4.1 out of 5

"This is a nice hotel and a great way to begin your day having breakfast poolside one looking at the beautiful vista. The concierge service was very h ... " More

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Hotel Description

4.5-star luxury hotel near Hawaii Convention Center

Oceanside stay

With a stay at this Waikiki hotel, you'll be close to Hawaii Convention Center and Ala Moana Center. Also nearby are Magic Island and Waikiki Beach Walk.

Luxury amenities

A full-service spa, a nightclub, and 2 outdoor pools are all featured at this luxury hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. Make the most of the fitness center and a rooftop terrace, and relax with drinks at one of the 2 poolside bars.

Free Internet, comfy beds

The 353 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, LCD TVs with cable channels, and thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers. Pillowtop beds, iPod docks, and 24-hour room service are also available.

The Modern Honolulu by Diamond Resorts ratings based on 25 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Modern Honolulu by Diamond Resorts

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2 out of 5
I had bites that showed up in the mornings. I suspect it was bed bugs. No ice machine or vending machines. Outrageous price for a room that is substandard to a Marriott Fairfield Inn.

Posted by on Apr 9, 2018

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel with poolside dining

Pros: Good location
Cons: Lighting in the bathroom.
This is a nice hotel and a great way to begin your day having breakfast poolside one looking at the beautiful vista. The concierge service was very helpful

Posted by , from MD on Apr 27, 2017

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5 out of 5
Beautiful property, looking forward to returning soon!

Posted by , from Alaska on Mar 24, 2015

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4 out of 5

I'm recommending this hotel on the luxury feel it provides and not much more.

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
Cons: Noisy
This hotel seems unreasonably pricey, especially given the competition and its location. The lounge downstairs is not only kinda lame (we went elsewhere), but so unnecessarily loud that we could hear it on the 6th floor at 2am. The room was beautiful, but sparsely appointed as were the bathroom toiletries a little lacking. Morimoto's is a MUST however, their fusion breakfast menu was just amazingly delicious. The pools were ok, the adults only version only ankle deep, and the main pool alright - i certainly had pool envy while strolling the strip! The desk staff were ok, nothing outstanding, although the concierge who helped me went so far as to print off yoga schedules for me which was handy. Had one mix-up on a room service order but that was taken care of in a timely manner. Not sure if I would stay again, there are nice hotels closer to the action, but glad i tried The Modern!

Posted by , from Vancouver BC on Sep 3, 2012

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5 out of 5

The room was very comfortable. Food Great. Not an overcrowded tourist trap.

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet, great food in all outlets., comfortable beds
Cons: no coffee set up in room., bad mai tai's
This turned out to be a great vacation spot. I loved that the place wasn't overcrowded with package plan tourist groups. The pool area was relaxed so both families with children and singles could enjoy it together. I didn't use the adult pool area, because its not a pool. If you are sunbathing next to the pool, you want to jump in and cool off. Ankle deep water may make for a pretty picture or place to have a evening cocktail, but its too hot during the day to be practical. The room was comfortable. The bed made for a perfect nights rest. Loved the big shower. I was worried that I would hear the night club, but only heard a few loud guests returning to their room. The food was great, best hotel food I have ever had, However the Mai tai was lame. Tasted like a little OJ with white rum. I look forward to a return visit.

Posted by , from Los Angeles on Aug 29, 2012

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5 out of 5

First Time In Hawaii

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
The Modern was a great hotel, the rooms were spacious and clean. The pools were tremendous. The only negative side was the food at the hotel was pricey compared to just about anywhere else you could go.

Posted by , from Kansas, USA on Jul 31, 2012

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5 out of 5

Simply put, this hotel was awesome.

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet, amenities, atmosphere
My wife and I stayed at the Modern Honolulu celebrating our 10th wedding anniversay. The place was absolutely wonderful in all areas I can think. The decor was very modern without being stuffy. The staff was professional and friendly. The location was convenient to all of the major attractions in Waikiki. We would absolutely stay here again if we are fortunate to return to Oahu.

Posted by , from Murfreesboro, TN, USA on Jul 25, 2012

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5 out of 5

Great place!

Pros: Free Internet
My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon. The ocean view suite was beautiful and we enjoyed every night during our 12 day stay. Service was impeccable, peoe were friendly and gave great advice for sightseeing and delicious restauants. Food in the hotel was great, a little pricey but worth it! Maids came twice a day with water and ice so the rooms were always clean. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Cool relaxing atmosphere! In walking distance to everything great

Posted by , from New Jersey, USA on Jul 20, 2012

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5 out of 5

Great hotel

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, adult only sunset pool
Our whole experienceat theModern was great. From the second we arrived until we left the staff did everything they could to make sure we had an enjoyableexperience.

Posted by , from Hilo, HI, USA on Jul 20, 2012

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4 out of 5

Nice quiet part of Waikiki. Wonderful staff. Fun pool area.

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet
Cons: worn carpet in room
We loved our stay at The Modern. We ate dinner at Morimoto's and also over the banana macadamia nut pancakes. Our ocean room view room was nearly perfect except for the worn carpet. Catherine made sure we had a room on the upper floor. She was lovely. The bartenders at the pool area and also at the Library were awesome. This hotel had a little bit of a Vegas feel. We enjoy boutique style hotels. The waiter that waited on us each morning at Morimoto's was incredible. We felt it was definitely worth the money.

Posted by , from Nebraska on Jul 17, 2012

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About the The Modern Honolulu by Diamond Resorts

Location 1775 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96815

Property Features

The Modern Honolulu by Diamond Resorts offers its guests 2 outdoor swimming pools and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 poolside bars. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. A nightclub, a rooftop terrace, and spa services are also featured at the luxury The Modern Honolulu by Diamond Resorts. Parking is available for a fee. This 4.5-star Honolulu hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 353 guestrooms or units
  • 18 levels
  • 2 bars by the pool
  • Built in 1964
  • Dining venue
  • Nightclub
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Honolulu, HI (HNL-Daniel K. Inouye Intl.) (13.9 km / 8.6 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Modern Honolulu by Diamond Resorts offers 353 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 46-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Refrigerators, in-room massages, and irons/ironing boards can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator available
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Passageways - Overlooking the pool, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

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.

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

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.

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


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

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

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


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.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • Tax ID - TA-079-357-5424-01
  • 24-hour check-in


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 30.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Spa access
  • Beach access
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • In-room coffee
  • In-room bottled water
  • Housekeeping

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the 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)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 35 per day (in/out privileges)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Honolulu Modern
  • Modern Honolulu
  • Modern Hotel
  • Modern Hotel Honolulu
  • The Modern Honolulu Hawaii
  • The Modern Honolulu Hotel Honolulu
  • Modern Honolulu Diamond Resorts Hotel
  • Modern Diamond Resorts Hotel
  • Modern Honolulu Diamond Resorts
  • Modern Diamond Resorts
  • The Modern Honolulu

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.