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Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, individually decorated

Fern Grotto Inn

3.5 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry

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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  • Ohana House

    Room amenities

    • 1194 sq ft
    • Sleeps 6
    • 2 Queen Beds and 2 Large Twin Beds
    More detailsOhana House
  • Canal Cottage A

    Room amenities

    • 324 sq ft
    • River view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsCanal Cottage A
  • Coco Cottage Unit B

    Room amenities

    • 374 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsCoco Cottage Unit B
  • River Cottage

    Room amenities

    • 480 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsRiver Cottage
  • Canal Cottage B

    Room amenities

    • 360 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsCanal Cottage B
  • Coco Cottage Unit D

    Room amenities

    • 414 sq ft
    • River view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsCoco Cottage Unit D
  • Garden Cottage

    Room amenities

    • 380 sq ft
    • River view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsGarden Cottage
  • Coco Cottage Unit A

    Room amenities

    • 532 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Bed
    More detailsCoco Cottage Unit A
  • Coco Cottage Unit C

    Room amenities

    • 350 sq ft
    • River view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsCoco Cottage Unit C

About this area


Located in Kapaa, Fern Grotto Inn is on a river. Travelers 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. Snorkeling, 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.
Popular Location

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

  • AirportLihue, HI Airport (LIH) - 11 min drive


  • Passion Bakery Cafe — 9 min walk
  • Monicos Taqueria — 9 min walk
  • Street Burgers — 10 min walk
  • Kintaro Japanese Restaurant — 10 min walk
  • Hukilau Lanai — 19 min walk
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About this property

Fern Grotto Inn

3.5-star riverfront 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 refrigerators, ovens, stovetops, and microwaves.
Fern Grotto Inn offers 9 accommodations with complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Accommodations at this 3.5-star inn have kitchenettes with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers, bidets, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This Kapaa inn provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions come with Netflix. Additionally, rooms include rice cookers and irons/ironing boards.

Recreational amenities at the inn include complimentary bicycles.

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

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site

Things to do

  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Kayaking

Family friendly

  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

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


  • Ceiling fan
  • Linens
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Portable fan
  • Premium bedding


  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Rice cooker
  • Stovetop

Outdoor space

  • Yard


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



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
Anyone traveling to Hawaii is required to have a government Safe Travels account and self-quarantine for 14 days. Beginning October 15, travelers who have proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before arriving are exempt from quarantine.

Access methods

Key retrieval, private entrance


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property 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 credit cards 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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Fern Grotto Inn and receive a full refund?
Yes, Fern Grotto Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Fern Grotto Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Fern Grotto Inn pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Fern Grotto Inn ?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Fern Grotto Inn ?
Check-in is from 3 PM - midnight.
What time is check-out at Fern Grotto Inn ?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Where is Fern Grotto Inn located?
Situated on a river, this inn is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Lydgate Beach Park and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Opaekaa Falls Overlook. Kealia Beach and Kauai Museum are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Rating 5 - Excellent. 6 out of 9 reviews
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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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

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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

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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!

4/5 Good

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Quiet B & B
Quiet B & B in local neighborhood. At base of Sleeping Giant mountain area, near Kappa. This is more like a small 1 bedroom apartment. Stocked with many cooking utensils and a gas grill ready to go. Loved having a washer and dryer in the apartment. David and Linda helpful hosts for info about the island. Great outdoor space overlooking a small stream.

4/5 Good

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Fern Grotto Inn - Hard to find but worth it
We stayed at the Canal B cottage for 7 days. It is very comfortable and private. The only thing inconvenient about the Inn is finding it - the entrance isn't well marked. The location is close to everything in Kapa'a. I felt like we were staying in a private home during our stay. It is only a few miles from the Lihue airport. Thanks Paul for a great vacation stay on Kauai.

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