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Hotel Helix

1430 Rhode Island Ave NW (btwn 14th St. NW & 15th St. NW), Washington, D.C. 20005, United States
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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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  • 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
  • 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
  • Bethany M.

    Really fantastic staff and I love the decor. One of my favorite hotels in the city!

    Bethany Milroy · March 2, 2011
  • 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
  • Bill K.

    Stop by for the "Bubbly Reception" with complimentary champagne and wine. 5-6 each evening.

    Bill Kneass · May 1, 2010

    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
  • Lance S.

    Hit the lounge up and ask for my buddies Walter or Ayana!

    Lance Scriber, PhD · November 14, 2012
  • Jan S.

    Amazing Staff and service! Cool hotel. Can't wait to return!

    Jan Stevens · May 24, 2014
  • Scott K.

    The suites are awesome!!!

    Scott Karp · September 24, 2011
  • 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
  • Jim V.

    Delicious cocktails and very good food.

    Jim Van Fleet · November 27, 2009

    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
  • Angela W.

    Find Ayanna and ask her to make something up for you! She makes some killer cocktails!

    Angela W · February 28, 2012
  • Maria

    Nice vibe/decor. Patio. Good, strong drinks. Never really overcrowded. Good spot after a date for some drinks.

    Maria · January 12, 2010
  • frederic b.

    Nice and not too expensive. Can be noisy especially on the weekend!

    frederic boulanger · November 23, 2014
  • AT N.

    One of the best bartenders in town.

    AT NW'sFinest · December 7, 2013
  • Hillary H.

    Free bikes! Check one out for the day.

    Hillary Hartley · February 20, 2013
  • 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
  • Donte P. J.

    The GM let me use his iPhone charger. Nice folks!

    Donte P. Johnson · March 1, 2012
  • Chris B.

    Great wine reception each evening. It is a party!

    Chris Berry · January 30, 2012
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rick G.

    Great place to stay and the service was very good. Location is great too.

    Rick G · July 25, 2011
  • Christian E.

    Hmm ATT service is hit or miss

    Christian Eduardo · June 11, 2011
  • Hong N.

    at check in during this August, just say the word "Popsicle" and you will have a surprise

    Hong Nguyen · August 24, 2010
  • Jeffery B.

    Enjoy the wine try the mini-crab cakes!

    Jeffery Bialek · March 24, 2010
  • Morgan T.

    Where I spotted Lil' Wayne on the elevator.

    Morgan Thomas · November 11, 2014
  • Wanda B.

    Cute mini bar! So retro!

    Wanda Belanger · October 22, 2014
  • Elaine P.

    Love the sparkling wine at happy hour!

    Elaine Pinder · October 13, 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
  • 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
  • 💚💕Amber F.

    Pros: Complimentary happy hour 5-6 !! Cons: $100 incidental hold and $42 a day for parking

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hotel WiFi Test

    Paid WiFi at this place is fairly fast (as of March 5, 2014) Read more

    Hotel WiFi Test · March 20, 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
  • Mark M.

    beautiful comfy hotel. wifi is super fast and you get cool bathrobes for your stay!

    Mark Mis🍔 · December 11, 2013
  • 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
  • Mark R.

    Good prices, comfortable rooms, retro decor and helpful staff.

    Mark Ricks · October 25, 2013
  • Denitria F.

    I love spending my birthdays here.

    Denitria Ferebee · October 6, 2013
  • 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
  • Alvin C.

    Beer geeks try Churchkey around the corner amazing draft and cask selections.

    Alvin Chao · July 27, 2013
  • 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
  • Dave H.

    Drink prices are real high; be sure to catch the specials at happy hour.

    Dave Horan · August 30, 2012
  • Gordon M.

    Mellow bar scene, not the best playlist but I'll take it for a low key night.

    Gordon Meyer · February 10, 2012
  • 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
  • Lynn P.

    Get the Curious Bee cocktail!

    Lynn Pina · January 15, 2012
  • Kamal J.

    Only Place I stay when in DC

    Kamal Jones · December 26, 2011

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