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“Great place to stay, wonderful staff.” 4 of 5 stars
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The Modern Honolulu
Ranked #2 of 83 Hotels in Honolulu
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews
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“Great place to stay, wonderful staff.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, front desk people were wonderful. The rooms are attractive and great place to relax. Would love to give this 5 stars but we found it was a young peoples hotel. Pool loungers, room beds and seating are all very low, we coped ok with it, (we were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary, but if you have any knee or hip problems you probably should go somewhere else. That aside we really enjoyed our stay. Its in a great location, by the marina, about 10 minutes walk from Ala Moana shopping centre and the buses and trolley buses stop around the corner. Several restaurants and cafes, convenience store and MacDonalds are 1 minute from the entrance.

Room Tip: Rooms closer to the water front have less traffic noise, we stayed in 2 different rooms loved them b...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

This was a great find by my husband! Not only is the hotel clean, fresh and modern the staff are also lovely! We stayed here for our honeymoon (not to say thats why everyone was lovely - everyone gets special treatment) at the beginning of our Hawaii trip and the last night as its so nice.
Two gorgeous pools and you feel like a princess being waited on hand and foot! They make very good piña colada's (even better with sailor jerry rum!)
Rooms are quirky and just all fresh looking and lovely.
The restaurant attached is superb although pricey amazing dumpling with bacon foam - I would eat there again just for that!
The only thing I would say is they should offer complimentary tea when they offer the coffee in the morning although my husband loved the coffee I had to buy my own tea... But I think that's pretty standard here.
Location is brilliant. I just live this hotel and definitely recommend it!
Spa is also amazing!

  • Stayed October 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

If you're looking for a luxury hotel, that's different to the chain hotels, this is a cool, boutique, modern and luxurious hotel. Rooms are spacious, beds really comfortable, choice of two pools with great views for sunset, and the staff were really accommodating yet not totally suffocating.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

The Modern is a paradise within paradise. Its refreshingly different to all other places in Waikiki, with its own uniques style. The staff are incredibly friendly & always going above & beyond to make our stay extra special. Looking forward to returning next year!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

For a mid-40s no kids travelling couple this hotel was exactly what we wanted. No frills but a feeling of controlled luxury. Excellent staff who are communicative and open at all times. Functional areas that do what one needs and nothing pretentious. Atmosphere for partying and Hawaii style fun is there but it's not forced down your throat and you can have a quiet holiday without knowing it. The rooms are the right size and shape and for the price, excellent. Everything we needed was working.

This should be called the "Modern, Cool, Hip but Honest Hotel" because that's what I thought of it.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

..from check in to check out it was great to stay here!! The front desk staff was very accomadating and friendly..we had 4 rooms for 2 nights..allt he rooms had great views and balconies..overlooking the pool and the ocean/beach!!!1
Best view was Friday night fireworks from the Hotel next door..but The Modern had the best view!!!!
The decor was very fresh and surf-like...the rooms were crisp and clean and made you feel like you were in Hawaii!!
Loved it here...Loved Hawaii!!!!

Room Tip: ..get a room overlooking the pool...awesome atmosphere!!!!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

The Modern is an exemplary hotel that made my holiday experience perfect! The modern decor is aesthetically stunning and calming. Staff were attentive, rooms were incredibly clean, food was delicious, spa service was heavenly and the location was great - 2 min walk to beach and 10 minute walk either way to both main shopping areas/restaurants. I will be a repeat customer again and again, as will those I travelled with.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Property: The Modern Honolulu
Address: 1775 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1603
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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 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#2 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu
#2 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#4 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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