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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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Pittsburg, CA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
28 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I’ll start my review by first commending the staff of Helix Hotel for great customer service. They were always there and ready to help; with a smile! The staff improved our visit to the nation’s capital by providing us much needed tips, suggestions and information. The Helix Hotel is within walking distance to most monuments and memorials which were about... More 

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure how I came to find this hotel but stayed here for the Cherry Blossom 10 miler this past weekend. My sister also came with her two kids (2 and 4) and stayed in a separate room. The location of the hotel is perfect. I used to live in DC and the neighborhood feeling of this hotel and proximity... More 

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Newbury Park, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Finding a room in most cities for a family of five is difficult, in DC - almost impossible... Add to it we are arriving during Spring Break and Cherry Festival activities. Our first impression was less than positive, arrive at 11:00 pm (I did call two days in advance to notify them of a late check in) and when we... More 

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Spencer, Indiana
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90 reviews 90 reviews
22 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No kidding. The rooms at the Helix are REALLY spacious, possibly the largest hotel room I've ever experienced. Lots of lighting and plug-ins for electronics. Big TV. A chartreuse dresser with roomy drawers. Over-priced, in-room goodies for the kiddies under lock and key. And a very small, tiny bathroom. But who spends THAT much time in the bathroom? On the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We planned a family, spring break trip to DC. Brought our bikes with us. The front desk staff, bell men, restaurant staff and asst. manager were awesome to us. They were very helpful in storing our bikes, helping with parking and the room with bunk beds for the kids was fantastic. Good for business and also great for family stays.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Helix is really "cool". The staff are slick and the hotel lobby gives you an insight into the style- sort of retro funk. The rooms are good, just like a normal hotel room but funky. We had a normal double room which was fine for us and 2 kids. Shower is good, but bathrooms could do with a spruce... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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93 reviews 93 reviews
29 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our extended family had 3 rooms during Cherry Blossom Festival. We stayed in a bunk bed room with our two children. Another family in our party was suppose to have a 2 queen beds however that room was unavailable at check-in and they ended up with a king room and they brought a rollaway. The third stayed in a king... More 

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Avenue, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before I go into the bad things let me just say, the only thing I loved about the Helix were the sliders! However, while eating at the bar a lady walks in with two great big dogs..who barked at customers as they entered. Can I just say, I do not have pets and I certainly did not expect to have... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location: The good part is that you are close to some restaurants and shopping. Whole Foods is very close, which makes finding an affordable breakfast option handy. It's a bit of a walk to the nearest Metro. If you're taking in the museums, it's also over a mile walk there. I'd recommend just taking a cab if you have a... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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