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Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

3.5 of 5 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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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74 reviews 74 reviews
64 hotel reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I come to DC frequently and always stay at a Kimpton hotel. Helix definitely has the coolest lobby/lounge of the ones I've seen; check-in is two podiums rather than a counter, and the lounge has colored lights. The rooms were clean and large, but could use a little TLC, as I did notice peeling wallpaper as another review pointed out,... More

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not sure why anyone would complain about this boutique-esque, 90's themed hotel. Firstly, the price is quite amazing for Washington, DC. Everything from the reservation process to the stay itself was as easy as pie. I stayed in a Deluxe King room and it was spacious and clean. Like all Kimpton Hotels, they have a free wine happy hour from... More

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

Mark M, What an awesome review! Thank you so much for all your kind words. I have to agree that wine hour is a great incentive! We look forward to your next stay and hope it is soon, Sky Captain. :-) More

Coconut Creek, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed in this hotel for the first time in DC. The workers were nice and polite and the Hotel had a 70s feel, but that is were it stops. The wall paper in the rooms was peeling off, the bathroom was corroding, and there were a lot of items in the room that was poorly installed. The price of... More

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

Robert E, Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to provide us with this review. I was pleased to read your comments about the polite and nice staff you encountered during your time here. We hope that you will come and see us again in the near future. More

Saint Louis, Missouri
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163 reviews 163 reviews
87 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I typically rave about Kimpton, but this hotel is tired, worn out, dated, and 'second rate' in all aspects including the staff and service. The website makes this hotel look great, but its really not. It attracts a customer base that must not be used to having a hotel 'put a $100 hold' on your card...as this is the FIRST... More

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

JamesE339, Thank you so much for your feedback and your recent visit to the Helix. We of course are very disappointed that we did not meet the expectations you have come to have of a Kimpton hotel. Although you said you would prefer not to return we hope that you will change your mind and one day visit us again. More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Helix gets 2 stars for still being clean. The buck stops there. Once, of my favorite affordable Kimpton hotel, the Helix now charges you for every single thing that was and usually is typically complimentary, like toothbrush and toothpaste. We started off WRONG with my reservation confirmation that never registered. Even though I showed Terence ,Ben's Chili Bowl, my... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We didnt really like this hotel. The staff weren't very helpful, weird hotel room, terrible shower/bathroom, not a very good location (alot of homeless/druggies in the area) and a distance from decent food and coffee and the heart of washington dc. On a better note bike hire and 7/11 on the corner and free wifi in the room :)

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

Julia E, Thank you your recent stay and taking the time to write this review. It is regretful that we did not meet your expectations during your time with us. We all hope that you will return again in the future and give us the opportunity to provide with an excellent guest experience. More

Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was exactly as it represented itself. The staff was friendly and helpful. The location was excellent. The room were cool, clean, funky, and comfortable. I enjoyed my stay overall and would stay there again!

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

stacymacFlorida, Thank you so much for this awesome review. I was so pleased that you enjoyed our cool and funky style! We greatly appreciate your kind comments about the friendly and helpful staff :-). Please come and see us again very soon. More

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

I found this hotel on a fluke and I am so happy I did! I LOVE this hotel. Valet parking was a breeze, the staff was very friendly and our room was cool and funky. The beds were more comfortable than my own. The thing that really stood out to me was the fact the hotel was booked and I... More

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

Holly H, What an awesome review! Reading all of your wonderful comments about the staff being so friendly and welcoming put a huge smile on my face. We could not be happier that you are planning to return and cannot wait to see you again. Thank you so much for your business. More

Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I celebrated my 30th Birthday at the Helix Hotel & Lounge a few weeks ago. My accommodations were perfect!! Myra, the bar manager, took excellent care of my needs prior to the event and took care of all my guests at the party. She was very attentive to my friends with their drink and food orders and ensured everyone had... More

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

Trish P, We could not be happier that you chose the Helix to celebrate such a special occasion. Myra is a rockstar and a very valued member of the Helix family. Please come and see us again very soon! More

Ames, Iowa, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though I'm not into eclectic and funky, I was inclined to be positive about the hotel--what do I care about lotion in the room? I can buy my own bottle and still save considerable $$. However, a nonnegotiable for me is sleep. Unfortunately, I don't find Helix a place I can get a good night's sleep. Having some experience in... More

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

jlb50001, I am very sorry to read that you did not enjoy your recent stay with us. The Helix does have a very unique style. We all hope you will return again in the future to provide us with another opportunity to give you the excellent experience we strive for. Thank you so much for your business and your feedback. More

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Helix, a Kimpton Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 178
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