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“The only place we will ever stay in DC.”
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The River Inn
Ranked #18 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
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1 review
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“The only place we will ever stay in DC.”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

We absolutely love The River Inn! We found our "2nd home" in October 2011 by a thorough internet search. When we returned recently the charm, beauty and value were still remarkable. From Adrienna on the front desk to Patrick in maintenance, the courtesy and welcome was awesome! We don't shop around any more. If our plans are to travel to DC we know that our Inn awaits us.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Kacem O, Front Desk Supervisor at The River Inn, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Hello! Thank you very much for this fantastic, helpful, and positive review. It is very refreshing to hear how welcomed you feel at The River Inn. I am glad you feel as though you are at your "2nd home" when staying with us. It is great to hear you will be staying with us each time you travel to D.C. Thank you for your loyalty and we hope to see you again soon.
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

I spent four nights at this hotel and I will only have very positive memories. Its location is great, many remarkable DC sights are at a walking distance. Also you can rent a bike at the hotel. Or if this is not possible (when I wanted to rent one, bikes were undergoing service), there are many capital bikeshare rental spots nearby. Washington Metro station (Foggy Bottom) is five minutes away by walk.
The staff were great, taking care of guests, paying attention to their needs and very helpful. They do not seem to know a word problem. If there is any, they solve it. I forgot a u.s. charger for my cellphone, I was borrowed an adaptor a second after I mentioned it.
I had a beautiful, very large apartment for quite a reasonable price. At the lobby there is a nice small restaurant, you can enjoy your breakfast or a drink in the evening.
Many much fancier hotels in DC provide only a paid internet (especially wifi). Here the wifi is complimentary - another thing where the hotel serves as a nice example.
I look forward to coming back and repeating this great experience!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Kacem O, Front Desk Supervisor at The River Inn, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Hi!
Thank you very much for your review. I am so happy to hear that you had a very positive experience here at The River inn. Our goal is to make sure that our guest enjoy their stay with us. We are located around very many beautiful sights, buildings, and monuments in DC and i am glad to hear you were able to enjoy that. It is wonderful to know how helpful and accommodating our staff was to you as well. Thank you and we hope to see you again.
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

Welcoming, courteous, friendly and professional staff. Excellent location. Very nice and comfortable room and we enjoyed having a kitchen. We also appreciated their providing coffee in the rooms. We definitely recommend this hotel to all friends and colleagues and would definitely stay her again if we return to DC.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Kacem O, Front Desk Supervisor at The River Inn, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
We are so happy to hear that you were pleased with our staff! We here at The River Inn are very proud of our team, so I am thrilled that you had a positive experience. As for our location, we are privileged to be located in historic Foggy Bottom-just steps away from the closest metro and a short walk to the national mall. Thank you so much for staying with us, and we look forward to welcoming you, your friends, and colleagues, back to Washington DC soon!
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

We've stayed twice at the River Inn, and I'm overdue writing a review of it.

We initially chose the hotel for its location, within walking distance to the Kennedy Center. We were attending a concert, and wanted to stay overnight in the city.

The hotel is in a quiet neighborhood in Foggy Bottom. It's also a short walk to numerous restaurants, Whole Foods, and GW University.

Our room on both occasions was a suite, high up with a great view. It was a proper suite: separate sitting and bedrooms, and a fully fitted kitchen. This would be a great place for a longer stay.

On the first visit, the folks at the desk directed us to a nice restaurant (Circa) for a pre-concert dinner. On the second visit we were even more pressed for time than usual, so we tried our luck in the hotel restaurant, Dish. They were fully booked (with a concert crowd), but the Maitre d' managed to squeeze us in at one of the high tables near the bar. A quick refuel then, and off to the show.

That's not what we got. What we got was two of the best plates of mussels we had ever enjoyed -- and we're serious mussel fans. Once we'd scarfed up the mussels, we savored the lovely Mariniere sauce with bread. Two crispy salads and a nice bottle of wine filled out the meal. And we got to the concert with time to spare. Not hard to understand why the place was booked up.

Couple all this with a friendly and attentive staff, and you've got a hotel that suits our needs perfectly -- and will probably suit yours just as well.

Room Tip: Go high for the view.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kacem O, Front Desk Supervisor at The River Inn, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your suite, the tasty dishes in our Dish+Drinks restaurant, and our dedicated staff. Many People come to the River Inn for its proximity to many wonderful shops and restaurants and its location in the quiet Foggy Bottom neighborhood; many more people come back because they find that our staff has an unparalleled commitment to provide our guest with the most relaxing stay possible. We hope to see you again at The River Inn again!
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

Just spent one night at this hotel on a quick school vacation trip. Price was as reasonable as could be given the timing and location. We received a complimentary upgrade to a 1-bedroom suite, which gave us more room and the ability to separate adults/child even for a short time during the evening. Location was key as it was only 2 blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro station. And, as we learned, the are plenty of dining options close by as well. Beds were comfortable and after a day filled with walking/sightseeing, we all slept great. The only negative I can report would be the bathroom. It was small, and the only was to vent steam was to open the window (privacy concern). Also saw several long hairs on the floor from a previous occupant. Makes you wonder how much effort was put into cleaning. All in all would stay again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Kacem O, Front Desk Supervisor at The River Inn, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found your room to be a comfortable place to unwind after seeing the sites! We are sorry that you had an issue with the cleanliness of your bathroom; your input is extremely valuable to us, and for that I would like you to contact me directly so we can talk about this matter. Once again thank you for your review and I hope to see you at The River Inn again.
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

We stayed here for 3 months and feel like we were at home.
Hotel staff all very good.
Restaurant super well attended and the food excellent.
Location very good, we can go walking everywhere.
I recommend!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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2 Thank fernanda f
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Kacem O, Front Desk Supervisor at The River Inn, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Thank you very much for this kind sentiment. We are very proud of the service our staff provides and the home-style amenities each room and hotel offers, I am overjoyed to hear that you had a wonderful time during your extended stay at The River Inn.
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Our daughter goes to GW, so we were looking for a nearby hotel that we could make our "own". This is definately the place! Each room has a kitchen and then a variety of bedroom configurations. We usually walk to the nearby Whole Foods and pick up things for breakfast; the Inn supplies coffee beans, a grinder and coffee maker as well. There is a very nice restaurant on premises where the waiter remembers our name. And the front desk staff is always so helpful and kind. We can walk everywhere on the GW campus, and the Washington Mall as well. If you would like a comfortable, convenient, reasonably priced place, this is highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Kacem O, Front Desk Supervisor at The River Inn, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review! We are very fortunate to be located in the heart of the historic Foggy Bottom; our hotel is just two blocks from GW’s campus and within this area are many great shopping and dining options. I am so happy to hear that you had pleasant experiences with not only the Front desk staff but the Dish+drinks restaurant we have here at the lobby staff as well. We take pride in our staff and our facilities here at The River Inn, so I am delighted to hear that both were at your liking. We look forward to being your home away from home throughout your daughter’s tenure at GW!
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Property: The River Inn
Address: 924 25th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2152
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Washington DC
#7 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#14 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#15 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — The River Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 126
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