Took a taxi from Union Station to the hotel cost around $25. When we drove into Twenty Fifth Ave at first I thought we were in the wrong street but to my great surprise this wonderful tree lined and residential area of historic Foggy Bottom accommodated The River Inn. Wonderful welcome from the staff, We were allocated a large room with an older style kitchenette and lounge area, Extremely well presented and very clean room. Bed was also very comfortable with a large work desk.Absolutely loved the room as it was well furnished and very comfortable for our 5 day stay in Washington. A very good rate with a hot breakfast included each morning in the restaurant downstairs. Location wise was excellent as we locked into the hop on hop off bus service for 3 day pass and collection point was about 12 minute walk away from the Hotel. You are only 8 minutes away from Foggy Bottom metro station with great links to the centre of Washington and to Union Station.The Hotel has an excellent restaurant however there are a number of other excellent restaurants all within 8 to 10 mins walk from the Hotel.You are also only about 15 minute walk to the river area which has lots of restaurants all with great views of the water. You are also close to the boats that take you for a cruise up the river. Of course you are very close to the infamous Watergate building for those people old enough to remember is where the Democratic Headquarters were located and the famous breakin with the late President Nixon being involved. My god is this building ugly however couldnt stop taking photos...think building has been classified on the National Trust to preserve.The Hotel also has a coin laundry in the basement which is excellent.It was a perfect location for a perfect visit to Washington DC. Great staff who are extremely helpful and very friendly. Housekeeping staff do a great job each day presenting and cleaning the room. Well done to everyone...when I come back to Washington would not stay anywhere else, from an older person it is simply superb, 11 out of 10 for service.