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Very Good 4334 Reviews
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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


4.5 Very Good 4334 Reviews
Nightclub in hotel - AVOID this place at all cost!
Reviewed 2 days ago

We checked in on Saturday along with some friends, both staying 1 night while transiting home. We were on level 3, friends were on level 6. The hotel is nice and still looks modern and comfortable. However do not be FOOLED, the ground floor of the hotel turns into a night club full of very young people with a DJ till 3.30am which we did not know! From 10.30pm the base from the music travelled up through the building and it was unbelievably noisy and unable to sleep. This affected both our levels. After complaining twice and finally walking to reception to complain, we were moved to a higher level. I cannot believe more people haven’t complained in their reviews about this as it was the worst night in a hotel I have ever had. The glass and walls were vibrating so bad!
In addition to this, the young party goers book rooms in the hotel and continue on drinking, mailing noise and screaming well after the nightclub closed at 3.30am.
Do NOT stay at this place if you want to sleep!

Reviewed 3 days ago

Me and my best friends went here for lunch and had Rebeccah serve us. She was so accommodating and an amazing worker, couldn’t rate the service any higher, she’s amazing and made us want to come back every day. The food was also great! Thank you so much for all your help and lovely nature! ☺️☺️

Mixed experience
Reviewed 3 days ago

I’m a great believer that the true nature of an organisations customer service is only proved when they are challenged. I’m sat here next to the family swimming pool, 16:40, waiting for a management response to an issue I raised at 10:30 this morning and chased up twice. The issue .... TMH management felt it appropriate to allow a photo shoot at the family pool this morning which effectively kept paying guests out of the pool and made it awkward for those guests wanting to move around freely. I find it amazing that an organisation would prevent paying guests from using the facilities they paid for, in lieu of generating additional income. The fact that TMH feel it does not warrant a response, probably as we are leaving today, is pretty arrogant and representative of a “we have you here, so meh” attitude. So if you are happy to roll with what TMH deem as acceptable without challenge, this is the hotel for you.

Very overpriced & expensive mall
Reviewed 3 days ago

This mall was very disappointing and is truely geared for the wealthy Japanese and Chinese. A few years ago it was geared for everyone. I suggest if you want some good quality shopping at reasonable prices then go to the mall at Pearl Ridge. I realise this is Waikiki and all things are more expensive but seriously markups of 3. - 400 percent!!
Even Waikele outlet shops are also geared fir the Asians and certainly the prices have increased considerably and would not bother shopping there either. They say that they are giving you 75 percent off when in actual fact the prices were over the top to begin with. Stick to shopping in your own country.

Fantastic Stay
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Modern Hotel has everything needed for a fantastic vacation centrally located to shops and Waikiki. The nightlife and entertainment there is second to none you will find. Their nightly themes will keep you occupied. The bar is nice and friendly and the atmosphere a delight. A wonderful boutique hotel that will not disappoint. Room modern, clean with everything you need. Food was great. We look forward to our next trip there.