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 COCKROACHES

Jan 10, 2021 ld1018 Boston, Massachusetts

As a Cape Cod native (born-and-raised), I am immensely loyal to the area and therefore was hesitant to write this review. However, staying at Chatham Bars Inn in August 2020 was by far the worst experience I have had at a hotel in my life. We booked a Saturday-Monday stay for our family of five in a spa suite and spent most of the first 24 hours… Read more
As a Cape Cod native (born-and-raised), I am immensely loyal to the area and therefore was hesitant to write this review. However, staying at Chatham Bars Inn in August 2020 was by far the worst experience I have had at a hotel in my life. We booked a Saturday-Monday stay for our family of five in a spa suite and spent most of the first 24 hours (aside from sleeping) at the pool and beach. Upon returning for my daughter's post-lunch nap on Sunday, while my other family members golfed, we encountered a huge, live cockroach on the living room rug. In a rush, I put my daughter down to sleep and returned to the living room. The large bug was gone and as I sat quietly on the couch another smaller one crawled beneath me on the rug. I covered it with a resort mug and immediately began packing our belongings. One bug can be a fluke, two mean infestation and can come home with you! I called the front desk and they seemed like they wanted to be helpful, but didn't sound surprised. When my daughter awoke, we went to the front desk to check out and they said "we will comp your entire stay (two nights) obviously, but we have to wait until the account reconciles." We left quickly to head home a night early. Months later, and after dozens of calls to the accountant, we still await our full refund. They refunded 50% of one night and nothing else; they no longer respond to calls or emails. As I mentioned, I am an avid supporter of the Cape and it's economy. I hate to even bring any negative attention to a local property but CBI is wrong here. CBI has a bug problem that is needs to deal with ASAP. I would obviously never return there sadly and hope they get serious about cleanliness in the future. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The best there is

Dec 31, 2020 laross17 Boston, Massachusetts

Absolutely perfect! The inn is stunning, the staff gracious, food outstanding. My family have been visiting the inn since I can remember and each and every visit just proves that this is not only the most beautifully situated inn but run by the utmost welcoming and kind people. The gift shop is a must see too with unique and classy items as well… Read more
Absolutely perfect! The inn is stunning, the staff gracious, food outstanding. My family have been visiting the inn since I can remember and each and every visit just proves that this is not only the most beautifully situated inn but run by the utmost welcoming and kind people. The gift shop is a must see too with unique and classy items as well as adorable children items. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Overpriced not luxury

Dec 29, 2020 179mauran

Pros: stunning views. Comfy beds. People were nice and staff was courteous and hard working, running all over the property to clean and bring things to people because the place is too cheap to properly stock the rooms. Cons: this place is super expensive (600 bucks a night in the offseason) for what you get. The cottage was not at all… Read more
Pros: stunning views. Comfy beds. People were nice and staff was courteous and hard working, running all over the property to clean and bring things to people because the place is too cheap to properly stock the rooms. Cons: this place is super expensive (600 bucks a night in the offseason) for what you get. The cottage was not at all luxurious, other than the beds—it is run down and worn from what appears to be many years of wear without replacing. Honestly felt slightly nicer than a motel. Not a thing was in the fridge, no plates or utensils for eating in the room, two little espresso pods for morning coffee, little kitchenette area and bathroom super worn down. Stains on carpet and furniture.No outdoor areas for eating at the inn—only indoor which did not feel safe because of covid. We had an outdoor place we could have eaten but it was too cold and the cushions had been removed. We ordered to our room and Food was so bad. Only winner was my daughters mac and cheese which I think was kraft with a butter sauce. I would never pay big bucks to stay here again and I cannot believe how successful this place is despite the crappiness of it. It is all location. Read less
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Dec 27, 2020 bobbC4620JN

This LG is garbage, the remote response time is 10 seconds and tv is like 15 years old. To get TV remote to work you have to walk up to tv and it takes forever to respond if that. Food was great but COVID-19 limited menu. Rooms besides TV are fire!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect for a weekend getaway

Dec 9, 2020 S B Charlottetown, Canada

We decided to stay at the Chatham Bars Inn after seeing a Groupon for the resort but ended up booking directly w/ the hotel instead for the same room offered (Deluxe Cottage) for a bit less by choosing one of the Special Offers for which we qualified. Those offers look to be still available. COVID precautions were in place and, at check-in, we… Read more
We decided to stay at the Chatham Bars Inn after seeing a Groupon for the resort but ended up booking directly w/ the hotel instead for the same room offered (Deluxe Cottage) for a bit less by choosing one of the Special Offers for which we qualified. Those offers look to be still available. COVID precautions were in place and, at check-in, we were presented w/ a bag of masks and sanitizer. Nice touch and reminder to wear a mask and stay safe. Staff was friendly and attentive. The first night of the stay we ordered from in room dining/room service and the food was excellent (albeit a bit pricy compared to prices in town). The center of town is w/n walking distance along w/ a few great spots to dine (The Impudent Oyster, Chatham Filling Station, & Chatham Pier Fish Market) and a bunch of spots to shop or grab a coffee/tea (Chatham Candy Manor, Dolli Llama, Mayflower Shop, & Snowy Owl Coffee). Very quiet and relaxing surroundings. Will be returning in 2021. Read less