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Fern Grotto Inn

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Smart TV, Netflix
Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, individually decorated

Overview of Fern Grotto Inn

Fern Grotto Inn

3.5 out of 5

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
4561 Kuamoo Road, Kapaa, HI, 96746-1419

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLae Nani Beach10 min walk
  • Popular LocationSmith's Tropical Paradise13 min walk
  • Popular LocationLydgate Beach Park3 min drive
  • AirportLihue, HI (LIH)11 min drive

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About this area


Located in Kapaa, Fern Grotto Inn is on a river. Travellers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Kauai Museum, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Lydgate Beach Park and Opaekaa Falls Overlook. Smith's Tropical Paradise and Kauai Mini Golf are also worth visiting. Snorkelling, surfing/boogie boarding and swimming offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby.

What's nearby

  • Lae Nani Beach - 10 min walk
  • Smith's Tropical Paradise - 13 min walk
  • Sleeping Giant Trailhead - 3 min drive
  • Lydgate Beach Park - 3 min drive
  • Waipouli Beach - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Lihue, HI (LIH) - 11 min drive


  • Passion Bakery Cafe - 9 min walk
  • Monicos Taqueria - 9 min walk
  • Street Burgers - 10 min walk
  • Hukilau Lanai - 19 min walk
  • Sleeping Giant Grill - 19 min walk

About this property

Fern Grotto Inn

3.5-star Riverside inn near Lydgate Beach Park
Along with free use of bicycles, this inn has concierge services and laundry facilities. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include express check-in, express check-out and a garden. All 9 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. Guests will find kitchenettes with fridges, ovens, hobs and microwaves.
Fern Grotto Inn offers 9 forms of accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Accommodation at this 3.5-star inn has kitchenettes with fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower, bidets, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions come with Netflix. Additionally, rooms include rice cookers and an iron/ironing board.

Recreational amenities at the inn include complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Health & Safety Standards (Hawai'i - USA)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Things to do

  • Free bike hire
  • Kayaking

Family friendly

  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Fridge

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Water sports equipment

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area


  • Beach towels
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Renovated entire property – January 2015

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Portable fan
  • Premium bedding


  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • Netflix
  • Premium channels
  • Smart TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Rice cooker
  • Hob

Outdoor space

  • Garden


  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Window screens

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Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with special check-in instructions and key retrieval information; access will be through a private entrance

Access methods

Key retrieval, private entrance


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Property registration number TVNC-1070,TA-193-000-2432-01,GE-193-000-2432-01,410040230000

Property is also known as

Fern Grotto Inn Kapaa
Fern Grotto Kapaa
Fern Grotto Inn Inn
Fern Grotto Inn Kapaa
Fern Grotto Inn Inn Kapaa

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 7 out of 11 reviews
5 - Excellent 64%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 11 reviews
4 - Good 36%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 11 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 11 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 11 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful view. Cottage was very clean and they added special touches to welcome you . Loved having access to beach chairs, towels , boogie boards etc. Having kayaks there to access the beautiful river was the highlight. Close to a very quiet relaxed beach and to town. Relaxed and private property.
Stayed 7 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Private, easy access to water, short walk to beach, quiet
Stayed 6 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
River Cottage
The River Cottage is thoughtfully furnished. The kitchen is stocked with good cooking pots and pans, cutlery, and plates. Alexa was a wonderful feature. It seems like you are in an older time in Kauai, not just a sterile new room.
Stayed 9 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Dream accomodation
This is a dream accomodation for anybody who wants to visit Kauai. It is idealy located, very comfortable, very clean, extremely well managed. The property is equiped with everything you need (laundry, cayaks, snorkeling gear, beach mats etc...). Highly recommended.
Stayed 9 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great location / Comfortable Cottages
We spent 5 nights at the Fern Grotto Inn (Garden Cottage) for our first trip to Kauai. The cottage and grounds were absolutely perfect for our needs. Kapaa is an easy traveling distance to both the northern and southern/western parts of Kauai and the Fern Grotto Inn made a great home base from which to do this. Other guests were staying at the other cottages on site but it still felt very private and secluded. Lots of great amenities made it feel more like a home than an Inn: Laundry on site, several gas grills, and a large supply of boogie boards, coolers, beach chairs, snorkeling gear to borrow. Cottages also have small thoughtful touches in them shampoo, bodywash, dish soap and fresh sponges (who wants to buy dish soap for just a few days??), coffee, guidebooks, beach towels and we even had a box of chocolate covered macadamia nuts in our room (which we devoured). There are even mango trees on site and Paul the owner encourages you to eat them if there are any ready to eat. We will definitely stay here again when we make it back to Kauai. No complaints!