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Reviewed yesterday NEW via 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... More 

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Denver, CO
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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... More 

Thank Denvercpa
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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... More 

Thank Pam K
Sanaa, Yemen
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

1 Thank Paula W
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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... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All staff was great and we felt very much at home from check in to departure. Room was much larger than most hotels. It was quiet and no problem with temperature control. Well maintained property easy to walk from blue line metro. Location excellent. Reception desk exceptional friendly and smart. Our stay was a total pleasure. .

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed with a friend of mine at The River Inn last week and loved every minute of it. The staff were absolutely lovely and the location is fantastic. We took full advantage of the great restaurants around, and being only a 15 minute walk from the sites. The only disadvantages were that we were put in the only room... More 

1 Thank Sophie O
Joe G, General Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review

Dear Sophie, Thank you for the review of your stay with us and we are delighted to hear that you will be staying with us again on a future trip to DC. Sorry about the fridge noise and appreciate the feedback - we will review and see what can be done. Again, thank you, I look forward to sharing your... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner, our dog and I spent 4 great nights at this lovely little inn. We liked everything about it. There's valet parking and they're dog friendly! (Any size, we have a 98 lbs black lab). Because they were aware it was my birthday I was greeted with a birthday card and chocolate upon entering our room. The staff was... More 

1 Thank chasgo3
Joe G, General Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review

Dear Chasgo3, Happy Birthday and thank you for choosing us to stay with us...we always like the chance to celebrate a special occasion. I agree the property is in a terrific location and allowing guests to experience DC in a residential neighborhood, Foggy Bottom, while still be so close to the Metro and other DC spots. We do look forward... More 

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  • 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
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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  • Room Service
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • 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: £85 - £299 (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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“Pet rooms are on the 1st and 2nd floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 834paulaw, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I favor the higher floors and the one bed suite.”
 of 5 bubbles wendybO1557ET, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There are rooms with great views of Georgetown at the end of the corridors if you take a left out of the elevators.”
 of 5 bubbles rukenucci, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“the king suite was perfect for our family of 3, very large corner units”
 of 5 bubbles ccala2015, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“My fourth floor room was beautiful and quiet!”
 of 5 bubbles MichaelMarus, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
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