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The Modern Honolulu

Iconic, design-focussed luxury hotel

The multi award-winning Modern Honolulu is a stunning design-focussed Honolulu hotel, perfectly located just a few minutes’ walk from the white sands of Waikiki Beach.  Relax in a hammock beneath palm trees at the Sunset Pool, unwind in the spa and enjoy exquisite dining in one of the many restaurants and bars, all serving exquisitely creative fare for your delectation.  And if you want to take a trip out, the Ala Moana Shopping Center and high end shopping along Kalakaua Avenue are within easy walking distance, plus a plethora of activities including eco tours and surfing can be organised for your enjoyment.

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North Shore

Hotel highlights

  • Renowned for luxury and style
  • Relax in a daybed by the Sunrise Pool
  • Beautiful views over the marina\
  • Pacific Ocean and city skyline
  • Reach location attractions and shopping in moments
  • Signature restaurant Morimoto Waikiki

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 353 rooms
  • Minimum age: 18

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

The Modern Honolulu

  • Approx 20 minutes from Honolulu International Airport
  • Learn to surf on famous Waikiki Beach
  • Take a day trip to Maui, Kauai or Hawaii Island
  • Visit Pearl Harbor
  • Take an Island tour of Oahu
4722 Reviews 90% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 3191
  • Very Good 999
  • Average 316
  • Poor 119
  • Terrible 97

What to Expect

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  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Nov 13, 2019

Much better than expected!

We booked the Modern, as a family member who stayed some years ago highly recommended it. After booking & reading the recent reviews I was extremely nervous for our stay. I need not have worried we had a fantastic time! We arrived in the late morning & from the minute our taxi pulled up the staff were nothing but helpful, helping with our bags & checking us in. Our room wasn’t ready but the front of house staff called us as soon as it was ready, which was prior to the check in time & very much appreciated. We kept waiting for the timeshare pitches I had read so much about but they never came. We were only once asked if we were interested when purchasing a Pearl Harbour tour but when we explained we weren’t they weren’t pushy at all. The concierge was very helpful arranging our tour & showing us different options & prices. Our room was on the fourteenth floor & had a fantastic view, which was a bonus as we had only paid for a city view. There was a bit of the usual hallway noise but overall it was nice & quiet. The room was showing some signs of wear & tear but it was nothing major, the room was still comfortable, clean & nice. The bed was a little low & firm for our liking & we personally would have preferred a proper duvet instead of a sheet & thin blanket but each to their own & we still slept well enough. The air con was fantastic & we liked the big comfy chairs on the terrace. The house keeping were super efficient & the room was cleaned daily to a fantastic standard. Overall we were very happy in our room. The adults only pool was closed during our stay. The pool, bar & eatery area looked great. It was however pretty crowded, most days all of the shaded loungers were taken. This may have been due to one of the pool areas being closed & this didn’t bother us too much as the lagoon & Waikiki beach were only a short stroll away so we preferred to spend our time there. We had food & drinks at The Grove the day we arrived & while it was nice we did find it expensive, the cocktails were the most expensive we saw on the island at $14 so we preferred to explore other bars & eateries during our stay. All of the staff we encountered were very friendly, even in passing they all smiled & said hello. The location of the hotel was great & its an easy walk to Ala Moana, the beach & the town. There were towels, water & sunscreen available at the pool which were nice touches. We only saw the protesters for an hour on a Monday afternoon & it really didn’t bother us. Overall for what we paid I was happy with our stay & we had a great time. I would probably stay again :)
Nov 12, 2019

Changing of direction for The Modern

Check in average, and we had to chase welcome pack but received nothing but papers and all they cared about was selling "Time Share"... Only choose The Modern as it had 2 pools, but they decided to close the adults pool but did not bother to notify guest prior and surely they would have known it was going to be closed for renovations and no apologies to guest. Also renovation drilling right in the middle of people enjoying what should be a relaxing day around the pool again nothing mentioned and no "here is a cocktail for your inconvenience" Only 3 staff members were lovely and really cared about the guest Monique by the pool and Mark and Matt at the study bar as for the rest pretty poor and considering they are all about tips, they need to lift the game! Also on departure no farewell no thanks for staying and visiting us, I can promise you we won't be back there are so many options in Honolulu....
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Fitness Centre

Fitness is an important aspect to healthy living, and guests staying at The Modern Honolulu are able to take advantage of its well-equipped centre 24-hours a day. Enjoy state-of-the-art cardio machines like treadmills with TV’s, use the free weights to suit your strength training needs or just stretch off in front of the mirrors. And with lots of jogging trails located in and around the resort’s surroundings, you’ll be spoilt for choice with fitness fun.


Become addicted to The Modern’s stunning new nightclub, Addiction. With a dazzling ceiling of over 40,000 lights and a sophisticated vibe that embodies the unmistakeable mood of the hotel, this fashionable nightclub is the top spot for partying in style in Honolulu.

Sunrise Pool

Set in intimate paradise gardens, this popular pool is a super-stylish option for those looking to work on their tan or cool off in the water. Set close to the ocean, the pool bar and tantalising on-site restaurants, the Sunrise Pool is the place to go when the sun shows its face. And for those looking for even more from a pool, there are luxurious daybeds for hire to help you truly relax in your island oasis.

Sunset Pool

Sunset Pool

It’s an adult’s only oasis at the Sunset Pool. Perched two floors above the Sunrise Pool, this stylish pool area combines 100 tons of sand and a glittering cobalt-glass tiled pool to create the perfect poolscale for your stay. Relax on a luxury lounger, admire the serene gardens and refreshing breezes that drift over from the ocean and maybe sip a cocktail from the bar when the sun sets and the beautiful candle lights underfoot light your way.

The Spa

The trademark white palette sets the tone of sophisticated relaxation at this world-class spa set in the heart of The Modern Honolulu. Explore a world of immersion, with coconut, lemongrass, lemongrass and vanilla scenting the air and start your journey with a drink offered by the receptionist. The peach green tea is particularly popular. Then settle into one of the treatment rooms and discover a world of indulgence and serenity. From tailored massages to trend-setting beauty treatments, this is a spa at the top of its game.


Enjoy yoga with a twist by the beach-style setting of the resort’s Sunset Pool. As the sun starts its long climb into the sky, you and your fellow guests will already be outdoors, soaking up the early-morning warmth and channelling your inner chi. Admire the way the light bounces off the cobalt-glass pool, luxuriate in the 100 tons of sand laid for your comfort and experience the best yoga session you could want.

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