Helix (Closed Permanently)

78% love it
GayCities Members report that Helix has closed
Special ultra-mod boutique hotel
Done in what it describes as "Hollywood Style," Hotel Helix is a unique and funky place to stay in D.C. Just as the Logan 'hood was undergoing a renaissance, the Kimpton chain took over this once dreary concrete hotel, and made it one of the coolest in the whole city, with a swanky, creative bar/lobby that is home to many gay events. The rooms themselves have been done over in campy/stylish mode and offer more space than most D.C. apartments. The rooms are are bright and pet-friendly, featuring an honor bar with tons of candy. In-room spa treatments available.


    • bjoelperry
      bjoelperry Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great Experience
      Just visited D.C. and was very unfamiliar with the Gay hoods or venues and Selected Helix based on Price and info from this site, it turns out it was the right choice! Initially only booked for one night because I was uneasy about the hotel at first due to proximity of gay spots and National Monuments, but this hotel turns out is very close to it ALL. Many of DC gay spots are located within a decent walking distance and the local area is definitely gay friendly. The hotel is very unique with decor and theme and the vibe is very chill. I had no issues extending my reservations two additional nights (same rate, same room) no issues. Overall a great experience and I will be revisiting this hotel when Hillary is Inaugurated!

    • latinotoluv
      latinotoluv Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Wonderful Decor and Room...Staff Rude
      Loved my room with all the cute art deco and lights. But the girl serving the free wine was rude and snobbish and the security guy made a big deal about my bringing an ice cream from outside. Overpriced sunday breakfast buffet. Still a nice place to stay in at least once.

    • KirbyDick
      KirbyDick Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Overwhelming decor, 5 star amenities
      While not a fan of the decor, the Helix has everything one could want in terms of amenities. If leopard print robes are your thing, you'll leave happy.

    • ParisStud.
      ParisStud. Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great Decor -- Friendly Staff
      I loved this hotel! Great room decor and whimsical honor bar in the room stocked with PEZ treats and wax lips! I disagree with the other reviewer -- I was there for over a week and the staff was nothing but friendly and cordial. I enjoyed the free wine reception on the patio and taking photos in the leopard and tiger striped robes that are provided in the rooms! Just a few blocks to Dupont Circle. You can't go wrong with the Kimpton chain of hotels.