"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
"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
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
"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
"Ver y godo location near everything"
This hotel is excellent, is located near to the most common tourists places in Honolulu. The pool for adults is great. We stayed 5 days and enjoy the hotel so much.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Looking for modern & new ?"
Like my title, if you are looking for modern and new, something different than those typical old Hawaii hotel, this is the one that u sould try. Clean, nice staff and new. I will definitely stay here again and will recommend all u people out there.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel in convenient location"
From inception to conclusion I had a good experience. I like that many things are in walking distance. I'll be back!!Genuine Expedia guest review
Very nice pool area! White rooms feel clean. Large flat screen TV's. Elevators very slow. A bit noisy but overall relaxingGenuine Expedia guest review
"Super friendly and helpful staff."
We didn't spend much time in the hotel because we were out and about but while there we were very comfortable with everything. The highlight of our stay was our dining experience at Morimoto's. Fabulous food and fabulous waiters.Genuine Expedia guest review
My friends and I really enjoyed our stay at the hotel. Great location and views, nice environment and staff!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Noisy! More of a boutique hotel than luxury"
Our room was on the 12th floor facing the entry side of the hotel. At night you can hear the music from the club downstairs, drunk people yelling, cars honking, etc. From the hall you can hear the elevator and guests coming in and out. Early in the morning the maids begin their routine, which includes doors slamming and patio furniture dragging. I don't […] think I had one good night of sleep during my entire stay. The hotel is nice, but seems cheaply constructed. The carpet was peeling up by the bathroom and the doors are paper thin. Staff is very friendly and attentive, but doesn't make up for the cost of the room. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Trendy hotel close to shopping and Waikiki"
Comfy room, nice view, convenient location, nice toiletries. Only drawback is bathroom lacked privacy.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Friendly staff, convenient location"
We stayed for 5 nights at a room with ocean view. We like the location because it is close to the beach, the shopping center and many restaurants. The room is comfortable and clean. The staff are every friendly and helpful. What we do not like is that because there are only blinds between the bathroom and the bedroom, even when you close the door, you […] can hear the sounds from the bathroom clearly. Also, there is an overnight valet parking charge of $28 per day which we did not know when we booked the hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very modern hotel, check your view."
The hotel lives up to it's name, it is a very modern feel. The room I stayed in was almost completely done in white. If you like the modern look, this hotel lives up to it's billing. Staff was nice and friendly. Only complaint was that the view from the room was of the parking garage and I heard a lot of noise from the street. In all fairness, I did […] not book an ocean view room, I was just a little unprepared for looking out my window at parking lot, kind of killed the excitemne of booking a hotel on the beach. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Great stay! Staff is excellent. All of the spaces unique and wonderful. Both pools were beautiful and we especially loved the Sunset Pool. Bars at the pool and in the lobby were nice. They hosted a great Super Bowl and other events. Rooms were very comfortable, very clean and nice to return to. We liked the location with a short walk to the beach, views […] of the harbor, and a little away from the sand and the hustle. We would recommend this to anyone that wants something special. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Great spot. Good vibe. Exceptional food. Only suggestions: (1) ditch the platform beds n make the mattess more comfy: (2) the beautiful wood shutters, deck, chairs etc need better care. Stain them regularly! Otherwise, fantastic hotel!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent Location and Service"
Was there for our honeymoon, and it was a great experience. The staff are incredibly friendly, and we even received fortune cookies for Chinese New Year. Unfortunately the main pool was under repair, but they made up for it by offering free coffee and pastries in the morning, as well as arranging pool use at a nearby hotel. Overall highly recommend […] ed! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"No pool !!!"
Not to inform in advance about no pool is inexcusable !! And got Expedia not to know this is why I'll never use them againGenuine Expedia guest review
"Cool place. Great proximity to everything!"
Awesome view! Comfortable beds! Excellent room service!Genuine Expedia guest review
The staff is very friendly, the rooms are awesome and the location is good. The one negative was the bed. The mattresses are super hard and the pillows don't offer any neck support so we did not get any sleep. We also did not get to use the pool as they had drained it to fix a crack. The service in the bar is friendly but SLOW! It took over an hour […] to get lunch delivered. So a few things I hope they improve so I can come back and enjoy the property. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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