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Within easy reach of the beach, The Modern Honolulu is in Honolulu (Waikiki), close to Hawaii Convention Center, Ala Moana Beach Park, and Magic Island. Also nearby are Ala Moana Center and University of Hawaii at Manoa.
The Modern Honolulu has a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a health club. Complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available in public areas. Business amenities at this 4.5-star property include a 24-hour business center, a meeting/conference room, and technology support staff. This luxury hotel offers 2 poolside bars, 3 bars/lounges, and a coffee shop/café. The staff can provide concierge services, wedding services, and event catering. Additional amenities include a nightclub, a rooftop terrace, and spa services. This is a smoke-free property.
Rooms have city or partial ocean views. The 353 air-conditioned guestrooms at The Modern Honolulu include iPod docking stations and CD players. Beds have pillowtop mattresses, Frette Italian sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. Guests can use the in-room complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access. 46-inch LCD TVs are equipped with cable channels and pay movies. All accommodations provide desks, safes, and cordless phones. Bathrooms offer showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and makeup/shaving mirrors. Additional amenities include complimentary newspapers and complimentary bottled water. In addition, amenities available on request include refrigerators, microwaves, and a turndown service. Housekeeping is offered daily. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in September 2010.
"The best hotel I've stayed in yet!"
I am a local born and raised on kaua'i and this was my first time staying here at the modern and looks like this will be my preferred hotel! Highly recommended!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hip but quiet getaway steps from Waikiki Madness"
The staff were all highly professional and helpful, which was especially nice because I was traveling alone. Many of us guests had trouble with the key cards for the elevator and rooms, and the front desk staff patiently made new cards and accompanied me to the elevator or to my room several times to make sure I could get in. The hotel is much quieter […] and more enjoyable than the big chain hotels farther along Waikiki. The vibe is younger and hipper. The pool deck is nice and cocktails and drinks are good if overpriced; live music needs to be improved. Access by car is easy and the valets are speedy and helpful. I will return. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"great hotel for young people"
love this hotel, really clean, really comfortable, really modern, really good service. will back again.Genuine Expedia guest review
What can I say, fantastic hotel. Very modern interior design, great location, warm staff! Only the complimentary Internet is really slow, other than that, all perfect!Genuine Expedia guest review
All except for the protesters it was A-mazingGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel is only a block from a non-crowded beach, and there is plenty to do on the half mile between it and the main shopping and event centers. The staff was absolutely amazing, going above and beyond to make sure our stay was as great as possible. Recieved a call 3 weeks in advance to schedule rides and events, and they were more than happy to look […] into things they didn't have information about. Fantastic service and correspondence. We would definitely stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great modern hotel"
I stayed at the hotel for my wedding and honeymoon. It was wonderful and seemed like a breath of fresh air compared to the other tired hotels in Waikiki. The staff were wonderful and even the casual restaurant by the pool was delicious. We ate at Morimoto after the wedding and it was superb. I can't see staying anywhere else in Waikiki.Genuine Expedia guest review
love this hotel but was not too happy with the service this timeGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel, especially for younger adults/couples"
Wonderful, clean and very modern hotel. Staff was friendly and very accommodating. Although we didn't make it to the club, it is supposed to be the place to be in town.Genuine Expedia guest review
Customer service was outstanding. The have free wifi and and as many waters as you wanted. No nickel and diming for everything. Would recommend requesting an ocean side room - it can be a little noisy on street side.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Blew Away my Expectations!!!"
Blew Away my Expectations!!! Loved everything about it. Thanks for the great stay!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The stay was a great experience. Definetily would love to stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel was well located, walking distance to many conveniences and on the bus/trolley line. Staff was very pleasant and extremely helpful with luggage, directions, tour planning, etc. The rooms were very clean and beds were comfortable. I would stay there again and I highly recommend The Modern Honolulu.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A great place to stay"
We had a great stay! Kathrin the front desk supervisor was terrific. We decided to upgrade our room when we arrived and she took the time to show us 3 different rooms before we made a decision. We chose a corner room on the 16th floor that had views of the ocean, with the sun rising and setting! Just stunning! She also made 3 recommendations for dinner-Morimoto's(in […] the hotel), Azure and Wolfgangs. Each one was special and delicious in its own way. We did end up eating at Morimotos twice-the food was that good! The place was relaxing and quiet and soothing-a little bit of heaven. Would definitely recommend! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Quiet relaxing place to stay"
Awesome place to stay. Seemed good for young professionals without kids. Kids are great but 40 screaming kids with goggles and floaties on (like at Hilton Village) doesn't lead to relaxing time. The Modern was a nice upscale place with a great location. I will stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great for business travelers, couples and students"
I had a very good experience at the modern hotel. Staff is nice, facilities is nice, beach is close. Not far the business of Waikiki. I will stay here again!!Genuine Expedia guest review
We love this hotel, however booking late forced us into an undesireable room location viewing the room and an alley. The noise is this area was very loud with delivery trucks and street noise at a constant. It would have helped if the windows were updated with double pane glass. Our Front Desk person was very helpful and tried very hard to relocate […] us to no avail. All rooms were books to capacity. We will stay here again just as long as we book well in advance. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for a couple"
We stayed at this hotel for one night only, but our experience was very positive. The staff was friendly and helpful. Our room was lovely and contemporary. The extra details (such as the lemonade and washcloths) as we checked in were appreciated. Our only complaint was that the hotel had valet parking only, which meant we had to wait for our car each […] time we needed to go somewhere. Overall, this was a great hotel and we would stay there again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Clean, hip and modern!"
Loved The Modern - very chic hotel located at the edge of the hotel strip so you had a little more privacy yet were within walking distance of everything. They have a beautiful saltwater pool and then an additional 'chill-pool' upstairs for "adults" (bar also, more of a splash bar/pool). Concierge staff were amazing - the best I've ever experienced. […] Super helpful and experienced. Hotel was squeaky clean and had a gorgeous view of both the beach and the mountains. My only complaint was I had to ask for hair/shower products EVERY single day (they never left them in the room - I have no idea why since they left about 10 towels to shower with...just no products to do so and I have fairly short hair so half a bottle would have sufficed but it was a bit annoying having to call all the time). They're also right by Ala Moana Park so if you run/walk it's perfect! (And coffee bar starts at 5:30AM...) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean but noisy, location too remote"
The hotel was clean and the staff very good. My problem was that it was too far from the heart of Waikiki and the club at the hotel was very noisy, keeping me up at night (our room faced the pool/club area).Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel experience!"
Absolutely beautiful hotel with wonderful service. If you're looking for a five-star hotel experience without having pay an arm and a leg I definitely recommend this hotel. I've stayed in quite a few hotels in my day and this was one of the top 3. Not only was the entire ataff friendly and extremely accommodating, the rooms were superb. We usually left […] around 8 in the morning to head to excursions and such and everytime we came back the room was spotless. They even came in in the evening to turn down the bed and bring refreshments. I give it a 5 out of 5 without a doubt. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Boutique style atmosphere, exceptional food and hotel service staff. 24/7 room service a plus.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beware of the noise from the nightclub"
Great staff, nice rooms, limited bathroom privacy, a little far away from the main Waikiki area; ask for rooms on higher floors. Were given rooms on third floor, could not sleep because of nightclub noise; requested to be moved overnight; did not sleep at all first night. Moved to ninth floor, most of the noise was eliminated and was able to get re […] st. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A great experience."
A great experience. First class hotel, superb customer experience from extremely friendly staff.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Honolulu hotel with sleek design"
Great hotel, nice big modern rooms and excellent guest service. Having Morimoto's on the premises is a great plus for amateurs of good japanese food.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect for the Honolulu Marathon!"
The staff at the hotel were wonderful. When they heard we were doing the marathon the next day, they moved our room to a more quiet area (and ocean view!) to get some much needed rest. They also allowed for a later checkout so we could return in time from the race.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Modern Honolulu is in the old Ilikai at the harbor. It is an excellent location, and a great resort. Only complaints were a desk lamp that didn't work, and overly-trendy shower controls that were balky. But the room was great, very clean and comfortable, and the hotel pool area, bars, and general areas were fine.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"disappointing, not what it was reported to be"
We had many communication problems, were not told when we changed from King to 2 Queens that there would be no Lanai, room wasn't cleaned until 4pm each day, we really would have liked to have a nice room to come back to after the pool, shopping, etc. No fridges in the room, no coffee pots, had to request them. It was not a happy experience.Genuine Expedia guest review
"appropriate for a younger crowd"
hotel staff was great. rooms were comfortable if not sometimes a tiny bit noisy. location is convenient on the north end of wikiki not quite in the mix but very close to it. the grounds and amenities make it comfortable to just stay around the hotel. the decore of the place is defiantly for the late twenties - thirties crowd. hip and vibrant. much nicer […] than tired old tropical themed hotels on the strip. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"not bad hotel"
very noise at city view side....Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for couples"
It is a really nice hotel for adults. The staff is very friendly and the amenities are very clean and modern. The main problem of the hotel is that is a little bit far from downtown and they do not have directly access to the beach and any amenity on the beach.Genuine Expedia guest review
For the most part, the staff at The Modern were, at best inattentive and disinterested in their guests and at best, rude and inconsiderate. There were one or two standouts - Mark on the concierge desk and Ramon in the lobby bar were fantastic - but most of the pool bar staff, all of housekeeping and everyone in the spa and on the front desk, just really, […] really seemed bored and annoyed. All. The. Time. On the way out to the airport, my taxi driver told me several tales of people he had picked up at The Modern who had decided to bail halfway through their trip and try their luck elsewhere. It's that disappointing. What's really sad is that it's a beautiful hotel with a great amenities but the terrible, terrible service makes it a frustrating experience. We ordered room service one morning before a day trip and had to call to chase it twice, when it arrived, it was 20 minutes late and we had to leave. Housekeeping routinely missed obvious things like replacing or removing dirty glasses, failing to leave new bottles of water, changing towels and one morning, they just left the dirty bedding on the floor beside the window. Also, the mini bar is empty, save a card that says 'please call room service for mini bar items'. When we arrived at midnight and I wanted a cold drink, this was massively annoying. Now, compared with everything else, it seems like a minor inconvenience. The Modern talks a good game but lets itself down with it's shoddy service. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"BEST hotel for singles and couples!"
If you are a bsn traveler, single person, or a couple, you want to stay here! If you have kids, maybe not. The hotel has valet parking only and it's pretty upscale, trendy, and spendy. Romantic pool, lighting and bar area. It's located in the perfect location, just off of the main, crazy and congested area of Waikiki beach but close enough to go there […] if you so choose. The beach is accessible via a boardwalk directly from the hotel and it's close to the Hilton's lagoon, which is a public lagoon so anyone can rent SUP's, kayak's, etc. You can also walk all the way down the boardwalk and rent these items for MUCH less money if you want to take them into the ocean. I will never go to Oahu again and not stay here but again, it was just my husband and I and we didn't spend a whole lot of time on the property because of the prices but did walk through the beautifully lighted pool area every evening and it was very lovely and romantic. Free WiFi throughout the hotel. No add'l hotel service fees. The main lobby has a night club that is packed with 20-somethings on weekends and everyone was dressed to the 9's. Free coffee in lobby until 9:00am every day. Very small refrigerator in room and no microwave. No tub; shower only. Loved, loved, loved this hotel and will stay again, for sure. It beats the Hilton w/ all the kids running around, if you don't have kids with you. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Not sure it's worth it"
Staff was not very helpful; Hotel is OK (Ikea decor), location is OK but not great (you're at least a 20-minute walk from the "action"). Skip the breakfast at the hotel - its mediocre and expensive.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great chill & relaxed place..."
My wife and I loved this place. The hotel was clean and modern and was kid free! Other folks there our age (28-35) and had a bit of a nightlife. The food was good, the service was great too... Only a few minutes walk to the beach but not directly on it. Would definitely stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Expensive hotel for nothing"
I expect more quality and attraction at the hotel because the hotel was 4 star. But nothing in there not even self parking lot and they charge almost $30 for valet parking it's crazy .. For only sleep and pay than much money it's better another hotel..Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for cocktails/nightlife, shopping"
I am a bed snob. I admit it. A good bed is essential to sleep. It's almost essential to being a hotel. (Primary focus for me would be a nice shower/clean bathroom. You wouldn't feel clean after going into a dirty bathroom! No worries for cleanliness in this very modern hotel). So go here if you want to party and not have to find your way home after […] an excellent night in their chic lounge. If you want to lounge in bed, go elsewhere! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I highly suggest booking your stay at the Modern Honolulu. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. They come in and check your room for anything you may need twice a day and are more than willing to help you with any questions or requests that you may have. I am glad we booked here instead of the middle of Waikiki because it is close to the Hilton's […] beach which is not nearly as crowded as it is further down by all of the other hotels. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"a little too modern"
To say that this hotel is modern would be an understatement. Everything looked very good, and was clean, but the bed and the furniture were very uncomfortable. The bed was very stiff. I generally like things with a contemporary appearance, but it was a little over the top as far as being minimalist. Also the bathroom didn't really have a solid wall […] between it and the rest of the hotel room; it had wooden shutters. So everything going on in the bedroom could be easily heard outside of it. So not much privacy. Overall there was nothing really wrong with the place or the service, it just wasn't the place for me. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Nice hotel , the room is clean and the staff is very helpful , will return for sure.Genuine Expedia guest review
"intimate, romantic getaway"
We loved the Modern Honolulu. It is as intimate as it gets on Waikiki - the rest of the hotels being more suitable for an energetic time away. If you want to chill out by the pool, relax, and unwind, this is the place to go. Lovely rooms, huge tv screens. Only set-back - no bathtub! But - we were very happy and satisfied with our choice. The adult pool […] is an extra special touch. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"just ask for anything you need. great staff and lo"
our room was not what we expected/ordered. they were very understanding and switched us to a beach view room. it saved my anniversary trip. the staff was fantastic. room service put a microwave and fridge in the room for us. the kurig coffee maker jammed up twice and they gave us a new one each time we asked. concerage service was great in arranging […] a luau for us. we couldn't have been more pleased with our stay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
as relaxing as a business trip can get.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I found staff and service to be either great or very poor (spilling things, forgetting things, bringing wrong orders, not knowing how to make drinks, long waiting time, etc.) . Also, on the day of our departure there was some kind of parade and streets were blocked off therefore prolonging our trip to the airport and making it difficult for us to get […] a cab. The hotel never informed us of this so we can plan for this delay. We could have easily missed our flight. We had to carry all of our stuff across the street in order to get a cab. This hotel does not offer 2 bed-rooms with a balcony which was a bummer. Our room was facing a parking structure and had no balcony. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"beautiful, clean, peaceful hotel"
Great hotel to arrive in Waikiki : beautiful, clean. You can relax there. Nice swimmingpool. Nice area but need a 30mon walk to arrive in the heart of Waikiki.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best choice for adult vacationers"
Stayed at this hotel for 5 nights. Overall, one of the best experiences I have had while traveling. Excellent customer service, very clean and had many choices for food options, unlike most hotels. The pool areas can't be beat - beautiful, relaxing and staff waiting on you hand and foot! Mostly geared for adults - would not take small children here […] . Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hawaii done RIGHT!!!"
The hotel and staff were absolutely AMAZING!!! They all go above and beyond to make your stay wonderful. The facility is clean and is HIGHLY recommendable to anyone. My wife and I went there on our honeymoon and EVERYONE made us feel right at home. The pools were great. One is 24 hours and the other is an adult only pool. VERY nice!!! Try the frozen […] coconut mojito! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Ocean View is really a view of the nearby hotel!"
I kid you not. The only view of the ocean was if you stepped out onto the balcony and looked to the right, you could catch a peek-a-boo look at the ocean between buildings. They have a "partial ocean view" category too, so I don't know how they get away with calling this one an ocean view. We left after 2 nights and moved to the Hyatt Regency Waikiki […] with a full front ocean view. As for the decor: I "get" modern decor, but I'm calling bunk on this one. It looks like they took an old hotel and appointed it minimally and inexpensively to try and call it modern. True modern design can have a richness and a warmth in the materials used, and this simply did not. We also did not get maid service on our first day, and we were gone from 7:30am - after 1pm, and the room hadn't been touched. It took several repeated calls to get a refrigerator. The room did not have the spa robes as promised. The pools are down-right ugly, and there is no direct access to the beach. The location was also inconvenient. We found ourselves locked-into the area. If you stay here and don't have a car, you're pretty much bound to the amenities in the area. Thankfully, we had a car. I do want to comment on how great Hotels.com was about refunding the remainder of our stay. They were very kind and accommodating, and it gave me much confidence in using their services again in the future. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"No relaxation and terrible value for your buck."
Hotel employees were wonderful. That's the end of the good news. One wall of the bathroom is open shutters to bedroom, so there's ZERO sound deadening. It's just like doing your morning "business" in a bucket behind a curtain in the middle of the room. The first pool is a puddle -- literally 6 inches deep. The other pool, the only one that's actually […] used by guests, is very small, so it's PACKED with people. Drinks at the pool range from twice mainland pricing to over FOUR TIMES mainland pricing. Hotel will charge for use of the double-chaise-lounges or require large minimum daily purchase at pool ($125?) Pool music, like the gym, is loud head-pounding "fusion", with incessant, hard beat. We listen to all kinds of music, but it felt like the played the same continuous song for seven days. No Hawaiian music at all. Just pounding. There are NO OCEAN VIEW ROOMS. The "ocean view" is of the neighboring hotel (unless you stand on the balcony and look hard right). Silly, really. No ice machines. No laundry facilities. You have to call room service for ice, or pay $7 to wash a T-shirt. A load of laundry = about $180. A massage is FOUR times mainland pricing, so about TWICE normal resort pricing. Few signs provide direction. They are not worried about returning customers, because of the unlimited supply of foreigners to milk dry of $$, so they want EVERY dollar on the first trip. Frankly, you're money ahead to pay up or, better yet, go to another island. We'll never try Modern again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hot spot in Honolulu"
Loved it! Not kid friendlyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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