Chatham Bars Inn
What We Love
- The classic New England look and feel
- A quarter mile of private beach
- A family-friendly atmosphere that also makes room for romance
- Just a few minutes from Main Street in Chatham, with free rides in one of the hotel’s Range Rovers
What To Know
- A resort fee of $10 per night plus tax from September 1 through June 12 and $22 (plus tax) from June 13 through August 31 will be collected by Chatham Bars Inn upon checkout
- The waterfront facilities, including the Beach House Grill, are closed during winter months; they reopen Memorial Day weekend
- Reservations are recommended for Stars
- Book spa appointments in advance; weekends get particularly busy
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The main inn has an expansive patio and several comfortable common areas outfitted in a variety of styles. Large Joel Meyerowitz photos of the beach hang in the main hallway, while the opposite wall holds a charming 19th-century map of the area’s ghosts. The inn is also home to a top-notch indoor and outdoor spa that features Balinese-style landscaping and a wide range of treatments.
Bed and Bath
The 271 guestrooms are split between the historic main inn and 26 cottages scattered over 25 oceanfront acres. Deluxe Cottage Rooms and Suites are done in subdued beach-themed tones and feature L’Occitane bath products, Bose Wave radios and flat-screen TVs. Some even have fireplaces, to complete the New England fantasy.
Inn activities include tennis, golf, fishing and guided beach walks. When mealtime comes, there are four restaurants to choose from. The main dining room serves a selection of fresh-caught items, including two-pound lobsters, Wellfleet oysters and perfectly seared scallops. Reserve a table by the window and you might spot seals on the beach. For a more laid-back meal, the inn’s Sacred Cod Tavern has lighter pub fare. If it’s chilly outside, afternoon tea is served in the South Lounge, where you can curl up by the fire with a book or a game from the library.
In the Area
Take the milelong stroll along the waterfront to the Chatham Lighthouse, where you can look for seals lounging in the cove. Then head to the Squire, a pub on Chatham’s Main Street that’s always packed, for a bowl of velvety lobster bisque or a pint and some live music. On weekend mornings the inn’s naturalist leads nature walks and short hikes along the coast. There are also opportunities to bike, boat and fish. The ground seldom freezes on the Cape, so you can book a tee time year-round at the Chatham Seaside Links golf course, which is right next door.
How to Get There
Truly an experience in dining and beautiful ocean views. The place is gorgeous. The food is outstanding. I love sitting at their outdoor bar and restaurant. It's spendy but worth every cent. The lobster nachos were out of this world!!!
Went yesterday just to stop for a drink. Have been there before, just love it. Not stuffy as other 5 star Hotels. Daniel the bartender was so friendly and professional and made great Old Fashioneds. Could have sat there all day in those beautiful bar chairs and the lovely view. Till next time , Cheers !!
My wife and I spent a long weekend to come out the Chatham Bars Inn. The location could not have been more perfect. The bell men and the drivers that took us into town were fantastic. There were some draw backs once getting into the room. There were some left over dirty towels left in the bathroom, sand on the cushions of the window nook, and dog nose prints on the window. We were in a Ocean View cottage and paying over $600 a night in the off season. Our last night there we had a leak in the upper window in our living room. I called the desk to report it, they sent an engineer. The engineers response when they arrived was, "yup, that's a leak. Would you like more towels to lay down?". There was never a follow up from the desk or anyone to make sure that we were ok or offering a new room. Nobody was trying to make things right. Upon check out, I had to stand at the front desk for 10mins before anyone came to assist in checking me out. The resort is beautiful, but the attention to detail and making sure guests are happy was none existent.