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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 #73 of 156 Hotels in New Orleans
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
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“Best Hotel in NOLA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

Awesome rooms, awesome new lobby. Amazing Vietnamese food. Most innovative new Modern Hotel in NOLA. Love the pig!!

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

Let me first began by saying..the first step I took was to read every review I could find on the internet about this particular hotel. Because I booked our flight during a hotel wkend, we were pretty much screwed which hotel we had a choice to stay. I was fortunate enough to book 4 of our 8 nites at Harrahs'. However, the other 4 nites scared me. I reluctantly booked our other 4 nites at Hotel Le' Cirque. Let me tell you...we couldn't have been happier. Apparently we were fortunate to get a room (BTW, using the previous reviews, we were smart enough to ask for a renovated room! Smart move) that was new all the way around!! New furniture, flat screen, fully tiled bathroom. The room was relatively small, but considering there were only two of us (and we didn't need it for a pit stop)...hello...how much room do you really need? It was very comfortable and guess what???? We were so impressed, we cancelled our other 4 nites at Harrahs and spent our entire 8 nites at Hotel Le' Cirque. The trolley stop is a half block from the hotel front and it wasn't scary walking at nite down St. Charles St. to the other quaint resturants (Delmonico's (yes, Emerils) E's, VooDoo BBQ, Sushi Brothers) or if you want, the trolley stops in front of all these resturants. The staff is wonderful (Magna, DJ, Melissa, Jennifer), but for the 5 star hotel clerk...you need to request REBECCA..absolutely, no better! Resturant and bar were still under remodel, but we still drank, got drunk and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! If ever in this town again...this will always be our 'go to' hotel!!!! BTW..we stayed 11/10/11 - 11/17/11, 6th floor.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

It was a Saturday night in October when I staid only 1 night at Hotel Le Cirque en route to a Caribbean Cruise the next day. It’s a boutique style hotel in the Warehouse District of New Orleans; it is a healthy walk to the cruise Port. We walked it with our luggage and took about 15 minutes; we had the time and wanted to save on the cab ride. It is located just out side of the hustle and bustle of the French Quatre which I particularly like and 1 trolley ride into the downtown core. This hotel is currently refurbishing its lobby, courtyard and rooms. Unfortunately nothing was noted on the site or mentioned when I called prior to arrival that the hotel was under construction however the reception staff went out of there way to over compensate for the make shift lobby and inconvenience. This hotel is located on a round-about on St. Charles Street, it's an intimate spot away from the crowds so would recommend for families with small children, business travel, couples and weekend get-a ways with friends. There are 10 floors with many rooms on each floor. The rooms have a simple contemporary decor and offer 1 king or double bed. My room had a clear view of monument of Colonel Robert E.Lee in Lee Circle and the trolleys that pass by. I didn't find it noisy, more on the quieter side of town, or wasn't bothered by the lights that light up the front of the hotel. Once the dark drapes are closed you won't know that you are New Orleans

We had two rooms one was an older rooms on the 7th floor where I staid and the newer renovated rooms on the 5th floor where my friends staid. Each room had comfortable beds, spacious bathrooms, and basic amenities.The furniture more contemporary than the older rooms. I am lead to believe that the rooms are slightly larger than some of the Brand name hotels in the French Quatre.
I would definitely go back just to see how Le Cirque looks after the reservations. It's a good location for groups travelling out of the New Orleans cruise port. It's walking distance to the Louisiana's Civil War Museum and The National World War II Museum. Also a good location if you're looking for a reasonable rate, the hotel is driving distance to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome as it's right by the US Route 90.
The Door Man and hotel Manager recommended some great spots to eat, we tried them and were pleasantly impressed with both of their suggestions.

The Front Desk Staff were very hospitable with all the guest. A great retreat to come back to from the excitement of streets of NOLA.

Room Tip: The 7th floor had not been renovated yet in Oct however the 5th level was. Ask for a street view of...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Alexandria, Va
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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Lafayette, Louisiana
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 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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Paris (France)
1 review
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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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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Address: 936 St. Charles Avenue, At Lee Circle, New Orleans, LA 70130
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:
#10 Green Hotel in New Orleans
#56 Family Hotel in New Orleans
#59 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
#62 Business Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Hotel Modern 3.5*
Number of rooms: 135
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
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Hotel Le Cirque New Orleans

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