Chatham Bars Inn

Cape Cod, New England

Virgin rating

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 Chatham Barrs Inn Easter Buffet, seafood fabulous, food good, service lacking!

Apr 3, 2024 PK002 Richmond, Virginia

The Easter Buffet at the Chatham Barrs Inn was a mixed bag. The seafood buffet was extravagant and fabulous. Everything was fresh and very good. The other food choices were good, the lamb very dry. Plenty of bread options and salad/cheese choices. We were warmly greeted and taken to a great table with a beautiful view of the ocean. The… Read more
The Easter Buffet at the Chatham Barrs Inn was a mixed bag. The seafood buffet was extravagant and fabulous. Everything was fresh and very good. The other food choices were good, the lamb very dry. Plenty of bread options and salad/cheese choices. We were warmly greeted and taken to a great table with a beautiful view of the ocean. The problem was the waitstaff. We had to take our own plates to the maitre ‘d desk between courses. We also had to go to the desk to ask for more silverware. We had to ask several times for a cup of coffee. We are usually generous tippers but didn’t think the automatic 20% added gratuity on the bill was justified in this case. I hope things improve because we love the Chatham Barrs Inn! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very Special Place

Apr 1, 2024 FrankJ50 Cape Cod, Massachusetts

We were a group of nine meeting at CBI to celebrate birthdays that turned into a wonderful family reunion. From arrival to departure the folks at CBI were all friendly, efficient, accommodating and thoughtful. Many unexpected special touches throughout the long weekend. Amazing ocean front location in an historic building with many special… Read more
We were a group of nine meeting at CBI to celebrate birthdays that turned into a wonderful family reunion. From arrival to departure the folks at CBI were all friendly, efficient, accommodating and thoughtful. Many unexpected special touches throughout the long weekend. Amazing ocean front location in an historic building with many special artifacts and period art. Large clean rooms, nightly turn down service. Again, the staff brings the experience to another level. Read less
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Mar 30, 2024 peter p

really nice hotel to stay ! I came with friends of mine and it was the last summer and we spent a week and we stayed in this hotel ! Amazing properties and perfect spot to stay ...good service and food very good ! clean and nice view ..... I will come back again !
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Conference Location

Mar 15, 2024 tlynch2024

Best facility for a business conference. Great location with well appointed rooms and conference space. Food provided for attendees was excellent and the service by the employees was incredible. The spectacular views of the ocean and quaint downtown of Chatham just add to the experience.
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Mar 15, 2024 dgi0rgi

CBI hosted a training conference and the level of service, and facilities offered were exceptional. Every detail of the stay, from parking to room quality, to personality of every staff member was top level. I would highly recommend CBI to friends, family and business associates.