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The Modern Honolulu

1775 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1603
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#50 of 94 hotels in Honolulu
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. Two stylish pools overlook the ocean for daytime fun. It’s no wonder Thrillist magazine called us “The best boutique hotel in Hawaii.”
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1775 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1603
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fredandval wrote a review Yesterday
Tucson, Arizona13 contributions10 helpful votes
We booked a room with a “partial ocean view”. What a joke. You have to crane your neck around the side of the building. Of course, we paid extra for this privilege. We were given a room next to the elevator which we heard going up and down all night long. No maid service after a week of going to the beach, made the bathroom floor very dirty. You had to empty your own trash. The beds were ridiculously low to the ground with the wooden bed frame jutting out which we bumped into numerous times. The people who worked there were very, very nice. That was the only redeeming quality about this hotel. DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY OR POINTS STAYING HERE!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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MJM wrote a review Sep 9
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Really should not be considered an exceptional or "boutique" hotel. It is average at best. Having spent 5 days recently I found the room noisy, appointments dated, and service poor. Perhaps COVID has made it more difficult. However the room was never serviced even when asked, and small things like requests for clean towels or replacement of in room coffee were either refused or simply just not done. Most annoying was a "Resort fee" that was charged at check in that was not shown in any prior information so in effect was a hidden added daily cost.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Trip type: Traveled on business
Alexandria2001 wrote a review Sep 5
Miami Beach, Florida9 contributions4 helpful votes
We spent a beautiful week far away from home. It was a beautiful experience. The Hotel wasn’t far from the center of Waikiki. I would say 10 minutes away walking. For me was good thing that it’s cloudy must of the time, So i choose walking since the Uber seemed really expensive . One of the best things to do while we were there was the Luau. You shouldn’t miss it. As a member of Diamond Resorts it was complementary for us. However even if you have to pay for it worth every penny you’ll spend. About the beach I can’t say nothing because I saw it more for surfing than to take a bath. and as Florida residents we can enjoy of beautiful beaches anytime lThe nature is wild and beautiful and the architecture is in harmony with nature, it merges with the landscape. The International Mall is iconic. I really enjoyed shopping I found very good offers from well-known brands, specially Versace, Ferragamo, Dolce&Gabbana, etc. The food is amazing, yummy. I liked the most were the salads, specially the Luau salad from Cheesecake Factory and the famous Island Vintage shave Ice.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: It’s better planning tours than take Uber
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Ben R wrote a review Aug 2021
Carlsbad, California11 contributions6 helpful votes
Checked in at 2:30am after a 16 hour delay from our flight in. Lost a full day of our vacation. We didn't let it disrupt us. Upon checking in, the front desk receptionist didn't crack a smile, didn't care about us being delayed. Just rushed to scan our travel things on our phones and charge us the upfront taxes and fees on our credit card. Subpar check-in experience. Room was not great. Bathroom door didn't shut all the way. Stained carpet. Shower tile had mildew. No daily or even weekly housekeeping, but at least they were relatively quick to bring up towels when we needed them. That was really the only plus. Initial concierge experience was okay. We did a bad job as far as planning activities prior to the trip so the meeting with the concierge helped. We booked a turtle snorkeling tour. We also booked a luau through a different company after being told by The Modern concierge that finding a luau this late was nearly impossible. Of course, they make us do a timeshare sales presentation. This was a bad experience. The saleslady seemed nice and presentable, but she said a bunch of head scratching statements for someone that's in sales. We mentioned that our next trip was to Tennessee, and she gave a bewildered look asking who goes to Tennessee and what is there to do there? She also flat out said to us that we should not even be there (there as in, at the hotel). She stated that the fact that I booked the trip using my family's timeshare points meant that I shouldn't be there. This was a big turnoff to say the least, especially since we booked this trip on the phone with one of their own companys' reps and clearly stated the situation. I don't understand when these timeshare company's are going to learn that it's not 1997 anymore and high pitch sales tactics do not work. Also, stubbed my toe really really bad on the way back to the hotel from a walk. It was bleeding. Get to the front desk. No first aid kit. She called someone, no luck. Just handed me a band-aid. The hotel is on the less crowded side of Waikiki. Waikiki is crowded. Recommend renting a car and driving around the island. The "restaurant" onsite is order at the counter, and is expensive. Pancakes were good though. Was given a towel with a huge gaping hole in it at the pool. Pool can be okay if others around are just looking to relax for a couple hours. You can tell the people that likely use the pool as the highlight of their entire trip and there are plenty of those types at this pool. The highlight of our trip was using our vouchers we received from our delayed flight and flying to Kauai on the second to last day. We had the best time there.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Anthony C wrote a review Aug 2021
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The hotel is mostly good. Pretty good location, close to the beach and easy walk to many things. Pool is small but an ok place to relax. The hotel is pretty dirty. Carpets and bed sheets are stained and grubby. They are using COVID as an excuse to not clean rooms during your stay. Somewhat understandable, but when you’re there for a week they should clean the room at least once. Food at the Grove is small, expensive, not tasty or healthy. Worst part is the concierge Shanghaiing me into some high pressure timeshare sales presentation. They will offer to book activities and say the hotel can get discounts. This is BS they will discount the cost by offering a “gift”, that they can withdraw at any time. They also take a $50 deposit when you pay for the activity. Which you lose when you don’t go to the 120 minute presentation, of which you must be available for 4 hours from the start time. I can’t recommend staying here but if you do, don’t believe the concierge.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Modern Honolulu
Which popular attractions are close to The Modern Honolulu?
Nearby attractions include Honolulu Cookie Company (0.2 miles), Friday Night Fireworks at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort (0.3 miles), and Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Modern Honolulu?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Modern Honolulu?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Modern Honolulu?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a poolside bar, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Modern Honolulu?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Modern Honolulu?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tropical Tribe, Lappert's Ice Cream, and goofy cafe & dine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Modern Honolulu?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Modern Honolulu?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Modern Honolulu?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Experience Nutridge (2.4 miles), Iolani Palace (2.0 miles), and Shangri La (3.4 miles).
Does The Modern Honolulu have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is The Modern Honolulu accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.