4.2 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

A luxury stay in Honolulu awaits you at The Modern Honolulu. You'll be 1.2 km (0.7 mi) from Ala Moana Center and 2.7 km (1.7 mi) from Honolulu Zoo. Highlights at this romantic hotel include 2 restaurants, 2 outdoor swimming pools, and a full-service spa.

All 353 rooms feature LCD TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, free wired Internet, and iPod docks. Refrigerators and round-the-clock room service make in-room dining convenient. Nice touches to enhance your stay include bathrobes and slippers, while pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a good night's rest. Coffee/tea makers, down comforters, and free newspapers are also available.

A day of pampering can include body wraps and body scrubs along with aromatherapy and mani/pedis. The restaurant, Ravish, serves soul food and is open for dinner. With 2 poolside bars to choose from, you can enjoy a drink at the hotel. Enjoy the nightclub and fitness center. Business travelers can take advantage of a conference center, a 24-hour business center, and meeting rooms. Plus you'll find free WiFi in public areas and coffee/tea in a common area. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available daily between 7 AM and 10 AM. There's also valet parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

You'll be 3.4 km (2.1 mi) from University of Hawaii at Manoa and 4.1 km (2.5 mi) from Aloha Tower with a stay at this 4.5-star Waikiki hotel.

City Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Partial Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Oceanfront

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

City Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

City Room, 1 King Bed (Scape)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Modern Honolulu ratings based on 24 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
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 4.5 out of 5.0
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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2 out of 5

Nice pool area and restaurant. Not overly impressed

Pros: Close restaurants
Cons: no free anything, no ice machine or vending machines, room service is outrageously expensive
WE had reservations for a King bed and got two doubles. No patio. You had to call the front desk to get ice, and then only a small amount was delivered and we ended up tipping, preferred to get it ourselves. No self parking... If you came from across parking bridge with luggage, no directions on how to find the lobby which was downstairs... Beds were hard and platform style, so platform sticks out and easy to trip on at night.... Not overly impresses with hotel. Pool area was spectacular though.

Posted by , from Kaneohe, Hawaii on Jun 19, 2012

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Property Features

The Modern Honolulu offers its guests 2 outdoor swimming pools and a fitness center. There are 2 restaurants 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. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. A nightclub, a rooftop terrace, and spa services are also featured at the luxury The Modern Honolulu. A roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Parking is available for a fee. This 4.5-star Honolulu hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 353 guestrooms or units
  • 18 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars by the pool
  • 8 conference rooms
  • Built in 1964
  • 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

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator


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.) (12.9 km / 8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Modern Honolulu 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. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. 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 hair dryers. 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
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • 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.

Ravish - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in soul food and serves dinner only. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

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

The Grove - Overlooking the 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.

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
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • 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
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

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

Hotel Policies


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

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 16 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 75.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets: USD 50 per pet (varies based on length of stay), plus a USD 250.00 deposit
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 25 lb)


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.

  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • 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
  • Concierge/valet service
  • 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)
  • 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 75.0 per night

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

You should know

  • The Modern Honolulu offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Up to 2 children 16 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • 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.