Donovan House  4 stars

1155 14Th Street Nw, Washington-Dc, 20005, Washington, United States, 20005  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

This chic hotel has great rooms with leather wraparound beds. The bathrooms have ceiling-mounted spiral showers. There is a roof deck, pool, modern fitness center, and restaurant run by Equinox's Todd Gray.

Verified Reviews:

  • Parking was $40/night - Staff is extremely friendly - Bedding was comfortable
  • Within a few blocks of many restaurants, clubs - We would highly recommend - Rooftop pool looked cool
  • Only 3 blocks from metro station - Bathroom shower was very unique - Two blocks from the national mall
  • Shower had very poor water pressure - Bigelow shampoo and conditioner were great - Staff were all very friendly
  • View of the room was perfect - Bed was comfortable - Rooftop pool was chill with a great view

Overview

Donovan House is a luxurious four-star property that adds an element of elegance and sophistication into the Washington hotel scene.
The designers Studio Gaia have coloured the hotel with eggplant and olive greens, complementing the warmth and luxury of limestone and exotic teak woods.

The 193 deluxe and seductive rooms feature custom design elements including chocolate leather canopy beds, Studio Gaia club chairs, and translucent cocoon spiral showers. All rooms features air conditioning, mini-bar, designer toiletries and satellite television.

The hotel’s acclaimed restaurant, Zentan, by celebrity chef Susur Lee serves up inventive Asian inspired cuisine. ADC is private rooftop pool and bar, offers guests and natives a metropolitan hideaway, boasting a full-service bar, food from Zentan and private cabanas. ADC is the perfect place for relaxation or late night cocktails and events.

Business amenities include a business centre and complimentary wireless internet access in the hotel lobby.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness room.

Year renovated   2007.  Number of floors   14.  Number of rooms   193.

City Center Washington - 4000 ft
Airports Reagan Washington National (DCA) - 3.7 mi, Washington Dulles International (IAD) - 23.0 mi
Train Stations Washington Union Station - 1.5 mi, - 400 ft
Underground stations McPherson Square - 1700 ft, Farragut North - 2700 ft
Bus stop - 1000 ft
Restaurants Zentan (cuisine: Asian) - 100 ft, Lincoln - DC (cuisine: American) - 500 ft

Rooms

Hotel bedrooms are all unique in design, equipped with cocoon spiral showers and leather wrap around beds. Guestrooms offer LCD flat-screen televisions and iPod docks. Beds feature custom-made 400 thread count linens and wrap-around leather headboards. Marble bathrooms have cocoon spiral showers, oversized terrycloth robes by Frette, toiletries by C.O. Bigelow, and soaps by Gilchrist & Soames. Mini-bars offer gourmet snacks from Dean & Deluca.

Guests may request a turndown service and wake-up calls. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request.

One child under 12 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.

Maximum capacity of baby cots in a room is one.

Dining options

Famed Chef Susur Lee introduces inventive global Asian cuisine with ZENTAN, located in Donovan House. Chef Lee’s culinary creations carried out by Executive Chef Jaime Montes de Oca, include Singapore Slaw with salted plum dressing, Szechwan Style Half Duck with bean jam lotus pancakes, and a wide selection of Asian crudo, sushi and sashimi. A selection of the menu is also available at the exclusive rooftop pool bar, ADC (Above DC).

Situated discreetly on the rooftop of Donovan House, ADC’s bar menu features fare from the hotel’s signature restaurant ZENTAN, specialty cocktails, and an extensive wine list, making it ideal for an early cocktail or a late-night rendezvous in a beautiful setting. A selection of the Zentan menu is also available at ADC. During the daytime the pool is reserved for guests, with the pool bar open to guests and locals in the evening hours.

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Facilities

General
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and the rate is USD 15 per day

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 48 per day.

Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
Room view
  • City view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Cribs available
  • Mini bar
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Living room
Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Grab bars in bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
Kitchen facilities
  • Kitchenette
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Voice mail
  • Free movies/video
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • iPod docking station

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 25 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay at the price of USD 25 per person per night in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

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Hotel bedrooms are all unique in design, equipped with cocoon spiral showers and leather wrap around beds. Guestrooms offer LCD flat-screen televisions and iPod docks. Beds feature custom-made 400 thread count linens and wrap-around leather headboards. Marble bathrooms have cocoon spiral showers, oversized terrycloth robes by Frette, toiletries by C.O. Bigelow, and soaps by Gilchrist & Soames. Mini-bars offer gourmet snacks from Dean & Deluca.

Guests may request a turndown service and wake-up calls. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request.

One child under 12 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.

Maximum capacity of baby cots in a room is one.

Superior King
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Donovan House Superior King

Cozy bright room includes a King size bed, work desk and convenient bathroom.

Superior Queen
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Donovan House Superior Queen

Cozy bright room includes a Queen size bed, work desk and convenient bathroom.

Deluxe King
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Donovan House Deluxe King
Bed type: Queen Size Bed or One Single Bed or King Size Bed

Cozy bright room includes a King size bed, work desk and convenient bathroom.

Room facilities
    Studio King
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    Donovan House Studio King
    Bed type: King Size Bed
    Size: 560 sq. feet

    Spacious light room includes a King size bed, work desk area, cozy sitting area and convenient bathroom.

    Room facilities
      One Bedroom King Suite
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      Donovan House One Bedroom King Suite
      Bed type: King Size Bed
      Size: 595 sq. feet

      Contemporary spacious Suite consists of a cozy bedroom with a King size bed, comfortable well-furnished living room with working and sitting areas as well as convenient bathroom.

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        Executive Suite King
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        Donovan House Executive Suite King
        Size: 650 sq. feet

        Contemporary spacious Suite consists of a cozy bedroom with a King size bed, comfortable well-furnished living room with working and sitting areas as well as convenient bathroom.

        Room facilities
          Thompson Suite
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          Donovan House Thompson Suite
          Bed type: King Size Bed
          Size: 595 sq. feet

          Contemporary spacious Suite consists of a cozy bedroom with a King size bed, comfortable well-furnished living room with working and sitting areas as well as convenient bathroom.

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            Donovan House LocationWhat's nearby

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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions
            • Quebec Government Ofc-Tourism
              2000 ft
            Places of interest
            • H Street (Atlas District)
              1700 ft
            Amusement
            • Flippers Amusement Ctr
              700 ft
            Museums
            • National Health Museum
              700 ft
            • Association of Performing Arts
              1400 ft
            • Mezzenine Cafe
              1700 ft
            • Trust For Museum Exhibitions
              2000 ft
            • National Aquarium
              2300 ft
            • Callahan Consultanting
              2300 ft
            Halls
            • Washington DC Regional Cncl
              700 ft
            Universities, Institutes
            • Jewish Institute Natl Security
              700 ft
            • Project Interchange
              700 ft
            • Institute For Intl Mediation
              700 ft
            • Strayer Education Inc
              1000 ft
            • John Hopkins University
              1700 ft
            • American Institute-Cntmpry Ger
              1700 ft
            • Washington Campus
              1700 ft
            • University Corp-Atmospheric
              1700 ft
            • 2000 ft
            • John Glenn Institute
              2000 ft
            • Project Kaleidoscope
              2000 ft
            • Southeast Consortium For Intl
              2000 ft
            • Public Leadership Education
              2300 ft
            • College-University Resource
              2300 ft
            • 2300 ft
            • International Space University
              2300 ft
            • Oak Ridge Associated Universit
              2300 ft
            Theaters
            • American Symphony Orchestra
              700 ft
            Underground stations

            Local Attractions

            • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
              5300 ft
              10th Street and Constitution Ave., Washington DC
            • National Museum of American History
              5000 ft
              Constitution Ave. NW, Washington DC
            • National Building Museum
              5000 ft
              401 F Street NW, Washington DC
            • The U.S. National Archives
              5100 ft
              700 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC
            • Newseum
              1.1 mi
              555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC

            Near the hotel

            • VSA Washington DC
              1500 ft
              1100 16th Street, NW, Washington DC
            • H Street (Atlas District)
              1900 ft
              H Street, Washington DC
            • National Museum of Women in the Arts
              1900 ft
              1250 New York Ave., Washington DC
            • National Geographic Museum
              2000 ft
              1145 17th Street NW, Washington DC
            • United States Department of the Treasury
              2300 ft
              15th Street and Hamilton Place, NW, Washington DC
            • Smithsonian Butterfly Habitat Garden
              2300 ft
              9th Street, Washington DC
            • National Museum of American Art
              2600 ft
              G Street NW, Washington DC

            Restaurants Nearby

            • Zentan

              62% likes this, based on 217 reviews
              Cuisine: Asian
              Price Range: USD 31 - USD 31

              100 ft
              1155 14th St NW

              Phone: 202 379 4366

            • Lincoln - DC

              60% likes this, based on 224 reviews
              Cuisine: American
              Price Range: USD 33 - USD 52

              500 ft
              1110 Vermont Ave. NW

              Phone: (202) 386-9200

            • No. Ten Thomas Restaurant

              60% likes this, based on 20 reviews
              Cuisine: American

              300 ft
              10 Thomas Circle NW
            • Jimmy John's

              60% likes this, based on 43 reviews
              Cuisine: American

              400 ft
              1101 14th St NW

              Phone: 202-842-0490

            • Mio Restaurant

              64% likes this, based on 98 reviews
              Cuisine: American
              Price Range: USD 32 - USD 102

              500 ft
              1110 Vermont Avenue, NW

              Phone: 202-955-0075

            Getting there.

            The nearest airports are:
            Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) - 6.2km.
            Washington, DC (IAD-Washington Dulles Intl.) - 36.4km.

            Donovan House is two blocks from a subway station.

            Donovan House Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Donovan House

            Average guest rating

            7.8
            out of 10
            Excellent
            Based on 376 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Service
            6.9
            Value
            7.9
            Dining
            5.5
            Location
            8.3
            Rooms
            8.2

            Individual guest reviews

            • Older travelers

              looks very good, personnel very nice

              • Average rating
                8.8
            • Older travelers

              Our stay was perfect, good value for money, also very handy to everything in Washington

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Older travelers

              location, close to attractions. Like that they upgraded our room. Friendly Staff.

              Charge for Coffee. No Ice machine, Room could use TLC on Baseboards and caulk in Bathroom. Broken Coffee Table.

              • Average rating
                8.8
            • Couple

              The hotel is very modern and in a nice location close to the main attractions in DC. The staff were friendly and the room was exceptionally clean.

              We were given a disabled room which meant we did not have a room with the signature shower which was a major disappointment.

              • Average rating
                9.2
            • Single

              The last time I saw my credit card was when I was checking in. It was the only time I've ever lost it.

              • Average rating
                5.8
            • Couple

              The hotel was around very nice and comfortable. We enjoyed the modern décor. Hotel is centrally located and in close walking distance to the metro. The staff were also very helpful. For the price it is a very good deal.

              We founded it outrageous that the hotel charges for the coffee you brew yourself in the room. We also thought that the hotel parking was expensive and believe internet access should be free for all hotel guests.

              • Average rating
                9.6
            • Older travelers

              I found it to be contemporary, clean and comfortable. Especially liked the dinning facilities.

              • Average rating
                8.2
            • Couple

              The staff at the Donovan House was incredible. Very helpful and responsive to all of our needs.

              There were several parties on our floor both nights that we stayed in the hotel making it nearly impossible to get/stay asleep. It seemed like more of a party hotel than anything.

              • Average rating
                6.2
            • Couple

              The hotel is very boutique and posh. The staff was extremely friendly and responsive to all accomodations. Checkout is at 12 which is nice after a long evening out in the town. Overall, I was impressed and enjoyed my stay.

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Couple

              The person at the front desk recomended a wonderful Italian place close by. That was nice to get the referal as I am unable to enjoy sushi.

              Parking charges were unexpected.

              • Average rating
                9.2
            • Family with children

              The rooms were light and spacious with floor to ceiling windows and smart bathrooms

              • Average rating
                6.6
            • Couple

              Wonderful hotel and rooms, incredibly helpful and kind staff, location really good both for bussiness and sightseeing

              All was 100% very good

              • Average rating
                9.6
            • Couple

              Very nice hotel, good designed, rooms look very modern and are big enough.

              No breakfast provided

              • Average rating
                8.8
            • Older travelers

              Friendly staff, nice area, many restaurants in the area, walking distance to many attractions, two blocks from subway.

              Rooms were quite small, much like European.

              • Average rating
                7.8
            • Older travelers

              The location was good, close to the Metro. Quiet.

              Rooms were small with no desk and only one chair. Bathroom lighting inadequate for applying makeup.

              • Average rating
                7.0
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