$140 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 25, 2015 Check-out: May 26, 2015

The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel

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

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
79 reviews
Back home trip

Great Hotel. Everything was Great, except view from my room was overlooking CVS, homeless people... See full review

  • elizabeth w.
  • Apr 9, 2015
Awesome Getaway Weekend

From the moment we pulled up we knew the staff would be great - opened the car door, got the... See full review

  • HeathJenn
  • Apr 6, 2015
Hip boutique hotel with rooftop pool and bar in downtown D.C.

The Donovan, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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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The Donovan, 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

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.

Ratings and reviews for The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
79 out of 79
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.3
Value:
4

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
elizabeth w.
Business
humble
Apr 9, 2015

Back home trip

Great Hotel. Everything was Great, except view from my room was overlooking CVS, homeless people 24-7 and loud due to being right above entrance. Next time ill ask for better view and not around dogs

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

Business

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Review of The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
elizabeth w.
Business
humble
Apr 9, 2015

Unique

Loved the vibe and Pool. Free Happy Hour was GREAT! Metro was close by and great area to walk and enjoy DC. Downside my view was overlooking CVS with homeless people as my view ALL DAY AND NIGHT, Dog barking was annoying and no vents in the bathroom. But overall Enjoyed my stay.

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

Business

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Review of The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
HeathJenn
Business
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

Awesome Getaway Weekend

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

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

Business

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Review of The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tommi B.
Business
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

DC 1/2 Marathon trip

The Donovan was in a central location close to the Metro and dining. There is a Walgreens across the street for those little things you might have forgotten. The staff were all very friendly. It was too cold for the pool and rooftop bar so didn't get to experience. The room was comfortable. The noise was minimal. Overall very nice stay. Would stay here again

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

Business

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Review of The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Imani B.
Business
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

Couple's Tri[

I informed the hotel ahead of time of my anniversary and they hand wrote a card, and provided champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. I requested a high floor with views of Thomas Circle and they did just that. I parked my car overnight and whenever I needed it, it was no more than a 5 minute wait.The room was clean, bathtub was large enough for two but didn't come with any bubble bath soap so I purchased some across the street at CVS. Overall I would stay again as they are very attentive and responsive to your needs. Cons: Overnight parking is pricey at $48 a night. Breakfast can also add up quickly with a mandatory 18 gratuity and 8 dollar delivery fee. Also, the restaurant on isn't much to shout about try somewhere else in the area.

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

Business

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Review of The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
GO'B.
Business
Mullingar
Mar 23, 2015

Marathon weekend

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.

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

Business

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Review of The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Carla C.
Business
N/A
Mar 22, 2015

Beautiful rooms but staff not great

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!

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

Business

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Review of The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Carla C.
Business
N/A
Mar 22, 2015

Beautiful rooms but staff not great

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!

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

Business

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Review of The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Top Travel
Business
Chicago
Mar 18, 2015

Terrible Service

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.

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

Business

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Review of The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JPF1
Business
N/A
Feb 9, 2015

GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY

GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY, GOOD LOCATION, NICE STAFF, WOULD STAY AGAIN

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

Business

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