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San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have now stayed here 4 years in a row for the Thanksgiving weekend. Excellent location, great staff and service, comfortable beds, large rooms. We recommend this hotel for anyone who wants to stay in the Foggy Bottom area. Prices are reasonable during the holiday week which is important since we stay for 6 nights.

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Southborough, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here Dec 1-4. The River Inn is our "go to" hotel when visiting Washington D.C. We used to live in the area, so we're familiar with the options but have never considered staying anywhere else. Great location (just two blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro), easy check in, friendly staff, spacious rooms (with kitchen), delicious breakfast at the onsite...

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Joe G, General Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review

Dear VeryPickySuburbanMom, Thank you for your 5-Star review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We know we have a wonderful location, in the heart of Foggy Bottom, but it is the comments about are team that I am so happy to hear about. They all take a great deal of pride in their work and...

Lubbock, Texas
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent residential neighborhood location that is a short walk from the Foggy Bottom metro and a Whole Foods. Safe and convenient. The room was clean and comfortable and quiet, and the well-organized kitchen was appreciated. Staff were friendly and helpful. Like a studio apartment with a separate (small) kitchen, full-size closet and bath. Appreciated the safe in the closet. Overall,...

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Joe G, General Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review

Dear Shmontgo, Thank you for the wonderful review and I look forward to sharing your feedback with the team. We work hard to make every guest stay an authentic DC experience and having a property in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood and a terrific team really make it happen. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back again...

Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed at the River Inn for business. I had a suite with a kitchen and living room and a nice view. It's a quiet location away from the hustle and bustle of Penn ave... turn down the street and you're in a different world. Staff were exceedingly helpful when I needed directions, taxis etc. Fresh coffee beans and a...

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Joe G, General Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review

Dear LittleTeeCda, Thank you for the wonderful 5-Star review and we are all very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the property, our team and DISH restaurant to your standards. Knowing that the team had such an impact on your stay is wonderful and a an area spend a great deal of time on....

Denver, CO
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I posted a reiew earlier after I watched my cab drive away. It is actually a great place to stay with one exception, and that is the internet. The location is great-you can walk to just about anywhere; the room is awesome with a small kitchen, sofa and table; the people are very nice. We have stayed here 3 times...

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Joe G, General Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review

Dear Denvercpa, Thank you for re-reviewing us and glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I appreciate the feedback on our wireless access and assure you that this is a focus for 2017. Glad you enjoyed the property and our terrific location in historic Foggy Bottom. We do look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Joe...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you need the internet DO NOT stay here. If you need a cab DO NOT STAY HERE!! I ordered a cab and the doorman allowed someone else to take it and I was 20 minutes late for a meeting. On top of that they charge an 18% gratuity ON TOP of the room service fee. This is our third...

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Sanaa, Yemen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 3 nights of our honeymoon in the River Inn. The hotel's lobby and exterior could give an impression that it's a bit run down; however, our suite was very modern, clean, and extremely spacious. Location is great, it's a walking distance to all the attractions of DC as well as to 2 subway stations. Hotel staff are incredibly...

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Joe G, General Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review

Dear Mohammed, We are very happy that you chose to stay with us during your honeymoon! So glad to hear that you found the team and our services friendly and helpful...nothing makes us happier than to know we have had a strong impact on your stay. Agree that we have a terrific location and really allow our guests to experience...

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was visiting DC on my own so wanted a place that was safe to walk, in close proximity to the Metro and with restaurants or grocery nearby. This place fit the bill perfectly. It was 2.5 short blocks from GWU and the Foggy Bottom Metro station and there was a Whole Foods and several restaurants another .5 block from...

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Joe G, General Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review

Dear CJRun, Thank you for the wonderful review and could not agree more that we fit your needs perfectly. Our property, located in historic Foggy Bottom, is really terrific and allows our guests to experience a neighborhood while being in close walking distance to Metro and Georgetown. Glad to hear about your visit to DISH restaurant and we all look...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Picked this hotel due to being pet friendly. Very spacious room. Loved the kitchen area and coffee beans. Staff was very helpful to assist us in local eateries. Hotel is a little run down but met our needs and the price was right. Will stay here again on our next trip to Washington.

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Joe G, General Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review

Dear Paula, Thank you for the feedback and I am very happy that you and your pet enjoyed your stay with us. We at Modus love our Pet Program and working to personalize their stay...we have a great dog park behind the hotel and access to a personal walker. So glad that you found the team helpful and look forward...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed at the hotel. It is very clean and the staff are very friendly. The rooms we stayed in were on the 7th floor. It was very big with a separate kitchen. It is a great location. Two blocks from the subway and 5-10 min walk to Georgetown (shops and restaurants). It is also a 10-15...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Dish
Dish
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities

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: $142 - $514 (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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#1 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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“There are rooms with great views of Georgetown at the end of the corridors if you take a left out of the elevators.”
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