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Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1430 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20005 (Logan Circle/ Shaw)
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West Windsor Township, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Very modern hotel. I travelled with my family. I would say the rooms are nice, very modern design. I would say parking is difficult and expensive if you use hotel's parking lot. I suggest that you park on the garages nearby. Breakfast wasn't complimentary. Price is reasonable. Wifi would be free if you signup, otherwise, it is paid.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a wonderful stay at the Helix. The hotel was trendy and the room was spacious and well designed and staff was incredibly helpful and was 8 blocks away from the White House. Would definitely stay again!

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Poole, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The service is very poor here We requested a coffee maker which was duly delivered to our room but it was a great hassle to get the coffee. The housekeeping staff should replenish daily. There is no where to seat most of the day as the dining / lounge is closed off after breakfast. The outside patio is also not... More

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

Elaine E, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to write this review. I apologize that we did not meet your expectations on your recent visit. Hopefully you will return in the future and give us another opportunity to provide you with a stellar stay. We greatly appreciate your business. More

Rochester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just got back from a weekend in DC. Staff was awesome. They helped me do the ALS ice bucket challenge and then the manager on duty Shawn Downer took the challenge!! They really go out of their way to make you have an excellent stay. Rooms are really cool. We had dinner the first night in the hotel and it... More

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

Laurie J, Thank you so much for this awesome review :-)! It was an absolute pleasure having you with us. I am so happy to see that Shawn was able to make your stay a memorable one. Please come and see us again very soon. We greatly appreciate you choosing The Helix. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A different kind of hotel! Full of colors, bright and funky, we liked it! The location is not too far from the town, you can walk, or better, take the sightseeing bus! The staff is very friendly and helpful. Sadly we missed the free sparkling wine... but we still enjoyed our stay very much.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The funky nature and welcoming staff made our stay here one of the most memorable of our vacation in the US. The location was superb,situated in a really cool area of the city,lots of really neat bars,eateries shopping, so if your short on time you don't need to go far. The Helix, however, is the Jewel in the Crown, the... More

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

Maxackers, Thank you so much for this awesome review, and your very kind comments about the staff being "friendly and helpful". Please come and see us again very soon. We greatly appreciate your business. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has a funky vibe, as Kiptons do, but I must say the layout of the room worked. I found it a very easy hotel to stay in. Great location. trendy restaurants nearby. Coffee in the morning was welcomed and the staff was terrific!

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

kathymommy, Thank you for this wonderful review. I would have to agree with you that we do have somewhat of a "funky vibe" and we love it! :-) We greatly appreciate your kind words about our staff being "terrific. Please come and see us again soon. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my girlfriend stayed here for a couple days,I had an interview with the department of Homeland Security. The hotel and it's staff are great. We had a standard room, had a nice view of the courtyard and it was pretty centrally located. The surrounding restaurants are all good, everything was a bit pricey but when you're in the... More

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

Chris R, Thank you so much for this marvelous review! We hope that your interview went well :-). Whether you are coming on business or pleasure, please choose the Helix again on your next trip. Thank you again for your choosing us and your kind feedback. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My young adult daughter and i stayed at the Helix Hotel for Cherry Blossom in April. It was so nice to be in a hotel that felt a little different than your typical hotel. It is colourful and trendy, love the boutique feel. We walked to the very large whole foods market for snacks and salads located right in the... More

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

yyz4, We are so happy to hear that your stay was such a success. I hope that you and your daughter were able to see the blossom right at their peak. They are so beautiful! Please come and see us again in the near future. We greatly appreciate you choosing The Helix. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always stay here with our dogs! Staff is great concept is fab and perfectly convienant to so many things. One small thing it can be loud in halls by elevators so take a room away from. Don't miss out on happy hour drinks and food... patio is so comfortable. It does fit just right and into a budget for... More

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

dressedforspace, Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are so lucky to have you and your furry family members be frequent visitors to our hotel. I totally agree with you that this area has so many options for dining and points of interest. Please come and see us again very soon. 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*
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Hotel Helix is a swanky boutique hotel fashionably located in Washington DC's downtown Logan Circle neighborhood. Fun, hip and smart, this Kimpton Hotel delights the moment you walk through its doors. The bright colors and ultra-mod style are matched by luxurious, sparkling service and careful attention to detail. Hotel Helix, complete with the adjacent Helix Lounge, is a glamorous base for exploring the nearby White House, Washington Monument, Smithsonian Museums and more. ... more   less 
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