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924 25th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2152
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#2 of 154 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
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Doorperson
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
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
Family rooms
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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GlobeTrotting227671 wrote a review Yesterday
The River Inn was one of the nicest hotel experiences I've ever had! From the minute we checked in to the minute we left, the staff was friendly, kind, accommodating and so helpful, and always called us by our first names! The room was more than ample with a lovely couch and a small kitchen, which comfortably accommodated my husband, my dog and me. The bed was super comply and the room didn't smell like Febreeze, thank heavens! The hotel is in a beautiful, active and safe area of DC, Foggy Bottom, within walking distance of the monuments and museums. We loved our stay at the River Inn and will definitely return!!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Arriana F wrote a review Jan 2023
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My boyfriend and I had an amazing time staying at The River Inn. Brandi at the front desk was an absolute delight and the entire experience was just incredible. Very accommodating to pet parents and attentive to guest! Definitely will return 10/10.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Brandie Davis, Guest Services / Front Office at The River Inn
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello Arrianafelder5, Thank you for taking the time to leave us an amazing 5 star review! It was great to meet you, your boyfriend and your cute dog! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay, we LOVE a 10/10! We hope to welcome you back in the near future. All the best, Brandie
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SJ P wrote a review Jan 2023
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The River Inn was an excellent choice for our little getaway. We were only in town due to a work function and wanted to be close. The River Inn is located in Foggy Bottom on a cute street but with many things to do around. Our room was a suite. It was clean and very nicely decorated. The staff when we arrived were pleasant and cheerful. Jada, who checked us in was lovely. She was friendly and provided options on things to do around the area (wished we had more time to just wonder). We would absolutely stay at The River Inn!!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We paid for parking and used Lyft to get around. It was easy but honestly one could’ve walked as...
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Exploration252077 wrote a review Jan 2023
Me and my family are returning customers. We have remained extremely satisfied both times. The front desk, Jada and Ronald, were incredibly helpful and friendly. They were always ready and willing to offer a helping hand. Our room was clean and the environment very comfortable. The location of the hotel is extremely convenient, being only around a 10 minute walk to all major landmarks. I know I will return to this hotel if I visit DC again.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Chloe J wrote a review Jan 2023
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Girls night at the Inn was everything and more. I am so glad I decided on this location for a much needed girls night. From the beginning of the booking process to the end of my stay the staff went above and beyond to make sure I had a great experience. To getting questions answered from Bettina about booking, to Jada who assisted us with the check in, and to Brandie who made sure we had everything we needed during our night. I can’t thank them enough and they are much appreciated. The rooms were very spacious, safe neighborhood, and kitchen was great and worked well for the finger foods we made to eat. I will make sure to visit them again. Check them out.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Brandie Davis, Guest Services / Front Office at The River Inn
Responded 2 days ago
Hello chloejamesr93, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a wonderful 5 star review! We are pleased to hear that our team took great care of you and your girls! It's memories like this that make what we do special. We hope you will keep us in mind for your next girls night! All the best, Brandie
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a_traveler625 wrote a review Jan 2023
Eugene, Oregon4 contributions
We stayed in a studio for one week — it was spacious, immaculate, comfortable and had everything we needed. We loved the high quality pastries and coffee provided each morning in the lobby. Our kitchen was great for reheating takeout dinners after long days of sightseeing. Most of all, we appreciated the extraordinary hospitality of Brandie, Ronald and Jada at the front desk. They exceeded our expectations in all respects. In addition to being knowledgeable about DC sights, restaurants and public transport, they were unfailingly cheerful, helpful, and personable. Hope to see them all again next time we stay at The River Inn!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Brandie Davis, Guest Services / Front Office at The River Inn
Responded 3 days ago
Hello a_traveler625, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely 5 star review! We are delighted to hear that our location worked well for you and that our team made you feel welcomed! We truly enjoy sharing our city and neighborhood with our guests, thank you for giving us this opportunity. It would be our pleasure to host you again at The River Inn! All the best, Brandie
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Jake S wrote a review Jan 2023
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The hotel was clean and well taken care of. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The location was convenient and was less than 5 minutes from the nearest metro. There are many restaurants nearby, and our favorite was the Circa. We highly recommend eating there during your stay. The room has tons of natural light. The only thing that could have been better was that the kitchen was very understocked on the basic necessities. We plan to stay here anytime we return to DC.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Brandie Davis, Guest Services / Front Office at The River Inn
Responded 3 days ago
Hello Y1131MTjakes, Thank you for taking the time to leave us fantastic 5 star review! We are delighted to hear that our team was helpful and that our location was convenient for you. Thank you for your feedback about the lack of kitchen necessities, we do have additional kitchen supplies available upon request. We look forward to welcoming you back to The River Inn! All the best, Brandie
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Manycars wrote a review Jan 2023
Prague, Czech Republic57 contributions27 helpful votes
Conveniently located close to George Washington University and the Foggy Bottom Metro Station. From the time we arrived until we left the friendly staff, including Jada and Brandie, made us feel welcome on our anniversary. Our son is in his first year in law school so we look forward to continuing to stay at the River Inn for years to come. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ashlee Harper, Owner at The River Inn
Responded 3 days ago
Hello Manycars, Thank you for taking the time to leave a 5 star review! We greatly appreciate your thoughtful feedback and are pleased to hear that Jada and Brandie assisted in making your anniversary special. Hopefully we can welcome you back soon! Warm regards, Ashlee, Rooms Division Manager
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Leslie B wrote a review Jan 2023
When you’ve had a wonderful experience, you want to share the news! My husband and I recently spent 3 nights at The River Inn. From the moment we arrived, we were treated like old friends. Our accommodations were outstanding (spacious, great views of the city, comfortable) and the staff was there to make recommendations and suggestions for places to eat, sites to see and directions to get there. Each time we passed the front desk we stopped to chat with the friendly faces behind the counter. We especially appreciated Bettina who answered 100 questions and Brandy and Mr. Bs enthusiasm and smiles. The River Inn is located in a beautiful neighborhood that is within walking distance of The Kennedy Center, The Metro (great way to get around the city), good restaurants and even a Whole Foods grocery store (in case you want to take advantage of the kitchen in your room!). You are definitely not a “number” at this hotel, but part of the family. We look forward to our next visit!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Ashlee Harper, Owner at The River Inn
Responded 3 days ago
Hello lesliebC2735RT, Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a 5 star review! We greatly appreciate your kind and thoughtful feedback and are pleased to hear that our 'B' team, Brandie, Bettina and Mr. B, assisted in making your stay special! Our team takes pride in ensuring an exceptional experience and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit at The River Inn. Hopefully we can welcome you back soon. All the best, Ashlee, Rooms Manager
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Martín M wrote a review Jan 2023
The bedrooms are comfortable and the crew is really friendly, in an historical neighborhood with beautiful houses. It's well located for going for a walk to the mall and Georgetown. An special mention to Jada!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Ashlee Harper, Owner at The River Inn
Responded 3 days ago
Hello 387mart_nm, Thank you for taking the time to leave a 5 star review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the Foggy Bottom neighborhood and that Jada went above and beyond to ensure you had a positive experience. We hope to welcome you back soon! Best, Ashlee, Rooms Division Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$164 - $307 (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), Watergate Complex (0.3 km), and The Next Whisky Bar (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, laundry service and self serve laundry 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 Georgetown University (1.7 km).