Nestled among quaint town houses on a quiet side street a short walk away from the Kennedy Center, Georgetown, the White House, and the Foggy Bottom Metro station, The River Inn is a comfortable refuge for all sorts except rabble-rousers. Most of the units in the all-suite property are studios, in which the bedroom and living room are combined; 31 units, the Potomac Suites, are one-bedrooms, which are roomier and include a king-size bed and a second TV in the separate bedroom. All guest rooms provide a full kitchen, bed topped with pillowtop mattress, cushy armchair, a sophisticated decor, and a sleep sofa. Upper floor suites offer views of the Potomac River and two, nos. 702 and 802 catch sight of the Washington Monument. Complimentary bikes (based on availability), on-site coin-operated laundry machines, and an especially gracious staff are among the pluses that keep the inn steeped in bookings from happy repeat customers.
- Elise Hartman Ford