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924 25th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2152
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 21-02-03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21-02-03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 153 hotels in Washington DC
Travellers' Choice

Looking for a place to stay in Washington DC? Then look no further than The River Inn, a family-friendly hotel that brings the best of Washington DC to your doorstep.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at The River Hotel offer a flat screen TV, a kitchenette, and a refrigerator.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service. Guests of The River Hotel are also welcome to enjoy a fitness center and breakfast, located on site. For travellers arriving by car, parking is available.

Close to some of Washington DC's most popular landmarks, such as Ford's Theatre (2.5 km) and Bureau of Engraving and Printing (2.5 km), The River Hotel is a great destination for tourists.

If you like diners, The River Inn is conveniently located near Ben's Chili Bowl, Teds Bulletin 14th Street, and Johnny Rockets.

Should time allow, Georgetown, White House, and "The Exorcist" Steps are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at The River Inn as you experience everything Washington DC has to offer.

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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Board games / puzzles
Kids stay free
Books, DVDs, music for children
Paid private parking on-site
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Kids' meals
Vending machine
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Residential Neighbourhood
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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Grade: 100 out of 100
65Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
9Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Jen S wrote a review Apr. 13
Napa Valley, California4 contributions1 helpful vote
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The hotel is tucked away on a residential street in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood. An easy walk to Trader Joe’s, and all that we wanted to see. Having a kitchenette and suite style room was perfect for our “mother daughter” college tour trip. We loved eating breakfast in our room each morning. The front desk staff was warm, welcoming, and helpful. Our room was comfortable, well-appointed, and spacious. We would absolutely return.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Trishdon wrote a review Dec. 2020
Zionsville, Indiana6 contributions8 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
This hotel is located in Foggy Bottom--walk to the Watergate, shops, waterfront, GW etc. The rooms are clean clean clean, super nice and big with separate sitting areas and a full kitchen. The beds are really comfortable. The staff is very professional and friendly.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Sleep Quality
3 Helpful votes
Response from Ashlee Harper, Owner at The River Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello Trishdon, Thank you for your kind review. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed all the aspects of your stay from the rooms, to the staff and our location. We truly are lucky to be in such a nice neighborhood in D.C. We look forward to inviting you back to The River Inn in the near future. Warm regards, Ashlee, Guest Relations Manager
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Cindy M wrote a review Apr. 9
1 contribution
The room was great - large and had everything that you need. Wonderful for pets, easy in/out and a great dog park very nearby. Good location too. Highly recommend. If we are again in the DC area, we would select The River Inn.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Mention if you have a pet - you will be put on the lower floors.
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Jenifer S wrote a review Apr. 5
2 contributions
We stayed here recently and it was fine, but very clean, which is disconcerting in this current time of COVID. The staff was nice and accomodating. Oh, and "the A/C wasn't turned on yet," so the cooling solution offered was to open the windows. It's pretty noisy in DC, especially in the middle of a college campus on a Saturday night. Not really ideal, so be aware.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Kathryn C wrote a review Apr. 5
Forest Hills, United States3 contributions4 helpful votes
We went to Washington DC for 4 days during spring break, and debated between staying at the Conrad and taking advantage of their Sakura dining plan or staying at the River Inn.  In the end we decided on the River Inn because of its excellent rate, reasonable parking fees and the fact that the hotel does not charge extra to bring our dog, and it was a perfect choice for our family.  Hotel was immaculately clean, charming, and so close and convenient to everything. We were able to walk everywhere including restaurants, Whole Foods, the National Mall and the White House, and took good advantage of the kitchen in our room with a full size refrigerator. Both the bed and the sofa bed was comfortable and the bathroom was compact but clean and efficient. But this is what took this hotel to the next level, for us - Will at the front desk was so friendly and kind, and went above and beyond with his customer service (we had issues with Expedia.com and for checking out earlier for one of the two rooms we booked). Also, the cleaning staff on the 2nd floor were so nice and friendly always greeting guests with a smile. My 8 year old son loved saying hi to Will whenever he was at the front desk and looked forward to seeing him every day. I cannot recommend this hotel enough and we are already planning our trip to DC again for the summer at my son's insistence that we go back to the River Inn.
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Date of stay: March 2021
US$127 - US$341 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The River Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The River Inn?
Nearby attractions include Lafayette Square (0.3 km), The Next Whisky Bar (0.3 km), and Watergate Complex (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The River Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The River Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The River Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The River Inn?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The River Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier, Kingbird, and RIS.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The River Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The River Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The River Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The River Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to The River Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Arlington National Cemetery (2.9 km), Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens (4.7 km), and Anderson House (1.1 km).