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“Good location, great price, great room, very modern, great young crowd atmosphere.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Modern Honolulu
Ranked #4 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
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Toronto, Canada
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“Good location, great price, great room, very modern, great young crowd atmosphere.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

We stayed at the Modern Feb. 20-27, 2012. Overall the experience was excellent. The service is good, the staff all young, dressed well and very attractive. The rooms clean roomy, very very modern and nice. Ours was a partial ocean view. The location is about a 20 min walk to downtown Waikiki strip. And it was a walk we enjoyed everyday. I would personally recommend the Modern to anyone 40 and under. That's just my opinion, the hotel has a funky and young vibe. The "Private Beach" on the 2nd floor was great, small wading pool surrounded by pool lounge chairs and sand avec pool side bar - was fantastic. Also, in the early evening the downstairs library area transforms into a lounge. Very nice spot to have a few pre-evening drinks to start the night.

Overall, excellent hotel. Very fresh, new and "Modern" with a funky, youthful vibe. We booked this week trip through Expedia and traveled from Vancouver. The price was excellent and the hotel certainly exceeded our expectations. This is a boutique 4 star hotel, if you are looking for the best hotel with the best location on the beach, this is not it. But if you are looking for an excellent hotel, with a fresh vibe, and don't mind walking to the beach, and saving a ton of cash in the process, then The Modern is the place to stay!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

Nice modern place, great staff, loved it. Poolside service was a bit slow, but otherwise great service, stylish, peaceful.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

Oh my gosh I loved my stay!! Everything was great. I loved the pool area in the evening while relaxing and having a cocktail. I loved it in the day because you could enjoy the pool, then take a beautiful walk out around the lagoon. The food is incredible, everything I had was fabulous. The staff was young, happy, and attentive without being annoying. Just fun and eager to help you. The location was great because I left in the morning and walked for 4 hours, enjoying breakfast and then some shopping at Ala Moana. I couldn't have been happier!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

We stayed there over the President's day week-end and after an easy and quick check-in, we were upgraded to a nice ocean/marina suite with ocean view. The modern design of the rooms feel clean yet not cold.

We enjoyed the pool, which although smaller than other hotels in the area, is much nicer. The pool bar and the lounge are also amazing.

I highly recommend this hotel

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

Although newly remodeled, while the room was fine and the pools were superb, this place suffers from one major downfall: the noise in Waikiki is unbearable. Screaming partners, single panes glass, road noise audible from 14 floors up and road construction all night conspired against restful slumber.

Add that with the fact that they screwed up my reservation, double billed me for two nights on the first night and then blamed me for the mixup and they get a low score from me. Customer service is number one in a town poolpulated by a wide range of choices and the staff I encountered just seemed indifferent.

Change rO double panes glass and retrain the staff and you've got something here. Till then, I suggest anyone booking in Waikiki makes sure their hotel has double paned glass.

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Property: The Modern Honolulu
Address: 1775 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1603
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#2 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#3 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu
#3 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#4 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
Price range (per night): $384 - $575
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Modern Honolulu 4.5*
Number of rooms: 353
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. LATHER spa features treatments developed around the purest products in the world -- natural, organic, and sustainable. Local and house-made culinary menus are offered for poolside and in-room dining, complemented by RAVISH Restaurant which blends our Island’s bounty with Asian flavors and South American tastes creating a true Pacific Rim experience. Two stylish pools overlook the ocean for daytime fun while a vibrant scene at The Study lobby bar is the spot for an evening rendezvous. It’s no wonder Thrillist magazine called us “The best boutique hotel in Hawaii.” ... more   less 
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