Hotel Helix - Washington  4 stars

1430 Rhode Island Avenue, Washington, United States, 20005  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

Some find this boutique hotel over the top since it is decked out in a retro 1960s theme. To illustrate this point, leopard-print robes have replaced the traditional white fluffy robe available in most hotels. However, the Pop Art rooms and the bar do attract loyalists who find this offering a fun choice.

Verified Reviews:

  • Breakfast was overpriced - Bathroom was spotless - Close to attractions and in a safe neighboorhood
  • Valet parking for 24 hours is $27 - Staff were friendly and responsive - Few minutes walk to the white house
  • King sized bed was comfortable - Flat screen tv on a swivel stand - Check-in was very easy and friendly
  • Internet was slow - Staff is great - There is free internet, which is very nice - Bathroom was small
  • Hotel provides a free wine hour for guests - Rooms were spacious - Bed is comfortable - 10 minute walk to a metro


The spectacular Hotel Helix is situated in the center of Washington close to Washington Monument, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian Institution Building. This organic building was refurbished in 2009.

The hotel boasts unique location in Washington close to McPherson Square underground station. D C by Foot, House of the Temple and Carter G Woodson Home National Historic Site are located just 750 meters from the venue.

Within walking distance of Downtown district with its a mall and boutiques.

10 minutes' drive from Reagan Washington National airport.


It offers cozy rooms equipped with a patio, a minibar, a laptop-size safe, Wi-Fi and a mini-refrigerator and kitchens with coffee/tea makers, a dishwasher and a fridge. They also have family bathrooms with a make-up mirror, bathrobes and a hairdryer.


At the restaurant American dishes are served. Energy drinks are offered in the theme bar.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 


Guests will benefit from 24-hour room service, ironing service and porter service along with a tour desk, a safe deposit box and parking.


Guests will enjoy a sauna and a wellness center on-site. The hotel’s fitness center has yoga classes, a gym and fitness classes.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and the rate is USD 11.99 per day

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 42 per day.

Year renovated   2009.  Number of rooms   178.

City Center Washington - 5000 ft
Airports Reagan Washington National (DCA) - 3.9 mi, Washington Dulles International (IAD) - 22.9 mi
Train Stations Washington Union Station - 1.7 mi, - 400 ft
Underground stations McPherson Square - 2700 ft, Farragut North - 3000 ft
Bus stop - 700 ft
Restaurants Helix Lounge (cuisine: American) - 200 ft, Birch and Barley (cuisine: American) - 400 ft
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  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Bus parking
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting room
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour Room Service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • CD player



from  3 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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King Deluxe Room
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Hotel Helix King Deluxe Room
Hotel Helix King Deluxe Room
Hotel Helix King Deluxe Room

Relax amid 400 square feet of Washington, DC style in our King Deluxe room furnished with a king platform bed with fully-stocked organic honor bar, and 37-inch flat panel TV. Find terry cloth animal print bathrobes and a hair dryer in the bathroom. King Deluxe rooms feature neighborhood views.

Queen/Queen Deluxe Room
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Hotel Helix Queen/Queen Deluxe Room

This 400-square-foot guestroom with neighborhood views is appointed with two queen-sized platform beds with a sofa. Room also includes fully-stocked organic honor bar, 37-inch flat panel TV, and stereo. Bath amenities include terry cloth animal print bathrobes and a hair dryer.

King Studio Kitchenette Room
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Hotel Helix King Studio Kitchenette Room
Bed type: 2 Queen Size beds or Triple or Queen Size bed
Size: 3770 sq. feet

King Studio Kitchenette Room features 400 square feet of ultimate convenience. A private sleeping area is appointed with a king platform bed, a while the separate kitchenette features a Hi-Top table for two, refrigerator, microwave, dishes, and coffee maker. In-room amenities include a fully-stocked organic honor bar, 37- inch flat panel TV, and stereo. Bath amenities include terry cloth animal print bathrobes, hair dryer, and full length mirror.

Room facilities
    Bunk Bed Room
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    Hotel Helix Bunk Bed Room

    Kids and kids-at-heart love our 400-square-foot Bunk Bed Room featuring two sleeping areas – one with a king platform bed, the other with a bunk with two twin beds. Amenities include fully-stocked organic honor bar, 37-inch flat panel TV, stereo, and hula hoops! Bath amenities include 2 adult terry cloth animal print bathrobes and 2 children bathrobes and a hair dryer.

    Flex Room With Cardio Equipment
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    Hotel Helix Flex Room With Cardio Equipment Flex Room(Only 1)
    Hotel Helix Flex Room With Cardio Equipment Flex Room(Only 1)
    Hotel Helix Flex Room With Cardio Equipment Flex Room(Only 1)

    Designed for the fitness enthusiast, the 400-square-foot Flex Room includes a separate workout area with cardio, yoga equipment, and a hula hoop with a personal 12-inch TV. Other amenities include a king platform bed, fully-stocked organic honor bar, 37-inch flat panel TV, terry cloth animal print bathrobes and a hair dryer.

    Helix Suite
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    Hotel Helix Helix Suite

    Larger than most Washington, DC apartments, the 700-square-foot Helix Suite features a king platform bed, walk-in dressing room and a living room with an L-shaped sectional sofa. Access the large bathroom from the living room and master bedroom. Amenities include a fully-stocked organic honor bar, 37-inch flat panel TV, terry cloth animal print robes, a magnifying makeup mirror, luxurious bath products, and a hair dryer.

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions
    • Quebec Government Ofc-Tourism
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    Sport related
    • Black Cat
      2300 ft
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      2000 ft
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      1000 ft
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      1000 ft
    • Association of Performing Arts
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    • Barnes and CO
      2300 ft
    • Callahan Consultanting
      2700 ft
    • Washington DC Regional Cncl
      1700 ft
    Universities, Institutes
    • Project Interchange
      1000 ft
    • Washington Campus
      1000 ft
    • John Hopkins University
      1000 ft
    • American Institute-Cntmpry Ger
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    • Project Kaleidoscope
      1700 ft
    • Strayer Education Inc
      1700 ft
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    • Jewish Institute Natl Security
      2000 ft
    • Johns Hopkins University
      2000 ft
    • John Glenn Institute
      2000 ft
    • Institute For Intl Mediation
      2000 ft
    • Harvard University
      2000 ft
    • Community Learning Ctr
      2300 ft
    • Advanced Integrative Medical
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      2300 ft
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      2700 ft
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      2700 ft
    • Pew Forum on Religion and Life
      2700 ft
    • American Symphony Orchestra
      1000 ft
    Underground stations

    Local Attractions

    • National Museum of Crime & Punishment
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    • Old Post Office Pavilion
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    • Textile Museum
      1.1 mi
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    • Federal Bureau of Investigation
      1.1 mi
      935 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC

    Near the hotel

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    • Smithsonian Butterfly Habitat Garden
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    • H Street (Atlas District)
      3000 ft
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    • Dupont Circle
      3100 ft
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    • National Museum of Women in the Arts
      3100 ft
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    Restaurants Nearby

    • Helix Lounge

      55% likes this, based on 57 reviews
      Cuisine: American

      200 ft
      1430 Rhode Island Ave NW

      Phone: 202-234-1454

    • Birch and Barley

      81% likes this, based on 184 reviews
      Cuisine: American
      Price Range: USD 30 - USD 30

      400 ft
      1337 14th Steet, NW

      Phone: 202-567-2576

    • Thai Tanic Restaurant

      67% likes this, based on 146 reviews
      Cuisine: Thai

      300 ft
      1326 14th St

      Phone: 202-588-1795

    • Churchkey

      71% likes this, based on 135 reviews
      Cuisine: American

      400 ft
      1337 14th Street NW

      Phone: (202) 567-2576

    • The Pig

      72% likes this, based on 91 reviews
      Cuisine: American
      Price Range: USD 32 - USD 51

      300 ft
      1320 14th St. NW

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