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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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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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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love the energy of this hotel. As a Kimpton member, I get favorable rates and I prefer to stay in the heart of DC. The staff knows me by name without looking up on a screen. They treat me like royalty. The retro rooms need a makeover but the beds are comfortable and I love the layout of the... More

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Edina, mn
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A really cute hotel on a quiet street near Logan square. The suite was spacious. It is convenient too many restaurants. It is also one block over from Whole Foods which is great for people traveling with family members with allergies.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have stayed here 8-10 times over the last 7 years. It used to be fun and funky but it needs a complete makeover now. The couches are stained, the furniture needs work and the vinyl in the bathrooms just needs to go. This last visit I was put in a sub-par room on the 2nd floor next to the... More

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Cambridge, Maryland, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My daughter and I stayed at the Helix several months ago. We were meeting a friend of hers who was in D.C. for a conference. We are Kimpton members and stay at there boutique-hotels frequently, preferring the quirky, interesting touches of their hotels to the standard large mid-price hotel chains. The Helix was located near our friend's hotel and on... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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 6 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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Mark H, Front Office Manager at Helix, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Muriel12, Thank you for your in depth review. The Logan circle area has had quite a bit of growth and that is awesome for our hotel. A quiet room and a complimentary upgrade to a suite? Sounds awesome to me! :) Thank you again, very much for your business and your feedback. More

DC
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Mark H, Front Office Manager at Helix, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

DScasual, I am very disappointed to read that we have lost your favor over the years. We are however very grateful that you have visited us multiple times over the last few years. Hopefully you will change your mind and visit us again soon as we do value your business very much. Thank you for your heartfelt feedback. More

Kingston, Jamaica
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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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:
#7 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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