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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really loved the Helix, starting with being able to find free on street parking for the wknd. Staff were polite and attentive, the room was clean, cute, and retro. We were disappointed that we had to request maid services though. Great price, location, and services. We were impressed by the small but functional gym they had on site with... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having read some previous negative reviews I was worried about staying here but it was brilliant. The staff were very pleasant and the room was great. It was quirky and fun. The area was excellent with good restaurants and bars. You could walk to the main attractions but a taxi from Union station was only about 10 dollars. Would definitely... More 

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Orlando, FL
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First, I was greeted with warm smiles and friendly employees. My room was eclectic, bright and fun; even had a mural of a surfer on the wall! After going for a nice run around the monuments, I got back in time for complimentary wine! What a treat! Looking around, it was evident that all the guests at the Helix were... More 

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Clayton, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A delightful small hotel situated within walking distance of many DC sights. The staff are friendly and helpful, the decor is clean, modern and artistic, and the rooms large and comfortable. It will definitely be my go-to place in DC.

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

rhoda k, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with this review. We all greatly enjoyed reading your kind comments about the staff being so friendly and helpful. Please come and see us again during your next trip to the DC area. More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Hotel Helix in February and it was fabulous. We were looking for pet-friendly accommodations and never heard of the Kimpton brand until searching for somewhere to stay with our little dog in the DC area. We are now huge fans! The hotel is eclectic and trendy; definitely lots of fun to stay here! We stayed in a... More 

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

sandintoes33, This is such an awesome, in-depth review! Thank you so much for all of your kind words and choosing to stay with us on your recent visit. We could not be more proud that we are one of your new favorites. Please come and see us again very soon and don't forget to bring your furry family member! More 

New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Found pubic hair in my bed. Asked for my room or sheets to be changed, so hotel staff came up and handed me a set of sheets to make my own bed. Then they felt bad and moved me into a suite. Everything was dusty (e.g. nightstand table, phone -- clearly areas not properly attended to by housekeeping) and not... More 

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

rachelb1987280, Thank you for choosing the Helix on your recent visit to the area and taking the time to provide us with your feedback. It is very regretful that we did not meet your expectations during your time with us. We strive to always provide our guests with a ridiculously personal experience and excellent service. If you ever find yourself... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of 5 hotels I stayed in during a 7 state trek through the North East coast, as soon as I walked in the door this hotel was immediately a favorite. It's got a wonky modern decor with amazing color everywhere, the rooms are huge and comfortable and the entire hotel has a such interesting decor to look... More 

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

Breeahna V, Sounds like you had a blast! Thank you for choosing us to be a part of your state to state adventure! We are all so happy to hear that your time with us was such a success and we are now one of your favorites. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel Helix has wonderful friendly staff. The room are spacious and very comfortable. The valet service is quick and courteous. The decor is fresh, modern, and cool. The complimentary wine is very good.

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

Connie B, What a marvelous review! Thank you so much for all of your kind words and choosing to stay with us on your recent visit. I look forward to celebrating this success with our team. Please come and see us again soon. More 

Seattle, Washington, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I generally love Kimpton hotels. They epitomize the boutique hotel with great style but an affordable room rate and good locations in urban areas. Hotel Helix was definitely a cut from the same cloth, yet... something was missing. Clues: peeling paint on the walls, easily fixed scratch marks on the signs in the elevator, photos askew on the walls. By... More 

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

Jason S, Thank you so much for choosing us on your recent visit to the DC area and providing us with your feedback. We all greatly appreciated your kind words about our staff being so amazing and polite. Please come and visit us again very soon! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent experience at the Helix. The service is outstanding! A shout out to Mark, Monica, Jose, Daquan, and Eddie for being so helpful. We were 30 ladies to deal with and they managed just fantastically well. Thank you Helix team! PS: Breakfast is very basic so if you eat proteins in the morning make sure you let them know. It... More 

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

Suzana85, It was an absolute pleasure having you ladies with us! Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy day to write this review and give us this awesome feedback. We all hope the rest of your trip is successful as well and hope to see you again soon! More 

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