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The Modern Honolulu
Ranked #7 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 23, 2013

The Modern Honolulu is an absolutely wonderful hotel! The entire staff was friendly, enthusiastic, helpful and engaged! From the bellmen to the front desk, the concierge team to the cleaning staff, The Modern Honolulu really makes one feel like royalty. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves from the very moment we arrived until our all to soon goodbye. Being that this was our first time in Hawaii, we were a little overwhelmed at the amount of reviews for so many different varieties of hotel choices. In retrospect, we feel as though we made a perfect decision. The great location, the clean, modern design and "like new" condition of the property really scored big points with us. A special thank you to Cortney, at the Sunrise Pool, who took the time to write down some of the local spots for us to explore on one of our day trips around the island. It turned out to be one of our most favorite days and we probably would have missed out if not for her excellent suggestions. Also, Lois, at the concierge desk, gave us some great advice for a drop off laundry and got us the perfect table at Duke's Restaurant. The whole team at the Modern Honolulu do an outstanding job. Kudos to all of them!

Room Tip: One Bedroom Suite on a high floor - two patios and views to die for!
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

I work in Travel so I am a really fussy buggar - have to say, THE MODERN exceeded all expectations in every way - staff are just fantastic, value for money, and of a very high standard of rooms too, nothing could be better - the hotel exceeded all our expectations in every way - and only a ten minute walk to the middle of Waikiki shopping which is a lovely walk up the beach. Lovely commendations to Dave and Yazu at the Sunrise Bar wno ensured we were hydrated, Erin who ensured we got great service by the pool and the house keeping and front desk/concierge team who managed to find a very very difficult request. Missing my favourite mojito already ;)

Room Tip: Pay the bit extra and get a room with a lanai - nothing better to sit on the lanai and have a drink...
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Our second stay here. The rooms are airy, the pool is very relaxing with wonderful service. Without exception the staff were gracious, friendly and helpful. A comfortable romantic hideway.
Take the beach walk into town in the evenings as the sun sets. Enjoy.

Room Tip: rooms on the pool side get less road noise but all are well insulated.
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank astropig
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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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1  Thank wigsNZ
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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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Thank Linmarks
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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!
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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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 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#4 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#5 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range: $188 - $465 (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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