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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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Miami Springs, Florida
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22 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The furniture looked old and tired, the carpet not far behind, dirty. And the room had a peculiar odor, cigarette smoke sucked into the walls and the offensive chemical smell to hide it. I chose to sleep with my shoes on so I wouldn't have to walk on the dirty carpet. I also chose not to shower because the bathroom... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice little boutique hotel with some eye catching colours and designs. Bed was comfy and air con was effective. As other reviewers have mentioned it is a little bit of a trek to the metro, DuPont and Mt Vernon perhaps a more pleasurable walk than McPherson Sq. Nice restaurants in the vicinity and handy 7eleven just along from hotel to... More 

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Towson, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I like Kimpton hotels. They're a little quirky, but the staff are always friendly, and the locations are usually terrific. I've stayed at the Helix three times this summer (thanks to Priceline!) I've stayed a few times at the nearby Rouge, and it's clear that the Helix is a bit downmarket from Rouge. It's not the staff that are the... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A very nice 'alternative' hotel in a fantastic location. Some great places to eat in the nearby streets and a 20 minute down hill walk to the national mall area. A long way from a metro station but a taxi fare from the centre of the city to the hotel (on the way back) was only $6 or so. The... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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