The Modern Honolulu
What We Love
- If the Apple Store were a hotel, this might be what it would look like
- At the Sunset Pool, choose from longues in the pool, a day bed, a hammock or a carpet on the sand strewn with throw pillows
- Surf's up! There’s a sweet surf break in front of the hotel for a morning session with the locals
What To Know
- There are two pools, an intimate upper deck pool and larger lower deck pool, and beach access is a 90-second walk
- Water views include the boat harbor right in front of the hotel
- Cityscape Rooms can pick up some street noise
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With a stay at The Modern Honolulu in Honolulu (Waikiki), you’ll be minutes from Ala Wai Yacht Harbor and close to University of Hawaii at Manoa. This 4.5-star hotel is close to Aloha Tower and Diamond Head.
Make yourself at home in one of the 353 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and LCD televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers.
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers body treatments and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools, a nightclub, and a fitness center. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 3 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 poolside bars.
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center and meeting rooms.
How to Get There
This resort is without any reservations one of my all time favorites. I was military which took me to quite a number of places around the world, which has afforded me the opportunity to have a number of lodging to compare. My criteria are based on several factors, cleanliness, staff service, food, location and price. So here are my personal experiences.
Cleanliness-Being raised by a grandmother who was a lifelong maid our home standards are pretty high. I would rate this hotel one of my all time favorites in this department. My grandmother would agree.
Staff Service-This department goes a long way when I consider the amount of my money for services ratio. From talking with one of the employees this location is highly sought after because of the pay, benefits and working environment. Which translates into happy workers equals happier customers. I observed managers walking around constantly smiling and checking in with their employees. Great job, mr. Maurice and Jensen(best wishes on your wedding). The folks I came in contact with loved their jobs and customer service was second to none.
Food-Was a perfect compliment to the ambiance or was it the ambiance that complimented the food. Either way my the chef’s attention to detail was made me feel so appreciated. A true gourmet experience.
Location-location,location location! Beach!, Waikiki shopping!, the largest outdoor mall in the USA within walking distance, fireworks on Friday, beautiful city park for jogging within a few blocks. Perfectly located on the edge of Waikiki, not in the middle of the traffic.
Price- money well spent!!!
I would recommend this hotel to my family and friends. I will be returning to create more wonderful memories.
This is an upscale hotel. Conveniently located to downtown shopping, eateries, and the beach. Staff friendly. Well maintained. Had a porch area with a nice view. Restaurant, bar, and two pools, one for adults only.
The Modern is walking distance to Ala Moana Shopping Mall and the rest of Waikiki. It is next to a parking station on one side and Hertz rent a Car and Alamo rent a Car on the other.. The hotel does have valet parking but I found the parking station more convenient.
Staff are friendly and very helpful without being "full in your face" with their service. Rooms were great and painted mostly white as were some of the staff. Only negative was the people trying to sell us time shares after leaving messages about us having a package downstairs addressed to us.
We booked a suite on the top floor ; room was excellent,clean and very comfortable . Cannot comment on noise from other reviews but our room was ok - the hotel facilities are very good too . This Hotel is located just between the al mona shopping centre ( excellent shops and restaurants)and the heart of Waikiki ( shopping , restaurants) but with several restaurants and a convenience store close by . The beach is 5 -10 min walk and not as crowded as Waikiki beach but is within 20-25 mins walk to experience the famous location. For these reasons we would stay again - great location just off the main drag with great facilities .
The main downside which can be and should be avoided are the “concierge” team . They are there to only sell the diamond group and a talk to sell this , offering discounts to tempt attending a 2 hour talk - when on vacation this is not required and the Hotel actually sells itself without this .
Dreadful practice but ignore this and 5 stars but 2 star if included. For this reason 4 star review.
Due to a scheduling glitch, reservations made in three parts for two rooms. 2/1-2/6, 2/6-2/7, and 2/7-2/10. Immediately upon check-in confirmed with front desk they had all three reservations and that we wanted to stay in one room. Reservations combined - told, “no problem”. On 2/6/19 during the middle of a conference, I was telephoned and told I had to immediately return to the hotel - collect my belongings and “get out”. Even when showing the front desk personnel documents and speaking with the manager - was told repetitively...”we have no rooms, you have to get out and get out now.” I would not have any issue with the mix up with the reservations but to be told to “get out, get out now, you can come back tomorrow after 3:00” well that’s not how I ever want to be talked to or treated, nor would I want anyone else to experience the same. Please note, the hotel did confirm our reservations on line and in person, took our money when reservations made (all three) and granted I did get a refund for all nights not used. But again, I had to be on hold for 25 minutes just to cancel the 2/7-2/10 reservation after luckily securing another hotel at an exorbitant increased in nightly costs. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone just for the simple reason there was no need to speak to me or my co-workers in the manner in which we were. Additionally, during our short stay- we attempted to play a board game at the pool along side a woman and her grand-daughter playing Skip-Bo. The bartender/waiter told us we had to put our “games of chance” away as they are not permitted on the property. What????? Again, how the personnel at this hotel speaks to people/treats people is not something anyone should be subjected to. Avoid this hotel at all costs!