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The River Inn

The River Inn is pet friendly! Pets of any size are welcome for no additional fee. Both dogs are cats are allowed, but pets may not be left unattended in rooms. 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 queen bed and 1 double sofa bed
    • Up to 4 people
    • No pet fee
    • 1 king bed and 1 double sofa bed
    • Up to 4 people
    • No pet fee
    • 1 queen bed and 1 double sofa bed
    • Up to 3 people
    • No pet fee
    • 2 double beds and 1 double sofa bed
    • Up to 6 people
    • No pet fee
    • 2 double beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • No pet fee
    • 1 king bed and 1 double sofa bed
    • Up to 4 people
    • No pet fee
    • 1 king bed and 1 double sofa bed
    • Up to 5 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.


Suites at The River Inn feature beautiful views of the Potomac River, and conveniently located four blocks from the Kennedy Center, three blocks from the metro, and five blocks to the picturesque shops and restaurants of Georgetown. The National Mall, Smithsonian Institute, and White House are all just a quick metro ride away from your pied-à-terre in Washington DC.

Health & Safety

Safe Stay: The River Inn has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place.


  • Pet Friendly
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • 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 41 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 2,710 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Kristi
    Dec. 4, 2022
    Basic Room, decent location

    The hotel was nice, the staff was extremely kind, the rooms were basic like a La Quinta style room but has a kitchen.

  • Debra
    Oct. 12, 2022
    Quaint, Service Oriented Hotel

    Well, this hotel makes you feel like you stopped in to visit relatives. They treat you with such warmth and kindness. We had a camper van, a pup and it was absolutely no problem for them to valet our vehicle and gave us this awesome pet-friendly room on the 7th floor. The neighborhood is within minutes of George Washington University so you get the suburban yet vibrant feel. Plenty of dogs in the neighborhood and the folks on the street were super friendly. Will visit again when in town!

  • Diane
    Oct. 3, 2022
    Immaculate Accommodations!

    We spent the weekend in Washington DC/Georgetown. Every staff member was friendly, professional and great at their jobs! The room was very large for my family of 3 adult children and two dogs. It was very clean and the location was perfect for walking the dogs and getting to restaurants and shops. The In-N-Out parking made a rainy weekend easy and accommodating. What a perfect gem for us to return to and future travels! We will definitely be back and highly recommend this hotel!

  • Alma
    Aug. 31, 2022

    So kind to my dog. Very reasonable rates. Great suite. Caring staff. No pet fee! Great place if you’re going to see a show at the Kennedy Center.

  • Mark
    Jun. 30, 2022
    The visit was a delight

    We loved everything about our visit. The hotel was stylish and attractive, without being too fancy. The neighborhood was just perfect. Our room was roomy, fresh and clean and well-appointed. We especially appreciated the kitchenette, even on the short visit. Everyone on staff was super friendly and helpful. Our dog Happy gave it two paws up!

  • Stacey
    Apr. 27, 2022
    Great Location and Considerate Staff

    Fantastic block for dog walks, especially in spring. Staff learn your name immediately and take good care of you. Rooms are spacious, clean and comfy. My Goldens felt very welcome.

  • Tyrone
    Apr. 27, 2022
    Great location!

    Great stay, will be back!

  • Nicole
    Apr. 7, 2022
    Absolutely perfect!

    The location, the staff, the spacious room. I cannot say enough great things about the River Inn and the friendly people who work there. Dog bowls and treats are available along with a small dog park that is directly behind the hotel. About a 15 minute drive from the National Mall, which both myself and two dogs had a great time exploring. Definitely worth a stay here if you are visiting the DC area!

  • Barbara
    Mar. 6, 2022

    We loved our stay at The River Inn! Everyone was so helpful. Great location and thanks to Will we had a beautiful walk to the Lincoln Memorial and a fabulous dinner at Circa. His suggestions and map were 5 star. Our room was beautiful and the full kitchen was amazing! Brandy and Mr. B also made our stay feel like home away from home. We and our mini golden doodle had a great visit to D.C. thanks to this gem of a hotel!

  • Alison
    Nov. 22, 2021
    LOVED this place

    Perfect location, wonderful dog happy vibe, small dog park with playground just 2 streets over and overall a great experience. The room was perfect size for a family with teenagers and fur ball.

  • Edward
    Sep. 19, 2021
    Very dog friendly

    Did not feel out of place with our dog moving in and out of the lobby/hotel. Dog park is less than 3 minutes away, and a very nice amenity. Hotel accommodations served our needs perfectly, and wouldn’t hesitate rebooking!

  • Miguel
    Sep. 9, 2021
    Very cozy

    This was by far the best accommodation we have ever found that allows our two 100lb dogs. No fuss no problems at all. Very clean and friendly staff and establishment.

  • Tiffany
    Sep. 5, 2021
    Great location and customer service

    Andrea and co worker was extremely nice and had wonderful customer service. I would come and stay there because of them. 9/3-9/5/21

  • Alfred
    Aug. 17, 2021
    Excellent service, location, and room

    We had stayed at the hotel previously and were always impressed. This was the first time with our dog and yet again we could t be happier with everything. Highly recommended.

  • Susan
    Aug. 4, 2021
    Pup Loved Foggy Bottom, So Did We

    Lovely hotel. Oversized room with efficiency kitchen made it very handy to keep dog food (and snacks-wine) chilled. Perfect location near Geo. Washington University Hospital. I messed up the reservation date but front desk staff was gracious and made it right. Reasonably priced and no extra pet fee. Quaint neighborhood for dog walking. Lots of cafes with outdoor seating welcomed our pup. Would stay here again with or without my dog.

  • Lillian
    Jul. 8, 2021
    Great location

    Hotel staff very helpful and friendly!!!! Excellent locatio. There is a fenced small dog park nearby and a big dog park a few blocks away. CVS, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, 7 eleven and the metro all within walking distance. The tourist attractions like the Lincoln memorial and Georgetown are within walking distance. Hotel room is very spacious my dogs love it. It also has a kitchenette. Will definitely comeback with my dogs!!!!

  • Tracy
    Jul. 5, 2021
    Very relaxing

    Staff was very friendly and welcoming to my dog. We felt comfortable from the minute we walked in. Super relaxing front patio to hang out with your pet. Nice laid back neighborhood with Whole Foods in walking distance.

  • Jasmine
    May. 16, 2021
    Great overall!

    We really enjoyed our stay. The room was spacious, the staff were friendly, and it is in a great location. There are at least two dog parks close by. I would definitely stay again.

  • Maureen
    Apr. 15, 2021
    Visit April 12-14, 2021

    Pleasant suprise! Our room was clean, well maintained and even had a kitchenette!
    Park located 1/2 block from hotel for our Westie. Parking under hotel, extra security for use of elevator. Cheap! Located near GWU, metro, restaurants, Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. We will be back!!

  • 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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