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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 #12 of 130 Hotels in Washington DC
Charleston, South Carolina
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent in every way- location, price, friendly service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On this trip to DC with my daughter and niece, we arrived late the night before our booking, and called ahead one hour. They went out of their way to work us into a standard comfortable room at midnight, and moved us easily the next day to our gorgeous huge suite looking out over Watergate bldg with some river views. We had a large LR and galley kitchen in addition to our spacious BR. It was perfect to return here after touring all day, one night so late we whipped up a nice easy dinner in with a movie. Did our big breakfasts in each morning as well to get ready for the day. We walked mostly as it is so close to Whitehouse and West Mall, and took metro from Foggy Bottom a lovely 2 block walk away. Cab rides were never more that $10 from anywhere dowtown. We did not eat in the restaurant, but observed elegant, happy diners passing thru. Most of all, every member of staff went out of their way to treat us with utmost consideration. We will definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: Get a suite o high floor overlooking the river. It's worth the extra bit, and you will hardly wa...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Diego H, General Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Dear SVerbsky,
Thank you for staying at The River Inn for your trip to DC with your daughter and niece. I am delighted to learn how much all of you enjoyed your stay with us and that all of our amenities exceeded your needs. On behalf of my team, we look forward to welcoming you back!

Kindest regards,
Diego Heredia
General Manger
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  • Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From arrival, staff were so friendly and helpful. Our rooms were beautiful - very large with lounge area and kitchenette. We were so well located. 2streets away from subway and WholeFoods (not used to this type of store in Aust) so many cooked and uncooked foods and meals to choose from.
We loved our whole experience in Washington. From the hotel we walked to White House, Lincoln memorial etc. the Connector bus was also useful and was 2 streets away. One night we dined in hotels restaurant Dine and our meals were lovely and not expensive. We will recommend this hotel to all and wouldn't stay anywhere else now. Thank you River Inn and staff

Room Tip: We were on one of the higher levels, very quiet
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Diego H, General Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Dear megs8,
Thank you for staying with us while visiting DC. I appreciate your comments about our friendly staff, beautiful rooms and convenient location. I am delighted that based on your experience you would not stay anywhere else in DC! On behalf of my team, we look forward to your return trip from Perth.
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Diego Heredia
General Manager
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Brussels, Belgium
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53 hotel reviews
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last year we stayed at the Quincy Hotel which is part of the Modus Hotels chain and were very pleased with our stay. I therefore chose another of their hotels, the River Inn, also because rooms come with a full kitchen which we thought would be nice to have for our 9 days in DC.
We loved the location in Foggy Bottom : very quiet and peaceful, with lots of trees, but still very close to the metro and Whole Foods Market (and a Trader's Joe a little higher up in 25th St) and restaurants nearby.
We had room 516; large window facing the Watergate Buildings and with some imagination the Potomac River. A nice, large and airy room, well maintained, very clean, in short : everything we had in mind and had hoped for. 
Nice bathroom with good lighting. Amenities were regularly replenished.
Nice and comfortable bed. 
But why do hotel rooms only have 1 single chair in the room ??? !!! 
I understand that a lot of people are travelling alone, but by far not everybody. And where does the other person sit ??
They provide a kitchen = you can eventually cook something/have breakfast in the room, so, where does the 2nd person sit down to eat ??? On the bed ?
This said, we asked for a 2nd chair and it was provided to us immediately. Thank you !
2 other minusses : 1) the aircon was blewing right at the bed. I solved that by making a kind of screen with a book and a magazine. 2) we often returned home by 2-2:30 pm to rest for a while and often found the room not yet serviced. 
All in all we loved our stay at the River Inn and would definitely return.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Diego H, General Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Dear dezdemona,
Thank you for your recent stay. I am delighted to learn that you are so pleased with our Modus Hotel Collection. Thank you for your candid comments regarding your experience. I apologize for the issues you encountered and please rest assured that they will be addressed. I am glad that regardless of these issues, you still loved your stay. On behalf of my team, we look forward to welcoming you back from Belgium.
Warmest regards,
Diego Heredia
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a lovely hotel the staff was so friendly they all could not do enough for you. The rooms are big we had a double bed and a double sofa bed which our children said was very comfortable (17 and 15 years) the bathroom is not big but in my mind does the job adequately . We also had a kitchen which was fab for making tea and coffee in the morning. The hotel is situated near the foggy bottom tube station (10min walk) and the walk to the White House was only 20 mins, Georgetown was a 10 min walk away and has lots of restaurants and shops this is a great hotel to stay in close to everything.

Stayed August 2014
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Diego H, General Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Dear Kay O,
Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to write a review. I am thrilled to learn that your stay was to your satisfaction and that you enjoyed our spacious suites, amenities, location and particularly our service. On behalf of my team at The River Inn, we look forward to your return visit from the UK.
Kindest regards,
Diego Heredia
General Manager
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Loved the location. Quiet charming residential area near George Washington University. Metro close by and also just a 15 min. walk to the Lincoln Memorial. Very clean and the bed was so comfortable. I will definitely stay here again. Restaurant food and atmosphere were excellent.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Diego H, General Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review, 5 weeks ago
Dear leemarchris,
Thank you for your recent stay. I am glad that you enjoyed our charming residential location, our clean comfortable rooms and our excellent restaurant. On behalf of my team, we look forward to your return visit.
Warmest regards,
Diego Heredia
General Manager
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Key West
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We explored DC and loved staying in the suite with kitchen. Great staff & location! Close to Metro and WHOLE FOODS MARKET. Walking distance also to Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Extremely friendly and attentive management. They heard it was my birthday and sent me a nice gift!

Stayed August 2014
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Diego H, General Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review, 5 weeks ago
Dear captdexter,
Thank you for spending your birthday with us and for allowing us the opportunity to surprise you! I am thrilled to learn how much you loved our amenities, location and service. On behalf of my team, we look forward to your return visit from sunny Key West.
Warmest regards,
Diego Heredia
General Manager
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7 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Washington Mall (15min), Georgetown (10min) and Metro (5min) all within walking distance. The staff is nice and has lots of advice to offer, tourist information, restaurants and travel routes. The rooms are big and the bed is good. We didn't use the kitchen but as far as we could see, anything you need is available. The bathroom is not big but has all the amenities you need, the rain shower is great at the end of a summer day.

Room Tip: It was our first visit and the room was good and quiet. We had a room on the 5th floor, at the back...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Diego H, General Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review, 5 weeks ago
Dear Biggles75Blue,
Thank you for your recent visit and for writing about it. I am delighted to learn that you enjoyed our location, amenities and service. On behalf of my team, we look forward to your return visit.
Warmest regards,
Diego Heredia
General Manager
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Address: 924 25th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20037
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#12 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#13 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The River Inn 3.5*
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