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The Modern Honolulu
Ranked #5 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is the third consecutive year my son and I have holidayed in Waikiki but only our first stay at The Modern. The previous year our friends stayed here and we visited them at the pool and saw how much better it was than our popular hotel. I really enjoyed the fact that the Modern is not in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the main drag of Waikiki and also the fact that it is so handy to Ala Moana shopping centre. The pool area is peaceful and I loved the fact they brought around ice water regularly and the occasional sorbet. It's these little touches that do it for me. We also spent time at the adults only pool area which was a great option. The rooms were always made up no matter when you returned which I liked. Only disappointing thing was the long wait for breakfast on the first day. They were obviously very busy and kitchen did not cope well. All in all, I will never consider any other hotel in Waikiki ever again!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

We stayed at The Modern for 3 nights in Dec13. It is one of the best hotels I have stayed at. Being a frequent visitor to Hawaii (Waikiki Beach in particular) we have stayed at a few different hotels but this one has a great feel to it. The accommodations are fabulous, the staff are fantastic and it has everything you could need of a hotel. I would say it is more of a boutique hotel with a cool vibe/energy. It is located a bit further away from the action of the main street in Waikiki but it's still walking distance (10-15 mins). Also, if you like shopping the Ala Moana Shopping Center (the best place to shop in Honolulu) is only a 5 min walk away. There is a beautiful day spa with many treatments to choose from and a great pool to lounge around if you don't feel like going to the beach. Highly recommended! I have been telling all my friends about it.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

Along with incredible facilities The Modern can also boast wonderful staff who are always friendly and eager to help out. Every single time we walked past one of the employees, we were always acknowledged and made to feel like we were VIP visitors. All the staff were amazing but we have to highlight Justin who manages the pool area, who always made sure to chat to us and give us brilliant insights into the areas to travel around Oahu, that we would otherwise never have known about. It was almost like having a friend to talk to each day which made us also feel so comfortable in Hawaii, that we were almost like locals. Everything is quality about this hotel, the food, pools, bar, rooms. Would very much love to return here one day.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ricardo L, Reception Manager at The Modern Honolulu, responded to this review, January 12, 2014
Aloha Melzyy, thank you for the sincere words about your recent stay with us here at The Modern Honolulu. I know the feeling about Justin as he makes even me feel like a local! We enjoy the opportunity to make all guests feel like an "insider" and trust the local insight from our team members..they are truly talented in giving the best suggestions and undoubtedly genuine in doing so. Hope to see you again soon! Mahalo nui loa, Ricardo
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

We stayed for 6 nights for a wedding. I liked pretty much everything about the hotel. The pools were nicely done, and breakfast and poolside food was surprisingly good. Dinner at Morimoto was delicious of course, and President Obama even dined there a few days later! Service at the pool was especially good. They set up your chair for you and bring you water and a menu right away. They also offer sunscreen and sorbet samples in the afternoon. The morning tea and coffee table in the lobby was also a nice touch. The location was pretty convenient - walking distance to Ala Moana mall, Waikiki beach, and the numerous dining options in the area. I'd definitely come back again!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Close to the ocean, close to the beach, stores, & city. We spent our new year's eve with family and friends while enjoying the fire works, and great options on clubs to enjoy right there at the hotel. As soon add we got in we relaxed on the comfortable bed then headed down to the pool area to enjoy an awesome coconut mojito. The service while at the pool bar was excellent. We then enjoyed a new year's party at one of the clubs. Great environment, friendly people, and very modern atmosphere. The valet made sure they serviced us right away.

  • Stayed January 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

The best hotel I've stayed at in the US. Modern and chic as promised.
Not cheap obvs, but you get what you pay. Best treatment ever!
The concierge staff along with all staff were the most friendly and professional staff ever. Always happy, friendly and ready to help.
The spa was great for all the treatments (if you pay for them), but sauna, jacuzzi or simliar were missing.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

Planned a last minute family stay-cation holiday for the 4th of July and had a really enjoyable vacation. Everyone enjoyed the clean facilities and friendly staff. The pool was fun for the kids and adults. My wife especially enjoyed the coconut mojitos from the pool bar. We all participated in the 4th of July bar-b-que. We would recommend this hotel to everyone.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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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 > 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 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu
#4 Spa 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):
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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