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The River Inn

The River Inn is pet friendly! Pets of any size are welcome for no additional fee. Rooms that accept pets are located on the first two floors. Both dogs are cats are allowed, and well-behaved pets may be left in the room unattended for short periods of time. There is a fenced dog park within a 5-minute walk from the property.
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Room Types
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    • 1 double bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • No pet fee
    • 2 double beds, 1 sofa bed
    • Up to 5 people
    • No pet fee
    • 1 sofa bed, 1 queen bed
    • Up to 3 people
    • No pet fee
    • 1 sofa bed, 1 queen bed
    • Up to 3 people
    • No pet fee
    • 2 bedrooms
    • Up to 4 people
    • No pet fee
    • 2 bedrooms
    • Up to 6 people
    • No pet fee
    • 1 king bed, 1 sofa bed
    • Up to 4 people
    • No pet fee
OUR GUARANTEE: Book a room now! Our canine concierge will make sure you’re assigned a pet-friendly room, so there aren’t any surprises at check-in.


The River Inn is uniquely nestled among a row of Grand Old Townhouses in historic Foggy Bottom one of Washington*s premier neighborhoods. Each of the suites decorated in contemporary earth tones and oversized pieces offer the perfect retreat at the end of one*s day. Each room has a fully equipped kitchen with marble floor a living area with a wall of windows overlooking the city with river views a pull out sleeper sofa if needed and various bedding arrangements in each suite. The one-bedroom suites feature complimentary high-speed Internet access while the corporate suites have data ports or Web TV.

Health & Safety

Safe Stay: The River Inn has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place. Masks and hand sanitizer are provided to guests, and rooms are disinfected between each stay and sealed after cleaning. Social distancing measures are in place, as well as physical barriers between staff and guests. Contactless check-in and check-out are available. Hotel staff are required to wear masks.


  • Television
  • Pet Friendly
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Parking Available
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Laundry Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Non-Smoking Property


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

The River Inn has received a rating of 4.7 out of 5 bones by 17 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 2,331 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Geoff
    Feb. 25, 2021
    Great value

    Great location and convenient overnight parking at a reasonable rate. Perfect for a quick stopover in DC.

  • Annabel
    Dec. 16, 2020
    Good location and clean.

    Coffee maker didn’t work, not as well stocked kitchen as expected, no dog bowls available. Staff was friendly.

  • Alicia
    Dec. 9, 2020
    Good customer service

    The customer service here is outstanding. Had some trouble with a room and the front desk staff was more than helpful. Rooms are clean and spacious and me and my two large dogs were as comfy as could be.

  • Daniel
    Nov. 20, 2020

    Beautiful room great location

  • Peter
    Oct. 1, 2020
    Comfortable and Welcoming

    Room was clean, comfortable bed, very dog friendly, dog park one block away, Everything worked though they should put vent/fans in bathrooms, pleasant place to stay, will book again

  • Travis
    Mar. 16, 2020
    Chill location

    Perfect for my dog. Great part of town near a dog park. Room was spacious & dog friendly. Will definitely stay again when in the area.

  • Mitch
    Mar. 9, 2020
    Urban Haven for Doggie!

    Stayed 2 nights with my Labrador. From the doorman to the desk staff, everyone welcomed us warmly. Hotel was clean, large room with comfy bed and a great location in D.C., just three blocks from coffee, restaurants and a market. Lots of grassy islands for doggie business. I stayed on a weekend so was able to park on the street within two blocks. Otherwise it's a two hour limit and your alternative is $50 a day valet. We would definitely return!

  • Maddie
    Mar. 8, 2020
    Amazing location, super-dog friendly

    What a beautiful gem this was! Located 3 mins from a dog park. The room was spacious, clean, and our dog loved it. The staff was so friendly and was so nice to our. Also, the location can’t be beat. Quaint and quiet neighborhood easily walkable to all things fun. We’ll be back for sure!

  • Scott
    Feb. 5, 2020
    Perfect accommodations for our time in DC.

    The River Inn provided the perfect place for our stay as we travelled from Florida to Rhode Island. The rooms were very comfortable and provided all the amenities we needed to enjoy out stay in the nation’s capital.

  • Bruce
    Jan. 18, 2020
    Perfect Location in DC, Terrific Property

    The River Inn is located in Washington's "West End" near Foggy Bottom Metro, a short walk to Georgetown, as well as a short walk to upper Connecticut Avenue , Dupont Circle and other choice destinations. The property itself is lovely - - formerly an apartment building, now rehabbed and converted to premium lodging in a premium neighborhood. This was one of the nicest places we stayed in our trip from New England to Florida. Excellent service and warm hospitality. Nice restaurant in premises.

  • Christine
    Nov. 26, 2019
    Great location, huge rooms

    This hotel is in an awesome spot -- walking distance to a ton of DC's biggest monuments. It's also only a 5 minute walk to the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro Station. With their first-time stay discount, the value is absolutely higher than the cost. The rooms are huge because it was previously an apartment complex. We were able to leave our dog in the room for a few hours without being required to crate him. The reason for knocking off one star is primarily due to the lack of parking. They offer valet parking for $42/night, and the nighttime staff was not super knowledge and/or helpful in directing us to cheaper alternatives. There are a number of public garages within walking distance that charge about $20 less per night. Our dog also had a minor allergic reaction to whatever detergent or fabric softener they use on the bed linens, but that's not necessarily the hotel's fault, and it was quickly resolved with Benadryl and keeping him off the bed. Checkout is at noon, which gives a little extra time to make the most of your visit compared to other hotels, and the front desk stores bags after checkout for free.

  • Mallory
    Oct. 9, 2019
    Great location! Gorgeous room! amazing staff!

    This was a last minute stop when I was too tired to keep driving. After a poor sleep in a less than nice dog friendly hotel I was over the moon to pull up to this place. Finally a dog friendly hotel where I didn’t have to give up luxury and location for having my pup without paying an arm and a leg.

    It was so affordable, no pet fee. Definitely coming back.

    Parking fee is $50 valet. Well worth it!

  • Marit
    More than a year ago
    5 Bones for The River Inn

    The River Inn was very friendly and helpful leading up to our stay. They provided a map of dog friendly parks in the area and gave suggestions for restaurants and things to do. Our room was very spacious and offered plenty of room for our pup. Would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Drew
    More than a year ago
    Great place close to everything

    Me and my 70 lb doberman stayed here for four nights around Halloween 2017 and it was excellent. I don't know if it's standard with the rooms but I booked the cheapest available and it had a full (small) kitchen and was incredibly spacious. I was expecting a $25 dollar per night pet fee but when I checked in they said that pets stay free. They keep their pet friendly rooms to the bottom two floors for convenience as well as to keep the upper floors allergen free. There was a back entrance to the stairwell which was super convenient as the lobby was a bit small and could get pretty crowded at times. The neighborhood is super walkable with tons of dogs around, there's a metro station about 3 blocks away and if you want to walk it's only about a mile and half walk to the national mall, which I did not realize before going is also dog friendly. There's even a small dog park for the neighborhood about a block away from the hotel.

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