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 Absolutely Delightful

Mar 30, 2020 RogerAlix-Gaudreau Uxbridge, Massachusetts

I first visited the Chatham Bars Inn for a multi-day work event, but instantly upon entering, I knew it was the kind of place my wife and I would love for personal travel. We then visited the Inn for a personal getaway a few weeks later as part of their winter weekend series. We were treated to an art show shortly after arriving on Friday, in… Read more
I first visited the Chatham Bars Inn for a multi-day work event, but instantly upon entering, I knew it was the kind of place my wife and I would love for personal travel. We then visited the Inn for a personal getaway a few weeks later as part of their winter weekend series. We were treated to an art show shortly after arriving on Friday, in which we saw works from a local artist while nibbling on cheese and sipping some champagne. We then had an amazing dinner in the main restaurant - the food was spectacular and the service flawless. Our room was a suite overlooking the ocean. It was large and comfortable, very nicely appointed - and the view was breathtaking. Room service made Saturday morning a slow, lazy affair, with a great presentation and friendly service. Turn down service that evening was a nice touch - especially the extra chocolates! (My only mild complaint was that the heater was a bit on the noisy side.) That night, we went to the pub for dinner, which had a much more relaxed atmosphere, but the food and service were both still top-notch. Afterward, we spent some time enjoying the nautical decor of the main building and sitting in the lounge with the gas fireplace and gaming tables. The next morning, we absolutely did not want to leave, so we lounged around until the last possible moment before reluctantly packing up for the journey home. We both look forward to the next time we can visit! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating They created the bucket list because of Chatham Bars Inn

Mar 5, 2020 fransmart alexandria

This entire area and certainly this hotel are right out of the movies. Beautiful, tons of stuff to do, amazing facilities, great rooms, great staff, and i cant wait to get back. We took the boys fishing off a charter boat a few steps away and caught dozens of fish in a few hours. I’m only sad we didn’t stay longer but we will definitely be… Read more
This entire area and certainly this hotel are right out of the movies. Beautiful, tons of stuff to do, amazing facilities, great rooms, great staff, and i cant wait to get back. We took the boys fishing off a charter boat a few steps away and caught dozens of fish in a few hours. I’m only sad we didn’t stay longer but we will definitely be back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Chatham Bars Inn Offers: SUPERB Customer Service, DELICIOUS Foods and Beverages, a PLETHORA of Amenities, and MORE!!

Feb 22, 2020 johnlpm3rd Boston, Massachusetts

My Wife Ana And I recently had the Extreme pleasure to stay at the Unique and Inviting Chatham Bars Inn on Cape Cod . We were way overdue for a getaway vacation and The Chatham Bars Inn Staff came to our rescue in every way possible! From the beginning, The Valet Service and the Front Desk and Reservation folks Greeted us Warmly and Provided… Read more
My Wife Ana And I recently had the Extreme pleasure to stay at the Unique and Inviting Chatham Bars Inn on Cape Cod . We were way overdue for a getaway vacation and The Chatham Bars Inn Staff came to our rescue in every way possible! From the beginning, The Valet Service and the Front Desk and Reservation folks Greeted us Warmly and Provided us with a Welcoming And Friendly Demeanor, they ALL Excel in the service they provide! The Restaurants: Stars and The Sacred Cod, Having World Class chefs and staff, Serve the Finest Foods and Equally Wonderful Beverages. The Superb Hosts and Service Staff, are ALL Hard working and Courteous beyond compare. Our Room was Exquisite, with the ultimate in Luxury and Comfortable Furnishings and the Outdoor Views In One Word... WOW! The Amazing and Friendly Concierge Lorraine Helped us to plan our trip and attended to our every need along the way during our stay. High Praise also to Housekeeping, Engineering, and to the Maintenance team for helping to keep all our rooms clean and neat, and our indoor climate controls perfect! Please consider the Chatham Bars Inn for your next vacation As we certainly will!! . Sincerely, Ana and John Martin Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Don’t visit in cold weather!

Feb 16, 2020 Trail776737

Beautiful facility and amazing staff. Our room was small but nice with great ocean views. The reason our trip was bad was that ALL the common areas were freezing all weekend! We spent an absurd amount of $$ to freeze our butts off. This includes the pub, the fine dining restaurant, lobby, and the large area with couches on the main floor. … Read more
Beautiful facility and amazing staff. Our room was small but nice with great ocean views. The reason our trip was bad was that ALL the common areas were freezing all weekend! We spent an absurd amount of $$ to freeze our butts off. This includes the pub, the fine dining restaurant, lobby, and the large area with couches on the main floor. The only warm area was our room! Every person we spoke to was talking about it. We visited the very expensive fine dining restaurant on Valentines Day everyone was wearing a coat. Our server Griffin was fantastic but we were cold the entire time. We spoke to a few members of the staff but the response was that “it’s an old building” which I don’t find acceptable. We paid a lot of money to stay there and the minimum expectation is that it isn’t freezing cold. If they aren’t capable of keeping it warm then don’t open in the cold weather months. It’s not like the Cape doesn’t get cold occasionally. It was only in the 20s which is hardly the lowest temp they experience. Figure it out. At the minimum they should have the plastics entry way tents that every good restaurant in NYC has for the winter. Incredibly disappointed. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating High Cost, Mediocre Service, Many Issues

Feb 9, 2020 344213 Atlanta, Georgia

We came in Feb during their “off season”. Beautiful resort and we had a great time, however, for the cost/expense, everything SHOULD be spectacular....and it wasn’t (hence the average rating....high cost, high expectations). Pros: 1) Amazing private cooking class. Meal & chef were great. 2) Beautiful property 3) Seamless check-in (we had 3… Read more
We came in Feb during their “off season”. Beautiful resort and we had a great time, however, for the cost/expense, everything SHOULD be spectacular....and it wasn’t (hence the average rating....high cost, high expectations). Pros: 1) Amazing private cooking class. Meal & chef were great. 2) Beautiful property 3) Seamless check-in (we had 3 rooms with joint living room) 4) Masseuse/massage was heavenly. The heated blankets, towels, robes are such a nice touch. 5) Complimentary car service to and from town. Cons: 1) Heat wasn’t working properly in our cottage. We asked for it to be fixed multiple times....they sent an “engineer”, who lied and said it was working. Eventually they sent a space heater....basically, they knew it wasn’t working but didn’t want to admit it. Other TripAdvisor reviews also state the heat issue. 2) Towels weren’t replenished on our 2nd day. Received turn down service 1st night but not 2nd. (We don’t care about turn down service, but where’s the consistency??) 3) Half of the staff are amazing, welcoming, and courteous. The other half need significant coaching opportunities (some are blatantly rude). 4) Breakfast in STARS. It’s off-season so we got a table immediately, but it took forever for a waiter to arrive at our table, then forever to come back and take our order. We had to ask multiple times for a waiter to attend to our table. Waiter didn’t even ask for our drink orders.....we had to ask and tell her! 5) Incompetent spa check-out lady. We purchased Travelzoo vouchers and gave all the info ahead of time (including pin #s) so that check-out would be quick & seamless. It wasn’t. When I asked what the issue was, she wasn’t able to articulate the issue, didn’t apologize, and kept saying things that weren’t customer-friendly. 6) You can hear neighbors. Walls are thin. In the summer, expect a lot of noise (especially when the property is full). Overall, nice property and we had a great trip, but we didn’t get the level of service for the money spent. Read less