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4.2 out of 5

"The hotel is near the George Washington University. It is close to many great restaurants and walking distance to the monuments. It was clean and the ... " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 01 Apr 2021

Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near George Washington University

City center stay

At this Foggy Bottom hotel, you'll be well placed to visit George Washington University and George Washington University Hospital, both within a 5-minute walk. Also, Kennedy Center is within half a mile (1 km) and National Mall is within 2 miles (3 km).

Business services

This hotel features a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas, laundry service, and valet parking. A terrace, a lobby fireplace, and luggage storage are also on offer.

Free WiFi, kitchens

The 125 guestrooms feature well-equipped kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, and microwaves, as well as TVs with cable channels. Free WiFi, iPod docks, and room service are also available.

Studio, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$135* Per night/room Jun 28 - Jun 29

One Bedroom King Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

One Bedroom Double Suite

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom (Potomac)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 Bedroom, Accessible

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom (Potomac)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The River Inn ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The River Inn

Everyone (7) Couples (1) Family (2)
5 out of 5
The hotel is near the George Washington University. It is close to many great restaurants and walking distance to the monuments. It was clean and the staff were great. The restaurant on site is closed due to Covid, but hopefully that will change soon. We enjoyed our stay.

Posted by on Apr 1, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 5, 2021 by Will

Thank you for your amazing 5-star review of The River Inn! We are so glad to hear that the location, cleanliness, and staff at the hotel made your stay a memorable one.

3 out of 5
There was no parking. One of my nights staying there I circled the block for over an hour looking for on street parking. My room was loud, both nights there was some noise coming across the windows and it was hard to sleep. The bathtub had hair left from the previous renter. The dishes in the kitchen were dirty. For 100 plus a night you should have a clean bed, clean kitchen, and a parking space. I learned my lesson. I’ll go with a name brand hotel chain next time.

Posted by on Jan 22, 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 28, 2019

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4 out of 5
Rooms are a little spare or understated, which is more a matter of personal taste than of value. Here’s one criticism: the room has a table/desk that one can write on or eat at (across from kitchenette) with a table lamp and overhead light. On the same window wall is a couch with NO lamp. So if you want to read at night, you have to either be at the desk or lie on the bed, the only furniture in the room with lighting. Why not a floor lamp near the couch?

Posted by on Jul 8, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 10, 2019

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5 out of 5
Gooooood place and beautiful hotel but the parking not free

Posted by , from saudi arabia on Aug 22, 2018

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2 out of 5
1st time in DC - family trip. Chose The River Inn for room size, kitchen, Metro nearby, good reviews. * Booked "1 bdrm dbl suite" (fam of 5 & grandparent). * Very courteous desk staff & porter. Luggage taken up to room. * 1st impression of room: Thank God it's large enough, but, what is this old decor? Not new "Retro Style Decor" just OLD drab decor. Everything gold, wallpaper, carpet. Gold & orange curtains w/rod coming off wall @$250+/night? * Large flat screen TV on large cabinet. Huge desk. Look newer. * Bedroom decor - same gold decor xcept white bedding. Very comfortable beds. TV. Newer dresser, large drawers. Large dbl closet. * Bright bathroom as pictured on website. No exhaust fan. Heavy metal window in shower almost took fingers off on 2 diff people when it fell down suddenly while trying to open it. Windowsill gets wet, been poorly repaired w/wood putty. Narrow tiny tub. Metal soap dish hilariously placed to hit your hip & rear at every turn. * Couch - older, worn, flat cushions, uncomfortable. Unbearable sleeper sofa mattress. * Old kitchen - old 2 burner countertop stove. Microwave, Keurig, & toaster all plugged in w/ext cord in cabinet! Stuck drawer, handle came off. * Website totes: "Coffee service includes: fresh beans, grinder & machine in-room" What? No. * "Separate Dressing Rooms w/ Granite Vanities" - the poorly lit small granite counter next to bathroom door w/no plug? * "Upscale, spacious suites". Spacious? Yes. Upscale? No! * Stay there again? No.

Posted by on Apr 6, 2018

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5 out of 5

Just a quick trip

Pros: The room, staff, and location.
Cons: To me, it's very minor, but the carpet just inside the room may need a cleaning or replacement.
Location: Perfect location if you're going to the Kennedy Center and very near a Metro stop.
My daughters and I needed a place to stay that was near the Kennedy Center and reasonably priced. The River Inn was perfect for us. It's near the Foggy Bottom Metro stop and is a very short walk to the Kennedy Center. We felt very safe in the area. We even walked from the Lincoln Memorial to the Inn. Our room was bigger than expected with a queen bed, pull-out sofa and even a kitchenette. It was all very clean. The desk staff were friendly and very helpful and the housekeeping staff always greeted us. The parking valet was very polite and friendly, too. We had breakfast one morning and it was more than I could eat. We ordered off the menu but you can also get the continental buffet. Our servers were very nice. The next time I go to DC, I will definitely stay here again!

Posted by , from New Hampshire on Feb 19, 2018

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5 out of 5

Good location and facilities!

Pros: Very nice room and the bathroom.
Cons: Even less price...
Location: You can walk to every area in Washington....
Was a very pleasant and comfortable room and the price was right for my budget!!!

Posted by , from PR on Nov 27, 2017

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 1550 square feet (144 square meters) and includes conference space. A fitness center, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly The River Inn. Parking is available for a fee. This 3.5-star Washington hotel is smoke free.

  • 125 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • 1550 sq ft of conference space
  • 144 sq m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) (9.6 km / 5.9 mi)
  • Train station: Washington Union Station (8.4 km / 5.2 mi)
  • Metro station: Foggy Bottom Station (0.4 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The River Inn offers 125 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and video-game consoles. Televisions come with premium cable channels. Accommodations at this 3.5-star hotel have kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include safes and complimentary bottled water. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • In-room kitchen
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Gaming console
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM and on weekends from 8:00 AM to noon.

The River Inn has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golfing nearby

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Food and water bowls are available


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, and window guards

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 50.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 14 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 50.00 per night (in/out privileges)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • River Inn
  • River Inn Washington
  • River Hotel Washington Dc
  • The River Hotel Washington Dc
  • The River Inn Hotel
  • The River Inn Washington
  • The River Inn Hotel Washington
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.