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“Wonderfully refreshing!” 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 #4 of 83 hotels in Honolulu
Sydney, Australia
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“Wonderfully refreshing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Super modern, clean and relaxing. Great to be a small distance away from the craziness of the main beach but very easy to walk there. Loved being near the calm, beautiful harbour.The hotel is very modern but finds nice ways to make it feel homly

  • Stayed November 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Modern. Our first room (city view room) was a bit too noisy for us, although reception were happy to move us to a quieter room the next night, where there was no noise at all. The pool areas are exceptional, and it was great to have iced water and sorbet brought around without having to ask for it. The rooms were tastefully decorated and spacious The hotels restaurant was also exceptional, the Peanut Butter dessert is a must try! Overall the Modern is a great choice if you want to stay somewhere thats contemporary, modern and a short walk from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki.

Room Tip: The first room we stayed in was a city view room on level 4 which was a bit too noisy for us. Recept...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

As a 12 Year old girl my exquite time in honolulu, I stayed in the magnificent Modern Honolulu it was by far the best hotel I have ever stayed in, and i have travelled a fair bit staying in 5 star hotels but The modern was the best. During my time in hawaii it was my first time there and i didn't know what to do so i got up from my beautiful luxury hotel room, down to the concierge where i met Miss Stephanie,she was so helpful telling me all the different types of attractions you could do in hawaii. One of the many things we discussed was how i had a little puppy back home that i was missing so much, Miss Stephanie as a special treat for me, organized to bring in her own puppy for me to play with which i enjoyed a lot. One thing i really enjoyed was sitting by the pool watching the sunset over the harbor enjoying the music above water and underneath the water with my strawberry smoothie in one hand and my spicy fries in the other. At the Modern Honolulu you could not fault the staff at all, from the bellboy Henry to the pool attendant Justin and Derek who made the best strawberry smoothies in hawaii, even to Jocelyn who drove an "echo cab" giving me Aloha hugs every morning as you can see i had the best time in hawaii.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Great contemporary hotel with all amenities of a world class hotel especially Morimoti Restaurant.
super hip place to be seen, pool has great vibe to it. Staff were great, and would recommend to any young person looking for something in Waikiki thats not the old fashioned cheesy places

Room Tip: I did hear loud music from my room and cars on main road i stayed in room 624
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  • Stayed November 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

Staff (especially concierge and pool) where fantastic. Mostly young professionals. Great pool area and lovely clean rooms most with a decent view. Enjoyed every minute of our stay would definitely recommend...

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012 via mobile

Stayed at the Modern for two nights.Our first room was on the street side so I asked for a quiter location, without hesitation the young lady at the front desk changed our room and it was great! The staff where all very nice, beds great and would definitely stay again. Oh and location is good too.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We stayed at The Modern Hotel Honolulu for 5 nights and enjoyed the hotel very much.
Lovely location and amenities with the highlight being the lovely staff where nothing was too much trouble. We enjoyed the sunrise pool area for breakfast each morning and had cocktails in the Lobby on a couple of occasions with live music of a high standard each night while you enjoyed a drink. We also had dinner at the restaurant however, the bar menu in the lobby I found to be very nice for when you just needed a light dinner. The rooms were clean and comfortable with lovely water views and the housekeeping service possibly the best I have encountered and the first hotel where you get to advise what time you would like your room serviced.
I would also like to thank the lovely staff at reception where nothing was a problem and always a welcoming aloha smile.

All in all a great hotel rivalling other 5 star hotels in Honolulu.

  • Stayed November 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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Additional Information about The Modern Honolulu

Also Known As:
The Modern Honolulu Hotel
The Modern Honolulu Hotel Honolulu
The Modern Honolulu Hawaii
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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#3 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu
#4 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#6 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Modern Honolulu 4.5*
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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