The Kimpton Donovan

1155 14th St NW | Washington, DC 20005-4111  [SEE MAP]Washington, DC  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Home to one of the few rooftop pools in Washington, D.C
Daily resort fee
Perched just off Thomas Circle in downtown D.C., The Kimpton Donovan earns major props from recent guests for its modern decor, rooftop pool and mouthwatering Asian fusion cuisine offered at the in-house restaurant, Zentan. But those aren't the only reasons to stay here; recent guests were also wowed by the Kimpton Donovan's central location, situated within walking distance of the White House and the National Mall. Also praised were the hotel's swanky lobby and sleek accommodations, which feature LCD flat-screen TVs and minibars stocked with Dean & DeLuca gourmet goods. The only downside, according to some guests, was that the property's rooms felt smaller than other D.C. accommodations. For additional space, previous guests suggest springing for a suite.
Washington, DC
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 193 rooms
Primary View
City center, Neighborhood


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Critic Reviews



The Donovan is a good pick for couples and solo travelers, but not so much for families, especially in summer when the rooftop pool closes at 5pm and the rooftop bar opens.

Travel + Leisure


The rooftop pool and lounge bar are the hotel's best assets.



Situated along Thomas Circle, this centrally-located Kimpton boutique hotel mixes urban chic with a bit of James Bond cool to a vibrant crowd.


From its dark-purple-and-white color scheme, to its pod-shaped "cocoon" showers, to its mod lobby, and rowdy rooftop pool parties, the Donovan House offers a sexy night in the nation's capital.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 2056 have reviewed the The Kimpton Donovan, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2056 reviews 4.5 (based on 2056 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms at the Donovan Hotel offer a modern vibe with brown leather canopy beds, custom white linens, Studio Gaia club chairs, and large flat-screen TVs. Bathrooms feature walk-in spiral showers and luxury bath amenities.
  • Room service with healthy options from Zentan, the on-site restaurant
  • Overnight shoeshine is complimentary
  • Resort fee is $20 (plus tax) per day
Nightly resort fee$28.74

Standard room size250 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Donovan Hotel is centrally located on Thomas Circle on 14th Street between L and M streets Northwest. Situated in a quiet neighborhood, the property is within walking distance of Dupont Circle, the White House, the Convention Center, historical attractions and other popular tourist sites. Featuring a rooftop bar and pool area, along with futuristic decor, the hotel appeals to couples and solo travelers.
  • Multiple metro stations and bus stops within five-block radius
  • Union Station is 2 miles southeast of hotel
  • Located 5 miles north of Reagan National Airport and 27 miles southeast of Dulles International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($48)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The poolside DNV Rooftop Lounge is open seasonally and offers artisinal cocktails, brunch and small plates with views of the city. Breakfast is available in the lobby from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on weekends
  • Many dining options near the hotel

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAsian

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The Donovan Hotel is home to one of the few rooftop pools in Washington, D.C. The small plunge pool offers a place to cool off during the day, and enjoy crafted cocktails in the evening with expansive city views.
  • Pool is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day
  • Swimming ends at 4 p.m. or 5 p.m. depending on the day; DNV Rooftop Lounge opens in the evening
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


There is a small fitness center at the hotel, with cardio machines, bikes and free weights. Plus, the hotel provides in-room yoga baskets and complimentary bikes available to explore the city.
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Also offer $10 per day passes to Balance Gym, only a block away
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The Donovan Hotel is equipped to host business meetings and events, with both indoor and outdoor spaces available. The indoor Woodward and Bernstein function rooms can be combined for a total of 1,325 square feet of event space that can accommodate up to 100 guests. In addition to the five meeting spaces, the rooftop is also available as an outdoor venue with reception space for up to 100 attendees.
  • 24-hour business center and advanced A/V equipment
  • On-site event planning professionals
  • Wi-Fi available in all meeting rooms and public areas
  • On-site catering available

Number of meeting rooms5

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The pet-friendly property welcomes animals of all shapes and sizes. Hotel staff can arrange pet-sitting, dog-walking and pet spa services.
  • No additional fees for pets
  • No size or weight restrictions
  • Pets allowed (free)
  • Dog walking (with fee)
  • Pet-sitting (with fee)


The hotel can host smaller indoor and outdoor wedding events. The modern and sleek Woodward and Bernstein rooms can be combined to accommodate indoor events with up to 100 guests. For outdoor ceremonies or receptions in the summer months, the rooftop offers a poolside venue with views of the capital city for up to 100 people.
  • On-site event planner
  • Sustainable and environmentally friendly planning
  • Room blocks available for wedding guests
  • Custom menus and catering from on-site restaurant, Zentan

Maximum wedding guest capacity100

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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