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The Donovan House Hotel is located in the heart of Washington DC. Less than a mile from the White House and the Washington Monument, this superbly located hotel is in a great position for seeing the sights and sounds of the American capital.
Set in up and coming area Thomas Circle, this trendy and welcoming 193 room hotel is stylish and very popular; designed with a bold colour palette, and clean architectural materials, the sleek interior is impressive. The Donovan House Hotel’s unique guestrooms feature cocoon spiral showers, leather wrap around beds, and Wi-Fi access throughout.
When evening rolls around, be sure to sample the fine dining and delicious Japanese cuisine on offer at onsite restaurant Zentan. In the summer months, the Donovan House Hotel’s DNV Rooftop Lounge and Pool Bar is the place to be – with stunning views across the city and a fun, contemporary vibe, it’s a great venue for a cocktail or two with friends.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Non-Smoking throughout the hotel
- 24 hour front desk
- Lift to all Floors
- Multilingual Staff
- Concierge Desk
- Internet Access
- Mini bar
- Room Service Not 24hr: Yes
- Non Smoking Rooms
- Outdoor Pool Free: No
- Gym Free: Yes
- Name: Dulles International Airport
- Distance: 43.5 kilometres
Bar and Restaurant
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Nearest Airport Name: Dulles International Airport Distance: 43.5 kilometres
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 1632 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Stay Date: 07/2017, Esther S wrote this review.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! The locatoin of the hotel is perfect because it is close to monuments, museums, and restaurants. That was the first attraction. We made a same day reservation as we were in D.C. just for two days. It was such a humid Thursday afte… See more
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! The locatoin of the hotel is perfect because it is close to monuments, museums, and restaurants. That was the first attraction. We made a same day reservation as we were in D.C. just for two days. It was such a humid Thursday afternoon. You could see the heat waves emitting from our bodies. When we entered the hotel, we did not say a word about heat, but walked to the front desk to check-in, and the angelic Maggie and dynamic Michael offered us cool neck towels and ice cold lemon water. Maggie even kept refilling the water for us willingly. WOW!I knew we booked the right place. They are so conscientious and have great intuition. Michael went over and beyond to make sure that all of our room and service needs were met. He knows exactly what customer service means and demonstrates it in everything that he says and does. Not to mention, his smile is contagious and makes you feel at ease. The ambience of the lobby is so soft, cool, and modern. Check-in was a breeze. I love the fact that you must use your room key to use elevator. That made me feel safe. The room was very contemporary and spacious. So modern that it took me a minute to find the shower and when I found it, it was sooooo cool. The upholestery headboard and flat screen tv was another plus.They have stocked snacks and drinks in the fridge. This hotel gets an A+++ for thinking of everything the customer may need during their stay. There was a yoga mat provided, umbrella, toiletries, and ROBES! When I tell you that the Kimpton Donovan made the trip worthwhile, it was everything. All the staff was nice. Every single one that we came in contact with even in elevator greeted us and made us feel welcome. For what we paid for the hotel, which was not much, we felt like royalty thanks to the staff. BTW, they have restaurant in the hotel as well, although we did not eat there. Now, we were attracted to the hotel because of the pool. While some reviewers complain because it was modest, we enjoyed it because due to size limits, no one was splashing anyone. We were just able to chill and escape the daunting humidity for a couple of hours. Also, there was just another hotel, which will remain nameless, in the vicinity with a pool and its rooms did not look attractive at all. The bar is intimates and makes some great drinks. Also, I am from the NY, the capital of rooftop bars and pools, and this was a great size for Dowtown feel. Now, I am not saying everything is perfect because no one is perfect, but they strive for perfection, so any issues are immediately addressed and resolved. In conclusion, this is a luxurious hotel which is as beautiful on the outside as it is within. The staff is phenomenal especially debonair Michael and beautiful Maggie. The pool is cozy. Just book already, they will take good care of all your trip needs happily. Collapse
Stay Date: 07/2017, CatherineWHS wrote this review.
The staff is lovely and does its best to make up for hotel's shortcomings but the hotel itself is disappointing. The main appeal is the rooftop pool, but the pool itself is tiny and the deck space insufficient. The pool also closes at 4:00 every day,… See more
The staff is lovely and does its best to make up for hotel's shortcomings but the hotel itself is disappointing. The main appeal is the rooftop pool, but the pool itself is tiny and the deck space insufficient. The pool also closes at 4:00 every day, a fact that is not entirely clear from the website. Although the hotel claims to have a fitness center, what it actually has is a small, sad room with broken treadmills and a few free weights. (To their credit, the staff offered us passes to a nearby gym when we asked about alternatives.) The hotel does not have enough elevators to service the floors and has limited stair access, so be prepared for long waits to and fro your room or the pool. The facilities are showing wear and tear, so expect brok en bathroom locks and scuffed finishes. The only food service the hotel has in the middle of the day is from the pool grill, so if rain forces the pool to close, there is no room service or other food inside the hotel -- a surprising omission in a hotel in this class. Last, while it is lovely the hotel offers a happy hour each day in the lobby, the crowds looking for free wine entirely overwhelm the cramped, crowded lobby, not to mention the harried staff. As I say, the staff really did their best and offered us a number of accommodations but the hotel's infrastructure leaves a lot to be desired. You can do much better at this price point elsewhere. Collapse
Wonderful hotel for a DC visit
Stay Date: 07/2017, Angela B wrote this review.
We enjoyed our stay at the Donovan. Staff were friendly and helpful. Shout out to David who helped with a special request. We also appreciated the pet-friendly atmosphere and evening happy hour. Roof top pool and bar provided a great view.
We enjoyed our stay at the Donovan. Staff were friendly and helpful. Shout out to David who helped with a special request. We also appreciated the pet-friendly atmosphere and evening happy hour. Roof top pool and bar provided a great view. Collapse
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Stay Date: 07/2017, rjheverly wrote this review.
My friends and I made a last minute decision to come to DC for our birthday because our other plans fell through and we were not disappointed at all! DC is known for its popping high-profile parties taking place both day and night and we came and got… See more
My friends and I made a last minute decision to come to DC for our birthday because our other plans fell through and we were not disappointed at all! DC is known for its popping high-profile parties taking place both day and night and we came and got exactly what we were looking for. The location of the Dovovan just became the icing on the cake. We were able to walk to almost all the locations we were looking for..we ate meals on 14th St and partied on 12th St. The hotel grounds were well kept and there was no commotion heard throughout the halls. The rooms were a decent size and the bathroom setup was a plus with plenty of sink space. The rooftop pool is what sold me on the location initially as the city view is truly amazing! I have had great experiences with Kimpton hotels in the past and I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Donovan; I highly recommend this hotel stay for any purpose and I will definitely be back in the future!! Collapse
Stay Date: 07/2017, Will1989 wrote this review.
This was our hotel of choice for this trip. It is a great hotel and was upgraded to a suite. Unfortunately my travel schedule and meetings did not allow me much time to enjoy the room as long as I would have liked to. Great location. The staff was ve… See more
This was our hotel of choice for this trip. It is a great hotel and was upgraded to a suite. Unfortunately my travel schedule and meetings did not allow me much time to enjoy the room as long as I would have liked to. Great location. The staff was very friendly, helpful and fast. I loved my shower too Collapse
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