Fern Grotto Inn

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Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, individually decorated
Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, individually decorated
Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, individually decorated

Overview of Fern Grotto Inn

Entire home

Fern Grotto Inn

3.5 star property
Riverfront cottage within easy reach of Lydgate Beach Park

9.6/10 Exceptional

22 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Laundry facilities
4561 Kuamoo Road, Kapaa, HI, 96746-1419
Main amenities
  • 9 accommodations
  • Near the beach
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
Feel at home
  • Kitchenette
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Premium bedding
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Kalapaki Beach - 11 min drive
  • Poipu Beach - 34 min drive
  • Hanalei Bay - 40 min drive

Getting around

  • Lihue Airport (LIH) - 11 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Fern Grotto Inn

Fern Grotto Inn is a great choice for a stay in Kapaa. Freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks, and guests can keep active with onsite kayaking. Free bike rentals and a garden are other highlights, and accommodations offer up nice touches like comfy beds with premium linens.



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/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Health & Safety Standards (Hawai'i - USA)

Social distancing

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

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No pets or service animals allowed

Property amenities


  • Near the beach
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free uncovered self parking on site


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Rice cooker


  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Bed sheets provided


  • Shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Bidet
  • Soap


  • Smart TV with premium channels
  • Netflix

Outdoor areas

  • Yard
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Walkway to water


  • Laundry facilities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan


  • No pets or service animals


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • No elevators
  • Soundproofing
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Window screens
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Luggage storage
  • Free bottled water

Location highlights

  • On the river

Things to do

  • Water sports equipment
  • Free bicycle rentals on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Swimming nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • 9 rooms
  • 5 buildings
  • Built in 1942
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Health & Safety Standards (Hawai'i - USA).


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

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

Also known as

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

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

There was plenty of privacy. The landscaping is dreamy. There were chickens up in the mango trees. The launching chute into the canal for the kayaks was such fun.
Louis Albert, 5-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The cottage was extremely well appointed with everything we needed to be able to cook basic meals. It even had a bidet. We enjoyed the use of the on site kayaks, paddle boards and grills. The location is perfect for exploring the island. If we return to Kauai we will definitely stay here again.
Elizabeth, 5-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great old house with modern amenities. Small inn. Windows everywhere throughout the house, as well as ceiling fans. Unit air conditioners through out. Well stocked. Little extras like specially folded linen and paper products, as well as flowers. Great support. Tucked away from a major thoroughfare, next to a park. Easy to traverse to other parts of the island. Close to airport. Back of property on a canal that connects with the Wailua river Bikes, kayaks, and beach stuff free for guest use. Chickens, birds and geckos everywhere. Loved this place. Would stay again.
Marjorie, 7-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing, thoughtful. A chance to experience Hawaii lifestyle with everything you could need... Bikes, kayaks, beach gear, all free to borrow.
Jacob Travis, 14-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

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.
Ellen, 7-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Justin, 5-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Private, easy access to water, short walk to beach, quiet
6-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Quiet, clean, close to everything!
We stayed in the Garden Cottage. It's a wonderful size with basically everything you would want and more: nice AC unit and fan, plenty of towels and blankets and pillows, great shower, pots & pans and a hot plate (we fried up eggs most mornings), a small fridge, electric kettle, a huge flat screen with Roku and AppleTV. One also has direct access to the river! I paddle boarded for the first time and launched feet away from where we stayed on a paddle board owned by the inn. Parking was also super easy. Where it's located is also great. We were near grocery stores, great restaurants and coffee shops, and walking distance from nice beaches. We don't really like resorts and wanted a quiet place that made it easy to get hikes and good eating spots without having to deal with crowds or noise at night. This was perfect!
Danton, 8-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
9-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
Raducu, 9-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review