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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Lacey J Seattle, Washington
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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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Portland, Maine
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have stayed in Kimptons all over the country and love their unique take on boutique hotels. Our recent visit to Hotel Helix was our first bad experience: cramped, shabby rooms; substandard service and an overall rundown hotel made this a disappointing Kimpton stay for us. In addition, I tried to use the closet sized workout room twice only to... More

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Seattle, Washington
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having stayed at Kimptons before, I was expecting to basically be treated like royalty and given top rate customer service. While I don't have any complaints by the service, I wasn't wowed. Very average service, like what you'd expect from a 2- or 3-star hotel. Nobody went above and beyond for us, and my husband and I were on our... More

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

Lacey J, Thank you for your review. I am very disappointed that we did not meet your expectations during your recent visit. Our decor is very unique and I am sorry it was not to your liking. Again thank you very much for your feedback and choosing The Helix - A Kimpton Hotel. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hotel Helix was exactly how we pictured it online. The location was perfect, staff was friendly, happy hour was great, food was tasty, and the hotel itself was perfect. Lovely boutique style with a modern twist. Most of our friends had never stayed at a Kimpton hotel before and all raved about the Hotel Helix! Will be back on our... More

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

Deanna H, Home Run! Thank you so much for your stellar review. We try our best to provide excellent customer service with a fun vibe. Sounds like we hit it pretty close to the mark. We greatly appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon. More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have mixed feelings about this hotel. Let me start with the good points. The staff is very friendly. They definitely go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Everytime you enter the hotel, they say "welcome back!". There's free happy hour where they provide wine and champagne. The decor is funky, colorful, delightful with textured walls, brightly... More

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

DRDawson, Friendly staff, funky decor and free wine? I must say that I am also a fan of these things :-). Apologies for the noise you heard from nearby street traffic. Thank you so much for your feedback as well as your business. More

Boulder, CO
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As a member of the Kimpton Intouch program I had received an announcement via email of a special rate for the Helix; and having an upcoming family vacation planned for DC, booked a reservation. I suspected that we would find a less expensive alternative in the DC area, but in the end could not. The deal included continental breakfasts--and as... More

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

Bothrops, Thank you for your in-depth heartfelt review. Having you with us was such a great pleasure. I truly enjoyed speaking with you. We are so lucky to have such a Kimpton loyalist. Please come and see us again very soon. More

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We drove almost 700 miles from Chicago, IL to be greeted by a less than "boutique" hotel. We ordered the room thru Hotel Tonight and there was no small print about a $100 per night incidental. When I explained my issue to the staff member, she acted as though there was something wrong with us and had a very nasty... More

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

Centi_egonmwan, Ouch! That's going to leave a mark. I am very disappointed to hear that you were so unsatisfied with your recent visit. My colleagues and I will be following up on the notes mentioned in your review. Thank you very much for your business. More

Lumberton, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We checked in with our 110 pound dog - Tank - and what a great place. Everyone during our stay was more than welcoming to all of us. Tank was treated to his own bed delivered by room service and bowls as well. I would highly recommend this hotel to any pet lover. Usually no pets over 20 pounds are... More

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

Cathy B, Awesome review and awesome picture! Having you and Tank with us was an absolute pleasure. We may have to look into get some larger treats ;-). Please come and see us again very soon. Thank you so much for choosing The Helix - A Kimpton Hotel. More

FiveFtJen
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm a Kimpton regular and I like that their hotels all have a bit of their own character. But this one needs attention. The wallpaper is peeling most everywhere and the finishes are not holding up to the promise of the style. Baseboards abused. B class bath products. CFL's in the light sockets! For all its design intentions (youth and... More

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

FiveFtJen, Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day for this review. I apologize for not meeting your expectations. Your feedback is greatly appreciated as is the business you bring to all Kimpton Hotels on a regular basis. More

Charleston, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago 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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Mark H, Front Office Manager at Helix, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

drMerchant, Awesome review! Thank you so much :-). I also love the layout of the suites; they are my favorite rooms. We greatly appreciate your feedback and your business. Please come see us again soon. More

Edina, mn
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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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Mark H, Front Office Manager at Helix, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Keena H, Thank you for your review. I would have to agree that our suites are very spacious; they are my favorite rooms in the hotel. Please come back and see us again, your business is much appreciated. 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
#31 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#38 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#63 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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