4.4 out of 5

"this hotel is perfectly located near GW, Georgetown and close enough to Lincoln Center. loved the kitchen and extra space in the room. we will be ba ... " More

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Hotel Description

Attractions within a 20-minute walk of this 3.5-star Foggy Bottom hotel include Lincoln Memorial and Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

The River Inn puts you in the heart of Washington, within a 20-minute stroll of popular places like George Washington University and White House. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, and in-room kitchens and free WiFi.

All 125 rooms feature TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy iPod docks, sofa beds, and coffee/tea makers. In-room dining is easy with kitchens that come equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops. Additionally, free newspapers, video-game consoles, and safes are available.

For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own bar/lounge. Business travelers can take advantage of conference space and a meeting room. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a fitness center, and laundry facilities. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Studio, 1 Queen Bed with Sofabed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$139 per night

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 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom (Potomac)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The River Inn ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

perfect location

Pros: the large space between the bed and couch! bathroom has been renovated.
Cons: kitchen needs creamer for coffee. (only downside!)
this hotel is perfectly located near GW, Georgetown and close enough to Lincoln Center. loved the kitchen and extra space in the room. we will be back!

Posted by , from Rhode Island on Feb 21, 2017

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5 out of 5

Quaint & convenient with excellent service!

We enjoyed our stay at the spacious and very clean River Inn. Rooms were immaculate, if aging, and the service and location were outstanding.

Posted by , from Tennessee on Sep 13, 2016

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1 out of 5

Stay Anywhere Else But River Inn

Pros: N/A
Cons: Level of professionalism from all staff. Bedding Decor and facilities
I was booked for a four night stay in July 2015 with my husband and child. We checked in very late and the Night Manager was appallingly unprofessional, rude and sexist. The reservation was booked in my name but he refused to communicate with me telling me instead that he was speaking to my husband not to me! Anytime I attempted to talk to him about my reservation and checking in, his rude, misogynistic, condescending response was "Oh woman!" If it wasn't past midnight I would have left then and found other accommodation; however, we had just driven more than four hours to Washington DC with our young child and were tired. I made reservations immediately for another hotel (the amazing Omni Shoreham) and checked out the next day. I reported the Night Manager to the General Manager the next day, and he and his day staff were very apologetic and sympathetic in their handling of the matter. However, the damage was done and I refused to stay. Additionally, the premises are very run down. There was peeling paint on the walls and ceilings. Old, rusty stove hubs and broken cabinets. The bed was terribly uncomfortable also (I think it was a thin, coil mattress - horrible)! The GM agreed to refund me for the night I stayed at the hotel, as a good will gesture for the very poor experience we had. Three months later, I am still chasing after the refund!

Posted by , from Bermuda on Oct 27, 2015

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5 out of 5

Hotel short cab ride from memorials

Pros: The staff was very friendly and the junior suites were very spacious.
Cons: Their heating system should be updated. They can only run either the a/c or the heat.
Location: Short cab ride to Lincoln Memorial, a good starting point to view the Washington Mall area.
My sister & I brought our Dad, a Korean War Veteran, to DC to see the Korean War Memorial. We stayed at the River Inn which was a beautiful, friendly hotel. My sister and I were very comfortable. My Dad, being over 80, liked his suite, but was very cold. The Inn is old and can only run either the a/c or the heat. The heat hadn't been turned on yet in mid-October and DC experienced colder than normal temps the few days before we arrived. The staff was helpful and supplied an electric heater for my Dad which kept the bedroom comfortably warm. The hotel's restaurant, Dish, was very convenient and the food was delicious. Breakfast portions were just right and reasonably priced for the city. The Inn also offers a checklist of snacks that they will pick-up from a nearby market and store in your kitchen. We actually took the walk to the market ourselves and picked up what we wanted, but a great idea if you're too busy to go yourself. We all also felt very safe walking in the inn's neighborhood at night.

Posted by , from Central Massachusetts on Oct 23, 2015

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4 out of 5
Excellent location. Modern amenities in a casual neighborhood setting. Close to metro and GWU.

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015

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4 out of 5

Grand stay in a modest hotel.

I spent a weekend with daughter who was moderating a panel at the Kennedy Center. This was a comfortable spot close to the action.

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015

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5 out of 5

Terrific hotel in Foggy Bottom!

Ended up at the River Inn because of its good price & positive reviews. I got a lovely modern room with a nice view of the local area for a very reasonable price. Located only two blocks from a Metro stop & plenty of wonderful restaurants near George Washington University. Could not ask for a better place for the business traveler! Full kitchen also makes this a good option for families. I'll definitely be returning here on future business trips to DC ...

Posted by , from Richmond, VA on Jul 2, 2013

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5 out of 5

Great location

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
The hotel is close to Metro, restaurants, grocery store. The front desk, housekeeping and doorman were all very friendly and always smiling. The bed was comfy and room very roomy. Good lighting, small kitchen and beautiful bathroom, lots of mirrors and windows

Posted by , from Fort Lauderdale, FL on Mar 7, 2013

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4 out of 5

The staff is fabulous

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet, metro nearby
From the minute we walked in the staff did everything to please us. The room was pleasant and very clean. It's well situated, very near the Foggy Bottom metro stop, which makes getting around a breeze. Whenever we used a cab the concierage called they took us a direct route not some tour of the city. Ha. That's service.

Posted by , from Nashville on Oct 31, 2012

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4 out of 5

Service is outstanding

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, staff
From the moment we walked into the lobby we were treated with respect and a manner to fulfill all our needs. It's an ideal place in foggy bottom with a metro 2 blocks away (five mnute walk). The suites (living area and kitchenette) were very well thought out and in good condition. Would recommend this hotel to everyone. The restuarant also had a decent little menu for breakfast and dinner and the prices were reasonable.

Posted by , from Nashville on Oct 17, 2012

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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 facilities
  • 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
  • Sofa bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) (8.8 km / 5.5 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge
  • Metro station: Foggy Bottom Station (0.4 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Train station: Washington Union Station (4.8 km / 3 mi)

Room Amenities

The River Inn offers 125 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and video-game consoles. Televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Accommodations at this 3.5-star hotel have kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, 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 irons/ironing boards. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • In-room kitchen
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • IPod dock
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Gaming console
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast for a fee.

The River Inn has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Activities

The River Inn has a fitness center with cardio equipment. Three miles away is the 18-hole East Potomac Park Golf Course at Hains Point, perched on the banks of the Potomac River. It has a two-tier driving range, as well as a miniature golf course that's on the National Register of Historic Places. Rock Creek Park, also three miles from the hotel, is a 1,800-acre oasis with hiking and biking trails, a nature center/planetarium, and remnants of Civil War forts. Trail rides are available through the Rock Creek Park Horse Center. The park has 15 soft-surface and 10 hard-surface tennis courts; reservations are generally required. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

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

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets: USD 25.00 per pet, per night

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

Fees

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, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

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 8 and USD 12 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 40.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 25.00 per pet, per night

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

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