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 Beautiful Resort in Chatham,MA

Jun 13, 2019 MLb154 Staten Island, New York

A Leading Hotels of the World property, the Chatham Bars Inn is worth a visit even if you don’t stay there. You are warmly greeted by any staff member you encounter. As you walk through the front doors, you are transported to an elegant, refined and beautiful place. Right on the water in Chatham, this is the place to stay! We had lunch at The… Read more
A Leading Hotels of the World property, the Chatham Bars Inn is worth a visit even if you don’t stay there. You are warmly greeted by any staff member you encounter. As you walk through the front doors, you are transported to an elegant, refined and beautiful place. Right on the water in Chatham, this is the place to stay! We had lunch at The Veranda, for a casual meal. Try the Lobster Roll or the Cobb Salad! And enjoy the view! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An awesome stay

Jun 10, 2019 828derl

This Location is stunning and I guess one of the best available @ Cape Cod! The rooms are nice, however you can see if you get closer that the rooms are not brand new. Service is fine and the food (even at the bar restaurant) is excellent. The wedding we have joined at beach house was superb, however food not on the same level as in the main… Read more
This Location is stunning and I guess one of the best available @ Cape Cod! The rooms are nice, however you can see if you get closer that the rooms are not brand new. Service is fine and the food (even at the bar restaurant) is excellent. The wedding we have joined at beach house was superb, however food not on the same level as in the main building. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A SLICE OF HEAVEN

May 29, 2019 lovethat Maynard, Massachusetts

Returned to Chatham Bars Inn after several years. Exceptional experience. THANK YOU CHATHAM BARS INN Somehow the universe was rooting for me and the kind staff at Chatham Bars Inn upgraded us to a Deluxe cottage suite by the ocean!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was luxurious, and made a HUGE IMPACT on us. PROS Resort is charming, and… Read more
Returned to Chatham Bars Inn after several years. Exceptional experience. THANK YOU CHATHAM BARS INN Somehow the universe was rooting for me and the kind staff at Chatham Bars Inn upgraded us to a Deluxe cottage suite by the ocean!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was luxurious, and made a HUGE IMPACT on us. PROS Resort is charming, and perfectly situated on the ocean. Front desk staff was friendly and our room was ready about 2 hours ahead of schedule and they called us and delivered the room key to us so we did not have to walk back to the reception area. Room: we ended up with deluxe cottage suite and it was FAAAAANTASTIC!!!!! Large sitting room, with couch, coffee table, side tables, small dining table with 2 chairs and huge TV. BIg windows with shutters for privacy. Large bedroom with gorgeous bay window, again shutters for privacy. Coffee machine in room. Sitting area with bench/mirror great to blow dry hair or apply make-up while someone else in bathroom. Big bathroom, POWERFUL & AWESOME shower head - you can feel the stress disappear. We had a view of the sea - and could open the window and enjoy that sea breeze. This is amazing example of why people love Cape Cod I guess. Swimming pool had comfortable lounge chairs, plenty of umbrellas available which is a MAJOR PLUS. Large swimming pool and supported by staff who bring towels, set up your umbrella which is great service. CONS BREAKFAST - you can read my separate review of the Stars restaurant but essentially we were underwhelmed. Mediocre food, slow/uncaring/lackluster service. POOL STAFF _ the team handing out towels were GREAT but the girls never took our lunch order. We were there for 5 hours. No one stopped to ask us for drinks/food. No one stopped to offer menu. We sought them out, they never returned. Lady next to me ordered drinks - they never arrived. After 90 minutes she went to the bar & got them herself. My sense is not that the girls didn't care but were understaffed. That said, how do you LITERALLY NOT STOP in 5 hours? SOUNDPROOFING - we heard everything on 2nd floor of cottage. so 7AM activity upstairs creates an early disruption. LIGHT BULBS NOT REPLACED - Only there 2 nights - but the bulbs were out and never replaced in the 3 days we were there. Lack of attention by staff? Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing stay

May 29, 2019 carrieb162 Plano, Texas

What a wonderful treasure and surprise find. Stayed in a cottage with an amazing view. I walked in and said “wow” The yankee pot roast for dinner was incredible. I look forward to a return trip! It’s a bucket list experience!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating It was great! Terrific family weekend away.

May 28, 2019 KGLondon Carlisle, Massachusetts

I stayed at the Chatham Bars Inn with my extended family the weekend before Memorial Day and we had an amazing time. We stayed in two of the four suites in the Ocean Spray unit and it was great. Easy lawn proximity for our girls and dog to play, easy walk to the pool, beach, tennis court, and a bit further away, town! The rooms were clean and… Read more
I stayed at the Chatham Bars Inn with my extended family the weekend before Memorial Day and we had an amazing time. We stayed in two of the four suites in the Ocean Spray unit and it was great. Easy lawn proximity for our girls and dog to play, easy walk to the pool, beach, tennis court, and a bit further away, town! The rooms were clean and comfortable, although they could definitely do with more storage. We ate on the property a few times and enjoyed it. Since it was before the high season, there was no food available at the pool but we were able to get room service. We enjoyed going out in one of the resort's boats for a beach cruise and saw lots of seals on the seal cruise. My only complaint was that there was a landscaping crew outside our room at 7 am on Saturday morning, and they stayed most of the day. I called the front desk and they apologized for the noise and comped us brunch the next day. We had a great time at CBI and I would love to return - soon! Read less