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Kimpton Donovan Hotel

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Woodbury, Connecticut, United States
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I chose the Donovan because they offered a suite that I was told slept 5 and because of the reviews. I will say upon arrival, I was somewhat disappointed. The lobby is small, very small, and dark, but check in was smooth. The room is as shown in pictures - not my taste, somewhat modern with the strange curved shower....

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

Dear 86Nole, Thank you for reaching out to us via TripAdvisor and letting me know about the details of your stay. I see from you review that there is room for improvement. I'm sorry you didn't like the design of the hotel, but you are right about service points that we could have done better. Lance is new to our...

Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Hotel charges you resort fee for free wine, access to the pool that closes at 5pm and opens and 7 am?!? What if you arrive just after 6pm and have to check out around 8am? Resort fee should be a up to the guest whether or not they want to participate. What if we don't drink? Hotel lobby/hall is filthy....

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

Dear Almira V, Thank you for reaching out to us via TripAdvisor. Please reach out to me directly at dragan.andrejic@donovanhoteldc.com so I can see if we can find a positive solution. I'm here to help. Regards, Dragan Andrejic ​Assistant General Manager.

Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Visited DC for a friends wedding. I usually pick this hotel chain because I know how great they are and just like usual, I was not disappointed. The bed was great, the staff was helpful and I was super pleased that I picked to stay there yet again!

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

Dear Kate M, I hope you had a fantastic time at your friend's wedding and thank you for staying with us again. I hope we can welcome you back very soon. All the best. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager.

NJ
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I travel each week, and always look forward to my DC trips and stays at the Donovan. The Donovan staff is truly top notch. I'm yet to find a better team in DC. The staff is knowledgable, pleasant, and very professional. Add great complimentary coffee and a relaxing wine hour, and all is good! I highly recommend the Donovan.

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

Dear Fishchick, Thank you so much for trusting us every week and for the great compliment about our team. Coffee in the morning and wine hour are just added perks when staying in Kimpton. See you soon. Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We stayed here over Valentine's Day weekend. I love everything about the Kimpton brand. I started staying at them for their complimentary wine hour and got sucked in by their amazing customer service. I would give this hotel more of a 4.5 so I'm rounding up. My only complaint is the noise through the walls. The hotel was wonderful, the...

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

Dear Sarah A, Thank you kindly for this review and your honest opinion about your stay and solving problems when they are in front of us. I agree with you that building the relationships with guests and vendors is critical for a long-term success of any business, especially hotels since we base our business around trust. I will be happy...

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 21 July 2016

The location of the Donovan is excellent and close to the mall. Room was nicely decorated and comfortable. The shower simply spectacular. The staff was always in charge and the service perfect. Also we had free wine in the lobby in the afternoon and that was a nice thing to remember the hotel.

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

Dear NuriaBravo828, Thank you for staying with and I'm happy that you loved our rooms, Showers are a big hit as well. Wine hour is a perfect way to meet other travelers​, our team and it's a big part of the Kimpton culture. See you soon, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager​

Reviewed 21 July 2016

The Donovan brings a high level of contemporary style to the normal DC accommodation choices. The location was perfect for my business needs and for accessing the DC tourist spots. My room was perfectly situated overlooking Thomas Circle. It was large, clean and very comfortable. Unfortunately due to weather, the DNV lounge was closed. Hopefully I can check that out...

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

Dear Aimlesswanderer11, I love that you were impressed by our design and happy that your room had a view of the Thomas Circle, it is a very nice view. Drinks at the rooftop is an absolute must next time you are in town. All the best, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager​

Reviewed 20 July 2016

My stay at the Donovan was fantastic, and I only wish I could have stayed for longer. Two things stood out. I loved the new Malin+Goetz products, particularly the soap. I called the front desk to ask if they sold them at the hotel, since I saw them for sale on the Kimpton website. Minutes later a staff member was...

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

Dear Maritza G, Thank you so much for this amazing review. I'm very proud of the entire hotel for making your stay and the stay of your CEO fantastic. I hope that your travel will lead you back to DC so we can welcome you again. All the Best Dragan Andrejic ​Assistant General Manager.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 16 July 2016

I just had the delightful opportunity to enjoy a stay at The Donovan in DC. I love Kimpton Hotels! Upon walking in my room, I found the coolest spiral-shaped shower—with a zebra and leopard striped robe to enjoy afterwards. However, my biggest surprise was when a Donovan staff noticed my hand was swollen from an injury (Alaskan rope swing mishap)...

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Dragan A, Dragan Andrejic at Kimpton Donovan Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Brittany L, I apologize for you injury I hope you are feeling better. My personal choice to work for Donovan/Kimpton came from this great part of company culture. I believe that our team cares about each other and all the guests who walk through​ our door. I'm very happy that you had a nice stay. All the Best, I...

Encinitas, CA
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Spent two nights in July on business and was very pleased with my accommodations. Room was clean and comfortable although, as others have mentioned, is it really that difficult to put a small coffee maker in the room? When I mentioned this at check out they said "Oh, you should have called - we would have sent up a Kureg...

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

Dear SoCalEncinitas, Thank you for your review and the constructive criticism that is the only way to improve our hotel for our guests and we need to listen. I hope we can meet your expectation next time you stay with us, so you have a 5-star stay. All the best Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager

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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
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: $264 - $640 (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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