The Hotel Modern

936 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130, United States | 3 star hotel
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Kickoff to Mardi Gras!

A travel blog entry by 2kids1map


... black lady flashed us for beads we felt like we got the full experience from above the crowd and headed back into it. One of the coolest things was that there were millions of people just partying, no disputes, just straight up partying. While walking down the street we heard live jazz and stopped outside the bar to check out the band…We hung out, outside the bar at a ledge for a bit. It was the perfect example of the music sucking ...

New Orleans-Lafayette

A travel blog entry by nyckelly3


We awoke around 9am Saturday the 9th and by 10:30am we were on our way to Evergreen Plantation to catch our 11:30am tour. Kasia and I had been to one a few years ago so we knew what to expect, although this one was much nicer and had more photo opportunities. Apparently it's the property where Quentin Tarantino's Django was filmed, so it makes sense that it would have a unique feel. It was only about 30 minutes from the city but it felt like an entirely different ...

On the road

A travel blog entry by gypsyfeet


... here.

So we finally hit the road about 11am due to out late night with the blues bars before. I did want to get going by 9 but didn't happen. It's a decent drive around 7 hours so I broke it just over half way for lunch at Jackson, Mississippi. I had Johnny Cash's tune ringing n my head.. I'm goin to Jackon, look out Jackson town... This the the capital of Mississippi state, but has fallen on hard times in recent years. There is a ghost town feel to ...

Our last day in New Orleans

A travel blog entry by nic216


Today is our last day in New Orleans and we have decided to have an early start this morning and catch a ride or two on the trolley cars. We start out and grab an iced coffee, yes it's another warm day in Louisiana, well it's cold but that's about as good as it gets. Iced coffee over here is made black and then they add milk... Can't wait to get home for a really good coffee that is for sure. So we grab the next trolley on Charles Street, I think this is the oldest line and ...

Time To Meet The Good Ole Boys

A travel blog entry by curryinahurry


... by a mother and son. Mum was a jolly soul but junior was a little strange. He greeted Fred & I with a very suspicious look then asked us in a very slow southern drawl "Do ya want somethin". The gator sausage could have been any spicy sausage that you buy in the supermarket, but it was alright but not worth $11.50. We then sampled some New York cheesecake, which was nice and perfectly finished off with a mudslide ...

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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