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
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • 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
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Cable TV
  • Internet access
  • TV



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

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: King Size Bed

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

Tourist attractions
  • Quebec Government Ofc-Tourism
    2000 ft
  • Flippers Amusement Ctr
    2000 ft
  • National Health Museum
    1000 ft
  • Trust For Museum Exhibitions
    1000 ft
  • Association of Performing Arts
    1700 ft
  • 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
    1000 ft
  • Project Kaleidoscope
    1700 ft
  • Strayer Education Inc
    1700 ft
  • 1700 ft
  • 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
    2300 ft
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universit
    2300 ft
  • American Institute of Banking
    2300 ft
  • American University-Bulgaria
    2700 ft
  • College-University Resource
    2700 ft
  • International Law Institute
    2700 ft
  • Pew Forum on Religion and Life
    2700 ft
  • American Symphony Orchestra
    1000 ft
Underground stations

Local Attractions

  • National Museum of Crime & Punishment
    5200 ft
    575 7th Street, NW, Washington DC
  • Old Post Office Pavilion
    5200 ft
    1100 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington DC
  • DAR Museum
    1.0 mi
    1776 D St Northwest, Washington DC
  • Textile Museum
    1.1 mi
    2320 S St., Washington DC
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
    1.1 mi
    935 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC

Near the hotel

  • VSA Washington DC
    1900 ft
    1100 16th Street, NW, Washington DC
  • National Geographic Museum
    2100 ft
    1145 17th Street NW, Washington DC
  • House of the Temple
    2400 ft
    1733 16th St NW, Washington DC
  • Smithsonian Butterfly Habitat Garden
    2500 ft
    9th Street, Washington DC
  • H Street (Atlas District)
    3000 ft
    H Street, Washington DC
  • Dupont Circle
    3100 ft
    Washington DC, DC
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts
    3100 ft
    1250 New York Ave., Washington DC

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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