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Hotel Helix - a Kimpton Hotel

1430 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20005
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  • 91%
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  • 80%
    Art & Design Lovers
  • 78%
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  • 77%
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  • 65%
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  • 65%
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  • Hotel Helix - a Kimpton Hotel
    Julia
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    4 Jun 24, 2014

    Walking into the lobby I felt immediately like I wanted a cocktail and to sit in the open courtyard and relax. The hotel rooms are smaller than a few of the other Kimpton properties, but they featured the best mini bar. The in-room refrigerator is based on the 1960s refrigerators and it added a fun component to the room. I’m not a fan of platform beds, but these were comfortable. The rooms reminded me of something in Vegas – fun. This isn’t a kid friendly hotel, but it’s great for the young adult traveler.

    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversLocal CultureNightlife Lovers
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  • Hotel Helix - a Kimpton Hotel
    Donna Worsham
    4 May 16, 2014

    The Helix is not far from Massachusetts Avenue with all its foreign business, think tanks, and foundations. But, as a bellman said to me, "we like to concentrate on the fun stuff." Its patrons are more likely to be headed to the concert venues and clubs on the 14th Street and U Street corridors.

    When I visited, some folks were on computers in the lobby area; others were taking in the sun on the nice urban patio. Business and play were mixing easily.

    The decor is playful and colorful. There's a small fitness center, but no pool.

    Recommended for:Business TravelersFamily TravelersLocal CultureTrendsters
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  • Hotel Helix - a Kimpton Hotel
    Tamara Oliverio
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    3 May 18, 2014

    Been here twice. First time is when they originally opened...was the hot place for creatives to go at the time. Went again after Kimpton bought it. Was still good...just not as great as I remembered it. Although the neighborhood has vastly improved. Would stay again.

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  • Hotel Helix - a Kimpton Hotel
    Maria Geist
    4 Oct 28, 2013

    Where was this place when my kids were little?! A separate bedroom for the kids with bunk beds and their own TV? I totally would have snapped that up. But you can still do it! Kiss the kiddies goodnight, shut their door, pop the cork on a bottle of wine and watch A GROWNUP show. Rates are almost twice as much for this room, but you can get one with two queens for much less. Besides the expected suites, some unusual options include a room with workout equipment and some with kitchenettes.

    As in all Kimpton hotels, Helix has a free wine hour in the bar, and while you’re sipping your chardonnay, they have a Wii set up for the kids!

    You might not know from the outside that the Helix was in there – they’re adding some big chairs and pictures out front now – but that’s OK, it will be our little secret.

    Recommended for:Family TravelersWellness
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  • Hotel Helix - a Kimpton Hotel
    Allison Cooper
    5 Oct 25, 2013

    This boutique hotel is very hospitable and great for family travelers. They have eco-friendly practices and offer a kid-friendly dining experience as well as provide parents with a list of local activities the kids will be interested in upon arrival. With just a phone call, you can acquire kid’s snacks, babysitting services, and even some kid friendly action in the gym!

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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  • Hotel Helix - a Kimpton Hotel
    Jon Boughtin
    5 Sep 10, 2013

    These Kimpton hotels are all about style, and Helix doesn't disappoint. I appreciated the tecno vibe when I walked in the door and really dug the electronic curtain they had up in place of a sliding glass door. Real nice touch.

    Helix is as much a hangout as it is a hotel. The bar is ultra-cool and the rooms fall right in line. Hip art lines the walls in the lobby and guest rooms and some cool furnishings make the whole place feel like a party spot.

    That's not to say there isn't a quiet place to be found. The gym is perfectly nice, the business center offers everything you need and the rooms make for a good hideaway. I also really appreciate the proximity to Logan Circle, which has some stellar bars and some good food.

    Even though they were really busy when I was there, the staff was courteous and ultra helpful. There's really nothing I can take away from this hotel.

    Recommended for:Luxury TravelersNightlife LoversStudentsTrendsters
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  • Hotel Helix - a Kimpton Hotel
    Nicole Rynee
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Love the hip sassy vibe of this boutique DC hotel. They knew I was coming in from California, surfer girl mural on the back wall of my bed! ;)

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4.5 out of 5
7 members' reviews
Very Good! - 80% of guests recommend
  • Phone:

    +1-888-271-2681

Description

Features.
Dining options at Helix Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel, include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. The property hosts a complimentary wine reception. Recreational amenities include a fitness facility. This 3.5 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms and audio visual equipment. Complimentary wireless and wired high speed

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Internet access is available in public areas. This Washington property has event space consisting of banquet facilities and conference/meeting rooms. Wedding services and concierge services are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Other property amenities at this Art Deco property include valet parking, multilingual staff, and express check out. This is a smoke free property. A total renovation of this property was completed in March 2009.

Guestrooms.
There are 178 guestrooms at Helix Hotel. Beds come with Frette Italian sheets. Furnishings include desks and ergonomic chairs. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, makeup/shaving mirrors, designer toiletries, and bathrobes.Guestrooms offer multi line phones, CD players, and voice mail. LCD televisions have video game consoles and pay movies. Air conditioned rooms also include minibars, blackout drapes/curtains, electronic check out, and electronic/magnetic keys. Guests may request a turndown service, hypo allergenic bedding, and wake-up calls. Cribs are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.



Notifications and Fees:

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Deposit: $100 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Amenities:

  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Pets Allowed
  • Data Ports
  • TV In Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Voicemail
  • Electronic Room Keys
  • In-House Bar
  • Video Check Out
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Clothing Iron
  • In-House Dining
  • Wake Up Service
  • Family Rooms
  • Mini Bar In Room

Reviews Summary

Very Good!1507 reviews across the web.

  • Guests think this is a family-friendly hotel.
  • This is a wonderful boutique hotel, as guests say.
  • Location
    98% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby.
  • Ambiance
    95% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
  • Service
    90% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Food
    83% were happy with the price.
  • Hotel
    81% thought it was clean.
  • Price
    Price is tolerable.

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