The Modern Honolulu in Honolulu, HI

1775 Al Moana BlvdHonolulu, HI 96815
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The Modern Honolulu is redefining hospitality! Accommodations are sleek and minimalistic in design, and guests will enjoy luxurious linens, marble spa bathrooms, large-scale windows, and high-tech appliances. The resort has multiple onsite restaurants, two pools, a 24-hour fitness center, a business center, and many other amenities to make your stay an experience in itself!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Honolulu Travel Experts
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • The resort fee is $40.18 USD.
  • WiFi is included in the resort fee.
  • There is an onsite restaurant & bar.
  • Valet parking is available for $35 per day, per car.
  • Nearby attractions: Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon, and more!

Property Amenities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Elevator
  • Express Checkout
  • Gift Shop
  • Handicapped Access
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Restaurant on Property
  • Internet Access in Public Areas (free)
  • Health Spa/Massage
  • Security Guard
  • Valet Parking
  • Concierge Services
  • Parking (surcharge)
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Poolside Bar
  • Nightclub
  • Complimentary Newspapers
  • Smoke-free Property
  • Fitness Facilities (24 Hours)
  • Beach/pool sun loungers
  • Beach/pool towels
  • Beach/pool umbrellas
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from The Modern Honolulu
Check-In: 4:00pm Check-Out: 10:00am
Welcome to the Waikiki resort hotel – redefined.

THE MODERN HONOLULU doesn’t resemble other Waikiki beach hotels, or even other Waikiki luxury hotels. Our design, extending to every room and suite, is a study in white, in sleek minimalism – a tableau that magnifies your views of the Pacific, the Waikiki skyline, the yacht harbor or our lush resort grounds, depending on your desire. The feel is organic luxury, as refined as it is relaxed: Natural light and the outside world filter in as you wish via gauzy fabric and teak louvers that slide over large-scale windows (many of our accommodations also feature private terraces). Varied woods and Terrazzo marble spa bathrooms complement the palette of whites, which washes over everything from lounge-like settees to upholstered headboards on beds blanketed in imported premium linens, offset by color-saturated iconic images of the Pacific. Every element is custom-designed for THE MODERN HONOLULU, making it one of the best hotels in Honolulu.

All that’s left to do is make it yours. Which accommodation at THE MODERN HONOLULU is your custom-fit: a guest room glimpsing the city and the ocean? A studio or one-bedroom suite that invites an entourage? Perhaps our ultimate indulgence – THE MODERN HONOLULU Penthouse Suite – where anything is possible? Let us spoil you with our details, personalized service and an unmatched set of amenities – uncommon among Waikiki hotels.

Note:To introduce a new product line to enhance your future stay, The Modern Honolulu will be undergoing room design renovations and upgrades starting January 3, 2020 through December 31, 2020. During the renovation, construction will be isolated by floors to reduce noise. We expect minimal impact to our guests and their experience at The Modern Honolulu.

Renovation Updates: The STUDY is now closed for renovation. The renovation will take approximately 1 month. According to our contractors this should be completed early April. During this closing, we have opened the bar at the Sunset Pool with live music from 8:00pm to
10:30pm nightly.
Lobby area:
Due to the renovation of The Study and the lobby, there are temporary walls up and lobby space is very limited.
Guest rooms: Guest room renovations are now planned to start in April 2020.
*Please note that renovation schedule may change.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
"Please read RECENT reviews!"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed June 25, 2020
I'm a Hawaii resident and have stayed here a few times before. Pre 2017 this hotel was awesome, hip, and the place to be! Ever since the new timeshare company has taken it over it has gone soooo downhill. If tripadvisor based the rating off reviews the past couple of years they would have 2/5, not 4.5/5. Not to mention they are trying to cut ties with the union so there are constantly protesters at the pool area. Do yourself a favor and sort reviews and pictures by recent! And do not stay here. The new hotels that have taken over as the "hip" spots are surfjack, laylow, or queen kapiolani.
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San Francisco, California
"Sad. In decline."
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed June 16, 2020
Poor experience across the board. New owners are a time share company. It's sad to see what has happened to this property. A night and day difference from our stay in 2014. Go elsewhere to experience hospitality because you won't find it here.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
"Disappointed. Mid-Range Boutique. Good for Young Party Trip, not Family"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed April 12, 2020
I'm rarely disappointed, and The Modern Honolulu is "almost there" in so many ways as a trendy boutique hotel, but in so many ways it fell short and repeatedly frustrated our stay. Negatives that frustrated us: 1. No room service. 2. No mini-fridge in room. 3. No bottle-opener in room. (Front desk first advised me to bring my beer bottle to the lobby bartender) 4. Room not cleaned after 1st night; bed still a mess. Upon calling Reception, was told housekeeping had left for day. 5. Noisy outside. Even from high up safely in our room, the popularity of the hotel's lobby-side bar, a trendy spot, contributed to a loud nightly experience echoing outside, including passing drunken characters off the Waikiki strip road. Not in control of hotel, its true, but irksome. Positives: 1. Pool, lounge deck and restaurant. Very chic, pool was very clean and great refreshing temperature. Service at the restaurant/bar was excellent, as was quality of the lunch and drinks. 2. Room: Chic minimal design, quality of bed linens and bathroom all very good. 3. Reception & Bellhops: Friendly and helpful attitude.
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Gladstone, Oregon
"Not a five star hotel"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed March 19, 2020
I should have asked more questions about this hotel - we were charged a five star rate and stayed in a room that was the equivalent of a Best Western (and I've stayed in nicer BWs). There is no warning that the hotel is under a major renovation. There is no warning that they're going to try to sell you their version of a time share - and if you've got $173,500 laying around it is a great deal to use points to travel all over the world. I did sit though the presentation and the people were very kind - but when I said I can't afford this and tried to walk away it was a little like being surrounded by an octopus. They were very nice - but weren't about to let me go without a fight. The 2.5 hours of presentation and saying no no no did get me some amazing discounts - so that was a good thing. The room we were in was not renovated - and was quite frankly run down - the carpet was dirty. The blackout curtain was stuck - it took me two days to get that fixed and then there was a giant wooden vertical blind that slid back and forth hampering the "partial ocean view" (we were supposed to have an OCEAN VIEW - not partial. The front desk and concierge were great - friendly knowledgeable and prompt, after I came back a second time to say the curtain is still broken. The bartenders at both bars were amazing - however the waitstaff was non-existent as far as I am concerned - I resigned myself to going to the bar for a drink - because they NEVER came to the table. If you are going to stay - and it is central to Waikiki and shopping etc - make sure you insist on a newly renovated room. I saw them - and they are beautiful - another carrot to get you to buy in to the timeshare.
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"Worst Service, poorly trained front desk staff, issues the whole stay"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed March 18, 2020
This was the worst hotel stay ever experienced in Waikiki, and I am a frequent Honolulu visitor having stayed at majority of the major hotels in the strip. First off, front desk agent had issues using the computer system checking me in and my check in took over 30 minutes!! She inputted the wrong card on file and I got double charged all my resort fees for the stay. The first day our room keys got deactivated without notice. The second day the second round of room keys got deactivated again. The same thing happened the third day in a row, it was a nightmare getting locked out of the room constantly and having to go downstairs to get new keys. Then the elevators had issues and waiting for the elevators took over 10-15 minutes at times. The wifi and internet connection was not strong and kept disconnecting as well. The only decent thing was the housekeeping but they ended up throwing out my portable utensils kit which I left on the table. Overall terrible experience and stay, the experience at the Modern was frustrating and ruined what was supposed to be a relaxing vacation. Do not recommend this hotel!! Stay at the Sheraton or any of the main hotels along the beach and spend the little extra it is much more worth it.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Modern Honolulu

Is the hotel pet-friendly? 
No. Pets are not permitted.

Can I reserve a smoking room? 
No, this is a non-smoking hotel.

Does the hotel have WiFi? 
Yes, it is included in the resort fee: $40.18.

Does the hotel serve a complimentary breakfast?
No, but you can purchase one at the onsite restaurant.

Does the hotel have a restaurant/lounge/bar/coffee shop? 
The Grove:
A bar and restaurant that serves delicious gourmet food. The menu feature locally caught seafood,  Grilled Vintage Ribeye Steak, Braised Pork Shoulder, and much more!

The Study Bar:
This lounge is one of the top bars in Waikiki!

The Modern:
This pool bar features fun dishes such as Hail Mary Wings, Point After Pork Tacos and Pile On Tots – the perfect compliments to your favorite cold beverage!

Does the hotel have a pool?
Yes, the hotel has two pools.

Does the hotel have a fitness center?
Yes. The fitness center is accessible 24 hours a day.

Is parking available? 
Yes. Valet parking is $35 per day, per car.

Will my room have a safe? 

Will my room have a microwave and mini-fridge? 

Does the hotel offer a shuttle service? 

Is room service available?

Is there a resort fee? 
Yes. the resort fee is $40.18.

What is the minimum age to check-in?
guests must be 21+ to check in.

Is a business center available? 

Is the hotel accessible?