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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
Marietta, Georgia
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“Wake up and smell the...oh wait”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Ok so this hotel was great for the most part. The staff were friendly and welcoming and the room was lovely with a decent TV, spacious bathroom, fully stocked minibar and a selection of candy. The only issue was that there was no coffee in the room. I like my coffee before I go out for a coffee, Both bars were cool and friendly and the restaurant in the main hotel was very nice. But be warned it is one of those pretentious food presentation deals with most of the dishes so if you are really hungry like I was then maybe ask about the size of the dish. I ordered the lamb t-bone with mashed potatoes on the night I arrived from an 11 hour train ride and was disappointed that it was the size of a quarter. The following night I opted for the lamb burger and it was delicious and was of a proper size. I am all for healthy limited diets but this continued nonsense of serving people artwork instead of dinner has got to stop.

Overall though the hotel was great and I got it at a very reasonable rate.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TheHotelModern, General Manager at The Hotel Modern, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Dear JohnCuttlife,

Thank you for your valuable feedback about your most recent stay at the Hotel Modern. I am glad that our staff was able to assit you and offer you a memorable experience.

You will be happy to learn that we are in the process of introducing Keurig coffee makers in all of our rooms, so on your next visit, you will be able to enjoy a good cup of coffee from the comfort of your own bed.

Please contact me directly next time you plan to visit New Orleans, and I will assit you with your reservations needs.

Best wishes for 2013!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

The Hotel Modern is located a block from the World War II museum complex, the Ogden Museum, the Museum of Southern Art and the Civil War Museum. It is across the street from the Robert E. Lee Memorial and should be on the streetcar line (not working right now). The staff was so considerate and friendly and the facilities were clean. The room was tiny, which was fine, (the bathroom was almost as large as the bedroom) but the bed comfortable. Unlike most hotels in New Orleans, each staff member did not have his/her hand out all the time expecting $$. However, we were pleased to tip for their assistance

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheHotelModern, General Manager at The Hotel Modern, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
Dear Carios,

We are thrilled to learn that you enjoyed your visit to The Hotel Modern. Miss Scarlett celebrated her first birthday this weekend and would love to see pictures of her, please share with us if you have any.

Thank you for your kind words about our hotel and staff, and we look forward to see you back soon.
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

My wife and I stayed through a Travelzoo special. I can say the staff starting from the hotel manager, front desk (morning & night ), bell & valet services, and engineering where fantastic, great. We have yet stayed in such a great customer oriented hotel. Everybody was happy and friendly, helpful.
This hotel is very close to the French Quarter, walking distance about 10 to 15 minutes, it's a very nice walk, things to see along the way, drink and food to have also.
The beds are very, very comfortable. The room and bathroom very clean. Pillows were very nice, as well as, the television. We were on the eight floor and intranet was fantastic.
We had one incident with our lock box, and engineering fixed in less than 30 minutes.
Everyone at the hotel was outstanding.
This a come back place.

Room Tip: Accidentally I pressed the pool, no pool available.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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TheHotelModern, General Manager at The Hotel Modern, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
TheGVisitor,

We are thrilled to learn that you enjoyed your visit to The Hotel Modern and that Scarlett was a great hostess. Fell free to share pictures of your experience on our Facebook page.

Thank you for your valued feedback and come back soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at The Hotel Modern over the Thanksgiving weekend. We enjoy staying at boutique hotels over chains when given the opportunity. The Hotel Modern fit right in with the better boutique hotels we've stayed in.
The overall feel of the hotel is clean, simple and as the name would suggest "modern". We stayed in one of thier smallest rooms. It was well apointed and didn't feel cramped. We didn't eat in the restaurant but a bartender at a local bar recommended it unsolicited.
The front desk service was superb. My wife is a vegetarian. We asked one of the front desk workers about some walking distance restaurants that would work for her. He gave suggestions for our dinner but said he would check with his vegetarian roommate. Later, as we were leaving, he came running out of the front door and handed us a list of restaurants that his roommate had suggested. That's great service above and beyond.
We found the location to be perfect. A nice walk, or short cab ride in either direction put you square in the heart of the French Quarter or the Garden District.
We would gladly stay at The Modern Hotel again.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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TheHotelModern, General Manager at The Hotel Modern, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Peter S.,

Thank you for your wonderful comments regarding your most recent visit to The Hotel Modern. Visit our Facebook page and share pictures you may have with Scarlett.

We hope to see you again soon.

Happy Holidays!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Hotel Modern is a great value and I would definitely recommend it to those traveling to NOLA. Check in was quick and easy, staff was super friendly and accomodating, and there is a great bar in the lobby if you want to grab a drink before heading out on the town. The beds were really comfortable and the room was clean and had all the conveniences of home including plush robes and even a stocked bar and snack cabinet.

The location is pretty good - close to the Riverwalk, the Arts District, the Convention Center, as well as the abundance of nightlife, art galleries, and restaurants in the warehouse district. You are also in easy proximity to jump on the streetcar to take you towards Uptown and the Garden District since the streetcar line is right in front of the hotel. If you want to go to the French Quarter or Harrah's, I'd recommend calling a cab - about $7 cab ride to get you to the Canal Street entrance of Harrah's which will also put you in better walking distance to the Quarter (just cross the street and go down Decatur and you're in the quarter).

Room Tip: We were in Room 306 - two double beds. It had a perfect view of Lee Circle.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

Cute but a good walk to the French quarter....or call a taxi.....rooms are a little small too...everyone was nice and helpful. ..not an iron in room...had to call front desk....quite location. ..not in the mix

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 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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