The Modern Honolulu

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Luxe 4.5-star celeb favourite that exudes cool without being pretentious
  • Ranked #2 of 83 Honolulu hotels (TripAdvisor)
  • Oceanview pools unrivalled by any other in Honolulu
  • Every night, a wall of books in the lobby rotates to reveal a hidden bar, where local musicians jam into the evening and trendsetters sip creative cocktails

"#2 of 83 Honolulu hotels" -- TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

The Modern Honolulu is a 20 to 30-minute drive from Honolulu International Airport. 

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Ranked among Honolulu's top hotels (TripAdvisor), The Modern is a 4.5-star urban oasis at the gateway to Waikiki Beach. Home to two of the most luxurious oceanview pools on Oahu -- each with its own bar overlooking the marina and the Pacific -- the hotel exudes an effortless cool without pretense. Stretch out on a chaise or daybed at the chic Sunrise Pool or take a dip in the tranquil wading pool surrounded by 100 tons of sand at the adults-only, rooftop Sunset Pool. 

There are no traditional, island-inspired room furnishings to be found at the Modern Honolulu. Decor is sleek and white, accented with bold pops of color. Many rooms have stunning marina and views of the ocean -- some with terraces -- which makes it hard to leave. You can't miss the lobby's massive art installation -- constructed from over 100 broken surfboards signed by their riders -- created by pro surfer Herbie Fletcher. 

This hip celebrity favourite has been the filming site for several TV shows including "The Real Housewives", "Hawaii 5-0" and "Vanderpump Rules". Every night starting at 6 p.m., a wall of books in the lobby rotates to reveal The Study, a "secret" bar where local musicians play live tunes and signature cocktail specials abound. Guests can also enjoy the Friday fireworks poolside at the Grove or hit up Addiction, a sleek nightclub where DJs spin into the wee hours Thursdays-Saturdays. Stop by on-site Morimoto Waikiki -- one of the area's top restaurants -- for delicious nibbles and maybe even a glimpse of acclaimed Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto overseeing the sushi bar.

The hotel is dog-friendly, so feel free to bring Fido along (fees apply; see Policies & Fees for details).

From the press: 
  • "Gen Xers will immediately feel at home in this edgy hotel with an eye to slick design" -- Fodor's



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Fitness classes
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Internet access


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking Valet Parking is $35 per night plus tax. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible pool area
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request).
Crib available on request, free of charge for children up to the age of 2.
Air Mattress available on request and in the City Scape King, City View King, Partial Ocean View King, Studio Suite, Marina View Suite and Ocean Front Suites only: $75 + tax per night.
Extra person charge; $75 + tax per night.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request; 1 dog per room, the weight limit is 25 pounds. A non-refundable fee of $50 + tax per night will be charged. A $250 cleaning fee deposit is required at check-in and will be refunded at check out if no damages.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: A credit card and photo identification are required upon check-in. A temporary authorization for incidental charges will apply to the credit card.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-12 midnight ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

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