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924 25th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2152
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 19/11/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 153 hotels in Washington DC
Travelers' Choice

Looking for a place to stay in Washington DC? Then look no further than The River Inn, a quaint hotel that brings the best of Washington DC to your doorstep.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at The River Inn offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including a 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service. Guests of The River Hotel are also welcome to enjoy a fitness center and breakfast, located on site. For travelers arriving by car, parking is available.

Close to some of Washington DC's most popular landmarks, such as Ford's Theatre (1.5 mi) and Bureau of Engraving and Printing (1.6 mi), The River Inn is a great destination for tourists.

If you like steakhouses, The River Inn is conveniently located near The Capital Grille, Joe's Seafood Prime Steak & Stone Crab, and The Palm Washington DC.

Should time allow, Georgetown, White House, and "The Exorcist" Steps are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at The River Inn as you experience everything Washington DC has to offer.

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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Kids stay free
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Paid private parking on-site
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Kids' meals
Vending machine
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Residential Neighborhood
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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kswhite1 wrote a review Today
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania5 contributions1 helpful vote
I decided to call the hotel directly and was so happy I did! Brandi was a doll to work with taking our reservation. I had some specific needs/wants that she was able to accomodate graciously. Hunter at check in and Emanuel our valet were also very kind and accomodating with our day to day requests. Room was clean and quiet. Plenty of towels and extra pillows!! We will be back. We were treated like old friends in this lovely boutique (not a chain) hotel!! And, the location was perfect, great walking neighborhood close to everything!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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crothblum wrote a review Nov 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia3 contributions5 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
I spent eight nights at the River Inn and can't say enough good things about it. The staff are incredibly responsive, personable, and accommodating - from Will at check-in to Ashley, Brandy, and Saeed (sorry for misspelling your name!), all of whom went out of their way to be helpful - including providing dog bowls for my pup. My room was clean, super-comfy bed with good quality linens and nice thick towels. The location can't be beat - Metro, Trader Joes and Whole Foods just blocks away, easy walk to Georgetown and the Potomac River trail.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Trip type: Traveled on business
Filippo L wrote a review Nov 2021
1 contribution
We stayed for couple of nights, and the River was a nice discovery! From the staff that welcomed us, very friendly! The room was big and with kitchen, large sitting room, huge spaces. The bed very comfortable. Indeed a place that I would love to visit again when in town. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
karenandr0bert wrote a review Nov 2021
State College, Pennsylvania1 contribution
After a two-year travel hiatus, it was great to return to the River Inn and see that it was still as good as we remembered from previous visits. Upon entering the hotel, we were warmly greeted by Brandy and Deja. They went out of their way to accommodate us making us feel like friends, not merely guests. When we got to our room, Hunter had provided us with snacks that added to our enjoyment. We were also impressed with the cordial customer service and warm demeanor provided by Saif in the lobby. The general manager, Ian, should be proud of his exemplary staff in an industry that has suffered and is rebuilding after Covid.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Ehaab Abdou wrote a review Nov 2021
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My mom and I have been staying at the River Inn for an extended stay of several months this year and last year. We couldn’t have asked for anything better! We feel right at home here with such helpful, friendly, kind, compassionate, genuine, and sincere staff on all levels of the operation ! Thanks to Ian, Ashley, Brandie, Will, Deja, Hunter, Jessica and her amazing team, the whole engineering team, as well as Mr B, Emmanuel, Seif, Shah and everyone else here! Highly recommended if you’re looking for an amazing hotel, a wonderful location in the heart of Foggy Bottom, and a simply amazing professional friendly caring bunch of people working here who will truly make you feel right at home the moment you step into the reception! Thank you again and again to the whole River Inn family!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
US$127 - US$341 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The River Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The River Inn?
Nearby attractions include Lafayette Square (0.3 km), The Next Whisky Bar (0.3 km), and Watergate Complex (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The River Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The River Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The River Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The River Inn?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The River Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier, Kingbird, and CIRCA at Foggy Bottom.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The River Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The River Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The River Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The River Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to The River Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Arlington National Cemetery (2.9 km), Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens (4.7 km), and Ford's Theatre (2.4 km).