We had stayed at two other Kimptons (Palomar in DC and Nine Zero in Boston) before and this one was blah at best. I don't want to say it was bad, because I don't think Kimpton allows any of their hotels to get that way. But it just was lacking the zest that a normal Kimpton has. Hotel Felix has obviosuly been converted from some other hotel and it does not hid its age well. The decor is very nice and modern, but it is mixed with a very old hotel. Just doesn't show well.
Just on a slight side note, there is very little parking even during registration. The entire circle was full so we were just going to valet to avoid any more headache. When we asked the guy at the door for the valet he said he was gone for an hour but we could just park in the "loading zone...towing enforced" for the entire day. We were on a tight schedule for a ballgame so we trusted him. Luckily, it worked out...just not a good beginning.
But don't be afraid to stay here. In the end, its a decent location, and its a Kimpton. Still nicer than other hotels, just not up to usual Kimpton standards.
- Also Known As:
- Kimpton Washington Dc
- Hotel Helix
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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