$180 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 22, 2014 Check-out: May 24, 2014

Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
1155 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
48 reviews
Fantastic for seeing DC!

The staff was courteous and helpful. The amenities, from work out facility to rooftop deck, were... See full review

  • Joe GFY
  • Apr 14, 2014
AMAZING

his hotel was in a perfect area of DC very comfortable, very clean, and an amazing friendly staff. See full review

  • Kenz Ray
  • Mar 24, 2014
Hip boutique hotel with rooftop pool and bar in downtown D.C.

The Donovan House a Kimpton Hotel is a hip, modern hotel with edgy decor that appeals to leisure and business travelers.  The hotel is located in downtown D.C., not far from the White House. The Donovan House a Kimpton Hotel lures locals as well as visitors to its rooftop pool for drinks and snacks after sunset (by day the pool is open to hotel guests only). The inventive Asian cuisine at Zentan persuades guests to stay in and eat at the hotel. The restaurant also makes food for the rooftop pool bar, ADC (Above D.C.).

Highlights
  • The heated rooftop pool and lounge is a hip spot for locals and visitors
  • The signature cocoon spiral showers are a fun take on the in-room shower
  • Inventive on-site Asian restaurant Zentan
Location

The Donovan House a Kimpton Hotel is located in D.C.'s business district, not far from the White House, Dupont Circle, and other attractions and restaurants.

Rooms

The 193 rooms, designed by Studio Gaia, are quite impressive. Stark white walls meet dark wood with colorful accents throughout the Donovan House a Kimpton Hotel. A modern chocolate leather canopy bed takes over the room, accompanied by a writing desk and club chair. The cocoon spiral showers add an intriguing and sensual element to the rooms. Guests love the C.O. Bigelow bath amenities and 400-thread-count Sferra linens. Available high-speed Internet (fees apply) and iPod docking stations are another perk.

Features

The exclusive, heated rooftop pool and lounge is reserved for guests during the day and opens to locals and guests at night. High-speed Internet (fees apply) is available along with a business center and services at the Donovan House a Kimpton Hotel. Try the inventive Asian cuisine at the on-site restaurant and lounge, Zentan, which also offers part of their menu at ABC (Above D.C.), the rooftop pool bar. Valet parking is offered (fees apply). Guests appreciate the 24-hour fitness center.

Transportation
  • McPherson Square Metro stop
  • Regan National Airport
  • Dulles International Airport
Attractions
  • White House (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Ford's Theater (0.6 mi/1.1 km)
  • Dupont Circle (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • The National Mall (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Washington Monument (1.1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Georgetown (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • United States Capitol (1.5 mi/2.5 km)
Business
  • Business center and services
  • High-speed Internet (fees apply)

Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel Rooms

Executive Double Double Room
Double Double Executive Room 2 double beds 300 square feet
King Suite
King Suite with 1 king bed 600 square feet
Premier Suite
Premier Suite with 1 king bed 600 sq ft separate living room area
Accessible Queen Deluxe Room
Queen Deluxe Accessible Room 1 queen bed 220 square feet roll in shower
Deluxe Queen Room
Queen Deluxe Room 1 queen bed 220 square feet
ADA Executive Double Double
Dbl Dbl Accessible Room with 2 beds 300 sq ft roll in shower
Executive Queen Room
Queen Executive Room 1 Queen bed 220 square feet
Donovan Suite
Donovan Suite 1 King bed, 1,230 square feet and separate kitchenette
Executive Suite
Executive Suite 1 king bed 650 square feet living room
Accessible King Executive Room
King Accessible Executive Room with 1 king bed 310-334 square feet roll in shower
Accessible King Deluxe Room
King Deluxe Accessible Room with 1 King Bed 260-310 Square Feet Roll In Shower
Deluxe King Room
King Deluxe Room 1 king bed 300 square feet
Executive King Room
King Executive Room 1 king bed 310 - 334 square feet
Premier King Room
King Premier Room 1 king bed 520 square feet

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Meal plan - continental
Family plan
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Concierge desk
Security
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Audio visual equipment
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Accessible parking
Grab bars in bathroom
Room
Television with cable
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Bathroom telephone
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
International direct dial

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Hotel Map

38.9051 -77.0316
Nearby airports
Washington National Airport, (DCA), 2.30, MI, SW; Baltimore/Washington International Airport, (BWI), 31.19, MI, NE; Washington Dulles International Airport, (IAD), 27.47, MI, S;
Area description
City Center

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

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the 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.

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Guest Reviews (48)

Ratings and reviews for Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Overall score

4.1 / 5
48 out of 48
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.3
Value:
4

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
Joe GFY
Business
Chicago, IL
Apr 14, 2014

Fantastic for seeing DC!

The staff was courteous and helpful. The amenities, from work out facility to rooftop deck, were ideal. The Donovan is centrally located and is a great location from which to tour DC.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
Kenz Ray
Yakima Washington
Mar 24, 2014

AMAZING

his hotel was in a perfect area of DC very comfortable, very clean, and an amazing friendly staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
MK2713
Southern California
Mar 23, 2014

Would definitely stay here again.

This hotel was great! Pros: Near all the "touristy"stuff (ie. The White House, The Mall, etc. 2 blocks from a Metro stop for the blue and orange line (as such, super easy to get there from Regan airport). Rooms were stylish, clean, and comfortable Staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. There are several free amenities the hotel will give you if you forgot your own: toothpaste, fashion tape, cell phone charging cords, etc. Also, it's across the street from a 24 hour drug store should you need anything else. Cons: Room service stops pretty early They charge for WiFi Rooms are a hair on the small side, but the space is used very well. In short, I would definitely recommend this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Robert California
Business
Palo Alto, CA
Mar 6, 2014

Nice but currently a work in progress.

The hotel is perfectly located if you're trying to stay close to the Convention Center. The restaurant is delicious. Only issue is that when we visited in March 2014 they were completing quite a bit of work on different floors of the hotel and it only 1 or 2 of the elevators were available for use which made wait times long.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Museums Advocate
Sacramento
Mar 2, 2014

Great for Work and Play

The front desk staff was always helpful. Great nearby restaurant recommendations. Close to Metro and the Mall. I will stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Don't miss the stellar Southern cooking at Georgia Brown's restaurant. The food and service were outstanding, portions generous, and prices good.

Review of Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
asmr
Business
CA
Feb 21, 2014

Excellent value and super chic

There's so much gorgeous modern eye candy at this place, from the elevated fireplace when you walk in to the hanging egg chairs. And the room I had was amazing--the design felt like a small-space award winner. The staff is incredibly gracious and willing to help. Meals are expensive. I'd do breakfast elsewhere but if you're in a pinch, this is great. Dinner is sublime, and I'm saying that as a Californian who's choosy about sushi. It's not in the middle of Dupont or K St, but it's not tooo far, and in DC it's not hard to get around. And it is fairly close to the White House.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
Price Montgomery
Pittsburgh, PA
Jan 19, 2014

Excelent two day getway

The Donovan was very clean and designed well. I would most certainly keep this hotel on my list as a place to stay on my next visit to Washington, D.C.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
The three Mosketeros
Orlando, Florida
Nov 12, 2013

Excellent Special Family Trip

The hotel was a nice warming home for the last four days. The facility, staff, location,and the details made our family trip better.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

The walk for the 14 st, everyday to the National mall, and to the Metro station was a nice experience.

Review of Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
JPF1
México, D.F.
Sep 17, 2013

Great weekend

Good location, you get what you pay for. Small rooms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

3
AJDC
Wash, DC
Sep 10, 2013

Weekend in DC

Staff is a bit green. Room was not available on time and I had some issues once it was. Rooms show some medium usuage - carpet stains, wall scuffs, showing age in general. The hotel has a nice roof and is in a great location. Simply put, they are trying too hard to be something they aren't capable of in the current state. Rate seems higher when compared to other properties with comparable suites to the one I stayed in.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

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