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Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1430 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20005 (Logan Circle/ Shaw)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First of all.... when booking from out of town... there is no mention of a lack of parking..so $42 extra to park... before we even got the keys.... ok..then we get to our king size deluxe.... but no.... it's a double queen dirty room...with shabby ineterior.... I immediately call the front desk...and the woman working 7/24 evening shift....tells me... and... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came for 5 nights, using the hotel as a base for sightseeing. Rooms clean although do need a little revamp as look a little bit tired, such as shower coming off of the wall. Most of staff seem friendly just one receptionist was a bit off with us. Breakfast ok if you get down there early as leave it later... More

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Mark H, Front Office Manager at Helix, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Sharon R, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to write this review. We appreciate the kind comments about the helpful staff. If you return to the area in the future please come back to the Helix as it was our pleasure to have you here. More

Williamstown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my 1st stay at a Kimpton hotel, the room was not like it was in the picture shown on website that was a little disturbing, and when I checked in I thought all was taken care of when I booked my stay. No this wasn't true I found out the hard way! I booked through a 3rd party... More

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Mark H, Front Office Manager at Helix, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

MsYulanda T, Thank you so much for this marvelous review and choosing the Helix on your recent visit. Chance is a new member to our team and he has already made his impact felt. I look forward to celebrating this success with him :-). Please come and see us again soon, we look forward to your return. More

Geneva, Switzerland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled to Washington for a long weekend in June with our young son. The staff were great - very welcoming, always happy to help us get our stroller up the steps en route for the elevator. (There's a lift, so not to worry - it's a fully accessible hotel… but the helping hand saves time.) The wine hour in... More

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Mark H, Front Office Manager at Helix, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

OskarDeSevery, Thank you so much for choosing the Helix on your recent visit to D.C. Our Kitchenette suites are perfect for small families, especially on extended stays. It was an absolute pleasure having your family with us and we hope you will return again soon. More

Orlando, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was one of the coolest DC hotels we have ever stayed in. We have stayed in many DC hotels and this hotel was by far our fav. The front desk Carla went above and beyond to make our stay memorable and she deserves a raise. Will stay here again.

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Mark H, Front Office Manager at Helix, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Yogi S, WOW! What a wonderful review. Carla is awesome; I look forward to celebrating this absolute success with her. We are all so happy you will come visit us again and look forward to your return. Thank you so much for your business. More

Bayville, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed over a weekend in late June and were, for the most part, happy with our stay. The staff moved us to a suite which was a wonderful gift for our anniversary trip. The hotel is visually fun and energetic with pop art and bright bold colors and clean lines throughout. Our room was nicely appointed but definitely showed... More

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Mark H, Front Office Manager at Helix, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

ShainaB123, Thank you so much for your in depth and informative review. We are so pleased that you chose The Helix to celebrate your anniversary. Our entire staff loves when guests bring their furry family members along for the fun. We look forward to your next visit, and hope it is soon. More

Columbus, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited D.C. in September 2013 and was very unfamiliar with the Gay hoods or venues and Selected Helix based on Price and info from this site, it turns out it was the right choice! Initially only booked for one night because I was uneasy about the hotel at first due to proximity of gay spots and National Monuments, but this... More

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Mark H, Front Office Manager at Helix, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Ben P, Thank you so much for this awesome review. I agree that we do have some incredibly comfortable beds. We are absolutely thrilled to hear that you plan on joining us again in the future. More

Scottsdale, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently stayed at Helix last week, and I must say it was definitely worth it! I loved everything about the decor, so fun and energetic! The staff is super friendly and very accommodating. The hotel is located off the beaten path near 14th St. I really enjoyed staying in this area with all the local dining options. If you're... More

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Mark H, Front Office Manager at Helix, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

S0PHIA82, Thank you so much for this in depth and kind review. A super friendly, fun and energetic staff is what our hotel is all about. Who doesn't enjoy a little free wine from time to time ;-)? We greatly appreciate your business as well as your feedback and hope to see you again soon. More

Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fool me once... fool me twice. shame on me for falling for the this place again. I travel almost every week for work and I am in DC a lot. This is the only place where they never get my reservation and authorization of credit card correctly. It is 3 for 3 - every time I have been here, even... More

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14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent once night here on my drive to Florida from New York. This is one of the coolest hotels I have ever stayed at. It is a short walk from the White House and other monuments. The hotel is very funky. I loved the different colors and wild furniture. The breakfast was great. There are awesome restaurant for lunch... More

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Mark H, Front Office Manager at Helix, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

AMIT B, One of the coolest hotels you have ever stayed at? Thank you! It is our goal to provide excellent customer service with a fun and funky twist :-). I am glad to see you took advantage of our bike program. DC is so much fun to bike around, whether you want to see the sites or cruise the... More

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Address: 1430 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20005
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Logan Circle/ Shaw , Upper Northwest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Helix, a Kimpton Hotel 3.5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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#7 Green Hotel in Washington DC #45 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC #47 Business Hotel in Washington DC #63 Family Hotel in Washington DC
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Hotel Helix is a swanky boutique hotel fashionably located in Washington DC's downtown Logan Circle neighborhood. Fun, hip and smart, this Kimpton Hotel delights the moment you walk through its doors. The bright colors and ultra-mod style are matched by luxurious, sparkling service and careful attention to detail. Hotel Helix, complete with the adjacent Helix Lounge, is a glamorous base for exploring the nearby White House, Washington Monument, Smithsonian Museums and more. ... more   less 
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