$160 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 31, 2014 Check-out: Nov 2, 2014

Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
1155 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
63 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)

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

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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
  • 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
Bathroom telephone
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 (63)

Ratings and reviews for Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
63 out of 63
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.3
Value:
4

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mari skip
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
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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Donavan house
Washington DC
Jan 27, 2013

swearing in

They didn't clean the room each day and the carpets were very dirtty. Also the sink in the bathroom did not drain, i spoke to the front desk and they said they would send an engineer up ASAP, never showed up in the 3 day stay.

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

2
5.01.0
Decatur
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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Escaping Reality
Boston, MA
Aug 27, 2012

Good location, fair price, but nothing very special about this hotel

Pros: location, rooftop pool, friendly and attentive staff Cons: small bathrooms, average size rooms, not as nice as the Palomar Hotel in Dupont Circle

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

3
5.01.0
giuseppe rinaldi
miami florida
Nov 5, 2012

good experience !!!

i booked one night just for the weding day and was awasome the location and confort at the hotel , the staff was very pleasent , good value .

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
SarahM174
Baltimore, MD
Jan 29, 2013

Great Ambience & Location, Lacks Service

Modern, chic hotel in a very convenient location. However, service in the hotel and at the restaurant were lacking. Hotel front desk staff lacked politeness and restaurant service was extremely slow and inconsistent.

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

3
5.01.0
RNFA
Northsrn VA
Jul 20, 2014

Staffing

The front desk staffing needs an upgrade in etiquette and efficiency. They did not carry the grace of a 4 star hotel. They couldn't prioritize tasks and appeared to be scrambling to do several tasks at one time. They were courteous.

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

3
5.01.0
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

Check out Le Diplomate.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
akmv
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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Deal Man
Chicago, IL, USA
Mar 11, 2013

Modern property and great location

Would like to return in the summer, as they have a rooftop pool and bar that was closed during my stay.

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

4
5.01.0
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
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