Waimea Plantation Cottages vs The Modern Honolulu

Both hotels are rated highly by professionals. Overall, The Modern Honolulu is preferred by most professionals compared to Waimea Plantation Cottages. The Modern Honolulu comes in at 86 with praise from 12 publications like Concierge, Travel + Leisure and Fodor's.

Waimea Plantation Cottages
8 / 10
9400 Kaumualii Highway, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
From $216 /night
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Concierge
  • Laundy Room
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
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"That’s what you’ll find at this 30-acre oceanfront enclave of restored vintage cottages, spread among large lawns dotted with coconut palms, banyan trees, and tropical flowers." Full review
"Located about an hour from the Lihue Airport, this beachfront collection of vintage-themed cottages is a wonderful place to relax and renew your mind and soul."
DK Eyewitness
"Step back into old Hawai‘i at these wonderful seaside plantation cottages, set in a coconut grove at the gateway to Waimea Canyon."
"History buffs will adore these relocated and refurbished sugar-plantation cottages, which were originally built in the early 1900s." Full review
"Completely unlike any other hotel accommodation on Kauai, the upper-middle-range Waimea Plantation Cottages offers visitors a unique approach to the typical Hawaiian vacation." Full review
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The Modern Honolulu
8 / 10
1775 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
From $219 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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"Opened in October 2010, the first of Ian Schrager's Edition concept hotels (for Marriott) is predictably pretentious, but dazzles."
Ask for a corner double with views of the property's two pools and part of the beach.
"The hipsters of Honolulu were clamoring for a new hangout, and the arrival of this Ian Schrager-designed hotel answered their call." Full review
"Gen Xers will immediately feel at home in this edgy hotel with an eye to slick design." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"A non-beach location next to Waikiki’s Yacht Harbor hasn’t stopped The Modern Honolulu from exuding an oceanfront sensibility." Full review
Star Service
"Since its transition, this place has proven that there is a place in Waikiki for a hotel dedicated to forward urban design and adult entertainment." Full review
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