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1 room, 2 adults

Hotel Zena

4-star4 stars
1155 14th St Nw, Washington, DC, 20005, United States of America

4-star hotel with outdoor pool, near White House
  • Free WiFi in lobby
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Great location
Fantastic service
Ordinary pool
Could use a good cleaning

Hotel Zena

  • Room, 2 Twin Beds, Accessible (Hearing)
  • Studio, 1 King Bed, City View
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible
  • Executive Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible
  • Executive Suite, City View
  • Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Suite (Donovan)
  • Premier Suite
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, City View
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed, City View

What’s around Hotel Zena


  • In Downtown Washington D.C.
  • White House - 11 min walk
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center - 11 min walk
  • International Spy Museum - 19 min walk
  • National Museum of American History - 20 min walk
  • Capital One Arena - 21 min walk
  • Washington Monument - 22 min walk
  • George Washington University - 22 min walk

Getting around

  • Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) - 17 min drive
  • Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington Intl. Thurgood Marshall) - 48 min drive
  • Washington, DC (IAD-Washington Dulles Intl.) - 39 min drive
  • College Park, MD (CGS) - 32 min drive
  • Gaithersburg, MD (GAI-Montgomery County Airpark) - 48 min drive
  • Fort Meade, MD (FME-Tipton) - 37 min drive
  • Manassas, VA (MNZ-Manassas Regional) - 56 min drive
  • Washington Union Station - 13 min drive
  • Alexandria Station - 25 min drive
  • New Carrollton Station - 27 min drive
  • McPherson Sq. Station - 5 min walk
  • Farragut North Station - 10 min walk
  • 7th St. Convention Center Station - 11 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 193 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 13 floors

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets stay free


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • Valet parking *

  • Car charging point

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Fitness facilities
Working away
  • Number of meeting rooms - 6
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 5000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 465
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1996
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


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

Awards and 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.

Hotel Zena’s small print

Also known as

  • Donovan House
  • Donovan Hotel
  • Hotel Zena Hotel
  • Hotel Zena Washington
  • Hotel Zena Hotel Washington
  • Donovan House Hotel
  • Donovan House Hotel Washington
  • Donovan House Washington
  • Donovan Hotel Washington
  • Donovan Hotel
  • Donovan Washington


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

  • Pool access available from 7 AM to 4 PM.
  • 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).

    Mandatory fees

    You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

    • Resort fee: USD 28.74 per accommodation, per night

    Resort fee inclusions:

    • Internet access (may be limited)

    Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

    Optional extras

    Valet parking costs USD 50.00 per night with in/out privileges

    WiFi is available in guestrooms for USD 0.00 per night (rates may vary)

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    Recent reviews

    Good 7.8 From 560 reviews

    Exceptional 10.0
    I love the Donovan! Awesome hotel. I hate having to pay an amenities fee on top of the cost of a room when I didn’t use any of the facilities included, but that seems to be becoming standard practice.
    us2 night business trip
    Very Good 8.0
    Great hotel, but only adequate for the pricetag
    Check-in was easy, and the staff was pleasant and helpful. While it’s an upscale hotel in a nice side of town, there wasn’t much more to the property or room other than the basics (for the cost at least). The rooftop bar was closed since it’s Oct. off-season (despite weather being perfect for it), the mini fridge didn’t work, and the description online claimed to offer things like bathrobes (not the case). I splurged a bit with this hotel but I’ll probably go elsewhere for less money (and likely the same results) next time.
    us1 night trip with friends
    Good 6.0
    No good
    They charge a resort fee for nothing... that hotel it is most a sleep breakfast and go. There is no restaurant bar nothing... the bedroom was ok clean big but nothing crazy it is in a good location. If i have to go back to Washington i will not stay there... lobby and the restaurant and social areas are nothing like the pictures
    Angelica, us3 night trip
    Very Good 8.0
    Great place, but little over-priced for condition
    Great staff service, and the room was comfortable, but there were a number of things that seemed off given the room price. For example, the shower head was put in so that even when you aim it directly at the wall, it still pours out onto the floor of the bathroom. That design flaw was exacerbated by the fact that the lip of the shower was broken. The first morning, I ended up with a layer of water all over the bathroom floor! Another drawback was a lack of plugs and lights - the room is very sexy and low light is great for that, but it's difficult to get the room bright enough to do a little work in. Still, I'd stay here again, especially because the staff was top notch!
    Meghan, us2 night business trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Nice place, really great deal
    It was unbelievably cheap for the corporate type of room. I guess they're planning to close soon for remodeling. That's when I looked more carefully and saw that some of the items that appeared new were actually a little worn. But I wouldn't have noticed if I hadn't gone looking... The shower in my room was an interesting snail shape. I like whoever planned the decor. I actually would prefer if they didn't renovate because the cool decor came at an unbelievably cheap price. Now they need to talk to the bartender at the rooftop bar. He has a signature drink called a 'pus pustule' or something similar. It might be good, but just the name was so off-putting...
    Robert, us1 night business trip

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