I can't say enough about The Modern and my fantastic stay there. It was perfect. I'd recommend it to you. I have previously stayed on Waikiki, and wasn't sure about being a few blocks off. But The Modern is so perfectly situated, it's better than being on the beach. The Pool and the crew out there (say Hi to David the bartender for me!) have obviously […] taken some Be Really Cool pills at the start of the day, and they are. The front desk team is top of the line. The bars are all great. Even Addiction, with a bit of a rowdy crowd late-night, but still a good place to hang. I'm already looking at booking another trip in a few months. Long way to go from DC, but if it's not too obvious, I think it's worth it. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Greatest hotel I've every stayed at.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Friend's Hawaiian Wedding"
The pool was the best part of the hotel although we ended up spending all our day at the beach (walking distance). Valet parking is the only in and out option and it's $28 per night plus tip. We ended up mostly walking and taking cabs. Our phone was broken (unable to dial guest services) and we told the front desk but they seemed to forget to fix it. […] Rooms were clean and simple but pretty nice. Nice balcony. Nice bathroom accessories. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
one little flaw was the noise. staying lower floors makes you feel a little unconfortableness whle you want to sleep since hip-place is near there. except this one thing, service, support, maintenance everything was perfect. and if you are a biggest cluber. you would love to die :)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice Place, Even with Kids"
Nice clean place. Loved the room Décor and the overall feel of the property. If my wife & I ever come to Oahu without kids in tow, this will be our hotel of choice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Chad and Shayrans Hawaii trip"
It was great overall.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Well located hotel in need of slight refinements"
The Modern is a well located hotel if you don't want to be in the heart of congested Waikiki, which is definitely attractive for business travelers who need to get to downtown Honolulu. The food and beverage service needs to be better if you want to justify luxury resort prices, the rooms are starting to show wear, and the hall and room carpets need […] to be replaced. Some positives: -Location: As a business traveler, The Modern is the best located property from which to access downtown Honolulu. -Free internet and water: It's a little thing, but nice not to be overcharged for internet and water. -Like the water coolers and sunscreen station at the pool -Live music: nightly live music is great. Potential improvements: -Elevators: Wait times were often way too long. Consistently waited 10+ minutes in morning and evenings. Observed one couple walk down from the 11th floor b/c they were tired of waiting. -Carpet: Common area and room carpets need replacement. Original carpet has not only worn poorly, but also seems prone to showing stains. -Rooms starting to show wear: laminate was peeling off bed, carpets dirty/fraying. -Uneven service: Some servers/staff were great, others seemed disinterested. Need better training/staffing to be on par with other resorts. -Showers leak: I had two different rooms during my stay. Both showers leaked resulting in huge puddles on the floor. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for a few days"
First time to Honolulu, with reservations, seeing as people told us it's like LA... Actually not at all. A little like Vegas on the beach although no gambling. Very clean and very accessible. Our hotel was well located at the north end if Waikiki. The lagoon was nice, but the beaches were awesome. Basically different beaches and sections of sea that […] fit your fancy. I don't like the sea, or what's in it, but even I liked going in. Very safe, clear, shallow and with or without waves, depending in which section you go to. The hotel had a great vibe, great good and service. Perfect for 4-5 nights. Would I stay here again. Yes! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Really liked this place. Kind of had a Hawaiiian W hotel vibe. About a mile from the "happening" part of Waikiki which is a plus orinus depending in what you are looking for. Kudos to the concierge team-all standouts!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice Stay at a Top Notch Hotel"
We are not used to being this well taken care of when we vacation. The staff was excellent. They were helpful on many occasions during our stay. I would recommend the Modern Honolulu to anyone with only one caveat, there are a number of charges that one could incur that you might not anticipate. That said, that were many more perks that we did not […] expect. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"An oasis in Waikiki"
Hip, modern and offering great service, The Modern is perfect for people who want to be near Waikiki without being overwhelmed. The rooms are well designed, the amenities are great, the pool is chill and Morimoto's is excellent. There's no direct access to the beach, but that's a small price to pay for sanity!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Will stay here again"
Overall I was very pleased with The Modern hotel and staff. House keeping was by far my favorite. They were so sweet and professional. The best part was getting little extra surprises that you would expect from a 5 diamond hotel. Like hot and dry towels in the gym as well as fresh jumbo green apples for after your workout. Compline try snacks and cold […] sunscreen at poolside. Oceanview from every room patio. Highly recommend this hotel ad can't wait to stay here again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect for business"
If you're not into the crowdedness of waikiki beach and need to be in the middle of honolulu, this is your spot. clean, nice pool, and poolside bar is all youll need.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Modern Honululu was just that, very modern. It was a nice hotel with friendly staff. Nothing special nothing bad. The Study bar was a nice touch. It's location leaves a lot to be desired. Not a lot of local food or stores. I would stay there again if the price was right.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful pool and great location!"
Upon arrival the hotel staff was very accommodating. We loved the sunrise pool and bar with live music in the evening and Ben the bartender at the Sunset pool was awesome. Also turn down service with Hawaiian cookie company cookies was a great touch, the location is perfect down by the Marina, the main bars and restaurants of Waikiki are walkable by […] beach or road but you feel as if you aren't amidst all the noise which is great! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Absolutely loved it! Room was great, service was great, food and drinks were great! Loved that housekeeping came by twice daily to check on the room and restock water and anything else that was needed.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel and great location"
Hotel had great food, clean rooms and a ton of amenities. Just make sure you get a room that is not adjacent to the elevators, otherwise, you're going to hear it quite a bit when in your room.Genuine Expedia guest review
Would stay at the Modern again - a wonderful experience. The customer service was outstanding.Genuine Expedia guest review
"as rated before was bad."
already sent it to you PLS CHANGE THE SURVEY AS /////// AFTER THE CHECK OUT THE PARKING WASNT CHARGE (IT MUST BE DUE THAT THE ROOM WASNT READY TILL 4,30 PM)Genuine Expedia guest review
"bad reception for Elite status"
arrived at 10.30 am and ask AS ELITE for a possibility to an early check in which was impossible before 3 pm asking for upgrade same answer, (I left my cel. number to be called asap a room possible but nothing) she told me to wait as my son was with fiever and tired to get a room asap but till 2.40 pm nothing(4HRS WAITING) even claiming 3 times ,but […] all the customers got the keys before that when I shout and finally received the keys very cold atmosphere for Hawai next day till 3.40 pm the room wanst cleaned ,but done after 3 claims never more this hotel Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel and only 4 min walk to beach!"
The hotel was very clean updated and the staff was impeccable!! Met all of our needs! Pool side was great along with the good!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great boutique hotel at edge of Waikiki"
My husband and I stayed at The Modern for 4 days. Located at the edge of Waikiki, it's within a few minutes' walk of Ala Moana Beach Park and Ala Moana Shopping Center. It's just beyond (but not too far from) the madness of Waikiki. We were there during the grand Kamehameha Day Parade, and we just had to step out of the hotel and sit on the curb in […] the shade of a banyan tree for front-row seats. The room was very comfortable, with not-loud-at-all air conditioning plus a lanai (a balcony/veranda) with a view of the ocean. The room was white and bright -- and modern. (But beware of the platform bed: we have black-and-blue ankles from hitting the corners of the platform on which the mattress lay.) The large shower even had a retractable clothes line to hang wet swimsuits. The unexpected nice touches -- slippers and bathrobes laid out, ono (delicious) cookies on the pillow, ice in the water bucket and free bottles of water -- when we returned in the evening made us feel so welcome. There are two pools on different levels -- one for families with kids that is deep enough to swim in, the other just for adults who want to float in the 8" deep water. Staff was pleasant; the valet staff was top notch, which made the valet parking quite palatable. We look forward to staying at The Modern when we return to Honolulu. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful hotel minutes from ocean."
Enjoyed our stay. Very dimly lit hotel though. European feel to facility.Genuine Expedia guest review
"close to the beach"
Had to call one time to clean my room because they didn't clean it tell 6pm. The matt on the head board was dirty. The noise insulation was very very bad. You can hear people talking and yelling on the street in mid day and I was on the 8th floor. No coffee maker, had to pay for parking higher price than everyone else. The bathroom has no privacy. Anything […] you do, people can hear you and smell you in the bedroom because its open. Nothing isolating you but shutters. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Love this hotel"
I am not rich but when I stay in a hotel I have to stay in a clean one otherwise I cannot sleep. So when this hotel has a promotion, I ordered it based on the reviews and ratings. I have to say this hotel can really meet my super OCD and germaphobic standard. The hotel room is very clean. The lien and towels are new, fresh and white. The decoration […] is simple, bright, and elegant. Even I ordered a city view room, I was lucky to get a room that I can see some beach and sea water. Room service was also great. Housekeep came twice a day. They clean and change your room in the morning and sent me water, cookies and ice in the evening. Hotel parking is about $30/night. To me is a bit expensive, but the staff provide great service. They are very friendly and efficient. They will run to get your car and get it in less than 2 minutes. They will also make small but appropriate conversation with you while you are waiting for your car and keep you company. The location is also perfect. Although it's a bit further from the Waikiki beach, it has a very nice beach nearby and close to the shopping mall, ABC stores and a couple famous shops and restaurants. And on their 2nd fl swimming pool, you could also view the fireworks every Friday night! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Cleanliness of room/hotel: Superb, they made up the rooms twice a day. One complete make up in the afternoon, and one partial on the evening change-over where they give you cookies and extra water (sometimes a filled up ice bucket). Quality of service: Room service was pricy but well worth it. Food was excellent and presented really well. Nothing is […] shortcutted as far as room service is concerned. You can as the guest services for anything. If they are late, you can call again and the item you requested would be there in 2 minutes. Pool service is exceptional. They will set up a chair for you at the pool side for no cost. Hotel amenities: All the standard stuff, in larger sizes. soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, body cream. Hotel location: 5 minutes walk from the nearest beach, 15-20 walk from waikiki beach. Near some good city bus routes to get from place to place if you dont want to use taxi. Near Ala Moana Center mall. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Parking - charge too much fees for parking."
Hotel should have shuttle to and from to Waikiki beach.Genuine Expedia guest review
"I would stay here again and again"
Everything was excellent. This is my 2nd time staying here and it does not disappoint. I love the location. You're at the end of waikiki so it's more quiet, and just a 10 minute walk from Ala Moana Center. You can easily view the Friday night fireworks from here. I absolutely love the pools. There's 2 of them (1 has a bar) and they have stacks of towels […] ready for you to use. The only downfall is there's not many dinner options in the area so you will probably need to take taxi or something. There's live entertainment every night. I highly recommend this place to couples or groups of friends in their 20s and 30s. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location- less crowds"
City side was a bit noisy from traffic, would book partial water next trip. Lagoon behind hotel was wires favorite hang out space. Pool decks are also very nice, smaller than some pools but quiet and no children when we were there. Morimoto's in the hotel was very good as were breakfast at pool. Banana Waffles and Blueberry pancakes are my favorite […] s. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not as Modern as I had hoped"
The pictures on the website were taken when the hotel was new. The hotel is showing its age. Its right on Ala Moana Bl so there is a lot of traffic noise. Kind of like staying near the beach in the middle of Manhattan. Also we were two rooms from the elevators it took me two nights to realize that the noise at night was not from the airport it was the […] elevator going up and down all night long. The hotel staff was exceptional, Morimoto's has a nice menu and great service, it two could use an update. After I arrived I researched other hotels nearby and could have stayed at a nicer location for less money. In fact the price of the Modern was advertised less than the rate I paid. If you’re looking for an island vacation I'd choose another island maybe Maui or Kauai. Waikiki is great for high end shopping and eating, you have to like crowds. The traffic is second to Los Angeles. What made the hotel acceptable was the staff 5 stars for them. Also be prepared to pay for parking the hotel does not have self-parking the valet is $28 a day + tips, you can park yourself across the street for $20 a day. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lost my shirt"
Left my shirt in the closet Staff did not turn it inGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very satistied !!"
Closed to beach and nice location in downtown. All staff was very nice and kind. I will recommand here to anyone who Looking for luxury nice hotel in wikiki area.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Fantastic Hotel! Highly recommended! A+++ Thank U"
EXCELLENT!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The staff was great. I am in the service industry. A real treat to receive what I give. Very professional, observant, and anticipating my needs. I loved it! They were there, to assist and help, but never too much! A real treat! I am not high maintenance, but I do know and enjoy good service. Got it! It was worth all the stars!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Bad selection by Group Sales Department"
I recently stayed at the Modern Honolulu and I was not impressed at all. The staff was attentive but someone in Group Sales clearly made a poor decision on bringing in a group that was not representative of the boutique hotel which this property represents in it's website.Genuine Expedia guest review
Overall we had a great time, and were impressed with the facilities and people - except as noted below.Genuine Expedia guest review
great style. fresh, beautiful people and architecture.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great stay for a young couple"
We had such a great time and will come back and stay again at the Modern! The pool area is fab, especially the adults online pool! We didn't see too many kids around at this hotel. Staff are fabulous and all round accommodating!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Live like a rock star!"
Staff and facility are superb. Drinks and food by the pool are excellent.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The Modern delivers..."
The Modern Honolulu is a really nice, swanky place and my family had a great time there. The rooms were very comfy and well-appointed and the breakfast was the best we ever had (try the coconut crusted French Toast or Eggs Benny…yum!). We really enjoyed the pool area too- not too crowded and very comfy with good service. The location is nice too as […] it's at the edge of Waikiki and within walking distance to the beach, shops, etc. The only one issue that I had was at check in, hence not being able to give 5 stars. After being passed to 3 different people at check-in, they apparently did not have our selected room available (1 bedroom/2 bath Ocean View), so they pushed an “upgrade” on us and gave us the 1 bedroom/1 bath Ocean Front. I personally feel the Ocean View room (esp. 17th floor) is better than the Ocean Front (they gave me the 7th floor- smaller and noisy) and the larger size is what we needed for my family (while I did check in to the "upgraded room," within 5 minutes realized it wouldn't work and called the front desk). Knowing that they made a mistake, although initially Travis tried to say that since I "accepted the upgrade" they could not accommodate us, he did end up apologizing and giving us a $200 credit, free breakfast, and the room we reserved on day 2. Clearly, after 6 hours of travel and just arriving in Hawaii this was not the reception that I was hoping for. Still, after day 2, the Modern Honolulu really did deliver and we were happy that we stayed there. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Excellent service and the restaurant on the first floor amazingGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Trendy, modern, and scenic"
The Modern has hip and trendy in spades ! Loved the location on the lower end of Waikiki, across from the Yacht Harbor and down the street from Ala Moana shopping. Nice and comfortable rooms--sparse and Eco-friendly; great views and cool pool area. The room service was great and most of the staff were friendly and upbeat.Genuine Expedia guest review
"2nd Visit to Oahu!"
Customer Service at this hotel was amazing! From the minute that we arrived to the minute that we left. Everyone was very nice and accommodating. The hotel was very modern, but simple, and looked clean! The hotel had a club downstairs and an amazing restaurant by the pool. I would definitely return to this hotel over the other neighboring hotels. The […] valet was not included in the stay because we booked with Expedia, but the front desk made an exception for me, and comp'd the valet fees for each day. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"This place is great, easy, convenient!"
Always a pleasure! This place is a hidden gem! I love staying here it is so convenient and very pleasurableGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel in a great location"
We stayed here for one night at the end of our stay on Oahu and really liked the hotel. Early check in (around 12:30) was not a problem and the staff were very nice. The room was clean and the view was as we expected with our reservation; our "partial ocean view" had a view of the marina and the Hilton Village next door. Not ideal for those seeking […] a full ocean view or a view of Diamond Head, but it was still pleasant and, honestly, we don't spend much time in our room when we travel. The facility was clean and easy to navigate, with an excellent business center and very nice pool area. We like to walk on vacation, so for us the location was great. Head out toward the marina, take a left past the Hilton, and you can stroll down Waikiki past the other hotels and places to eat. There's a Chuck's Steakhouse down the way, but we ate lunch at the Royal Hawaiian (frozen mai tais!) and dinner at the Moana Surfrider (poke nachos!). The walk was just beautiful. When we checked out, the hotel arranged a cab to the airport (about $35 and 20 min.) and off we went. No muss, no fuss. Would definitely stay again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Our stay at the Modern Honolulu was short, just one night. We were laying over to fly to Manila the next day. I thought your hotel was great. The lemonade served at registration was delicious -- so much so that I ordered some at breakfast the next morning. The room was very comfortable, the décor different & pretty -- very Japanese, I think. I loved […] the bathroom. The venue for breakfast was gorgeous. It certainly enhanced my husband's & my appetite. The price for one night was not bad either, well within affordable. Given the opportunity, I certainly will choose to stay at your hotel again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Things you should know."
There's not a better hotel in Honolulu than The Modern. A few things though that you might want to know before you make your reservations. First off if you want a balcony, ask for it, not all of the rooms have balconies... When you get there and check-in they want a five hundred dollar deposit to cover things like room service or any other services […] you may use while at the hotel, and whatever you don't spend they'll credit it back to your debit/credit card account a couple of weeks after your stay... Also parking is somewhat expensive, especially at the hotel, but the connivence is worth it. Directly across the street is a parking garage, that's where I parked. I think it costed me about $180 to park there for 11 days. There's also a pedestrian bridge that connects the parking garage to the Hotel so it's very convenient... and if you rent a bike to ride while you're there on the island the valet service will keep it locked up for you while you're not using it.. The first night they came up to the room with a complementary gift to welcome us for staying at the modern. So you should expect that... The rooms are well designed and are very clean. The Hotel has its own distinct fragrance, you can even smell it out on the street. Needless to say it's wonderful as was the whole experience of staying at The Modern. I definitely recommend staying at this Hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
From the minute you walk in the door and check in with chilled aromatic hand towels and fresh hand crafted beverage you know you've come to the right place. We enjoyed absolutely every moment at the Modern.Genuine Expedia guest review
We vacationed in Maui and our return flight was cancelled - we were "stranded" in Honolulu. We searched hotels from the airport and found the Modern - it's about 10 miles from the airport on Waikiki Beach. The hotel is very appropriately named. The decor is super cool, neat and slick. The hotel feels like "The Cosmopolitan" in Las Vegas or a Miami Beach […] hotel. At 5pm, the lobby book case swings open and reveals a bar/lounge area with live music. The pools are a bit small, if you're used to large style hotels, but they where comfortable for us. The pool side restaurant also had live music. The Rooms where very clean and the staff very friendly. I would highly recommend this hotel. The hotel is in a downtown area, with high rise buildings and we found the traffic a bit loud but the experience was well worth it. There's an easy walkway that leads you right to the beach. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Easy valet service and check in. Curious decor touches in room. A little too hip for me.Genuine Expedia guest review
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