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1430 Rhode Island Ave NW Washington, DC 20005
1430 Rhode Island Avenue NorthwestUSDistrict of ColumbiaWashington20005
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Stay at Helix, a downtown DC hotel near Dupont Circle and the White House. Kimpton guests enjoy free WiFi, morning coffee and tea, and evening wine hour.
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Stylish lodging in a vibrant hotel with a cocktail lounge, free bike rentals & evening wine hours.- Google
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Danielle Ricks
8 months ago
I've had two "staycations" and two birthday celebrations at the Helix. I love the staff, atmosphere, and accommodations. The rooms are funky. The staff exceptionally accommodating. The biggest attraction is their bar/lounge area and on summer nights you can hang outside on the patio. Oh, and for guests, you can't beat the nightly happy hour. You know what, it's time for another staycation at the Helix. Let me get right on that.
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Vineet Singh
a year ago
Helix is a classic example of how good customer service can make one's trip so enjoyable. I was in DC few months back with my family, This was my first time staying at Helix so I did not know what to expect. This hotel is not super lavishly designed but it does have sweet, urban, chic and a very bright look. Since I drove from NJ I parked my car with hotel helix during my stay. The overnight parking is expensive but that is the case with the whole DC area. The parking staff were really nice. The hotel has small lobby and they have an outdoor space and a bar right next to the lobby. As one walks in there are elevators and at the back side of the property they have small little fitness room and internet cafe. Coming to the room , they are really spacious and have all the necessary amenities of a modern hotel. The rooms are big enough and one definitely does not feel cramped. The beds were really comfortable. The bathrooms though are small but they are uniquely designed with all those bright colours. So every evening they have this complimentary Sangria ,sparkling wine and small little bites. Even though it is complimentary the small appetizers and sangria was amazing. We enjoyed it while sitting on the outdoor space. We needed some help from the help desk staff and they helped us on several occasions during our stay. The staff right from room service, parking staff and front desk all were very accommodating and nice. While leaving the hotel we did leave a thank you note and generous tip for them as they deserved it. Definitely will stay here during my future visits to DC!
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doug mayo-wells
a year ago
Located in the hip and happening Logan Circle area of DC (4 or 5 blocks from orange/blue and yellow/green Metro stops) the Helix offers the hip design sensibilities and high-touch customer service I've come to expect from Kimpton properties. Wireless access was particularly fast and robust; both breakfast and a late-night snack in the lounge were well above average. I'd definitely stay here again. Truly over and above: Perhaps because I checked in on FourSquare the staff became aware that my wife and I were traveling for our anniversary. They surprised and delighted us with a celebratory gift. One minor nit: there are two elevators, both small, and rather slow. Since we were on a low floor, I generally took the stairs. I mentioned it to management and they indicated they're planning an upgrade to the elevator service.
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Phillip K
a year ago
Swank, Bougie, Gaaaaaay! This spot in the middle of Logan Circle is square in the yuppie-creative and/or fabulous sweet spot for Kimpton's DC-bound clientele. Much better lit than the Rouge.... Just sayin'
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Corrie Davidson
9 months ago
This review pains me to write it. I love Kimpton hotels and have never had a bad experience anywhere in the country - until now. I'm not sure if my room was uncharacteristically awful (we do have a corporate discount) or if people are just so blown away by the kitsch factor and free happy hour that they don't notice the details. When I entered my room it had a damp and musty feel. The decor was disjointed at best with a tacky sheer curtain dragged across a back wall doubling as a "closet." This closet had a shelf nailed up over a door to another... room? hallway? portal to hell? The bathroom vanity was stained, chipped and worn away. The minibar was cute faux retro but always locked - and they never gave me the key. Actually a note here, the team behind Kimpton's global and local social media channels are stellar and actually sent someone to unlock the minibar my first night. Unfortunately calls to the front desk on following nights did not yield any results. Overall the fairly large room came across haggard and definitely not on par with other Kimpton properties. I was sent a follow up survey after my stay and based on my responses had a manager reach out to assure me that the hotel knew about these issues and would soon be launching an extensive remodel. I'll hazard a repeat visit post-refurbishment, but until then will stay elsewhere when in DC.
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Yiding Ma
11 months ago
Everything was good before they locked my car in garage at that night. I had not been noticed that the garage would be closed advance. I try to use my car at night, but after 2 hours waiting I was told I can't get my car till next morning. It was 2 o'clock in the morning and my friends was waiting me to drive them to other hotel. And the staff was not so efficient, even nor friendly, and my friend was told he will be throw out if he keep complaining. It is very terrible experience.
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Vera DeVera
a year ago
I travel to DC every other month and this is usually where I stay. Here are the plusses: (1) Kimpton Hotel = Kitcsch/fun factor is high! Don't be surprised to have a curtain around your bed, or Barbie retro artwork. (2) Close proximity to great bars and a Whole Foods (for when I don't want to eat fancy and get some snacks) / Logan Square (3) Small workout room but enough to get my need to exercise in (4) Desks in the suites are oriented for business travelers (5) The patio is great for getting together with co-workers and hashing out details for your client meetings or unwinding (6) Free wifi (7) Happy hour I can only complain that the coffee is so-so and I'd rather go to Starbucks for my espresso.
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Reviewy Anonomy
4 years ago
>>>The good: Trendy. Really comfy bed and high thread count - Bed was highlight of stay next to design (and no prob w/ bed bugs here). Hip and artsy customers abound. Valet was quick. Price good. >>>The OK: 91% clean & shower didn't drain, but this isn't the Four Seasons. A little out of the way, but there is something good to that depending on what yoou are doing in the city...and it's quiet. Room looked at an alley with dumpster, but that is luck of draw and blind stayed shut anyway. >>>The bad: None.
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