Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

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

Hotel Overview

4.1/5

Overall score

91%

Would recommend

Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.3
Value:
4
Washington DC property The Donovan brings urban chic to the nations capital. 193 luxe and seductive rooms feature custom design elements including chocolate leather canopy beds Studio Gaia club chairs and translucent cocoon spiral showers. The hotels acclaimed restaurant Zentan by acclaimed chef Jennifer Nguyen serves up inventive Asian inspired cuisine. Above it all is a private rooftop pool and bar that offers guests and natives a metropolitan hideaway boasting a full-service bar food from Zentan and private cabanas. It is the perfect place for relaxation or late night cocktails and events. Donovan House provides you with a plethora of insider information on how to navigate the city like a DC native. Here are a handful of restaurants featuring local influences and fare as well as some of our favorite must see spot

Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel Rooms

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.
14. Presidential Suite
Donovan Suite 1,230 sq ft separate living room. 9 pp Dining Room. separate kitchenette
Premier Suite
Premier Suite with 1 king bed 600 sq ft separate living room area and dining room
Executive King Room
Executive King Room. 320 sq ft Marble bathroom.Cocoon spiral shower. Platform Bed with wrap-around leather headboard
Cityview King Studio
Cityview King Studio. 560 sq ft. Floor to Ceiling windows. Cocoon spiral shower.
Cityview King Suite
City View. 1 king bed 600 sq ft Separate living room area and Powder Room
Cityview Executive Suite
Cityview Executive Suite. 650 sq ft Separate Living Room area and Powder Room
King Suite
King Suite with 1 king bed 600 square feet Separate Living Room area and Powder Room
Cityview King Executive Room
Cityview King Executive. 320 sq ft Floor to Ceiling Windows. Thomas Circle Views Marble bathroom. Cocoon spiral shower.
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

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
Room
Television with cable
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
International direct dial

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (70)

Ratings and reviews for Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
70 out of 70
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.3
Value:
4

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
akmv
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Apr 20, 2014

Not what I thought

Hotel staff is very friendly and helpful. There was an issue getting into our room (the door lock was fried) the staff was very apologetic and offered me free breakfast and a bottle of wine. Location is good if you want to walk to all of the tourist attractions & the hotel bar is nice. I booked a deluxe room & was "upgraded" to an executive and couldn't believe how small the room was! I couldn't imagine what the deluxe actually looks like.... I stayed one night (not even 24hrs) and the parking fee was $53.00!!! Very disappointing and unnecessary. Overall the hotel was okay but I most likely will not stay there again.

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

Business

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Review of Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kenz Ray
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
MK2713
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
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
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Price Montgomery
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The three Mosketeros
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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.

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