€119.20 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 20 Mar 2015 Check-out 21 Mar 2015

Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

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

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
129 reviews
Fun decor, clean

The hotel was within walking distance to the capital monuments and white house. It was clean and... See full review

  • Dorothy
  • 20 Feb 2015
Good Deal

This hotel was a good deal. It was clean and functional, good location. However, we would have had... See full review

  • Travel1
  • 5 Jan 2015
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 

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 centre or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Room service
Meal plan - continental
Family plan
Services
24 hour front desk
Business centre
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
Cable or sat. TV
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: 0.2 km
  • J Edgar Hoover FBI Building: 0.5 km
  • National Geographic Society: 0.5 km
  • Boy Scouts Memorial: 0.8 km
  • Washington Convention Center: 0.9 km
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts: 1 km
  • Lafayette Square: 1 km
  • U Street Corridor: 1 km
  • Decatur House: 1.1 km
  • Department of Treasury: 1.1 km
  • Lincoln Theatre: 1.1 km
  • Blair House: 1.1 km
  • Bohemian Caverns: 1.2 km
  • Renwick Gallery: 1.2 km
  • Chinatown: 1.2 km
  • Studio Theatre: 0.2 km
  • J Edgar Hoover FBI Building: 0.5 km
  • National Geographic Society: 0.5 km
  • Boy Scouts Memorial: 0.8 km
  • Washington Convention Center: 0.9 km
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts: 1 km
  • Lafayette Square: 1 km
  • U Street Corridor: 1 km
  • Decatur House: 1.1 km
  • Department of Treasury: 1.1 km
  • Lincoln Theatre: 1.1 km
  • Blair House: 1.1 km
  • Bohemian Caverns: 1.2 km
  • Renwick Gallery: 1.2 km
  • Chinatown: 1.2 km
  • Phillips Collection: 1.2 km
  • Albert Einstein Memorial: 1.3 km
  • National Theatre: 1.3 km
  • Warner Theatre: 1.4 km
  • Freedom Plaza: 1.4 km
  • National Museum of American Art: 1.4 km
  • National Portrait Gallery: 1.4 km
  • Fords Theatre: 1.4 km
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum: 1.4 km
  • Zero Milestone: 1.5 km
  • National Aquarium: 1.5 km
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art: 1.5 km
  • International Spy Museum: 1.5 km
  • Octagon House: 1.5 km
  • Verizon Center: 1.6 km
  • Presidents Park: 1.6 km
  • Ronald Reagan Building: 1.6 km
  • Old Post office Pavilion: 1.6 km
  • Federal Triangle: 1.6 km
  • Koshland Science Museum: 1.8 km
  • National Building Museum: 1.8 km
  • Folger Shakespeare Library: 1.8 km
  • Art Museum of The Americas: 1.8 km
  • Howard University: 1.8 km
  • National Museum of American History: 1.9 km
  • Judiciary Square: 1.9 km
  • National Archives: 1.9 km
  • National Museum of Natural History: 2 km
  • Dumbarton House: 2 km
  • Newseum: 2 km

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

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted 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 (129)

Ratings and reviews for Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
129 out of 129
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

5
5.01.0
Dorothy
Business
hershey
20 Feb 2015

Fun decor, clean

The hotel was within walking distance to the capital monuments and white house. It was clean and uniquely decorated in a fun contemporary fashion.

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

Business

Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Steve49
Business
Cotuit
18 Jan 2015

DC Hotel

The Helix is modern with an eclectic vibe. Conveniently located and quiet. The only thing that I would improve are the tables and chairs at breakfast. Not very comfortable.

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

Business

Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Enid C.
Business
Quechee
6 Jan 2015

Nice hotel

Nice and big room with lots of style. I like the early morning free coffee as well. Good location.

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

Business

Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Travel1
Business
N/A
5 Jan 2015

Good Deal

This hotel was a good deal. It was clean and functional, good location. However, we would have had to pay for Wi-Fi, which is a drawback.

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

Business

Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Wayne
Business
N/A
29 Dec 2014

Great place to stay in DC

The staff was extremely helpful we showed up early and ask if we could get a early check-in, we went to get a quick bite to eat and when we returned they had our room already for us. Its about five blocks to walk to the National Mall, but a great way to see the city. Easy ride in taxi from Reagen International.

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

Business

Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Angelote
Business
Houston, TX
1 Dec 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
Holiday purpose:

Business

Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
spikertootoo
Business
seattle
18 Oct 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
Holiday 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

5
5.01.0
BklynScott
Business
Brooklyn, NY
5 Sep 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
Holiday purpose:

Business

Review of Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JPfromDC
Business
Washington DC
25 Jun 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
Holiday 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

4
5.01.0
Nat Hayes
Business
Pittsburgh
9 Jun 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
Holiday 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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