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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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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

Twin Falls, Idaho
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

It was funky & retro...different than what we've stayed at before but in a good way. It's w/in walking distance to a lot of places if you know where to look. I had my IPad & was able to google search places close to the hotel so I highlighted places I wanted to see & walked around. Later that day... More

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

Scarlett and the rest of the team are thrilled to have received your review and learn that you enjoyed staying with us. We would love for you to come back soon and try our restaurant Tivoli & Lee and Bellocq Lounge. Until then… More

Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

I initially found this hotel from Trip Advisor and so for my first NOLA experience The Hotel Modern did not disappoint! Upon arrival I was greeted with a complimentary punch cocktail and a map of the city. My room was bigger than I had expected from the "small" descriptions and was wondering super cozy. Although not downtown, I walked all... More

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

Thank you! Thank you! I am glad to learn of your positive experience not only with your hotel stay, but with food at Tivoli & Lee and Cobblers at Bellocq. We truly appreciate you taking the time to let others know what to expect when stepping in to the Hotel Modern. I look forward to you visiting again soon. Please... More

Bayshore, NY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Beautiful from the outside, but horrific on the inside!! No heat in the room in the middle of January and no help from anyone!!! Very difficult to get a room elsewhere since there was a large convention going on. Contacted the Roosevelt (A Waldorf Astoria). They accommodated us immediately!! Did not care that it was pricey, I slept like a... More

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

Dear Darlene, I am very sorry to learn that your experience at the Hotel Modern was less than desirable. We are very well aware that our eclectic style hotel might not be the best fit for all travelers and especially for those looking for a traditional style hotel such as the Waldorf-Astoria Roosevelt. As for the lack of heat, it... More

Orlando, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
61 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

The hotel modern seems more like a motel at times that hotel. The lobby was nice enough but the front desk staff seemed to disappear later at night. If you try to call the front desk be prepared for no one to answer. My room was stark and drab, the walls void of any adornment. The fire alarm was dangling... More

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

Thank you very much for your feedback regarding your recent visit to the Hotel Modern. By reading your comments, I understand that you experienced a series of service breakdowns that are unacceptable and I apologize for not responding to these while you were with us. I would like to have an opportunity to discuss your visit more in detail and... More

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I went in July 2013 here and it's become my go to for New Orleans downtown hotels (besides the Hyatt) when I don't want to spend an arm and a leg. First, they were doing some renovations last time I was here and there was some pretty rowdy guests that showed up at 2AM. The Security Office came put the... More

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

Robert, Thank you for your review and comments regarding your visit in July 2013. I am sorry that Miss Scarlett was a bit rowdy, but I hope that it does not stop you from visiting us again soon. More

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Spent one night at The Hotel Modern this past weekend for a night out in the city with friends. Once again, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay from check-in to check-out. The staff was friendly, the beds are some of the most comfortable beds I've slept in, and our short stay in the city was topped off with Sunday morning brunch... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

they put a pending charge double the amount of the total room charges on my credit card besides that it was clearly arranged that a authorized company credit card should have been charged. This happened besides confirmation from the front desk that they only need my card for policy reasons. And why double the amount? Is that even legal? Besides... More

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

Dear Susan, Thank you for your comments and feedback regarding your recent visit to the Hotel Modern. By readying your notes, I have a clear understanding of several service breakdowns you experienced. It is unfortunate that you did not get to experience and enjoy our services and that the location was not what you wanted out of your visit to... More

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The entryway to the hotel was a great start, very stylish and hip decor, I loved the lobby! Our room was a disappointment, it just felt empty. Our room was actually quite spacious, unlike our friends who claimed theirs was pretty small. TMI: When we got into our room for the first time, I had to use the bathroom really... 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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