The Donovan, a Kimpton hotel

1155 14th Street N.W., Washington, DC
Downtown

Action Bar

18
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms18
  • Public Spaces17.5
  • Service18
  • Overall18
313
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

Rooms and Situation

What the hotel could do better:

Not having room service was a big blow, didn't realise there was only breakfast room service, so first night was difficult to find a good restaurant in this location after 9pm, as it seems to be a coffee bar or sandwich bar area. Maybe it's location is in a business district, not sure.

Jason

Stayed July 2015

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Hotel Description

Though a first-class boutique hotel would fit in well just about anywhere, it’s a pleasant surprise to see one like the Donovan in the District of Columbia. This is a town with a slightly staid reputation — but openings like this one show it’s an image that’s much in need of some revision.

And while the Donovan's look is as cosmopolitan as they come, it’s not simply a matter of importing some international boutique style to the District of Columbia — it’s steeped in local color as well. The hotel’s got an air of Sputnik-era cold-war cool about it, starting with the hanging chairs and modernist wingbacks in the lobby lounge.

The shiny and swanky public spaces are mid-century chic, and the rooms are half hideaway, half party pad. They come complete with Dean & DeLuca snacks in the minibar and Gilchrist & Soames bath products in the nautilus-shell spiral shower. Most unexpected of all is perhaps the rooftop pool with accompanying bar, a far more enjoyable place to do a deal than the traditional DC back-room — and Zentan brings delectable Asian fusion plates(and a bit of sushi) to the nation's capital.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 193 Rooms
  • Style: Cutting-Edge
  • Atmosphere: Happening

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