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The River Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   924 25th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20037 (Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End)   |  
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Ranked #13 of 130 hotels in Washington DC
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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“Great experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Once again, I found the River Inn to be a convenient and reasonably priced place to stay in DC. We were looking at colleges in the area and the desk staff were very helpful. We were only there for two days but will definitely return to River Inn!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kacem O, Front Desk Supervisor at The River Inn, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
Thank you very much for your positive review . I am very happy to hear that you found our hotel convenient for you. I want to wish you best of luck on the college search. We hope to see you again soon at The River Inn next time you’re in the Washington, D.C. area.
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

My friend and I are 2 single women in our mid-sixties- we came to DC for 4 days of sightseeing over Memorial Day. The River Inn provided us the perfect place to stay: 1) close to the metro, 2) free bicycles to ride to the monuments or Rock Creek Parkway (which we did), 3) two blocks to Whole Foods or to Trader Joes for great food to cook in a full kitchen (which we did a lot!) 4) separate eating area, large living room and large bedroom (used to be apartments), 4) bedroom had 2 queen beds with very comfortable matresses. 5) walking distance to Georgetown, where we spent a lovely afternoon, 6) quiet, located in a residential neighborhood - we got a great sleep each night 7) super-friendly and responsive staff. Both my friend and I are recommending this hotel to anyone we know traveling to D.C. I would love to return!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kacem O, Front Desk Supervisor at The River Inn, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Hello there, and thanks for the fantastic review! It sounds like you and your friend have enjoyed your visit with us here at The River inn. We really appreciate the comments about our staff being super-friendly, that is definitely what we strive for! The suites are great aren't they? There is so much room to spread out, it’s also great to have the kitchen for making your own meals (especially with Trader Joe's and Whole Foods being around the corner!), guests love having grocery stores and the Metro nearby with just a five minute walk. Thank you for recommending us and we sincerely hope to have you back.
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Milford, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I stayed there for the umpteenth time this past weekend, this the first time with family (my wife and I brought our son to DC for an internship, and we stayed an extra day for sight-seeing). Like all the other times I have been there, surely over 20 by now, it was an excellent experience. Big clean rooms, solid internet service, great AC, quiet drama-free neighborhood, great bang for the buck. Staff is courteous and sincere. This trip I did not order room service, but I have in the past, and the food has always been delicious. I would recommend The River Inn to anyone, whether you are traveling for business or visiting DC

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kacem O, Front Desk Supervisor at The River Inn, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Thank you for your loyalty and for sharing such a pleasant review of our hotel. It sounds like you and your family had a very enjoyable stay with us here at The River Inn, from the service of our staff to the decor and amenities of the hotel. We’re glad to have hosted you We look forward to welcoming you and your family back again.
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Columbus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We enjoyed The River Inn more than most hotels in any city we have stayed. Liked the location as it is walking distance to Georgetown, GWU, and the National mall. But the staff and treatment at the hotel is the best part of the experience. Fresh coffee beans in the room to grind in the morning is a nice touch. And the rooms are so quiet they must have walls and windows that are very sound resistant. The decor of the rooms is very nicely done. Staff is very friendly and always treats you well.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kacem O, Front Desk Supervisor at The River Inn, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
It was great to have you, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us more than most hotels in any city you have stayed. It is a joy to hear that you were happy with our accommodations and great location but in particular that you found our staff very helpful and wonderful. Our team takes great pride in providing genuine service and it will be my pleasure to share your comments with them. Thank you for your valuable review and we look forward to welcoming you back to The River Inn, on any future visits to Washington, DC.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

The River Inn is the perfect location for visiting DC either on business or for pleasure. The rooms are roomy and comfortable and there is a kitchenette in each room if you will be staying a while, have special dietary needs, or are just sick of restaurant food. The location in Foggy Bottom close to GWU and the metro stop is just perfect and from there you can get around DC. The only quibble is parking but that's a common DC issue and we've always been able to squeeze in if we're driving through. If you go for the 4th of July they have a package with some additional goodies like the makings of root beer floats, which is fun. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kacem O, Front Desk Supervisor at The River Inn, responded to this review, June 2, 2013
Greetings! I’m overjoyed to hear that you found our suites to be roomy and comfortable. Our kitchenettes, paired with grocery stores in the proximity, offer the rare “home away from home” comfort of being able to cook instead of relying on restaurants; I’m pleased to hear you found this worked for you. I definitely appreciate your 4th of July suggestion; we love getting ideas like these from guests, as it helps us to improve our hotel service. Thank you for your wonderful review, and we hope to see you at The River Inn again!
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

The River Inn is one of those great little spots in DC that you hope no one will find. The staff is personable, professional and dedicated to customer service. The bed has me wanting to call back to learn who the manufacturer is. I believe it is a former apartment building because there are small kitchens in every room. One of my favorite food stores is in walking distance so the pairing makes it PERFECT.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kacem O, Front Desk Supervisor at The River Inn, responded to this review, June 2, 2013
Hello! You are correct that this building used to be an apartment complex, which is great because it allows us to offer our guests spacious rooms and full kitchens. The beds are very comfortable; on your next visit, we can discuss putting you in touch with the manufacturer! Thank you for your wonderful review, and we hope to see you again soon!
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

River Inn is about 2 short blocks from the Foggy Bottom metro stop; very close to Georgetown; and a very nice suite hotel. This describes other hotels in the area, but this one is also very quiet; none of the street noise that you get on Pennsylvania Avenue. The bed was perfect; the kitchen small but also just right. Enough room in the suite to spread out but not lose everything. There are a few bikes that one can borrow if you are in the mood for biking, and the front desk was so accomodating and so nice, I can't say enough, really, about how pleasant the whole stay was. It seems like a small hotel, but actually there are eight floors! They housekeeping staff was great -- by which I mean they don't change all the linens when you don't ask them to. Environmentally aware. Very pleasant stay, will definitely go back.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kacem O, Front Desk Supervisor at The River Inn, responded to this review, June 2, 2013
Hi! Thank you for taking the time to write a review; we greatly appreciate it. I am gratified to hear you enjoyed your stay at The River Inn. Foggy Bottom Metro Station is a short walk from the hotel as are all the dining and shopping venues in Georgetown. I am ecstatic to hear that our quiet street and hotel suite accommodated you. It’s nice to know you took advantage of our free complimentary bikes. We are located not too far from all the attractions that are short bike ride away. Thank you for recognizing our exceptional staff, as they try hard to please all our guests. Once again, we appreciate you leaving a review, and we hope to see you again soon!
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Additional Information about The River Inn

Address: 924 25th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20037
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End , Upper Northwest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Washington DC
#14 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#14 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#16 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The River Inn 3.5*
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