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Hotel Modern New Orleans

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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 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 Lobby was outdated.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.

Nice hotel for the price. Location is bad either. Good restaurants all within walking distance, even though Bourbon Street is a good ways away. Room was very clean. The building layout is a bit different and the front desk isn't the most inviting but you will spend minimal time there. The only complaint I have is that maybe I would suggest curtains on the windows instead of blinds.

I enjoyed my stay. People were friendly and useful. I was able to get to all the must see places from there. Good public transportation to and from it.

This hotel was not as advertised. It was not a complete dump, so, we stuck it out, but it definitely wasn't worth the price. Our room smelled strongly of cleaning supplies the whole weekend (I had a headache ALL weekend because of it) and the soap rack that was glued (yes glued) to the wall in the shower fell off during my first use. They advertised that there was a restaurant and lounge attached to the hotel, which, there was... but they were deserted. They also advertised that there was a work out room, which we never found. The staff was nice, but weren't very helpful beyond that. I was also unaware that parking is not included in the price of the room, so it was actually more expensive than I planned on spending, and, unfortunately, the environment did not make up for that.

The restaurant was closed. No room service. Maid service didn't clean room until after 4:00.

It was a comfortable hotel I enjoyed it, I would come back

Not a great place to stay. The staff is incredibly nice, but no one cleaned my room the whole time I was there and there were stains on my bedding

Staying at the hotel modern was a great experience. The staff was incredibly helpful, we even received two free drinks at the bar, everyone probably does but I still thought it was nice!

The room was a good and affordable option for New Orleans but it wasn't as nice as I had hoped. Parking was several blocks from the hotel and we couldn't get our car out to come and go as we pleased. The bed linens were somewhat stained with makeup although I think they were clean.

We always stay here when we visit New Orleans. The location is stellar -- one block from some of the best museums in the world, right on the St. Charles streetcar line, and near some (very rare in the city) free street parking. We love the Circle Bar next door, and we love Bellocq, the cocktail bar adjoined to the hotel. The hotel itself is nice. We like the small touches of high design, and overall the staff is mostly excellent. Two things that bummed us out this time.... One, whereas the hotel used to offer a complimentary cocktail upon check-in, they no longer seem to be doing this. It was a big draw for us...a small thing, relatively speaking, but something that was very New Orleans and very quaint and welcoming. We miss that little touch. Maybe times are tough, but it helps bring us back. Two....the welcoming daytime staff was so-so. At a place where the staff has always been excellent, this one guy was noticeably droll and unenthusiastic. **In the past, we've also been treated to an upgrade here and there since we're regulars, and this hasn't happened in a while. On a Thursday night with nothing really going on in the city, I'm thinking this may have been possible. In the end, we'll definitely keep staying at Hotel Modern. We love it and recommend it to all our friends who are going into the city.

I was in for a conference and the conference hotel was completely booked, so I booked here as it was close by. I had a great experience at this hotel. Room was great; staff was friendly. Felt boutique-ish. My only complaint was that I ordered room service and my food was not super hot, but if I had eaten down in the restaurant, I'm know it would have been fine. Overall, a great experience and a nice little find that was A LOT cheaper than the conference hotel.

936 Saint Charles Avenue New Orleans LA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to National World War II Museum and Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour fitness center

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. This 3.5-star hotel has 135 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi. In the historical district, it's also near Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Jackson Square.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast offered each morning.


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

At Hotel Modern New Orleans, guests have access to a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. 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 microwave in a common area, 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

Standard Room, Non Smoking

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2