The hustle and bustle of downtown Waikiki can be a distraction for those seeking Hawaii’s fabled tranquility. But The Modern, wedged against the yacht harbor on the eastern edge of Waikiki, is an escape from congestion and condescension in other parts of Honolulu. As the hotel says: “Stilettos are welcome. And so are flip-flops.” From the upscale club atmosphere of The Study bar and the refined Japanese dishes of Morimoto to the casual poolside dining and no-frills rooms, The Modern is a professional, all-points-covered resort. The 330 rooms are sleekly furnished (the hotel is called The Modern, after all) and offer views and easy access to Waikiki beaches and the sparkling Honolulu skyline.