by Lissa Poirot
The Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C. is a sleepy area near George Washington University and a Metro stop, and one of my favorite neighborhoods to visit when I’m in town with the kids. It feels safe, and it’s only a few blocks from the National Mall, the White House and dining in Georgetown and Dupont Circle. And whenever we go, we stay at the River Inn, a boutique, all-suite property that gives us room to spread out and options to eat in when we’re tired from a day of sightseeing.
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- All-suite hotel with full kitchens
- Complimentary bike rentals
- Pet-friendly accommodations
- Onsite Dining
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The all-suite hotel has two different room styles, and all units have full-size kitchens with microwaves and refrigerators. Potomac Suites offer views of the Potomac River from panoramic windows, and feature a bedroom with king bed and living room with a sofa bed. Corporate Suites have a bedroom with a queen bed and a living room with a sofa bed. Both variations also include 25-inch flat-screen TVs, desks, dressing rooms, and coffeemakers and grinders.
We were very pleased with every aspect of our stay at The River Inn, from the pleasant and accommodating service to the clean, comfortable and spacious room, to the convenient location. It is a place that inspires return visits and referrals to friends and family.
by Alessandro B
Perfect location for visiting Washington, just few minutes walk from Lincoln memorial and the White House. Grocery store, cafes and restaurants also just beside the corner. The staff was exceptionally friendly, kind and helpful. Strongly recommended.
As a typical city hotel, the River Inn does not provide activities for families, but instead serves as a comfortable place to rest between sightseeing in the city.
The hotel does, however, provide complimentary two-hour bike rentals (based on first-come, first-serve availability) to enjoy a leisurely ride on the C&O Canal bike trail.
DISH + drinks, the hotel's cozy onsite restaurant, serves American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It also provides room service to guests. Breakfast is available from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. during the week and 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on weekends. Lunch is available from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily, and dinner is available every night but Sunday, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. during the week and until 11 p.m. on weekends.
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The hotel is pet-friendly and allows families to bring their pets for a non-refundable fee.
Coin-operated laundry facilities are available onsite.
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
The Art of Smart Timing
Washington, D.C. is a year-round destination, but the hotel's best deals can be found in the fall and early spring.
The River Inn is located less than a mile from the White House Lincoln Memorial and the National Mall. The hotel is two blocks from the Metro's Foggy Bottom stop, which is accessible via Ronald Reagan National Airport.
If driving, connect to Massachusetts Avenue and travel to 24th street. Valet parking is available for a fee.