trying too hard... but not enough
decor is fun. relatively clean. good location. wine thing is cute but overcrowded. id have preferred coffee in my room or actual breakfast i can get my own cocktails.
no coffee tea in room loud guests no ice bucket trash on floor when i checked in tiny fitness center. no breakfast just coffee and tea and no hot water for tea. spiral showers cute but dated and unnecessary
Great Birthday Stay
As a returning guest, the style, staff and service of this hotel is always on point. we celebrated our birthdays here and the hotel did everything you could’ve asked for to accommodate all of our requests. We choose the room upgrade, and the view was amazing with lots of natural light. We will definitely be back!!!
The valet service was rather pricey and didn’t accommodate for a two car stay at the hotel. I found the destination fee was uneconomical, especially if you are already paying a price for the stay and have to pay for free amenities.
excellent reception staff
no breakfast. I sat down at what looked like continental breakfast and was charged $20 for an egg and a cup of yogurt
Front Desk clerks were awesome! So friendly & helpful!!
Good location, crappy breakfast at restaurant
Convenient, central location. Room was decent for the price, with a good view of Thomas Square. Reception was friendly and helpful. Wine hour was great as usual.
Breakfast at the restaurant was mediocre at best. I was asked to sit at the bar because they had no tables ready, even though it was mostly empty! They seemed short staffed. I asked for coffee, they brought it to me black with nothing to dress it up with. No milk, sugar, sweeteners. Nada. $15 "local" bagel and lox was basically airplane food. We didn't eat at the restaurant for dinner--supposedly it's a good sushi place--but for breakfast you'd be better off going to ABP or Starbucks around the corner for airplane food at 1/3 the price.
Too Hip To Take You're Drink Order But Cannot Sugg
Bed was comfortable and room was clean and functional for what we needed on this quick visit. Was able to borrow bikes for the day.
Elevators slow, hotel guests loud, wait staff at hotel roof bar too worried about their beards to be good at attending to an order, other guests rude. I personally felt like a trapped animal and I lived in Manhattan for 15 years. Front desk couldn't suggest a decent local restaurant within walking distance beyond their hotel restaurant. Lame.
If they give you a competetive price, you can take
Solid construction of walls and floors makes the room quiet. Firm mattress, which I like. Clean room.
No breakfast. Wanted to charge me ten bucks to print a boarding pass!!!! Construction of the finishes (trim, carpets, etc) is low quality so thing start looking shabby when they are only a couple years old.
Active Lobby - restricted dining
The wine tasting in the afternoon was a nice touch. The room was for my parents, and they were given a fantastic upgrade at check in to a very spacious room with a beautiful view of the circle.
The rooftop pool lounge was not open for beverages apparently. Also, we went to the first floor lounge at 5pm and when we told them we were not having a full meal, just drinks and apps, we were given specific/limited seating. Which makes sense, but there is no separation between "bar" and main dining room. So, why bother I guess is my point, especially since we were the only ones in there. Just let us sit wherever we want!
Great location of you want to explore DC. Friendly staff and great service.
A little run down. In particular, the rooftop pool has seen better days.
Good, but not great...
The hotel stood out, in terms of style and character, especially on the inside. We weren't there long, so we didn't experience much of the staff's hospitality, but it did seem like they had nice amenities. Staying here made walking to the sights a breeze!
Nothing in particular stood out - in terms of service or staff. The guys running room service up and down the elevators were more outgoing and friendly than the front desk staff (not a complaint, but just noticeable).
Better than Expected
Things that I looked for were how nice the staffs were, cleanliness of room, and location of the hotel. Everything was outstanding.
Did not have time to stay for more nights.
Kimpton Donovan Hotel attracts pleasure-seekers who choose to fly under the radar. Guests use our sleek downtown digs as a home base in which to relax and indulge in life’s finer things. We're situated in a highly walkable zone, and impeccable service anchors everything we do — from private business dinners to sexy soirees. Guests enjoy our 193 guestrooms, including 17 spacious suites, our top-notch amenities, and our dynamic spaces ranging from a modern, Japanese restaurant to a decadent seasonal rooftop refuge.
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