Kimpton Donovan House

Washington DC, USA

The hotel

The Donovan’s earned its right to reside in the US capital, with slick urban styling, signature Kimpton service, and cool communal hangouts. Its guestrooms may seem minimalist, but they’re packed with smart detailing, like oversized ceiling-skimming leather headboards, space-age chairs, and spiral showers. They’re the perfect setting for the in-room spa services. If you can tear yourself away, the lobby has complimentary hot drinks each morning, and a wine hour early evenings to welcome you back from sightseeing. And it’s easy to sightsee here, with attractions like The White House and 14th Street a walk away. When you return, retreat to the DNV Rooftop Lounge, with its pool, cocktail menu, and DC views.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

In the downtown district, within a walk of popular attractions, including iconic landmarks like Washington Monument, Smithsonian, and The White House; the 14th Street Corridor’s shopping and dining; and business zones like K Street and Walter E Washington Convention Center. The nearest metro station is just quarter of a mile away. Transfer time from Washington Dulles International airport: 55 min.

Hotel information

All with 55” flatscreen TV, iHome docking station, WiFi*, alarm clock, mini-bar*, yoga mat, hairdryer, iron and board and bathrobes. King Deluxe Rooms have 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults.

Queen Deluxe Rooms have 1 queen-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults. King Executive Rooms have 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults. City View King Executive Rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Thomas Circle with 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults. Double Double Executive Rooms have 2 double beds, sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. City View King Studio Rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Thomas Circle with 1 king-size bed and a sofa bed, sleeping max 2 adults

DNV Rooftop Lounge (seasonal opening, cocktails). Evening wine hour (hosted, 5.00pm-6.00pm). Morning coffee and tea service (6.00am-9.00am). Rooftop pool (seasonal opening). 24-hour fitness centre. In-room spa services* (9.00am-9.00pm). WiFi $11 per day (subject to change). ‘Forgot It? We’ve Got It’ service (for essential travel items from mobile chargers to hair straighteners). Limited room service. Concierge service. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Limousine service*. Kimpton-bespoke bicycles. Kimpton Kids program (with features like a welcome gift, optional ‘Guppy Love’ fish bowl in room, child-friendly dining, kids’ amenities like mini animal-print bathrobes, hula hoops in fitness rooms, babysitting service*, cribs, equipment rental from strollers to scooters, and child safety kits from nightlights to playpens). Valet parking $38 per day (payable locally, subject to change). The hotel has Tesla and universal electric car charging stations.

*Denotes local charge.

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Apr 21, 2019 knightsgofar Farnham, United Kingdom

Stayed here for 3 nights. When we arrived after a long flight from London, there was no water in the room, the mini bar was empty there was , no coffee or tea in the lobby. The interior of the hotel is quite tired and the corridors and lifts are not always kept clean. The room was however clean and reasonably comfortable. There really are no… Read more
Stayed here for 3 nights. When we arrived after a long flight from London, there was no water in the room, the mini bar was empty there was , no coffee or tea in the lobby. The interior of the hotel is quite tired and the corridors and lifts are not always kept clean. The room was however clean and reasonably comfortable. There really are no extras here at all. Just a couple of people in reception and a happy hour if you are in to alchahol at around 5.00 p.m. The guy who looks after breakfast in the morning is really very good and offers excellent service in stark contrast to a lot of his colleagues. There is a bar on the top floor and you can sit in the reception area too, but chairs are quite uncomfortable, designed obviously to make sure you don't hang around for too long. Read less
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Apr 17, 2019 brooke900 London, Canada

We had a great stay at this hotel the staff were all so welcoming and helpful. Beryl at the front desk was so energetic and helpful with everything we needed. When we came back to the hotel Jaron went out of his way to get me some hot water so I could have a tea! The location is close to all the main attractions and we were able to walk to most of… Read more
We had a great stay at this hotel the staff were all so welcoming and helpful. Beryl at the front desk was so energetic and helpful with everything we needed. When we came back to the hotel Jaron went out of his way to get me some hot water so I could have a tea! The location is close to all the main attractions and we were able to walk to most of them. The room was spacious and comfortable. Thanks to all the staff for making our stay superb! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location, clean rooms, good service

Apr 16, 2019 nealm236 Panama City, Panama

We stayed for a couple of days and found it pleasurable. The room had all your needs, was clean , bed comfortable, and TV very large. Cant beat the location for getting around DC. Nice afternoon drinks for relaxing and coffee 24X7. Restaurant connected and good.
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Apr 14, 2019 michael755 Los Angeles, California

Beware when the hotel gives you breakfast coupons, it's not free....just a scam to bill you later for a medicore continental breakfast. Also the fron desk will ask for your cc at check out to confirm your acct......it's also a scam to swipe your vard and bill gor non-existant incidentals later.
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Apr 12, 2019 Jeff F

David checked me into the hotel and he was very friendly, welcoming, and informative. He even gave me a free room upgrade! I will definitely be staying here again. The hotel in general was so easy to get to and was walkable to everything I needed.