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"#16 of 198 Cape Cod hotels" -- TripAdvisor.com

Chatham Bars Inn

Chatham, MA
  • One of the top hotels in Cape Cod according to Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler
  • The hotel sits on a private beach, within walking distance of Chatham town center
  • Activities include seal watching, croquet and tennis, and spa treatments in the Japanese garden
  • Several pools, one featuring an underwater sound system

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297 Shore Road
Chatham, MA, 02633
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The first luxury hotel on Cape Cod, the Chatham Bars Inn is still one of the area’s top hotels according to Travel + Leisure, whose readers named it one of the Top 500 Hotels in 2013. Condé Nast Traveler readers are also smitten, calling it “a little slice of heaven.” The hotel sits on a private beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and is within walking distance of Chatham town center.

There are a bounty of facilities spread over 25 acres, including several pools (one with an underwater sound system), tennis courts, a kids club (aged 4-12), spa with a Japanese zen garden and 24-hour gym. Guests can also book sailing lessons, fishing trips and a seal or whale cruise on site. Four restaurants serve a mix of local favorites, such as dry aged steaks, produce from the resort's farm, lobster Rockefeller and clam bakes, and a varied breakfast menu including buttermilk pancakes and buffalo mozzarella frittatas.

The rooms are decorated in simple New England style. Choose between accommodations in the main building or the cottages by the beach, which offer more privacy and space. The majority have balconies overlooking the ocean or manicured grounds, while swanky adult-only spa suites (located above the spa) come with hydrotherapy tubs, saunas, steam showers and fireplaces.

A resort fee of $10 per room, per night covers valet parking, Wi-Fi, coffee, newspapers, access to the fitness room and the shuttle to Chatham. During high season (June 14 - Sept. 1) the resort fee is $22 and includes a boat shuttle service to the barrier beach.

From the press:
  • “This former farm is a little slice of heaven on the beach” -- Condé Nast Traveler
  • “The hotel's proximity to the beach and other activities on-site mean you may never leave the property” -- Frommer’s
  • “The clapboard Chatham Bars Inn, in Chatham, was the first luxury hotel on Cape Cod and is still its toniest address” -- Travel + Leisure


  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Kids' club
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Tennis courts
  • No pets allowed


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.


  • Standard checkout time: 10am.

Children and additional guests

  • Children aged 5 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Child's cot/crib available for children under 3: $30 per night (on request). Extra bed available for children and adults: $25 per night. Extra bed and cot/crib available in all room types except Deluxe and Premier Ocean View Main Inn. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.


  • No pets allowed.


  • There is a resort fee of $10 (subject to tax) per room, per night, which covers valet parking, Wi-Fi, coffee, newspapers, access to the fitness room and the shuttle to Chatham. During high season (June 14 - Sept. 1), the resort fee is $22 and includes a boat shuttle service to the barrier beach.


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Getting there

The nearest airport (Boston Logan International Airport) is a two-hour drive away. Barnstable Airport is 35 minutes away and is the closest domestic airport for flights from Nantucket, Boston and Vineyard Haven.


  • 297 Shore Road
  • Chatham, MA, 02633
  • United States

Customer Service

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Tel: 1-877-966-0000

Mon-Fri 9am-9pm ET, Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm ET

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