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The Modern Honolulu is located on Ala Moana Boulevard, just outside of Waikiki. It’s a 15-minute drive east from the Honolulu International Airport and about two minutes from the world-class shopping at Ala Moana Center. The hotel, which sits just behind the Yacht Harbor, is within walking distance of the white-sand beaches and slew of shops and restaurants of Waikiki. The property sits between the Ilikai Hotel & Suites — it was actually one of its towers, built in 1964 — and the Hawaii Prince Hotel.
Ala Moana Beach Park, with its jogging paths and surf breaks, are just a block away, and the iconic Diamond Head (Leahi) State Monument is about two miles to the east. Its prime location is near visitor attractions such as the Honolulu Zoo (one-and-a-half miles), Fort DeRussy Military Reservation (half mile), Kapiolani Park and the Waikiki Aquarium (two miles), Iolani Palace (four miles), Honolulu Museum of Art (four miles) and historic Chinatown and downtown Honolulu (five miles).
While the hotel may not be located directly on the ocean, it’s just steps from the blue waters of the Pacific, with long stretches of sandy beach where you can rent surfboards or jump in an outrigger canoe and catch the rolling waves in Waikiki.