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4.2 out of 5

"Staff was excellent and so helpful, every one of them! Room was very clean and comfortable. Excellent location to museums. Would definitely stay ag ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 28 Mar 2018

Hotel Description

4-star romantic hotel near White House

City center retreat

Within a 15-minute walk of this Downtown Washington D.C. hotel, you'll find White House and Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Ford's Theater and International Spy Museum are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Business services

This hotel features a poolside bar, a bar/lounge, and an outdoor pool. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 6 conference rooms, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. There's a 24-hour fitness center on site, and concierge services and free newspapers are also offered.

IPod docks, WiFi

In addition to flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, the 193 guestrooms offer WiFi and iPod docks. Minibars, room service, and premium bedding are also available.

Executive Suite, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Executive Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premier Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Donovan Hotel ratings based on 40 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Donovan Hotel

Everyone (8) Couples (1) Family (4)
5 out of 5
The shower is cool looking. The bathroom is very updated and clean.

Posted by on Oct 28, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 29, 2019 by General Manager

Thank you for choosing Donovan Hotel and for your terrific review. We are thrilled to know you had a great stay and that you were impressed with your clean bathroom. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest, and we look forward to your next visit. Regards, Sire Roman, General Manager

5 out of 5
I loved the location. Everything was as the picture showed.

Posted by on Sep 17, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 2, 2019

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4 out of 5
Very modern hotel. No complains about the room clean and we had a great view of Thomas square. Refrigerator in room was not working and could not find ice in the building.

Posted by on Aug 19, 2019

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4 out of 5
Some elements of the room show wear & tear and should be replaced - especially for the type of property as advertised. However, it was clean, comfortable and the towels were great!

Posted by on Apr 9, 2019

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5 out of 5
Staff was excellent and so helpful, every one of them! Room was very clean and comfortable. Excellent location to museums. Would definitely stay again. A+

Posted by , from SF on Mar 28, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 15, 2018 by Matt W.

Thanks for the amazing 5 star review Laurie! We're so thrilled to hear that you loved your stay, and our perfect location. We hope to see you again soon. All the best, Matt W. Assistant General Manager

5 out of 5

Take advantage of the happy hour

Hotel staff are particularly welcoming and friendly. They called up after I had been in the room about 15 minutes to make sure everything was OK. Shampoo, conditioner and body wash (I always bring my own) were so good, I used theirs. When I arrived they had a happy hour underway in the lobby that many people were taking advantage of, so it felt more like walking into a coffee shop (with wine) than a hotel lobby.

Posted by , from Philadelphia on Dec 2, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 4, 2017 by awet

Dear Natalie, Thank for the kind review of the hotel. We greatly appreciate the insight. Thank you for staying with us. Best regards, Awet

4 out of 5

Modern hotel with excellent rooms

Very comfortable bed, interesting modern decor & friendly staff!

Posted by , from Rockledge, FL on Jul 11, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 13, 2017 by Awet Sium, GM

Hi Amanda, Thanks for the 4-Star review. Greatly appreciate the kind words about our staff. Best regards, Awet

3 out of 5

Hidden fees

Cons: The hotel could stop asking people over 50 for their ids at the poolside bar.
The hotel was great. I was not expecting to be hit with $40 in booking fees, which came as quite an unpleasant surprise.

Posted by on May 12, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 31, 2016 by Dragan Andrejic

Dear guest, I apologize that we needed to ask you for the photo ID. DC very strict rules regarding this. I really wish that there was a way around this. I'm here if you wish to contact me directly. Regard, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager

5 out of 5

It was the best hotel i have ever stayed in

Pros: 4 blocks from the white house, excellent location, it's cleaned with modern bathroom
Cons: beds can be improved
Location: clubs, hangout places, walgreens across the street, white house, couple of sports bar, strip join
the stuff is the nicest, i couldn't asked for anything better

Posted by , from New York, NY on Jan 19, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 23, 2016 by Dragan Andrejic

Dear Youssouf, Thank you for review I'm very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will be more then happy to welcome you again. Regards, Dragan Andrejic Assistant General Manager.

Property Features

Donovan Hotel offers its guests an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Event space at this hotel measures 5000 square feet (465 square meters) and includes conference space. The eco-friendly Donovan Hotel also features multilingual staff, concierge services, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Washington hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 193 guestrooms or units
  • 13 levels
  • 5000 sq ft of conference space
  • 465 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1996
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Concierge
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) (8.8 km / 5.5 mi)
  • Train station: Washington Union Station (2.8 km / 1.7 mi)
  • Metro station: McPherson Sq. Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Donovan Hotel offers 193 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and minibars. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks, laptop-compatible safes, and phones. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Minibar
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

DNV Rooftop - Overlooking the pool, this rooftop bar serves brunch and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets are welcome and stay free

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Pets allowed (no fees)

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 28.74 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Internet access

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 0.00 per night (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 50.00 per night (in/out privileges)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Pool access available from 7 AM to 4 PM.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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