Ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

4.6 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.9 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
by AndreaQM

Great location / Comfortable Cottages

Posted Aug 1, 2012 on Hotels
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 out of 5
for Everyone
by GoGreen from Rockford, IL, USA

Quiet B & B

Posted Apr 19, 2012
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 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Northern California

Fern Grotto Inn - Hard to find but worth it

Posted Mar 27, 2012 on Hotels
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.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Forest Ranch, CA

A hidden treasure

Posted Feb 18, 2012 on Hotels
Fern Grotto Inn is actually a grouping of cottages a block from the beach, just south of Kapaa, on the beautiful island of Kauai. It can be a little difficult to find, as there are no signs announcing the Inn, but that adds to the privacy and tranquility of the setting. Our cottage was the perfect size, and the only one without a full kitchen, but the microwave, refrigerator and other kitchen supplies more than satisfied our needs. The cottages are all air conditioned, but with the soft island breezes at night, we had no need for it. The beach is not one of those that have lifeguards, but we felt confident enough to swim there when the ocean was calm. The Inn is conveniently located near stores and restaurants. After staying there I could not imagine staying at one of the larger resorts. If you desire privacy, a romantic setting and just kicking back, this is the place for you!
5 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Roswell, Ga

Excellent Stay!!

Posted Apr 19, 2011
Fern Grotto Inn is a wonderful place to stay, but i hesitate telling anyone this for fear that you all will find our secret getaway on Kauai---Paul and his wife are wonderful hosts---such a beautiful place:-)
4 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Johnson City, TX

Fern Grotto Inn, Almost Perfect

Posted Jun 9, 2010
My husband and I loved this property. It is small, convenient, and intimate. We enjoyed the fact that there are only four cottages on the property and that the growns were like a backyard at home. The location is perfect (about halfway between Lihue and Kapaa), across the road from a lovely beach, across the river from Smith Family Gardens, and 100 paces from the Wailua River Tours. The only drawback to the Fern Grotto Inn is that it is not a resort. We didn't have maid service during our stay, but we did have to pay a $100.00 cleaning fee. So be sure to budget that into your travel expenses (we didn't, because the bill came the day we were checking out). We had to use the cash we were going to use to pay the extra baggage fee from the airlines (put that on credit card). If wouldn't have been a big deal if we had known. I wouldn't have spent 3-hours cleaning the cottage that morning and would have left it the way it was when we woke up. I don't want to be negative, because the rest of the trip was perfect. I just don't like expensive surprises.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Portland, OR

A charming slice of paradise!!! HIGHLY recommended!

Posted Mar 25, 2009
The Fern Grotto Inn is the perfect place for a quiet, romantic getaway. If you are looking to be lodged in the heart of a tourist nightmare; this IS NOT the spot! If you are looking for a touch of old Kauai & a chance to experience the tranquility that the islanders know as home; you have found your destination! You wake to the sound of roosters crowing outside your window every morning. The owners are on-site in their own cottage & amazingly friendly & helpful. They have put a lot of effort into making this feel just like home. Nice hardwood floors, large tiled shower & comfy furnishings right down to the pillows. The list of ammenities is quite lengthy! There is a "beach shed" w/snorkel gear, boogie boards, water shoes,chairs & coolers. Take what you need & return it when you are done. Saves tons of $$! Lydgate beach is right across the street. My husband & I took this trip to get married & honeymoon. We were going to exchange vows at the beach, but it was raining sparatically which made it hard to negotiate a clear block of time. We loved the location/view of the Wailua River just outside our cottage so much, that we had our ceremony right outside overlooking the River. The Fern Grotto Inn offered much more that we could have expected in the way of relaxation & comfort. We will definitely return on subsequent trips to Kauai!