The Modern Honolulu

Honolulu, Oahu

The hotel

Where innovative design meets barefoot luxury, the The Modern Honolulu's understated elegance and service has earned acclaim for service and design. It's posh without being pretentious, chic without being overdone, luxurious, yet brilliantly laid back. Guest rooms are decorated in natural tones and rich woods, with spa-like bathrooms and full-sized windows overlooking the city, the yacht harbour and the Pacific Ocean. Amenities are world-class and include a full-service spa with a variety of tempting treatments and two gorgeous swimming pools — the Sunrise Pool surrounded by lush, green landscape and the adults-only Sunset Pool, elevated on the first level and surrounded by sand. Hidden behind a secret passage, as if tucked away in a castle, is the lobby bar offering signature cocktails and light, eclectic fare. Lunch can also be enjoyed at the Bar at Sunrise Pool, under a canopy of lush bougainvillea and hanging lanterns. There’s a bar down at the beach too, residing under tall graceful palms with lounge chairs set in the water — a wonderful place to kick back and relax.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Night Club
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Yoga
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

Within walking distance of Waikiki Beach and shopping at the Ala Moana Centre and Kalakaua Avenue.

Hotel information

353 rooms on 18 floors. All with air-conditioning, some with terraces, 46" LCD TV with pay-per-view films, telephones, WiFi, bottled water, daily newspaper, coffee maker, mini-bar*, safe and hairdryer. Microwaves, fridges, kettles and irons/ironing boards on request. City Scape Rooms feature views of the mountains and Waikiki skyline with either 1 king-size bed (offering a terrace) or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

City View Rooms offer views of Waikiki and the resort grounds with 1 king-size bed (offering a terrace) or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Partial Ocean View Rooms offer views of the ocean and urban landscape of Waikiki, with 1 king-size bed (offering a terrace) or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Ocean View King Rooms feature angled views of the ocean and marina from the private terrace, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

The Grove Restaurant and Bar (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). The Study lobby bar (live music), The Bar at Sunrise Pool, Players Club bar at Sunset Beach. Addiction Nightclub (open Thu, Fri, Sat). 2 swimming pools. Spa*. Fitness centre. Yoga (at the Sunset Pool). Outside movie screening. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. WiFi access (included in resort fee). Valet parking $35 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

This hotel has a resort fee of $35-$45 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - Welcome drink - Cold towel service – WiFi access – Yoga classes (select days) – Admission to Addiction nightclub – Access to business centre. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

2 nights.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: the minimum age for check-in is 21 years.

Please note: an incidental deposit of $100 must be paid on arrival (by major credit card or debit card, fee subject to change). For stays from 1 Jan '20 rooms will be cleaned once every 7 days (daily maid service may be available for an additional fee).

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing hospitality from Kelsey

Nov 22, 2020 cemartin2 San Francisco, California

This review is for Kelsey!  We arrived at the Alohilani Resort after our flight for the west coast mid-afternoon after a morning flight. We got checked in at the front desk and were about to approach the elevators to drop our bags when Kelsey approached us from the Concierge desk to welcome us.  While I would normally prefer to drop my bags in… Read more
This review is for Kelsey!  We arrived at the Alohilani Resort after our flight for the west coast mid-afternoon after a morning flight. We got checked in at the front desk and were about to approach the elevators to drop our bags when Kelsey approached us from the Concierge desk to welcome us.  While I would normally prefer to drop my bags in the room and freshen up before anything else (including talking about planning activities), Kelsey was SO warm and welcoming that it was not the least bit inconvenient. She was extremely professional, friendly, conversational, and most of all knowledgeable about area and activities.  She made us feel like she was an old friend we haven't seen a while.   She not only helped us get set up with tickets/logistics for some activities we wanted to do on the trip, but also made herself available via text/phone throughout the course of our 6-day trip and was extremely responsive and did everything she could to help us have a wonderful and seamless experience. Stellar service.  I can only hope that every traveler can have Kelsey wherever in the world they travel!  Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Simple & Modern!

Oct 21, 2020 sandybach88 Honolulu, Hawaii

The rooms were very modern and simple! The bathroom is very interesting with the wooden doors that can view you when you’re showering but it was very cute. The pool is nice and relaxing. We had the mint mojitos and a pizza, & friends by poolside and it was a whole vibe. Good hotel for relaxation. Would stay again!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Please read RECENT reviews!

Jun 25, 2020 yatkilm Honolulu, Hawaii

I'm a Hawaii resident and have stayed here a few times before. Pre 2017 this hotel was awesome, hip, and the place to be! Ever since the new timeshare company has taken it over it has gone soooo downhill. If tripadvisor based the rating off reviews the past couple of years they would have 2/5, not 4.5/5. Not to mention they are trying to cut… Read more
I'm a Hawaii resident and have stayed here a few times before. Pre 2017 this hotel was awesome, hip, and the place to be! Ever since the new timeshare company has taken it over it has gone soooo downhill. If tripadvisor based the rating off reviews the past couple of years they would have 2/5, not 4.5/5. Not to mention they are trying to cut ties with the union so there are constantly protesters at the pool area. Do yourself a favor and sort reviews and pictures by recent! And do not stay here. The new hotels that have taken over as the "hip" spots are surfjack, laylow, or queen kapiolani. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Sad. In decline.

Jun 16, 2020 Namesny San Francisco, California

Poor experience across the board. New owners are a time share company. It's sad to see what has happened to this property. A night and day difference from our stay in 2014. Go elsewhere to experience hospitality because you won't find it here.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointed. Mid-Range Boutique. Good for Young Party Trip, not Family

Apr 12, 2020 washbrol Dubai, United Arab Emirates

I'm rarely disappointed, and The Modern Honolulu is "almost there" in so many ways as a trendy boutique hotel, but in so many ways it fell short and repeatedly frustrated our stay. Negatives that frustrated us: 1. No room service. 2. No mini-fridge in room. 3. No bottle-opener in room. (Front desk first advised me to bring my beer bottle to… Read more
I'm rarely disappointed, and The Modern Honolulu is "almost there" in so many ways as a trendy boutique hotel, but in so many ways it fell short and repeatedly frustrated our stay. Negatives that frustrated us: 1. No room service. 2. No mini-fridge in room. 3. No bottle-opener in room. (Front desk first advised me to bring my beer bottle to the lobby bartender) 4. Room not cleaned after 1st night; bed still a mess. Upon calling Reception, was told housekeeping had left for day. 5. Noisy outside. Even from high up safely in our room, the popularity of the hotel's lobby-side bar, a trendy spot, contributed to a loud nightly experience echoing outside, including passing drunken characters off the Waikiki strip road. Not in control of hotel, its true, but irksome. Positives: 1. Pool, lounge deck and restaurant. Very chic, pool was very clean and great refreshing temperature. Service at the restaurant/bar was excellent, as was quality of the lunch and drinks. 2. Room: Chic minimal design, quality of bed linens and bathroom all very good. 3. Reception & Bellhops: Friendly and helpful attitude. Read less