The Kimpton Donovan

Washington DC, USA

The hotel

The Kimpton 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 rooms have 55” flatscreen TV, iHome docking station, WiFi*, alarm clock, mini-bar*, yoga mat, hairdryer, iron and board and bathrobes. Deluxe Rooms have marble bathroom with cocoon spiral shower and either 1 king-size bed or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Executive Rooms are 320 sq ft and feature floor-to-ceiling windows and marble bathroom with cocoon spiral shower, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

City View Executive Rooms are as above, but have views of Thomas Circle from the floor-to-ceiling windows, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Suites have a separate living area and marble bathroom with cocoon spiral shower, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Premier Suites are 600 sq ft and have a separate living area with dining table for four, and marble bathroom with cocoon spiral shower and soaking tub, with 1 king-size bed and sleeper sofa in the living area, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

DNV Rooftop Lounge (open seasonally). Hosted daily evening wine hour. Complimentary morning coffee and tea service. Rooftop pool (seasonal). 24-hour fitness centre. In-room spa services*. WiFi*. Limited room service*. Concierge. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Kimpton-bespoke bicycles. Valet parking $50 plus tax, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good Hotel Minus the Cannibis Please

Nov 17, 2019 ConchitaSNT Hagatna, Mariana Islands

I recently stayed at this hotel this past week. The room was clean and functional and the check-in staff and bellman service was excellent. For those reasons, my rating is 4 instead of 5. Otherwise, if I had to base on the description below, I would have given the hotel a 2. My concern? I checked out around 3 am on Saturday to catch an early… Read more
I recently stayed at this hotel this past week. The room was clean and functional and the check-in staff and bellman service was excellent. For those reasons, my rating is 4 instead of 5. Otherwise, if I had to base on the description below, I would have given the hotel a 2. My concern? I checked out around 3 am on Saturday to catch an early morning flight out and was overwhelmed by the strong smell of cannibis in the elevator. How can one mistake that malodorous skunk-like smell. It was so strong that I had to put on my face mask, which I carry in my pocket. Mind you - I was on the 3rd floor going down to the lobby and the smell was that bad. I advised the woman at the front desk that I thought someone had been smoking the stuff in the elevator. Her response - “..now it may not be anyone smoking but it could have been was on their clothing...”. That was her only response - a justification. Lol! I had been at that hotel for 3 nights and never once noticed this occurrence. So - for those checking out in the wee hours of the morning, beware of people hanging out in the elevator with cannibis BO. Lol! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very Very Poor

Nov 15, 2019 H298TSpauls Geelong, Australia

Very very disappointing stay. $100 per night refundable security fee payable on check in - not mentioned on website.. but the rude desk staff when a moment was needed to transfer the right money onto a bank card? And the amenities fee? What a disgrace. Not mentioned AT ALL to us... and only explained when questioning the security fee refund upon… Read more
Very very disappointing stay. $100 per night refundable security fee payable on check in - not mentioned on website.. but the rude desk staff when a moment was needed to transfer the right money onto a bank card? And the amenities fee? What a disgrace. Not mentioned AT ALL to us... and only explained when questioning the security fee refund upon checkout? Thanks for ripping us off... Only stay if you’d like to pay extra fees for absolutely nothing at all and then wait 10 days for what’s left of your security fee to be refunded. And you can add in no room service and deplorable maid services. Thanks for a great stay! Read less
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Nov 14, 2019 da277 New Jersey

Great location and room was nice. There is no open restaurant on site except for breakfast which was disappointing. Tons of places local to go but it was so cold I didn’t want to venture out. Walls are a bit thin but overall place was clean.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Unbelievably bad service

Nov 12, 2019 digitalpraxis

The staff was incredibly rude. Additionally they charged my card twice, tried to convince me I was mistaken and then refunded my money to the wrong person. When I called to clear this up, they yelled at me and hung-up. Plus there is no coffee in the rooms and none available in the lobby at 9:30 in the morning.
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Nov 8, 2019 dwrobinmd Nashville, Tennessee

This hotel is a shell of its former self as a Kimpton. The room had no amenities- no minibar, no robe, no coffee pot, not even water bottles- which I was told they didn’t have. There is no bar and the restaurant is not full service. Most of the time the doorman was no where to b found. Changed hotels after one night.