THE MODERN HONOLULU, a Waikiki marina hotel (Hawaii, USA)

Stunning oceanfront amenities

From powdery sand to lagoon views, from surf lessons to marina fun, THE MODERN HONOLULU offers up a tidal wave of oceanfront amenities in this Oahu South Shore destination. A Waikiki marina resort, THE MODERN HONOLULU overlooks the stunning Ala Wai harbor for the most convenient of ocean excursions. South of the marina, the Holomoana walkway connects THE MODERN HONOLULU Sunrise Pool to Duke’s Lagoon, Duke Kahanamoku Beach and the ever-popular Waikiki Beach.

Waikiki marina views

In the evening, when the sun dips below the Pacific, guests are treated to some of the most breathtaking views as this Waikiki marina turns into a silhouette of masts, sails and hulls. For those dining on our outdoor patio, these commanding views create a memorable experience, while a Friday night firework show amps up marina views with an explosion of color.

Come morning, the marina re-awakens as adventure seekers at THE MODERN HONOLULU set off for the convenience of Ala Wai, where more than 700 vessels can moor in the state’s largest yacht harbor. For the hotel’s water adventures, THE MODERN HONOLULU partners with a number of expert guides for on-the-water fun, including whale watching, scuba trips, sunset sails and more.

The Ala Wai harbor, itself, has served as the backdrop for many TV shows, including a scene from Gilligan’s Island when the Minnow left port for “a three-hour tour.” Even music legend Elvis Presley filmed his Hawaii movie, Girls, Girls, Girls, at the Waikiki marina, making this the location a star-studded, ship-sailing scene.


Waikiki Beach and surf lessons

THE MODERN HONOLULU beach vacation experience doesn’t end at Duke Kahanamoku Beach. The South Shore stretches farther south as Duke Kahanamoku Beach seamlessly blends into one of Oahu’s hottest beach scenes — Waikiki Beach.

Two of Oahu’s best surf breaks are home to Waikiki Beach. Here, the waves break gently, making it the perfect place to catch a surf lesson from the area’s most seasoned surfers. THE MODERN HONOLULU concierge can point guests to the hotel’s preferred surf schools for a hang-ten experience.

For something more relaxing, try your hand at stand up paddle boarding, a Waikiki favorite. For underwater discoveries, break out the snorkel and fins for some South Shore exploration. Simply want to relax? There’s plenty of sugary sand to go around with Leahi (Diamond Head) serving as the ultimate Waikiki backdrop.

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.


  • 353 rooms and suites with ocean, city, pool and yacht harbor views – many with private, furnished terraces
  • King and double-bedded rooms with ADA-accessible amenities (available upon request)



The Best Restaurants in Honolulu Are Found Right Here

Who says a resort isn’t a Waikiki dining destination? A place where meals inspire the senses. Where celebrated chefs become executive chefs. Where local, house-made ingredients make the menu. Where catered events can be personal and authentic.

Why do we do it – the artisanal approach, the personalized service, the stylish spaces? Because you seek the best in Honolulu, including the best restaurants in Honolulu. Lucky you – you’ve come here.


Escape to an island paradise where you can lounge lazily, get pampered daily, take to the waves and dine like royalty. Whether you have your eyes set on Hawaii for a vacation, honeymoon or active retreat, THE MODERN HONOLULU offers AAA Four-Diamond luxury and a variety of Hawaii vacation packages and seasonal Waikiki hotel deals that will elevate your stay to illustrious heights.


Contact us:

THE MODERN HONOLULU, a Diamond Resort 

1775 Ala Moana Boulevard Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

Worldwide Reservations: +1 (808) 450-3396 | US/Canada Toll-Free Reservations: +1 (855) 599-9604
Hotel Contact: +1 (808) 943-5800