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


Located in the center of Washington, the 3-star Hotel Helix offers non-smoking rooms. The spectacular building was renovated in 2009 and now mixes organic architecture with the modern technology.

The hotel boasts unique location in Washington close to McPherson Square underground station. You can see D C by Foot, House of the Temple and Carter G Woodson Home National Historic Site only 750m from the property.

Though placed near a mall and boutiques, the hotel offers a cocktail lounge for on-site relaxation.

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


This property counts 175 guestrooms featuring Deluxe Single Room, Standard Suite and Triple Room. They feature luxurious private bathrooms with roll in shower, a hairdryer and a make-up mirror.


The renowned restaurant offers fine American cuisine served in a warm atmosphere. Cocktails can be savored in the theme bar.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 


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


The on-site SPA facilities include massage, a sauna and beauty treatments. 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
  • Express check-out
  • 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
  • Cocktail lounge
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
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Beauty treatment
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Work desk
  • Cribs available
  • Mini bar
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
Kitchen facilities
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Sofa bed
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Analog data port
  • Voice mail
  • Speaker phone
  • Free movies/video
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • CD player
  • Cordless phone



from  3 pm


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 person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are allowed on request.

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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
Bed type: King Size Bed or Two Queen Size Beds or Queen Size Bed

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.

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    Queen/Queen Deluxe Room
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    Hotel Helix Queen/Queen Deluxe Room
    Bed type: King Size Bed or Two Queen Size Beds or Queen Size Bed

    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.

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      King Studio Kitchenette Room
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      Hotel Helix King Studio Kitchenette Room
      Bed type: King Size Bed or Two Queen Size Beds or Queen Size Bed
      Size: 400 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.

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        Bunk Bed Room
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        Hotel Helix Bunk Bed Room
        Bed type: Twin Beds or King Size Bed or Double Bed
        Size: 400 sq. feet

        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.

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          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)
          Bed type: Twin Beds or King Size Bed or Double Bed
          Size: 400 sq. feet

          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.

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            Helix Suite
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            Hotel Helix Helix Suite
            Bed type: King Size Bed or One Single Bed or Double Bed
            Size: 700 sq. feet

            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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              Tourist attractions
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              Universities, Institutes
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              • John Glenn Institute
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              • Johns Hopkins University
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              • Jewish Institute Natl Security
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              • Harvard University
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              Local Attractions

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              • Textile Museum
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              • Federal Bureau of Investigation
                1.1 mi
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              Near the hotel

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