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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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Ranked #62 of 153 hotels in New Orleans
Alexandria, Va
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

Le Cirque offers a great location right on Lee Circle... the streetcars pass directly in front headed either uptown or to the Quarter. Its also easy walking distance to two museums (DDay and Confederate History) as well as great eats (Cochon Butcher and Deanies).

I was there for Tulane Homecoming and the city was booked. I read reviews of the hotel which indicated the rooms while nice were small. I disagree, there was plenty of room, and while not spacious, was what was needed and not tight or cramped.

They were in the process of rennovating the lobby and other areas and the reopened hotel promises to be even better.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

I was in New Orleans for a meeting and had no choice over my selection of hotels. If you have to stay at this hotel DO NOT GET A ROOM FACING LEE SQUARE. The flashing lights on the front of the Hotel go on ALL NIGHT. The curtains do not fit propertly and there is no black out shade. Room was SMALL and tight to move around in. Lighting is the other issue, not enough.
Great location if you are working or visiting in the Lee Circle area. Others in our party had a nicer room on the higher floors. Wish I would have taken pics to show the difference. The hotel was under renovation the fire alarm went off the next morning at 8 am when we were trying to pack and leave. Yes you had to exit the building and wait for the all clear.

Room Tip: DO NOT GET A ROOM FACING LEE SQUARE. The flashing lights on the front of the Hotel go on ALL NIGHT.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

The hotel has just been completely renovated. No frills, but everything you need. Large shower, TV, free WiFi, room safe, amenities and so on.
The thick windows protect from the outside noise.

It's only 15 minutes away from the French Quarter by foot, and even less with Saint Charles' street train.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

Hotel is clean,no frills,bare amenities and modest.
Great place if you just wanna lay n bed and watch tv.
If u are a museum buff....this spot is for u. (location wise)

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wyoming, Delaware
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

The Hotel is older like most buildings in the area. The location on Lee Circle makes getting around great! The rooms are small and not very modern. However you don't seem to mind as it fits into the character of the place. The staff was very informative and the rooms clean. We would leave in the morning and get back to the room at about 10pm. The rates are reasonable we went for JazzFest and we just wanted a decent place to stay! Le Cirque met our needs. This is not the place to go if you want the feel of a resort!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Essex, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

Upsides - the nicest desk staff ever. The hotel's location right on the St. Charles streetcar line makes it a snap to get to Magazine Street antiquing or the French Quarter. Nice marble bath.
Downsides; the world's smallest, darkest room. Until the sun goes down, at which point the ever-changing light show begins outside - and on your ceiling, too, despite heavy drapes. Either bring a slumber mask, or perhaps ask for a room on the BACK. Ice machines broken on all but one floor. And NO PLACE within walking distance with decent food. Avoid the St. Charles Cafe at all costs; the only bad food I had in the whole state, and it was awful.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pensacola, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

Hotel has a modern vibe and the rooms are clean. I have stayed here many times and use it as a fall back when I can not get a room closer to the French Quarter. The distance from the quarter is such that you must take a cab, the trolley or drive to the French Quarter. Be prepared to pay for internet access and a premium for parking. It is best if you do not have a car.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#63 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Hotel Modern 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Also Known As:
Le Cirque New Orleans
Le Cirque Hotel
Hotel Le Cirque New Orleans

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