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The Modern Honolulu
Ranked #7 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 22, 2013

This was an amazing place to stay, from our arrival, where we were greeted with a smile, fresh lemonade and wet towel, to drinks by the pool with Derek behind the bar, and our room was just fantastic. We had a room with an ocean view, and a king size bed, which was well worth it. The view of the beach was fantastic, and the balcony was a great joy to sit on to enjoy the heat, sun and view. The rooms were very clean, and well maintained during our stay. The only down side, was that the bathroom was not completely sealed away behind doors/windows. To either side of the mirror above the vanity in the bathroom there were shutters about a foot wide running from floor to ceiling. When open, you could look out from the bathroom to the bedroom. Not good for blocking sounds from the bathroom.
Other than that, a great stay.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

We stayed 4 nights at The Modern and it was fantastic. The hotel has been tastefully refurbished. The rooms are well equipped, light and airy. The pools and bar area is so relaxing and great place to relax and hangout. Staff are very helpful and knowledgeable. Really paid attention to the detail and overall experience. Not as big or in the main drag as some of the other hotels however we found this to be perfect in terms of size, location and facilities.

Room Tip: Ask for a king bed if your a couple and a balcony
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

If your looking for the perfect place to stay in Hawaii the Modern Honolulu will exceed all of your expectations.The staff is warm and friendly, the rooms are beautiful, with extra comfy beds, and the views from the room are amazing. For a relaxing evening "The Study" offers some of the best local artist. The location is perfect for days trips, and lots of great shopping. A wonderful overall experience to share with friends and family. I can't wait to come back!

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Reviewed September 21, 2013

My friend and I just spent eight days in tropical paradise at The Modern Honolulu. It was our first trip to Hawaii and the hotel was awesome. The concierges were excellent in assisting us with day trips to explore the island, including several scenic hikes, botanical gardens, a luau, and fabulous dinners. The Modern has excellent food, from Morimoto's to the poolside cafe. They have a beautiful pool overlooking the yacht club, and an all adult pool that looks so beautiful at night. From my balcony, it looks like a dark sky with shimmering stars. The Study is a room off of the lobby that opens in the evening featuring the greatest local musicians you could hope to encounter! The entire staff was so nice and helpful in making our trip absolutely fabulous!

Room Tip: Try to get a room with a balcony. The trade winds feel great and the view is spectacular!
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

We stayed here for 4 days recently at the end if a round the world trip. Let me start with the partial vs full frontal ocean view . The building is configured mostly diagonal to the ocean therefore only the direct front rooms will have full ocean view not hampered by any buildings (and I think these are suites).However the rooms advertised as ocean view have exactly that. Your balcony which is quite wide allows you to sit on your chairs and if you swivel your head only a nanosecond to the right there is your full ocean Marina view where you cannot see the opposite hotel. Yes, I was also slightly disappointed initially upon entering the room because from inside the room it is a mixed building/ocean "view" however you will quickly forget about this as rest of hotel is so good and who goes to Oahu to sit in a room?
Both pools are fab..we used the adults beach/pool and had great service from Derek, free sunscreen, nice food-margherita pizza yummy (my hubby rates it one of the best) and good music. There was never a shortage of beds round the pool.
Breakfasts around the pool in the morning were lovely. Very serene atmosphere and generally the food is of very good quality.
Housekeeping perfect..you can ask for a coffee and or tea machine for your room(and anything else you want and I'm sure you'll get it) and ice bucket/glasses left for you in the evening as part of turndown. It doesn't feel like formal 5 star service it feel like Aloha 5 star service.
Only 10 mins walk to Ala Moana shopping centre and perhaps 20 to middle of Waikiki via streets, perhaps 35mins along the beach. Stay here, you'll love it!
One of the best hotels we have ever stayed at

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

I'm originally from England and have travelled extensively around the world and I can genuinely say that The Modern has been nothing but an exceptional experience. The Morimoto restaurant had a great atmosphere, fantastic food and views and the staff were impeccably attentive and friendly, throughout the hotel. I spent a few evenings in The Study bar and most noteworthy was the singers; Simple Souls and Tahiti Ray...they were absolutely outstanding, truly talented acts and made for such a lovely environment to have a few cocktails. Again the staff here were fantastic and the drinks were to die for!

The Modern is a place of class and quality and I would thoroughly recommend anyone to stay or visit!!!

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Reviewed September 21, 2013

Stayed at the Modern for 5 nights.had a room on 16 th floor room 1636 which was very light and had a partial view of Marina from balcony. Only negative was that we could not get wifi from our room but used the business centre instead. The staff were all young but all so pleasant and helpful we were shown other rooms where we could get wifi but decided to stay in original room. Lovely bathroom and bed was super comfortable. No refrigerator only a cooler and if you want a coffee maker or kettle you have to request one.no compendium to tell you what is available either which was weird so had to ask lots of questions at reception instead. Pool area very nice I went swimming at 6 am each day and no one else there but later on very busy area. Very much appreciated being able to leave our luggage and use the spa for a shower before leaving for 11 pm flight after checking out at 10am.

Room Tip: We had partial ocean view from our corner room balcony but looked out onto ala moana boulevard als...
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Address: 1775 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1603
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
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 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#4 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#4 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#5 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range: $234 - $505 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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