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924 25th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2152
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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#2 of 156 hotels in Washington DC
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Looking for a place to stay in Washington DC? Then look no further than The River Inn, a boutique hotel that brings the best of Washington DC to your doorstep.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at The River Inn offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, 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 Inn 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 (1.5 mi) and Bureau of Engraving and Printing (1.6 mi), The River Inn 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
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Bicycles available
Kids stay free
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
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
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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Quiet
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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Judith C wrote a review Sep 2022
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We stay at The River Inn every time we come to DC and are never disappointed. This small hotel is tucked away in a pleasant residential neighborhood within walking distance to the Kennedy Center as well as the Foggy Bottom metro stop - an easy 5-10 minute walk. The rooms are very nice, well appointed and comfortable. The rooms we have stayed in have had a full kitchen with a Keurig coffee maker. Though we haven't taken advantage of the service, guests can place an order to have groceries waiting for them at their arrival, which sounds like a great idea if traveling with kids or having a late arrival. The employees at the front desk are very helpful and friendly. Diego, Brandie and Joda all gave us good information and directions during our stay. They are a great team! One thing, and something to check on, there used to be a nice little restaurant attached and during covid it closed. They are working on getting a new facility up and running, but there are no dining options in the hotel. Again, 5 minutes on foot will give you lots of options, just ask the excellent front desk team!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nancy S wrote a review Sep 2022
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This is a great place to stay. Rooms are super nice with a mini kitchen. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Great location to walk or take metro to all the local attractions. We came to DC to take in all the history and then went to a baseball game in Baltimore. Highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello nancysY9028CS, Thank you for taking the time to leave a 5 star review! We greatly appreciate your kind feedback and are pleased to hear that the team and the location helped to make your visit memorable. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Washington, DC. Warm regards, Ashlee, Guest Relations Manager
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M K wrote a review Sep 2022
Cheshire, Connecticut11 contributions5 helpful votes
I had to travel for business for an entire week and needed a place that felt like home- comfortable; quiet and convenient. I could not have asked for a better place. I also booked three other rooms for my extended family and we all loved our stay. The rooms were spacious with a wonderful kitchenette and with a Wholefoods and Trader Joe’s down the street it was all we needed. The hotel is close to GW and all the fabulous restaurants. Most of all, the staff could not have been more helpful. A huge thanks to the manager Brandie who welcomed us and made sure we had all If our needs met. She was fabulous. Also Trey who pitched in to help. Diego was also very friendly and had a great trainer in Brandie. If you are looking for your home away from home, this is the place to stay. I will stay there any time I am in DC.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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William L wrote a review Sep 2022
Melrose, Massachusetts140 contributions55 helpful votes
My wife and I recently spend ten nights at the River Inn. 5 minutes from Foggy Bottom metro station and a 15 minute walk to Georgetown Harbor and many great restaurants. Staff are friendly, courteous and helpful. The Inn is very clean and it is in a quit location. Nice neighborhood. Bed was excellent. Having a galley kitchen was a plus for a quick breakfast in the mornings. Another benefit was the free use of bicycles which we used on two occasions. and laundry on site eliminated bringing extra cloths. We would highly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Brandie Davis, Guest Services / Front Office at The River Inn
Responded 3 days ago
Hello BillyLa, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great 5 star review! It was truly our pleasure to host you and your lovely wife, we are glad that we were able to help you maximize your time in Washington. We look forward to having you back at The River Inn! All the best, Brandie Davis
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John M wrote a review Sep 2022
Brooklyn, New York8 contributions
We had a double suite on the fifth floor. Very quiet and quite comfortable. We loved the art in the room and throughout the hotel. The restaurant is closed but there is coffee and pastries in the morning. The location in Foggy Bottom is a great one, near all of downtown.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 3 days ago
Hello John M, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a wonderful 5 star review! We are pleased to hear that your room was comfortable and that our location was convenient for you. We hope to welcome you back to The River Inn! All the best, Brandie Davis
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Cosmopolitan820903 wrote a review Sep 2022
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Amazing hotel in the perfect location. Jada was amazing at check in! She was so helpful and friendly and gave us great recommendations. This hotel is easily walkable to Georgetown and a ton of restaurants nearby. Our room was huge, thank you for the upgrade! It even had a kitchenette. Big and comfy bed. Would definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Brandie Davis, Guest Services / Front Office at The River Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Hello Cosmopolitan820903, Thank you for taking the time to leave us an amazing 5 star review! We will certainly take an A+! We are delighted to hear that Jada provided you with great recommendations and made you feel welcomed, we are grateful to have her on our team. We hope to have you back at The River Inn! All the best, Brandie Davis
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Robert C wrote a review Sep 2022
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Room was more than a room. It was a suite. Kitchenette well-equipped, and we used it. Beds more than comfortable, two very good TVs, etc. Place was spotless and the staff couldn't have been more helpful.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: excellent location, near metro, Kennedy Center, Georgetown.
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Response from Brandie Davis, Guest Services / Front Office at The River Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Hello robertcA6687SK, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a wonderful 5 star review! We are honored to be your home away from home! We strive to make every guest feel this way and we appreciate your feedback! We look forward to having you back at The River Inn! All the best, Brandie Davis
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Inspiration617167 wrote a review Sep 2022
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Awesome and just the best staff Especially Brandy. Rooms large and roomy and they wash your dishes by hand along with cleaning the room. Extremely flexible team of people who follows up with the status of my reservation request as promised!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 1 week ago
Hello Physician, Thank you for taking the time to leave us an awesome 5 star review! We are pleased to hear that our team took great care of you and that your room was comfortable. We hope that you will keep us in mind for your next trip to Washington! All the best, Brandie Davis
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Aleksandra K wrote a review Sep 2022
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Staff is super nice, they welcomed us with a gift due to our honyemoon. Location is really good, walk distance to many places. Clean and spacious room. Very comfy bed and coffe provided for each day. We will recommend that hotel for you once staying in Washington.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Brandie Davis, Guest Services / Front Office at The River Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Hello Aleksandra K, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great 5 star review! We are honored that you spent part of your honeymoon at The River Inn and we are thrilled to hear that we were able to make it a little more special. Hopefully we can be a part of your anniversary traditions. We look forward to hosting you again at The River Inn! All the best, Brandie Davis
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madsdad wrote a review Sep 2022
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beautiful well-appointed room in a lovely neighborhood, walkable to the monuments and GWU. I was booked there by the meeting staff and asked them to make sure to book us there for next year's meeting too. Hoping for a DC vacation with family soon and will definitely stay at The River Inn then.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Hello madsdad, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a beautiful 5 star review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at The River Inn, even while on business travel! We definitely hope you're able to come back with your family, please feel free to reach out to us directly to ensure your family will have everything they need for your time in Washington! All the best, Brandie Davis
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PRICE RANGE
US$194 - US$344 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the river hotel washington dc, river hotel washington dc
LOCATION
United StatesDistrict of ColumbiaWashington DCFoggy Bottom - GWU - West End / Upper Northwest
NUMBER OF ROOMS
126
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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, a fitness centre, and room service.
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 complimentary tea and free instant coffee 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 CIRCA at Foggy Bottom.
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 The President Woodrow Wilson House (1.4 km).