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The Hotel Modern

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   936 St. Charles Avenue, At Lee Circle, New Orleans, LA 70130
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014
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Houston
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I have stayed here two years in a row when I come into town for Muses parade. Good location for events at the Contemporary Arts Center. It is also right around the block from my favorite museum, The Ogden. Helpful, friendly staff. Easy check in/check out. Very comfy bed and linens. I had a quiet room on the 7th floor.... More

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TheHotelModern, General Manager at The Hotel Modern, responded to this review

Muses is our favorite parade and we are very glad that you are coming back year after year. We are currently offering 20% off on Mardi Gras 2015 pre-purchases through June. Don't miss the opportunity. We look forward to your next visit and a few more shoes. More

Nashville, Tennessee
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This was a trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras and the Hotel Modern was fantastic! The convenience of the hotel to so much things was wonderful! The staff was extremely helpful, and Tivoli and Lee was incredible! We ate well, slept well, and enjoyed an amazing hotel! Definitely our new favorite spot in NOLA!!

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TheHotelModern, General Manager at The Hotel Modern, responded to this review

Thank you Brandon for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and that you found a new spot for all Mardi Gras to come. See you soon! More

New Orleans, Louisiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I stayed here the night of the muses parade. I checked in behind three obnoxious college students. Kudos to the young lady at the desk for not spontaneously combusting. I was tempted. This hotel is VERY clean and the beds are comfortable. These are, of course, the most important things in a hotel. They were also well insulated from outside... More

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TheHotelModern, General Manager at The Hotel Modern, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed Mardi Gras season 2014! We have already started preparations for next year and until June will be offering a 20% discounts on pre-purchases for next season. We look forward seeing you back at the hotel soon. More

Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I always read bad reviews and think people are being too picky, but I was so unhappy with the housekeeping at this hotel that I have to write something. We checked in around 11am and our room was ready, which was a welcome surprise. However, first thing I saw upon entering the room were fingerprints made by someone who had... More

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TheHotelModern, General Manager at The Hotel Modern, responded to this review

I am disappointing to learn of your experience at the hotel, and appreciate the time you took to share your comments. At your convenience, please contact me directly, I would like to have an opportunity to apologize for the series of service breakdowns and learn more about how we can improve. I can be reached at 504 962 0903. More

Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I stayed here for work in February and had a terrible experience. I'll lead with this gem: I was awoken in the night by someone knocking on my door and saying, "I'm here for the party," before the man opened my door with a hotel key - thank goodness I had the chain across the door. I called down to... More

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TheHotelModern, General Manager at The Hotel Modern, responded to this review

Lindsay, Thank you for your comments and feedback on your recent stay. I am very sorry to learn of your incidents while at the hotel which has cause you not to have enjoyed your stay. The safety and security of all of our hotel guests is a high priority to us and one that we take very seriously. At your... More

Brisbane
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

As the name suggests, a modern hotel. A little funky with friendly, helpful staff. Restaurant on the ground floor with good food and reasonable prices. Non smoking hotel. Bonus! The rooms are fresh, clean, a little small but functional. Good bed, clean linen and towels with a personal safe, coffee maker and bar fridge. Large bathroom and equipped with all... More

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TheHotelModern, General Manager at The Hotel Modern, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate the time you took to share your experience with other travels looking for new "funky" hotels in New Orleans. Come back soon and try a cobbler at Bellocq Lounge. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

My experience at the Hotel Modern was the most incredible experience I have had at an Hotel in my life. Damien, who was thr manager of the evening provided superb service. I informed him about my plans to propose to my girlfriend and he immediately provided ideas and items for the event. J.R. was great with valet. He had the... More

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TheHotelModern, General Manager at The Hotel Modern, responded to this review

Congratulations on your engagement! We are thrilled to learn that you had selected us to celebrate such an important day in your lives. We look forward to your new tradition of celebrating anniversaries with us at the hotel, Until then... More

Toccoa, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Rooms were nice and service was wonderful! Had planned to spend one night, but since the airlines and trains weren't moving for a few days, we ended up staying an extra night. The staff was so accommodating and welcoming. They made suggestions on where to eat and what to do. Plus, they had Lemon Cellos each afternoon for the guests!... More

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TheHotelModern, General Manager at The Hotel Modern, responded to this review

We are glad to learn that you enjoyed your recent stay. We look forward to you visiting us more often. Thank you for your review and comments! More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Spending a week in the Big Easy and I'm glad I chose here. It's a hip place with a helpful staff:) my room was Clean with a soft bed and Big TV! The Location is Great!!! 4 Nice Museums right behind it! The trollie right in front. I could safely walk to Bourbon in less than 10 minutes. Lots of... More

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TheHotelModern, General Manager at The Hotel Modern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your most recent stay. We are glad that you found the accommodations and service to be hip and up to your standards. Should your travels bring you back to New Orleans, Miss Scarlett would love to see you stay with us again. More

New York City, New York
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122 reviews 122 reviews
105 hotel reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This hotel isn't expensive, but it's been very thoughtfully designed and run so it feels like a hotel that would cost 3-5 times as much. The beds and showers are excellent and there are good black out shades so the basics of rest and cleanliness are great. Then there is the friendly and helpful staff, the fun design, the good... More

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TheHotelModern, General Manager at The Hotel Modern, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and fantastic review of our hotel. We are glad you enjoyed the decor, location and our service approach. We look forward to your next visit. More

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Address: 936 St. Charles Avenue, At Lee Circle, New Orleans, LA 70130
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Hotel Modern 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Le Cirque New Orleans
Le Cirque Hotel
Hotel Le Cirque New Orleans

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The Hotel Modern New Orleans welcomes you. Upon arrival, you will be greeted with complimentary drinks in our lobby and escorted to your room just as if you were staying at a close friend’s guesthouse – there is no front desk or lengthy check in process. Our 135 comfortable rooms were designed in-house with a modern eclectic aesthetic that mirrors New Orleans’ juxtaposition of Old World charm with New World diversity. Each of our rooms feature a spacious layout to meet the needs of our busy and well-traveled guests, hand-picked modern yet comfortable furniture, and a selection from our private antique collection. The Hotel Modern goes beyond the basics to offer an array of cultural amenities, such as thoughtfully curated books in every room, a live music series with international artists in our cocktail lounge, Bellocq, and our full service restaurant, Tivoli & Lee, Chef Marcus Woodham's Southern Bistro featuring a farm-to-plate menu. The Lounge takes its name from photographer E.J. Bellocq, who secretly photographed the madams of pre-prohibition New Orleans. It features a menu of original cocktail creations from Neal Bodenheimer, Kirk Estopinal and Matthew Kohnke, the founders of Cure, the new Orleans bar named one of "The Best Bars in America" by Esquire Magazine. ... more   less 
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