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The River Inn

3.5-star hotel with restaurant, near George Washington University

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  • A good place to stay outside of downtown / mall areas . Bordering on Georgetown & GW…

    Oct 23, 2019

  • great place great location took long time for hot water to come on. stovetop did not…

    Mar 3, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to SafeStay (AHLA - USA) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Transport options
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 125 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • Self parking

For families

  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels

What’s around

  • In Foggy Bottom
  • George Washington University - 4 min walk
  • Kennedy Center - 11 min walk
  • National Mall - 17 min walk
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial - 18 min walk
  • Lincoln Memorial - 19 min walk
The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to June 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • One Bedroom Double Suite
  • One Bedroom King Suite
  • Studio, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom (Potomac)
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom (Potomac)
  • Room, 1 Bedroom, Accessible


  • In Foggy Bottom
  • George Washington University - 4 min walk
  • Kennedy Center - 11 min walk

What’s around


  • In Foggy Bottom
  • George Washington University - 4 min walk
  • Kennedy Center - 11 min walk
  • National Mall - 17 min walk
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial - 18 min walk
  • Lincoln Memorial - 19 min walk
  • White House - 20 min walk
  • Washington Monument - 30 min walk
  • National Museum of American History - 31 min walk
  • Georgetown University - 32 min walk
  • National Museum of Natural History - 35 min walk

Getting around

  • Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) - 15 min drive
  • Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) - 43 min drive
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) - 33 min drive
  • College Park, MD (CGS) - 33 min drive
  • Gaithersburg, MD (GAI-Montgomery County Airpark) - 34 min drive
  • Fort Meade, MD (FME-Tipton) - 32 min drive
  • Manassas, VA (MNZ-Manassas Regional) - 46 min drive
  • Alexandria Station - 13 min drive
  • New Carrollton Station - 16 min drive
  • Washington Union Station - 18 min drive
  • Foggy Bottom Station - 4 min walk
  • Farragut North Station - 16 min walk
  • Farragut West Station - 19 min walk

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 125 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets stay free
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (USD 35.40 per day; includes in/out privileges)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

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

Working away

  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1550
  • Conference space size (meters) - 144
  • One meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Elevator
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station
  • Video-game console

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Small print

Also known as

  • 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

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 35.40 per day with in/out privileges

Breakfast costs between USD 5 and USD 14 per person (approximately)


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, and window guards on site.

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).

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

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 50.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, The River Inn does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs USD 35.40 per day.
  • Yes, pets are welcome. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. The dining venue will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to June 1 2021 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Nottie Bianche (4-min walk), Marcel's (5-min walk), and District Commons (5-min walk).
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but MGM National Harbor (22-min drive) is nearby.
  • Have fun with nearby activities like cycling and hiking, and practice your swing on the nearby golf course. The River Inn also has a fitness center.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    New Years business trip

    Nice front desk person

    Taniqua S, 1 night business trip, Dec 31, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    All you could ask for in a quick DC visit

    Great staff, great location, and convenient parking.

    2 night family trip, Dec 23, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Very clean and comfortable!

    1 night romance trip, Nov 13, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Consistently excellent

    Always lives up to my high expectations. This was probably my 5th or 6th stay at the River Inn over the last few years. I love the layout of rooms with kitchenette; I love the comfort of the work/living areas and well-designed dressing area outside of bathroom. The service is fantastic and the location is perfect for downtown DC, the Mall, Georgetown and running routes along the river. My only downside is it's about 4 miles away from where my family now lives, so it's a bit of an effort to go back and forth.

    Susan, 2 night family trip, Oct 16, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The staff knew our names and our special visit reason for DC, allowed us a later checkout to accommodate our appointment time and cheered for us when we got a “yes” from immigration! We will never forget them.

    1 night romance trip, Oct 12, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Great Hotel

    We were very happy with the size of our room and the accommodations. The long counter with mirror beside the bathroom was very handy. We used the kitchen every day and it helped us save on our meal costs while we were in Washington for 5 days. The air conditioner was noisy at night cycling on and off so we turned it off and we were Comfortable. The bed was firm and very comfortable. We liked the Foggy Bottom neighborhood with the brick sidewalks and brick row houses. It was very handy to walk to the Metro and go wherever we wanted to go. We would stay there again.

    Debbie, 5 night trip, Oct 5, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    If you have a confirmed reservation, you should not have to try your luck at finding a place to park on the street two blocks from the hotel on a busy night. Additionally Expedia should disclose during the reservation process that $35 per night parking is offered by the hotel on their property. Unfortunately I found out too late after this parking was completely sold out.

    Josh, 1 night trip with friends, Sep 25, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Bathroom left a lot to be desired toilet way to small tub to tight and slippery. Parking not good for larger vehicle

    2 night trip, Sep 25, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    great stay

    Great stay

    Gloria, 1 night trip, Sep 24, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    had high hopes but not great

    We were there to drop our son at school. Beautiful lobby with a really nice bar-that was closed. The room we booked was a king suite. Great views, but when we pulled out the sofa bed, there was a used Q-tip and there were rat glue traps under the bed which was alarming. The place needs updating. The area seems nice, but there were rats running everywhere after dark. Freaked me out.

    Christine, 2 night family trip, Aug 16, 2020

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