Step into a hip and modern Waikiki, which means you won’t find rattan furniture anywhere nor slack key music over the speakers. Instead, you get sleek, all white with blond-wood-accented rooms and electronic funk a la Ibiza played in the common areas. Come here to see and be seen, at the clubby lobby bar behind the bookcase or alongside two oceanview pools—each with its own bar and expansive daybeds. Choose this hotel, too, if you’re looking to get away from the kids—the top pool is adults only. There’s no beach access here, but the pool has its own beachy sand—a blend culled from all the islands—to pretend like there is.
The Modern Honolulu
1775 Ala Moana Blvd (at Hobron Lane), Honolulu
Our Rating Neighborhood Ewa Waikiki Transportation Bus: 19 or 20 Phone 855/970-4161, 808/943-5800 Prices $200–$500 double; from $530 suite Amenities Restaurant; nightclub; 4 lounges; concierge; fitness center; pool; 24-hr. room service; spa; free Wi-Fi Units 353 URL http://www.booking.com/hotel/us/the-modern-honolulu.html?aid=1254987&label=frommers-hotelpage-deeplink Web site The Modern Honolulu Other Valet parking only (no self-parking) $35
Map1775 Ala Moana Blvd Oahu
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