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Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

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1430 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20005
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My son and I checked into the Hotel Helix on Friday, April 24th and were appalled by the condition of the hotel common areas and our room. Our room, #1002, had an orange formica sink that was bubbled up and BLACK around the sink area which was particularly disgusting. The tile around the shower was filthy also. The common areas,... More 

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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located right near Dupont Circle this place is on a side street (Rhode Island) near many restaurants and walking distance to the Mall if you are up for it. Whole Foods right around the corner if you need any snacks or provisions. Great service from the front desk staff, very helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. They have a little bar area... More 

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Miami
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had asked for a room free of pet allergens and they were very accommodating. Our room was spacious and very clean. We had also a small kitchenette and it was handy since we had a Whole Food close by. All in all a very good stay and experience. There are restaurants, shops, transit, parks and anything you'll need nearby.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Helix is now a bit tired, it needs painting, the original rehab is old. The springs in the bed are a bit shot, the bathroom fixtures aren't tight and the plastic tub insert is uneven and coming loose. The underlying building is old and the elevators are slow and uneven. It 's unfortunate and the staff is perfectly friendly... More 

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Pittsburg, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I’ll start my review by first commending the staff of Helix Hotel for great customer service. They were always there and ready to help; with a smile! The staff improved our visit to the nation’s capital by providing us much needed tips, suggestions and information. The Helix Hotel is within walking distance to most monuments and memorials which were about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure how I came to find this hotel but stayed here for the Cherry Blossom 10 miler this past weekend. My sister also came with her two kids (2 and 4) and stayed in a separate room. The location of the hotel is perfect. I used to live in DC and the neighborhood feeling of this hotel and proximity... More 

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Newbury Park, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Finding a room in most cities for a family of five is difficult, in DC - almost impossible... Add to it we are arriving during Spring Break and Cherry Festival activities. Our first impression was less than positive, arrive at 11:00 pm (I did call two days in advance to notify them of a late check in) and when we... More 

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Spencer, Indiana
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No kidding. The rooms at the Helix are REALLY spacious, possibly the largest hotel room I've ever experienced. Lots of lighting and plug-ins for electronics. Big TV. A chartreuse dresser with roomy drawers. Over-priced, in-room goodies for the kiddies under lock and key. And a very small, tiny bathroom. But who spends THAT much time in the bathroom? On the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We planned a family, spring break trip to DC. Brought our bikes with us. The front desk staff, bell men, restaurant staff and asst. manager were awesome to us. They were very helpful in storing our bikes, helping with parking and the room with bunk beds for the kids was fantastic. Good for business and also great for family stays.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Helix is really "cool". The staff are slick and the hotel lobby gives you an insight into the style- sort of retro funk. The rooms are good, just like a normal hotel room but funky. We had a normal double room which was fine for us and 2 kids. Shower is good, but bathrooms could do with a spruce... More 

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