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THIS PROPERTY RE-OPENED AS KIMPTON MASON & ROOK IN APRIL 2016. WE WILL UPDATE OUR PHOTOS AND REVIEW AS SOON AS WE CAN.

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Location

 Bring your walking shoes -- it's a hike to Dupont Circle 

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The hotel claims to be in Dupont Circle, but it's actually on the neighborhood's fringe -- on a leafy, residential block a 15- to 20-minute walk to the Dupont Circle Metro stop on the Red Line. In fact, the Helix is much closer to Logan Circle, Scott Circle, and the strip of restaurants, pubs, and shops on P Street between Logan Circle and 15th Street, a formerly down-and-out area now populated by restored apartment buildings, a Whole Foods supermarket, and hybrid cars.The diverse Dupont Circle neighborhood, named in honor of American naval officer Samuel Francis Dupont, is a longtime spirited gathering spot for progressive, socially minded types; coffeehouses, bars, restaurants, and upscale retail shops abound. It's the place to head for a vegan dessert, a gay bar, or to buy fresh produce on Sundays at the farmers' market. Centrally located with numerous options for nightlife (and frequent crowds), Dupont Circle is ideal for travelers who want to get out of "old downtown" and stay in a neighborhood where locals actually live. It's also the historic center of the city's gay community and home to Embassy Row.

  • Dupont Circle Metro station on the Red Line is a 15- to 20-minute walk, but offers direct access to downtown, The Mall, Smithsonian Museums, and the National Zoo.
  • Hotel is steps away from the short but convenient strip of restaurants, pubs, and shops of P Street between Logan Circle and 15th Street.
  • Hotels can call or hail cabs anytime; taxis are easy to come by on weekend evenings.
  • 1.2 miles to the White House; five minutes by cab or a 20- to 25-minute walk
  • 2.4 miles to the U.S. Capitol; 10 minutes by cab
  • 5.5 miles to Reagan National Airport; about 20 minutes by cab in traffic
  • 30 miles to Dulles International Airport; up to 70 minutes by cab in traffic
  • Union Station, D.C.'s main train station served by Amtrak, MARC commuter rail, and the Metro subway and bus system, is five Metro stops away on the Red Line from Dupont Circle ($18 to $30 by taxi).

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Amenities

Key Features
Pool
Fitness Center
Internet
Pets Allowed
Cribs
Hotel Services
Transport to / from Hotel
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Laundry
Room Service
Pets Allowed
Family Services
Babysitting Services
Cribs
Kids Allowed
Things to Do
Fitness Center
Pool
Room Features
Air Conditioner
Mini Bar (with liquor)
Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space
Internet
Address
1430 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington DC, District of Columbia 20005, United States
Phone (202) 462-9001
Also Known As
  • Hotel Helix
  • Hotel Helix - a Kimpton Hotel
  • Kimpton Washington Dc
Room Types
  • Bunk Bed Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Flex Room
  • Helix Suite
  • King Studio
  • Zone Room

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