$279 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Mar 22, 2015 Check-out: Mar 23, 2015

The Modern Honolulu

5 stars
View map of 1775 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96815

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
49 reviews
Very cool, groovy hotel!

Absolutely loved this hotel. Hesitating to tell anyone else. See full review

  • Barbie sailor
  • Feb 16, 2015
Awesome hotel from beginning to end

This was my first stay at Modern Honolulu . Totally enjoyed stay.The staff was so helpful and... See full review

  • Aida
  • Feb 3, 2015
Chic in both aesthetics and service, Polynesian decor characterizes The Modern Honolulu. Neutral colors and themes give the hotel a sophisticated feel throughout, while there is plenty of Hawaiian heritage on the grounds as well - say "Aloha" to staff as they greet you around every turn. By far, the coolest feature of this hotel is the Sunset Pool; surrounded by vibrant island flowers and trees, it's a garden paradise with a view of the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor. Event spaces on the property allow for business guests to team-build or relax in this spectacular tropical environment, before dining at Morimoto Waikiki, where island produce is served daily by the "Iron Chef".
Key Facts
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 9,200-square-feet of conference and event space
  • 2 pools, including an adults-only pool
  • Bars & restaurants: Morimoto Waikiki, Passageway + The Grove
  • 24-hour room service
  • Addiction Nightclub
  • The Study Lounge: Lounge with bookshelves which rotate open to a bar at 5 p.m. each evening
  • Spa
  • Fitness center
Neighborhood
The Modern Honolulu is conveniently located right off Waikiki Beach, and guests are just minutes away from multiple shopping venues, like the Ala Moana Shopping Center or Kalakaua Avenue. This street is noted for its high-end retailers, and shops that sell gifts and souvenirs - from handmade jewelry and ceramics, to lotions and Oahu t-shirts. The Modern Honolulu is one of the closest hotels to the Honolulu International Airport (HNL) and it is just a short ride from famous attractions, like Pearl Harbor.
Hints and tips
Chill out in the hotel lobby at around 5 o'clock, and you just might see a wall of books rotate before your very eyes to reveal a lobby bar with drinks named after scores of legendary authors.

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The Modern Honolulu Rooms

1 Bedroom Ocean View Suites
1 Bedroom Ocean View Suites offer 665 square feet of space, king bed and master bath in the bedroom, separate living area with sleeper sofa and second bathroom, and private terrace with an ocean view.
1 Bedroom Ocean Front
Ocean Front Suites offer 485 square feet of space with ocean or harbor views and feature a king bed with separate living area.
Ocean View Room
Awaken to the brilliant Hawaiian sun and ocean side views in one of The Modern Honolulu's Ocean View guest rooms. Wake up to an invigorating cup of coffee and delicious eats, while enjoying the sounds of the waves crashing in the morning and the glistening Pacific in the afternoon. Our in-room amenities include: 390 square feet of space; custom beds with imported linen from Frette and down comforters and pillows; original and custom-designed furniture; custom light fixtures; Terrazzo counter tops and sinks in bathrooms; 46'' flat screen LCD TVs with full cable access and movies on demand; in-room safe; iPod docking station; glass enclosed showers and tubs; teak louvers in bathrooms.
City View Room
With oversized windows overlooking the beautiful city of Waikiki and premiere in-room amenities, The Modern Honolulu offers our guests a stylish and serene paradise in the middle of a bustling center of activity and glamour. Our in-room amenities include: 390 square feet of space; custom beds with imported linen from Frette and down comforters and pillows; original and custom-designed furniture; custom light fixtures; Terrazzo counter tops and sinks in bathrooms; 46'' flat screen LCD TVs with full cable access and movies on demand; in-room safe; iPod docking station; glass enclosed showers and tubs; teak louvers in bathrooms.
City Scape King
Not spending much time in your room, appreciate city lights and city sounds? These rooms include the exclusive amenities that The Modern Honolulu offers, but feature a lower rate for those seeking to experience affordable luxury. Room features a king bed and a private terrace with views of the city lights.
City Scape Doubles
Not spending much time in your room, appreciate city lights and city sounds? These rooms include the exclusive amenities that The Modern Honolulu offers, but feature a lower rate for those seeking to experience affordable luxury. Room features two double beds and a large window looking out at the city lights.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Night club
Dining
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Waikiki Baptist Church: 0.5 mi
  • Fort Derussy Beach: 0.5 mi
  • Ala Wai Park: 0.6 mi
  • Ala Moana Beach: 0.7 mi
  • International Market Place: 0.9 mi
  • Damien Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts: 1.4 mi
  • Stan Sheriff Center: 1.5 mi
  • Honolulu Zoo: 1.6 mi
  • Kakaako Waterfront Park: 1.7 mi
  • Waikiki Shell: 1.8 mi
  • Kawaiahao Church: 1.8 mi
  • Kapiolani Park: 1.8 mi
  • The Contemporary Museum: 1.9 mi
  • Kamehameha Statue: 1.9 mi
  • Waikiki Baptist Church: 0.5 mi
  • Fort Derussy Beach: 0.5 mi
  • Ala Wai Park: 0.6 mi
  • Ala Moana Beach: 0.7 mi
  • International Market Place: 0.9 mi
  • Damien Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts: 1.4 mi
  • Stan Sheriff Center: 1.5 mi
  • Honolulu Zoo: 1.6 mi
  • Kakaako Waterfront Park: 1.7 mi
  • Waikiki Shell: 1.8 mi
  • Kawaiahao Church: 1.8 mi
  • Kapiolani Park: 1.8 mi
  • The Contemporary Museum: 1.9 mi
  • Kamehameha Statue: 1.9 mi
  • Iolani Palace: 2 mi
  • Washington Place: 2 mi
  • Irvin Park: 2.2 mi
  • Star Of Honolulu: 2.3 mi
  • Aloha Tower Cruise Ship Terminal: 2.3 mi
  • Aloha Tower: 2.3 mi
  • Honolulu Botanical Gardens: 2.4 mi
  • Hawaii Maritime Center: 2.6 mi
  • Honolulu Chinatown: 2.7 mi
  • Mauna Ala: 2.8 mi
  • Shangri La Islamic Art Museum: 3.4 mi
  • Queen Emma Summer Palace: 3.5 mi
  • Pali Lookout: 3.5 mi
  • Bishop Museum: 3.9 mi
  • Waialae Country Club: 4.4 mi
  • Koolau Golf Club: 6.9 mi
  • Aloha Stadium: 8.3 mi
  • USS Arizona Memorial: 8.5 mi
  • USS Bowfin Submarine Museum: 8.7 mi
  • USS Missouri: 9.1 mi
  • Hanauma Bay: 9.2 mi
  • Pacific Aviation Museum: 9.5 mi
  • Pearl Harbor: 9.6 mi
  • Koko Head Park: 9.6 mi
  • Bellows Beach: 9.7 mi
  • Koko Crater Botanical Gardens: 10.1 mi
  • Byodo In Temple: 10.4 mi
  • Valley of the Temples: 10.4 mi
  • Halona Blow Hole: 10.5 mi
  • Kailua Beach: 10.6 mi

Dining

The Grove
Outdoor alfresco dining overlooking the Sunrise Pool offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Room Service
Offered 24 hours
Morimoto Waikiki
Restaurant is owned by the Famous Iron Chef Morimoto. Open for Lunch and Dinner.
Passageway
Outdoor alfresco dining overlooking the Sunrise Pool offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (49)

Ratings and reviews for The Modern Honolulu

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
49 out of 49
Amenities:
4.3
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.1
Value:
4.1

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Hawaii Relaxin
Business
North California
Jun 26, 2014

Quick Vacation

Clean, courteous, responsive and very modern. I didn't think twice about the hotel which was great because my mind was busy relaxing

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk along the paved beach area to downtown Waikiki

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
daMann
Business
Kalispell, Mt
Jun 30, 2014

Great Alternative

Very well run hotel off the main beaten path in Waikiki. Everything about the hotel is excellent and I have stayed there 3 times now. Close to Ala Moana Mall and park area across street

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Morimoto Restaurant is excellent

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Infantryman Dela Cruz
Business
Honolulu
Jul 2, 2014

Best Hotel

This is by far the best Hotel I've ever stayed at in my entire life. Staff are active and amazing. Room quality was so great that I did not want to leave.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Xin Fu
Business
Mesa, AZ
Jul 22, 2014

Good

Location is not very good. But the room is comfort and staffs are friendly helping us. The breakfast in the swimming pool is great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Dexterous Maximus
Business
New Brunswick, NJ
Sep 8, 2014

Amazing Romantic Stay

We stayed for 2 wonderful nights and came back later for an event. The staff was friendly and the place was so clean and of course, modern. We loved the clean room and the pool area. Would definitely come back again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

The wagyu beef carpaccio at Morimoto is amazing. Expensive meal but definitely worth the experience!

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Review of The Modern Honolulu

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jun B
Business
Tokyo
Sep 7, 2014

very pleasant stay at the modern honolulu

Stayed for forur nights. Most of all, service was very personal and attentive. Staffs always called by guests name and frequently asked if there is anything they can help. Room was clean, had functional layout. Pool area had a cool vibe which Was some what similar to what you feel in Miami's south beach. Location was bit far from Waikiki but walkable distance when the sun is not too strong. Overall, it was very pleasant stay at this chic new hotel in Honolulu. I would stay here again for my next visit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mills Family
Business
Southampton, UK
Sep 20, 2014

Family getaway

Hotel & Staff were excellent, hotel was modern crisp & clean, staff were very helpful & friendly. Food & service were excellent, although quite expensive as were drinks, but only to be expected for this standard hotel. Would definitely stay here again. Only disappointment was if you book a double room with 2 double beds you do not get a balcony! but you do if you book a room with 1 Kingsize bed!, we had one of each as there was 5 of us, but this was not mentioned on the Hotels website!! with such great views it was a shame to only be able to look out of a window & not sit on a balcony & enjoy! Did speak to hotel manager who was very understanding, but sadly there are no double bedded rooms in the hotel with balconies, having said all this it would not stop me staying here again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

15 min walk, The Yard House, Mainly American Style food but a large selection, plus 1000 different types of beer to sample!!,great food, good atmosphere & good value

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Takaneshi
Business
California
Nov 25, 2014

Great stay

Exceed expectation. Only downside is the location not very close to Waikiki.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
sharkbirds
Business
North Hollywood, CA
Dec 1, 2014

Getaway

We had a very good time! It was very relax and we love the hotel!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Modern Honolulu

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
diego
Business
N/A
Dec 29, 2014

Friendly staff, good location, cool amenities

We got pretty comfortable there. The staff helped us with all questions and issues we had and they even allowed us to take a shower in the SPA (super cool) after we already have done the checkout on the last day of our visit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Hanauma Bay. 30 minutes drive to the east. don't miss it if you like natural beaches

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