I have just spent 3 nights at The Modern and loved it so much we cancelled our reservation at another hotel for our final night between Island hopping and heading home.
The hotel is very chic yet does not feel at all sterile. We had a suite overlooking the boat harbour and ocean and it was spacious with comfortable furniture that made it easy to relax and a wonderful bathroom. Very comfy bed and pillows and the best bath robe I have ever had in hotel....so good I bought one from gift shop.
The pool is wonderful and the food poolside great. In every encounter with staff service was aware, friendly and very authentic.
Location wise not in the thick of Waikiki action but for me not into tourist trap that was a plus. Main action pleasant 10 min stroll or $10 cab ride away. It is only a 2 min walk to Dukes Beach which kicks off main beach.
I had e-mail ahead to confirm reservation and mentioned was celebrating a special occasion and on first day hotel sent us a drink and congratulations card....very nice touch.
Disclaimer: We were upgraded from Ocean King View to suite....which was lovely and unexpected. The service and vibe were completely genuine and I saw every guest being treated the same.More