The Modern Honolulu Guest Reviews

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  • What beautiful rooms!
    What beautiful rooms! We faced the apartment buildings, but what a beautiful view of the sunset every night and the wharf to greet us in the morning. (14th floor) We had a beautiful view of the ocean from our room. ... More
    Night time was really quiet. Room service was rather expensive. for a basic 3 egg/bacon/toast breakfast for one person. I just popped over to the ABC store across the street and they had an amazing little deli there. The staff were wonderful to us. The rooms are white but with just enough wood accents to make it an elegant room. Very roomy. At night we would sit on the lounge chairs at the pool and just soak in the beauty of the stars and the lights throughout the pool area. During the day the pool area was very quiet and relaxing. Close
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    The Modern is a really cool and hip hotel
    The Modern is a really cool and hip hotel. I love the design of the hotel as well as the rooms. ... More
    Overall I felt the service was quite good from the bell staff, front desk and housekeeping … I highly recommend staying at The Modern if you are visiting Honolulu. Close
  • I travel to Honolulu a lot for work
    I travel to Honolulu a lot for work (tough, I know) and The Modern Honolulu is my favorite place to stay by far. ... More
    It has a great location that's close to the heart of Waikiki, but a bit on the fringes, which means it's easy to hop on the Nimitz Highway and avoid the Waikiki traffic. The staff are amongst the friendliest and helpful I've seen in Hawaii. Truly top notch. I especially like the folks in the Lobby Bar, the front desk, and the valets, who always greet you with a smile. The rooms have a great clean and modern aesthetic (pardon the pun) that doesn't feel dated like so many others in Waikiki. My only criticism is that service at the Sunset Pool is definitely on Hawaii time, so not the best choice if you're really hungry. I've waited 45+ minutes to get food more than a few times, but it is a great space to relax if you're not in a hurry and the staff here are are super friendly as well, even if they can be tough to wave down. Close
  • The Modern is a really cool and hip hotel
    The Modern is a really cool and hip hotel. I love the design of the hotel as well as the rooms. ... More
    Overall I felt the service was quite good from the bell staff, front desk and housekeeping … I highly recommend staying at The Modern if you are visiting Honolulu. Close
  • Best value for money.
    Best value for money. A real pleasure. ... More
    The pool area is amazing and the service is superb. Close
  • I had an awesome stay at the Modern.
    I had an awesome stay at the Modern. I booked this hotel on Priceline via their Bid process. I typically stay in Marriotts or Hyatts. ... More
    I was crossing my fingers as I approached the property and I was pleasantly surprised. The lobby was inviting; checkin was very quick. I had a King room with a great view from the balcony. The room was clean and very spacious. I was able to relax and never heard anything outside of my room. The staff was very friendly and approachable. I definitely recommend this place and will stay here again when in Waikiki. Close
  • This has to be one of the best hotels around.
    This has to be one of the best hotels around.From the moment we entered the reception we were greated by ana exceptional manager called Russell who went out of his way to make our 11 night stay a special one. ... More
    The hotel is spotless and the staff are on hand to make your stay an exceptional one. We originaly booked The Hilton Hawiian but changed it to The Modern as the size of the hotel makes your stay more personal.The pool is a good size with plenty of beds and staff are always on hand with food and drinks whenever you need them.When we needed to book trips the staff were very helpfull and arranged things straight away. The quality off the room We stayed in was better than 5 star with its sea view and location over looking the pool. Checkin was quick which was great after such a long flight and we were able to relax straightaway. So if you are ever staying in Waikiki this is the place to stay ,it has everything you could ever dream of. Close
  • From the moment we arrived
    From the moment we arrived we found the staff very friendly & accommodating. Our room was lovely with partial sea views over the marina. ... More
    Ideally situtated being close to Honolulu for business and Waikiki for play. Short walk to be ach & the bell boys stored my surfboard & gave me good tips of where & when to surf. Overall a very enjoyable stay. The place wasn't too sexy for a couple of fifty year olds. Would recommend it to anyone. Close
  • I just returned from a week at The Modern Honolulu.
    I just returned from a week at The Modern Honolulu. I can honestly say it was one of the nicest hotels, and nicest experiences I've had staying in a hotel, in my life (rivaled only by the W in Westwood, Los Angeles). Modern Honolu lu is a very chic hotel located two hotels down from the Hilton Hawaiian Village. ... More
    The Modern doesn't have its own private beach, but you can walk next door and access the beach very easily. You might not want to very often, though, because the Modern's pool area is fabulous beyond belief. They have a salt water pool, gorgeous chaise lounges and couches and comfy beds, and yummy drinks; there's even an upper level adults-only pool area for folks who don't like the company of children (but there weren't many at the main pool area anyway). The food's pretty good for a poolside bar, too, and there was even live music (soft, romantic) on Sunday evening. The Modern serves free coffee (Kona, of course!) with organic milk every morning from 6:30 to 9:00 a.m. They valet park your car and bring it promptly when you ask for it. The room was on the smallish side, but it was very well appointed with its own balcony, comfy bed, nice desk and TV, safe, good closet, and beautiful bathroom. The room is a little noisy, but Honolulu is a big city so I expected that. The staff people at the Modern are very accommodating: they even bring ice to your room upon request! Room service was great, too. I highly recommend Modern Honolulu. I will definitely be back! :) Close
  • Staying at the Modern Honolulu was a joyous experience.
    Staying at the Modern Honolulu was a joyous experience. Staff were friendly and helpful at the front desk & around the pool day & night. There were many "bits extra" to enhance the experience. ... More
    For instance, the awesome saltwater p ool and fitness center were open 24/7 & that was great for jet-lagged guests. The rooms were beautiful & yes, modern. We loved our roomy balcony, and there really was a good ocean view. We enjoyed eating breakfast by the pool - the Portuguese sweet bread French Toast was my favorite. Wall Street Journals and Honolulu newspapers were available each day, even for late sleepers. The pareo was a nice touch, as a bathrobe would be too hot. Close
  • My stay at The Modern was one of the most wonderful
    My stay at The Modern was one of the most wonderful hotel stays I have had. I have stayed at over 100 hotels in my travels and I must stay The Modern is in my top 3. The Modern is a boutique hotel which I usually avoid because we have young children which are usually not well tolerated by boutique hotels or their guests. ... More
    The Modern is a lovely exception. I saw at least 3 other families during my one night stay and all were welcomed, behaving and not. The rooms are exceptionally comfortable. While the asthetic is modern, it is not a harsh, ultra white kind. There are wonderful creature comforts like soft (cashmere?) ombre throws and brightly colored ukuleles. Some decorators remove all funcational items to make it looked modern, but The Modern gets it right by keeping towel racks and clothes lines while still looking clean and uncluttered. Shower only; no tub. The beds and pillows are just right; not overly firm or soft. The headboard is padded for nice reclining. I could not find any aspect that was worn, or needed touching up. It was clean to perfection. I almost wondered if we had a brand new room. Room service was super fast and hot. The menu included haute cuisine as well as kids items. I have included a photo of the "pleasure package" including useful agave flavored items. The tv channel and movie selection was extensive and varied between kids options, cultural interests and current releases. Check in and out was exceptional. I booked for the wrong day and there was no hassel. My kid wanted the ukulele and the gift shop was closed. No problem, they got it for me while we got our bags. The breakfast in the restaurant was divine. The best cappacino I have ever had. My daughters French Toast was deeply flavorful, not just sweet. They rushed our service because we needed to make time to the airport. I mean, could they have done better? Not at all. OK wait. One thing. We stayed in room 1234 and there was some traffic noise. On the twelth floor it was pretty subdued but on a lower floor it could be annoying. I could hear it on a 4 out of 10 scale. Someone laid on the horn for 8 seconds and that was the exception of not annoying. If you are sensitive to traffic, ask for a high floor or just tell them; all evidence is that they'll stop traffic during your stay to make you comfortable. Close
  • Great romantic getaway
    Staff was very friendly and helpful on check in. The room was modern and upbeat. The rooms have balconys with two chairs and a table. ... More
    We had a partial ocean view that looked over the pool and the Lagoon. The pool is worth the wait. The water is saline versus chlorine treated so is easy on the eyes and swimwear. The attendants apply the cover to the lounge and the bar/restaurant staff are on the spot. The pool deck overlooks the marina and there is a ramp to the lagoon and beach. I plan to return. Close
  • Love love love this hotel
    We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights and just adored it. The hotel staff went out of their way to accommodate us being pregnant the hotel was checked me in early to rest after a long flight. ... More
    The hotel is brand new / modern and incredibly comfortable. The staff are very friendly and helpful. For those who are looking to stay at a boutique modern hotel - I couldn't recommend it more. Close
  • Best hotel ever
    Wow this hotel was the best I have ever stayed at. We were greeted by a receptionist named Travis who had spectacular customer service and it never stopped the entire time we were there. ... More
    I have never stayed at a hotel where even the maids were over the top friendly. Not a single employee walked by without smiling and saying hello. It's crazy what a difference this makes. Great big rooms, with FREE WIFI, nice big beautiful shower. The pool with private beach is amazing. I would fly back to Hawaii just to stay at this hotel. Me and my wife loved it! Highly recommend it to all. Steps to beach and shopping. Great staff. Also has multiple pools and a decent gym. Close
  • DIVINE chic hotel!
    Absolutely LOVED our five nights at the Modern Hotel and did not want to leave! Fantastic location at the start of Waikiki Beach, angerously close to the Ala Moana Shopping Centre and an easy walk to the buzz of Waikiki (shops, restaurants etc) but also nice not to be in the heart of it all as very relaxing. ... More
    Immediately you are greeted with amazing smells when checking in (their signature candles burn 24/7). The staff could not be more helpful, the decor as chic as you could ever imagine and immaculate also. The 2 pools are fantastic - one adults only (brilliant!). The staff extremely attentive but not in a pushy way. The spa is AMAZING and Morimoto (the Japanese restaurant)...well, I am salivating just thinking about it. The nearby Hilton Hawaiian Village have fireworks every Friday night at 7.45pm so a great thing to do is book a table at Morimoto requesting outdoor seating and just sit, eat the amazing food and watch the fireworks. Magic! Our room was stunning, white clean decor and serviced perfectly every day. Free Wi-Fi so I could regularly update friends and family on just how amazing my stay was! Free coffee every morning - a machine in your room even. Perfecto! I really can't rate this hotel highly enough. It is just fabulous! Close
  • Finest Service
    The Modern is a refreshing hotel experience. I understand the interior of this hotel has been redone. It's light and bright and modern. The public areas are very nice. ... More
    The rooms are well appointed and clean. But the best part of The Modern is that from the moment you are met on arrival to the moment you leave, every single instance of service is delightful. Parched at check-in? They bring you a sip of lemonade and a moist face towel. Need a coffee maker? They'll bring you your own pod machine and a selection of coffee and tea. Feeling parched at the end of the day? Turn down service comes with bottled water and a filled ice bucket. Can't get a late check-out? They'll stow your bags and then -- after an afternoon at the pool sipping maitai's -- Spa showers and amenities are available before you leave. All at no extra charge. I don't think I've seen better value for the dollar at another hotel in Hawaii and certainly didn't experience better hotel service! Close
  • MODERN Hotel + Hip = Excellent Customer Service
    Just the perfect hotel. very modern and Hip. E Z check-in, You can request to have your room serviced at any time, have the valet get your car ready, request coffee machine, kettle, iPad, iPod, I mean anything ... More
    .....you can think of to make your stay more enjoyable...Yes Extraordinary service and attention to details . Our room has ocean view it was very nice. Very comfortable bed and well thought out design. I have to say The Modern lives up to my expectation. Pool is very nice too. Not to big but very relaxing. Lot's poolside bed with no kids running around yelling during my stay . Beautiful view over the water. Location is away from Waikiki which I like .. less busy and noisy. There's also ala moana beach and lagoon beach close by and they are less crowded than Waikiki beach. Would definitely want to go back again. Before I forget ... at Nite ! ....Lobby turn to a Bar and Hotel Club is the Best ! ... You don't have to Go anywhere to have drink and Party !!! Close
  • Sharp Service and the best Sushi restaurant in Hawaii
    I doubt I would stay anywhere else in Waikiki. This place has style. As with previous reviews, the staff take the hotel to the next level. Any request was sorted quickly and enthusiastically and nothing was a problem for them. ... More
    The rooms are nicely furnished. Beds are unbelievable and the TV's are huge. There was no kettle in the room but make a phone call and one arrives in 5 minutes with a full selection of herbal teas. Stay high if you can. Room service menu is quite good and reasonably priced. Make an effort to go to Morimoto. It has some of the best sushi and sashimi I have eaten. We also went to the more famous Nobu and it didn't compare to this place. Simply amazing. Accommodation in Waikiki has gotten expensive in the last year with tourism on the rise. You might as well spend a bit more and stay here. Some of the other hotels are looking very tired Close
  • Serene and stylish
    I have traveled all over the world and my stay at this hotel was better than anything I have ever experienced before. The vibe from the lobby to the guest rooms to the pools is so relaxing and the staff was absolutely superb. ... More
    . Everyone was so friendly and went out of their way to make us feel special. The staff was always surprising us with thoughtful extra touches (like ice water and sorbet at the pool and making sure that we knew about the best restaurants and beaches on the island). The bartenders at the study, pool attendants, front desk and valet staff were all wonderful and we were especially impressed with Nataly and Ricardo. I can't recommend this hotel highly enough and hope to return very soon! Close
  • Worth every penny!
    Good: It smelled nice inside the hallways unlike most hotels that tend to smell like feet, lol! The decor presented a very modern chic type atmosphere Bad: N/A Location Tip: Right off the Marina, centrally located where everything is minutes away From the moment you check in, they greet you with lemonade and a cold face towel to prepare you for the awesome treatment your about to receive. ... More
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  • The Modern meets all expectations
    Good: Very modern and chic interior, Location Tip: Walking distance to everywhere in Waikiki We were so happy with our stay at the Modern and would definitely return on our next trip to beautiful Hawaii. The Modern is stylish and cool. ... More
    Not really a family hotel so adults can enjoy a relaxing pool experience. The service of staff was excellent and when I realised I had left some belongings at our previous hotel in Maui the Modern sorted it out straight away. We look forward to staying at the Modern in the future. Close
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    Wanted to have a nice surprise
    Wanted to have a nice surprise celebration for my wife's birthday so I flew us in from Michigan. I did a little research to find an awesome place that was suitable for us. ... More
    The Modern Honolulu delivered. Awesome view, chic atmosphere, great food & drinks (try the Coconut mojito-signature drink, thanks Geoff & Jacie!!!) This in now my place to stay when visiting Waikiki, hands down! Close
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    The most fantastic hotel and time
    The most fantastic hotel and time I've ever spent away from home. I would rate the Moderm Honolulu higher if this scale acoomodated it! My girlfriend and I were here from 29th May 2013 to the 10th June 2013. ... More
    The staff are ALL amazing, polite, courteous, helpful, and grateful. During our stay the adult pool was set up with a movie screen and they showed The Goonies, with free popcorn, and cheap beers. We had a fantastic time daily lazing around the pools with full bar access. Minimal children, location, styling, atmosphere, aimed at young mature adults with a finer appreciation of their surroundings and comforts the Modern Honolulu has marked itself as a hotel we would be fortunate to one day stay in again. I cannot say enough about how wonderful our time in the Modern was. Thankyou to all the staff and we hope to one day see you all again! My only criticism was we feel terrible we cannot be back sooner especially with all the Facebook updates teasing us !! Close
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    The Modern is a really cool and hip hotel.
    The Modern is a really cool and hip hotel. I love the design of the hotel as well as the rooms. ... More
    Overall I felt the service was quite good from the bell staff, front desk and housekeeping … I highly recommend staying at The Modern if you are visiting Honolulu. Close
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    Walking into the Modern
    Walking into the Modern I felt like I was walking into a night club. ... More
    Big white walls and lush seating makes for a great lobby lounge area. My room had a courtesy Ukulele, so cool … Great spot. Adam W. Close
  • The Modern Honolulu
    We have recently returned from a superb 8 nights at this hotel. We were concerned that having stayed the last two times at the Royal Hawaiian we might be a little disappointed to be staying here, but to the contrary. ... More
    We really liked the simple modern and fresh feel to the place ( a blend of tropical, Cape Cod and a little bit of Las Vegas sophistication), the location by the marina and so 20 mins from the hustle and bustle around the Royal Hawaiian area and the extra little touches (like the fitted covers over the pool loungers!) A great pool area and just the best for relaxing. Helpful and friendly staff. We will go back and can certainly recommend. Close
  • One of the Best Hotels Ever!
    This was an outstanding experience from the moment we arrived. The rooms were clean, the views from the balcony were amazing! ... More
    The staff was first class and friendly. The pool areas are quite and relaxing. No fussy children or loud music. Chef Morimoto's Restaurant was an incredible, epicurean delightful meal. The Modern Honolulu It is a great spot in Waikiki if you are looking for a relaxing, intimate experience, Alex, Mitchell, Frankie and Sarah top the list in customer service. 5 stars! Close
  • Gorgeous
    As its name implies, this hotel is contemporary and cool. We stayed in a suite on the 15th floor - the decor, amenities and view were fabulous. ... More
    We enjoyed everything about this hotel. It's small by Waikiki standards and this made it seem intimate and relaxed. The restaurants are great - healthy, well presented food and fabulous cocktails. And service was fantastic too. It is a short stroll the beach and overlooks the harbour - but this added to the relaxed feeling of the hotel as you were far enough away from the crowds. It's not cheap - but as they say - you get what you pay for. The only fault was that the sofa bed was not comfortable at all to sleep on - a mattress topper would not go astray. Other than that, we rate it highly and would stay there again in a heartbeat! Close
  • By far the BEST place I’ve ever stayed!
    My husband and I stayed at The Modern for our honeymoon and we couldn't have picked a better place! The service was impeccable from start to finish and the food was amazing! ... More
    If every company treated their customers like The Modern the world would be a happier place. The concierge service was most impressive even before we arrived, Thanks to Yuak Kondo for helping making our honeymoon such a wonderful experience and definitely the trip we will always remember. You can't go wrong at The Modern, they have it all even in a ocean view room we felt like royalty. By far the best place I've ever stayed and would go back again in a heartbeat! Close
  • Great design, amazing service
    My husband and I recently stayed at The Modern while on our honeymoon in Hawaii. We couldn't have been happier! ... More
    The hotel is clean, comfortable, modern, well-designed, and in a great location right off the beach. We enjoyed delicious drinks in the bar at night and poolside in the afternoon. We had a lovely breakfast poolside, and lunch at Morimoto, which was delicious. All the spaces in the hotel are bright, breezy, comfortable and luxurious. Our room was very well-appointed with a comfortable bed and bracing shower. We had a generous balcony with a partial view of the ocean. The service was impeccable and the staff was very friendly. From the moment we booked we were helped with our travel plans. The chief concierge contacted us to ask us our preferences and assist with any special requests to help make our honeymoon special. On the way out of NY, our flight was cancelled and we had to rebook for the next day. The staff at The Modern rescheduled all our reservations and did not charge us for our missed night. My facial and massage at the spa were wonderful and the spa was luxurious, bright and relaxing. Highly recommended! Close
  • Truly a luxury hotel experience
    Pros: the rooms, the facilities, the view, the staff. ... More
    Cons: nothing, it was awesome.. Location: was PERFECT for the fourth of July fireworks show. we ate dinner on our lanai, watching the fireworks show. Close
  • Exceeded Expectations
    Pros: Location, Style, Great service! Location: Away from crowds but close to everything. Location was great; could easily walk to the beach and shopping centres and with bus and trolley stops right outside. ... More
    Not too crowded. No request was too difficult for the friendly and helpful staff. Modern refurbishment is very nice. No tea/coffee facilities in the room but complimentary tea/coffee in the lobby and a kettle and mugs were supplied on request. Loved that you could use the privacy screen without having to close the curtains. Room was exactly as advertised; partial ocean view, but the great view exceeded expectations. (We were on the pool side of the hotel) Close
  • Wished we could have stayed longer!
    From check in to check out the next morning we were looked after. From check in to check out the next morning we were looked after. ... More
    We cancelled our original dinner plans to dine onsite after seeing the options, cancelled our afternoon walk so we could hang out at the gorgeous pool (bob under and listen to the music) and slept our last night of our honeymoon well in a comfy bed and well appointed room. Honestly, if it were in my power, I's have stayed another day, and will definitely stay again on our next visit to Hawai'i. Excellent. Close
  • Cool calm oasis right in the middle of everything!
    This hotel is just perfect. Seriously. This hotel is just perfect. Seriously. I want to just buy a room and live there. ... More
    It is perfectly centrally located to everything in Waikiki and Honolulu, yet you feel separated and like you are "away" from the hub-bub when you walk through the door. There is a causeway right down to the beach walking promenade and other stuff. You truly get a spectacular view from your room. The rooms are calming, clean and comfortable. The pools are sublime, excellent lounge music, impeccably decorated, the cocktail and food menu are great, they even sell Comme des Garcons perfumes in the gift shop! 24-hour pancake house/coffee shop is 1 block away. Seriously, can I just move in??? Close
  • Perfection
    I stayed here for 4 days last week with 2 girlfriends and haven't stopped talking about it since. ... More
  • Fabulous hotel!
    I have stayed in many hotels around the world and just loved The Modern. I have stayed in many hotels around the world and just loved The Modern. ... More
    The service was outstanding, the rooms beautifully appointed, was fresh and boutiquey. The Japanese Fusion restaurant had the most gorgeous food. We also ate breakfast and lunch in the pool area and everything we ate was superb. I will be recommending The Modern to everyone and we will definately be back. Close
  • Stay here for work or play!
    I've stayed at The Modern at least 6 times and they never disappoint. I've stayed at The Modern at least 6 times and they never disappoint. ... More
    While for some the location might be too quiet on Waikiki (near Ala Moana Park) it is perfect for me as I don't want to be in the thick of tourism. The staff is very friendly and they never fail to recognize me when I pull up...how do they do that? They certainly make me feel pretty darn special. The rooms are really nice and "Modern" and the bathrooms spacious with lots of room for toiletries. They have iPod/iPhone docks, big screen TV's and fridges and will bring you a microwave or Keurig coffee maker upon request (and availability). All the rooms have balconies, so that is great. The beach is just a very short walk away two doors down at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. I often see "Hawaii Five-O" filming there. The pools are great - one for adults only...and the food and drink service out by the pool is very attentive. The room service is a little pricey but excellent in quality. They also have a cool bar right through the lobby. Morimoto's restaurant is also on property. Honestly, this is my favorite hotel in Honolulu and I don't think I'll ever stay anywhere else! Close
  • A highly recommended hotel experience.
    Prime location for a relaxed experience slightly removed from the hustle of Waikiki. ... More
    We loved the great modern and contemporary touches to the hotel decor, layout and facilities Close
  • Great location in Waikiki
    Pros: Location, size, spa, service Location: Away from crowds but close to everything. ... More
    Love the location and the scale of this hotel! It's just on the edge of Waikiki, so you're close to everything but don't have to go into the belly of the beast unless you want to. It's a short walk to amazing shopping, the beach and larger resorts. There are 17 floors - enough to justify having a good restaurant & a nice spa on-property but you don't get lost heading back to your room. The pool area is great, with comfy chaises and a spacious, wi-fi enabled lanai with banquettes and tables where you can escape the sun for a while. I booked a partial-ocean view room, and asked to be moved because there really was no ocean view at all. The staff was accommodating and moved me to another room (with only a sliver of ocean view, but at least they tried). Close
  • Relax, Relax, Relax
    Pros: Relaxed atmosphere, young polite staff, and only short walk to the beach and local shopping. Cons: Not having the time to enjoy the hotels beautiful restaurant. ... More
    Location: I found the location perfect. Central to the business district, and the main shopping and eateries. And when you can see the water, thats a plus. From the cool reception with the revolving bookshelf to the great hotel room, a definite vibe was set, relaxation. The young, polite staff added to the experience, eager to assist when required. Our stay was way too short to experience the hotel to its fullest. Close
  • Honolulu Surprise
    We booked the Modern on a friends recommendation. We knew the location would be great for us but were not prepared for the stylish, comfortable hotel it turned out to be. ... More
    It is a boutique hotel (although quite large) with all of the character, personal service and features that you might associate with a first class boutique hotel. We especially enjoyed the quality of our ocean side room, the pool setting and the fine dining at Morimoto Restaurant. The staff are young, fresh, cheerful and professional. We would recommend it to friends without reservation. Close
  • What a great getaway!
    I wanted to take the time to express my appreciation for this beautiful boutique hotel in Waikiki. Because of the demanding schedule of working in the entertainment industry in Hollywood, I don't get many opportunities to travel for leisure. On my last ten-day break from filming, I was able to take four nights and head back out to Hawaii with my boyfriend to visit the Modern Honolulu for my third visit this year. This hotel really rocks. I hate to sound a bit snobby, but it seems like the only updated and modern hotel on the island. ... More
    Most other properties look tired and dated as if they are still stuck in the eighties, probably when most of them were built, but not The Modern. Maybe it is the design DNA that Ian Schrager infused into the property. Whatever the reason, they really got it right. The two pool decks is where I spent most of my day. Jenny Coronas and Sara Lester did an exceptional job of making sure the service standards were exceptional. I noticed the ice in my water never actually melted because the server was constantly refilling it and taking care of me. The tuna poke is the best I have ever had. Looking for a more upscale place to dine? Don’t worry, Morimoto (iron chef) has a restaurant and patio where we watched fireworks on Friday night. For cocktails, The Study has a great list of special concoctions and a friendly staff to offer suggestions (I can never make up my mind with so many good choices). And if you are the type that likes a scene, look no further than Addiction nightclub located inside the hotel. The quality of service their staff delivered was in line with any club I've been to in New York or LA. A one-stop shop for the best of daytime activities as well as high energy for the nighttime, The Modern Honolulu is the perfect and serene escape from the daily Hollywood grind. I can't wait to go back! Close
  • Nice rooms, great service, unbelievable pool!
    We stayed at the Modern both at the start of our Hawaiian trip and at the end. The first stay was so enjoyable it set the tone of our trip. The service was excellent from the front office through to the pool. ... More
    The rooms were well presented and very stylish. The pool was one of the best we have been in and the poolside service was excellent. The second stay was on our last night in Honolulu and was just as good; albeit tarnished with some poor service at 'The Study' that night. That said, when I provided this feedback via a survey after we came back, I was contacted directly by Hotel Management to find out more about my complaint and the follow up that was done was excellent. I would very much recommend to anyone to stay at the Modern as it will be a great experience and one that will keep you wanting to go back. Close
  • CHIC HOTEL
    ALL THE EXTRAS THAT WERE INCLUDED. THE WATERS IN THE ROOM, THE COFFEE IN THE LOBBY IN THE MORNINGS, FREE PAPERS, EVEN BROUGHT UP A KEURIG COFFEE MAKER. ... More
    Cons: NOTHING Location: LOCATION WAS SUPERB. RIGHT ON THE BEAUTIFUL BEACH WE ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS HOTEL. STAFF WENT ABOVE & BEYOND IN ANYTHING WE WANTED. WE'VE BEEN IN A LOT OF HOTELS IN OUR TRAVELS & THIS WAS ONE OF THE BETTER ONES WE'VE BEEN TO. ALL THE EXTRAS THAT ARE INCLUDED IN YOUR STAY IS FANTASTIC. LOVE LOVE LOVED THIS PLACE. Close
  • Second Time Was Even Better!!
    This was our second stay at this beautiful property. We stayed there for nine "unforgettable/magnificent" nights in June of this year (for my birthday) and I could not have asked for a better birthday present from my husband. ... More
    The "personalized" service that we encountered from the whole "Modern" team once again far exceeded our expectations. We will definitely be back for a third time . . . very soon. CAN'T WAIT!! Close
  • Awesome hotel worth exploring
    One night and wish we had more! This was an awesome hotel in a great location! Convenient to shopping and beach. ... More
    The view from our ocean view suite was lovely. The spa and fitness center were really nice. The atmosphere was relaxing but still felt like Hawaii. The staff was very accommodating, friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend a stay at this refreshingly modern hotel! Will definitely build in more nights on our next visit to Hawaii. Close
  • Can’t wait to go back!
    Pros: Everything!!! ... More
    Location: Ala Moana Shopping Center is outstanding I loved everything about the modern. It's such a gorgeous hotel and the staff is outstanding. Everyone was super friendly and helpful. The room was really nice and it's worth it to pay for the ocean view. The hotel food is great. Love the bar staff at both pools. Morimoto's the perfect restaurant for this hotel. Close
  • Contemporary, outstanding, modern hotel
    I recently stayed at this hotel with my Mother for six nights and we both found it to be friendly, the staff were very attentive and nothing was too much trouble. On arrival, we were given a small drink and a towel to freshen up. Our room overlooked the front of the hotel with a slight view of the Marina. The room was modern, minimalistic, clean and had all the facilities one would require. ... More
    The bed was very comfortable and the linen was crisp and white. Everything worked in the room which is a surprise these days. We were celebrating my Mother's Birthday during our stay and one evening there was a knock at our door and a member of staff was standing there with a chocolate cupcake with a candle in it. This made my Mother's Day and was a very nice gesture which made my Mother feel special. The pool area is amazing, both pools are fairly small but big enough for a quick dip. The sunbeds are comfortable and the staff are very accommodating. The bar pool staff are always on hand and are very attentive. All in all we had the most amazing time at The Modern Honolulu and would definitely make a return visit. Close
  • Good location for a great price
    The Modern is not right on the beach, it's next to the Harbor, however, it is at most 5 minutes to walk to the beach. ... More
    If you don't mind walking my husband and I did not need a car for the entire long weekend. If you're planning to stay just in the beach area you will be just fine at this location. The pools were both fantastic. The room was spacious and comfortable. The staff exceptional. Close
  • Hawaiian chic. Pop into their gift shop
    One of the most well designed hotels I've ever been to. Hawaiian chic. Pop into their gift shop - cool selection of shades + swim trunks. ... More