The Modern Honolulu

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Luxe 4.5-star celeb favorite that exudes cool without being pretentious
  • Oceanview pools unrivaled 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
Enjoyed This
(6 Member Ratings)

Map & Directions

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

Rooms & Rates

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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 ocean views -- 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 favorite has been the filming site for several TV shows, including "The Real Housewives," "Hawaii 5-0" and "Vanderpump Rules." At 6 p.m. every night, 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 Ravish, the hotel's new farm-to-table restaurant featuring coastal cuisine, for delicious nibbles.

The hotel is dog-friendly, so feel free to bring Fido along (fees apply; see "Policies" 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


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Additional guests and children 17 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding.
Extra beds 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.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Only service animals allowed.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of US$34.49 inclusive of tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

The resort fee includes:

  • In-room wired or wireless internet access and wireless internet access in the lobby 
  • Spa and fitness room access 
  • Seasonal activities
  • In-room coffee/tea maker,
  • Pool
  • In-room local and toll-free calls 

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.

A Valet Parking Fee of $35.00 (subject to tax), per day applies, includes in and out privileges, and will be added to your bill at the hotel. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(6 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Modern Honolulu over the past 15 months.
5.0 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.8 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
5.0 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The pools
Kathy 30. Oct 2018 Kailua, HI, USA
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Other Comments
Great food service location
Adam 12. Oct 2018 Los Angeles, CA, USA

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