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7-minute drive to Waikiki

The Modern Honolulu sits on Ala Wai Harbor, 3 miles (4.8 km) from downtown and a mile (1.6 km) from Waikiki Beach. Pearl Harbor is 10 miles away, and nearby shopping includes Ala Moana Shopping Center, a 4-minute drive, and Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, 6 minutes away.

Spa and outdoor pools

Guests can dine alfresco at The Grove, or order from 24-hour room service. Relaxation is easy with massage treatments at the spa, an onsite fitness center, and 2 outdoor pools, both with beverage service.

Free WiFi, DVD players

Free WiFi is available in all 353 rooms, and entertainment options include DVD players, games consoles, and LCD TVs with full cable access. Bathrooms have oversized, glass-enclosed showers. Guests can request a Keurig® coffeemaker for in-room drinks, and some rooms have views of the harbor or ocean.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, The Modern Honolulu features 2 outdoor pools and 2 poolside bars. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants. This 4.5-star property offers access to a 24-hour business center and 8 meeting rooms.

A computer station is located on site and high-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary. This luxury hotel also offers a nightclub, a rooftop terrace, and spa services. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge, as well as an airport shuttle service.

The Modern Honolulu is a smoke-free property.

  • Luggage storage 
  • Conference center 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 353 
  • Number of floors - 18 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Number of poolside bars - 2 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2 
  • Computer station 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 8 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Nightclub 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Year Built 1964 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Wedding services 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Slippers 
  • Bathtub or shower 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • iPod docking station 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Free newspaper 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Down comforter 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • LCD TV 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 

Where to Eat

Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7 AM and 10 AM.

Morimoto Waikiki - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Passageways - Overlooking the Sunrise Pool, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare.

The Grove - Overlooking the Sunrise Pool, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

24-hour room service is available.

Breakfast

Start your morning with a cooked-to-order breakfast, available each day from 7 AM to 10 AM for a surcharge. You can order a meal from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include 2 outdoor pools and fitness facilities.

The activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 

Spa Services

Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the onsite spa, which has 2 treatment rooms. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Number of treatment rooms 2 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 17 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 75.00 per night.

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet (varies based on length of stay), plus a USD 250.00 deposit
  • 1 per room (up to 25 lb)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

24-hour check-in

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 15 and USD 45 for adults, USD 10 and USD 25 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD TBA per person (roundtrip)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD TBA (roundtrip)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 35 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet deposit: USD 250.00
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet (varies based on length of stay)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 75.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Honolulu Modern
  • Modern Honolulu
  • Modern Hotel
  • Modern Hotel Honolulu
  • The Modern Honolulu Hawaii
  • The Modern Honolulu Hotel Honolulu

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. One child 17 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


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4.4 out of 5
92% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
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Boutique Style with Loud Bar Scene

3 out of 5
by from NY NY
Posted Feb 23, 2017
Pros: Location was good.
Cons: New carpet. Jettison the shutters.
Location: Waikiki is in the shopping hub of the island. Every store and restaurant is nearby.
Stayed in a medium-sized room on the 9th floor with partial ocean view. Mainly a good experiencing, but the indoor-outdoor carpeting was stained and the bar scene by the pool was loud when we were trying to sleep. Also, why are there wooden shutters from the bathroom to the bedroom? They may look interesting, but they let sound, light and odor into the bedroom. Very silly.
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Awesome Oahu Hotel!

5 out of 5
by from Charlotte
Posted Feb 21, 2017
The hotel, staff, experience and room were all amazing! My wife is very particular about the hotels that she stays in, but she was beyond comfortable with our room. I would definitely stay at this hotel again if I'm ever in Oahu. One of my biggest fears was that the pictures online would be accurate, but they were.
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Wonderful Hotel

5 out of 5
by from Naples Florida
Posted Feb 17, 2017
Everything topnotch.Great staff.Would highly recommend
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5 out of 5
by
Posted Feb 12, 2017
Amazing place to stay, great facilities and everything is all very new. The new restaurant - ravish - inside the modern has been open for one month and was my favourite meal in Hawaii. I can't recommend it enough!
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Nice hotel but have to walk to the beach.

4 out of 5
by
Posted Feb 8, 2017
Pros: Staff is friendly.
Cons: Make lobby more appealing.
Location: Location is good . shopping is close.
Does not open at the beach as i expected. have to walk quiet a bit. Lobby seems little bit dull..
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5 out of 5
by
Posted Feb 5, 2017
This is my second time to visited this hotel. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. Good stay! Very clean!
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Dance club noise can be heard above 5th floor

3 out of 5
by from San Francisco
Posted Jan 31, 2017
Pros: Cleanliness, pools, decor, staff.
Cons: Improve the noise buffering in the rooms or shut down the dance club.
Location: At the North end of Waikiki but walking distance (~1.5 miles or less) to most of the popular restaurants and things to do.
The hotel is nice, but unfortunately the dance club music is not buffered enough (even at 5 floors or higher) and can be heard until almost 2am. Sleeping was interrupted on multiple days of our stay due to this as well as the drunk and noisy crowd that spills out of the club upon closing. For a luxury hotel with a dance club I would expect better noise buffering in every single room. The dance club noise is unacceptable and a complete deal-breaker for me. I would not recommend this hotel for an overnight stay for that alone. This is really unfortunate because the staff are helpful and friendly, and the hotel/pools/spa are updated and otherwise very comfortable.
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Nice clean and modern hotel, good food and drinks

5 out of 5
by from Philly
Posted Jan 31, 2017
Pros: Staff, restaurant and bar, pools, and proximity to beach.
Cons: Better communication in advance about the renovations to the pool area and expected noise.
Location: Pool, beach, walk to shops and restaurants.
Staff was friendly and helpful, food and drinks were good and reasonably priced for the area. Room was clean and comfortable. Unfortunately, there was unexpected renovations to the pool for part of the trip but overall a great experience. Two pool options, one for adults only, and a short walk to the beach were all nice options.
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Great hotel, especially for adults

5 out of 5
by from WI
Posted Jan 30, 2017
Pros: Great location (for conference was an easy walk to Conference Center), minutes to the beach, very adult-friendly without a lot of kids running around.
Cons: Cleanliness of the pool.
Location: Walk to beach in minutes, close to shops, other places to eat.
Overall my stay at the Modern Honolulu was amazing. The staff was friendly and professional. The restaurant options were fabulous (especially dinners at Ravish). The room was awesome, though a bit loud on the balcony as it was overlooking busy street. My only complaint was that the main pool did not seem very clean.
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So so

2 out of 5
by from new york ny
Posted Jan 24, 2017
Not comfortable .........no teeth brush no quilt, expensive for this hotel.I would not live this hotel again.
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