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The Modern Honolulu
Ranked #5 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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“A place to go back to”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

The service was impeccable, didn't matter how early or how late the staff were all very helpful and friendly and they would go out of their way to assist you, from the second I set foot into the hotel and checked in, to when I checked out. The hotel itself was beautiful,at a great location just out of the main CBD of Waikiki so wasn't too noisy and had a very relaxing feel to it. The interior of the hotel and the atmosphere was a bonus, beautifully decorated, clean and always smelt fresh like tropical fruits; so much so that the smell would linger down the street and you would know which hotel it came from. The room I stayed in was just right, spacious but cosy. The hotel may be 4.5 star but overall I think it was better than some of the 5 star hotels I have stayed in. I would definitely stay at the Modern again.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the ocean would be quieter, choose the side away from Ala Moana Boulevard.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Stayed with my parents there for 4 nights. They were very accommodating and friendly. We stayed in a partial ocean view room that worked out great! Had a great view of the city and the ocean :) The rooms are simply furnished and very spacious. I really like their decor concept of simple and un-cluttered comfort. There is no coffee maker or refrigerator in the room but they would be more than happy to have guest services bring it up to your room when you request it. Valet parking service, although not free ($28/day), is worth the price! You donʻt have to worry about self-parking, and I appreciate that you can call guest services and have them bring your car around when you are ready to leave. Parking in Waikiki is usually a nightmare, so I really appreciated this service! Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay there again :) P.S. I love how they served a refreshing lemonade and cold towelette when you check in, especially with how hot the weather can get in Honolulu!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

We loved everything about the modern, it really made our trip to Hawaii. It is difficult to say why exactly, because it just feels like a hotel where they've got it all right. Can't recommend it enough. Lovely comfortable, well designed rooms, fabulous pool, excellent service and staff and a hotel restaurant that really makes any special occasion. We'll be back!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kapaa, Hawaii
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

I just stayed here with a group of girlfriends over the weekend for a bachelorette party weekend. Everything was so great here!!! We were originally supposed to stay at the Sheraton Waikiki (which I've stayed at several times before)...I will definitely not be staying there again! We had such a great time! Even checking in was awesome! haha...we were given glasses of lemon juice while we waited since they weren't too busy, as we got there a little later than normal check in time. The rooms are nice, very clean and sophisticated! I loved that they are not your typical over done Hawaii rooms....you know the ones that look like a hibiscus threw up everywhere! We were on the 3rd floor, and warned it might be loud because of the club in the hotel. We all slept very well the night we stayed in! We went to Addiction, the night club friday night. It was really great being able to just go upstairs and not have to worry about driving, a cab or transportation in general! The pool was great, I definitely recommend reserving a day bed! It was a busy day at the pool the day we hung out, but it didn't seem that busy because we had an area that was just ours! Our group loved the stay so much, everyone keeps saying "I can't wait to go back, even if it's just to the pool!". We loved everything...even down to the plumeria smell in the lobby area! :)

Room Tip: Request a high room if possible. Waikiki is a busy place in general!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

We, my wife, daughter and I, recently spent a wonderful week at the Modern, right on Waikiki beach, Honolulu. What a wonderfully, relaxing place it is...the pool and cabana are enough to turn me into a homeless person..I'll just live there. Aaron, the manager, was a great host and accommodated us on a couple of special requests...Loved the location, the rooms were just amazing, attention to detail in every respect was more than we have experienced in alot of recent travels...yepper...can't wait to go back, and we will!

Room Tip: Get beachfront, or spa overlook...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

We LOVED our stay at The Modern Hotel and everything it had to offer!The rooms were spacious and chic and the beds were so comfortable! We had a perfect room with a balcony over looking the two pools and marina. It was truly paradise!

The Modern is in a great location right in Waikiki. We enjoyed the breathtaking walk along the beach into the Ala Moana shops every morning and had a front row seat to watch the Friday night fireworks on the marina.

We spent a lot of time at The Modern, taking advantage of all that it had to offer. I highly recommend a breakfast of french toast and waffles poolside or an unforgettable dinner at Morimoto.

One of the highlights for us was sitting back and listening to the live music poolside and in The Study. We instantly fell in love with the talented Tahiti Rey. The hospitality Aaron provided us in The Study was second to none. He took good care of us and made sure everyone there had a great experience. One night we even ventured down to Addiction Nightclub. A sophisticated and happening place to dance and drink the night away. You may even spot a celebrity or two!

I highly recommend The Modern if you are looking for a tranquil getaway. It is one of the best hotels we've ever stayed in. The incredible staff and wonderful accommodations truly make you realize you are in paradise! I can't wait to go back!

Stayed June 2014
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Stayed here for the back-end of our honeymoon. Fantastic. Great property. Adults-only lagoon was awesome. Rooms were very good and TV channels available were the best I've ever encountered. Sleep quality excellent.

Location great. Short walk to Ala Moana shopping centre, and in the opposite direction the heart of Waikiki.

Staff all provided good service.

The only niggles we had is that the bathrooms are not even a little soundproof (so when your partner uses the bathroom, you'll certainly hear it!) and the hotel drinks/cocktails menu is overly pretentious - give us traditional popular cocktails any day! At least the Ilikai next door serves them.

Would stay here again if we come back.

Room Tip: Book an ocean view room!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Modern Honolulu
Address: 1775 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1603
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#2 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#4 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu
#4 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#4 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Modern Honolulu 4.5*
Number of rooms: 353
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfectly situated, THE MODERN HONOLULU stands at the epicenter between the world renowned Hawaiian experience of Waikiki Beach, the blossoming Kaka’ako arts district, and Honolulu’s downtown cosmopolitan scene. We are the hub of contemporary culture and creativity in Honolulu. Our boutique luxury is as refined as it is relaxed. An empowered team delivers THE MODERN HONOLULU experience -- alluring, personalized and innovative – surrounded by an award winning design concept that creates an urban chic beach aesthetic. LATHER spa features treatments developed around the purest products in the world -- natural, organic, and sustainable. Local and house-made culinary menus are offered for poolside and in-room dining, complemented by RAVISH Restaurant which blends our Island’s bounty with Asian flavors and South American tastes creating a true Pacific Rim experience. Two stylish pools overlook the ocean for daytime fun while a vibrant scene at The Study lobby bar is the spot for an evening rendezvous. It’s no wonder Thrillist magazine called us “The best boutique hotel in Hawaii.” ... more   less 
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