Fern Grotto Inn

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Smart TV, Netflix
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

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About this area

What's nearby

  • 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 towels
  • Beach umbrellas


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free uncovered self parking on site


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


  • Premium bedding
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Pillow top mattress


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


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

Frequently asked questions

Does Fern Grotto Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Fern Grotto Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Fern Grotto Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Fern Grotto Inn?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Fern Grotto Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Fern Grotto Inn?
You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Fern Grotto Inn and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking and cycling. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Fern Grotto Inn?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Passion Bakery Cafe (9-min walk), Monicos Taqueria (9-min walk), and Street Burgers (10-min walk).
Does Fern Grotto Inn have a kitchen or kitchenette?
Yes, there is a kitchenette which also includes a stovetop, an oven, and a refrigerator.
Does Fern Grotto Inn have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, this cottage features a yard.
What's the area around Fern Grotto Inn like?
Fern Grotto Inn is located near Wailua Beach Park, just a short 13-minute walk from Smith's Tropical Paradise and 9 minutes' walk from Passion Bakery Cafe.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

The Fern Grotto Inn was an amazing place to stay for our visit to Kauai. We had the Ohana house all to ourselves. It had all the comforts of home. The property is gorgeous and has access to the Wailua river. It is close to a wonderful beach - Lydgate Beach which is walkable but I would recommend driving to it. Close to shops and restaurants. Easy access to the highway which takes you everywhere. Our host was accessible and always on property if anything occurs. Lovely stay!
Daniel, 6-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This is such an incredible place to stay! Includes laundry, full kitchen stocked with beer, water, and chocolates, coffee, tea, olive oil, a grill, a private backyard, snorkel gear, beach chairs, umbrellas, beach shoes, even kayaks and SUPs! I even had a cordless Dyson to vacuum any sand daily. The honeymoon suite is incredible for couples - just a wonderful place run by wonderful people who make the stay just lovely.
Mylene, 10-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The Fern Grotto Inn is a lovely property. The staff is wonderful and the grounds are well kept. There are 2 BBQ ‘s outside should you want to cook outside. We were in cottage “b’. The Wailua river is just behind it. The property offers 2 stand up paddle boards, snorkeling equipment and 1 very large kayak. This would be a great place for a large family gathering.
Joanne, 6-night romance trip
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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
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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
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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
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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
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