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Saint Joseph, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Location is great, the staff (especially the front desk staff) are super! Rooms are very intriguing at first until: the beds are short- meaning if you are taller than 5'9 your feet will hang off the bed. Watching the huge TV can only be accomplished by laying on the bed (I personally am not a watch TV in bed person)... More 

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

Dear Blessed26, Thank you very much for your review. If you don’t mind please reach out to me directly next time you are in DC dragan.andrejic@donovanhoteldc.com we have a lot of different room types and I’m sure we can find one perfect to you preferences. We do have a very good partnership with a Balance Gym half a block away,... More 

New Brunswick, Canada
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11 reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2015

I have nothing but great things to say about The Donovan!! From the time we made our first contact until we left after a most enjoyable 7 day vacation the experience was 5 star!! from the location of the hotel to the staff who were number one.. going out of their way to please and to make our stay memorable... More 

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

Dear Reona Turcotte, Thank you very much for the amazing review. I’m happy that we were able to surprise you for your birthday. Being a Kimpton Member is a very good thing especially with all the new hotels coming your way next year. Thank you again for staying with us and I hope we will open our door and welcome... More 

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Reviewed 30 October 2015

I've stayed at many Kimpton hotels and to be honest I was disappointed with the Donovan. Since I'd made my reservations six months in advance, I would have expected my preferences as a Kimpton Karma member would have been a priority, But alas, we ended up with a double bed in a very small room. My experience has been that... More 

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

Dear Stephani A, Thank you for your review of the Donovan. I apologize to hear that your stay was far from amazing. May I kindly ask you to reach out to me directly at dragan.andrejc@donovanhoteldc.com to see if we can find a perfect solution to this issue we found ourselves in. I like to think that The Donovan/Zentan are as... More 

Londonderry, New Hampshire
1 review
Reviewed 27 October 2015

I am really pleased with the service at this lovely hotel. I didn't notice that my assistant had only booked one night instead of two, and the hotel was fully booked. Somehow the staff figured out how i could stay in my room one more night (a room they had already upgraded). Thank you all - I will be back!

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

Dear bfinamore76, I’m glad that our Front Office team was able to find a room for you. This was a very busy period for us so I’m happy that we accommodated you. Next time you are in DC I would love to meet you in person. Regards, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is a great boutique hotel. Rooms can be a little strange looking---very European feel. The staff is young and accommodating. Location is central to DC -right off 14th street, close to DuPont. One of my favorite hotels in DC.

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

Dear Rien F, Thank you for your review. You are right we do have a bit of a European feel in our rooms with unique showers, big windows and the design itself. I hope you enjoyed your stay. I’m sure we will see you very soon. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager More 

York, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 October 2015

I stayed here for 4 nights on a business trip. Excellent location, friendly staff, comfortable rooms where nothing was too much trouble. Only downside no separate bar just attached to the restaurant, however with free wine in reception every day 17-18.00 this was not a problem. All main attractions within walking distance for those who visit on vacation. Sign up... More 

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

Dear JanS, Thank you for staying with us for 4 nights. I love to read comments about our team. Wine hour is very popular in our hotel. It is a very social event. I trust your trip was a successful one and that we will have the privilege to welcome you again. Regards, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager More 

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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015

Stayed for 2 nights. The room was nice and modern, with lots of places to sit, a comfortable bed and a huge TV. Location was quite central, just a short walk from the National Mall and all the museums. Staff were nice and accommodating. Make sure you become a Karma member before your stay – membership is free, and it... More 

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

Dear NYGirl2312, I sometimes forget how big our TVs are J I’m glad you were able to explore DC a bit during your stay. It was a perfect few days for walking around. Being a Kimpton member is a very good thing … it’s just good karma and it follows you around. Hope to see you soon Dragan Andrejic Assistant... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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75 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

I only spent one Saturday night here but their brief first impression was good. The location was central, walking distance to many DC landmarks, nightlife and restaurants. The staff was very helpful and the room was clean and modern. The view was very nice also. I'd definitely stay here again.

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

Dear Michael W, Thank you for your trust. I hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you again in the future. View of the Thomas circle is one of a kind I’m glad you enjoyed it. See you soon. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager More 

LITTLETON
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105 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

We stayed here for a week while celebrating our 30th Anniversary. The rooms are as pictured on their website. A bit different from the ordinary hotel which was a nice change. The hotel overall could use a little bit of TLC, but the staff in every way made up for any misgivings. Each day the staff would personally greet us... More 

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

Dear Bkjds, I mentioned in a past Trip Advisor review and I have to say it again. 30th anniversary is something to celebrate. That is so admirable and we are just very, very happy that we played this small part. Thank you for your comment about our service we are very proud of our hotel, I hope it shows. MXDC... More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

I was in the area for business last week and although I previously lived in the area, I was unfamiliar with the property. I was impressed with the spacious, comfortable and modern room design. From the front desk staff to Samson and David at the door, the customer service each staff member provided was great. I will definitely be returning... More 

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

Dear Dee515, Thank you for exploring the area and finding our hotel. I really like when a business trip has a vacation feel even if it’s for the short time you are in our hotel. Thank you for your compliments for our service I’m sure our team will be very happy to read your comments. See you on our next... More 

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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: $174 - $1,185 (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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