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The River Inn

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a delightful stay at The River Inn. The quiet tree lined street near all of the Mall's attractions set us up to see the sights. We also enjoyed their bikes on a ride down towards Mt. Vernon. Absolutely delightful. The staff are attentive, informative and extremely helpful at every turn. The room was absolutely perfectly suited to us....

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

What can I say? Super nice hotel! The staff is so very nice and friendly. Room was comfortable, clean and spacious. We had breakfast at the hotel every morning and it was fabulous! The Hotel is in a very nice neighborhood and very close the Federal Offices and great restaurants. I will definitely stay at The Watson on mu next...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here while visiting a client in Arlington. This is a great little place on a quiet, tree-lined street right in Foggy Bottom. The hotel is well appointed and very fresh. The rooms are very clean and modern and the hotel offers room service, restaurant, small bar, etc. They even offer a guided 6:30 AM jog every morning. I was...

1Thank dbartoletti
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

The River Inn, in Foggy Bottom is set on a leafy street close to Ste Dept. and Georgetown shops. The River is close by for a morning or afternoon walk. The hotel itself is clean and well serviced. The Breakfast Buffet at $12 for the continental is good enough, and al la carte options are available. The room was well...

1Thank DaTW
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated on a mostly residential street, you’ll find this small hotel nestled among trees with a beautiful little courtyard out front. It’s easy to miss if you don’t know what you’re looking for but there’s always space out front for arriving guests to unload and bright green lights enveloping the trees if you’re arriving at night. We arrived late (in...

1Thank allthingsfadra
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem of a boutique restaurant but especially well located for an excellent meal before attending an event at the Kennedy Center. The restaurant is tucked away from eye view unless you enter the River Inn Hotel. There are no outdoor signs. The food was excellent as well as their service. They have daily specials--tonight's was swordfish...

1Thank Kent S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is located near George Washington University in a quiet residential area and within walking distance of Georgetown and the Lincoln Memorial and the National Mall. The metro is also only a couple blocks away. We arrived around 5:00 in the afternoon and parked right in front of the hotel for valet parking. A very nice gentleman greeted us...

1Thank Tomcat48
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to DC for a long weekend for my high school reunion and brought our kids. We wanted to be close to the Metro and get a suite with a fridge if possible. We got a decent rate and our King Suite had a kitchen and a pull out sofa bed. Although it's not the most luxurious place I've...

1Thank Rachel K
jharris452, Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review

Hi Rachel K. Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The River Inn and DC! We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed us and found our location and family amenities perfect for your trip. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like many in DC it is an older building that has been given a facelift. We liked having the kitchenette with a coffee maker and grinder with fresh beans. Staff was happy to go above and beyond. The $40/night parking charge came as a surprise, but that may be standard for the area.

1Thank ShawnandSewar
jharris452, Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review

Dear ShawnandSewar. Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The River Inn. I am so happy that you enjoyed your visit and that our employees made you feel at home. I agree that parking in DC is expensive. Our parking prices are actually on the lower end of other hotels in the area. We do a...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staying at this property is all about what you really need. Need easy parking? Not for you. Need lots of space, with kitchen, at reasonable price? This is for you. Billing itself as a boutique hotel in what is clearly an old apartment building converted, this property would meet the needs of some travelers very well. For me, it was...

1Thank TeeKayz
jharris452, Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review

Hi TeeKayz. Thank you so much for your review and for providing feedback of where we can improve. I am pleased that you enjoyed your visit overall. We do our best to provide personalized experiences and feel strongly that our guests are fully satisfied. We do have a doorman available at all times to help guests with arrival and departures;...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
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Additional Information about The River Inn

Address: 924 25th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2152
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
Price Range: $223 - $505 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The River Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 126
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Also Known As:
The River Hotel Washington Dc
River Hotel Washington Dc
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#5 Best Value Hotel in Washington DC
#7 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#14 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#15 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
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“Street facing rooms are the worse.”
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