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Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

3.5 of 5 1430 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20005
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at this hotel because of its proximity to our daughter's home. There was really no lobby to speak of and the dining/bar area seemed very dated. The complimentary wine was very good but we were unable to enjoy the lovely weather on the outdoor patio due to smokers. Kimpton, please stop the smoking on your private property!! Non-smokers... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just returned from a weekend stay at the Helix. Located on a quiet street. Room was very clean and spacious (they put us in a handicap equipped room, so even more spacious). Great location, walking distance to 2 different Metro stops. Great restaurants within a short walking distance. I have stayed at most of the Kimpton properties around DuPont Circle... More

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Austin, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
65 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As far as Kimpton properties go, this doesn't seem quite up to par, but I can see where they've done a good job. Specifically, I think this is a great hotel for families (especially with kids) and really easy on the bank account--especially considering its rather prime location. So, if you're looking for a lower cost option in the middle... More

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Toronto, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
51 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here during personal trip. I enjoyed the free perks, where you receive complimentary drinks to use at the bar, also there was a open bar cocktail hour offering free tastings and the Food was really priced reasonably. The restaurant area has a patio terrace off to the side, with lanterns hanging across, was cool. The whole hotel has a... More

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

CanJAD, Thank you for your in depth review. 14th street really has become the heart of DC over the years and we are well situated to be near all of the local hotspots and sites. We greatly appreciate that you chose to stay with us on your recent visit and hope to see you again soon. More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Liked the hotel as soon as we arrived but unfortunately the travel agent hadn't booked us a room for the 1st night, however the staff found a room for us and all was sorted satisfactory. A good position for 14th street with a bus at the top of the road for down town and all the sites. Plenty of restaurants... More

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

Michael M, Thank you so much for this wonderful review! I am glad to read that the team was able to remedy the initial issue you had with your travel agent booking. We hope to see you again soon; we greatly appreciate you choosing The Helix. More

Somerset, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently traveled to DC for a conference and was booked at the Helix. While staying there, I experienced several issues. First, the hotel is supposed to have a trendy pop style, but it is only used to hide the massive needs for upgrades to the building. The rooms are decent sized for DC, but they lack in the cleanliness... More

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

Andy R, Thank you for choosing the Helix on your recent trip to the area for your conference. I greatly apologize for falling so short on the expectations you had of our hotel. Please understand that it is always our goal to provide the most enjoyable stay for each and every one of our guests. We greatly appreciate your business... More

Sandy Springs, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has a great location and fun vibe but I was a little dissapointed in the overall level of customer service in comparison to what I have received at other Kimptons. I think the hotel was booked and everyone was just busy but I felt as if I was a burden on the staff when just trying to check... More

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

cml21, Thank you for taking the time to provide this review. I apologize that we did not meet the elevated level of satisfaction that you have grown accustom to when visiting our Kimpton Hotels. We hope that you will give us another opportunity in the future to provide you with a stellar experience. Your business and feedback are greatly appreciated. More

Tienray, The Netherlands
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a late arrival at the hotel at 8 pm, we checked inn and the people at guestservice were very helpfull. However they didn't tell us that they would park our car, so we were standing in drive way with another car in front of us and they both left the car en went inside with their luggage. Nobody came... More

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Modi A, General Manager at Helix, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dientje65, even after the small rough start at the beginning of your stay, and I am excited your stay was enjoyable. I am glad you loved the decor and of course who doesn't love a free breakfast that comes with some rates. Thanks for the great review, Modi Ahmed General Manager More

Baltimore, Maryland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice place to stay for a girls only getaway in DC. Our room was a nice size and the decor and features were modern. The staff were friendly and helpful and we really enjoyed the "happy hour" from 5-6 with free wine/sangria. The bar/lounge were nice and there was a cute outdoor seating area as well. Beds... More

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Modi A, General Manager at Helix, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Brittany P, so glad you and the girls had a great visit to the Helix. With its perfect location close to 14th st and all the great restaurants you cant beat the Helix for a girls weekend!! Thanks for the review. See you soon, Modi Ahmed General Manager More

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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118 reviews 118 reviews
15 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our 1st stay at the Helix or a Kimpton hotel, which we have read a lot about it. We stayed for 4 nights, the rooms were clean,retro decor(it reminded me of Hard Rock Hotels) the beds comfy, the bathrooms were kind of small and tight. The hotel needs a do over since it's a bit rundown and found... More

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Modi A, General Manager at Helix, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hello John A N, outdated!? Well no one wants to here that! Even the most beautiful people in the world need a little touch up every now and again, and maybe we do to. The good news is we will be undergoing a full renovation very soon. This way we will be on the forefront and new not outdated! Thanks... 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*
Number of rooms: 178
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