The Modern Honolulu Guest Reviews

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  • Best Hotel Ever
    The Modern Honolulu is the best hotel I have ever stayed at. ... More
    It is more comfortable than the big chains next door. The whole place is decorated with casual, sleek modern décor, beautiful & so clean. The beach is right out front, but the pools are secluded and private. We ate at the Modern for almost every meal. Multiple restaurants. It is hands down the most amazing food I have eaten throughout a week in my entire life. The people are really, really friendly without the ridiculously, pretentious vibe I get at some of the other top hotels we have stayed at. I used Friends with Benefits and I had charged to my room all our food and a shirt from the gift shop and when I checked out they really did take over 0 off my bill! Undoubtedly the best hotel on Waikiki beach, probably the best hotel in Hawaii. Close
  • Great Hotel
    Enjoyed a wonderful stay at this very modern and clean hotel. Close enough to everything. ... More
    Remember to sign up for "Friends with Benefits" to get extra value and bonus $$ to spend at the hotel. Great pool. Hotel staff extremely friendly and helpful. Close
  • Can't wait to come back
    My husband and I stayed at the Modern Honolulu for my Birthday and a early 4th Wedding Anniversary celebration. Our stay was amazing from the moment we stepped out of our taxi from the airport. ... More
    After arriving on an early morning flight, we checked in and waited for our room to be ready (which only took 45 mins) by the pool. The rooms are spacious, bright and clean. There are renovations happening on the higher floors and we were told there may be some noise, but we didn't hear a thing from our room on the 16th floor. We originally tried to book a partial ocean view room but city view rooms were the only rooms available. Our city view room also had ocean views and sunset views though, so we got the best of both worlds! As the hotel knew we were celebrating, complimentary sparkling wine and a delicious chocolate with coffee frosting cupcake and a birthday card were delivered to the room. Little touches just make the experience special and memorable. The sunrise pool was fantastic. Wonderful, relaxing atmosphere with music and a food and beverage service. While it did get busy at times, pool chairs were always available any time of the day while we were there, however some guests did put their belongings on the chairs with the umbrellas to reserve them early on in the day. Reserving a day bed for the day is worth it (minimum 0 spend or 0 for us as it was part of the friends with benefits program) just to have a day of complete relaxation and be able to come and go as you please, or just stay from sunrise to sunset like we did. All pool and restaurant staff were friendly and helpful, but Erin in particular looked after us so well. Hotel location is also great with the Modern close to Ala Moana Shopping Centre and a short walk to Waikiki Beach. I strongly recommend the Lomi Lomi Massage at the Spa (Eddie was brilliant) and the morning yoga by the sunset adults only pool; relaxing ways to start your day in paradise! We will definitely be back! Close
  • Best honeymoon
    Me and my wife switched hotels last minute and lucked out!!!! These people took care of us in every detail. ... More
    They made us a friends with benefits member and gave us all the perks!!!! Are room was amazing and the fireworks on Friday night are must see!!!! We will return too this place!!! Service was outstanding!!! 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Perfection
    I stayed here for 4 days last week with 2 girlfriends and haven't stopped talking about it since. ... More
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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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
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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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    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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    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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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
  • 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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