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Hilton Vacation Club The Modern Honolulu

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Perfectly situated, Hilton Vacation Club 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 an exceptional experience which is alluring, personalized and innovative, surrounded by an award-winning design concept that creates an urban chic beach aesthetic. Two stylish pools overlook the ocean for daytime fun. It’s no wonder Thrillist magazine called us “The best boutique hotel in Hawaii.”
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Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Poolside bar
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
24-hour security
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Adult pool
Outdoor pool
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Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Outdoor dining area
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Non-smoking hotel
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ATM on site
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24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Hilton Vacation Club The Modern Honolulu creates a mixed impression among guests, with its strategic location near Ala Moana mall and Waikiki beaches being a highlight. However, some find its position less than ideal. The atmosphere blends contemporary amenities with areas that travelers note are in need of an update. While the rooms offer comfort, complaints about noise and cleanliness detract from the experience. The service garners both accolades and criticisms, particularly regarding inconsistent housekeeping. Additionally, guests question the value, pointing to high costs and unexpected fees for a hotel with dated aspects.
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Abigail R wrote a review Yesterday
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The view of the marina off the balcony was lovely. The walk to the beach is very beautiful and not too far. The food at the pool side restaurant was very good, but it was on the expensive side. The concierge had told us right away that they were remodeling the rooms. I think we had one of the new rooms. The only problem is if the batteries in the door lock stop working they don’t have a fast or quiet was too get your door open. On the first night, after we were in bed, we heard the loudest noise (what we thought was construction noise).So we called the front desk to ask what was going on. The room door across the hall, the lock, had stoped working and they were trying to get the door open. The maintenance people were working at it for roughly 30 minutes. Other than that it was a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Ron M wrote a review Aug 2023
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We spent a full week at the Modern for our honeymoon, and we were very happy with our stay. We walked in to our room with a nice towel/flower arrangement on our bed to welcome us. We received no other special treatment being on our honeymoon. The room was clean, and the hotel is in a great location. Some of the furniture is outdate and worn, but that didn't effect our stay. We have all the necessary working amenities needed. There is no daily maid, but let's be honest, who cleans their house every day anyways? The staff and pool areas are very nice as well, and the boardwalk was perfect for traveling to the beach and other hotels. We would definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded Aug 3, 2023
Aloha Ronimal815, Congratulations again! We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us; it was our pleasure to serve you. Mahalo,
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ScoutMidwest wrote a review Feb 2024
Minocqua, Wisconsin494 contributions
Stay Awaway - Particularly if you have mobility issues or are in a wheelchair. Handicapped access is broken . Several items in room are partially or completely broken. Show handle came off in my hand. Chargers fall out of sockets. No vending machines or canteen on property. No room service either. All this exacerbated by a front desk staff who is not empowered to give even the most basic information about items in the room. Be sure to use a vpn when using internet, because no sign required- folks in the parking lot across the street could sign on to the holtel wifi. And all this for and additional $41@day resort fee which is NOT reflected in the daily price of any of the third party portals you’ll see on TripAdvisor.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Yuko J, Guest Services / Front Office at Hilton Vacation Club The Modern Honolulu
Responded 2 weeks ago
Aloha ScoutMidwest, Thank you for staying with us and taking time to provide the review of your stay. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you have experienced while our handicapped lift is not available at the time of your stay. We take your feedback seriously and will share with our management team to enhance our service. Again, we apologize for not meeting your expectations during your stay and thank you for your patience.
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Christina R wrote a review Feb 2024
Düsseldorf, Germany581 contributions
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We can highly recommend the Hotel Modern Honolulu, especially the rooms with sea views or harbor views. It is located at the beginning of Waikiki's hotel zone, right by the marina, surrounded by several restaurants and just a 3-minute walk from the beautiful beach. The rooms are very clean, spacious and modernly furnished with a refrigerator, coffee machine, microwave and very comfortable beds as well as a comfortable sofa. We had a large room with a balcony overlooking the marina, which we really liked. The bathroom has a good size with a large shower. The staff was very friendly and accommodating in all areas. The spacious pool area with 2 pools, 1 only for adults, invites you to linger with its comfortable large outdoor beds, a pool bar and a restaurant. The modern and open Ala Moana Shopping Center with 350 shops and 160 restaurants is a 10-minute walk away. There is also the Ala Moana Beach Park with a beautiful, gently sloping beach and calm water, which is highly recommended for families with children. Furthermore, the hotel offers a good and safe parking space in the underground car park, in which we were able to park our rental car after daily excursions on Oahu for $ 26 a day. Should this be occupied, there is another parking garage across the street that is connected to the Modern Honolulu by a pedestrian bridge and has acceptable parking fees compared to other parking options in Waikiki. We can highly recommend this modern hotel in a very good location, a few minutes' walk from the very lively center of Waikiki.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Donald D, Guest Services / Front Office at Hilton Vacation Club The Modern Honolulu
Responded 3 weeks ago
Aloha 3010ChristinaR, Thank you for the excellent rating and kind remarks of the hotel; it was our pleasure to serve you. We hope to serve you again soon! Mahalo,
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Brian K wrote a review Jan 2024
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Wow, if you're a Hilton Diamonds member, I wouldn't recommend staying here. They clearly are not yet part of the Hilton family, regarding how they treat long time and heavily traveled members. It's very run down, the front desk people are rude and the resort fee is ridiculous, considering there is nothing here to do as it relates to a resort. No chance at an upgrade and no changes to their very late checkin (4 p.m.) and their very early (10 a.m.) check-out.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Donald D, Guest Services / Front Office at Hilton Vacation Club The Modern Honolulu
Responded 4 weeks ago
Aloha briankC8390KU, Thank you for being a loyal Hilton Diamond member, and we appreciate your feedback. We sincerely apologize for not meeting your expectations with current Hilton Honor benefits for The Modern, a Hilton Vacation Club, and the interaction with the front desk. The hotel plans to renovate in the near future to provide an upscale, condo-like setting. Your comments and concerns have been shared with the leadership team to enhance customer service touchpoints. Once again, our apologies, and we thank you for your patience. Mahalo,
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Stefanie P wrote a review Jan 2024
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We stayed at the Hilton Modern Honolulu for 8 nights in December. This was our 30 year anniversary and I was running the Honolulu Marathon. The positives were the room was clean and nice view. The restaurant bartender was great. The downsides far outweigh the positives. The concierge was terrible. He set us up with a "tour" of the hotel that would have a gift of dinner. This was not the case at all. This was a sales appt for a timeshare and we did not get any gift. The moment we told the finance guy we were not interested, he was rude and pretty much threw a tantrum. We were then asked to do a quick review with a supervisor, he was much nicer and we told them of the problems. The concierge also setup a tour for Pearl Harbor, that was to include lunch and it did not have lunch and took the whole day, we finally decided to uber back because we were starving and the only food options were snacks at the museum store. We overpaid for the tour, no meal, and out the uber ride. Finally last but not least my wallet was stolen from our hotel room. We spent our last day dealing with the hotel and Honolulu PD reporting the event. Had to get to airport extra early due to no ID. We missed out on snorkeling with Sea turtles on our last day. While the hotel has no control over theft, they have complete control over following up. It has been 3 weeks since this event and I waited to write a review, due to the holidays to give them extra time. No follow up. No credit on our stay, no Hilton points, no reimbursement for what was stolen. I'm completely disgusted, I will advise anyone to stay anywhere else. There is absolutely no customer service. I filled out the survey sent to us via email, so Hilton is well aware of the problem, not just the hotel staff.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Donald D, Guest Services / Front Office at Hilton Vacation Club The Modern Honolulu
Responded 3 weeks ago
Aloha stefaniep2024, We sincerely apologize for the unfortunate incident you experienced during your stay with us. The hotel takes this matter seriously, and our Director of Security will ensure you are contacted by our claims department. Please accept our apologies, and if there is anything we can do for you, do not hesitate to contact us. Mahalo,
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k b wrote a review Dec 2023
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Went with the family and was totally disappointed. Would not recommend it. Our room was not cleaned out and when we questioned the staff and manager all they said was “Sorry”. No reason given as to why it was not cleaned. When we demanded the room be cleaned they said that the house keeping was gone for the day. The noise from the elevator kept us awake till late night.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Aloha kbQ7870QP, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We sincerely apologize for the service shortfalls you encountered with the housekeeping department and the interaction with the manager. Your comments and concerns have been shared with the respective departments to alter this type of experience. Once again, we apologize and thank you for your patience. Mahalo,
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lam2691 wrote a review Dec 2023
Arvada, Colorado200 contributions
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The good: The staff here are all very friendly, from the front desk to the bar and restaurant. The pool area is nice with lounge chairs and umbrellas. The bar is right next to the pool, they have TVs and you can order food. The restaurant here “The Grove” is a casual dining place where you order at the counter and they bring your food to you. It’s conveniently located, there’s a coffee shop and restaurant next door at the Ilikai which is a one minute walk from the pool. There’s several restaurants in walking distance. We had a pretty good view of the ocean. The bathroom was decent. The not so good: Mostly having to do with the room. The rooms are tired. The mattresses sit on bases which are in bad shape, and they make noise whenever you move. The walls are all white with very little decor, and the beds are hard as a rock. The remote controls are very difficult to operate if they work at all. Our window was filthy, our curtain got stuck every time we tried to open or close them, though the did fix that after we went to mgmt about it. The rugs are tired and a bit dirty. Things to note: The sun doesn’t hit the pool deck till 12-1:00 If you book a room with 2 beds, you will NOT have a balcony. The beds are hard as a rock. I’m guessing this is throughout the hotel, as my sister had a room here and hers was like ours. The hotel is NOT beach front, it’s right behind the Marina. iIt’s about a 5-10 min walk to the beach and the lagoon. Hilton just took over this property, and will be going through a renovation. I would not stay here again until the renovation is done. Went to the door plantation, wasn’t really worth the trip. While on the North Shore, we ate at Konos and it was delicious. Would not go back to the North Shore, though, the traffic was terrible. We went to Waimea Falls and it was awesome! The scenery walking up to the falls was breathtaking. Would definitely do that again. Went to Kan sushi and it was amazing! It was around $38 all you can eat. Everything was delicious..
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: If you go to the North Shore, expect extremely heavy traffic. One lane in and one lane out.
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Aloha Iam2691, Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. We apologize for not meeting your expectations with the condition of the room and look forward to future renovations to provide an upscale, condo-like setting. Thank you for the kind remarks about the friendliness of the staff. Once again, our apologies, and we thank you for your patience. Mahalo,
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skye b wrote a review Dec 2023
Clemson, South Carolina314 contributions
First of all, rather difficult to find among the slew of properties in the area but managed to get there. Checked in and staff were very friendly but $35 resort fee when not even on the beach and you get 2 free waters per day, hmmm. As a diamond, zero perks for that; No breakfast, no drinks at the bar, no snacks, nothing. Arrive to the rooms and it was clearly an old time share property so had a bit of a run down feel even though they just converted in September. Needs to be kept super clean and just wasn’t already. Our bathroom had wooden shades that opened to the room so you could hear everything from the bathroom to the room. No real privacy at all. It was in a great location next to the park for morning walks, about 15 minutes from Waikiki which was perfect as it kept things more low key and as I said, the staff were very friendly but the property needs a bit more and if you are a Hilton property then at least honor some of the most loyal customers to the brand as there are hundreds of options close by but I chose you.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Donald D, Guest Services / Front Office at Hilton Vacation Club The Modern Honolulu
Responded Dec 18, 2023
Aloha skyeb_11, Thank you for being a Hilton Honor member and taking the time to review the hotel. We apologize for not meeting your expectations and look forward to future renovations to provide an upscale, condo-like setting. We appreciate the kind remarks about how friendly the hotel staff is. In addition, please note that the Hilton Grand Vacation properties have limited benefits compared to Hilton Worldwide Inc. Mahalo,
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Michael A wrote a review Dec 2023
Incline Village, Nevada387 contributions
The location and views from this hotel are excellent We had stayed here some years ago (about 5) and had a great experience. This time not so great. The room was clean but the furnishings are beat up and it definitely needs a refresh. I love the location, but will not stay hereon my next visit. What was particularly irksome was that the check in was slow and you cannot check in till 4:00PM and then you must check out at 10:00AM........ quite inconvenient. I have never heard of a 10:00 check out time before. Plus, even as a HHonors member they still want you out at 10:00AM. The bell service was quite helpful and friendly at storing out luggage with the early check out, but ugh.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from Donald D, Guest Services / Front Office at Hilton Vacation Club The Modern Honolulu
Responded Dec 17, 2023
Aloha LakeTahoeMike, Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. We apologize for not meeting your expectations and look forward to future renovations to provide an upscale, condo-like setting. We do our best to cater to our Owners and members for late checkouts as this property is a Hilton Vacation Club. Once again, our apologies, and we thank you for your patience. Mahalo,
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Which popular attractions are close to Hilton Vacation Club The Modern Honolulu?
Nearby attractions include Honolulu Cookie Company (0.3 km), Friday Night Fireworks at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort (0.4 km), and Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hilton Vacation Club The Modern Honolulu?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hilton Vacation Club The Modern Honolulu?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hilton Vacation Club The Modern Honolulu?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a poolside bar, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hilton Vacation Club The Modern Honolulu?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hilton Vacation Club The Modern Honolulu?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tropical Tribe, goofy cafe & dine, and Lappert's Ice Cream.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hilton Vacation Club The Modern Honolulu?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hilton Vacation Club The Modern Honolulu?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Hilton Vacation Club The Modern Honolulu?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iolani Palace (3.1 km), Shangri La (5.5 km), and US Army Museum of Hawaii (0.9 km).
Does Hilton Vacation Club The Modern Honolulu have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Hilton Vacation Club The Modern Honolulu accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.