The Hotel Modern

936 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130, United States | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $87.00
 

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War

A travel blog entry by cphenly

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Got back to New Orleans about 10:30 and, after dropping the luggage at the hotel and the rental car at the Hertz office, we decided to take the advice of the National Park Rangers on the train and visit the National World War II Museum. (There is a National Park Service program called Trails and Rails which operates, it turns out, on a great many …

Many Funny Signs

A travel blog entry by cphenly

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Short morning in New Orleans; ate breakfast and went to collect the rental car. Found some interesting signs along the walk to the rental car agency; photos below.

Stopped at a truck stop for a Subway sandwich en route to Pensacola. strange place. Attached photo of proof why I could not live here based on stuff for sale in gift shop! Next entry from Pensacola.

Phase 1, Successfully Completed

A travel blog entry by cphenly

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Train travel is slow, but it's quite civilized. Go to sleep in
Virginia, wake up in Georgia We went to breakfast (French Toast with
Strawberries) early to beat the Atlanta rush. Just as well, because the
attendant arranged the rest of our meals for us while we were there.
There is one dinner seating at 4:00 (we arrive in New …

Fun N Sun -San Diego Style

A travel blog entry by jruetz

... fine but the kids on the nearby playground must have thought I was a Chevy Chase comedian cause they had a whale of a laugh!! Had to take Karens Segway back to the rental shop to get the starter unit ( they automatically shutoff if you crash and burn - while this was hardly a crash and burn scenario it was enough to knock the gyro off ). We probably covered 3 miles or so and had a uneventful rest of the afternoon. Wednesday evening we took the to a really cool Mexican ...

Crawfish, blue crab and shrimp

A travel blog entry by helwit

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... of Louisiana.  Sweet and fried - heart attack food! Cafe du Monde is THE place to try them but we didn't bother as the queues were always too long.   We were certainly happy about our food experiences in NO, but the music experience was a disappointment - I think perhaps a matter of wrong place, wrong time.  But the music in the street can surprise both day and night. NO is certainly a city worth visiting, love the vibe, ...

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This 3 star hotel, located in the Central Business District area of New Orleans, is near National World War II Museum, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Confederate Memorial Museum, and Contemporary Arts Center.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Hotel Modern New Orleans

    Reviewed by cphenly

    Satisfactory

    Reviewed Jun 29, 2014
    by (28 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    Nice hotel; reasonable price for downtown. Close to the train station. Shower is excellent--lots of room, lots of hot water. Payment a little wonky; we prepaid (for a considerable discount), but when we checked in, the guy didn't seem to understand that. The bill when we checked out was correct, though. Restaurant mediocre. Addendum: We stayed here one more night on the way back through, and the check-in process was much easier. They held our bags for us during the day because we got there early in the morning. We had to call twice though, to get a trash can brought to the room. Generally a good hotel, and I would stay there again, but be prepared for service that is just a little wonky.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by freddies_world

    Awesome

    Reviewed Mar 15, 2012
    by (5 reviews) Savannah , United States Flag of United States

    The rooms themselves are great. The parking situation was a little hairy but and my room window opened up to a stairwell. The location is great because it is close enough to everything but far from the nightly nonsense.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews The Hotel Modern New Orleans

    Pet Cemtery

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    My room had a view of the roof of another part of the building and there was a dead bird right outside our window. The carpets and bedding were stained there were tears in both our sheet and velour(polyester?) blanket. This room was in a state of disrepair and needed some serious cleaning. For some reason the room was very loud too. There was some sort of a vent into the hallway and we could hear every door slam. The staff was polite and the decor was pleasant. I don't like being charged for a safe that I am not going to use and phone calls that I am not going to make. Next time I *will* stay at the W, it is worth the extra cash.

    Worst Hotel with Horrible Manager

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    The Manager Magda Chappetta is the most rude and inconsiderate woman ever and her staff is the same. After losing my reservation they sent me to a cheap and nasty hotel. She offered complimentary car service for my trouble however when I called about 2 hours later she declined to send a car. Please do not book reservations at this hotel, they do not honor expedia reservations. While I waited for an answer they did the same thing to another family.

    Good value

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    Well after reading the first reviews and already having booked the room I was thinking I had made a mistake. But as the last few reviews came in I was beginning to feel better. Booked the room on the internet for about $66.00 per night without extras, taxes, phone safe, occupancy tax, etc. It actually ended up being $82.50 a night and having to pay the extra for the phone was great. You could call anybody long distance for free. My husband was not a believer as the room info said, I think $1.00 surcharge per call. But not true it was free. The room was a little smaller than average and there was not a window to see out of. There was a small window high up so you did get some sunlight. My only small compaint was we asked for extra pillows about 9am one morning and did not get them until we called back about 10pm the next night. All in all I would recommend this hotel, the trolley runs in front of the hotel but it is not a bad walk to get the Riverfront or the French Quarter. We did not use the trolley as the people looked like sardines in a can, but took nice walks during the day, when we came home a night from Bourbon Street we would catch a taxi a couple of blocks up and I think the fare was maybe $6.00.

    A time to remember

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    We had read the reviews, and were expecting this horribly small room. True, we have stayed in larger rooms, but this room was far from small. It was well decorated, a place we felt very comforatble in. My significant other will leave a room if he is not happy, we stayed. The view was nothing to speak of, but we just closed the curtains. I loved the door leading into the bathroom, and the large shower in all marble. I found only one problem with the shower, it had no shelves for shampoo's, etc.

    We loved our stay there

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    The staff was friendly. The renovation of the building was well done. Rooms were modest in size but well done and there was plenty of space. We were impressed by the unlimited local and long distance telephone usage for 4.00 a day. Usually anywhere we have stayed would charge .50 - 1.50 per call just to make local calls, and forget about making a long distance call from a hotel phone unless you win the lottery 1st but from here, no problem. The Hotel is right on the street Car line making New Orleans very accessible.

    New, modern, small, comfortable

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    In April 2002 my wife and I stayed at Le Cirque for four days. It was very new, modern, lots of marble and dark colors. The rooms were small but comfortable, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We liked the location between the Graden District to the west, and the Downtown Warehouse District and French Quarter to the east, on the streetcar line. We booked the room on the web, and at $75/night it was very nice.

    Very cool and make your own judgements!

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    This hotel is really nice. It is not for those who are used to the major chains. So if you are used to staying at Holiday, Comfort, etc, don't bother staying here. This Hotel is not for you!

    Ok, but lots of problems

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    The photos are misleading. They make you think that the lobby is large, theres maybe room for 4 people. The first room we were shown faced the front of the building, right on the street car line. It also had a broken window latch, so every time the street car went by it sounded like it was coming through the room. The next day, after we were told the latch had been broken during Mardi Gras and this was Jazz Fest time, we were moved to another room with the view of the dumpster. Luckily the dumpster was quiet at night.

    Hotel &Restaurant: Snooty, Tasteless, Uncomfortable

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    As for the rooms, while stylishly decorated, you need to be extremely thin for two people to even maneuver around. the bedding felt cheap and uncomfortable, and the bathroom sink was too small, so water gets all over the floor. Bring flip-flops. Ladies, bring a caddy. There is no counter to place toiletries or makeup. The service was helpful, but we were sorely disappointed by the hidden charges when we got our bill. Anticipate spending twice as much as the room rate per night. I'm not kidding!

    Beware of the Hidden Charges

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    After looking at the website for Hotel Le Cirque and finding such a "great" rate, I was excited. The website touted the hotels fabulous restaurant and mentioned that it was adjacent to a health club.

    TripAdvisor Reviews The Hotel Modern New Orleans

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent