$120 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 23, 2015 Check-out: Jan 25, 2015

Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
1155 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
68 reviews
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Couldn't ask for a better boutique hotel in the middle of DC. Easily accessible and perfectly... See full review

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Gold Needle in a Haystack

Couldn't ask for a better boutique hotel in the middle of DC. Easily accessible and perfectly... See full review

  • Jubba S.
  • Dec 22, 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 (68)

Ratings and reviews for Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
68 out of 68
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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Review of Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
HL56
Business
Rochester, MN, USA
Apr 27, 2012

Great hotel for achange of pace

Excellent staff and service. Unique and interesting experience .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Several nice restaurants along 14th

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Review of Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mari skip
Business
Walnut Creek, Ca.
Aug 27, 2012

Cool decor!

The modern/retro 70's/Jetson spaced themed hotel was great. The customer service at the Donavan House is warm and welcoming. Like all Kimpton's, attention to detail to the guest is bar none. Where else can you get a cute loner goldfish during your stay in your room? The location which is close to Washington D.C. mall attractions was great. We found it so easy to walk to everything. My family really enjoyed our stay and the delicious Japanese restaurant at the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room 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
Deb the Traveler
Business
West Bend, Wisconsin
Nov 21, 2012

Perfect for business and pleasure.

We have never had a better hotel experience anywhere, and we travel a lot, both in the U.S. and internationally. The entire hotel staff, from the doorman, the front desk, the concierge, the maitre D', were all the best ever. We definitely recommend the hotel, and will not hesitate to make it our destination on our next visit to DC.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

It's a nice neighborhood to stay in, lots of places to eat nearby, although we ate in the great hotel restaurant most of the time. We took some very long walks, one day we walked down to the Whitehouse, over to the Lincoln Memorial, then to the capital, then took a short cab ride back to the hotel. We also used the trolley system, the metrorail, and several cabs during our stay.

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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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room 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
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room 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
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room 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

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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Review of Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

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
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room 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
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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