The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel ★★★★

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$139
avg/night
Rate and special offer based on
Check-in: Feb 20, 2016 Check-out: Feb 21, 2016
4.1 /5
Overall score
89%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.3
Value:
4
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Overview

With its unassuming exterior and sophisticated but unpretentious interior, Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel in Washington DC, gives its guests a unique accommodation experience. The hotel s black, purple and white color scheme creates a visual feast while modern furnishings and high style artwork establish its elegance. During your stay at Donavan House, you can cool off in the rooftop pool, bring your furry friend to stay with you and order an in-room spa treatment. The Washington Post included Donovan House on its list of Great Urban Hotels and Inns. Rooms are simple and luxurious with leather headboards, canopies and contemporary pod-style showers. Donovan House features a fitness room and a business center. Amenities include valet parking, concierge service and free newspapers.

Highlights

Key facts

Donovan House guests will find themselves in the peaceful Thomas Circle area. This location places visitors within walking distance of the White House and near the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and the Smithsonian. After a long day exploring the nation's capital, stop by Zentan. This on-site Pan-Asian restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can also get a bite to eat and enjoy a drink at the DNV Rooftop Lounge. Room service is available, and if you need a private dining room, then you can reserve The Lion's Den, The Birdcage or a private cabana.

Dining

Zentan
Chef Jennifer Nguyen introduces inventive global Asian cuisine with ZENTAN located in Donovan House

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Guest score 4.1 / 5
$219

Amenities

Featured

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room
  • 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

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room

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

Reviews

4.1 /5 Overall score

89% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.9/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.4/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.3/5
  • Comfort: 4.2/5
  • Location: 4.3/5
  • Value: 4/5

A wonderful week

Would recommend Mon, Oct 19, 2015
two things. first, a second chair in the room would have been nice. Our room was 402. Also, I told the desk about the carpet tack strip at the bathroom threshold that had points slightly sticking up. They weren't noticeable by looking there but they sure were when barefooted and stepping on them. They weren't corrected at the time we were there which could be understandable but we were never even told if anyone had checked on it. A follow up at the time should have been done.

| N/A Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Wonderful rooftop pool

Would recommend Fri, Jul 17, 2015
We stayed here on a theatre night. The staff was very welcoming and warm. We were shown to our room, not the one we had booked, but a simple double. I'd booked the executive double with the cocoon shower thinking my 17 yr old would get a kick out of it. They remedied this while we enjoyed cocktails at the pool. After a few drinks enjoying a wonderful view our stuff was moved into the new room. The cocoon shower was worth the wait, very unique. The location of the hotel was perfect. Convenient to the metro and many area dining spots.

| HAVELOCK Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Winter Classics Trip

Would recommend Thu, Jul 9, 2015
The hotel was good for the amount we paid. The only thing was that the shower in the room broke and we called down to the front desk to let them know the shower would not turn off. they said they would send somebody up, a couple hours passed and still nobody. We called down again and told them the shower was still running and would not turn off. I guess we had called them in the middle of a change in shift and the person we spoke with did not actually inform anyone. The room was so humid, worse than a jungle. They finally moved us since nobody was available to fix the shower until the next morning.

| Chicago Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Romantic Getaway

Would recommend Sun, Jun 7, 2015
Very nice hotel. Modern furnishing, great location.

| Laurel Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Awesome Getaway Weekend

Would recommend Mon, Apr 6, 2015
From the moment we pulled up we knew the staff would be great - opened the car door, got the luggage from the back of the car and walked it to the lobby for us. We were overcharged for parking, I emailed and they issued a credit. Great location! Would stay again

| N/A Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Marathon weekend

Would recommend Mon, Mar 23, 2015
Visited Washington from Ireland to take part in Marathon & to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Hotel is very well located & we could walk to a lot of the main sights. Room was smaller than expected but there was no noise in the hotel any night. Very nice stay overall & the staff were very helpful.

| Mullingar Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Beautiful rooms but staff not great

Would not recommend Sun, Mar 22, 2015
The room was very spacious and comfortable. However, the staff was not very helpful. I asked for a cup of tea to be taken to my room and I was told that the kitchen was closed but I could go buy a tea bag at CVS and they would bring up something for me to heat it up. It wasn't even midnight yet!

| N/A Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Terrible Service

Would not recommend Wed, Mar 18, 2015
From the moment you arrive at the hotel the disappointment begins. The valet and bell staff are the absolute worst, they were very unattentive and unprofessional. The lobby is small and unimpressive. This place feels like about a 3 star hotel. It's a renovated holiday inn. You have much better options in the immediate DC area.

| Chicago Business

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY

Would recommend Mon, Feb 9, 2015
GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY, GOOD LOCATION, NICE STAFF, WOULD STAY AGAIN

| N/A Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great place to stay

Would recommend Wed, Feb 4, 2015
Great place to stay. Good food and service. Clean rooms.

| tallahassee Business

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

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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
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

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.

$139
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Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 20, 2016 Check-out: Feb 21, 2016