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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel was outstanding from beginning to end. My husband & I stayed here for 6 days while celebrating our 27th anniversary. I asked for a free upgrade and not only got that but a lovely bottle of wine & some chocolates (Thank you Curtis!). The staff was perfect - courteous, helpful & friendly. We never ate at the restaurant,... More 

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Verona, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

They did not have our reservations. I showed them my trip adviser print out and they got me a room. The bathroom door was falling off. The staff was not nice, they acted as if they were better than anyone else. They gave me a 10 credit to the mini bar (which they do for everyone). They had the wrong... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel and facilities at the hotel were really nice. Rooms had a bit of a hipster vibe, however they didn't advise they were putting a hold on my card when they swiped it, I would have offered to pay in cash instead as with the Australian conversion rate, this screwed us. She also made a 'mistake' and put a... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff are lovely. The hotel definitely has wear and tear and needs remodeling. It's quiet and in a good location. Not close to the metro, though - but I'm a New Yorker saying that. However it is close to the uber developed U Street area and 14th St which means loads of restaurants, if you like trendy. This hotel... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fab air con, very specious room. Quiet and dark at night. Wifi. No breakfast and no kettle which always annoys me about US hotels! A good location for Shaw/14th street restaurants and bars etc but too far from nearest metro option - a good 15 minute walk just to get on the subway, you're kind of half way into town... More 

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miami, fl
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

this Kimpton hotel has a lot of potential because it has character, but the building itself is lacking care,the faucets were old, sort of malfunctioning, the minibar door was jammed and we could access it. In general the furniture looked a bit tired. However it is all forgotten by the level of excellent service delivered by a skeleton crew staffing... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Helix is well situated for travelers to Washington, DC - right along the 14th Street corridor, a quick walk to Dupont Circle, and within walking distance of Metro (red, blue, orange, and silver lines). Friendly, helpful staff. Check-in and check-out were easy, and valet service was very prompt. The hotel itself shows some wear and tear, and the bathroom... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My room was large and clean, and I enjoyed the outdoor patio. Like all Kimptons, the design is stylish, but this particular property needs a few new coats of paint and some general freshening up. It's well located and the staff were friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel Helix has such a great vibe to it. It's funky atmosphere is unlike any hotel. We did have a couple hiccups with the reservation thanks to hotwire.com (only one bed for four people and no rollaways being available), but the front desk staff resolved the problems making our experience a good one. The price, the location, the friendlyness of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok, so I didn't have any of my pets during my stay however, my good friend recommended this hotel as he stays there every time he is in DC so he can take his disabled dog. Arrived and greeted with a genuine warm welcome by a lady with the most beautiful hair I've ever seen. Not relevant I know... But... More 

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