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1775 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1603
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Updated 19/01/21

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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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Property amenities
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
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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raqs57 wrote a review 23 June
Fort Lauderdale8 contributions8 helpful votes
This is a must, for couples looking for a romántic boutique style getaway, beautiful views of the ocean, marina and city from our balcony. The staff couldn't be better, I checked into this wonderful place ayer getting a sinus I ficción at the precious property (Hilton Hawaiian Village) they were caring and simpathetic to what we were going through and never stopped. Our room es immaculate the ac worked in contrast to the precious hotel. Al that I can say is thank you for the hospitality she for giving us such a beautiful upgrade at such a great value. If I ever return to Hawaii this is the place for us.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Aloha raq57, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you are feeling better as well. Thank you for your kind remarks, and it would be our pleasure to serve you again. Mahalo!
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James R wrote a review 22 June
12 contributions2 helpful votes
Location was excellent! The hotel is modern and nice, its not too fancy nor big, but the location is perfect. Walking distance to Waikiki and adjacent to Ilikai Hotel and Hilton village, which is a real village with all the shops and restaurants you can choose. Rooms are on the small side, but still comfortable, our bed was a little stiff. The staff was nice, but beware of the sales presentation, they are ridiculously pushy. I wish they had a jacuzzi. They did have charging stations for vehicles, I rented a plug in and was able to charge at the Hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Aloha James R, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Our apologies for the sales presentation you encountered. We have forward your comments to the Director of Sales to alter this experience. Thank you for your kind rating, and it would be our pleasure to serve you again. Mahalo!
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Y c wrote a review 21 June
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Very nice rooms. See Maurice the manager He is great. Best customer service you’ll find in Hawaii. He’s out by the pool to be sure his guests have what they need. Converses in a polite professional yet personal manner. Have the signature drink Coconut Mojito Delicious!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Aloha Q2747EQyvettel, thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your stay. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Your compliments of Maurice will be forwarded to our upper management team. We hope to welcome you back to our property in the future. Mahalo!
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Elliot D wrote a review 12 June
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom4 contributions4 helpful votes
Room was a very good size, with pretty nice modern decor and we had a brilliant view overlooking the marina. The staff were also very friendly. First impressions were good but nagging issues soon started to build up. We weren’t informed that there was no house keeping being done “because of covid”. This is the first hotel I’ve ever stayed in, before, during or after covid that hasn’t provided any level of housekeeping, only by day 4 and going to ask them did they inform me I have to go down to the reception to ask for new towels or bedding, or to have the bins emptied. That doesn’t fix the problem though, I wouldn’t go a full week without vacuuming or dusting at home so I certainly don’t expect that at a hotel. Next, the grove restaurant at the hotel was just awful. We ate there twice, once for breakfast and once for lunch. Both times were were served our bland food on polystyrene or cardboard plates, not only is this not what you expect at a Hilton, the amount of waste this must cause rather than dishwashing is disgraceful. Finally, we booked 3 trips through their concierge service, which were all fantastic. However when booking we were told we could do a small 1-2 hour meeting where they tell you about the Hilton empire of hotels and ask your opinion on new decor as they’ve only just acquired this hotel, in return you’ll receive discount on your booked excursions and a complimentary 7 day stay at any Hilton in the world. So we obliged. Then 30 mins into the meeting they finally tell you that they’re trying to sell you a timeshare. Which is fine if they tell you that at the start. We had zero interest in buying a timeshare and the fact that the person who was trying to sell it to us looked furious we didn’t want to spend $50000 on a timeshare that we knew absolutely nothing about an hour before left a sour taste on the entire trip.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Aloha elliotd134, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your stay with us. We sincerely apologize we did not meet your expectations during your stay. Your feedback will be forwarded to the respective departments to address. We are currently working on restoring housekeeping service in the near future. Mahalo,
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Spidy30 wrote a review May 2022
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Rooms were adequate size for 3. A little outdated. Only complaint I have was the bathroom. It had grills that open to the bedroom so not much privacy if more than 2 people occupy the room. Location was good, bus stops were just a few feet away. About a 5 minute walk to the lagoon. Better beach area with better sand, have to walk about 10-15 minutes.
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Aloha Spidy30, Thank you for providing your feedback. We are happy to see you enjoyed your stay with us. In addition, we look forward to the future with our new owner; many positive changes are on their way, including renovations. Our apologies and we thank you for your patience. Mahalo,
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harriethall2022 wrote a review May 2022
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The Modern was a beautiful 5 star hotel in Honolulu but since it has been purchased by Diamond Resorts it has dropped off so much. It is so sad to see. The lovely area as you come into the hotel is gone -replaced by high counters and people selling tours. The hotel inside need a good paint job and the rooms look worn. The staff is great but the hotel is not as nice as it use to be. So sad.
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Aloha Harriethall2022, Thank you for providing your feedback. We apologize for not meeting your expectations. We look forward to the future with our new owner and providing an experience most guests come to expect; many positive changes are on their way, including plans for a renovation. Once again, our apologies, and we thank you for your patience. Mahalo,
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travelingtaurus2016 wrote a review May 2022
Phoenix, Arizona13 contributions6 helpful votes
I always enjoy staying at the Modern. The staff is friendly and welcoming, and I love the views of the marina and the ocean. Their outdoor restaurant has delicious food, and there are other good places to eat near by. For sundries, there's an ABC store across the road, and the buses stop at that same intersection so traveling to Waikiki or downtown Honolulu without a car is easy. Best of all, the Modern Honolulu is a short walk from Fort Derussy Beach which is a great place to swim safely.
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Aloha travelingtaurus2016, thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your stay. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back to our property in the future. Mahalo!
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penel0pef0rd wrote a review May 2022
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
I stayed at The Modern many times pre-covid, and always had such a great time. My expectations had changed given the pandemic, and knowing how it's affected the hospitality industry in Hawaii. The hotel still had the same feel as before - but felt it's lost it's heart. The rooms and decor are the same - albeit a little tired with age, to be expected - but our room was clean and great when we checked in. A lot of reports online about no daily room servicing being "due to covid" - I mentioned this when I checked in and was told it was not due to covid, but the new owners (Hilton). We didnt mind having to make our bed - we do that at home each day and it takes 1minute. Every time we had to call for new towels or shampoo etc, it was always delivered to the room very quickly. Rubbish left out was also removed very quickly. The pool area was still fantastic, although the lounge covers looking a little "tired". What was disappointing - and this is the little things that elevate an experience - plastic cutlery and paper plates for the food, breakfast area has no personality, and a couple of the wait staff servicing the pool area were always more interested in their mobile phones than actually providing a service to the guests - so, we tipped accordingly! Disappointing to see The Study bar has gone, and the shop. All the time share stuff around the place was disappointing as well So overall, we still enjoyed our stay - but it's lost it's heart....that great upbeat, boutique hotel feel has diminished and just doesnt feel the same.
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Aloha penel0pef0rd, thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your stay. We are happy to hear you mostly enjoyed your stay with us. Your feedback about the waitstaff at the pool area will be forwarded to our Food and Beverage Department. We are looking to renovate in the near future and do hope you give us another opportunity to welcome you back to our property after the renovations. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Mahalo!
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vtvalenz wrote a review May 2022
Los Angeles, CA29 contributions59 helpful votes
The Ala Moana Center is walking distance (3 blocks west) from this hotel. The main restaurants and shops near Waikiki are located about 20 minutes walk east (parking is hard to find in Waikiki and expensive). My only complaints are that the refrigerator is very small (18"x18"), and there is no hot tub on the premises. The pool was cooler than what I like and you can't get a towel past 7PM, even though it is open until 9PM. The food was very good at the Beach Café on the premises, and the bartenders and servers were very friendly and efficient. Our room was ready about 2 hours before official check-in time. The beds were comfortable, the bathroom was a good size with lots of storage, and the shower had great water pressure. The shower needed a little more cleaning (a little bit of dark spots on the tiles). The closet was big enough for all our clothes and to store our 2 large pullman suitcases and 2 carry-ons. The closet had a safe as well. I would definitely stay here again. We were there for a week, and even though we did not request any housekeeping, we received what we needed a few minutes after we requested it (towels, toilet paper, and tissues).
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Aloha vtvalenz, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the kind comments and positive rating. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again. Mahalo,
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mariedubeau wrote a review May 2022
Rouyn-Noranda, Canada1 contribution
Pros : great location, friendly staff, nice pool, electric car charger, air conditionner worked really well, great water temperatures in shower Cons : mattress really not comfortable, the room we had (1523) was next to the elevators and was noisy all the time, needs paint and new carpet it was really damaged
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Aloha mariedubeau, Thank you for providing your feedback. We apologize for not meeting your expectations. We look forward to the future with our new owner and providing an experience most guests come to expect; many positive changes are on their way, including plans for a renovation. Once again, our apologies, and we thank you for your patience. Mahalo,
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USD 233 - USD 388 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesHawaiiOahuHonoluluWaikiki
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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, Lappert's Ice Cream, and goofy cafe & dine.
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 Experience Nutridge (3.9 km), Iolani Palace (3.1 km), and Shangri La (5.5 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.