My Weekend Stay at the Chatham Tides Inn (Hotel Review)

A Casual Resort on the Water in Chatham (Cape Cod), Massachusetts

In a tranquil Cape Cod neighborhood steps from the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll find a casual beach resort with comforts of home. Here, a footpath perfumed by beach roses and gentle seagrass invites you to a private beach. Adirondack and lounge chairs wait beside the fixings for a campfire on the beach. You’ll take in panoramic views of Nantucket Sound and Monomoy National Wildlife Preserve. Sound good? Welcome to Chatham Tides where I spent a restorative waterfront weekend in Chatham, Massachusetts.

Waterfront Weekend in Chatham - Chatham Tides Inn Cape Cod Map

Along with Brewster and Harwich, Chatham is part of the “Lower Cape.” Cape Cod is shaped a bit like an arm and Chatham Tides is near the “elbow.” Located off Route 124 in a residential neighborhood between downtown Chatham and Harwich Port, Chatham Tides offers beachfront and waterview guest rooms, suites, and townhouses.

I had the pleasure of staying in a two-bedroom suite at Chatham Tides Inn. Room #7 above the reception office proved to be my second story Cape Cod getaway.

This waterfront weekend in Chatham gave me an opportunity to explore the southeastern tip of Cape Cod and meet up with girlfriends (we call ourselves “The Bunco Babes”) at a family cottage in Harwich Port; I seized the opportunity to combine work and pleasure.

In this article, you are invited to…

Enjoy Suite Water Views

A private sundeck with table and chairs and a lounge chair made for a welcoming entry. I anticipated having morning coffee here overlooking the ocean beyond the rooftop, and also had a birdseye view of the grounds. Slipping my key in the door, I called Chatham Tides home for the weekend.

Waterfront Weekend in Chatham - Chatham Tides Inn Sun Deck
Waterfront Weekend in Chatham - Chatham Tides Inn Reception

It’s hard not to appreciate the ocean views from this room. Bright light pours into the Ocean View Two-Bedroom Suite at Chatham Tides through a wall of windows reaching the cathedral ceiling. (Oh, that view!)

Waterfront Weekend in Chatham - Chatham Tides Inn 2BR Suite

The suite has an open floor plan awash with natural light.

It is cozy but suitable for a small family or hosting visitors, furnished with a couch, coffee table, seagrass wingback, flat screen television, and plenty of beach-themed pillows. A bay window overlooks the sundeck. Soft hues and beach decor offer a soothing vibe throughout, befitting this seaside retreat.

Waterfront Weekend in Chatham - Chatham Tides Inn 2BR Suite
Waterfront Weekend in Chatham - Chatham Tides Inn 2BR Suite
Waterfront Weekend in Chatham - Chatham Tides Guest Info

Discover Every Kitchen Convenience

A spotless kitchenette is well stocked with dishes, glassware, a corkscrew, cutlery, pots and pans, oven mitts, sponges, and soap. The counters hold a stainless steel sink and the essential single-serve coffee maker.

Since I am a coffee addict, I took inventory: four coffee pods–two bold and two decafs, raw sugar & stevia, and non-dairy creamers with spare supplies in the drawer. Score! (I left a note for housekeeping to refill with only bold pods the next morning and they generously obliged.)

Waterfront Weekend in Chatham - Chatham Tides Inn 2BR Suite

An efficiency refrigerator and 4-burner stove complete space. In addition, as someone concerned with ecology, it pleased me to find the kitchen outfitted with both trash and recycling containers. Yay for being an eco-conscientious hotel!

Most of all, I loved the kitchen bar arrangement.

A sea-blue counter runs along the kitchenette overlooking the water then curves into an “L”  for dining space with bar chairs. This, I assessed, is the perfect arrangement for writing. 

So, I set up my laptop and enjoyed morning work with panoramic views of the sea, asking myself, “How does it get better than this view?”

Waterfront Weekend in Chatham - Chatham Tides Inn 2 BR Suite
Waterfront Weekend in Chatham - Chatham Tides Inn Workspace
Waterfront Weekend in Chatham - Chatham Tides Inn Workspace

I enjoyed watching Cape Cod wildlife as I worked: tenacious seagulls dropping shells on the rocks, agile terns dive-bombing the waves for fish, and the occasional seal–a bobbing head above water.

Across Nantucket Sound, I spied Monomoy Wildlife Refuge and added it to my bucket list for this waterfront weekend in Chatham.

Get Cozy with Luxury Linens

Two bedrooms flank the living room. Each a charming and cozy space, they featured the most comfortable beds fitted with white comforters and luxury bedding, an extra set of full-size and decorative pillows, and a fluffy mattress pad. I slept soundly overnight in the silent suite…Like a baby!

Waterfront Weekend in Chatham - Chatham Tides Inn 2BR Suite
Waterfront Weekend in Chatham - Chatham Tides Inn 2 BR Suite

The large closets offer ample hanging space and also hold a chest of drawers and an iron/ironing board. Extra amenities include bedside charging units for my iPhone–perfect!

Make Eco-Conscious Bath Choices

The bathroom, off the living room, held travel size shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap, and lotion. Their scent was fresh and light, like the ocean nearby.

The bathroom could use a little update, but it’s really clean.

Plenty of towels and facecloths hung in a pleasing arrangement. I was given the eco-conscious option to hang my damp towels rather than send them to laundry each day. The shower had good water pressure.

I noticed while showering, I could see views of the ocean through the bathroom window. In fact, in just about every room, I caught glimpses of the waterfront as a reminder of Chatham Tides’ incredible location.

Waterfront Weekend in Chatham - Chatham Tides Inn Bathroom
Waterfront Weekend in Chatham - Chatham Tides Inn Soaps
Waterfront Weekend in Chatham - Chatham Tides Inn Towels

Several thermostats control the interior climate.

I prefer fresh air so I opened windows and ran the overhead fan, capitalizing on the breeze coming in off the ocean. And truly, what is more peaceful than ocean air anad the sound of waves upon the shore?

Be Surrounded by Beautiful Grounds

Outside, well-manicured grounds surround Chatham Tides‘ reception area with beach roses, hydrangeas, daylilies, and colorful annuals.

Waterfront Weekend in Chatham - Chatham Tides Inn Grounds
Waterfront Weekend in Chatham - Chatham Tides Inn Hydrangea
Waterfront Weekend in Chatham - Chatham Tides Inn Beach Roses & Lantern
Waterfront Weekend in Chatham - Chatham Tides Inn Beach Rose
Waterfront Weekend in Chatham - Chatham Tides Inn Rock Garden

Vacation Steps from the Beach

A sandy path leads to the shoreline of Chatham Tides’ private beach.

Had the weather been warmer, I’d have gladly taken a refreshing swim. That didn’t stop me from enjoying my waterfront weekend in Chatham. Instead, I walked along the jetty and collected some shells. The water was crystal clear!

An outdoor shower and spigot allow for easy cleanup after a day at the beach.

Waterfront Weekend in Chatham - Chatham Tides Inn Beach
Waterfront Weekend in Chatham - Chatham Tides Inn Adirondack Chairs
Waterfront Weekend in Chatham - Chatham Tides Inn Private Beach

Take Home Souvenirs & more

On my way back to my room, I checked out the self-serve gift shop next to the office. It contains sundries and souvenirs, including cute t-shirts. (I wish I bought one!)

There’s also a vending machine with drinks and snacks.

Waterfront Weekend in Chatham - Chatham Tides Inn Gift Shop

My nearby explorations included Harwich Port’s and Downtown Chatham’s boutiques and unique shops, Chatham Lighthouse, and Monomoy National Wildlife Preserve.

I enjoyed photographing pristine sandbars and picturesque rowboats and spotting seals off the coast. And of course, I loved hanging out with my Bunco Babes in Harwich Port.

I covered a lot of ground, and Chatham Tides was an ideal base for my waterfront weekend in Chatham.

Waterfront Weekend in Chatham - Chatham Tides Inn Enjoy Travel Life

While I stayed in the Ocean View Two-Bedroom Suite, Chatham Tides also offers efficiency rooms, an oceanfront townhouse, and even a rental home on the water’s edge. You’ll find casual beachside comfort suited to solo travelers, couples, and families alike. For more information and rates, visit

“The Bunco Babes”
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Special thanks go to Chatham Tides in Chatham, Massachusetts for their generosity. This article is part of a sponsored collaboration between Chatham Tides and Enjoy Travel Life. As always, all opinions expressed are my own. For more information, please see the following Disclosure

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Jackie Gately

Jackie Gately is a seasoned travel writer, photographer, and marketing consultant who is passionate about travel. She loves casual-luxury experiences, coastal getaways, cultural attractions, and local, wholesome food and wine pairings. A perfect day ends with her toes in the sand or by chasing the sunset with her camera--ideally both.

32 thoughts on “My Weekend Stay at the Chatham Tides Inn (Hotel Review)

  • September 3, 2020 at 7:27 am

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  • October 7, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    Wow, what a beautiful place to stay. You make me want to travel so much. I would absolutely love to visit this place, or even a similar place, it just seems like a perfect place to relax and enjoy the scenery.

    • October 9, 2018 at 12:28 pm

      Thanks, Sarah! It is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the scenery. 😀 I hope you have a chance to visit!

  • August 16, 2018 at 10:47 am

    This place looks amazing! Loved the hotel the room was beautiful. The whole place looked heavenly and so relaxing and peaceful. Hope you enjoyed your stay. 🙂

  • August 15, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    Wow, Such a perfect place to relax. I’d really love to go there. It’s so beautiful and what a perfect view.

  • August 15, 2018 at 8:04 am

    The hotel looks great and very welcoming! i would really love to spend my time there and enjoy!

  • August 14, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    I have heard so much about Cape Cod! I still have not been. This place looks amazing! I love to stay at places with easy access to the water.

  • August 14, 2018 at 7:50 am

    Looks like a great place to relax while in Massachusetts. Perfect since I am planning a trip there next month.

  • August 14, 2018 at 1:03 am

    This was such a great read and the photos are lovely. The property looks wonderful, clean and well maintained. At some point I would like to set up a B&B and these pictures and your thoughts about the property have given me some great tips. Thanks for sharing.

  • August 13, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    These are wonderful views! Never been to Chatham but it looks relaxing and gorgeous.

  • August 13, 2018 at 11:20 am

    I’ve yet to visit Cape Cod when I’m in the US and now I want to see it just so I can stay here at Chatham Tides! It looks so peaceful, and you’re right about the cozy bedrooms too. It’s truly a place I could see myself spending a long weekend.

  • August 13, 2018 at 8:54 am

    I absolutely would love to stay at this charming beautiful location!!! I’m saving this to my travel pins!!

  • August 13, 2018 at 8:36 am

    Chatham Tides Inn seems like the perfect place to stay at. Plus, having the beach so nearby is a huge plus. I fell in love with this place!

  • August 13, 2018 at 8:11 am

    Chatham Tides looks like an incredible place to stay. The decor and vibe to the place is so relaxing and serene. It looks like a dream destination indeed.

  • August 13, 2018 at 4:45 am

    What a fabulous escape to a wonderful location. Such a beautiful spot with a lovely beach and water. This would be a great place for anyone to enjoy a weekend. The hotel itself looks just perfect and I like the cleanliness and attention to the garden beds. Just a perfect getaway.

  • August 13, 2018 at 2:31 am

    Such breathtaking views, wow! Cape Cod is such a beautiful place. Very descriptive post, all the photos are so amazing. That beach looks so relaxing, the place you stayed looks so lovely.

  • August 12, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Looks like an incredible place to escape reality for a weekend. Views all around. I like that the grounds are well taken care of. We would also open the windows and listen to the ocean all day instead of the AC.

  • August 12, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    This looks like the perfect place for a relaxing weekend trip. So close to the beach – and the accommodations looks like from some movie – very cool and minimalistic. I love the pillow with the sand dollar – adds so nicely to the ‘by the shore’ feel.

  • August 12, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    I must say I did enjoy the pictures of the beach, and also being a coffee addict myself the part that caught my eye was the well-stocked kitchenette. There is nothing better than drinking freshly brewed coffee in the early hours of the morning overlooking the sea! All in all a great review, and great pictures.

  • August 12, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Wow, what a breathtaking view! The rooms and place look absolutely lovely, what a magical break!

  • August 12, 2018 at 11:41 am

    This looks like such a lovely place to stay! Such a beautiful view and great location.

  • August 12, 2018 at 10:13 am

    Chatham Tides is such a cozy, comfortable place to stay. And I would love to be near that wildlife sanctuary and catch a glimpse of seals frolicking.

  • August 12, 2018 at 8:00 am

    I’m so in love with this resort. Everything from the view to the landscape is amazing. I would love to visit it once!

  • August 12, 2018 at 2:07 am

    Wonderful pictures and the views are just breathtaking.
    Definitely on my bucket list.

  • August 12, 2018 at 12:14 am

    The views are amazing. I love the greenery, beauty of the water and the overall ocean vibe. Overall the hotel looks peaceful and very relaxing.

  • August 11, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    The rooms here look adorable and the location seems perfect! I’ll have to check it out the next time I’m in the area!

  • August 11, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Cape Cod is such a beautiful place. I love that this Inn is just steps from the beach, looks like a great place to stay!

  • August 11, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Wonderfully written, descriptive story that peaked my interests! I can’t wait to visit the cape again and stay here!

  • August 11, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    If one day I will pass by Chatham I will follow this guide. This place seems really relaxing even with the cloudy weather.

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