The Kimpton Donovan

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 13 publications
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say expert reviewers

Top 8% in Washington... About the TripExpert Score

13 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

The Donovan isn’t just looks, though; like at all Kimpton hotels, hospitality is key, and the staff here bends over backward for kids, pets, and discerning adults alike. Full review →



DC deemed worthy of Thompson hotels' contemporary inner sanctum. Furniture by NASA floats in mid-air.



It has a racy, after-hours vibe, thanks to dim, mirrored hallways and a loungelike lobby.



You won't find anything remotely close to a colonial reproduction here amid the hanging egg chairs, iPod docking stations, and circular showers and bowl-like bathtubs. Full review →


Frommer's 35

Managed by trendy Thompson Hotels, Donovan House gets high marks for hipness. Full review →


Gayot 46

With warm colors of eggplant and olive green to complement the hotel'€™s exotic teak wood and limestone, the Donovan House brings sleek and sensual sophistication to the Washington hotel scene. Full review →



Centrally located D.C. gem with a retro vibe, notable Asian-fusion restaurant and chill rooftop lounge. Full review →


Lonely Planet

Donovan House is the brash, ultramodern new pretty girl in the DC accommodations scene. Full review →


Oyster 4.0

The Donovan House is a sleek offering that's helping define Obama-era D.C. cool along with hip counterparts like the W and the Dupont Hotel. Full review →


Star Service Tick 4

With its space-age furnishings and dollops of Asian style, this little ditty feels like the hands-down favorite for Speed Racer and the heirs of anime Full review →

There are a few small rooms relegated to online bookers and the like, but a simple request for a larger unit will usually remedy that ill.

Time Out Tick Critics' Pick

This contemporary hotel features guestrooms in purples and browns with hanging egg chairs, cylindrical-shaped showers and iPod docking stations. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

The sleek 139-room Washington, D.C., hotel is all about clean architectural materials such as limestone and dark teakwood paired with unexpected dashes of olive green and deep purple. Full review →


Zagat 3.7

An "ultramodern haven for the hipster business traveler", this property stands out for "welcoming" employees who "aim to please" and a "trendy design" throughout.

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The Kimpton Donovan

4 Star Hotel donovanhousehotel.com

1155 14th Street, N.W., Washington DC, DC 20005


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