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The Modern Honolulu

1775 Moana Blvd., Honolulu
| +1 808-943-5800
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The Modern Honolulu Honolulu Hawaii United States
The Modern Honolulu Honolulu Hawaii United States
The Modern Honolulu Honolulu Hawaii United States
The Modern Honolulu Honolulu Hawaii United States
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The Modern Honolulu Honolulu Hawaii United States
The Modern Honolulu Honolulu Hawaii United States
The Modern Honolulu Honolulu Hawaii United States
The Modern Honolulu Honolulu Hawaii United States
The Modern Honolulu Honolulu Hawaii United States
The Modern Honolulu Honolulu Hawaii United States
Morning Coffee Honolulu Hawaii United States

The Modern Honolulu

A fairly new addition to the Waikiki waterfront, the seven-year-old Modern was a dream come true for those young urbanites who never quite felt at home in the more traditional Hawaiian resorts. It’s not directly on the beach—the closest is the lagoon and expansive beach in front of the Hilton Hawaiian Village, a quick walk on the hotel’s ramp—and instead overlooks the picturesque Ala Wai Boat Harbor, where many of the island’s boating excursions depart. Designed by George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg, celebrities in the world of fashionable hotels, the look is warmly modern, all whites and creams and luxurious wood, and some striking art pieces, including a large surfboard installation in the lobby (titled “Wreck-tangles”). There’s a fun nightclub and some seriously good restaurants, though the real scene is out on the Instagram-worthy two-tiered teak pool deck, lined with lots of cushy chaises and shady corners to curl up. Upstairs is the adults-only pool—less a pool than a shallow water prop for frequent DJ-hosted dance parties. But for as much as the Modern is a hipster haven, the service is surprisingly good at making sure guests never feel like they’re crashing someone else’s party.

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On the balcony of our hotel, the Modern Honolulu (formerly the Waikiki Edition).