$119 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jun 26, 2015 Check-out: Jun 28, 2015

Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

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

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
133 out of 133
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.2
Value:
4

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
spikertootoo
Business
seattle
Oct 18, 2014

Wanna Be Swanky Hotel Just North of Things

This looks like an older hotel that got some new wall paper, not enough glue for the wall paper, and plenty of artsy looking photos put up all over the place. So it's an attempt to be a Dwell/hipster venue, but not quite cutting it. With all of that said, it's just fine if you need a place to crash in DC and don't mind $pending $ome dough.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

The Whole Foods is north just one block -- that's a great plus of this hotel!

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
harlem20
Business
New York, NY
Dec 31, 2013

My favorite DC hotel.

The location is the most attractive part. Simple and chic. The bar lounge is nice and relaxing. Rooms are great

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

4
5.01.0
ejmeerkat99
Business
Lyndhurst, NJ
Mar 24, 2014

Kitschy hotel that was clean throughout

Our room with the king bed was very roomy, came with a bathrobe and hair dryer. Nice first floor bar which was always filled with guests. We had a room over the bar but it was super quiet so it must have been sound proofed. Location was great for nearby restaurants and bars, and has a 10-12 minute walk to the nearest metro station.

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

Business

Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tax Traveller
Business
Chicago, IL
Nov 7, 2011

OK For a Business Trip

The staff tries very hard and does a good job of making guests comfortable. The room does a slightly less good job, as there was definitely a tilt toward style over substance.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
andywarholiday
Business
Huntsville, AL, USA
Jan 8, 2012

Quirky 60s art safari

This hotel is not for everyone, but you'll know if it is the second you walk through the door, as this one wears its art on its sleeve! The swanktastic decor is retro-modern with a knowing wink and a cheeseball smirk at 60's pallets and patterns and the hotel obviously aims for fun. With free wine happy hour nightly, snakeskin elevators, and a mini-bar whose menu includes Pez, Wax Lips, and Pop Rocks, Hotel Helix bends over backwards to put a smile on your face and keep it there. Dog friendly AND people friendly, this hotel is heavy on the artsy but light on the fartsy. We loved it!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Thai Tanic! Cute Thai place with great food and reasonable prices literally just around the corner from the hotel.

Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Vica's FL
Business
Fort lauderdale, FL
Jul 17, 2012

Great for short stay

Very Friendly stuff. The price is affordable. Clean rooms. Good location to walk around town.

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

Business

Dining tip: Not Applicable

Levante's

Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DJHKS
Business
Kansas City
Jul 19, 2012

Not your average hotel

The staff were very friendly upon check-in, and I loved the decor here. Instead of boring neutrals, the Helix has awesome patterns and colors, with fun artwork and lighting, too. The bed was comfy, the mini-bar well-stocked... seriously good stuff.

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

Business

Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kbuggz
Business
Washington, DC
Jun 10, 2012

Great!

This hotel was fun and located near many bars and places to eat. The room was clean and comfortable. The staff was very friendly.

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

Business

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