Hotel Helix

A pop-art sensation, the Hotel Helix puts out the sparkly welcome mat. From the witty Magritte-esque mural outside to the wow! color scheme inside, it's evident this boutique hotel is all about fun. The only thing the Hotel Helix takes seriously is the attention it gives its guests, making for a famously fabulous stay at this downtown Washington, DC boutique hotel.


The Hotel Helix is one of the hippest locations in DC's trendy Logan Circle area. In addition to amenities that are standard with luxury hotels, including 24-hour parking with in and out privileges and valet/laundry/room service, the Hotel Helix also offers complimentary Ethernet connections in all sleeping and meeting rooms. The Helix Lounge is an on site bar and restaurant with a decor as funky as its landlord hotel

Getting There

Located at 1430 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, the Hotel Helix is within walking distance of the McPherson Square Metro Station. From Dulles International Airport, shuttles cost about $25; cab fare is about $50. From Reagan National Airport, shuttles cost $10-$15; cab fare is about $15. From Baltimore-Washington International Airport, shuttles cost about $30; cab fare is about $60.

How Much

The Hotel Helix has committed to offering sleeping rooms for JournalCon D.C. at the discounted rate of $119 per night (plus applicable taxes). This discounted rate is based on one- or two-person occupancy of a double room. Standard surcharges for additional occupants may apply. Please note that the Hotel Helix has more than 170 sleeping rooms, but only 30 or so of those are double rooms - the others are King rooms or Suites (suites are not included in our group rate). If you are sharing a room with one or more individuals, please book early in order to secure a double room.


The hotel code for JournalCon DC is H0410. Please mention this code when you book. If you do not book in the JournalCon block of rooms, we will not be able to get the conference rooms at the negotiated discount, so it is extremely important that you book in the conference block. Please phone the Helix at (202) 232-8000 or (866) 508-0658 to make your reservations.

Reservations within the block reserved for JournalCon DC must be made by July 30, 2004. Reservation requests received after the cut-off date will be subject to space availability and prevailing rates. Reservations must be guaranteed by a major credit card or an advance deposit equal to the cost of one night's stay plus tax. The Hotel Helix accepts the following major credit cards: American Express, Diner's Club, Discover, MasterCard and Visa.

The Hotel Helix requires notice 72 hours prior to intended arrival in order to avoid cancellation charges (one night's room plus tax). Guests who cancel their reservation should be diligent to obtain a cancellation number from the reservations agent or the Hotel Helix cannot guarantee a credit will be issued. Any guest who departs the hotel ahead of his or her scheduled date of departure will be charged on night's room and tax. Guests will have the opportunity to verify and amend their departure at the time of check-in. Please contact the Committee if you need clarification on any of JournalCon accommodation arrangements.