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Perfectly situated, 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 THE MODERN HONOLULU experience -- 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)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Poolside bar
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
24-hour security
Wifi
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Adult pool
Outdoor pool
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Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
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24-hour front desk
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kwalker19411945 wrote a review Feb. 1
Round Lake Beach, Illinois15 contributions19 helpful votes
This was our first trip back to Honolulu since COVID and we were very pleased with our stay. For my wife and I The Modern Honolulu was the perfect location for shopping, restaurants and beach. We booked our room through our travel club (Travel Advantage Network) that only offered a room without a balcony but we did have a partial ocean and marina view which was great. The rooms were clean and spacious. I think because of COVID there wasn't a daily clean-up but you could request clean towels at any time without a problem. There are 2 pools to pick from, a pool with a private beach and the regular pool. There was enough lounging chairs to pick from and the pool never seemed to be too crowded. As I mentioned before, you are a short walk to the Ala Moana Center and to the Hilton Hawaiian Village which has several good restaurants. Also, you are within walking distance to the main strip of Waikiki Beach area. There is an Enterprise car rental across the street of the hotel. I have a corporate account so I was able to rent a car for a particular day without having to pay garage fees. Overall The Modern Honolulu exceeded our expectations and we are looking at returning there next year.
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Aloha kwalker19411945, Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate the positive rating and kind comments. We hope to get to welcome you back to The Modern Honolulu in the future. Mahalo!
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Pokeyslow wrote a review Dec. 2022
Halifax, Canada489 contributions287 helpful votes
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I stayed at the Modern for one night in early December on my way back for the mainland. I was a bit anxious after reading some of the negative reviews in here. But very pleased to state that none of these fears came true for me! My stay was exceptional from start to finish! This is a beautiful hotel, mid 60s architectural style hotel- not too big or small. Superb location of the main strip Kalakaua Avenue, minutes to the Hilton Lagoon and beach, high end designer shops and 10 minutes across the canal to Ala Moana mall with its fabulous food courts! Check in was smooth, front desk staff were lovely and pleasant! Lobby decor and business area had beautiful furnishings and decor. Our room was HUGE! We had stayed earlier at the Alohilani, which is a 5 start and a few hundred dollars more expensive however this room was about twice as big! Room was comfortable, had lovely decor and great partial view of harbour and sunset pool below. I don’t know what people are complaining about room being “tired” and “dated”. There were a few scratches on the tables but the couches were fantastic, so comfortable. Bed was great! Nice linens and Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries, very nice! Everything in the room is white, so you know housekeeping is doing a great job keeping everything clean! My only complaint about this hotel is that the check out time was 10am. This was really painful. I think they have limited staff (couldn’t really tell honestly ) I asked if I could have a late check out and they told me I could call at 6am and ask for extended check out, but that would defeat the purpose cause I wanted to sleep in. Because of this early checkout and our evening flight, we spent the entire day on one of the daybeds in the pool. These can be rented for $120 a day however as it was a rainy day and not busy, we could spend that amount on food and beverages, which was amazing! The pool staff were Fantastic! Especially our server Kylie (petite Asian female who has family in Vancouver) - she was so nice, friendly, accomadating and was remarkably efficient in servicing the entire pool area by herself for most of the day! She had excellent recommendations for food and drinks. We had the pokey tacos, Galbi bao buns, and healthy salad. Everythjng was delicious! A DJ played music later and overall made for a relaxing and chill environment to spend a day! Thank you for lovely stay.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded Dec. 20, 2022
Aloha Pokeyslow, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your recent stay with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the positive rating and kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back to our property in the future. Mahalo!
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Ayyymeeeee wrote a review Jan. 2023
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Let me first preface that I never write reviews for any accommodation I've stayed at; however, this one was so poor, I felt inclined to write one. Our recent 5 night stay was incredibly disappointing. If you're looking for a 4 star, expect a 2 star. -- Uncleanliness & Service -- 1. There was hair left at the back of our shower (it looked like pubic hair that no one cared to clean before we arrived) 2. There was no room service provided across all 6 days of our stay; replenishment of hair products /body products required calling the front desk 3. I found stains on our bedsheets 4. When we called room service to bring up new floor mats, it took so long that we finished showering before they came up with it 5. We were looking for a map from guest services; however, we ended up being pitched what felt like a pyramid scheme. Rather than getting the map we requested, we were given a pitch. The pitch entailed signing up to watch a 2 hour video that showed the potential upgrades that would be made in return for a gift card and future accommodation. The staff member was persistent and this felt unnecessary because we were giving signals we were not interested. 6. Checkout is at 10AM. At 9:58 AM, after receiving zero room service all throughout our trip, someone knocks on our door. She wanted to remind us when checkout was. This was the last straw... -- Parking -- For those parking in the neighbourhood, we were interested in understanding why someone would pay $26 USD per night when neighbourhood parking was $1/hr on the street along Ala Moana Blvd/Holomoana St. We only paid for 1 night parking because it was not worth it and we parked on the streets the remainder of our stay. TLDR: Park alongside Ala Moana Blvd/Holomoana St. It's very safe! If you can score a spot near the ramp, this leads you back to the hotel. -- Summary TLDR -- Go somewhere else. Anywhere else... You'll find a cleaner room with actual room service.
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Aloha Ayyymeeeee, We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback about your stay with us. We sincerely apologize for the disruption and conditions of the hotel during your stay. Your feedback with be forwarded to the respective department. We are currently in negotiation and have good faith we will resolve the issue of housekeeping service soon. With Hilton Grand Vacation acquiring us, we look forward to many positive changes, including renovations and a refresh of our rooms. We hope you will give us another opportunity in the future after our renovations to welcome you back to our property. Once again, our sincere apologies, and we thank you for your patience. Mahalo,
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camillesylvester wrote a review Jan. 2023
Lincoln, California1 contribution
Upon arrival to hotel, the room we received was below average. Shower had mold in it and the carpet was stained and felt dirty. The room smelled musty and the couch also smelled moldy. After complaining the manager came to review and luckily they had a room they could upgrade us to and move into. They were kind enough to give us $100 credit for the inconvenience, but the upgraded room also smelled a little musty especially the couch. The bed was below average comfort and the linens on the bed were minimal and worn. Time for an upgrade for sure. The Grove restaurant had very good food for breakfast lunch and dinner but the huge downfall were the paper plates and plastic cups. Drinking nice wine or champs out of a plastic cup was less than appealing. After a few meals on the paper plates, we decided to eat elsewhere. We want better than average on vacation and this wasn't cutting it. The staff and management were very helpful with the room situation and the location of the hotel was ideal. At the end of the Waikiki strip near the marina so it wasn't as crazy busy but still convenient to all the shopping and food choices. The pools were nice, but the pool lounge chairs were extremely uncomfortable. The padding on the wooden chairs were super thin and moldy looking and dirty. Made it hard to be comfortable by the pool for any length of time. I did however appreciate the smaller boutique feel of the hotel and the not so busy, crazy style of a huge hotel chain. Some upgraded improvements would go a long way in my opinion.
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Aloha Camillesylvester, Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. We sincerely apologize we did not meet your expectations during your stay with us. Your feedback will be forwarded to the respective departments to review. We hope you will give us another opportunity in the future to welcome you back to our property. Mahalo!
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Linda H wrote a review Jan. 2023
Euclid, Ohio87 contributions17 helpful votes
This hotel was really nice. The rooms we stayed in are newly renovated ,it seems like half the hotel is newly done. They have a beautiful pool with a bar and food. It is in walkng distance to the beach and many beautiful hotels. The staff was very nice.
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Aloha G217DHlindah, Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate the positive rating and kind comments. We hope to get to welcome you back to The Modern Honolulu in the future. Mahalo!
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SandyPrincess wrote a review Jan. 2023
Minnesota3 contributions
Tried two rooms, both smelled musty and had very stained carpet, room was seriously so gross we didn’t even stay the night. This hotel has definitely gone downhill in last few years. I stayed for an extended time in 2016 and overall the rooms looked much better.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Aloha Sandy Princess, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are sorry that we did not meet your expectations. We look forward to the future with our new owner Hilton Grand Vacation and providing an experience most guests come to expect; many positive changes are on their way, including room renovations and mid-stay service. Once again, our apologies, and we thank you for your patience. Mahalo!
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Jackie wrote a review Jan. 2023
Feilding, New Zealand5 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel is in a bad need of a refurbishment. From the moment we got into our room we could see wet carpet from the leaking bathroom and knobs falling off cupboards. The worst aspect is there is no daily room service. If you require any clean towels or linen you have to call and someone will deliver. You need to change the linen yourself. It would be great if this was communicated to us prior to our stay. So very disappointing and hard to comprehend. Paper cups are not a great look for a hotel and also we had to ask for these or “get them from the pool”!! We would expect a credit for the lack of housekeeping and poor service. There seem to be plenty of staff in the reception area which could have been utilised to increase customer service. The restaurant with paper plates and plastic cutlery were a shock. Not to mention the lack of care from the staff. It’s time the new owners (Hilton) sorted this disgrace of a hotel out and stop ripping hard working people off.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Do not spend your hard earned money here.
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Aloha NorthStar040239856817, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are sorry that we did not meet your expectations. We look forward to the future with our new owner Hilton Grand Vacation and providing an experience most guests come to expect; many positive changes are on their way, including room renovations and mid-stay service. Once again, we apologize, and we thank you for your patience. Mahalo!
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845aaron wrote a review Jan. 2023
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The Hilton employees were pushy with sales tactics to get us on their tours. There was a protest outside that woke us up at 7am. The pool was clearly not heated despite the staff saying so. And there was no hot tub to make up for the cold pool.
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Aloha 845aaron, Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. We sincerely apologize we did not meet your expectations during your stay with us. Your feedback will be forwarded to the respective departments to review. We hope you will give us another opportunity in the future to welcome you back to our property. Mahalo!
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julievsolis wrote a review Jan. 2023
Los Angeles, California1 contribution
Overall very happy with this hotel. My previous stay was excellent- I was located on a higher floor. This stay I was on the 3rd floor and the street noise was VERY loud. I will make sure to request a higher floor next stay.
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Aloha Julievsolis, Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate the positive rating and kind comments. Please contact the property in the future to request a higher floor for your next stay with us. Mahalo!
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MelissaFail wrote a review Jan. 2023
Martinez, California33 contributions35 helpful votes
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The Modern was a decent hotel at the marina of Waikiki. The room was clean, and had the simple amenities (mini fridge, coffee maker, microwave) We had a decent view of the pool and the ocean in the distance. Staff at the front desk was pleasant. Parking fee is high ($34.95 per night) It didn’t have any shops, but had a small restaurant with a limited menu. Only stayed there since it was part of our list from a timeshare…but NOT a timeshare as for amenities at all!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Aloha MelissaFail, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are sorry that we did not meet your expectations with the hotel's amenities. We look forward to the future with our new owner Hilton Grand Vacation and providing an experience most guests come to expect; many positive changes are on their way, including room renovations and mid-stay service. Once again, our apologies, and we thank you for your patience. Mahalo!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Modern Honolulu
Which popular attractions are close to 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 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 The Modern Honolulu?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Modern Honolulu?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a poolside bar, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Modern Honolulu?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Modern Honolulu?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tropical Tribe, goofy cafe & dine, and Lappert's Ice Cream.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Modern Honolulu?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Modern Honolulu?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Modern Honolulu?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iolani Palace (3.1 km), Shangri La (5.5 km), and Queen Emma Summer Palace (5.6 km).
Does The Modern Honolulu have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is 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.