Chatham Bars Inn

Cape Cod, New England

The hotel

Greeting guests since 1914, Chatham Bars Inn is a world-famous turn-of-the-century Cape Cod landmark. With public rooms returned to their original grandeur, it’s a fabulous place to enjoy a very comfortable stay, just minutes from the picture-perfect streets of Chatham itself. Overlooking a private stretch of golden beach, we highly recommend upgrading to take advantage of stunning ocean views – watching the waves come gently rolling in across the sand is nothing short of bliss! Also highly recommended is a trip to the spa – very Zen-like in atmosphere, it’s an oasis of peace and calm, complete with an outdoor relaxation pool and Vichy Shower Room. Choose from treatments such as Summer at the Shore and Citrus Sunset, guaranteed to chase your cares away. Whilst adults are at play, children will be having fun too at their very own kids' clubs. Beach Buddies is for younger children and The Clam Diggers is for those slightly older. Both offer an exciting array of activities including swimming lessons, tennis, sailing and themed parties. There’s plenty to do in the immediate area but not to be missed is a trip to Outer Beach, conveniently reached by complimentary shuttle and hailed as one of the most beautiful barrier beaches in the world! There are also lobstering cruises to join or hire a bike and cycle (rentals available nearby) the Cape Cod Rail Trail – 35 miles long, it winds its way through some very charming towns and villages.

Amenities

  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Tennis
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Overlooking Pleasant Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, just a short stroll from Chatham. Transfer time from Boston Logan International Airport: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Hotel information

All rooms are air-conditioned and have cable TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi, mini-bar*, Nespresso coffee maker, bathrobes, slippers, safe and hairdryer. Deluxe Cottage Rooms are located behind the Main Inn with either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds plus rollaway bed if required, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

Ocean View Cottage Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds plus rollaway bed if required, sleeping maximum 5 adults (no children under 16).

Deluxe Cottage Suites have a separate living room for additional space, with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds plus rollaway red if required, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

Spa Suites for adults only (18+) with sauna, steam shower, Bose sound system, jetted tub and either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Stars (premier steak restaurant). The Sacred Cod (seafood restaurant). The Beach House (oceanfront dining). The Veranda (light fare and cocktails). South Lounge (afternoon tea). Harbour View Room (open seasonally, intimate and romantic). Outdoor heated swimming pool. Fitness centre. Spa* with wet and dry treatment rooms, Vichy shower room and outdoor relaxation pool. Classic clay tennis courts. Croquet lawn. 18-hole golf courses nearby*. Nature and beach walks. Beach Buddies kids' club* (4-7 years) and The Clam Diggers kids' club* (8-12 years, Jul-Aug). Room service*. Complimentary WiFi. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour front desk. Free valet parking.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: Children under 16 are not allocated in Ocean View Rooms.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect weekend getaway!!

Dec 10, 2019 ACK2020

First of all, the Inn is second to none anywhere, especially on Cape Cod & the Islands. Most importantly, I can’t express enough, my gratitude for the OUTSTANDING service I received at the CBI last weekend!! Thank you sooo much for ALL the special accommodations made, especially by Catherine in Reservations and Elizabeth, you guys are a JOY to… Read more
First of all, the Inn is second to none anywhere, especially on Cape Cod & the Islands. Most importantly, I can’t express enough, my gratitude for the OUTSTANDING service I received at the CBI last weekend!! Thank you sooo much for ALL the special accommodations made, especially by Catherine in Reservations and Elizabeth, you guys are a JOY to work with!! Looking forward to returning soon! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Below average hotel, below expectations, poor experience

Dec 9, 2019 Happiness458693

I'll first start by saying customer service here is excellent. My stay can be summed up by the following experiences (please consider that I stayed at a "Spa Suite") : Worst massage of my entire life, untrained massage therapist, pressure was 0/10 the entire time. Pulled a huge hair out of my dinner. Both the shower and the sink plumbing backed… Read more
I'll first start by saying customer service here is excellent. My stay can be summed up by the following experiences (please consider that I stayed at a "Spa Suite") : Worst massage of my entire life, untrained massage therapist, pressure was 0/10 the entire time. Pulled a huge hair out of my dinner. Both the shower and the sink plumbing backed up, ended up showering with water build up almost to my ankles. You can very clearly hear your neighbors. The jacuzzi tub drain needs to be clawed open with your finger nails or anything you can find in the room, there is no mechanism to open the drain without doing this. The "steam room" in the suites is just the shower, there are no seats in the room or the "steam room", so I hope you like to stand up while you steam. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Thanksgiving Treat!

Dec 1, 2019 reginarV9860JH Central Arizona, Arizona

My family of 7 ate here last Thursday for Thanksgiving. We were seated promptly as had a lovely table in the corner next to the windows overlooking the ocean. Perfect. Our waiter Christian was very attentive and helpful. We wanted for nothing. The amazing shellfish and sushi bar was bountiful. Oysters were sweet and never ending. There were… Read more
My family of 7 ate here last Thursday for Thanksgiving. We were seated promptly as had a lovely table in the corner next to the windows overlooking the ocean. Perfect. Our waiter Christian was very attentive and helpful. We wanted for nothing. The amazing shellfish and sushi bar was bountiful. Oysters were sweet and never ending. There were poached lobster tails and claws as well as delicious lobster salad. The quality of the food was perfection. The carving room had turkey and ham and roast beef all with the “fixins”. Delicious. Plus there was an amazing pate and several artisan cheeses, breads, veggies, etc etc. Then, dessert....my favorite was the grasshopper pot du creme......mmmm. It was a veritable feast. Make your res for next year. You won’t be disappointed! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Too good to be true but it IS !!!

Nov 22, 2019 vic2riabar2n

Attended a destination wedding. Cottage accommodations were first class from A-Z. Food was amazing - venue was picturesque and breathtaking even for a November outdoor wedding! I cannot wait to return when it is warm and enjoy all the amenities. Staff was superior from waitstaff, bartenders, reception, car service - you name it. Pricey but worth… Read more
Attended a destination wedding. Cottage accommodations were first class from A-Z. Food was amazing - venue was picturesque and breathtaking even for a November outdoor wedding! I cannot wait to return when it is warm and enjoy all the amenities. Staff was superior from waitstaff, bartenders, reception, car service - you name it. Pricey but worth every penny. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Quintessential Cape Cod!!

Nov 14, 2019 TJL321

The CBI is, in a word, iconic. What a cozy place to spend a weekend - we love it in the off season. The rooms in the main inn are cozy and convenient - just walk downstairs for drinks and dinner. We were recently welcomed warmly by front desk manager Elizabeth Kennedy, who took such great care of us throughout our stay. They do their best to… Read more
The CBI is, in a word, iconic. What a cozy place to spend a weekend - we love it in the off season. The rooms in the main inn are cozy and convenient - just walk downstairs for drinks and dinner. We were recently welcomed warmly by front desk manager Elizabeth Kennedy, who took such great care of us throughout our stay. They do their best to anticipate and accommodate their guests' every wish...it is truly seamless, natural hospitality. We stayed over a Sunday night, and since they had low occupancy, they even moved us across the hall to a gorgeous view room (we did not expect this, but wow...how incredibly kind). In the interest of total disclosure, one bartender was kind of a grump, but in the big picture, who cares?! I remember being a kid and driving by this place thinking, "I sure wish we could stay there..." I'm so lucky that now I can! Read less