We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Fern Grotto Inn

Certificate of Excellence
Hotel website
4561 Kuamoo Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
Offers & Announcements
July and August 20% Off
Book on TripAdvisor
in partnership with
Trusted partner. We work with Booking.com to make your booking as easy as possible.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Fern Grotto Inn
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

352 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 346: English reviews
New Orleans
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent six terrific days at the Garden Cottage. It was perfect for we enjoyed kayaking, hiking, and time on the beach. Paul and staff were friendly and helpful! The grounds were perfect and the fresh fruit from the trees was a real treat? We would tell everyone how great the entire experiene was for us. Guy... More 

Thank marignystreet
Ojai, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a charming surprize and terrific experience ! Great place to enjoy and get into the Aloha spirit .We stayed here 5 nights planning to use this ideal location to explore Kauai .We found ourselves wanting to return from exploring so we could spend more time at Fern Grotto. Our schedule had us leaving here and going to a hotel... More 

Thank DonCheree
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This quaint place is relaxing from the start. The comforts provided rival the big chain/name accommodations on the island. The personal touch we experienced was above and beyond our expectations. Modest yet perfect to the last personal detail. Our Host and his wonderful Folks are Top Notch when it comes to Hospitality. The beach amenities from matts, Boogie boards, snorkel,... More 

1 Thank Alejandro L
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved my stay at the fern grotto. Paul the owner was fantastic. Our garden cottage was beautiful and I loved all of the activities available near by and all the amazing fruit grown right on the property.

Thank brandon f
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at river cottage and Ohana house and both were well stocked and Ohana house is great for families. Paul the owner was very nice and helpful. There are lots of fruit trees on the property and you can pick and eat whatever is ripe.

Thank stacytaf
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We have stayed at the Fern Grotto Inn several times. We are always sad to leave and find ourselves always looking forward to our next visit there. For anyone who wants a cozy tropical cottage that has every detail attended to ( vs a sterile, typical water-slide type of loud and busy resort ) this is for you! My son... More 

Thank Emodor222
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Level Contributor
36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Everything about the Fern Grotto Inn is truly wonderful. It's a true haven for those who want a real Hawaiian experience. The grounds are beautiful and bursting with fruit for you to enjoy. I stayed in Canal A and could see glimpses of the river from my room. The tradewinds are wonderful in the cottage. The cottage was so charming.... More 

1 Thank ThisWayToParadise
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon at the end of April. I can't say enough good things about what Paul has done with this place. The cottages were quaint and charming, perfect for a romantic getaway. They are close to other cottages and you will inevitably cross paths with other guests but a quick Aloha is usually... More 

Thank MrsA832014
Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Definitely a highlight of our trip staying at Fern Grotto! We loved everything about our bungalow-Canal Cottage A! Thank you Paul for your amazing hospitality! We are already referring friends and family and will stay again once we return to Hawaii.

1 Thank Jennifer0101
Level Contributor
34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We stayed in the River Cottage at the Fern Grotto Inn for six nights, May 25th through the 30th. This was our 9th trip to Hawaii, but our first time to the island of Kauai. We chose the Fern Grotto Inn based on the reviews, and the location, which seemed to be central to the activities we had planned. The... More 

6 Thank jvmaddux
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

192 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All Traveler Photos (169)
Hotel & Grounds (51)
Bathroom (1)
Room/Suite (45)
View from Room (13)
Pool/Beach Area (6)
Dining (4)
Other (49)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (23)
Room/Suite (2)
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Other (15)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Kapaa
Kauai Beach Resort
#4 of 11 in Lihue
4.0 of 5 stars 2,019 reviews
Garden Island Inn
#1 of 11 in Lihue
4.5 of 5 stars 625 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Koa Kea Hotel & Resort
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are centrally located in the perfect spot for exploring the whole island of Kauai. Just ten minutes north of the airport, the property is on the banks of the Wailua River, a few minutes from the heart of Kapaa town, walking distance to beaches and family parks. We are nestled in Hawaii's largest coconut grove in the shadow of Sleeping Giant Mountain with easy access to hiking and kayaking. We are only a block from the beach. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fern Grotto Inn

Address: 4561 Kuamoo Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Price Range: $184 - $257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Fern Grotto Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com so you can book your Fern Grotto Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Fern Grotto Hotel Kapaa
Fern Grotto Inn Kauai/Kapaa
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay