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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
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

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

The Modern Honolulu
1775 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States


Noisy demonstration at The Modern today

What a racket at The Modern Honolulu today. About 20+ people with a loud hailer standing around the pool amongst the guests, yelling about their rights. Scary stuff! The Hotel say they cant do anything. Find that hard to believe. So much for a relaxing break. C’mon Modern...get your act together!

Worst Vacation ever!

Weekly protests since December. Was I informed of this when I booked here? Of course not. owners/ guests should be informed of the dispute/disturbance which takes place for many hours poolside while you are trying to relax. Chanting, bull horns, etc. as early as 6:30 AM. I WOULD NEVER HAVE BOOKED MY VACATION HERE HAD I KNOWN. Management will tell you that they have no idea when they are coming. A flat out lie. They come every Monday and Friday and they know that. No business charging as much as they do. Stains on lampshades, stains on carpet, stains/rips on cushions, bed sits way too low on wooden platforms with sharp corners that you will beat your ankles up on, dark, cold, creepy hallways, air conditioning in the rooms that blows directly onto your bed- freeze all night long as all you get is a sheet and a very thin blanket. Some rooms come with a refrigerator -some don't. Make sure your request one. No privacy between the bedroom/bathroom as an it's just a panel of movable slats/shutters between them. Ants in the bathroom. No ice bucket/access to ice other than through room service and of course they expect a tip every time, micro sized garbage can with no garbage bag so you can't even set your garbage in the hallway. As housekeeping comes only every third night, the garbage in your room accumulates quickly. One of the two pools in serious need of repair with the tile peeling/ littering the sand outside of the pool. Most of the poolside loungers are ripped/stained.

Not 5 Star - Looking Tired
Fannie C

This will be our last stay at this property. It was acquired by Diamond Resorts and is being converted into timeshares. Our first room, 322, was right above the club which goes until 3 am. You can hear everything in the room. No one can sleep thru that. At 12:30am we finally asked to change rooms as no one was sleeping. We were given another room on the other side. Wow these rooms are tired. Delaminated mirror in bathroom, scuffs and paint chips on walls and thin cheap bedding. The service levels in the restaurant and pool side has dropped considerably. I would recommend staying at the Prince Hotel across the street where all rooms are ocean view and 5 star service. A hui ho Modern!