I needed to find a hotel at fairly short notice near George Washington University, and, of course, checked TripAdvisor first. I found many favorable reviews of The River Inn, and also found that there was a special rate offered for the dates I needed. I am very pleased that I made this choice, and will add a very favorable report to the others!
The property has been recently renovated, and the resulting rooms are very lovely - mini-suites with both a Queen bed and sofa bed, restroom and kitchenette with full-size fridge and microwave. An unusual perk, which I have only previously found in a Sydney hotel, was a little coffee grinder and fresh coffee beans, rather than the usual packaged stuff. The bed and pillows are very comfortable; the pillows exceptionally so.
My only mild complaint was that the room was a little chilly the first night, and turning on the heat did not help. Upon mentioning this at the front desk, they explained that the central heating had not been turned on, because of a recent warm spell in the city, and they had a small space heater sent up to the room in case the chill continued.
The River Inn is located only two blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro station; exit the station and turn right on the pedestrian extension of "I" street which goes between the GWU Hospital and the Medical School. Cross over the diagonal New Hampshire Avenue, and continue one short block to 25th Street; turn right and the hotel is right there. Very convenient, and easy to reach from Reagan National Airport on the Blue Line Metro.
I did not try the restaurant, but prices seem quite reasonable for downtown Washington, DC.
I highly recommend the River Inn, and would return gladly!
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