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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Apr 14, 2021 nahulme

Fabulous resort! Location, grounds and amenities were amazing. Rooms are well appointed, with separate cottages, gym, swimming pool, spa, and dining. Valet service for any town visit available and views of the beach was fantastic.
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Apr 13, 2021 gdray103

There are many quality properties that offer great amenities and services.The distinguishing characteristic is the attentiveness and helpfulness of the staff.When traveling for business or pleasure it is refreshing when your visit is virtually hassle free due to the staff's assistance. Chatham Bars Inn gets it!!
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Apr 11, 2021 Bufha12 Boston, Massachusetts

We took my father to Chatham bars inn to celebrate his 70th. We all had beautiful rooms overlooking the ocean and the rooms were so comfortable and clean. We had lunch at stars and it was excellent. We had 5 kids with us and our waitress was great. A few of us went to the spa and all enjoyed our treatments. A great family getaway and… Read more
We took my father to Chatham bars inn to celebrate his 70th. We all had beautiful rooms overlooking the ocean and the rooms were so comfortable and clean. We had lunch at stars and it was excellent. We had 5 kids with us and our waitress was great. A few of us went to the spa and all enjoyed our treatments. A great family getaway and everyone had fun from ages 2 to 70! Read less
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Apr 7, 2021 360leighannem

Chatham Bars Inn exudes relaxed New England sophistication. It’s a Perfect Marriage of elegance and comfort. Spring is a very quiet and peaceful time to visit. The Staff are very friendly and accommodating. Special thanks to Angela who gave us a warm welcome and thorough orientation when we checked in. Arionus? The Engineer who promptly assisted… Read more
Chatham Bars Inn exudes relaxed New England sophistication. It’s a Perfect Marriage of elegance and comfort. Spring is a very quiet and peaceful time to visit. The Staff are very friendly and accommodating. Special thanks to Angela who gave us a warm welcome and thorough orientation when we checked in. Arionus? The Engineer who promptly assisted and fixed our fireplace that was malfunctioning. Tracey in sales who was very helpful with the perfect room arrangements. We stayed in the Primrose deluxe cottage which was so lovely. We enjoyed the fireplace while watching The views from the distance. I loved the gigantic soaking tub and the separate dressing room so you don’t have to hold up a line while doing your make up. The beds were divine and linens so crisp. I didn’t want to leave the comfort of my bed in the morning. But the breakfast in the main Stars dining rooms is worth waking up for. Thanks again for the amazing hospitality!! Cheers from Nantucket! Read less
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Apr 2, 2021 beachm0m81 Cape Cod, Massachusetts

PROS: Beautiful grounds, amazing view of the ocean, walkability to Chatham center, incredible food, cozy beds and gas fireplaces in cottages CONS: Check in was a massive cluster. We’re still in the midst of a pandemic and they only have two people checking in every guest at 4pm. There is no one standing in the lobby directing people, so it’s… Read more
PROS: Beautiful grounds, amazing view of the ocean, walkability to Chatham center, incredible food, cozy beds and gas fireplaces in cottages CONS: Check in was a massive cluster. We’re still in the midst of a pandemic and they only have two people checking in every guest at 4pm. There is no one standing in the lobby directing people, so it’s confusing and guests are snapping at one another. The line went out to the front door! Would recommend NOT checking in between 3-4pm to avoid these crowds. Also one of the women working at the front desk was not wearing a mask, just a large piece of pink fabric that didn’t cover her nose. Rooms (we stayed in a cottage)are a bit run down. Window seat cushion was dirty. Shades were broken. There is no ice in the rooms or available for self service - you have to call room service every time you need it. Housekeeping didn’t come to clean our room until we called for service (at 2pm) They never returned for turn down. This hotel is nice, but I’m not sure it’s worth $600+ a night. There are a lot of small changes that could be made to elevate the experience. Read less