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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The bad experience started with Check-in: The robot at the check-in counter repeated about 5 times “guaranteed check-in time is 3:00 pm)”, not even responding to my questions. They didn’t call be when the room was ready as promised. Breakfast took for ever, service was unfriendly and didn’t even apologize for forgetting 1/3 of the order. The pool was dirty...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are from Brooklyn, and love the vibe of a city both on vacation, and at home. We truly love to get to know the locals on a personal level, and avoid all of the touristy mishigas. The Modern is both an Oasis from the craziness (and tourists) of Waikiki, but is also steps a way from all the touristy...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved staying at The Modern. All the comforts you need, plus super friendly service. Great food at Ravish. Porters were particularly helpful with cabs/uber etc. Not at all pretentious, which was refreshing. Really pretty pools, including an adult pool overlooking the docks and water. Great location - 10 minute walk to the most amazing shops (with brilliant sales this weekend...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first interaction with the hotel was via Jennifer Kim, Leisure Sales Manager. She capably sold the benefits of staying at The Modern, and handled my reservation directly. Jennifer clearly explained and described my room type options, rates, availability etc., which made my decision making process easy. All my interactions with the hotel associates, from concierge, front office, pool attendants,...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a hell year, we packed up the family and after doing a quick poll of friends we booked seven days at this hotel. It lived up to expectations, no... it exceeded our expectations. The Modern is unique as it offers elegance and opulence for singles and couples yet as a family of three we felt (as other families did)...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked here after reading all the reviews and we did a great choice! The rooms are big and clean, the bad is very comfortable, the service is excellent, the stuff are very friendly and helpful. The best is the pool- amazing and that the beach is so close!! I highly recommend this hotel! Our stay here was incredible!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently posted a review on this hotel 'Hawaiian Upset'. After reading the review the front office manager Pok wrote to us, and then another, Terry met us. I will (for the sake of credibility) explain what happened to illicit my initial review but let me start by describing exceptional customer service and why I have updated that review. We...

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Seattle, WA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When this hotel first opened it was probably great but the finishes are getting beat up fast and it feels more like a fancy hostel than a luxury hotel. As others have said ocean views are to the side not full on. But the biggest annoyance we faced was trying to get a quiet room. Having paid for a premium...

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Kelly_Hoen, General Manager at The Modern Honolulu, responded to this review

Dear hoteljunky, Thank you so very much for taking the time to share your feedback. It is so important for us to be able to provide the very best experience for you. Your experience with the elevator noise is not acceptable and it must have been very disappointing for your family and you. I am so sorry. I understand from...

Kiama, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely the best holiday ever! Fantastic place to stay - staff were amazing and couldn't do enough for us. The close proximity of the Duke Kahanamoko lagoon was fabulous for children and families - we swam morning and night. Easy walk around to Waikiki beach. And 5 minutes the other way to Ala Moana. Probably 10 minutes walk into Honolulu...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our time at The Modern. Firstly the staff are super helpful, I cannot praise them enough! The rooms are really cool, the pool areas and accompanying bars are perfect and finally the location itself is decent for accessing the majority of what Honolulu has to offer, will definitely stay there again should we be back anytime soon!

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ravish
Ravish
Cuisines: Japanese
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Perfectly situated, THE MODERN HONOLULU stands at the epicenter between the world renowned Hawaiian experience of Waikiki Beach, the blossoming Kaka’ako arts district, and Honolulu’s downtown cosmopolitan scene. We are the hub of contemporary culture and creativity in Honolulu. Our boutique luxury is as refined as it is relaxed. An empowered team delivers THE MODERN HONOLULU experience -- alluring, personalized and innovative – surrounded by an award winning design concept that creates an urban chic beach aesthetic. LATHER spa features treatments developed around the purest products in the world -- natural, organic, and sustainable. Local and house-made culinary menus are offered for poolside and in-room dining, complemented by RAVISH Restaurant which blends our Island’s bounty with Asian flavors and South American tastes creating a true Pacific Rim experience. Two stylish pools overlook the ocean for daytime fun while a vibrant scene at The Study lobby bar is the spot for an evening rendezvous. It’s no wonder Thrillist magazine called us “The best boutique hotel in Hawaii.” ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Modern Honolulu

Address: 1775 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1603
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Price Range: $365 - $668 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Modern Honolulu 4.5*
Number of rooms: 353
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Also Known As:
The Modern Honolulu Hotel Honolulu
The Modern Honolulu Hawaii
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#1 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#2 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#3 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#3 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu
#4 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
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“Go up stairs from the main pool to the zen, child free, shallow pool where you can place your lounge in the water and a full service bar.”
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yogiAL, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Stop by the pool bar”
C0usinDupree, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We were on the 16th floor and the internet access was not as good here as in other parts of the hotel. If you need to work or require the internet as a priority ask for a lower floor.”
683angien, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask to face the ocean or Marina, and you'll want to be 14+ floors up if you face the pool to avoid the noise.”
BKMatt, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Everything was great!”
suellen144, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
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