$140 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 18, 2014 Check-out: Dec 19, 2014

Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
1155 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
65 reviews
NYC Getaway Weekend

I had a great time. My "friend" loved the hotel and thought it was really nice. We rented the... See full review

  • ValentinoBlack
  • Jun 3, 2014
Great Location

We loved the contemporary ambiance and its location - very central. The staff was friendly and... See full review

  • Ubie
  • Jun 2, 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)

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Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel Rooms

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

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
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
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

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 (65)

Ratings and reviews for Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
65 out of 65
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.3
Value:
4

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Pharmer Dave
Business
Richmond, Va.
Jan 21, 2013

My new favorite DC hotel

The front desk service was fantastic. They welcomed us and made us feel special. The location is not too far from the White House, China Town, and the Staples Center. Parking was expensive but not abnormal for DC. An added bonus was their happy hour. Everyone was friendly and made the weekend one day before the inauguration a special visit!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Paul and Tina
Business
Washington, D.C.
Jul 7, 2013

GREAT STAFF-ENJOYED THE WINE HOUR

Had to ask for several items: toilet tissue, shampoo. Facial tissue was not supplied. Otherwise everything was good. I think $15 for breakfast bar was a bit much. Overall the staff was very friendly.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Many places to choose from.

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Review of Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ValentinoBlack
Business
Brooklyn, New York
Jun 3, 2014

NYC Getaway Weekend

I had a great time. My "friend" loved the hotel and thought it was really nice. We rented the CapitalShare Bikes and road around the city. The CVS across the street was a great addition. Did not get a chance to check out the pool or gym. We stayed in the King Premier space. Beds were soft and the shower was nice. The only thing that was expensive was overnight parking ($45.00).

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The White House and National Mall were a little less than a mile away. Great to walk on a beautiful day. Everything you need was within a mile.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ubie
Business
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Jun 2, 2014

Great Location

We loved the contemporary ambiance and its location - very central. The staff was friendly and helpful. This was our first visit to D.C., but we plan on returning soon and will definitely stay at the Donavon House again.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Busboys and Poets - Try the Hazelnut torte and stay for the poetry night! Amazing!

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Review of Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ELM83
Business
Abq, NM
Jun 1, 2014

Great hotel!

Great staff and very clean!! Loved the bathtub and view!

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

Business

Shopping tip: Long walk from hotel

For dining out and shopping, get a rental car! About 15 minutes away!

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Review of Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
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

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Review of Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Museums Advocate
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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.

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Review of Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
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

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dan plane crazy
Business
San Jose, CA
Apr 23, 2014

Out of the Blue

This hotel was selected pretty much at random with some consideration in location, price and reviews. It's in tight surroundings with little open areas but laid out well with the available space. Clean with adjoining restaurant but the breakfast prices are higher than average. I would stay there again.

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

Business

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Review of Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nana1312
Business
Potomac, MD
May 2, 2014

Great for a weekend getaway!

Hotel & staff are nice. The restaurant downstairs was great. Wish the weather was nicer so we could enjoy the roof top pool with the bar!

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

Business

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