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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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is not as glamorous as the pictures would make it seem. We booked through a different hotel, but they had over booked and sent us here as a comparable hotel. It was not comparable at all. The hotel appears to be renovated from an apt building. It had a musty smell to it all of the time. The... More 

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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When available, we always stay at Kimpton properties. Their rooms are unique, the staff usually very friendly and helpful, and the locations good. There were quite a number of Kimpton hotels in DC and we chose the Helix because it had the lowest rate. The Helix is located in a residential area near Logan Circle, and it has several things... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed with a friend for a weekend in August to run the Cherry Blossom 10-miler. The hotel had overbooked when we arrived Friday night but paid for us to stay at another hotel somewhere north of Georgetown and paid for the taxi. When we returned the next day they also showered us with free drink and breakfast coupons and moved... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Helix in the winter when there were record low temperatures and found it to be a very warm and pleasant experience. I come to DC several times a year, and this is the third Kimpton I have enjoyed in the city. The area is very walkable, and the property is nestled in a street among some... More 

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Irvine, California, USA
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22 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here with 2 small children. Although the room was small, it worked out fine. Hoever, the rooms and whole hotel need to be refurbished. Things look sloppy are not put together well. They really need to upgrade the whole place. Also, unlike most Kimpton's this does not really have a restaurant and bar attached, it is more like a... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wasn't impressed with the front desk service. We extended our stay from a business trip one night, they didn't honor the price and bumped us up quite a bit. That was okay, except we had to recheck in and when we went to the room, found out the keycards didn't work and had to go back down for a new... More 

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Watkins Glen, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a quick stay at Helix, which was our first experience with a Kimpton property, and it was a fun departure from the bare basic type of places we usually stay. We were looking for a break from the day to day and the kitschy decor, free wine hour, and location were perfect for that. Our room was quiet,... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Prices were reasonable, check-in and check-out were a breeze. Beds were very firm, which was great! Staff are SUPER friendly and helpful. This was really our first experience of D.C. and it really set the mood for our long weekend.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms were not cramp rooms which you'd expect. They are very spacious (especially if you have a toddler running around). We had a muck up in our room service order - they brought the wrong order, and pricing was not transparent. However, upon check out, we mentioned this to the staff at check out, and they took our entire room... More 

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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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