The Modern Honolulu

1775 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI

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  • 15% discount on spa services during stay

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  • Complimentary welcome amenity (an approximate value of US$50)

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18.5
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms18.5
  • Public Spaces18.5
  • Service18.5
  • Overall18.5
44
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

This was our third stay at the Modern over the past 4 years. It continues to be the adult sophisticated vibe of the place that we like from the design, the background music, the laid back attitude although on this occasion there were a few more kids and groups. Food is consistently good.

What the hotel could do better:

We stayed 16 nights. While we appreciated the city view room allocated that still looked over the pool and the ocean I think the hotel could have maybe done something more due to the extended stay. They did give us a pair of macarons at the beginning of our stay as a welcome amenity (Tablet Plus?). Looking forward to seeing effect of room refurbishment program next time- it's probably timely. Maybe the pool beds and umbrellas will get a turn?

A little inconsistency with the replenishment of room items when serviced - not the worst thing but we paid the same rate each night?

Daryl

Stayed May 2015

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Hotel Description

There’s plenty of fun to be had in discovering some obscure little boutique hotel, and its eccentric creator. But there’s also a lot of pleasure to be had in seeing yesterday’s edgy ideas working their way into the mainstream. Hawaii, in particular, could use a bit of boutique-hotel funk, as its natural gifts have long kept its hotels from needing to innovate. This is why the Modern Honolulu is such an exciting development — this is one of just a few hotels that combine mainland style and Hawaiian splendor.

The 353 rooms and suites are sleek and sophisticated to a degree that’s somewhat unusual in Hawaii — there’s perhaps a hint of Miami Beach to the ivory-on-cream décor and the sunny sea views. There are some well-chosen local details and the look isn’t generic, by any means, but there’s also a studied avoidance of island kitsch. And a quick look around even the most basic city-view rooms reinforces the fact that this is a high-end property: 46-inch LCD screens are standard, as are Frette linens, down comforters and house-provided iPods or iPads — by the time you get to the suites, much less the penthouse, you’re in luxury-hotel territory for sure.

Rooms are only half the equation in this sort of boutique-style hotel, and this one is no different. A full-service spa, a poolside lounge and a private lagoon-side beach club make for relaxing days, and nights are spent in Morimoto, the Japanese restaurant, or the nightclub/DJ venue. It’s probably more excitement than the average Hawaii traveler can take, but for the rest of us it’s a much-needed addition to the scene.

Please note: Both pools will be closed for maintenance on September 10, 2015.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 353 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour room service
  • ATM/bank office
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)

Need to Know

Pets are allowed on request although charges apply. December 26-January 1: Reservations during this period must be cancelled 30 days in advance to avoid a cancellation charge of 100% of your room & tax. Any cancellations made outside of the 30 day cancellation period will be charged for 1 nights room & tax.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour room service
  • ATM/bank office
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)

Need to Know

Pets are allowed on request although charges apply. December 26-January 1: Reservations during this period must be cancelled 30 days in advance to avoid a cancellation charge of 100% of your room & tax. Any cancellations made outside of the 30 day cancellation period will be charged for 1 nights room & tax.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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