Hotel Helix  3 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

Overview

The historical 3-star Hotel Helix is a great place to stay in Washington. The building was renovated in 2009.

Rooms

All 175 modern rooms at Hotel Helix provide a safe, a minibar and a kitchenette.

Eat

Guests can relax in the theme bar serving refreshing drinks.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Work

Guests of Hotel Helix are welcome to make use of internet access, a business center.

Relax

The hotel’s fitness center has yoga classes, fitness classes and a gym.

Internet

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.

Location

Unique location a few steps from McPherson Square subway station and within close proximity to Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool, National Museum of Crime & Punishment and Newseum. Just 2km from the center of Washington known for House of the Temple, National Geographic Museum and VSA Washington DC.

Very close to boutiques, a mall, this hotel also offers its own a fitness room, a cocktail lounge and a patio.

Getting around.

Fast access to Reagan Washington National airport within 10km is provided.

Distance to:

  • City Center - 1.5km
  • Airport: Buzzards Pt S - 5.3km, Reagan Washington National - 6.3km
  • Train Station: Washington Union Station - 2.7km, - 100 m
  • Underground station: McPherson Square - 800 m, Farragut North - 900 m
  • Bus stop - 200 m

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 25 per night/person for extra beds. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request

Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Elevator
  • Pets allowed
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Bus parking
Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Butler service
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar
  • 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
  • Sauna
  • Exercise gym
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • In-room safe
  • Mini bar
  • Hair dryer

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King Deluxe Room

Hotel Helix 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

    Hotel Helix 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
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      Hotel Helix King Studio Kitchenette Room

      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.

        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

              Attractions for Tourists
              • Quebec Government Ofc-Tourism
                600 m
              Amusement
              • Flippers Amusement Ctr
                600 m
              Museums
              • Trust For Museum Exhibitions
                300 m
              • National Health Museum
                300 m
              • Association of Performing Arts
                500 m
              • Barnes and CO
                700 m
              • Callahan Consultanting
                800 m
              Halls
              • Washington DC Regional Cncl
                500 m
              Universities, Institutes
              • Washington Campus
                300 m
              • John Hopkins University
                300 m
              • American Institute-Cntmpry Ger
                300 m
              • Project Interchange
                300 m
              • Project Kaleidoscope
                500 m
              • 500 m
              • Strayer Education Inc
                500 m
              • Johns Hopkins University
                600 m
              • Institute For Intl Mediation
                600 m
              • John Glenn Institute
                600 m
              • Harvard University
                600 m
              • Jewish Institute Natl Security
                600 m
              • Oak Ridge Associated Universit
                700 m
              • American Institute of Banking
                700 m
              • Advanced Integrative Medical
                700 m
              • Community Learning Ctr
                700 m
              • Berlitz Language Ctr
                800 m
              • University of CA Ofc-President
                800 m
              • 800 m
              Theaters
              • American Symphony Orchestra
                300 m
              Underground station

              Local Attractions

              • National Museum of Crime & Punishment
                1.6km
                575 7th Street, NW, Washington DC
              • Old Post Office Pavilion
                1.6km
                1100 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington DC
              • Verizon Center
                1.6km
                601 F Street, NW, Washington DC
              • The Capitol Steps
                1.6km
                Ronald Reagan Building, Washington DC
              • DAR Museum
                1.7km
                1776 D St Northwest, Washington DC

              Near the hotel

              • National Geographic Society's Explorer Hall
                560 m
                17th and M Streets NW, Washington DC
              • VSA Washington DC
                570 m
                1100 16th Street, NW, Washington DC
              • National Geographic Museum
                610 m
                1145 17th Street NW, Washington DC
              • Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle
                600 m
                1725 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington DC
              • House of the Temple
                710 m
                1733 16th St NW, Washington DC
              • The Improv
                750 m
                1140 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC
              • Smithsonian Butterfly Habitat Garden
                760 m
                9th Street, Washington DC

              Restaurants Nearby

              • Helix Lounge

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

                40 m
                1430 Rhode Island Ave NW

                Phone: 202-234-1454

              • Birch and Barley

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

                100 m
                1337 14th Steet, NW

                Phone: 202-567-2576

              • Thai Tanic Restaurant

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

                90 m
                1326 14th St

                Phone: 202-588-1795

              • Churchkey

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

                100 m
                1337 14th Street NW

                Phone: (202) 567-2576

              • The Pig

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

                90 m
                1320 14th St. NW

              Hotel Helix Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel Helix

              Average guest rating

              7.4
              out of 10
              Very good
              Based on 59 reviews

              Rating by category:

              Rooms
              7.0
              Service
              6.3
              Value
              7.9
              Dining
              0.0
              Location
              7.7

              Individual guest reviews

              • Great quiet and upscale area, very good hotel. Friendly and helpful staff, well performed by some of the employees, the king sized bed was comfortable.

                Wooden furniture type accomodations and elevators are small and at times slow.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  8.2
                • Location
                  6
                • Rooms
                  9
                • Service
                  8
                • Value
                  10
              • Very cool, great location, nice hotel and beautiful lobby. The staff were amazing and the rooms were spacious. The continental breakfast was over priced $12 and a total rip off.

                Fun little mini bar had pez and other old fashioned, random, fun stuff, the internet was slow.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  8.6
                • Location
                  8
                • Rooms
                  9
                • Service
                  7
                • Value
                  10
              • Great location very clean and good Value. Half of the building overlooks the bar and you can hear well into the night, retro 70's and the staff are laid back and friendly, the bed is comfortable and room features all regular amenities. Logan's restaurant is excellent.

                Shop worn and tired, overpriced DC hotel, worst Service. The tv channels were limited and last, my coffee pot in my coffee maker was cracked and broken.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  8.2
                • Location
                  9
                • Rooms
                  9
                • Service
                  6
                • Value
                  9
              • Nice and modern hotel, staff great. A very clean bathroom, a huge sectional sofa and big thick towels. Good choice.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  8.0
                • Rooms
                  10
                • Service
                  10
                • Value
                  4
              • The decor is beyond interesting and most rooms are pretty big.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  8.0
                • Rooms
                  10
                • Value
                  6
              • Hotel staff were friendly and the rooms were spacious and clean, and a great value for the money.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  6.6
                • Rooms
                  7
                • Value
                  6
              • Good stay at the helix and service was excellent. The beds were awesome.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  7.6
                • Rooms
                  9
                • Service
                  4
                • Value
                  10
              • Great fun at hotel helix and service Varied. The room was large.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  7.0
                • Rooms
                  9
                • Service
                  8
                • Value
                  4
              • The decor is neat and the rooms are large.

                Very bad staff, the bar gets pretty noisy.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  8.4
                • Rooms
                  8
                • Service
                  7
                • Value
                  10
              • The outdoor bar area is great on a mild dc spring evening, the hotel itself is in an interesting neighborhood and the rooms are really cool as well.

                The staff there are incompetent and rude.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  5.0
                • Rooms
                  5
                • Service
                  2
                • Value
                  8
              • Colorful and retro in a good location, great Hotel, the staff were friendly and very accommodating. My room was huge.

                The bed was very uncomfortable, too low to the floor and hard as rocks.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  9.4
                • Rooms
                  9
                • Service
                  9
                • Value
                  10
              • Back for a night of work/tv and a quiet sleep w/ just a bit of city noise, the hotel is clearly in an older building has been renovated, the staff is friendly, helpful, and accessible. The bed is comfortable and also a local hangout is good.

                Restuarant and room service hours are very limited.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  7.0
                • Location
                  6
                • Rooms
                  8
                • Service
                  6
                • Value
                  8
              • Great location and fabulous Stay. The staff were very friendly and the room size was large.

                Others mentioned that the beds were uncomfortable.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  8.6
                • Location
                  6
                • Rooms
                  10
                • Service
                  8
                • Value
                  10
              • The hotel staff were very accomadatating and courteous, our room was great large.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  9.0
                • Rooms
                  8
                • Value
                  10
              • Great stay, cool bath accessories and nice coffee bar.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  7.0
                • Rooms
                  6
                • Value
                  8
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