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Hotel Helix

(Now Closed)
Hotel and Hotel Bar · Logan Circle - Shaw
1430 Rhode Island Ave NW (btwn 14th St. NW & 15th St. NW), Washington, D.C. 20005, United States
Beer, Wine
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Located in downtown Washington, DC, Hotel Helix is a glamorous, hip boutique hotel - steps from DuPont Circle – with a Hollywood style, colorful rooms and suites, meeting space, concierge, and Washington, DC vacation packages.

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  • AFAR Media
    Located in the heart of the edgy Logan Circle neighborhood/14th Street Corridor, the Helix features 178 guest rooms with eye-popping patterns, bright colors, and a minimalist feel. Read more
    AFAR Media · August 4, 2014
  • Kevin R.
    The area is the best part if the hotel. Staff was extremely friendly. Rooms could use a little upkeep - wallpaper coming off the walls, furniture damaged looking. Overall a great stay though!
    Kevin R · June 26, 2012
  • Burger Days
    After a menu revamp, this spot comes correct with a full-on burger bar. Check out the bacon jam topped Helix or the brisket chili & onion ring Texan. Also available on top: a fried egg & crab dip. Read more
    Burger Days · June 1, 2012
  • Shana F.
    This hotel is chic and pet friendly. The room are mostly different in deco and can be request the theme. All staff are very helpful. Prices are reasonable consider in the heart of the city downtown.
    Shana Fong · April 15, 2014
  • Alexandra S.
    Don't ever bring a date or anyone you're trying to impress. Brothel-curtains at the entrance and the euro trash decor gives it a mod Hostel feel. I'm sure HH is great but horrible for out-of-towners
    Alexandra Sacasa · May 1, 2011
  • Matthew M.
    Mod lobby brings your right to the point. Small yet nifty bar lends it personality to the thematic evil lair lines. Good service, full cocktail list. Tiny TVs. ** #mayormorris
    Matthew Morris · December 15, 2012
  • Max
    I didn't get hot water in the shower both days I was there. I was assured that the issue was solved after the first time and it wasn't. They took off $20 from the bill but I wouldn't stay here again
    Max · March 2, 2011
  • Mitch H.
    The air conditioning is awful, and they pre-authorize $100 PER NIGHT on your card without disclosing it. We called their operator for over an hour no answer! Just trying to set a wake up call!
    Mitch Hall · July 28, 2013
  • Sharonda J.
    Nice hotel. Very spacious rooms. The rooms could stand a deep cleaning on the carpets and a few upgrades in the bathrooms. Not the best but far from the worst.
    Sharonda Jackson · June 15, 2014
  • Nakia H.
    Sign up online to become a Kimpton InTouch member (Free). Then be sure to get your "Raid the Mini Bar" card: credit for 2 items, max $10!
    Nakia H · October 5, 2010
  • Dave W.
    We've stayed here both times we've come to DC with our son and it's been a very good base of operations for us. They are very kid friendly.
    Dave Wakeman · February 4, 2012
  • Jeremy C.
    Great location near bustling 14th street and a half mile or so walk to DuPont Circle metro makes it worth a try for business travel
    Jeremy C · October 10, 2015
  • Caltechgirl
    Location is awesome, close to most of DC, walking distance to tons of great food and Whole Foods, to. Far from Metro, though.
    Caltechgirl · November 16, 2011
    Don't miss the hosted wine hour every 5-6 pm. Here you get to taste delicious wines and mingle with other guests. · August 23, 2012
  • Matthew K.
    Food at the restaurant is decent, but not great. Skip the chicken... It's been dry every time I've tried it. But there are some great restaurants in the area.
    Matthew Keasling · December 5, 2013
  • Kara M.
    Great place to stay! The staff was very attentive and even left a special treat in our room for my sons birthday.
    Kara M. · June 21, 2014
  • Francesco G.
    Great hotel !! It looks like an apartment with living room, bathroom and bedroom. The mattress offers sweet dreams.
    Francesco Gottardo · August 21, 2014
  • Dana D.
    From 5-6 free wine and champaign! Friendly staff!! Great location! Bars off 14th street are fun and yummy!
    Dana Danielle · January 21, 2014
  • Justin B.
    Happy hour has cheap beers and mixed drinks - the patio is huge, comfortable and doesnt often fill up :)
    Justin Blau · May 6, 2010
  • 💚💕Amber F.
    Pros: Complimentary happy hour 5-6 !! Cons: $100 incidental hold and $42 a day for parking
  • Christien L.
    Kimptons may have the most unique amenities. This bar has pop rocks and pez! What else do you need?. #love
    Christien Louviere · May 10, 2013
  • Mark M.
    beautiful comfy hotel. wifi is super fast and you get cool bathrobes for your stay!
    Mark Mis🍔 · December 11, 2013
    When we’re feeling frolicsome, nothing beats Hotel Helix – it’s hip, it’s fun, and it’s sexy. The rooms are quite spacious, well appointed, and have a boutiquey flair. Read more · July 1, 2013
  • Bill K.
    Stop by for the "Bubbly Reception" with complimentary champagne and wine. 5-6 each evening.
    Bill Kneass · May 1, 2010
  • Bethany M.
    Really fantastic staff and I love the decor. One of my favorite hotels in the city!
    Bethany Milroy · March 2, 2011
  • Christina D.
    Dude we get it... You didn't get hot water. My AT&T service is great. Fun place to stay if you have a sense of humor
    Christina D · August 27, 2011
  • Amanda K.
    It's no longer on the menu, but request the Count Dracula. It's a chocolate martini with marshmallows in it. It's the perfect after-dinner treat.
    Amanda K · April 24, 2010
  • Dave H.
    Drink prices are real high; be sure to catch the specials at happy hour.
    Dave Horan · August 30, 2012
  • Alvin C.
    Beer geeks try Churchkey around the corner amazing draft and cask selections.
    Alvin Chao · July 27, 2013
  • Maria
    Nice vibe/decor. Patio. Good, strong drinks. Never really overcrowded. Good spot after a date for some drinks.
    Maria · January 12, 2010
  • Jeanine G.
    Fun boutique hotel in Dupont Circle in DC - pet friendly, and a great patio!
    Jeanine Guidry · September 5, 2011
  • Nakia H.
    If you pay with a debit card, it takes 5 days at LEAST for the authorization to come off of your account. Takes only 1 day at the Liaison Capitol Hill :(
    Nakia H · October 6, 2010
  • frederic b.
    Nice and not too expensive. Can be noisy especially on the weekend!
    frederic boulanger · November 23, 2014
  • Rick G.
    Great place to stay and the service was very good. Location is great too.
    Rick G · July 25, 2011
  • Mark R.
    Good prices, comfortable rooms, retro decor and helpful staff.
    Mark Ricks · October 25, 2013
  • Allison B.
    Milkshake with Bourbon from room service was just what I needed after a stressful travel day! I love Kimpton hotels!!!
    Allison Buchanan · January 27, 2011
  • Kyle d.
    This hotel is relatively cheap, but the decor makes it one of the strangest hotels I've ever stayed at.
    Kyle de Beausset · September 14, 2010
  • Michael O.
    The hotel is awesome. Staff is amazing
    Michael Ogle · September 6, 2015
  • Angela W.
    Find Ayanna and ask her to make something up for you! She makes some killer cocktails!
    Angela W · February 28, 2012
  • Balázs B.
    Good room, not the cheapest, and the wallet costs 35$ for overnight
    Balázs Bánáti · August 20, 2011
  • Jan S.
    Amazing Staff and service! Cool hotel. Can't wait to return!
    Jan Stevens · May 24, 2014
  • Hong N.
    at check in during this August, just say the word "Popsicle" and you will have a surprise
    Hong Nguyen · August 24, 2010
  • carmel c.
    happy hour 5-7p. great selection of drinks and nice atmosphere
    carmel christine · February 4, 2011
  • Kitty K.
    Weird my ATT service has been fine here but others have had trouble.
    Kitty Kurth · May 9, 2010
  • andrea
    Great corner room, great vibe, good food
    andrea · April 27, 2011
  • Jeffery B.
    Enjoy the wine try the mini-crab cakes!
    Jeffery Bialek · March 24, 2010
  • Wanda B.
    Cute mini bar! So retro!
    Wanda Belanger · October 22, 2014
  • Keith A.
    The lounge turns into a club on Friday nights. Tons of young hiphop heads.
    Keith Aikens · January 23, 2010
  • Christian E.
    They claim to have phone chargers, but not for iPhone.. One of the most popular devices..
    Christian Eduardo · June 11, 2011
  • Chris B.
    Great wine reception each evening. It is a party!
    Chris Berry · January 30, 2012
  • Denitria F.
    I love spending my birthdays here.
    Denitria Ferebee · October 6, 2013
  • Lee E.
    Bad vibe, bad decor,no freakin' room service.
    Lee Earle · April 22, 2011
  • Jamie F.
    Definitely having ATT issues here as well.
    Jamie Forrest · August 11, 2010
  • Elaine P.
    Love the sparkling wine at happy hour!
    Elaine Pinder · October 13, 2014
  • Jim V.
    Delicious cocktails and very good food.
    Jim Van Fleet · November 27, 2009
  • Nakia H.
    If you have AT&T don't expect service in the hotel.
    Nakia H · May 6, 2010
  • AT N.
    One of the best bartenders in town.
    AT NW'sFinest · December 7, 2013
  • Jamie C.
    Low quality mattress. Sags, worn out springs.
    Jamie Chase · March 17, 2015
  • Donte P. J.
    The GM let me use his iPhone charger. Nice folks!
    Donte P. Johnson · March 1, 2012
  • Lance S.
    Hit the lounge up and ask for my buddies Walter or Ayana!
    Lance Scriber, PhD · November 14, 2012
  • Kamal J.
    Only Place I stay when in DC
    Kamal Jones · December 26, 2011
  • Morgan T.
    Where I spotted Lil' Wayne on the elevator.
    Morgan Thomas · November 11, 2014
  • Christian E.
    Hmm ATT service is hit or miss
    Christian Eduardo · June 11, 2011
  • Jamie C.
    No coffee maker in room.
    Jamie Chase · March 17, 2015
  • Hillary H.
    Free bikes! Check one out for the day.
    Hillary Hartley · February 20, 2013
  • Lynn P.
    Get the Curious Bee cocktail!
    Lynn Pina · January 15, 2012
  • Jim V.
    Have a Pajama Party at the bar.
    Jim Van Fleet · November 27, 2009
  • Jamie C.
    Just 1000 degrees of bad. Avoid at all costs.
    Jamie Chase · March 17, 2015

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