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Downtown - Dupont Circle

The Donovan

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Within walking distance of national landmarks like the White House and Smithsonian -- as well as an eclectic mix of nightclubs and restaurants
  • Guests love the rooftop pool and lounge with great views of downtown 
  • Free bike rentals help pack in all the sightseeing a culture-seeker can handle
  • The hotel hosts a complimentary wine hour every evening

"Sleek and sensual sophistication" -- Gayot

Map & Directions

A taxi from the Ronald Reagan National Airport will cost approximately $22 and take 10 minutes. From Dulles International Airport, a taxi will cost approximately $75 and take 35 minutes.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Whether visiting Washington, D.C., for business, pleasure, or a little bit of culture, the Donovan House offers boutique accommodations in a great location for all three. Travel + Leisure praises this "sleek" spot as "a bold design departure for D.C.," which you can see in the lounge chairs hanging from the lobby ceiling and the chic rooftop pool and lounge.

Rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, 400-thread-count linens, marble bathrooms and Atelier Bloem bath products. Guests rest their heads in "a luxe and sexy niche" (Frommer's) made by a large wraparound canopy/headboard; upgrade to a City View room for a great look at the National City Christian Church across Thomas Circle. 

This boutique spot comes with all the perks one comes to expect from a Kimpton property, including a complimentary wine social in the evenings, coffee in the mornings, yoga mats in every room and free bike rentals. Rewards members get free Wi-Fi and a credit toward the minibar as well. Kimpton's extremely pet-friendly policies are in place here as well. 

A rooftop lounge named DNV (for Damn Nice View) is available for drinks in the evening and the hotel also hosts a complimentary wine hour every evening from 5-6 p.m. When not socializing with colleagues or exploring the historic city, relax at the on-site spa or rooftop pool (which closes early to accomodate the rooftop bar scene), or pump iron at the 24-hour fitness center.

Of course, the location is also a major draw for the Donovan. Right on Thomas Circle, a short walk delivers guests to the White House and the National Mall. It's also a quick stroll from the bars and restaurants flanking 14th Street, a strip of dining so renowned it's got its own Zagat listing.

From the Press:
  • "Brings sleek and sensual sophistication to the Washington hotel scene" -- Gayot
  • "The seasonal rooftop pool...is a welcome respite from Washington's sweltering summers" -- Oyster.com
  • An "ultramodern haven" with "welcoming employees" and "stunning guestrooms" -- Zagat
  • "Perfect if you're seeking an out-of-the-box-style lodging" -- Fodor's

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station

Internet

  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

  • Valet service (fees apply)

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 17 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs are available on request, free of charge for one child. Extra beds are available in most rooms for one child or one adult, on request: $25 (subject to tax) per day. Charges will be applied by hotel. Extra beds are not available in the following rooms: Queen Deluxe, King Deluxe and Executive Double.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request, free of charge.

The hotel is pet friendly, and there are no pet restrictions or fees. A pet form must be completed during check-in. The hotel requests that the pet is caged or out of the room during housekeeping service.

Fees: A facilities fee of $17.50 (subject to tax) per room/per night applies and is included in the total price shown.The facilities fee includes upgraded Wifi, local and domestic long distance calls, and car service within a mile of the hotel (for 2 hours in the morning).

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: A Valet Parking Fee of $48.00 (subject to tax), per day applies and will be added to your bill at the hotel. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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