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Hotel Modern New Orleans

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Hotel was excellent. Wifi was good. Breakfast menu has to be improved.

There seem no sound barrier between rooms. You can hear everything; you can hear guests in next room taking shower or flushing the toilet; when they talk or have sex. When I paid for my room in Orbitz, the ad says "room with a view". When I got to my room the view was the parking lot and huge generator!

Very convenient location and comfortable to rest, staff were helpful

Usable Wifi is like running water, or a bed, or a door, or a roof - it's unacceptable not to have it in a hotel these days. During my entire stay I was unable to use my laptop at all, and had to use my smartphone's data plan for all internet access. Maybe it's different in other rooms - I have no idea. But despite being "connected" in theory, I was not able to download a single webpage, let alone do any work, watch Netflix or stream a podcast. How was the rest of my stay? Who cares! This huge gaping hole in the accommodations put a damper on everything.

Great value! Ideal location near the streetcar, and a very nice breakfast was served each morning. The staff was very helpful as well. We would stay there again.

The rooms were about the size of walk-in closets. They don’t change the sheets. Anything wrong with the room can be fixed. Hostess very nice. I travel to New Orleans monthly and this was the worst hotel I stayed in for the 2 years I’ve traveled there.

Under construction, hole in the ceiling, not very clean, bathroom door didn't work, very small rooms, only one channel on TV.

Staff very kind and helpful ESPECIALLY Jerome. Shower could be cleaner. Perfectly adequate

Adequate room at this price. I didn't plan on spending as much time in the room but the weather kept me in more than I had planned. As someone who had never visited the city before, I was pleased that the staff were very helpful with directions and recommendations. During my stay they had an emergency and had to shut the water off for several hours but they gave plenty of notice and supplied bottled water which was nice. I was kind of bummed that my room didn't have purple walls as shown in the photos but somehow I was able to get past that.

The room was extremely small. The hotel was going through renovations which they blamed for the false emergency alarms going off. There were at least 3 false alarms which the staff informed us off over the intercom. However, the last alarm no one said it was a false alarm, so we preceded down 9 flights of steps as the alarm said not to use the elevators only to realize that it was a false alarm too.

I've been staying at Hotel Modern for years, mostly for the location. Free street parking on Lee Circle. Easy access to the St. Charles streetcar line (both to the Quarter and the Garden District), short walk to museums and galleries AND excellent dining. Not to mention...Circle Bar on Lee Circle may just be my favorite dive bar ever. I will say, the hotel's charisma has lessened greatly since Tivoli and Lee and Bellocq (the hotel restaurant and bar, respectively) have closed. I've been told the hotel has been bought out by a corporation and they're in transition. Well, they've been in transition for YEARS so some things feel half-assed. I miss walking in and being welcomed brightly with a welcome cocktail, and having the option to dine or drink in class within the hotel grounds. This hotel as we know it is gasping for air as its death knell rings, and I only hope it flourishes again in its next life.

Good stay. Could use a comfortable chair in the room.

No problems with cleanliness. But the hotel and furnishings are all either very cheap or falling apart. There was a hole in the bathroom counter, and the hand-rails in the elevator would literally fall off if you leaned too hard on them. The mini-fridge made a noise at night, so I had to unplug it. If you're planning to walk to the convention center, know that the walk is reasonably short but goes through several unsavory blocks; the walk to the French quarter is similar.

Everything about the hotel was good except we could never get the air conditioning to cool the room off. We had half a day to kill before going on our cruise. We highly recommend the World War II museum. It was awesome, especially the 4D movie. But you need two days to see the whole thing.

Room smelled musty and it felt institutional...no art on the walls and one small, high window. Lobby was outdated. For the price I paid, very disappointing. The AC thermostat was broken and every few hours reset itself to "meat locker" despite many times setting it at a comfortable temp. I was told when I requested a couple extra towels that they had run out. Also, being on Lee Circle, there was constant noise outside the window. Stayed here for the Rock n Roll half marathon and the location was ideal for that event, but that's about all that was ideal about the hotel.

Great location. Comfy and quaint. Staff was wonderful.

The room a small but it was okay for one night. But otherwise it was okay.

I probably would not stay here again. The location is decent as it's a straight shot on the RTA (trolley) to the French Quarter. It's a bit far to walk 1+ mile but the train picks up at Lee Circle so that's convenient. The hotel is a bit tired. They don't seem to keep it up. The AC in the room did not work. If I turned on the Heat/ AC only the heat would run increasing the temperature even tho I set the thermostat to 66 F. At one point the room got up to 77 F. They only provided 3 pillows for 2 guests and 1 washcloth. Every day we had to ask for another washcloth. This made no sense. It may seem petty but it's just some of the things that made the hotel feel cheap. The breakfast was a disappointment. If you like only carbs for breakfast maybe it's ok. There was cereal, bagels/bread/english muffins, instant oatmeal, yogurt, waffle maker, and fruit, with juice and coffee. No water was available except for hot for tea. This again made the hotel seem cheap. How hard is it to provide some hot options eggs, bacon, etc and some cold water to drink. The gym is decent but they're missing most of there free weights (dumb bells). The staff was helpful if you asked but not overly friendly. The hallways in the hotel needed some vacuuming. It seemed the hotel could use some overall cleaning. It wasn't a dive it just looked like they were starting to let it go possibly to save on cost.

It was nice. The room was bigger than I expected and it was very comfortable.

I was a bit worried after reading some reviews but no other hotels could beat the price at the time. So, I decided to take a chance, and it was worth it.

936 Saint Charles Avenue New Orleans LA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to National World War II Museum and Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Warehouse District, Hotel Modern New Orleans is within a 5-minute walk of National World War II Museum and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Each of the 135 rooms at this 3.5-star hotel includes an iPod dock, a refrigerator, and a coffee maker. In the historical district, it's also near Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Jackson Square.


Rooms

Hotel Modern New Orleans's 135 individually decorated rooms provide iPod docks, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Free long-distance calls, free local calls, and safes are also available.


Property features

Guests of Hotel Modern New Orleans enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and microwave in a common area. Self parking is available for USD 30.00 per night. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include a TV in a common area and an ATM.

Room options

Medium Room with King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Large Room with King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Hotel Modern New Orleans

Everyone (27) Couples (44) Business (22) Family (9) Other (17) Friends (17)
5
Everyone

Hotel was excellent. Wifi was good. Breakfast menu has to be improved.

By on May 19, 2018

Review comment responded on May 21, 2018

Hey There! Thank you so much for the great review! We are so glad your stay was awesome, we will keep working on improving breakfast, and hope you come back to see us again soon! All the Best, Kyle

1
Everyone

There seem no sound barrier between rooms. You can hear everything; you can hear guests in next room taking shower or flushing the toilet; when they talk or have sex. When I paid for my room in Orbitz, the ad says "room with a view". When I got to my room the view was the parking lot and huge generator!

By , from Santa Fe, NM on Apr 30, 2018

Review comment responded on May 14, 2018

Hello Rome, We are so sorry we did not meet your needs or expectations. We will continue to work hard to improve. All the Best, Kyle

5
Everyone

Very convenient location and comfortable to rest, staff were helpful

By on Apr 22, 2018

2

wifi exists in theory only.

Business Travelers

Usable Wifi is like running water, or a bed, or a door, or a roof - it's unacceptable not to have it in a hotel these days. During my entire stay I was unable to use my laptop at all, and had to use my smartphone's data plan for all internet access. Maybe it's different in other rooms - I have no idea. But despite being "connected" in theory, I was not able to download a single webpage, let alone do any work, watch Netflix or stream a podcast. How was the rest of my stay? Who cares! This huge gaping hole in the accommodations put a damper on everything.

By , from Chicago on Apr 20, 2018

4
Everyone

Great value! Ideal location near the streetcar, and a very nice breakfast was served each morning. The staff was very helpful as well. We would stay there again.

By , from Ohio on Apr 1, 2018

2

pictures are false

Everyone

The rooms were about the size of walk-in closets. They don’t change the sheets. Anything wrong with the room can be fixed. Hostess very nice. I travel to New Orleans monthly and this was the worst hotel I stayed in for the 2 years I’ve traveled there.

By on Feb 6, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 15, 2018

Hey there Anonymous, Looks like we missed the mark everywhere here. So sorry we did not meet your needs during your stay. We want all of our guests to have an amazing time and we simply missed the mark on all accounts here. As we complete our renovation later this year we hope you swing back our way and give us another shot.. All the Best, Kyle

2

not modern

Everyone

Under construction, hole in the ceiling, not very clean, bathroom door didn't work, very small rooms, only one channel on TV.

By , from shreveport, LA on Jan 22, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 23, 2018

Hey There Mary, I want to really say thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay. It sounds like we missed the mark on a number of areas. Especially on Maintenance. Our TVs get a full spectrum of channels so we most definitely need to take a look at that television and get it corrected. I am so sorry we missed the mark and assure you we will continue to work hard to improve! All the Best, Kyle

3

close to the quarters but good distance from noise

Everyone

Staff very kind and helpful ESPECIALLY Jerome. Shower could be cleaner. Perfectly adequate

By , from Jamaica on Jan 1, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 23, 2018

Hey There Rissa! Thank you so much for the feedback and we are a pretty big fan of Jerome too! We will keep working hard an cleanliness and can not wait to show you all we are becoming in 2018! All the Best, Kyle

4

not terribly modern like the name implies.

Everyone

Adequate room at this price. I didn't plan on spending as much time in the room but the weather kept me in more than I had planned. As someone who had never visited the city before, I was pleased that the staff were very helpful with directions and recommendations. During my stay they had an emergency and had to shut the water off for several hours but they gave plenty of notice and supplied bottled water which was nice. I was kind of bummed that my room didn't have purple walls as shown in the photos but somehow I was able to get past that.

By , from Seattle on Dec 13, 2017

1

punked

Everyone

The room was extremely small. The hotel was going through renovations which they blamed for the false emergency alarms going off. There were at least 3 false alarms which the staff informed us off over the intercom. However, the last alarm no one said it was a false alarm, so we preceded down 9 flights of steps as the alarm said not to use the elevators only to realize that it was a false alarm too.

By on Oct 6, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 9, 2017

Hey There Anonymous, What can I say... We truly are embarrassed and sorry your experience was as truly poor as it was. We work hard to overcome the renovation impact but do understand we miss that mark sometimes and we certainly missed it for you. Please accept our deepest apologies for this and we hope following the completion of the renovation you will give us another shot at wowing you! All the Best, Kyle Metzger