Foggy Bottom

The River Inn

Karl Klockars
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • A home-away-from-home ambiance on a quiet Foggy Bottom street
  • Close to Georgetown & the Kennedy Center
  • All rooms are suites, with microwaves & full-size fridges
  • The in-house restaurant is well priced & bike rentals are free

"#16 of 130 Washington DC hotels" --
Enjoyed This
(7 Member Ratings)
"The wonderful location near the Metro and the Kennedy Center"
Dec 18, 2016
Earlysville, VA, USA

Map & Directions

The hotel is 30 minutes by taxi from Dulles International Airport. For those who opt to arrive by car, valet parking is available (extra charge applies).

Rooms & Rates

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Hidden on a quiet, tree-lined street by The George Washington University campus, The River Inn is a great find with modest room prices. Georgetown and the Kennedy Center are a 10- to 15-minute walk away, and there are bikes available to borrow for free.

The area is a little sleepy in the evenings, but the well-priced on-site restaurant and bar, DISH drinks, has a lovely atmosphere and offers inventive American fare, such as steamed Maine mussels and coconut shrimp.

The restaurants in Dupont Circle are no more than 20 minutes away on foot. It’s a similar distance from the White House and a little further from the Lincoln Memorial. Be sure to check out the C&O Canal National Historic Park (a five-minute bike ride away). Foggy Bottom metro station is only two blocks.

This friendly little place has a home-away-from-home feel. Looking for somewhere special? Just ask the cheerful staff -- they’re happy to help with directions and recommendations.

The two room types -- the Corporate studio or a one-bedroom Potomac Suite -- have 12-foot panoramic windows, living rooms and kitchens (all have a microwave and full-size fridge). Accommodations are classically styled and comfy, with plenty of space. Pets are welcome (extra charge applies), and coin-operated laundry machines are available for those on longer stays. There’s also a 24-hour small gym and a business center.

Explore all of what the Capital City has to offer with top attractions like award-winning wineries and historic Potomac river cruises to fine-dining experiences just steps from The White House.

From the press:
  • "The River Inn is a sweet little secret" -- Frommer's



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children under 18 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge. Extra bed available on request, for children and adults: $20 per day. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged a $150 non-refundable fee. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Fees: A Valet Parking Fee of $40 including tax (with unlimited in and out privileges) applies per day and will be added to your bill directly at the hotel. This rate is subject to change at the discretion of the property.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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Enjoyed This
(7 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The River Inn (part of Modus Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
Nice place, room was a bit dated but acceptable. Bathroom was very nice.
Patrick Mar 23, 2017 Horseheads, NY, USA
Enjoyed Most
The wonderful location near the Metro and the Kennedy Center
Other Comments
The front desk was very congenial and informative.
Linda Dec 18, 2016 Earlysville, VA, USA

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