotel. I love when our guests have a chance to eat at Zentan because the restaurant if phenomenal. Thank you again for your review, ​and I...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 2 March 2016

My fiance and I are avid supporters of Kimpton hotels, so when I saw that Kimpton was doing a deal for 30% off DC hotels in February, I snagged a suite at the Donovan House for an outrageously low price (like under $200). We are Kimpton members, which is how I heard about the deal, but anyone can sign up...

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

Dear Liz C, When I read your review, I feel that you had a superb time. I hope that most of our guest feel like you do about out hotel :) I love that you know all the Kimpton Hotels in DC since we are very competitive, and we want to be the best in DC. I will share this...

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Kimpton Donovan Hotel

Address: 1155 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-4111
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Upper Northwest
Price Range: $270 - $648 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kimpton Donovan Hotel 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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