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
"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
"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
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
The modern honolulu is a boutique-like hotel where you get intimate and top-notch personal service. They made our short stay in Honolulu incredible. The beautiful pool and the amazing Morimoto restaurant were a few things to highlight during our stay. This place has changed the way I see hotels now. Highly recommended!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Overall it was great"
The only thing I disliked about the hotel was the room was a little smaller then anticipatedGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Everything about our stay here was great-- except the room service! The guy forgot half of my dinner, then took 30 minutes to return with it. The food was OOOO-Kay. Not worth the amount they charge, though. The GYM was really good for a hotel gym, and the pool atmosphere is really impressive. I highly recommend this hotel. Just make sure to go OUT to […] eat! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
If you are looking to have more privacy, go to Modern Honolulu with less than 7 minutes walking to all chain hotels. It offers wonderful service, cool music, relaxing pool and a great night club. Other Hotels in Waikiki beach are so close to each other and you see thousands people in front of them like football stadium.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel in Waikiki --- short walk to the beach"
Excellent service and really clean, nice rooms - excellent food in restuarants.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great stayGenuine Expedia guest review
"Clean, modern hotel with a wonderful staff"
Facility was clean, nice, and modern. Staff was really wonderful; helpful, understanding, and very friendly. Would definitely return and recommend to friends and family. Overall had a really great time.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel even if not on Waikiki Beach"
Great hotel, great service before, during, and after our stay (multiple cks in by hotel staff to be sure all would well prepared for or taken care of and an immediate response to hotel survey). Disappointed about location of hotel (not on Waikiki Beach - near it), size of lanai (2 chairs, small table), and "ocean view" (you have to know that ocean view […] and ocean front are 2 different things), but in the end, we'd return, loved the place and people and service and would HIGHLY recommend. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Loud in the early morning with delivery or garbage trucks so disrupted our sleep every night. Gym equipment/machines top of the line and cold scented towels post-workout were fantastic. Adult only pool area! Clean and nicely decorated rooms.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Loved it twice"
We loved this hotel so much we stayed for 2 days then on our return trip stayed for another 4. The rooms are light, bright and airy, service is fantastic and the hotel just has a great vibe. Both pool areas are relaxing with complimentary iced water, sorbet and other treats. Loads of magazines in the rooms, a good gym, yummy pineapple cookies and a […] great spa. The facial I had with Kailii was absolute bliss. Thanks to Travis and Rita for offering exceptional service. I would have no hesitation in saying The Modern is the most refreshing hotel I have stayed in in Hawaii and that is from sampling over 12 hotels here. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"nice Service ! comfortable ! close to beach !"
just love this hotel so muchGenuine Expedia guest review
"Modern Oasis in the middle of everything..."
My 2 year old and I recently visiting Oahu and stayed at the Modern. Most of the reviews said that it was very chic and didn't cater to children. My 2 year old is a bit mature but I would say that they did everything possible to accommodate her. We had a blast hanging at the pool, enjoying breakfast on the deck, and dinner even at Morimoto's. The food […] was exceptional and they even made kid friendly "mocktails" for her at happy hour and during out pool lounging time. They are super close to the beach just like a 90 second walk and its the part of the beach that is not crowded so you can find a spot and hang out for the day... Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great chill hotel at the edge of Waikiki"
A very stylish hotel at the edge of Waikiki away from all the crazy shopping and crowds. The hotel staff are top notch and all in all a great experience.Genuine Expedia guest review
"awesome hotel, upscale and trendy"
Room was super nice, hotel facilities were awesome and the pool and bar were great. Would definitely stay there again. Have the omelette at the outdoor restaurant by the pool its ridiculously good....Genuine Expedia guest review
WE ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS HOTEL. STAFF WENT ABOVE & BEYOND IN ANYTHING WE WANTED. WE'VE BEEN IN A LOT OF HOTELS IN OUR TRAVELS & THIS WAS ONE OF THE BETTER ONES WE'VE BEEN TO. ALL THE EXTRAS THAT ARE INCLUDED IN YOUR STAY IS FANTASTIC. LOVE LOVE LOVED THIS PLACE.Genuine Expedia guest review
"good location for a great price"
The Modern is not right on the beach, it's next to the Harbor, however, it is at most 5 minutes to walk to the beach. If you don't mind walking my husband and I did not need a car for the entire long weekend. If you're planning to stay just in the beach area you will be just fine at this location. The pools were both fantastic. The room was spacious […] and comfortable. The staff exceptional. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
fun and convenient; easy and modern.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Can't wait to go back!"
I loved everything about the modern. It's such a gorgeous hotel and the staff is outstanding. Everyone was super friendly and helpful. The room was really nice and it's worth it to pay for the ocean view. The hotel food is great. Love the bar staff at both pools. Morimoto's the perfect restaurant for this hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not customer friendly and disappointed"
We booked this hotel to celebrate our seven year anniversary, my birthday, and it was our first time that our family went to Hawaii. We thought that we would receive some sort of complementary services. I called ahead and spoke to a representative at the front desk. She informed me that they would send a list of services via e-mail that we can propose […] to the manager to be complementary. I never received that list and why a proposal??? When we arrived we spoke to the hotel staff at the front desk. They did not have any notations about receiving any complementary services. She spoke with her manager and they decided to comp us (hang onto your hats) - a whopping breakfast entrée and a drink. WOW! How awesome! (sarcastic). When we overheard how other couples who were on their honeymoon received complementary drinks and spa packages, we were very disappointed. We felt constantly that since we have a child that other couples and the hotel staff were always looking down upon us. They only have two small pools (an adult only pool and a general pool). They never informed us that there were going to be loud obnoxious parties going on at the general pool at nighttime either. They had a bikini fashion show going on all night long on a Thursday night with loud music. They had a ReMax event booked that completely blocked off sections of the pool area with large bodyguards and bouncers posted around the hotel. Book elsewhere if you have a family with kid(s). Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great modern look and close to the beach."
Great saff at the pool, front desk, valets, room service,and use of spa amenities.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel close to beach Waikiki nice sunset view"
A excellent staff works they are friendly .i felt warm and like a home that during my stayGenuine Expedia guest review
"very modernized hotel"
It is very modernized hotel and I was very satisfied with that. Free coffee at the lobby was excellent. If I have a chance to visit Hawaii, I will stay here again.Genuine Expedia guest review
Stayed at The Modern for four nights and I wouldn't want to stay anywhere else. Stayed here for our anniversary and right when we entered our room, we were greeted with champagne. A very nice gesture from the hotel. Rooms were very clean and well maintained, the staff was very friendly, and the hotel pool area had a nice relaxing feel to it. Best hotel […] in Waikiki hand down. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect Hawaiian Vacation!"
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! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice clean hotel..partial ocean AND city view!!"
I love this hotel.. the staff was real nice and the room was awesome. . Just wish I could stay longer. .Genuine Expedia guest review
Everyone. Very nice and polite. Spa services pricey. VIP addiction lounge definitely not worth $500. I've stayed in better 3 star hotels half the coatGenuine Expedia guest review
"Modern decor + super awesome & friendly staff"
I love everything about Modern Honolulu hotel. The staff was awesome! Their service is A++. We stayed 5 days and 4 nights here and enjoyed the experience. Stephanie, Concierge staff was so helpful throughout our stay. Thanks Modern Honolulu!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Modern as named"
Nice location at the beginning of Waikiki but not directly on the beach. I liked the design, service, etc.Genuine Expedia guest review
"The Edition > The Modern"
Whatever it was/is called, and whatever court battles won or lost and owner bankruptcy involved, the hotel holds up because of Ian Schrager's design and Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s restaurant. Hip, trendy & chic; to be surrounded by all of that and nestled into a most convenient Honolulu spot is quite a treat. The plentiful staff are helpful and courteous […] for the most part but, just like some of the physical attributes of the hotel, wear and tear is beginning to show ever so slightly at the edges. I received a call a couple of days before arriving to see if there were any special requests regarding the room or to get car service from the airport, at that time I was not told the pool, indeed the whole outside area, would be closed for a special event. Nothing makes you feel at home like being told upon arrival that most of the place wouldn't be available for use, but they gave me a modicum refund for the inconvenience after that point was made clear by me. There is no whirlpool which would have been great after sunset in the pool area and the upstairs pool/beach area is not utilized for common use only for rented occasions. The rooms are extremely nice and sleek in their dressings. I did wish that the room doors didn't sound like a vault upon closing. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Stephany was the best concierge ever and made our stay the best. It is a beautiful, well located, understated decor, nice views and well satisfied with the whole experience.Genuine Expedia guest review
"VERY CLOSE TO BEACH"
OMG WHERE DO I START, IT WAS AMAZING. FROM THE BUS BOYS TO THE FRONT DESK UP TILL ROOM SERVICE AND HOUSEKEEPING. EVERYONE WAS GREAT. MY HUSBAND AND I FELT LIKE ROYALTY. I DO RECOMMEND STAYING AT THIS HOTEL.. SO CLEAN, PEACEFUL, FRIENDLY, AND VIEW OF BEACH WOWWW. OVERALL IT WAS GREAT.. PLEASE BELIEVE YOU WONT BE DISAPPOIINTED. FYI ORDERING ROOM SERVICE […] IS VERY VERY EXPENSIVE BUT IF YOU CAN AFFORD TO GO TO HAWAII THEN THAT WONT MATTER. (GRILL CHEESE SANDWICH 12 BUX), I KID U NOT. BUT YOU CAN GO TO STORES IN WALKING DISTANCE BUT THERE PRICES ARE UP THERE TO JUST NOT AS HIGH. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I loved my stay at The Modern.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for adults!"
This is a very nice upscale hotel. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get away without the kids.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel was great, it was very close to the beach."
Great stay, great bar, great pool and restaurant and staff. Amazing hotelGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very beautiful hotel"
I am glad that we stayed here. Hotel is lovely. We were mostly disappointed in technical issues with phone, Internet and even cable. I liked that hotel was not overrun by kids nor did or seem crowded at pool. Pool and outdoor area are very sleek but service was spotty. You will walk a lot to get to other locations. Nice walks but can be long in heat. […] The beauty of this hotel can only be topped by Surfider but I think their pool seems crammed and much pricier. I would go again but not likely to return to Waikiki for a long time. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location in Waikiki"
Love the location and the scale of this hotel! It's just on the edge of Waikiki, so you're close to everything but don't have to go into the belly of the beast unless you want to. It's a short walk to amazing shopping, the beach and larger resorts. There are 17 floors - enough to justify having a good restaurant & a nice spa on-property but you don't […] get lost heading back to your room. The pool area is great, with comfy chaises and a spacious, wi-fi enabled lanai with banquettes and tables where you can escape the sun for a while. I booked a partial-ocean view room, and asked to be moved because there really was no ocean view at all. The staff was accommodating and moved me to another room (with only a sliver of ocean view, but at least they tried). Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I very much enjoyed my stay and will stay again in the near future!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Modern Honolulu has two awesome pools!"
It is near one nice shopping mall with Japanese food court! It is slighly far from Waikiki beach. Everything else is awesome!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Excellent service from the front desk, to the pool staff, to the concierge desk. The exterior is deceiving, as inside the hotel is far more sophisticated than the exterior would suggest. Clean and modern with true Hawaii service. Nice job.Genuine Expedia guest review
"ok hotel; seen better 4 stars"
The staff in the hotel is good and helpful. However, what lets the hotel down is the property and the location. The property was very small and somewhat bare and depressing. The lobby was very dark, the hallways were dark and bare and rooms were extremely small. The location of the hotel is also somewhat far from the main Waikiki beach area and there […] were not too many good eating places within walking distance. I was glad that we moved out and stayed in another hotel for the rest of our vacation. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel with an even better staff!"
We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 night stay at the Modern. I'm not sure I could find a single thing to complain about. What surprised us most was the food...incredible! Whether it was tacos at the pool, late night room service or breakfast we were never disappointed. Literally every meal was executed perfectly, and we never got around to eating at the famed […] Morimoto. It's abundantly clear that much thought was put into the execution of the menu. In addition to the fantastic food, we were blown away by the helpfulness and sincerity of the staff. Generally at places like this you run into staff members with chips on their shoulders, but not here (or if they do they are great at hiding it)! Everyone from the bell men to housekeeping were so attentive and friendly. You can always count on a friendly greeting in the elevator or someone to offer you assistance with your bags. A++ Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Hotel to stay in close to everything"
Very nice room with a view of the beach. The room was of a modern look with beautiful white furniture. It was within close distance to lots of restaurants, and within walking distance of the mall.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel by the beach."
Wonderful experience, would stay there again when I find myself in Hawaii.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Truly a luxury hotel experience."
The staff was awesome and very accommodating. great location, awesome experience overall.Genuine Expedia guest review
The Modern was very upscale, the service was excellent, pool area was chic, valet parking and room service were very expensive. One complaint was with housekeeping, the kids were in the room when they came by to clean and later that afternoon we talked with a housekeeper and requested that our room be cleaned, but it hadn't been touched when we came […] back. Other than that we enjoyed our stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice decor. Super-friendly and helpful staff."
The hotel is not on the beach, but it is very close to Waikiki Beach. We loved the look and feel of the hotel. Can't say enough about how helpful and welcoming the staff was.Genuine Expedia guest review
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