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1775 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

Our Thoughts on The Modern Honolulu
Something quite different in the Waikiki area, this 353 room hotel is in a totally renewed medium-rise tower building which, although it hasn’t changed a great deal as far as the exterior is concerned, is a revelation once you enter and become accustomed to the totally new and slightly modern-edgy interior where everything is light and white with a few timber highlights and a vivid splash of colour here and there! The whole experience from the public rooms to the guest rooms couldn’t be more removed from the old Hawaii – as one of Our Specialists observed on a recent visit – “Not a floral bedspread in sight”. It works, due, in no small part, to the pristine clean lines and the great range of facilities coupled with the warm natural friendliness of the Hawaiian staff and their eager willingness to provide their charming service on all occasions.

The location of The Modern Honolulu is a really interesting alternative to central Waikiki.  We love the sometimes frenetic tourist pace of central Waikiki and all it has to offer, but, if you are seeking something handy to the main tourist strip but not right in its centre – something just a little more relaxed, then this neighbourhood may be worth considering.  The Modern keeps company with The Ilikai and the Hilton Hawaiian Village on one side and the Ala Moana Centre just along the way in the other direction.  Not only are you within easy walking distance of all the shops and food outlets of The Hilton Hawaiian Village, but you are within genuine walking distance of Ala Moana Shopping Centre and The Ala  Moana Hotel, Ala Moana Park and the Ward Centre.

The Modern Honolulu is not on the beach, but is almost near enough to qualify as a beachfront hotel.  The hotel fronts the Ala Wai Boat Harbour and there is a special walkway taking guests from The Modern to the Duke Kahanamoku Beach which fronts Duke’s Lagoon on Waikiki Beach. The Modern is almost a destination in itself with its multi dining options, chic bars and a terrific little nightclub tucked away behind a moving bookshelf off the lobby.  Dining options include the famous Morimoto restaurant where the dining atmosphere is as special as the food experience. 

The two swimming pools (the lower or Sunrise Pool and the upper Sunset Pool).  The Sunrise Pool is the centre of the outdoor recreation activities and features sun-loungers and oversize day beds and VIP day beds which can be reserved at a cost for all-day use.  Just up a staircase above The Sunset Pool, the exclusive Sunrise Pool is a one-of-a-kind “adults only” (18 and over) private “beach” with its own bar overlooking the ocean and a beachscape created with more than 100 tons of imported sand surrounding a circular, shallow, infinity-edge lagoon lined with custom designed glass tiles.

Meandering pathways paved with smooth pebbles add to the exotic feeling and creates a romantic enclave lit at night by lanterns and candles. The lagoon is furnished with lounge chairs set in the water so guests may easily cool off while sunning and lounging. The Pools are complemented by the well-equipped, 24 hour fitness centre/gymnasium and the Day Spa. Following through with their theme of providing exquisite service, the gym service includes fresh apples, cold filtered water, scented chilled towels, cable TV and headphones etc.  At the swimming pools an attendant will prepare your seats/sun loungers with a cover as you arrive and there are lots of really nice additional touches too including sunscreen dispensers and complimentary pool-side services.  It’s all very classy in a Hawaii-friendly way.

The guest rooms follow the modern theme with their clean, bright lines highlighted with a vivid splash of colour from a selection of colourful sarongs and, how about this – a brightly painted, tuned ukulele!

We thought you might like to know what AAA Four Diamond rating means. To quote:  
“Refined, stylish with upscale physical attributes, extensive amenities and a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.”
Sums up The Modern Honolulu pretty well really.

So, there you have it.  The Modern Honolulu really does offer something quite unique for a Waikiki holiday hotel. It’s delightfully different in so many ways and it grows on you really quickly.

What the Modern Honolulu Say About Themselves
" Welcome to the Waikiki resort hotel – redefined.

The Modern Honolulu, a AAA Four Diamond resort, promises stylish spaces coupled with progressive luxury to give our hotel guests a refreshing new take on Waikiki. Ranked in Trip Advisor's Top 5 for Honolulu, the resort's marina-front setting is just steps from Waikiki's hottest surf spots, beautiful beaches and indulgent shopping. The Modern Honolulu is also home to Iron Chef Morimoto's celebrated restaurant Morimoto Waikiki. 

The look of The Modern Honolulu, as our name suggests, is contemporary, sleek and sophisticated – unlike other Waikiki beach hotels – though not too demure to have a little fun. You'll feel the essence of Aloha in our highly personalized service and our genuine love of the islands, which we share with all of our guests – ask any of our staff for an insider's take.

The Modern Honolulu doesn’t resemble other Waikiki beach hotels, or even other Waikiki luxury hotels. Our design, extending to every room and suite, is a study in white, in sleek minimalism – a tableau that magnifies your views of the Pacific, the Waikiki skyline, the yacht harbor or our lush resort grounds, depending on your desire. The feel is organic luxury, as refined as it is relaxed: Natural light and the outside world filter in as you wish via gauzy fabric and teak louvers that slide over large-scale windows (many of our accommodations also feature private terraces). Varied woods and Terrazzo marble spa bathrooms complement the palette of whites, which washes over everything from lounge-like settees to upholstered headboards on beds blanketed in imported premium linens, offset by color-saturated sarongs, ukuleles, iconic images of the Pacific. Every element is custom-designed for The Modern Honolulu, making it one of the best hotels in Honolulu. 

All that’s left to do is make it yours. Which accommodation at The Modern Honolulu is your custom-fit: a guestroom glimpsing the city and the ocean? A studio or one-bedroom suite that invites an entourage? Perhaps our ultimate indulgence – The Modern Honolulu Penthouse Suite – where anything is possible? Let us spoil you with our details, personalized service and an embarrassment of amenities – uncommon among Waikiki hotels.

ADA-accessible amenities (available upon request).”   

Mandatory Resort Fee
A mandatory Resort Fee of US$30 (plus tax) per room per night is charged at The Modern and payable direct to the hotel by all guests.  The Resort Fee covers the following services and facilities:
Wifi connections throughout rooms and public areas
 Daily Valet Parking (1 vehicle per room)
 Welcome Drink & Cold towel service on arrival
Two complimentary Bottled Waters Replenished Daily
Complimentary VIP Access to the ADDICTION Nightclub
Daily Newspaper, Use of In Room Safe, Fitness Centre
 15% off  Spa service at Lather Spa at The Modern Honolulu
Coffee/Tea Makers, Refrigerators, Yoga Mats, DVD
     (available on request based on availability)
 Yoga Classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at
      Sunset Pool
 Printing od Boarding Passes at Business Centre
     (Mmaximum 15 pages)
 - All services and facilities subject to change.

Our Specials
Bullet Fourth Night Free Special
Bullet Stay 4/Pay 3

Stay for 4 nights and only pay for 3 nights (1 night free)
 - Valid for stays in all room types.
 - Offer expires 22 December 2018
 - Valid for stays:
     07 April to 24 May 2018
     29 May to 30 June 2018
     05 July to 22 July 2018
     07 August to 21 December 2018

Bullet Honeymoon & Anniversary Bonus
Honeymoon/Anniversary/Birthday Amenities available with the compliments of The Modern Honolulu
 - Honeymoon/Anniversary status to be established at
   the time of making accommodation bookings and with
   a minimum 5 days advance notice.

Your Accommodation Options
The Modern Honolulu has a good range of accommodation options from normal hotel studio rooms to 2 bedroom suites.  The majority of rooms have what The Modern calls a “Terrace” (a furnished balcony) but some City View and Partial Ocean View rooms do not have a terrace and these are a slightly cheaper option.  The rooms without a terrace still have nice big windows, so there is always an outlook of some sort, and all rooms, no matter what grade they are, have the same standard amenities.

Double Rooms include two double beds and King Rooms have one King Bed. Most room and suite types interconnect with another room.  Interconnecting rooms may be guaranteed at an additional nightly charge.

Room Categories (In ascending order of tariff)
Bullet City View - Double Rooms:
Generous 36m2 City View Double Rooms are located on floors (3 to 17) closer to the city roads and facing away from the marina and beach.  City View Rooms are set-up in exactly the same way as the more expensive room types but can be more susceptible to outside noise than some other room categories.
Maximum Occupancy: 4 guests of any age
Existing Bedding: 2 Double Beds        
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated.

Bullet City View - King Rooms with Terrace:
Located on floors 3 to 17 – each room has a nice little outdoor terrace (balcony) facing the nearby buildings.  City View King Rooms are 32m2, most have a shower but there are limited rooms with a bath.  Rooms may interconnect. ADA compliant rooms available.
Maximum Occupancy: 3 guests of any age
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed                           
Additional Bedding: 1 Air Bed can be added for the 3rd guest (adult or child).

Bullet Partial Ocean View - Double Rooms:
36m2 Partial Ocean View Double Rooms are located on floors (4 to 17) with side-on views to the ocean and the marina.
Maximum Occupancy: 4 guests of any age
Existing Bedding: 2 Double Beds        
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated.

Bullet Partial Ocean View - King Rooms with Terrace:
These rooms have a partial ocean view usually side-on between the resorts on either side of The Modern. 31.5m2 in area, the outlook from Partial Ocean View Rooms on the east side of the building is dominated by the Ilikai Hotel but there is a pleasant partial ocean view, as well as a view of the marina especially from the balcony of the “King Rooms with Terrace” (balcony). Floors 4 to 17.
Maximum Occupancy: 3 guests of any age
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed                           
Additional Bedding: 1 Air Bed can be added for the 3rd guest (adult or child).

Bullet Ocean View - King Rooms with Terrace:
On floors 4 to 17, the 31.5m2 Ocean View Rooms face the ocean or over the pools and marina.  These rooms are generally on each side of the building but close to the front.  Good angled ocean views are enjoyed but there will be some neighbouring buildings in sight.
Maximum Occupancy: 3 guests of any age
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed                           
Additional Bedding: 1 Air Bed can be added for the 3rd guest (adult or child).

Bullet Studio Suites:
Spacious, open-plan Suites at 31.5m2 on floors 3 to 6, with space for lounge furniture.  Each has a good angled view of the ocean from the private terrace. Conveniently located near lifts.
Maximum Occupancy: 4 guests of any age
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed and 1 pull-out Sofa Bed.
Additional Bedding: No extra bedding accommodated.

Bullet Ocean Front 1 Bedroom Suites:
The 45m2 Ocean Front 1 Bedroom Suites are positioned on the corner of the building facing south and west on floors 4 to 16.  They have a separate bedroom and separate living area.  Featuring two Terraces, one of which provides a beautiful ocean view and the other a longer westerly ocean view over the marina where the sunsets can be spectacular. 
Maximum Occupancy: 4 guests of any age
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed                           
Additional Bedding: 1 Air Bed can be added for the 3rd guest (adult or child).

Bullet Ocean View 1 Bedroom Suites:
Generally south-easterly facing, the Ocean View 1 Bedroom Suites feature a separate bedroom and separate living room and a single Terrace.  62m2 in area and located on floor 17 only.
Maximum Occupancy: 4 guests of any age
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed and 1 pull-out Sofa Bed.    
Additional Bedding: No extra bedding accommodated.

Bullet Ocean Front 2 Bedroom Suites:
Located on floors 3 to 16, these suites are 81m2 and have two separate bedrooms and a separate living area with wide ocean, marina and sunset views.  2 Bathrooms.
Maximum Occupancy: 8 guests of any age
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed in 1 bedroom and 2 Double Beds in the other bedroom and a pull-out Sofa Bed.                          
Additional Bedding: 1 Air Bed can be added.

Getting to and from The Modern Honolulu

We will include seat-in-vehicle return airport transfers in holiday package arrangements as required/agreed. Private car transfers are an option at additional cost.

The Modern Honolulu is in a great location for walking to both the Ala Moana Shopping Centre and central Waikiki Beach. The hotel is next door to The Ilikai which itself, is next door to The Hilton Hawaiian Village so it is an easy walk over to the western end of Waikiki Beach and the Kahanamoku Lagoon in front of The Hilton Hawaiian Village and The Ilikai.  A walk along the beach to central Waikiki will take around 15 minutes.  Ala Moana Shopping Centre is around a 10-minute walk.

As with all the hotels in this area, The Bus routes are easily accessed and The Pink Line Waikiki Trolley stops almost outside every ten minutes or so.  The Ala Moana Centre is a hub for transport so it’s easy to get virtually anywhere on Oahu from there.

The Aloha Trolley runs each way every 20 minutes and takes in Ala Moana Shopping Centre as well as The Royal Hawaiian Shopping Centre and other stops on Kalakaua Avenue then at various stops along Kuhio Avenue Waikiki.  The Modern Honolulu is right at the centre of this loop which makes the Aloha Trolley a very handy way to get around the Waikiki/Ala Moana attractions when staying at this resort.  Purchase a Day Pass on The Aloha Trolley and ride all day.  For Hop-on/hop-off Trolley service the Waikiki Trolley Pink Line, which follows a similar route to the Aloha Trolley, passes every 10 minutes.  

Kids Policy
Bullet Kids Stay Free

Children aged under 18 years sharing accommodation with parents and utilising existing bedding stay free of charge.
Baby Cots are provided free of charge (subject to availability)
A baby in a cot is included in room maximum occupancy numbers.

Check-in/Check Out
Hotel standard check-in and check-out times:
Check In Time: 3:00pm
Check Out Time: 12:00 noon
Requests for early check-in and late check-out will be based on Hotel's availability at time of guests’ arrival/departure and charges are payable direct to the hotel..

Cancellation Policy
Bullet All cancellations must be made in writing.
Bullet Cancellations received by the resort within 5 business
      days (Hawaii Time) will incur a cancellation fee equal to
      the cost of staying 1 night at the accommodation rate
Bullet Name changes are not permitted and may be treated as
Bullet Special Conditions for Christmas/New Year Bookings:
Bullet Bookings which include dates 26 December to 01 January
      inclusive are required to be a minimum stay of 4 nights.
Bullet Bookings including these dates which are cancelled prior
      to 25 November will incur a cancellation fee equal to the
      cost of staying 2 nights at the rate booked.
Bullet Bookings including these dates which are cancelled from
      25 November onwards will incur a cancellation fee equal
      to 100% of the accommodation booked.

The information on this page is correct as at 03 August 2018 and is based on our supplier contracts which are valid for stays to 31 March 2019.  All information shown is subject to change without notice.

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Resort Facilities:
2 Swimming Pools (1 adults-only)

Bullet Multi Restaurants and Bars
Bullet Morimoto Restaurant
Bullet Intimate Night Club
Bullet Reserved Sun lounger Package Option
Bullet Fitness Centre
Bullet Treadmills with entertainment system
Bullet Complimentary Yoga 3 times weekly
Bullet Day Spa – Massage
Bullet Weddings
Bullet Meeting & Conference Venues
Bullet Concierge/Tour Desk
Bullet 24 Hour Room Service
Bullet Nightly Entertainment
Bullet Wifi throughout Hotel

Room Facilities:

Bullet Original, custom-designed furniture/fabrics
Bullet Custom teak sliding window screens
Bullet Bathroom has glass-enclosed shower
Bullet Terrazzo Vanity Counter
Bullet 46” LCD TV with full cable access
Bullet DVD library (available upon request)
Bullet Complimentary high-speed wifi internet access
Bullet Data-port connections for modem/fax hook-ups
Bullet In-room safe
Bullet Coffeemaker and hot tea kettle (available upon request)
Bullet Twice-daily housekeeping service
Bullet 24-hour room service 
Bullet Slippers and robes in every room
Bullet Ipod Docking Station
Bullet Yoga Mat (on request)
Bullet Microwave (on request)
Bullet Mini fridge/Chiller (on request)