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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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Ranked #50 of 130 hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We chose Helix because of their great pet policy. We have a large dog that we like to bring with us everywhere, and Helix was very accommodating. They did not have any size restrictions or charge any pet fees like other hotels in the area. They also provided complimentary pet food and water bowls and the staff was friendly to... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I wanted to change things up on my last trip to DC and decided to try the Helix. I’m a big Kimpton fan but always tend to stay at properties closer to Dupont. The Helix is in a great location. It’s on a somewhat quieter street with a residential vibe, but it’s steps from the new growth around Logan Circle.... More

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DC
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've stayed at the Helix several times over the past years. The hotel becomes more worn down every year. The hallways smell of smoke. The staff sound and look unprofessional. You can't find smaller bathrooms. One of the managers (Mike) was rude when I asked about the wine hour. I'm done with the Helix.

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Kingston, Jamaica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As the title says, this hotel is tribute to the word "ecletic". And if you're jsut visitng Washington DC like I was with family, the Helix is by far one of the best hotels to rest your weary head after a full day f activities in the capital. I would recommend this any day of the week, for any activity... More

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

BrianR_11, Eclectic is an awesome word to describe The Helix! I was overjoyed to read how well your stay went. Being close to a couple different metro lines is a huge plus for us. Please come back and see us again soon. Thank you for your business and your feedback. More

Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I will start by saying I love Kimpton Hotels. Sadly, Helix needs a good remodel. The decor is very cool, but the stained carpets and chipped tile make the hotel seem depressing. The staff was pleasant, but also seemed unkempt and blah. However, Helix is in a great location to explore D.C. on foot or by a short cab ride.... More

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

TinyAmy318, Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to share your feedback with us. I think our decor is very cool as well. Please accept my apologies for some of the wear and tear you mentioned. We do greatly appreciate your business, thank you again for choosing us for your recent visit. More

Richmond, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Helix Hotel and had a wonderful time!!! Every employee we came in contact with was friendly and helpful!! The location is great and loved the neighborhood feeling! It was so wonderful to take our dogs with us!!! We will be happy to stay here again in the future!

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

Pallala, We greatly appreciate you choosing The Helix for your family trip, sounds like it was a successful one! I love the picture you added here as well! Hopefully you will return again in the near future. Thank you so much for your business. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I spent 3 nights recently. Great location -- within walking distance of most sites and just around the corner from a number of great restaurants (try The Pig if you like pork!). Check in/check out was quick and easy. All staff were very polite and accommodating. The room was clean and surprisingly spacious. Will definitely stay again... More

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

whd72, Thank you so much for your stellar review. Great choice on the restaurant recommendation! Please come back and see us again very soon. Thank you again for your awesome feedback and your business. More

Elkhart, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing is perfect so I will give my opinion on the good and bad. The good is the hotel was vert clean with super friendly staff. The beds were comfy and so were the pillows. Kewl decor throughout the hotel and close to a lot of everything. The bad. Shower needs either more water pressure or new shower head. The... More

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

Traci A, One of my favorite things about our hotel is our beds and pillows. They are so soft and comfortable! I am so pleased to hear you plan on joining us again. We look forward to your future stay. Thank you so much for choosing The Helix - A Kimpton Hotel. More

Middlesex, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location by Logan Circle, about a mile from the White House. We never needed to move the car, walking distance to nice restaurants, and many DC attractions. The dog friendly policy brought us in, but it's people friendly too.

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

Carol M, We love when our guests bring their furry family members with them! Having you with us was an absolute pleasure. Thank you again for choosing the Helix, please return to us again in the near future. More

Newport, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the hotel just in time to change and head out to a concert for which we had tickets. When we got back outside, the car battery was dead and wouldn't hold a charge. The staff went out of their way to help us by providing a charger and an outlet, allowing us to work on the car... More

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

Mark F, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I am so proud of our team. How cool is it that they had a charger for you? Now I know where to go when my battery dies! ;-) Thank you so much for your business and we hope to see you again soon. More

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Additional Information about Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Also Known As:
Kimpton Washington Dc
Hotel Helix
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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#17 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#37 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#62 Family Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Helix, a Kimpton Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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