$100 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 11, 2015 Check-out: Jan 12, 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

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
12 out of 124
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.1

75% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nat Hayes
Business
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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.

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Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ellabythesea
Business
Long Beach
Feb 10, 2014

Good vibe vs poor design and not so clean

If you like your hotel pic sparkly clean just keep looking- hallways always needed help, there were things overlooked in the room etc. The room design itself made no sense with a large but cool looking dresser/minibar making the flow to the bathroom a trickle of space and a huge lamp placed right in front of wall art. Now to the good. The front service staff are friendly. The artsy feel is fun. The location is pretty good and there's a name brand coffee shop and organic food store within easy walking.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Go to the brand new restaurant roofer's union for great food and casual yet trendy atmosphere atmosphere overlooking great block. The chef is all about great tasting food that pairs successful combinations of favors. Try the fried brussel sprouts but just ask for two orders right away because- YUM Then ask the bartender to make something up - we did with non alcoholic drinks and it was amazing - they are using herbs and spices to mix things up bringing a whole new palette to beverages! I'll return as soon as I'm back in DC

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Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Emily B 72
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Jan 29, 2014

fun hotel

clean, fun bar, good service. Enjoyed the interesting decor and amenities

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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Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Emily B 72
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Jan 27, 2014

Visiting friends

We stayed one night. Good price, clean rooms and interesting decor. Made a hotel stay more fun

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

Business

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

Business

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Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
victorialuvs2travel
Business
washington dc
Mar 3, 2013

Great fun night

The Helix provided the perfect bounce off into a night of fun in Dupont Circle. Although we missed the wine happy hour, the front desk graciously offered us a complimentary glass of wine. The room was large enough for three of us to spread out and get ready in. I love the quirky Kimpton touches, and this one doesn't disappoint! Everything was great, I'd stay here again in a heartbeat!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Eat at Boqueria - fantastic fair priced tapas restaurant that was really incredible!

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Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Warwick, NY
Aug 5, 2011

Not What I expected

The Helix Hotel was very novel. Clean and decorated true to the Art Deco theme. I wouldn't consider this a four star hotel,but the customer service was friendly and my friend and I had a comfortable room. It felt more like a teenager bedroom with surfer pictures and a pair of bunkbeds next to the king bed! We laughed and thought it was funny but the price was fair and we knew that the hotel was a little further than walking distance to the monuments when we booked it. I just wished that it was more elegantly decorated and they could spare the toiletries. Refillable shampoo, and conditioner bottles bolted to the shower were a real turn off, and the curtain entrance with stage lights were a little tacky. Other than that no complaints. Relatively easy to check in and out and the hotel was more than happy to hold our luggage for us while we were sightseeing on the last day after we checked out. Over all, I think a younger clientele would appreciate this hotel. Next time, I would up the standards.

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

Business

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Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
shopperqueen
Business
York, PA
May 7, 2011

Average stay but very attractive decor.

Very disappointed that coffee was not in the room in the morning. Surprised at "continental" breakfast when charged for the bagel! Had a Mastercard notation on my bill which I do not carry - messed up the billing but I believe my bank statement will clear this up. No good mirror in the room. Fabulous outdoor seating area for drinks, conversation, breakfast. Pleasant, helpful and polite staff.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

We were there for a jazz performance in Georgetown which was Fabulous and offered every weekend entertainment with excellent meals.

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Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
TONY DOUBLE STOMACH....
Business
MIAMI, FLORIDA
Aug 19, 2010

EXCELLENT SERVICE-GREAT LOCATION ! ! ! !

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE HELIX HOTEL... GREAT LOCATION ON WASHINGTON DC....GREAT SERVICE, VERY NICE PEOPLE..AND DELICIOUS LIMONADE ON THE AFTERNOONS.......... DO NOT MISS IT ! !

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

LOCATED IN A BEATIFUL AND NICE AREA.... CLOSE TO GOOD RESTAURANTS, SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD.....

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Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Boston, Ma
Sep 7, 2009

Awesome hotel!

This hotel is a hotspot! Close to tourist attractions, clean, fantastic decor!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Great restaurants and attractions a short walk from the hotel. If you are not used to walking then its a long walk though.

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