$119 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 7, 2015 Check-out: Sep 8, 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
129 out of 129
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.3
Value:
4

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Angelote
Family
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:

Family

Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
spikertootoo
Single
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:

Single

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

5
5.01.0
BklynScott
Business
Brooklyn, NY
Sep 5, 2014

Great boutique hotel

I've stayed here several times before. Loved it each time! They are dog friendly, too! Clean and hip! What more could you ask for! Kimpton Hotels rule, indeed!

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

Business

Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Supergod
Family
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:

Family

Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JPfromDC
Family
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:

Family

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

4
5.01.0
Nat Hayes
Friends
Pittsburgh
Jun 9, 2014

Stylish hotel in welcoming DC neighborhood

Biked down to DC from Pittsburgh and stayed at the Helix. Bike parking is immediately outside the lobby and monitored by the staff. The hotel is situated in an area of DC that's more so locals that tourists, I believe. Plenty of bars, restaurants and basic amenities, such as, grocers, pharmacies and a bike shop, all a short walk from the hotel. Leopard print bath robes were a nice touch.

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

Friends

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Churchkey! With such a healthy variety of beers, skip the white house tour and knock back a few at this place.

Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tanufka
Couples
Philadelphia
May 14, 2014

Loved it

Absolutely loved it!!! Very unique hotel! Fun! Fun! Fun! The only thing was expensive is overnight parking-50$ , however, chexk out time was 12, but hotel let me keep my car till 6 pm, sobi had some extra time to explore Washington.

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

Couples

Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Chuck52
Business
Knoxville, Tennessee
Apr 19, 2014

Another eclectic Kimpton

This is a conveniently located hotel near Logan Circle. It is the usual eclectic Kimpton style, and is a good value in my opinion. If you sign up for Kimpton InTouch, you will get free internet and $10 of free stuff from the minibar. As is typical for Kimpton, this is not a traditional hotel with a large lobby, gift shop, etc. Rather it is an older building that has been refurbished in a Museum of Modern Art style. It's not for everyone, but I like it.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Plenty of restaurants nearby and in the Dupont Circle area which is within walking distance.

Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ejmeerkat99
Couples
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:

Couples

Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Melissaann
Couples
Paramus, New Jersey
Mar 7, 2014

Not Bad

The location of this hotel is excellent, surrounded by many local eateries and bars but the hotel itself is so-so. Rooms are a decent size but it was very stuffy not a good sleep.

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

Couples

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