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Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a mixed stay here. The best part was the staff, who were friendly and very helpful. We were touring colleges and it is located perfectly for that, right between Georgetown and GWU (you can walk to both). The kitchen was helpful to have but we did not use it much. The pullout couch bed was so uncomfortable our...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Average or slightly below average hotel. Bathroom had leaky faucets, and the shower just dripped out water. Their restaurant was terribly over priced. Eat out, you'll get better food at a better price. The staff was nice and helpful in getting around the area. The hotel's location was quite convenient and it was easy to get to the capitol buildings...

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located in the capitol of the United States at a time the US President is a hotelier himself, this hotel makes Americans embarrassed. The staff is kind, chatty, but not very competent. They seem to be young or mid-aged and just not propeerly trained, The rooms have cockroaches in them and are inadequately cleaned. The furnishings are old and dark...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice hotel within walking distance to Metro and several restaurants and also Whole Foods. Room had a small kitchen which was nice. They prvovided fresh Coffee beans and a grinder. The restaurant was very good and frequented by locals and theatre goers. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

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New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the lovely things about the River Inn is that it is in a Residential Neighborhood yet within walking distance of the Metro and George Washington University and The Kennedy Center. Unfortunately this creates the problem we encountered. The hotel is on a two lane two way street. You cannot double park without blocking the street and there is...

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jharris452, Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review

Hi Kim S. Thank you for your review and feedback. It is not usual that we do not have a doorman to assist with directions and check in and I apologize that during your arrival, he was not there. Our lobby is also usually tranquil and quiet with many happy faces available to greet our guests. I am so sorry...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on a quiet side street, it really is a diamond. Nice spacious room, excellent friendly staff, very pleased. Will defiantly stay here next time I'm in DC. Clean, spacious and reasonable. What more can you ask for.

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jharris452, Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Timothy M! We really are located in the best spot in DC right between Georgetown and GW University. Close to everything but in a quiet picturesque neighborhood so that our guests experience the best of both worlds. Thank you for the positive review and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

My stay at the River Inn was quite pleasant. The service was very professional. My room was spacious, well-decorated, and clean; it even had a large kitchenette. Also, the bed was very comfortable. My only complaint is that the hair-dryer did not work well.

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jharris452, Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review

Thanks KB032017! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the River Inn and found the room comfortable and service excellent. I apologize that the hair dryer did not work. We always carry a few extra's in Housekeeping just in case! Thank you again.

Dallas, TX
Reviewed 1 week ago

Welcome to East Germany where the State (Management) determines whether you get heat or AC. Although the wall controller has settings for both, you can't get either one to work until the hotel sets it for that function. We found out when we couldn't get heat on one night and were told in the AM "you'll be pleased to know...

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jharris452, Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review

Dear mariahbay. I am so sorry for your experience with the heat and HVAC. In just a week we had huge fluctuations in temperature between 40-80 degrees which makes it difficult for our system to catch up. I am please that our employees made up for any discomfort and that you enjoyed our great location and comfortable beds. Thank you...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfectly fine. Accommodating staff, willing to bring missing and needed items up to our room, give good directions, friendly. Location is neighborhood-y. Steps away from Metro, restaurants, Whole Foods at GWU. Very comfy room (queen suite). Little kitchen is an extra bonus. We did find one tiny spider in our bed, but overall very clean.

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jharris452, Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the River Inn as your home away from home in DC! We are so pleased that you enjoyed our amazing hotel, great location and wonderful staff. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next family trip!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel, nice clean rooms and bathrooms. There was also a nice dog park near the hotel which was a plus for our little guy. Only wish the cooktop buttons were better, as they do take a while to turn on/off Convenient location.

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Dear Devesh B. Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the River Inn. We are pleased that you and your pup enjoyed our location near the dog park and other great DC attractions!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
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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
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • 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: ₹ 11,863 - ₹ 24,763 (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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#5 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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“Street facing rooms are the worse.”
  • Resident cockroach after we managed to disable him running from bed to cabinet.
  • Two non-working bed lamps that took two days to repair...and six calls to reception or maintenan
  • Not a bad view but you are under constant surveillance of George Washington University Students.
cfjd, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The top floors have a nicer view of the city”
deveshb2014, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“talk to staff, they're super friendly and helpful”
sara538740, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Most rooms have mediocre views. If a view is important, your only option is facing the Potomac. Not sure that view is worth a lot of money.”
Superchief1944, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“My room had a nice view of a calm charming street.”
abovetherockies, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
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