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.

Donovan House is situated on historic Thomas Circle in the old city of Washington, DC. The White House is within 2km. The Washington convention centre and Verizon sports centre are also within walking distance. National geographic society, National museum of women in the arts and Ford's theatre are area attractions.

Distance to:

  • City Center - 1.2km
  • Airport: Buzzards Pt S - 5.0km, Reagan Washington National - 5.9km
  • Train Station: Washington Union Station - 2.4km, - 100 m
  • Underground station: McPherson Square - 500 m, Farragut North - 800 m
  • Bus stop - 300 m

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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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 night/person for extra beds. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay at the price of USD 25 per night/person for baby cots. 
  • Maximum capacity of baby cots in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request

Facilities

General
  • Parking
  • Elevator
  • Pets allowed
  • Concierge desk
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • 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
  • Laundry
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Butler service
Dining facilities
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Internet Access
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • Exercise gym
  • Fitness center
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini bar
  • Hair dryer

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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 King Size Bed or Double Bed

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

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    Studio King
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    Donovan House Studio King
    Bed type: King Size Bed
    Size: 52m2

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

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      One Bedroom King Suite
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      Donovan House One Bedroom King Suite
      Bed type: King Size Bed
      Size: 55m2

      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 Executive Suite King
        Size: 60m2

        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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          Thompson Suite
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          Donovan House Thompson Suite
          Bed type: King Size Bed
          Size: 55m2

          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

            Attractions for Tourists
            • Quebec Government Ofc-Tourism
              600 m
            General
            • H Street (Atlas District)
              500 m
            Amusement
            • Flippers Amusement Ctr
              200 m
            Museums
            • National Health Museum
              200 m
            • Association of Performing Arts
              400 m
            • Mezzenine Cafe
              500 m
            • Trust For Museum Exhibitions
              600 m
            Halls
            • Washington DC Regional Cncl
              200 m
            Universities, Institutes
            • Project Interchange
              200 m
            • Jewish Institute Natl Security
              200 m
            • Institute For Intl Mediation
              200 m
            • Strayer Education Inc
              300 m
            • Washington Campus
              500 m
            • University Corp-Atmospheric
              500 m
            • American Institute-Cntmpry Ger
              500 m
            • John Hopkins University
              500 m
            • Project Kaleidoscope
              600 m
            • Southeast Consortium For Intl
              600 m
            • John Glenn Institute
              600 m
            • 600 m
            • Oak Ridge Associated Universit
              700 m
            • Public Leadership Education
              700 m
            • American University-Bulgaria
              700 m
            • Berlitz Language Ctr
              700 m
            • 700 m
            • American University of Rome
              700 m
            • Icls Intl Ctr-Language
              700 m
            Theaters
            • American Symphony Orchestra
              200 m
            Underground station

            Local Attractions

            • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
              1.6km
              10th Street and Constitution Ave., Washington DC
            • National Museum of American History
              1.5km
              Constitution Ave. NW, Washington DC
            • Newseum
              1.7km
              555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC
            • National Building Museum
              1.5km
              401 F Street NW, Washington DC
            • The U.S. National Archives
              1.6km
              700 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC

            Near the hotel

            • VSA Washington DC
              440 m
              1100 16th Street, NW, Washington DC
            • H Street (Atlas District)
              550 m
              H Street, Washington DC
            • National Museum of Women in the Arts
              570 m
              1250 New York Ave., Washington DC
            • National Geographic Museum
              590 m
              1145 17th Street NW, Washington DC
            • National Geographic Society's Explorer Hall
              590 m
              17th and M Streets NW, Washington DC
            • St. John's Church
              650 m
              1525 H St Northwest, Washington DC
            • Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle
              680 m
              1725 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington DC

            Restaurants Nearby

            • Zentan

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

              30 m
              1155 14th St NW

              Phone: 202 379 4366

            • No. Ten Thomas Restaurant

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

              80 m
              10 Thomas Circle NW
            • Lincoln - DC

              73% likes this, based on 225 reviews
              Food: American
              Price Range: USD 33 - USD 52

              150 m
              1110 Vermont Ave. NW

              Phone: (202) 386-9200

            • Jimmy John's

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

              120 m
              1101 14th St NW

              Phone: 202-842-0490

            • Mio Restaurant

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

              150 m
              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 145 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Service
            6.9
            Value
            7.9
            Dining
            5.5
            Location
            8.3
            Rooms
            8.2

            Individual guest reviews

            • The location was great, price was a good value for the quality and my stay at the Donovan House was disappointing. The rate was extremely reasonable, staff were pleasant and concierge was super helpful. The room was beautiful and dinner at the restaurant was awesome. The rooftop pool was just too much.

              Reception area not very welcoming, strange design and the music enteringin the lobby at night was to loud. Water pressure in the shower was very very poor, elevators were dirty.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                8.6
              • Location
                8
              • Rooms
                10
              • Service
                8
              • Value
                8
            • The surrounding area is perfect and the modern design is well executed. The staff is extremely friendly, rooms are stylish and good food is available in every direction.

              The hotel is very tired looking.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                8.6
              • Location
                10
              • Rooms
                8
              • Service
                8
              • Value
                8
            • The location is good and decor is modern. The Donovan House is great, the staff goes out of its way to be pleasant and helpful, the free room upgrade we got there. Restaurant is excellent.

              The hotel is rather worn out and is not worth the money paid for.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                7.8
              • Location
                6
              • Rooms
                9
              • Service
                6
              • Value
                8
              • Dining
                10
            • Quick booked on site, modern design and great stay at the Donovan House for my first time in DC. For the price is very well worth, front desk and porter staff helpful and friendly, room is very clean and spacious. The restaurant is excellent.

              A real no frills hotel, fixed shower.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                7.0
              • Location
                8
              • Rooms
                8
              • Service
                8
              • Value
                6
              • Dining
                5
            • Its location was wonderful and the hotel was found better than expected. The staff were very helpful and room was modern. Restaurant was great too.

              Not a bad place to stay, reasonably quiet and well priced, small bedrooms. One of the elevators was broken, pool/Rooftop was closed by 10pm.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                7.8
              • Location
                6
              • Rooms
                7
              • Service
                8
              • Value
                9
              • Dining
                9
            • The location was great, hotel room was clean as was the bathroom and the staff were helpful and punctual. The funky shower had plenty of hot water and zentan restaurant downstairs had a good breakfast. The pool was not over crowded.

              The bed sheets were poor quality and the bed's are not comfortable at all.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                8.0
              • Location
                10
              • Rooms
                9
              • Service
                6
              • Value
                7
            • Perfect location and price, many great restaurants within short walking distance, the relaxed atmosphere of the hotel. By far the best thing about the Donovan House is the style and the room, the staff stuggled a bit to handle large crowds in the lobby at night. Reception personnel are accomodating and bed is comfortable.

              This place will make you very angry and wireless internet connection didn't work most of the time. Closed terrace pool without information at time of booked, food is overpriced by a long shot.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                7.2
              • Location
                9
              • Rooms
                9
              • Service
                4
              • Value
                7
            • Perfect view from the room and after a long drive, we arrived in D. Hotel staff were very friendly and service was great. The bed was very comfortable and the best food we had in USA. The rooftop pool was just too much.

              Bad location, the decor is not like any other I've been in and the in house restaurant is a little pricey. Internet should be free for all.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                8.0
              • Location
                9
              • Rooms
                9
              • Service
                7
              • Value
                7
            • Great location, awesome hotel and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Our room was excellent.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                9.0
              • Location
                8
              • Rooms
                10
              • Service
                8
              • Value
                10
            • Great view of the city and excellent Stay. Modern, clean, helpfull staff and very nice room. We loved the exclusive rooftop bar and pool, free wine.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                8.8
              • Location
                8
              • Rooms
                8
              • Service
                10
              • Value
                10
              • Dining
                8
            • The view was amazing and the design of the hotel was nice. Staff were very friendly, the shower in the room was really great.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                7.6
              • Location
                8
              • Rooms
                8
              • Service
                8
              • Value
                6
            • Great pool good location and impressive hotel design. Staff polite and friendly, the nice room, fantastic restaurant. Fabulous sushi for dinner.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                8.6
              • Location
                10
              • Rooms
                8
              • Service
                8
              • Value
                8
              • Dining
                9
            • The view is gorgeous, design is modern, clean and simple, the front desk staff are especially knowledgable and helpful. The showers are very cool.

              Room wifi not free.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                10.0
              • Rooms
                10
              • Service
                10
              • Value
                10
            • The view was great, the hotel staff had a very friendly and problem solving, excellent attitude, darrel at the front desk was extremely helpful in checking us in. The rooms were clean.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                7.6
              • Location
                8
              • Rooms
                10
              • Service
                4
              • Value
                8
            • Modern and great location, clean, new design, staff were kind, helpful and knowledgeable. The room was nicely designed.

              Bathroom sink was slow to drain.

              My rating for the hotel:

              • Average rating
                8.2
              • Location
                6
              • Rooms
                8
              • Service
                10
              • Value
                9
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