Chatham Bars Inn

297 Shore Road, Chatham, Massachusetts, 02633, United States
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Bad (2.0 out of 5.0) 4 reviews
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Faded Opulence

Bad (2.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 15, 2007

The Hotel has recently been sold and is undergoing major renovation - unfortunately they didn't advise us of this and didn't make any concessions for the upheaval. The room was once upon a time lovely but now it is in bad need of a makeover, faded opulence springs to mind. Service was great with everyone being very friendly. Breakfast is overpriced if you have the cooked version which was lacking in variety. Evening meals were really lovely. They seemed very much into corporate events which meant displacing residents with no notice, the restaurant or lounge areas were not accessible 4 times in 7 days, again no recompense was offered. The view from the room was superb and I guess that is what you are paying for. It is expensive for what it is. I was there out of season so can't vouch for the pool but it looked pleasant enough. Talking to other guests we found they had similar views to us as we thought maybe we were just being hard to please.

Faded Opulence

Bad (2.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 15, 2007

The Hotel has recently been sold and is undergoing major renovation - unfortunately they didn't advise us of this and didn't make any concessions for the upheaval. The room was once upon a time lovely but now it is in bad need of a makeover, faded opulence springs to mind. Service was great with everyone being very friendly. Breakfast is overpriced if you have the cooked version which was lacking in variety. Evening meals were really lovely. They seemed very much into corporate events which meant displacing residents with no notice, the restaurant or lounge areas were not accessible 4 times in 7 days, again no recompense was offered. The view from the room was superb and I guess that is what you are paying for. It is expensive for what it is. I was there out of season so can't vouch for the pool but it looked pleasant enough.

Nice place if you can avoid the staff.

Bad (2.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 8, 2004

The Chatham Bars in survives only because it is able to brainwash clients into thinking it is a World Class Resort...which it is not. Granted it is a nice place to stay, but is not the 5 star resort it claims to be. See reasons below.

It's location is very nice with several rental units right on the water. (They are squeezing in more units as I write this)
The range in accomodations is staggering. From old, decrepid, incredibly small rooms so dismal I wouldn't stay in even if they were free, to suites with wonderful views, new furniture, fireplaces and all the comforts of home. The key to enjoying your stay here is to avoid at all costs the garbage rooms (which are still $200 per night and up) and get into a golf course view suite, ocean view suite or better yet one of the cottages.

The staff is the weak point of this hotel. As I have only stayed here in the off season I have to assume that the quality staff go "off Cape" with the tourists at the end of the summer and the replacements are either poorly trained or have never seen how a a 5 star resort is run.

During our most recent visit in October 2004 the front desk manager was horrible. Arrogant, incompetent, and any thing but friendly. Even the "less senior" desk attendant apologized for the way we were being treated. Thankfully a hotel exec. was nearby and saw what was happening and rectified the situation.

During both of our stays the room attendants didn't observe the "Do not disturb" signs and entered our room for turn down service...which we did not want. Room service trays were left in the hallway all day (even after we called to have them taken away).
Ground keeping staff didn't seem to care that there were guests staying at the hotel and went about their business (very noisy) no matter what time of day it was.

In summary... tear down the crappy old buildings behind the main lodge and then replace the staff with those from any Hilton, or Fairmont Hotel (or Super 8 for that matter! ) and you'll be on your way to attaining 5 star status.

Unique Quality: The food in the restaurant was very good.
The spa and pool are very nice.
The beach is clean and the sun rises beautiful.
The hotel is within walking distance of the village center.

Directions: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g41499-d89650-Reviews-Chatham_Bars_Inn-Chatham_Cape_Cod_Massachusetts.html

Expensive but Elegant

by written on February 16, 2003

A large and fancy formal establishment, the nearly century old and world famous Chatham Bars Inn is the place to stay if your wallets are overflowing. It's located on the beach, has its own restaurant, offers rooms and cottages, has a tennis court and instructor and is near to town.

Unique Quality: Tennis Court
Outdoor Pool
Great View
Restarant
Babysitting Services
Near Town

Directions: Off Main Street

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Address: 297 Shore Road, Chatham, Massachusetts, 02633, United States

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Amenities at Chatham Bars Inn

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • Business Services
  • Kids Activities
  • Shuttle Service
  • Suites
  • Bar / Lounge

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