Chatham Bars Inn

Cape Cod, New England

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 2041 reviews

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.

Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 2041 reviews

Rating summary

  • Location Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Sleep Quality Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Rooms Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Service Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Value Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Cleanliness Image of the Tripadvisor rating

Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1375)
  • Very good (342)
  • Average (163)
  • Poor (105)
  • Terrible (56)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceeded our expectations

Feb 3, 2019 cmarsig Westerly, Rhode Island

From the moment we drove into the shell driveway to the last moment here, we were treated as if we were the only people at the inn. Blossom checked us in with warmth and personality. When we reached our room we were a bit disappointed not to have a water view. When we called her she said she would change our room at no additional cost. The next… Read more
From the moment we drove into the shell driveway to the last moment here, we were treated as if we were the only people at the inn. Blossom checked us in with warmth and personality. When we reached our room we were a bit disappointed not to have a water view. When we called her she said she would change our room at no additional cost. The next location exceeded our expectation! We had an absolutely stunning water view and a lovely room. The staff in both restaurants greeted us by name. The service was great and the food was fantastic. The main building is quintessential old New England beach luxury... understated and elegant. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely delightful!

Jan 26, 2019 blazingburgundy1 New York City, New York

My husband and I travel to Cape Cod every year to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I never tire of the location and while I'm too far from retirement age, I even think about living out my life there someday. One of the best experiences was staying at the Spa Suite at the Chatham Bars Inn. Every luxury you can imagine is available to patrons. … Read more
My husband and I travel to Cape Cod every year to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I never tire of the location and while I'm too far from retirement age, I even think about living out my life there someday. One of the best experiences was staying at the Spa Suite at the Chatham Bars Inn. Every luxury you can imagine is available to patrons. They have a golf course and a beach to walk to from the front door. The have fine dining on the premises, but they also have a cafe on the beach that is amazing. I am a vegetarian and it's hard to find really nutritious and delicious vegan or vegetarian meals. Well, their cafe does not disappoint! We had a semi-private heated pool by our suite and the masseuses provided one hour massages in our suites with a short notice appointment. The most surprising and entertaining moment was when they offered us a chance to drive a $100 K vehicle (a different one every day) just because we were staying there. It was a little embarrassing, but we drove it to an ice cream shop where we sat on the porch and ate a $3.00 cone with an expensive car parked out in front while other ice cream customers admired and commented on the car on loan, lol. The staff at the Chatham Bars Inn is well-trained and very attentive. You will want for nothing. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Cape Cod Treat!

Jan 19, 2019 aimeeandgabe New York City, New York

Chatham Bars Inn is an easy and delightful weekend (or long weekend) getaway. My husband and I spent three nights here in September, after the tourist season had settled down a bit, but not too late to enjoy the sun, pool, outdoor eating venues and a cruise in the bay. CBI is a beautiful hotel in a gorgeous setting. It’s a larger hotel that… Read more
Chatham Bars Inn is an easy and delightful weekend (or long weekend) getaway. My husband and I spent three nights here in September, after the tourist season had settled down a bit, but not too late to enjoy the sun, pool, outdoor eating venues and a cruise in the bay. CBI is a beautiful hotel in a gorgeous setting. It’s a larger hotel that what we normally choose, but we found it to be intimate and quiet. During our stay, two weddings and one conference were held at the hotel, but at no point did we feel any overcrowding, excessive noise or distraction from our quiet long weekend. The gardens and grounds are incredibly well kept. We chose a cottage suite, which was lovely. It felt like a small, cozy apartment with a great view. My only suggestion for the room would be to add hooks in the bathroom, as there was nowhere to hang towels or wet swimsuits. The beachside restaurant/bar is a great place to get situated in the late afternoon. The menu has good options for snacks or a meal and the cocktails are delicious. It’s a lively and friendly environment with a beautiful view of the ocean. For a quite, intimate or romantic drink, you will need to take your drinks down by the beach, as the bar area can get a bit loud. Be prepared for breakfast, you’ll want to try a bit of everything. The buffet has a tempting mix of sweet and savory treats, all tempting and absolutely delicious. The restaurant in the main building, the Sacred Cod, was a great option for dinner. Everything we ordered was delightful during our two meals there. There is lots to do (or not do) at the hotel and in the area. The afternoon cruise was really lovely. We got lucky and saw a massive tuna being pulled out of a fishing boat on to the dock. We enjoyed walking the beach and taking the property bikes to town and around the neighborhood. Perhaps it was an end of season issue, but the bikes were in need of some serious repair and upkeep. Luckily my husband is handy in this way, as there was no staff member in sight to assist. The pool and hot tub are also nice. My only suggestion would be to put up a sign that prevents young children from entering the hot tub. (We had one “snorkeling” in there with us, which obviously changed the vibe.) Take time to visit town, wander the streets and browse the shops. There are nice restaurants; we particularly enjoyed The Impudent Oyster. I’d also suggest a visit the National Seashore, poking around the other lovely towns, and grabbing a lobster roll by the water (such as at the Wellfleet Pearl). Or, alternatively, do nothing - grab seats on the Veranda and watch the world go by. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A relaxing getaway for NYE

Jan 16, 2019 Celia S

Very comfortable and the staff was kind and helpful with whatever questions we came up with. We stayed in one of the "cottages" very private and an easy walk to the beach or into town for dinner. The beds were very comfortable.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Family Get Together

Jan 15, 2019 crgrfg

The Chatham Bar Inn is absolutely gorgeous. I can't imagine how wonderful it would be to be able to enjoy the deck in warm weather. We visited at Christmas and it was decked out so beautifully. A ginger bread house as tall as me, a working model train, and a chair that made me feel like I had climbed up into my grandmother's as a child. Go for… Read more
The Chatham Bar Inn is absolutely gorgeous. I can't imagine how wonderful it would be to be able to enjoy the deck in warm weather. We visited at Christmas and it was decked out so beautifully. A ginger bread house as tall as me, a working model train, and a chair that made me feel like I had climbed up into my grandmother's as a child. Go for Sunday brunch and enjoy the scenery! Read less