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1155 14th St Nw, Washington, DC, 20005, United States of America, ‏‎800-491-6126
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4.2 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 442 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.5
  • Service
    4.3
  • Comfort
    4.3
  • Condition
    4.2
  • Neighborhood
    4.5
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice hotel, but losing its edge"
I have stayed here a few times in the past five years albeit not for ~3yrs since it had changed from being a Thompson property to a Kimpton. While I knew to expect a modern and nice boutique hotel, there were a few surprises, and not for the best... I was given room on the 2nd floor and found that it smelled musty /of stale smoke despite being a non smoking room. That was a major disappointment. Also, I had forgotten how small the gym is for a hotel of this size. Both these things led me to give the Donovan a lower score than I otherwise would have done.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 17, 2015
Gi
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Awesome Valentines evening stay!"
We stayed at the Donovan for Valentines day evening and it was great! The staff (even though they were overwhelmed with all of the guests) were very hospitable, kind and very efficient when it came to checking in, servicing our car with valet and during "wine hour". We loved the hotel, it was very clean and very quiet. Is also very close to many restaurants and sightseeing places in the D.C. area. We definitely recommend this hotel to anyone interested in have a fabulous time!
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1 night romance trip Feb 14, 2015
Jennifer
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Great for a quick weekend getaway on a budget."
I went for a weekend away with my boyfriend, the room was way smaller than it actually appeared in the pictures, the bed was extremely hard, I noticed some cleaning opportunities in the bathroom. Luckily, there is a cvs directly across the street. Staff inside very friendly. The valet staff not so friendly. Nonetheless, parking per night is $50.!! However, great location and nice ambiance.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Feb 6, 2015
Alexandria
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"cool but not comfortable"
Place was awesome and had great decor. Complementary wine made the trip worthwhile. Rooms are tiny and wouldn't recommend if you had a crowd. Also, the bed was extremely hard and uncomfortable.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Feb 7, 2015
Kara
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Small lobby, but sexy modern feel with wine hour!"
I wouldn't say WOW, but great hotel. Parking is a scam at $45/day. There are several not too far for around $20 a day. McPhearson Square Metro stop is 3 blocks from the hotel. Weekend nightlife is pretty great, and the streets are alive late into the night. Cabs plentiful. It's not DuPont or M street, but definitely a decent area. Can walk to the White House. No ice/vendor machines, but they will bring a bucket of ice to the room if you call down. 24hr CVS across the street, 24 hour Fives guys 2-3 blocks away, as well as a Taproom, Starbucks, Sandwich shop and more.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Feb 6, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Consistently great, clean, friendly, well located!
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Other trip Feb 8, 2015
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Quite well located but the facilities..."
The staff was very helpful and welcoming. There was an issue with both our cards but they were really understanding. The room was spacious and quite nice at first. The sheets were a bit dirty and messy but the bed was very comfortable. The shower although with a nice design was all plastic which actually is not that nice. The curtain did not go all the way therefore a bit of light arrived on our faces as the sun came up around 6... That was quite annoying. Overall for such a high class hotel I was a bit disappointed. Especially since I loved Kimpton hotels in Boston and New York (Ink48!!).
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 7, 2015
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Nice design effort but too expensive"
This hotel prides itself on being unique. However, I believe for the price it needs to be worth the extra style. However, it was clean and bed was comfortable. Staff was very polite but the parking fee of $45 overnight was ridiculous. My overall rating is based on the fact that I thought the service was mediocre for the price despite the effort to capture a modern design feature.
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1 night business trip Feb 3, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Delivers - great room, service and location."
One night stay. This is a great Kimpton Hotel that never disappoints. Great service and location with a 24 Hour CVS across the street.
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1 night business trip Feb 1, 2015
John
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nice hotel"
We were there for only one night this visit, but have stayed there a couple of times in the past. We stay there particularly because it's a good location for us, but it's very nice.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 2, 2015
Marilyn
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nice hotel."
The hotel was a great hotel. My room had a great view of st. Thomas circle. The room was a little cold but I think the heater wasn't working properly. They will address this.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 2, 2015
thomas
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Cozy Boutique Hotel"
Within walking distance of the convention center and restaurants, nice view if you're on a higher floor, cozy and chic rooms!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 30, 2015
Sam
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Overnight stay"
Perfect!
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1 night business trip Jan 21, 2015
Karen
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"cute and quaint..."
Gorgeous hotel... Wasn't impressed with the shower... The floors were cold and wet once I got out... The room view ducked... The actual staff were awesome...
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jan 16, 2015
LaShanna
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"good value"
Convenient location and friendly staff
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1 night family trip Jan 18, 2015
Annette
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great look, underwhelming service."
The hotel itself was great. Free wine tasting when I got their, very modern look and I enjoyed the ambiance in the room. Drawbacks: parking is 45 bucks, my room wasn't ready when I got there around 6 o clock, and their is no ice. I had to call down to have room service bring ice to my room which never arrived.
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1 night trip Jan 17, 2015
Dexter
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Average and NOT great by any means..."
If you are planning on eating at the hotel's restaurant, please make sure that you are either NOT hungry or have about 250 dollars a person to spare. Their portions are ridiculously small even for European standards. I am also 5 feet 11 inches and weigh 168 pounds. While I understand that the theme is Asian infused nouvelle cuisine, there's no justifiable reason my partner and I were left hungry after spending 137 dollars in just food items (no drinks included in this tab). The hotel itself is okay but nothing wow. It claims to be newly renovated but the term newly has been loosely applied. I would not return as I was not impressed. Plenty of far superior places to stay and dine in DC!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 20, 2015
UNIMPRESSED
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great hotel in a great location!"
This hotel is perfectly located in downtown DC. We were disappointed that when we checked in our room was not ready, but we were in time for complimentary wine hour in the lobby so we enjoyed ourselves there until our room was ready for us to go upstairs. The staff was friendly and helpful and the rooms are very comfortable!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 19, 2015
Sarah
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great stay"
Great stay, great staff, room is better looking in person. The bar closed early and a little stingy on the washclothes but overall excellent.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 14, 2015
Joshua
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"More than pleased..."
Great hotel and great space! Very accomodating staff. Fantastic restaurant in the lobby.
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1 night trip Jan 6, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great hotel close to everything"
An impressive hotel. The room was very comfortable and spacious. Loved the design snd colours tok. The shower was funky looking and user friendly too. Loved that they had a happy hour in the lobby, the hot cider with a shot went down really well after some really cold temps outside.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 11, 2015
Nicolr
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"A great experience"
We spent a week at the Donovan House at the beginning of January 2015. On arrival the reception staff were warm, welcoming and very efficient - absolutely top class. Our room was spacious, well equipped, clean and comfortable. This is a boutique hotel so dining options, etc., are limited; however there are many restaurants and cafes within walking distance.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 10, 2015
Ian
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Excellant location. Not your "ordinary" hotel! Loved the lobby decor as well as the nightly meet and great over wine
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 7, 2015
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Perfect for a girls weekend and time with your boo"
The hotel was so nice and dinner there was so lovely. My only complaint is that it took forever for room service to accommodate our needs. Literally took 1 1/2 hours to recieve ice and a menus to order food, that we eventually left the hotel to get food else where. Other than that, this place was amazing.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 3, 2015
melanie
US
3.0 / 5Good
"New Year's Eve Stay"
I expected more staying at the Donovan House. Location is great and the staff was nice. They even have a nice free happy hour from 5-6 that included sushi, but overall wasn't too pleased with the hotel. Outside of the lobby, it looks as if it's an old hotel that one simply applied new paint too. Room's are small, but I've seen worse. TV was big, but HBO and the remote weren't completely working. The room doesn't have a coffee maker (called and got one) and if you want ice, you have to call for them to bring. That takes a fair amount of time, as we actually ordered a pizza from a local restaurant and it arrived before the ice. I will hang out at the Donovan again (happy hour, rooftop), but not stay there.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 3, 2015
Phil
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Wonderful"
Great!
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1 night romance trip Dec 22, 2014
Nicole
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"great place"
great location and nice hotel... i am very impresssed
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 23, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Anniversary night Donovan style."
Stay was nice - room was fairly cozy. Told concierge the stay was for my girlfriend and my 2nd anniversary and they had champagne on ice waiting for us. Bed was a bit hard and the shower water pressure was laughable - probably could have washed faster out of the sink but all in all the Donovan House was a very nice stay.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Dec 16, 2014
Anthony
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Donovan House Stay"
Bed is uncomfortably firm. As in many places in DC, there is a lot of street noise that is heard from the room. Hotel staff and service were great. The rooms are well appointed and clean.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip Dec 15, 2014
Gregory
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great hotel"
Staff were great. Hotel is very cute luxurious boutique hotel. Room service in the AM does not start until 7am which I find pretty late for a work week!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Dec 8, 2014
Zarmin
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
All the staff was nice. Free wine between 5-6 pm. Great experience.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 8, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great Hotel"
Overall, great, clean, modern hotel with friendly staff and great loaction.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 3, 2014
AV
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Would stay again, but needs better drain in the tub."
Surprised my boyfriend with a hotel stay. I live in DC but I wanted to stay here because of the soaking tub in the Premier King Room-- it didn't dissapoint! He is almost 6'5" & he had plenty of room to soak while I showered in the amazinggggg shower. The wine happy hour was great! The Christmas decor in the lobby by the fireplace was really nice. Complimentary coffee & tea. The only issue we had was the tub was hard to drain. Took us 4 tries to get the water to fully drain. I loved the view of Thomas Circle. I would definitely stay here again.
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1 night romance trip Nov 29, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"great stay"
Nice staff. It was our first time in DC. Everything they recommended was great. Except for the Lincoln Restaurant. It was close by but not that good. Next time we are in DC, we will stay at the Donavon...
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Nov 27, 2014
J. Keith
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Extra Charges, but fantastic none the less"
The staff was incredibly nice and giving. However it had a bunch of extra charges, like breakfast, parking, internet. To me, I was just surprised: those things were normally complementary where I've stayed. Overall, great! Close to everything a tourist wants to see.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 1, 2014
Alex
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Good. The Hotel is well located, nice view from the room, staff very pleasant and helpful. For anything you ask, they go the extra mile. I would have appreciate though, to find the restaurant or a snack bar opened late after over 10 hours traveling. Especially if you don't really know the city and need to face to winter cold, it is hard to get something to eat past 10.00 pm. But all in all, it's a really good place and definitely, will return.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 27, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Very modern hotel , clean , perfect staff, good view.. The only problem is that the hotel 40 minuts away walking from m street
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 27, 2014
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Good but not great"
We arrived and our room wasn't ready at 4pm. They gave us vouchers for free drink and breakfast at restaurant. The room was on top floor except next to elevator. All day/night we had to hear elevator going up and down. Annoying!!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 26, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Loved everything yet disappointed."
Everything was great except the breakfast room service left a bad taste in my mouth. I'm sorry but on a $21 order, charging a $5.00 delivery plus a pre-charged $4.68 gratuity is over the top. Yes, that's 46%, and not giving me control over gratuity is just bad business style. No coffee in room tilted me to order room service vs go hunting for coffee. Get with it, Kimpton. Stop acting like a big chain.
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1 night business trip Nov 24, 2014
Perry
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Fantastic staff and great location"
My brief stay at Donovan house was a very pleasant surprise. I moved from Hotel Rouge up the street and my preference was Donovan due to decor. Staff at both Kimpton hotels were excellent and better than what you would expect at a top 5 star hotel.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 24, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice and new, but needs improvement."
Shiny new hotel with clean, comfortable room (though toilet seat was not fully attached). Main complaint was that food cooking smells were piped into my room. I went to bed with greazy steak smells, and woke up to bacon and eggs cooking (good thing I'm not a vegetarian!). Strange, given that I was on the 28th floor! Additional problems include slow check-in (new staff, new procedures - that should improve with time) and slow elevator response - there are only 3 elevators for 50 floors (this will only get worse as the hotel fills up). Bar is not open yet.
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2 night business trip Sep 17, 2014
Kenneth A
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Needs a refresh, especially at $450 + per night"
Note: This feedback is in the context of a room rate of over $450/night. My stay was comfortable, but overall the property could use a refresh and a refocus on the little things that make a big difference. For example, please revert back to the more luxurious small amenities that I loved about Kimpton Hotels (i.e., higher end shampoos and lotions, a new hairdryer (the one I used had seen better days), gourmet snacks instead of generic gummy bears). I ordered in Irish oatmeal with agave and fresh seasonal fruit, but got brown sugar with one pale strawberry. The bottom sheet was not fully tucked in around the bed. A bigger issue for me was when I asked to get something out of my bag that was being held by the porter. Instead of bringing the bag to me, he took me back to an unlocked back room and left me there. I easily could have walked away with someone else's bag. I would have been concerned about my luggage if I was not waiting in the lobby, near the front door, for my room. That said, the rooms and front desk staff were pleasant. The rooftop pool looked nice and I probably would have enjoyed the poolside cocktail lounge if it were open. If you are looking for a quiet stay during pool season, I suggest avoiding rooms on the 14th floor because I imagine it would be loud with people heading to and from the rooftop pool lounge (advertised to the general public) at night. But if you are there to party, the 14th floor might be a fun option.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 20, 2014
A Traveler
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Unfriendly front desk staff"
Needed to sent important time sensitive work email when my computer charger broke and computer was dead...long story short I called the front desk and my request for a new charger was ignored. Clean room, useless and unaccomadating staff.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 20, 2014
Jennifer
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great location!"
I stayed over a weekend and I had a good experience. It's a quaint hotel, a lot smaller than their pictures led on. I liked that my room was very clean and the staff very friendly. The hotel is walking distance from all the major attractions. The amenities and furniture are somewhat cheap. There is a cvs conveniently across the street so you can pick up whatever you need. The elevator does take a while but it's not as bad as some of the comments I've read. The walls are thin so bring some earplugs because the rooftop plays loud music and the room doors slam very loudly in the middle of the night.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 20, 2014
Caroline
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Meh- compared to other Kimpton properties"
This experience was lackluster compared to my experiences at other Kimpton properties. Very few of the Kimpton touches that abound at other properties
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 17, 2014
A
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great stay at the Donovan:)"
We had a wonderful time. The rooftop bar is everything. The customer service was great!!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 15, 2014
Rush
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great, Modern hotel"
found some old jelly beans from the previous stay near the bed, other than that was great.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Nov 8, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Donovan house"
I really loved the hotel but wen i checked in i was giving a key to use for a mini bar that was suppose to be in my room , there was nothing in my room as far as snacks and beverages was concerned i told the front desk , they just requested the key back. Could have received more money if i woulda had a fridge .
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Nov 7, 2014
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Good stay for a weekend"
Overall, nice hotel and really good service. But, we had booked a room with street view, when we came we got a room with backyard view. We arrived late so we didn´t have energy to change that late. When we were going to sleep we found out there was a very noisy fan outside our window on the backyard. I had really big problem to fall a sleep. Next day we changed room. So, if you are going to stay here, avoid the rooms with backyard view!! Except the fan, a really good place to stay over a weekend and good location in the middle of everything.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Oct 31, 2014
Alexander
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Not Average!"
Terrific boutique hotel. Use the f Red bike to tool around the Sites. Wine reception with sushi bites. Aromatherapy candles in the lobby. Cool roof pool and mini lounge.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 31, 2014
A Traveler
US
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