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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Sep 27, 2020 Isellrecape Cape cod

We just arrived home. We were so pleasantly surprised with the service and the amenities at CBI. The pandemic has made it difficult for the travel industry. We were able to walk in to several dining venues as a first come first served guest. We didn’t make reservations for the restaurants as this was a last minute trip. The trillium beer… Read more
We just arrived home. We were so pleasantly surprised with the service and the amenities at CBI. The pandemic has made it difficult for the travel industry. We were able to walk in to several dining venues as a first come first served guest. We didn’t make reservations for the restaurants as this was a last minute trip. The trillium beer dinner event was over the top, all of the other food and drinks were excellent. We can’t wait to go back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Just got here, it's not worth the money. Stay away

Sep 25, 2020 georgehS366LR Boston, Massachusetts

We checked into Chatham Bars in about an hour ago. It is not worth the money, and anyone thinking of staying here should stay away. We've been told there are no restaurant reservations available for the entire weekend we are here. (with the exception of 9 pm Sunday night). We have not been able to get an appetizer or drink at the "resort".… Read more
We checked into Chatham Bars in about an hour ago. It is not worth the money, and anyone thinking of staying here should stay away. We've been told there are no restaurant reservations available for the entire weekend we are here. (with the exception of 9 pm Sunday night). We have not been able to get an appetizer or drink at the "resort". All available bars and restaurants are either closed between 3:30 and 5 pm or they are full reserved. I tried to call the concierge to find alternatives, but I was directed to voice mail. Same for the restaurant. Finally, our air conditioning didn't work. When maintenance arrived (albeit promptly) we were told that our expensive room "shares an air conditioner with the other units." If we wanted the air to work, we needed to make certain that our neighbors weren't using heat. What happens if we each wanted different things ...I'm not sure. The point is, there are dozens of other places on the Cape to stay. I would recommend doing so. We are heading down to the front desk to shorten our stay and get out of here sooner than we planned. Read less
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Sep 24, 2020 fm1alpine Centennial

If youre looking for a high end place (at a high end price), the Chatham Bars Inn will not disappoint. This place is gorgeous and right on the water. The food was outstanding and the staff was extremely nice.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice hotel but not 5 stars

Sep 21, 2020 CTmomof2_12 Weston, Connecticut

we had 2 lovely suites and enjoyed a wonderful 1st night lobster dinner in the restaurant by the beach. However, the following day we were told no beach service unless we had a $299 cabana. Mind you this was in August not a fall stay. This continued for our entire stay. For lunch each day you have to get a table (about 45 minute wait each day)… Read more
we had 2 lovely suites and enjoyed a wonderful 1st night lobster dinner in the restaurant by the beach. However, the following day we were told no beach service unless we had a $299 cabana. Mind you this was in August not a fall stay. This continued for our entire stay. For lunch each day you have to get a table (about 45 minute wait each day) Then sit there to order your food to go. Stupid system. We finally walked to the pier and got a pre ordered lunch with no wait for half the price. Then when we checked out I noticed breakfast charges on 2 of our days. American Express travel has 2 breakfast per room each day. Called the finance office 4 times over 2 weeks. No one bothered to return any of my calls. I finally had to call American Express to have the charges removed. Pretty poor customer service. They most not appreciate return customers. Because something so simple as a returned phone call would have made a difference. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointing. Absolutely not worth the price.

Sep 13, 2020 ashleydH3644JN

So sad to say how disappointed I was in our stay. I lived on Cape Cod for years and was so excited to bring my fiance to the Cape after talking so fondly about it for the last two years. So much was disappointing about this stay and it's hard to know where to begin. Starting at check in- we waited about 30 minutes to check in with the clerk.… Read more
So sad to say how disappointed I was in our stay. I lived on Cape Cod for years and was so excited to bring my fiance to the Cape after talking so fondly about it for the last two years. So much was disappointing about this stay and it's hard to know where to begin. Starting at check in- we waited about 30 minutes to check in with the clerk. There was only 1 person working the desk and once we finally got to her, she interrupted us multiple times to answer the phone, not to put the person on hold which would be normal and fine, but to talk with them each for several minutes and answer any and all requests/questions they had while we waited in silence. Keep in mind, we are paying $1300 a night to stay here and after staying at multiple high end resorts over the years, I've never seen this poor of front desk service before. Dining- it was not possible for us to eat at the resort. Meaning it was apparently a two week wait to get a reservation....at a restaurant at the resort we were paying thousands of dollars to stay at. We weren't even allowed into any of their restaurants to get a drink- I'm being 100% honest about this. No apologies or accommodations were made- just a really rude young girl telling us we weren't allowed in. They open up all their restaurants to the public, they don't save any seats for resort guests. So the next best thing we thought would be to have the concierge find us a place in town to eat. They didn't return a phone call for 3 hours, and when they did, the woman said "I might have a reservation available at Del Mar (in town), I will call you back in 15 minutes". She never called back. Checkout- At checkout, we saw a $280 charge from one of the resort restaurants that we did not eat at (as it was not possible to even eat there when we wanted to). We were on Nantucket at the time the charge was made and were assured that the charge would be removed. It was never removed. I called the resort three separate times requesting a call back to fix this charge. Nobody ever called me back- again, I am being 100% honest about this. On my fourth attempt, I was connected to a voicemail in the finance department and left somewhat of a demanding voicemail for a call back and immediate credit made to my account. The next day, a woman from that department called me back and the problem was fixed. Apparently, there was another guest with our same last name staying at the resort and it was accidentally charged to our room. I understand errors happen, but they need to be fixed and acknowledged by the employees when it's recognized. We felt very dismissed and they obviously hoped we would forget about it and drop it, which I believe is fraud. There was just a general un-welcoming feeling there. When we passed by employees in the hall, they didn't say hi or even acknowledge us. The exception to this are the young guys working at valet- they are very friendly and helpful. I would definitely suggest staying at the Wequassett if you are wanting a stay at a higher end resort on the Cape. I have stayed there several times and the service was incredible. I will post this on all the travel sites as well. Read less