Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel

1155 14th St NW (at Massachusetts Ave NW), Washington, D.C. 20005, United States
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    "Great views from the rooftop bar/pool."(9 Tips)
    Third Rock Events
    "We love the spy theme and get a room with a view of the circle."(7 Tips)
    Liana B.
    "... friendly staff, complimentary wine from 5-6, fun touches in the room...great..."(2 Tips)
    Xavier M.
    "sushi in the attached restaurant.try to get a view"(4 Tips)
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  • china

    Great views from the rooftop but the pool closes at 5:00 (at which point the rooftop bar opens up).

    china · June 1
  • Paulien Z.

    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!

    Paulien Zomer · April 7
  • Alyssa B.

    spy themed with a kickass sushi restaurant downstairs.

    Alyssa Bereznak · March 14
  • Matt S.

    Another blast of wintry weather means another comfortable stay at The Donovan.

    Matt Small · March 5
  • Claire E.

    The hot coco in the morning is heavenly

    Claire Ellen · February 20
  • Matt S.

    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.

    Matt Small · February 17
  • Jake J.

    Amazing place

    Jake Joraanstad · February 7
  • Lars R.

    The Happy Wine Hour in the lobby at 5 pm is a must

    Lars Rutqvist · January 19
  • Third Rock Events

    This hotel has it all...a great sushi restaurant, wine hour, free bikes and event a rooftop pool and bar. We love the spy theme and get a room with a view of the circle. Read more

    Third Rock Events · December 30, 2014
  • Jackie G.

    Excellent friendly staff. Beautiful room. We always love a Kimpton hotel.

    Jackie Gordon · December 27, 2014
  • Dan S.

    The shower water pressure is similar to 20 forest elves peeing on you.

    Dan Swenson · October 8, 2014
  • Victor M.

    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).

    Victor Miyakawa Solís · September 6, 2014
  • AFAR Media

    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

    AFAR Media · August 4, 2014
  • Jennifer R.

    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.

    Jennifer Rosowski · May 14, 2014
  • Tiffany M.

    Perks: social rooftop

    Tiffany Minott · May 12, 2014
  • itsHectorNOW

    Great place to stay. Beautifully modern rooms but still very cozy. Super friendly and helpful staff.

    itsHectorNOW · November 16, 2013
  • Liana B.

    Incredibly friendly staff, complimentary wine from 5-6, fun touches in the room...great place to stay!

    Liana Buenaventura · August 18, 2013
  • Kira S.

    They serve wine and light snacks in the lobby from 5-6. Great hospitality and a chance to relax after a long day.

    Kira Schlesinger · August 13, 2013
  • Joseph S.

    Small rooms but very very nice

    Joseph Steig · July 16, 2013
  • Timothy S.

    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 State · July 6, 2013
  • Timothy S.

    Super comfortable hotel that is inspired by a 1960s James Bond movie.

    Timothy State · July 3, 2013

    We’re impressed with the friendliness of the staff, the best-of-both-worlds location that’s in a quiet neighborhood but within walking distance of Dupont Circle, and the lovely city views. Read more · July 1, 2013
  • Sheryl A.

    Great staff. Free wine every night between five and six.

    Sheryl Allen · April 16, 2013
  • Abe L.

    Get excited! Refreshed Rooftop slated to open middle of May! More details to come for sure. -The Mayor

    Abe Liao · April 1, 2013
  • Abe L.

    Free blazing fast Wi-Fi for Kimpton InTouch Members. Free to sign up. Check out the hotel site for details.

    Abe Liao · March 20, 2013
  • Hunter A.

    Inner Circle members get $10 credit to the minibar

    Hunter Anderson · February 15, 2013
  • Allie F.

    This hotel seriously KICKS ASS

    Allie Fraser · January 15, 2013
  • Ryan

    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.

    Ryan · November 16, 2012
  • Nirmal G.

    Choose to stay elsewhere.

    Nirmal Ghuman · October 19, 2012
  • HB C.

    Drinks are good, but pricey! Nice spot, DJ was on point! No cover or dress code is a plus!

    HB C · August 19, 2012
  • John G.

    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.

    John Groseclose · July 17, 2012
  • Kelly J.

    Sarah at the front desk is wonderful!

    Kelly Johansen · July 8, 2012
  • DC Social Sports C.

    Summer 2012 password is "Slip and Slide"

    DC Social Sports Club · July 2, 2012
  • Tiffany

    Incredibly impressed!

    Tiffany · May 16, 2012
  • Ta O.

    This place has a nice swag to its layout... Definately cozy

    Ta Owens · April 9, 2012
  • Lisa

    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 · February 21, 2012
  • Lisa

    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!

    Lisa · February 20, 2012
  • Colin

    The conference wifi signal has free access.

    Colin · February 15, 2012
  • William D.

    Check out the very mod lobby!

    William Daroff · December 11, 2011
  • Christine W.

    Stay somewhere else - this place is the worst.

    Christine Weinberg · November 18, 2011
  • Kay Russ

    Be prepared to pay for your entire reservation upon check-in, not check-out.

    Kay Russ · November 12, 2011
  • Marisa D.

    The free Internet code previously mentioned is invalid. They change it weekly FYI.

    Marisa D. · August 8, 2011
  • Eric G.

    Skip the whole damn shebang, hotel, lounge and all.

    Eric Goeres · July 3, 2011
  • Jeff K.

    Great hotel. Nice room quiet

    Jeff Kilarski · June 15, 2011

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    GLAAD · June 11, 2011
  • Thompson Hotels

    The Woodward and Bernstein Meeting Rooms are perfect for groups from 10 to 80 people.

    Thompson Hotels · May 10, 2011
  • Thompson Hotels

    Donovan House is named after Wild Bill Donovan, the father of the CIA.

    Thompson Hotels · May 9, 2011
  • Hotel Tonight

    Sleek decor at this happening hotel. The rooftop pool lounge boasts DC's most fashionable crowd.

    Hotel Tonight · April 6, 2011
  • Scott S.

    Great room. Great view. Horrible parking, $40 valet only option. No free wi-fi in your room. Bit snobby.

    Scott S. · January 29, 2011
  • Brendan L.

    Awesome hotel. Great staff too. Had an issue with my first room and got upgraded to an amazing room.

    Brendan Lim · October 24, 2010

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