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“Best location. Best value for money.”
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The River Inn
Ranked #14 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best location. Best value for money.”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

My 2nd home is the best way to describe this hotel. The location is graet 4 minutes from foggy bottom metro station, and 10 minutes from wonderfull georgetown and washington harbor. No problem to walk at night. The room is very big with full kitchen. The staff were grate and help us very much.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Manager924, Front Office Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Greetings!
Thank you for letting the world know we have the best location in D.C., the best value for your money, and that The River Inn is your second home. Our location is so convenient to almost everything that you don’t have to venture far to get around or to have fun. Also we sincerely appreciate your compliments regarding our staff; we aim to please.
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

This place is in the right location and close to everything GWU , Downtown DC , Georgetown , Arlington and Alexandria and is PET FRIENDLY
Close to the Metro Station and the area has a lot taxis.
The food was great at The Dish restaurant and the staff were above expectations. They we very friendly specially Kacem who gave me very helpfull information on almost everything.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Manager924, Front Office Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Mohammed R your five star review is well received and we're so grateful you took time to post it! Thank you for specifically mentioning Kacem; he's tops when it comes to guest satisfaction and providing information about the city. Also, thank you for highlighting our restaurant DISH+DRINKS. The food is wonderful with an atmosphere to match. Once again we appreciate your praises and we hope you come again!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2013

I was not expecting the hotel to be on such a cute residential street of rowhouses. Nor did I expect the suite I had booked to be literally as big as a one bedroom apartment! It included a bedroom with king-size bed and flat screen TV, closet, dresser, two night stands (plenty of storage). There was a dressing area outside of bathroom. The living/dining room was large with a wall of windows and sectional sofa bed, flat screen TV, large desk, table and 3 chairs plus more and the décor was good. The kitchen was small and old but very clean. Bathroom likewise is old but clean and has some charm (marble floor, pedestal sink).
The employees were so friendly. Location is on GW campus, so not very close to tourist attractions (e.g. 0.9 miles to Lincoln memorial) but lively and only 5 minute walk to Metro stop. I loved being close to a certain large chain organic-food grocery store.
Best of all was the value. Just incredible, which is why I give this 5 stars. It's not a high-end luxury hotel but quite comfortable, spacious, clean, friendly, good location and really unexpected great value.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Manager924, Front Office Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Hello! We're so happy that you were pleasantly surprised. Many people come to The River Inn and feel the same way you do about the location and its proximity to local businesses, the spaciousness of our suites, and most of all-the hospitality by our staff. Please make The River Inn your second home whenever you're in the area!
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Excellent location, great access to the Metro or a 15 - 20 min walk to the Lincoln Memorial.
A spacious room with small kitchen. The staff are friendly and helpful being a small hotel they know their guests. The rooms are spacious and clean and excellent value. The neighbourhood is a quiet residential area the Foggy Bottom Historical District. my wife and I will return to Washington and will stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manager924, Front Office Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
The title of your review "we will stay here again" says it all and we thank you. We're so happy you found your suite spacious and clean, the staff helpful, and the neighborhood to your liking. It sounds like The River Inn will definitely be your second home when you and your wife return to D.C. and we look forward to your next visit; until then please take care!
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Los Angeles, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Very good value in a well-kept but aging property in Foggy Bottom. Large 1 bedroom suite, good kitchen, comfortable beds, clean bathroom. Good location for Metro Access to DC. Decent restaurant choices in and around the GWU campus. Don't ask about parking.

Very helpful and friendly staff, even as a fire alarm forced the guests outside in an ungodly hour before dawn on a cold spring day. We didn't try the restaurant--the nearby whole foods market made it painless to shop for food and the kitchen had everything we n

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Manager924, Front Office Manager at The River Inn, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Thank you for taking time to review The River Inn. We appreciate all the good things you said about our hotel and the surrounding area. I do remember the day when another guest accidentally pulled the fire alarm during the early morning hours causing most guests to evacuate; I'm truly sorry for that inconvenience. Once again, thank you for your review and please come back and stay at The River Inn!
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We stayed at the River Inn for four nights. It is located in a leafy residential area within easy reach of Georgetown and the The Mall by either bike (supplied free by the hotel) or by foot. Metro close by. Rooms are spacious and comfortable with a good sized kitchen - coffee beans and grinder supplied. Breakfasted on a couple of occasions in the restaurant - excellent food and service. Hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. Difficult to fault except for rather noisy air-conditioning - but this was a minor irritation. Really good value for money. Will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Jonathan M
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Kacem O, Front Desk Supervisor at The River Inn, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Greetings!
Thank you for your generous review. I am grateful to the Historic Foggy Bottom area for its leafy residential atmosphere as it makes our location very memorable. I always thought having complimentary bikes for our guests was a smooth touch by The River Inn, and I’m glad you liked our spacious comfortable rooms. I want to thank you again for your generous review and for recognizing our staff. We look forward to host you again.
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

stayed here for 2 nights as we were looking at Georgetown U and G Washington U for our daughter. we got a suite for a very reasonable price. The rooms were large, very clean and had a great view of the river. There was a small kitchen as well as a dining area so we could get food from Whole Foods close by and eat at our leisure. The front desk staff were very good and even allowed us some extra time on the day of check out. Its a small hotel, which we like, so dont go if you want a huge hotel with 5 star amenities. we found it excellent value and would definitely stay here again

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Kacem O, Front Desk Supervisor at The River Inn, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Thank you for your staying with us and for your review. I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed our spacious rooms and utilized our kitchen for your convenience. Our team is going to be thrilled when they hear that their efforts did not go unnoticed. I hope the extended check out gave you enough time to get ready for your departure. I wish the best for your daughter, and that she found the university that she was looking for. Once again, thank you for your review and we can’t wait to host you again.
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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:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Washington DC
#7 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#14 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#15 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The River Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 126
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