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 Cape Cod with class.

May 9, 2022 LeslieGeorgeMaine Maine

If you like the best if everything, the Chatham Bars Inn is for you. Old world excellence with all of the modern amenities. The service is notable and is the element that sets this venue apart from all others. Treat yourself to this spectacular experience. You won’t regret it.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Quintessential Cape Cod on a wonderful property

May 3, 2022 MattD12345678910 Carlisle, Massachusetts

Chatham Bars Inn is our go-to place when we want an amazing Cape Cod experience. Their property is incredible --- sweeping views of the ocean, beautiful landscape all around, accessible pool, cottages, golf, etc. It's close to downtown, beaches, light house views, and connecting towns that offer their own unique beauty and experiences. There are… Read more
Chatham Bars Inn is our go-to place when we want an amazing Cape Cod experience. Their property is incredible --- sweeping views of the ocean, beautiful landscape all around, accessible pool, cottages, golf, etc. It's close to downtown, beaches, light house views, and connecting towns that offer their own unique beauty and experiences. There are plenty of food options --- would def recommend getting a reservation ahead of time so you don't find yourself without a spot for dinner. The one knock we have is that the rooms feel slightly dated for a luxury hotel --- the property has been here for awhile, and short of a complete renovation, it's hard they will match expectations of a $1K+ night room that you'll likely have to pay in the summer. That said, the property, view, and experience make up for it. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating My 5th time here!

Apr 29, 2022 Mass08 Massachusetts

This is my absolute favorite place to stay. I love seeing all the flowers in bloom in the spring, the place is impeccable. The grounds are beautiful. I love the Sacred Cod restaurant. It's a little slice of heaven on earth.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great spot for relaxation in a beautiful setting.

Apr 25, 2022 stephenloughhead

We had wanted to visit the Chatham Bars Inn for a number of years and finally had the opportunity to do so. The experience lived up to our expectations. The staff was professional and we felt well cared for. The room was comfortable and the turn down service and chocolates were welcomed. It was the kind of experience we hoped for. The hotel and… Read more
We had wanted to visit the Chatham Bars Inn for a number of years and finally had the opportunity to do so. The experience lived up to our expectations. The staff was professional and we felt well cared for. The room was comfortable and the turn down service and chocolates were welcomed. It was the kind of experience we hoped for. The hotel and the views were outstanding. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful but not a good value

Apr 23, 2022 happytravelinggal Oakville, Connecticut

Decided to take a brief trip to the cape for a few nights over spring break with my family. The property is stunning and staff was very friendly throughout our stay. It was nice to have access to the heated pool and we also had an amazing time riding the complimentary bikes. That said, the value is just not there in comparison to many other… Read more
Decided to take a brief trip to the cape for a few nights over spring break with my family. The property is stunning and staff was very friendly throughout our stay. It was nice to have access to the heated pool and we also had an amazing time riding the complimentary bikes. That said, the value is just not there in comparison to many other resorts in which you can pay half the price. We stayed in an ocean front cottage which had a nice view but was a bit dated with stains on the furniture, no microwave, no informational materials for guests provided outside of the map at check in (room service, amenities, menus, activities etc.) the cottage also had an uncomfortably warm temperature in which the thermostat would not control. To be fair we didn’t complain about it to offer a chance to fix but just left the windows open at night and requested a fan. Lastly the most disappointing thing was that we only had housekeeping and turndown once in our 3 night stay. This was not what was expected for the high nightly rate which also does not include many if any perks. Read less