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The River Inn
Ranked #17 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Forest Park, Georgia
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Close to all”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Great Location, close to everything (transportation, shopping, sightseeing, government, etc.) Could not have been in a better environment that was just like going home from work. This great Inn is tucked away in the block where renters and homeowners live. Near to the University that is full of students who don't create a fuss. Take the Metro if you want out venture out further. A variety of healthy eating and community events going on. You will not want not miss this opportunity

Room Tip: The rooms that look out the front are comfortable and gives a great view of the area.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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Diego H, General Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review, 27 August 2014
Dear Helen B,
Thank you for your wonderful review. I am thrilled that your stay with us was so enjoyable. On behalf of my team, we look forward to your return trip from Georgia.

Kindest regards,
Diego Heredia
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

We recently stayed at the River Inn for a long getaway weekend. It's a rare combination of locations, class, and value.

First, we never rent a car in DC. We either walk or take the Metro. The River Inn is located just 2 blocks or so from the Foggy Bottom stop.

Second, the hotel is located right in the middle of a residential neighborhood and it makes the to and from experience as cozy as the hotel itself.

Third, this is a full service boutique hotel with a bar and restaurant, and a staff as attentive and competent as the Ritz Carlton.

fourth, our suite included a kitchen, living room, and bedroom and the ability to sleep 6 if necessary.

The bartender is a sharp guy who can mix the classic drinks. We regretfully never had an opportunity to eat here.

I do not plan to stay anywhere else when I return to DC.

Room Tip: I would ask for a room on a higher floor that faces a direction other than the front. We heard no n...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Diego H, General Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review, 27 August 2014
Dear ChanceMan00,
Thank you for staying at The River Inn for your long weekend getaway. I appreciate your wonderful comments about our location, accommodations, restaurant and most importantly our service. On behalf of my team, we look forward to your return trip from Orlando.

Warmest regards,

Diego Heredia
General Manager
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

We had a very enjoyable stay at The River Inn. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, the complementary sangria we were offered upon our return to the hotel one very hot afternoon was most welcome. The room was clean and comfortable with a kitchenette. The location is close to Foggy Bottom metro so getting around DC was easy. I have nothing other than positive comments to make about our stay.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Diego H, General Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review, 24 August 2014
Dear AndrewofAlbion,
Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to write your review. I am thrilled to learn that your stay was so enjoyable and that our location, accommodations and service had so much to do with that. On behalf of my team we look forward to your return trip from the UK.
Kindest regards,
Diego Heredia
General Manager
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Charleston, South Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2014

On this trip to DC with my daughter and niece, we arrived late the night before our booking, and called ahead one hour. They went out of their way to work us into a standard comfortable room at midnight, and moved us easily the next day to our gorgeous huge suite looking out over Watergate bldg with some river views. We had a large LR and galley kitchen in addition to our spacious BR. It was perfect to return here after touring all day, one night so late we whipped up a nice easy dinner in with a movie. Did our big breakfasts in each morning as well to get ready for the day. We walked mostly as it is so close to Whitehouse and West Mall, and took metro from Foggy Bottom a lovely 2 block walk away. Cab rides were never more that $10 from anywhere dowtown. We did not eat in the restaurant, but observed elegant, happy diners passing thru. Most of all, every member of staff went out of their way to treat us with utmost consideration. We will definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: Get a suite o high floor overlooking the river. It's worth the extra bit, and you will hardly wa...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Diego H, General Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Dear SVerbsky,
Thank you for staying at The River Inn for your trip to DC with your daughter and niece. I am delighted to learn how much all of you enjoyed your stay with us and that all of our amenities exceeded your needs. On behalf of my team, we look forward to welcoming you back!

Kindest regards,
Diego Heredia
General Manger
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Perth WA
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

From arrival, staff were so friendly and helpful. Our rooms were beautiful - very large with lounge area and kitchenette. We were so well located. 2streets away from subway and WholeFoods (not used to this type of store in Aust) so many cooked and uncooked foods and meals to choose from.
We loved our whole experience in Washington. From the hotel we walked to White House, Lincoln memorial etc. the Connector bus was also useful and was 2 streets away. One night we dined in hotels restaurant Dine and our meals were lovely and not expensive. We will recommend this hotel to all and wouldn't stay anywhere else now. Thank you River Inn and staff

Room Tip: We were on one of the higher levels, very quiet
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Diego H, General Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Dear megs8,
Thank you for staying with us while visiting DC. I appreciate your comments about our friendly staff, beautiful rooms and convenient location. I am delighted that based on your experience you would not stay anywhere else in DC! On behalf of my team, we look forward to your return trip from Perth.
Kindest regards,
Diego Heredia
General Manager
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Brussels, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
178 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Last year we stayed at the Quincy Hotel which is part of the Modus Hotels chain and were very pleased with our stay. I therefore chose another of their hotels, the River Inn, also because rooms come with a full kitchen which we thought would be nice to have for our 9 days in DC.
We loved the location in Foggy Bottom : very quiet and peaceful, with lots of trees, but still very close to the metro and Whole Foods Market (and a Trader's Joe a little higher up in 25th St) and restaurants nearby.
We had room 516; large window facing the Watergate Buildings and with some imagination the Potomac River. A nice, large and airy room, well maintained, very clean, in short : everything we had in mind and had hoped for. 
Nice bathroom with good lighting. Amenities were regularly replenished.
Nice and comfortable bed. 
But why do hotel rooms only have 1 single chair in the room ??? !!! 
I understand that a lot of people are travelling alone, but by far not everybody. And where does the other person sit ??
They provide a kitchen = you can eventually cook something/have breakfast in the room, so, where does the 2nd person sit down to eat ??? On the bed ?
This said, we asked for a 2nd chair and it was provided to us immediately. Thank you !
2 other minusses : 1) the aircon was blewing right at the bed. I solved that by making a kind of screen with a book and a magazine. 2) we often returned home by 2-2:30 pm to rest for a while and often found the room not yet serviced. 
All in all we loved our stay at the River Inn and would definitely return.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Diego H, General Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Dear dezdemona,
Thank you for your recent stay. I am delighted to learn that you are so pleased with our Modus Hotel Collection. Thank you for your candid comments regarding your experience. I apologize for the issues you encountered and please rest assured that they will be addressed. I am glad that regardless of these issues, you still loved your stay. On behalf of my team, we look forward to welcoming you back from Belgium.
Warmest regards,
Diego Heredia
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

This is a lovely hotel the staff was so friendly they all could not do enough for you. The rooms are big we had a double bed and a double sofa bed which our children said was very comfortable (17 and 15 years) the bathroom is not big but in my mind does the job adequately . We also had a kitchen which was fab for making tea and coffee in the morning. The hotel is situated near the foggy bottom tube station (10min walk) and the walk to the White House was only 20 mins, Georgetown was a 10 min walk away and has lots of restaurants and shops this is a great hotel to stay in close to everything.

Stayed August 2014
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Diego H, General Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Dear Kay O,
Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to write a review. I am thrilled to learn that your stay was to your satisfaction and that you enjoyed our spacious suites, amenities, location and particularly our service. On behalf of my team at The River Inn, we look forward to your return visit from the UK.
Kindest regards,
Diego Heredia
General Manager
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Property: The River Inn
Address: 924 25th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2152
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Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Washington DC
#7 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#14 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#15 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The River Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 126
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