The Donovan - A Kimpton Hotel

The Donovan - A Kimpton Hotel

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1155 14th Street, N.W., Washington DC, DC 20005
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Description
This hotel is located in Washington, D.C. and the National Geographic Society, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Ford's Theatre and the White House are all nearby.

Features.
Recreational amenities

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include an outdoor pool and a fitness facility. This 4.0 star property has a business center and offers business services. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. Room service is available. Additional property amenities include a concierge desk, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities.

Guestrooms.
Bathrooms feature hair dryers. Guestrooms offer phones and in room safes. Televisions have satellite channels and pay movies. Air-conditioned rooms also include minibars. Guests may request a turndown service and wake up calls. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request.



Notifications and Fees:

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Valet parking: $45 per day plus tax

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Amenities

Bar
Restaurant
Swimming Pool
Fitness Center
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Meeting Rooms
Business Center
Cribs Available
Pets Allowed
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms
Room Service

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Union City

Nice hotel in a convenient location in Washington. Many sites are within walking distance.

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Honolulu

Love the modern rooms and convenient location. Walking distance to many major attractions like White House, George Washington University, Dupont Circle etc...

My favorite room feature was the circular plexiglass shower. Has a decent japanese restaurant downstairs, as well as a cool pool bar / restaurant on the roof.

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Falls Church

The Donovan House has everything you would expect from a boutique, Kimpton-run hotel – a stylish atmosphere with tons of added perks (like a free yoga mats in every room), but for foodies, there is another benefit – Zentan – the hotel’s in-house Asian fusion (but heavily Japanese-inspired) restaurant. And best of all, you can even enjoy your sashimi poolside in the hotel’s DNV Rooftop Lounge.

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Local from Washington, D.C.

I felt like a celebrity walking into the Donovan House. The hotel concierge and front desk staff was very attentive. The décor is stunning and gorgeous and it made me look for local D.C. celebrities. The hotel has a rooftop pool, which is very rare in D.C., and it gets crowded during happy hour and post dinner. The restaurant seemed very busy on the night I visited. I wouldn’t recommend this hotel for families. It seems better suited for business travelers and adult tourists only.

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Local from Washington, D.C.

I gave this hotel four stars because I love the pool. OK, I've said it. It's not that large, but it's on the roof with a wonderful view. A nice place to sit and read in the daytime. At night, it's a lounge. You can have a drink with the locals who wander up there.

The hotel lobby has a futuristic look. I tried sitting in one of the chairs inside a bubble. Interesting, but not for me!

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Beverly Hills

**SOLID ROOM AND STAY NEAR LOGAN CIRCLE**

Nice hotel in the middle of everything.

PARKING
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Valet parking is available for $45 per day.
Parking is not included in the room rate.
Located on 14th street between L and M Street NW.

ROOM
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PROS
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Upgraded to a King Deluxe (261 - 310 square feet)
Comfortable bed with 400 thread count SFERRA linens
Marble bathroom with unique cocoon spiral shower
Oversized terrycloth robes by Frette
Bathroom amenities by C.O. Bigelow
Soaps by Gilchrist & Soames
Big-ass LCD flat-screen TV
iPod dock
Mini-bar features Dean & Deluca gourmet snacks
Fitness Center
Dog-Friendly
Free Wi-Fi and $10 bar credit with In-Touch Membership
5-6PM Hosted Wine Hour Daily
Awesome and friendly staff
Location (14th Street Corridor)
Rooftop pool (weather permitting)

CONS
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Open shower stall
Slow elevator

Obviously more PROS than CONS.

Walked everywhere from here. There is a convenient CVS/Pharmacy across the street to stock up on water and snacks. The nearest Metro station is a few blocks away.

RECOMMEND for walkers, foodies, and cool people who like to be in the middle of it all.

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Local from Washington, D.C.

This hotel describes its decor as Asian, but it reminded me more of outer space – as if I was on the set of the Jetsons. Chairs in the lobby are big bubbles descending from the ceiling – they were so comfortable and I could swing back and forth in them. I shudder to imagine what kind of damage my kids could do in the lobby with a chair like that.

Beds in the guest rooms had very clean lines – no frou-frou stacks of pillows. Decor was simple and straightforward – rectangles rule here.

There’s also a rooftop deck with pool where anyone is welcome after 5 – you don’t have to be a hotel guest.

In line with their Asian theme, the restaurant, Zentan, is a sushi place. A lot of people love it, but they aren’t Asian, so it might not be right for true connoisseurs.

You’re also kind of nowhere in this neighborhood – it’s a few blocks to the Metro, so you might need to use that $42/day valet parking.

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Liberty
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I liked the modern decor of the Donovan House. I loved that it is in the bustling Thomas Circle area and that the rooms were also very modern. I didn't like that they charge you for coffee that you make yourself in your room. So cheap!

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Local from Washington, D.C.

A long Beach Drink on a DC summer night!

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Amenities

Internet Access
  • Computer station
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • iPod docking station
Dining & Drinks
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
Fitness & Recreation
  • Concierge services
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
Parking
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
Accessibility
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • Free cribs/infant beds
Pets
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
Services & Conveniences
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Meeting rooms 2
  • Conference space
  • Porter/bellhop
  • 24-hour business center
Bath
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries
Bed
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
In-Room Dining
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Minibar
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Satellite TV service
  • Premium TV channels
  • Pay movies
Housekeeping
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Bathrobes
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 193
  • Number of floors - 14
The Donovan - A Kimpton Hotel

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