We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

3.5 of 5 1430 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20005
Hotel website
Hotel packages
Special Offer
Breakfast for $1
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
GreenLeadersGold level
Helix, a Kimpton Hotel
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Helix, a Kimpton Hotel
Write a Review

1,363 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (204)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff not pleasant!! Rooms could be better... I should've known book through Hotwire ... Which is a HOT MESS!! They scanned my card twice .. It was 200... Just case damages !! Said it'll be returned 3-5 days. I've stayed at 5 star hotels it didn't cost as much..,, or at all ...Please reality check train your staff to be... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Helix is meant to be a fun and groovy hotel, and the decor is certainly uber-retro-mod, but in need of some touching up. Bathroom fixtures are worn, my tub literally had a hole in the floor. However, the bed is very comfortable and it's in a good location for being able to walk to restaurants and coffee bars. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Williamsburg, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've stayed at other Kimpton Hotels and appreciate that chain's mod decor and wine happy hour. I thought I'd enjoy the Helix, too, but I left very disappointed and unlikely to stay at any Kimpton Hotel again - and certainly NOT THE HELIX. Here's why. The mod decor at the Helix was interesting, but moderately worn-out and in need of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wheaton, MD
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

... responding that your policy doesn't allow early check ins is a really poor choice. And we're talking about showing up a little after 1:30 for a 3 pm scheduled check in -- so we're not talking hours and hours in advance. I haven't even seen the room yet, and already I'm a p*ssed off customer.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and a few friends and I decided to visit DC to celebrate my husband's birthday. This was our first time to DC and Hotel Helix was the perfect home base for our trip. Location: Hotel Helix is centrally located to pretty much everything. The neighborhood itself is full of restaurants and shopping, and a short cab ride to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Morrisville, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Usually when I come to DC (Which is approx once/month), I stay in one of 3 locations (all Kimptons), depending on my needs for the trip. I have stayed at the Helix several times, all of which were excellent stays, however this one was slightly different. While the actual hotel stay was wonderful, as usual, there were a couple issues... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The staff is one of the nicest groups of people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. They give you a free glass of wine on arrival if you are a Kimpton member and free wifi, as well. The hotel is centrally located and within easy walking distance of many venues and public transportation. I stay here every year... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hampton, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated our sister's 40th Birthday at Hotel Helix with family and friends. I'd compare its eloquent beautify and its exotic presentation to the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. Hotel Helix is beautiful! We love it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While my stay at the Hotel was pleasant, I was very disappointed there afterwards regarding additional unwarranted charges on my Credit Card and the silly excuse that I received from the Hotel Managers. I was charged an additional $42.50 on my credit card for 'Overnight parking', even though there was no vehicle information exchanged (License plate number, Make, Model etc.)... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mark H, Front Office Manager at Helix, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

A H, Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us on your recent visit. I do greatly apologize for the aforementioned error and truly hope it did not inconvenience you. We all greatly regret to hear you will not be staying with us again and hope that you will change your mind and give us another opportunity to... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend stayed there this past weekend our stay was great!!!! I really enjoy they wine hour I love love it eveyone work there was nice our room was very clean I love it for sure I will be comeing back!!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mark H, Front Office Manager at Helix, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

antionett, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with this wonderful review. I am so glad that you were able to enjoy our wine hour, definitely my favorite time of the day ;-). We are all so pleased to hear you will be returning. Looking forward to your next visit! More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Helix, a Kimpton Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Address: 1430 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20005
Phone Number:
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Logan Circle/ Shaw
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Helix, a Kimpton Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 178
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Cheap Tickets, Priceline, Despegar.com, Agoda, Otel, Odigeo, TripOnline SA and Tingo so you can book your Helix, a Kimpton Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Kimpton Washington Dc
Hotel Style:
#7 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#52 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#64 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#66 Family Hotel in Washington DC

674 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (351)
Hotel & grounds (61)
Room/suite (151)
Bathroom (44)
View from room (8)
Dining (7)
Family/play areas (1)
Business center/function rooms (1)
Videos (1)
Other (77)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

All expert photos (304)
Amenities (44)
Helix Suite (22)
King Deluxe Room (122)
Restaurants and Bars (26)
The Hotel (90)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (19)
Dining (4)
Room/suite (8)
Other (7)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay