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“Nice place to stay right near Waikiki” 5 of 5 stars
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The Modern Honolulu
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1775 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815   |  
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Ranked #2 of 82 Hotels in Honolulu
Washington
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“Nice place to stay right near Waikiki”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Nice hotel just to the west of Waikiki. Although not beachfront (faces yacht harbor), they do have a bit of sand at one of the pools. Easy to get to without getting into Waikiki traffic. Valet parking allows for in/out priviledges. Staff friendly. Room spacious. Nice bar and pool area, not the lava rock stuff. Crisp, clean but not stark. Good restaurant, Morimoto. If you want a nice place near Waikiki but do not want the chaos of a Hilton Hawaiian Village nor the $$$ of Royal or Haleaklanai, this is a good choice. Just wish bathroom had more privacy from bedroom, seems to be trend at boutique hotels to have connection between the two. Massage at spa was average, facilities good. Exercise room looks out onto upper level pool/sand. Very white, nice place.

Room Tip: We booked city view and had partial ocean (yacht harbor) view with balcony which was mainly looking...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012 via mobile

From the moment we arrived at the hotel, we were greeted warmly by the attentive valet staff who opened our doors and carried our luggage for us. We then checked in at the front desk and were told that they had upgraded our room from one with a city view to one with a partial ocean view. When we arrived at our room, we were absolutely impressed with how clean and spacious it was! Our room had two very comfortable double beds, cordless phones, a large flat screen tv, and many other great features. We requested a refrigerator for our room and was told that it was on a first come first served basis and was put on the list. The purpose of the refrigerator was to store daily medication that needed to be refrigerated. I had called the front desk to see if I could make arrangements for them to store it since there wasn't a refrigerator in the room. They offered to store it for us and was going to send someone to pick up the medication from us. When we opened the front door we were surprised to find one of the staff members with a little refrigerator for us. Big thanks to the staff at Modern Honolulu for being so accommodating and exceeding our expectations!!!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012 via mobile

I am currently staying at the hotel, and it has been nothing short of amazing! The hotel is immaculate and the decor is chic and sophisticated with a beach vacation twist. This is exactly what I envisioned when I thought "Hawaiian vacation". From valet to calling to the front desk for ice and glasses; I have been in the lap of luxury ever since setting foot on this propertyl!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nic B, Manager at The Modern Honolulu, responded to this review, August 4, 2012
Thank you for taking a moment while staying with us to share your experience. A compliment coming from someone who traveled from the other side of the world is huge and the staff really appreciates it! If you need anything while you stay with us, or after you have gone home let us know. We are always here for you!
Mahalo! Nic Barger
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

The modern is a special, rare and chic hotel. Remember me a litlle south France's hotels. Great rooms, a fantastic japanese restaurant, excelent breakfast. Good style. You need to learn how good is The Modern. Ask a ocean view room, please. In 10 minutes walking you will be in the most importants shops and restaurants in Waikiki without the noise and trafic that it means.
Be there and be happy.

Room Tip: Ocean view, remember!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Believe the reviews, this is a great hotel. Not much to add really except you have to have one of their signature cocktails - their frozen coconut mojito, I'm home now and experiencing serious withdrawl from not having a supply of them on hand.

This was a weekend treat for us, we normally stay up the road at the Aqua Bamboo, but decided to splurge for the weekend and experience The Modern. So glad we did, it was fabulous, only downside is that our NZ Paeso is so worthless, it costs us an arm and a leg to stay here.

I hope one day, we can afford another splurge here!

Room Tip: Partial ocen view gave us a great view of the fireworks on Friday night, worth spending a little mor...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nic B, Manager at The Modern Honolulu, responded to this review, August 4, 2012
Mahalo for taking time to write about your stay at The MODERN. I'm so glad that when you decided to make a change to stay with us you were pleased with the results. I also appreciate you mentioning the Coconut Mojito. It is very delicious!! We hope to see you soon and will have your Mojito waiting!
Thank you, Nic Barger
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

After months of overwork and a brain that had fully seized up from lack of sleep, I put my tired body on a plane for Honolulu. The moment I walked through the door of The Modern, I knew I'd found the perfect hotel.

The rooms are well-appointed with very comfy beds and all the mod cons. Free internet around the whole hotel is a bonus (unheard of in Australia). The food was great, across the board, as were the cocktails. An excellent burger and mojito next to the pool four days in a row was bliss.

I could go on and on about the specifics, but beyond everything else, this place is COOL. The music is cool, the decor is cool, every single thing adds to the exclusive, chic, modern vibe. I am trying to find a place in my calendar for my next trip, because I will be back - and soon!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

This hotel is located slightly away from the heart of Waikiki near the marina. As a result, you avoid the noise and the crowds while still being walking distance or a short cab ride/Waikiki Trolley rode away from everything you might want. The facility is beautifully rendered with a fantastic Sunrise and Sunset pool. There is a an onsite gym that is surprisingly well-appointed for a hotel. I was at the hotel for 6 days and was the lucky recipient of an upgraded room with a sitting area. The room was lovely with a view of the pool and the harbor. The beds are super-comfortable and the rooms are really nice. Although I was in Honolulu on business, this hotel made me feel as if I was on a vacation.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1775 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center 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 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu
#2 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#2 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#3 Romantic 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):
THE MODERN HONOLULU introduces cosmopolitan chic for leisure and business pursuits in Hawaii. We deftly combine sexy and sophisticated in everything we do. Every element is original; authentic or custom-designed to enhance your experience. Gourmet pleasures, vibrant nightlife, intimate pool settings, exhilarating spa treatments and all that Oahu has to offer - luxury shopping, beaches, nature - blend to create a feeling of progressive luxury, as refined as it is relaxed. We invite you to make the most of every moment with us. ... more   less 
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