If you are looking fo glitz, glamour and luxury, this hotel is not for you. However, if you are looking for a very clean, spacious hotel room with more than just a bed and bath, plus exceptionally friendly and welcoming staff, I certainly recommend the River Inn. We have stayed at this hotel several times over recent years and whilst it is true that it is in need of the renovation currently underway I cannot fault it as a real home from home in a beautiful city. This is not a characterless standard issue type of hotel in a city centre; it is a very homely establishment in a pretty residential area, with all the amenities of everyday living close by including a metro station five minutes' walk away. It is also ten minutes' walk away from the Kennedy Centre for Performing Arts if you want to enjoy a concert, ballet or play there. This hotel provides a real taste of Washington DC as the residents see it.