The Hotel Modern

936 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130, United States | 3 star hotel
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Our Time in NOLA Comes to an End...For Now

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... 8221; and their floats are all still pulled by horses only. The floats are all somewhat small, very detailed, and generally carry a drug or sex related theme. This parade was our first, and I quickly realized just how addicting it can be to catch anything, whether it is beads, a sweet new koozie, or any other random throw. I was dressed as the pink unicorn and Erik went as the Madhatter. Let’s just say the vile things and the crowd loved the pink ...

No plans...No problem...NOLA!

A travel blog entry by wiscampsin


... we shared the fried alligator, boucherie plate, and Louisiana cochon - a melt in your mouth roasted pork with plenty of flavorful fatty juices. I know to order cochon if I see it on the menu in the future. After this particularly fancy meal, we had delicious beignets for dessert once again at Cafe du Monde and spent a whopping $5 in the slots at Harrah’s before heading home without any winnings. At the Rum house for lunch one Tuesday, we had their $2 ...

A Day Late and A Collar Short

A travel blog entry by paulej4


... music from the midship pool complicates their situation. On deck, she noted that no matter where she took her family, smokers alighted and lighted adjacent to them whether it was the smoking section or not. And, as I have noted, there is no enforcement by crew or officers of any of the published rules, regulations or standards. It’s the honor system among those without honor. I feel for her and apologize for my manner-less American peer ...

Jazz and all that

A travel blog entry by whereshallwego

... came to the window to see had anyone found her bag on the bus 'what was in it' braked the female attendant 'oh just my knife' replied the loosee - as you do. It was time now to board our next bus.

Farewell Texas - A place I will most defiantly have to revisit - a great start to our North American Adventures

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Day 3, Strolling down Magazine St

A travel blog entry by flightof3kiwis


... of theirs. Jacque Imo's is in another area of town that we haven't been to yet, and is quite something inside. I didn't get the full story why its called Jacque Imo's, but it definitely has something to do with the Iko Iko song. I had a rum based cocktail, the best I've ever had, called a Finanay.( "Jacque Imo fi na nay"). I don't know how its meant to be spelt, but it sure did taste good. :)


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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 freddies_world


    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

    Historical Traveler Reviews The Hotel Modern New Orleans

    Pet Cemtery


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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!


    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


    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


    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


    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