£109.23 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 30 May 2016 Check-out 31 May 2016

The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
View map of 1155 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
72 reviews
Romantic Getaway

Very nice hotel. Modern furnishing, great location. See full review

  • Floridian in DMV
  • 7 Jun 2015
Awesome Getaway Weekend

From the moment we pulled up we knew the staff would be great - opened the car door, got the... See full review

  • HeathJenn
  • 6 Apr 2015

With its unassuming exterior and sophisticated but unpretentious interior, Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel in Washington DC, gives its guests a unique accommodation experience. The hotel s black, purple and white color scheme creates a visual feast while modern furnishings and high style artwork establish its elegance. During your stay at Donavan House, you can cool off in the rooftop pool, bring your furry friend to stay with you and order an in-room spa treatment. The Washington Post included Donovan House on its list of Great Urban Hotels and Inns. Rooms are simple and luxurious with leather headboards, canopies and contemporary pod-style showers. Donovan House features a fitness room and a business center. Amenities include valet parking, concierge service and free newspapers.

Highlights

Key facts

Donovan House guests will find themselves in the peaceful Thomas Circle area. This location places visitors within walking distance of the White House and near the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and the Smithsonian. After a long day exploring the nation's capital, stop by Zentan. This on-site Pan-Asian restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can also get a bite to eat and enjoy a drink at the DNV Rooftop Lounge. Room service is available, and if you need a private dining room, then you can reserve The Lion's Den, The Birdcage or a private cabana.

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The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel Rooms

Cityview Executive Suite
Cityview Executive Suite. 650 sq ft Separate Living Room area and Powder Room
Premier Suite
Premier Suite with 1 king bed 600 sq ft separate living room area and dining room
14. Presidential Suite
Donovan Suite 1,230 sq ft separate living room. 9 pp Dining Room. separate kitchenette
Accessible Queen Deluxe Room
Accessible Queen Deluxe Room. Roll in Showr Grab Bars and Handheld shower head. Marble bathroom. Cocoon spiral shower.
ADA Executive Double Double
2 double beds 310 sq ft Marble bathroom. Roll in Shwr grab bars handheld shwr head Cocoon spiral shower. High Speed Wifi
Deluxe Queen Room
Deluxe Queen Room. Marble bathroom. Cocoon spiral shower. 400 cnt Frette Linen. Queen Bed with wrap-around leather headboard
King Deluxe Room
Deluxe King Room. Marble bathroom. Cocoon spiral shower. 400 cnt Frette Linen. King Bed with wrap-around leather headboard
Executive King Room
Executive King Room. 320 sq ft Marble bathroom.Cocoon spiral shower. Platform Bed with wrap-around leather headboard
Cityview King Executive Room
Cityview King Executive. 320 sq ft Floor to Ceiling Windows. Thomas Circle Views Marble bathroom. Cocoon spiral shower.
Double Double Executive Room
Double Double Executive Room 2 double beds 310 sq ft. Marble Bathroom. High Speed Wifi Cocoon spiral shower. Floor-ceiling windows.
Cityview King Studio
Cityview King Studio. 560 sq ft. Floor to Ceiling windows. Cocoon spiral shower.
King Suite
King Suite with 1 king bed 600 square feet Separate Living Room area and Powder Room
Cityview King Suite
City View. 1 king bed 600 sq ft Separate living room area and Powder Room

Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness centre or spa
Fitness Center
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Meal plan - Continental
Family plan
Services
24 hour front desk
Business centre
Maid service
Concierge desk
Security
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Audio visual equipment
Internet
Free Wi-Fi in Room
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
Cable or sat. TV
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
International direct dial

Nearby points of interest

  • J Edgar Hoover FBI Building: 0.2 mi
  • Boy Scouts Memorial: 0.3 mi
  • Studio Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • National Geographic Society: 0.3 mi
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts: 0.4 mi
  • Washington Convention Center: 0.5 mi
  • Lafayette Square: 0.5 mi
  • Decatur House: 0.5 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.6 mi
  • Blair House: 0.6 mi
  • Renwick Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • National Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Albert Einstein Memorial: 0.6 mi
  • Warner Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Freedom Plaza: 0.6 mi
  • J Edgar Hoover FBI Building: 0.2 mi
  • Boy Scouts Memorial: 0.3 mi
  • Studio Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • National Geographic Society: 0.3 mi
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts: 0.4 mi
  • Washington Convention Center: 0.5 mi
  • Lafayette Square: 0.5 mi
  • Decatur House: 0.5 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.6 mi
  • Blair House: 0.6 mi
  • Renwick Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • National Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Albert Einstein Memorial: 0.6 mi
  • Warner Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Freedom Plaza: 0.6 mi
  • National Museum of American Art: 0.7 mi
  • Fords Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Department of Treasury: 0.7 mi
  • International Spy Museum: 0.7 mi
  • National Aquarium: 0.7 mi
  • Zero Milestone: 0.7 mi
  • Verizon Center: 0.8 mi
  • Ronald Reagan Building: 0.8 mi
  • Old Post office Pavilion: 0.8 mi
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art: 0.8 mi
  • Federal Triangle: 0.8 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.8 mi
  • Presidents Park: 0.8 mi
  • U Street Corridor: 0.8 mi
  • Lincoln Theatre: 0.9 mi
  • Bohemian Caverns: 0.9 mi
  • Koshland Science Museum: 0.9 mi
  • National Building Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Phillips Collection: 0.9 mi
  • Folger Shakespeare Library: 0.9 mi
  • Art Museum of The Americas: 1 mi
  • National Museum of American History: 1 mi
  • National Archives: 1 mi
  • Judiciary Square: 1 mi
  • National Museum of Natural History: 1 mi
  • Newseum: 1.1 mi
  • Washington Monument: 1.1 mi
  • National Gallery of Art: 1.1 mi

Dining

Zentan
Chef Jennifer Nguyen introduces inventive global Asian cuisine with ZENTAN located in Donovan House

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
72 out of 72
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.3
Value:
4

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Stephen W.
Couples
N/A
19 Oct 2015

A wonderful week

two things. first, a second chair in the room would have been nice. Our room was 402. Also, I told the desk about the carpet tack strip at the bathroom threshold that had points slightly sticking up. They weren't noticeable by looking there but they sure were when barefooted and stepping on them. They weren't corrected at the time we were there which could be understandable but we were never even told if anyone had checked on it. A follow up at the time should have been done.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MB from Havelock
Family
HAVELOCK
17 Jul 2015

Wonderful rooftop pool

We stayed here on a theatre night. The staff was very welcoming and warm. We were shown to our room, not the one we had booked, but a simple double. I'd booked the executive double with the cocoon shower thinking my 17 yr old would get a kick out of it. They remedied this while we enjoyed cocktails at the pool. After a few drinks enjoying a wonderful view our stuff was moved into the new room. The cocoon shower was worth the wait, very unique. The location of the hotel was perfect. Convenient to the metro and many area dining spots.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Rachel A.
Couples
Chicago
9 Jul 2015

Winter Classics Trip

The hotel was good for the amount we paid. The only thing was that the shower in the room broke and we called down to the front desk to let them know the shower would not turn off. they said they would send somebody up, a couple hours passed and still nobody. We called down again and told them the shower was still running and would not turn off. I guess we had called them in the middle of a change in shift and the person we spoke with did not actually inform anyone. The room was so humid, worse than a jungle. They finally moved us since nobody was available to fix the shower until the next morning.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Floridian in DMV
Couples
Laurel
7 Jun 2015

Romantic Getaway

Very nice hotel. Modern furnishing, great location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
HeathJenn
Couples
N/A
6 Apr 2015

Awesome Getaway Weekend

From the moment we pulled up we knew the staff would be great - opened the car door, got the luggage from the back of the car and walked it to the lobby for us. We were overcharged for parking, I emailed and they issued a credit. Great location! Would stay again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
GO'B.
Couples
Mullingar
23 Mar 2015

Marathon weekend

Visited Washington from Ireland to take part in Marathon & to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Hotel is very well located & we could walk to a lot of the main sights. Room was smaller than expected but there was no noise in the hotel any night. Very nice stay overall & the staff were very helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Carla C.
Friends
N/A
22 Mar 2015

Beautiful rooms but staff not great

The room was very spacious and comfortable. However, the staff was not very helpful. I asked for a cup of tea to be taken to my room and I was told that the kitchen was closed but I could go buy a tea bag at CVS and they would bring up something for me to heat it up. It wasn't even midnight yet!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Top Travel
Business
Chicago
18 Mar 2015

Terrible Service

From the moment you arrive at the hotel the disappointment begins. The valet and bell staff are the absolute worst, they were very unattentive and unprofessional. The lobby is small and unimpressive. This place feels like about a 3 star hotel. It's a renovated holiday inn. You have much better options in the immediate DC area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JPF1
Business
N/A
9 Feb 2015

GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY

GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY, GOOD LOCATION, NICE STAFF, WOULD STAY AGAIN

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Richard G.
Business
tallahassee
4 Feb 2015

Great place to stay

Great place to stay. Good food and service. Clean rooms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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