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Kimpton Donovan Hotel

Hotel, Meeting Room, and Restaurant
Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown, Washington
  • china
    "Great views from the rooftop but the pool"(9 Tips)
    "free wine and munchies in the lobby"(4 Tips)
    AFAR Media
    "urban chic with a bit of James Bond"(2 Tips)
    Abe L.
    "Free blazing fast Wi-Fi for Kimpton InTouch Members."(2 Tips)
63 Tips and reviews
  • rooftop
  • scenic views
  • complimentary wine
  • happy hour
  • tuna tartare
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  • Taylor B.
    Taylor BurtonAugust 29
    If you're looking for a hotel with good customer service this is not the place
  • Felecia R.
    Service was friendly and fast! Our server was Great!
  • Jake A.
    Great pool, good size room. Somewhat unreliable housekeeping. Sometimes design trumped function.
  • Tavon ..
    Tavon .May 7
    Great location. Unique room, especially the bathroom. Outstanding toiletries provided. The front desk was really friendly.
  • Robert G.
    Location rooms, food
  • Gary B.
    Gary BarberSeptember 17, 2016
    Excellent! Let's do it again!
  • Iya H.
    Iya HusseinJuly 24, 2016
    Super rooftop
  • Mike K.
    Mike KulickJune 24, 2016
    Warning: opening the half-bottle of (usually) cheap, mini fridge wine in your room will cost you more than $25! Welcome to DC.
  • Ed
    EdJanuary 19, 2016
    Nice boutique hotel, free wine and munchies in the lobby everyday from 5 to 6
  • Danielle P.
    Danielle PepperJanuary 3, 2016
    it's quiet, and the location was great for my trip. however, the Wi-fi worked about <5% of the time
  • china
    chinaJune 1, 2015
    Great views from the rooftop but the pool closes at 5:00 (at which point the rooftop bar opens up).
  • Paulien Z.
    Paulien ZomerApril 7, 2015
    Great place to stay if you want to explore the city. If you want the free bikes the hotel provides (only 3), you have to be early!
  • Alyssa B.
    Alyssa BereznakMarch 14, 2015
    spy themed with a kickass sushi restaurant downstairs.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SmallMarch 5, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Another blast of wintry weather means another comfortable stay at The Donovan.
  • Claire E.
    Claire EllenFebruary 20, 2015
    The hot coco in the morning is heavenly
  • Matt S.
    Matt SmallFebruary 17, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Checking in was quick and easy. My room is modern and comfortable with a terrific view. Kareem at the front desk was friendly, helpful and professional.
  • Jake J.
    Jake JoraanstadFebruary 7, 2015
    Amazing place
  • Lars R.
    Lars RutqvistJanuary 19, 2015
    The Happy Wine Hour in the lobby at 5 pm is a must
  • Jackie G.
    Jackie GordonDecember 27, 2014
    Excellent friendly staff. Beautiful room. We always love a Kimpton hotel.
  • Dan S.
    Dan SwensonOctober 8, 2014
    The shower water pressure is similar to 20 forest elves peeing on you.
  • Victor M.
    Victor Miyakawa SolísSeptember 6, 2014
    This hotel is different, good different. Decor in rooms is almost unique. Courteous staff, good location. You should stay here at least once if you are in the DC area. Great lounge (rooftop).
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 4, 2014
    Situated along Thomas Circle, this centrally-located Klimpton boutique hotel mixes urban chic with a bit of James Bond cool to a vibrant crowd. Read more
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer RosowskiMay 14, 2014
    Beds are uncomfortable. Not enough water pressure...shower was more like a drizzle. Elevators are very slow. Seems more effort was put into aesthetics than comfort.
  • Tiffany M.
    Tiffany MinottMay 12, 2014
    Perks: social rooftop
    itsHECTORNOWNovember 16, 2013
    Great place to stay. Beautifully modern rooms but still very cozy. Super friendly and helpful staff.
  • Liana B.
    Liana BuenaventuraAugust 18, 2013
    Incredibly friendly staff, complimentary wine from 5-6, fun touches in the room...great place to stay!
  • Kira S.
    Kira SchlesingerAugust 13, 2013
    They serve wine and light snacks in the lobby from 5-6. Great hospitality and a chance to relax after a long day.
  • Joseph S.
    Joseph SteigJuly 16, 2013
    Small rooms but very very nice
  • Timothy S.
    Timothy StateJuly 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Hope that the elevators are working properly. During our stay only two of the three were in use and hotel staff were using them for their needs as well. Waiting for an elevator grew really old.
  • Timothy S.
    Timothy StateJuly 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Super comfortable hotel that is inspired by a 1960s James Bond movie.
  • Sheryl A.
    Sheryl AllenApril 16, 2013
    Great staff. Free wine every night between five and six.
  • Abe L.
    Abe LiaoApril 1, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Get excited! Refreshed Rooftop slated to open middle of May! More details to come for sure. -The Mayor
  • Abe L.
    Abe LiaoMarch 20, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Free blazing fast Wi-Fi for Kimpton InTouch Members. Free to sign up. Check out the hotel site for details.
  • Hunter A.
    Hunter AndersonFebruary 15, 2013
    Inner Circle members get $10 credit to the minibar
  • Allie F.
    Allie FraserJanuary 15, 2013
    This hotel seriously KICKS ASS
  • Ryan
    RyanNovember 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Free wi-fi and $10 "raid the mini-bar" credit with InTouch membership and a complimentary wine reception from 5-6 every evening. Great views from the rooftop bar/pool.
  • Nirmal G.
    Nirmal GhumanOctober 19, 2012
    Choose to stay elsewhere.
  • HB C.
    HB CAugust 19, 2012
    Drinks are good, but pricey! Nice spot, DJ was on point! No cover or dress code is a plus!
  • John G.
    John GrosecloseJuly 17, 2012
    Really nice hotel but you have to order ice from the front desk since there are no ice machines. No coffee maker in the room either. Other than that very modern look, nice staff.
  • Kelly J.
    Kelly JohansenJuly 8, 2012
    Sarah at the front desk is wonderful!
  • DC Social Sports C.
    Summer 2012 password is "Slip and Slide"
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyMay 16, 2012
    Incredibly impressed!
  • Ta O.
    Ta OwensApril 9, 2012
    This place has a nice swag to its layout... Definately cozy
  • Lisa
    LisaFebruary 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Parking staff here can be VERY rude and combative. They like to park their personal cars in the one load/unload space available so they can chat with their friends.
  • Lisa
    LisaFebruary 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The hotel is great but some of the parking staff are extremely rude! Also the employees like to hang out with their cars in the one loading/unloading space making it difficult to check in/out easily!
  • Colin
    ColinFebruary 15, 2012
    The conference wifi signal has free access.
  • William D.
    William DaroffDecember 11, 2011
    Check out the very mod lobby!
  • Christine W.
    Christine WeinbergNovember 18, 2011
    Stay somewhere else - this place is the worst.
  • Kay Russ
    Kay RussNovember 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Be prepared to pay for your entire reservation upon check-in, not check-out.
  • Mo D.
    Mo DysonAugust 8, 2011
    The free Internet code previously mentioned is invalid. They change it weekly FYI.
  • Jeff K.
    Jeff KilarskiJune 15, 2011
    Great hotel. Nice room quiet
    GLAADJune 11, 2011
    Celebrating Pride at Thank GLAAD It's Friday! Walk in the parade on 6/11/11 with @GLAAD Read more
  • Thompson Hotels
    Thompson HotelsMay 10, 2011
    The Woodward and Bernstein Meeting Rooms are perfect for groups from 10 to 80 people.
  • Thompson Hotels
    Thompson HotelsMay 9, 2011
    Donovan House is named after Wild Bill Donovan, the father of the CIA.
  • Hotel Tonight
    Hotel TonightApril 6, 2011
    Sleek decor at this happening hotel. The rooftop pool lounge boasts DC's most fashionable crowd.
  • Scott S.
    Scott S.January 29, 2011
    Great room. Great view. Horrible parking, $40 valet only option. No free wi-fi in your room. Bit snobby.
  • Brendan
    BrendanOctober 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome hotel. Great staff too. Had an issue with my first room and got upgraded to an amazing room.
  • Sharon P.
    Sharon ParkSeptember 5, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice hotel, however the pool closes at 5 pm so they can open the rooftop bar which is a little bit of a bummer.
  • Arthur S.
    Arthur SitdikovMay 6, 2010
    Free Internet access code is: 1H1D4D. Wireless network name: IBAHN
  • Ernesto G.
    Ernesto GluecksmannApril 13, 2010
    Dragon roll kicks ass.
  • Xavier M.
    Xavier MotleyJanuary 18, 2010
    i booked through & got a rate cheaper than budget hotels.the hotel design is amazing.if you arrive on sunday, please enjoy the sushi in the attached restaurant.try to get a view facing 14th Read more
  • Michael M.
    Michael MoffoOctober 21, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    tuna tartare is awesome
  • Eduardo P.
    Eduardo PugnaliMay 26, 2010
    Hotel bem legal esse. Não esperava muito, mas fui surpreendido. Perto de tudo e tem um estilo design hotel
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