$100 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 16, 2015 Check-out: Jan 17, 2015

Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

3 stars
1430 Rhode Island NW, Washington, DC 20005
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
124 reviews
Great boutique hotel

I've stayed here several times before. Loved it each time! They are dog friendly, too! Clean and... See full review

  • BklynScott
  • Sep 5, 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... See full review

  • JPfromDC
  • Jun 25, 2014
One-of-a-kind Logan Circle hotel puts the emphasis on art
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. 
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

Helix, a Kimpton Hotel 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.
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.
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.
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)

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 

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Helix, a Kimpton Hotel Rooms

King Deluxe Room
King Deluxe Room 400 sq ft non-smoking room with king sized platform bed
Queen Queen Deluxe Room
Queen Queen Deluxe Room 400 sq ft 2 Queen platform beds non-smoking
03. Access Qn/Qn Deluxe Rm Roll
Accessible Queen Queen Deluxe 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 rooms
Accessible parking
Grab bars in bathroom
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
Fire alarm with light
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.

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Guest Reviews (124)

Ratings and reviews for Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
41 out of 124
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.1
Value:
4

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tanufka
Business
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Melissaann
Business
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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
shereebo
Business
fla
Dec 30, 2013

stay at the helix

Very nice hotel.good location with restraunts nearby.bed was very comfortable.have to take taxi to musceums and sightseeing.too far to walk. had a great time!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

take the metro over to pentgon city mall..Big 4 story mall.

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Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JSD100
Business
New York, NY
Sep 10, 2013

Great value

For $125 a night on the top floor, the Helix was excellent. The room was spacious and looked very cool. The bed was very comfortable, I had a great night of sleep.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

You don't have to cross the street to get to Tsunami Sushi Lounge on 14th.

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Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JBiz
Business
New York City
Sep 4, 2013

Great location, a little stuffy

There were definite wear and tears in the hotel lobby and our room. I loved the pop art and the colors. The elevator was dirty and a little smelly. The rooms are cozy and the bed was very comfy! the neighborhood is what won us over. Great local bars, restaurants and people.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Bars, whole foods, Starbucks, etc.

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Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
TVG2006
Business
Maine
Jun 1, 2013

Great location, lousy customer service, pay for parking

Be prepared to pay for parking or you have to park on the street and take your chances. The parking is 42 - 50 / per night. This was not published in the fine print either. we found out later that they simply park your car on the street...we could have done that ourselves... NOT GOOD! Asked for late check out and promptly denied. Amazing! We won't be back....ever. We would have gotten a better value at the Holiday Inn.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Please check out The Pig right around the corner on 14th Street. Amazing cocktails and amazing food. We had braised crispy pork shank....lovely :-)

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Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Decently Satisfied
Business
WA
Mar 14, 2013

Good Hotel, but startling mix-up.

Hotel was good. Room not in as good condition as pictures. Location was very good, many good restaurants in walking distance of the hotel and half mile to the nearest metro rail. Initially arrived and came in with reservation, instead was entered in as if I had no reservation and was given keys to the room. Went to the room and someone was already in it!!! Needless to say that was definitely alarming. Went back down and talked to another person (who seemed to have a much better idea of what was going on), fixed their room mix-up and gave me complimentary continental breakfasts for the rest of the stay. The room was decent but didn't have robes for two and didn't seem to be in the best shape. I imagine this may have occurred to their room mix up and then ending up in a totally different floor. The complimentary breakfast is pastries, toast, yogurt, oatmeal, and OJ. Should be included with any room, not an additional fee since it is not really anything special.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Traveling Bean
Business
Washington DC
Feb 13, 2013

Awesome romantic getaway

If you like funky, offbeat hotels then Helix is perfect. Unique decor, friendly staff & the room was just too cool. Highly recommend!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Ceiba is a fantastic restaurant and it's only about a kilometer walk from the hotel

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Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
sheres100
Business
New Jersey
Dec 27, 2012

Excellent stay

We stayed in an amazing and HUGE room with a very very comfy king size bed! Very clean. Outdated art and decor but who cares? They serve complimentary wine, champagne and cider during happy hour in their lounge area :) :) :) Management and staff are VERY helpful. One night I really wanted to sip some tea and the bar was closed. The guy at the front desk brought me a whole kettle with hot water and gave me 6-7 bags of tea :) Would definitely recommend staying here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Whole foods, a nice restaurant Ghana cafe, A nice crepe place - Point Chaud Cafe and Crepes are a short walk away!

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