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

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

Business

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Review of Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
little Kay
Business
PA
Jan 20, 2013

wonderful experience!!

Had such a Wonder experience at this hotel, staff was kind, professional and incredibly accommodating. Rooms are a little smaller than I expected, but was decorated and unique in style. Great location, so many resturants and stores in the immediate area. Would stay there again, and recommend it to anyone wanting a comfortable, affordable taste of luxury.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Brown Bag has an amazing menu, great value and the food is incredible.

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Review of Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
little Kay
Business
PA
Jan 20, 2013

wonderful experience!!

This is a beautiful, modern hotel with great staff members and a fantastic location. The rooms were a little smaller than I had expected, but uniquely decorated and luxurious. Staff was friendly, professional, and very accommodating. Loved this hotel, I would definitely stay here again. Great location, so many restaurants near by, plus the metro station is very close.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Brown Bag restaurant is a great, inexpensive eatery. With a ton of ready to purchase meals.

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Review of Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
EK18
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 20, 2013

Classic Kimpton

Kimpton aesthetic is ultra hip and generally works well. The only chair in the room is a visual delight but seriously uncomfortable if you want to sit in it. Staff accommodating and competent. I had one minor glitch in that I never could successfully arrange delivery of newspaper to room. Still, highly recommended overall. 

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Caribou Coffee is great.

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Review of Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nainen
Business
Greensboro, NC
Jan 17, 2013

Would choose Donovan House again!

I only stayed for one night, for a business trip, but wished I could have stayed longer! Nice neighborhood, friendly staff, very pleasant room.

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

4
5.01.0
shirtless joe
Business
richmond, va
Jan 15, 2013

great location, zoomy hote.

great experience. hotel has some very interesting features, great location, exceptional value.

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

Business

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Review of Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
NYC
Jan 7, 2013

AMAZING!

Single most amazing hotel experience in my life (and I have worked in hotels for over 10 years!) Breana and Janina went above and beyond to make our stay special and unforgettable! There is no reason to stay in any other hotel in DC. (note: I just stayed there.. It would not allow me to pick 2013)

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

5
5.01.0
Secdj
Business
Miami, FL
Jan 4, 2013

Excelent stay.

Best hotel ever. Modern rooms and awesome service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
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

2
5.01.0
Decatur
Business
Decatur, AL
Jan 1, 2013

Never Again

Pros: Fairly convenient (about 3 blocks to the metro), beds were extremely comfortable. Cons: No drink machines and no Ice machines, had to go across the street to the store. Had to ask for wash cloths each night. Showers were horrible.

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

Business

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Review of Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Louisiana Vacationeer.
Business
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Dec 17, 2012

Great Location!

It's a great hotel! Don't expect much from the minibar and there's no ice-machine. So you have to order buckets of ice from the front desk. If you're not used to sleeping near a busy intersection that might prove a little troublesome. Other than that the staff were super helpful, and the location was incredibly convenient.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Take a short walk to McPherson Sq. metro and save a ton of money on cabs. The metro can get you most anywhere and is a fraction of the cost of a cab.

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