$119 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 21, 2015 Check-out: Aug 23, 2015

Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

3 stars
View map of 1430 Rhode Island NW, Washington, DC 20005

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
127 reviews
Great Choice

Loved the fun atmsphere and the great location. Walk out the door and walk a quick block to a... See full review

  • Clony
  • Jun 18, 2015
Three generation trip to DC

The hotel was nice and was in a GREAT location. A bit of a walk but within walking distance to the... See full review

  • Lisa H.
  • Mar 23, 2015
Pop art meets professionalism at the Helix, a Kimpton Hotel. Located near Logan Circle, visitors recognize the Washington, D.C. hotel even before entering -- it's the one with the man-in-the-clouds painting and giant, aqua-blue throne sculptures in front. Expect retro-cool details at every turn, paired with up-to-the-minute amenities like 37-inch flat-panel TVs. Helix, a Kimpton Hotel gets serious about meetings and events with a 24-hour business center and 2,400 square feet of function space. 
Dining
A Space Age-goes-underwater vibe and custom cocktail creations like Pajama Party, Material Girl and The Curious Bee make the Helix Lounge a delicious feast for all the senses. Expect white vinyl ottomans and lime-hued side tables behind sheer privacy curtains, all awash in royal blue light.
Rooms

Marilyn Monroe and Jackie O. live here alongside surfer dudes, all in Warhol prints and attention-grabbing photographic tapestries. A fun, funky vibe permeates every element of guest rooms and suites at Helix, a Kimpton Hotel - find it in ottomans in primary colors, sleek black furnishings and polka-dot accessories. Comfort doesn't suffer for fashion: European linens, down comforters, plush animal print robes and Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities are all standard.


Choose from deluxe rooms, kitchenette studios and the 700-square-foot Helix suite. Families and groups love the bunk bed room, with its two separate sleeping areas. The flex room appeals to health-conscious guests with a workout area equipped with cardio and yoga equipment. Pets are welcome at Helix, a Kimpton Hotel at no additional charge.
Property features
Kerstin Florian organic body and skin products are some of the tools used at Helix, a Kimpton Hotel to create muscle-relaxing, mind-melting in-room spa treatments like the aroma journey massage and lavender dreams aromatherapy treatment.
Highlights

  • Daily Bubbly Hour and weekly Backyard BBQ Bash
  • Weekly Doggie Happy Hour caters to canine guests (humans also welcome)
  • Sexy style in guest rooms and the Helix Lounge
  • Washington, D.C. boutique hotel near Dupont Circle

Nearby attractions

  • Dupont Circle (0.6 mi/0.9 km)
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center (0.6 mi/0.9 km)
  • The White House (0.8 mi/1.2 km)
  • National Mall (1.3 mi/2.1 km)

Business

  • 24-hour business center
  • 2,240 square feet of function space 

Transportation

  • Farragut North Metro Station (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (4.1 mi/6.6 km)
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (22.5 mi/36.3 km)

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Helix, a Kimpton Hotel Rooms

Queen Queen Studio
Queen Queen Studio, 400 Sq. Ft
King Studio
King Studio Room, 400 sq ft non-smoking room with king sized platform bed
Accessible QnQn Studio Roll In
Accessible Queen Queen Studio Rm 2 queen beds 400 sq ft with roll in shower
King Studio Kitchenette
King Studio with kitchenette and eating area 400 sq ft non-smoking room with king sized bed
Flex Room with Cardio Equipment
Flex Room with cardio and yoga equipment 400 sq ft non-smoking king bed
Bunk Room
Bunk Room with separate king bed and bunk bed with twin beds 400 sq ft
Helix Suite
Helix Suite with king platform bed 700 sq ft L-shaped sectional sofa walk-in dressing rm

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Pet friendly
Elevators
FEMA approved
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Room service
Meal plan - continental
Family plan
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Express checkout
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
Conference facilities
Audio visual equipment
Conference suite
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Indoor parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Cordless phone
Safe
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Mini bar
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
In room movies
Temperature control
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
International direct dial
Sprinklers in rooms

Nearby points of interest

  • Studio Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • J Edgar Hoover FBI Building: 0.3 mi
  • National Geographic Society: 0.3 mi
  • Boy Scouts Memorial: 0.5 mi
  • Washington Convention Center: 0.6 mi
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts: 0.6 mi
  • Lafayette Square: 0.6 mi
  • U Street Corridor: 0.6 mi
  • Decatur House: 0.7 mi
  • Department of Treasury: 0.7 mi
  • Lincoln Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Blair House: 0.7 mi
  • Bohemian Caverns: 0.7 mi
  • Renwick Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.7 mi
  • Studio Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • J Edgar Hoover FBI Building: 0.3 mi
  • National Geographic Society: 0.3 mi
  • Boy Scouts Memorial: 0.5 mi
  • Washington Convention Center: 0.6 mi
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts: 0.6 mi
  • Lafayette Square: 0.6 mi
  • U Street Corridor: 0.6 mi
  • Decatur House: 0.7 mi
  • Department of Treasury: 0.7 mi
  • Lincoln Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Blair House: 0.7 mi
  • Bohemian Caverns: 0.7 mi
  • Renwick Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.7 mi
  • Phillips Collection: 0.8 mi
  • Albert Einstein Memorial: 0.8 mi
  • National Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • Warner Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • Freedom Plaza: 0.9 mi
  • National Museum of American Art: 0.9 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.9 mi
  • Fords Theatre: 0.9 mi
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Zero Milestone: 0.9 mi
  • National Aquarium: 0.9 mi
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art: 0.9 mi
  • International Spy Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.9 mi
  • Verizon Center: 1 mi
  • Presidents Park: 1 mi
  • Ronald Reagan Building: 1 mi
  • Old Post office Pavilion: 1 mi
  • Federal Triangle: 1 mi
  • Koshland Science Museum: 1.1 mi
  • National Building Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Folger Shakespeare Library: 1.1 mi
  • Art Museum of The Americas: 1.1 mi
  • Howard University: 1.1 mi
  • National Museum of American History: 1.2 mi
  • Judiciary Square: 1.2 mi
  • National Archives: 1.2 mi
  • National Museum of Natural History: 1.2 mi
  • Dumbarton House: 1.2 mi
  • Newseum: 1.3 mi

Dining

Helix Lounge
Savor every moment at this indescribably delicious Downtown Washington DC lounge - just an elevator ride away from your guest room. Helix Lounge is the also the perfect place for a star-studded private party- adding a Hollywood twist to your celebration

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
21 out of 127
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.9

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lisa H.
Business
N/A
Mar 23, 2015

Three generation trip to DC

The hotel was nice and was in a GREAT location. A bit of a walk but within walking distance to the national mall. Only downside was no restaurant or pool. I would stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Angelote
Business
Houston, TX
Dec 1, 2014

Long family weekend in Washington

Good price and location, nearby restaurants on 14th Street. But the hotel is quite old and needs a renewal.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Supergod
Business
Stamford, ct
Aug 20, 2014

Cosy but fantastic visual appeal

The contemporary design is awesome. I loved the colors and theme. Service is good. However the bathroom could have been bigger. It is too small for the amount of money paid.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JPfromDC
Business
Washington DC
Jun 25, 2014

Funky hotel in a great part of town

We booked this hotel because of it's advertised rates and advice from friends who had once stayed here. The place has a unique retro feel--very colorful and lively with interesting furniture and art that doesn't exactly fit any period. It's hip and casual, but very clean and nicely arranged. The location is close to the whole strip of 14th street with restaurants and shops, and not far from Dupont Circle. And Zentan--a real find--is two blocks away. A great place and a great value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Zentan--asian fusion food that's superb. Masa 14 is also close and very good.

Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Joely Bogan
Business
Ohio
Feb 25, 2014

not happy

I was told there was free parking, turned out it was 50 dollars a night!! Who charges that ? Someone who knows you have no other choice! Got into hotel it smelled funny. No amenities but a bar of soap. Room was decently clean. Room stayed at 80 degrees with the heat off, to hot to even sleep. was up until 5 am when i finally called down to front desk because of all the partying going on. It then got quiet. Room service messed up our order. And then it made my daughter sick. ice machines were all broken. Finally went down the next day to tell them all that was the matter and he told me to just check out if i was not happy. Staff act like you are a step lower then them. I checked out and still staff was rude by looking their noses down at us.. I do not recommend this hotel whatsoever !!! The decor is cute and different .. and that is why i booked this hotel. Wanted my daughter to have a good experience. She hated it!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kaye e
Business
VA
Jan 11, 2014

Good Experience

The pop art style of the hotel was great, although it did photograph a little bit nicer than it actually was. Service was good, the room was clean. They also offered a champagne hour and a hot chocolate bar hour which was a nice addition.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
BillfromSac
Business
Sacramento, CA, USA
Dec 24, 2013

Great value in a very friendly atmoshphere

The Helix was a great place to stay! I was upgraded to a suite by a very friendly front desk agent who did not want to put me on the second floor because I was staying 4 nights and it might be a bit noisy. Everything was quite comfortable and welcoming. I wanted to stay for another week.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
dan a. minnesota
Business
minnesota
Aug 17, 2013

nice family time.

the location of the hotel is good if you plan to walk to the national mall.i was a guest there for three nights and i walk every day to visit the white house and the museums and all monuments in national mall.also the metro stations are very close.a good experience,i would stay at the same hotel again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

breakfast

Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
wondawoman
Business
Bel Air, Md
Jul 31, 2013

Very pleasant!

A good value for the most part. I wasn't crazy about the IKEA dorm room feel of the contemporary furnishings but I liked the price, the staff and the location. It was very nice to be able to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and feel like you were a guest in the staff's home. Very well run and efficient. I do wish the shower head was higher though. i am 5'11 with a fused cervical spine so showering was a challenge.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
4hanover
Business
Atlanta
Jun 4, 2013

Hipp Hotel

Nice hotel with good walking distance to sites. Hipp decoration.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

there are a couple of good restaurants on the next street

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