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
Big hotel, good location, perfect cleanliness, fast check-in process, good choice.
Anyway, our room was adapted for disabled people, nothing against that but it is strange to stay there and, maybe, that type of room should be ready for elderly people or any other person with special needs.
Special mention for the guys at the Concierge desk, supposed to be there to help and orientate but trying only to sell us excursions (even on the eve of tropical storm Olivia), not a nice experience. More salesmen than advisers.
My husband and I were visiting on our mini-moon, and we really loved the hotel. The room was great, we loved the view from the patio, and we were overall thrilled with the experience.
The ONE complaint that I had was the speed of house-cleaning. When we arrived back to the hotel from a 8-hour hike, dirty and exhausted, I stopped by the desk to ask for fresh towels. We had already used ours. 45 minutes later, still no towels. I ended up having to call house-keeping THREE times to finally get them up there.
I realize that they have other guests, but waiting an hour for towels when we were sweaty and covered in mud was a little excessive.
unusual stay - were snared by a guy dressed like an extra from Below Deck who offered half price tours as long as we spent 3 hours at a party event for Diamond resorts, a time share company. told him no and he wasn't happy. ( Diamond Resorts are the new owners of this hotel ) Also confusion over booking. We paid for a suite but got normal room instead. cleared up confusion and was upgraded to the room we had purchased. We had booked on the hotels own website. Thank you Sonny, excellent guest experience. Poolside and restaurant staff were out-standing, the Study barman wasn't, front desk best avoided at all costs.(super-slow) Good location, bars and restaurants handy, Alamoana close by. The strip a $10 taxi ride or 15 minute walk down the beach away. All-in-all good stay but in fairness some issues as well.
Great Hotel. Good facilities. Each room has balcony. Lovely outdoor pool and Bar area. Great meals and excellent coffee. Able to book tours thru concierge which was very helpful. Easy to get taxi to airport. Also good restaurants near by.
Stayed for 5 x nights on a combination of both business and pleasure.
Quite frankly after having been to Honolulu on 3-4 occasions, I believe there are far better “value for money” options..
Checking in took an absolute age....
Breakfast is all a la carte and took up to an hour each time !.... a far better option is to head across the road to the Harbor Pub for a breakfast.... fast, friendly service and heaps heaps cheaper !
On 2 occasions, hotel amenities like the pool were “closed” for private functions.... this was at 3pm .... peak usage time I’d imagine !
Oh.... can’t forget the night club below the hotel and pumps out heavy bass music on a Thurs / Friday ( and I’d suspect Sat as well) night... on the 7th floor it was still very loud..
All up, couldn’t recommend the hotel....