This place is the temple of coolness. Partially because of the amazing artwork & objects carefully placed about, the really great restaurant, the amazingly well done rooms, all with their own themes..but also the fact that Chatham (and the Retro Suites) is a great destination if you just want to kick back and relax a spell,,,one would never expect this type of lodging in a small town like Chatham. But it is there as were we last month. I cannot say enough good about the experience.. The personnel there were very kind and very competent, and I had a strip steak in the "Chilled Cork" which ranked among the very best I have ever had. The chef there is amazing.
As far as the artwork which adorns the walls, there is a delightful combination of retro posters and objects as well as more contemporary. It should be noted that there's a lot of pictures of various medias which were done by the proprietors wife..she is amazingly talented and her work is truly museum quality. Funny, this hotel is almost like a museum, on second thoughts!!
We found the room extremely clean, comfortable and quiet, other than the train which went by, but that was actually kinda cool, bringing me back to my childhood when there were a LOT of trains and I used to anticipate hearing each one in a sorta giddy way!
We loved our stay here and our only sadness is that it is just so far away from home, as this is the kind of place we would love to "run away" to every so often.!! So...it is worth going out of your way for a few nights here, put it on your list!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Artfully nestled in historic downtown Chatham, The Retro Suites is a first class hotel with comfort, elegance and style that will surpass all your expectations. Being the only hotel downtown, guests are always a short walk from fine dining, shopping and live theatre. Our 35 guest suites are all individually appointed and create a one of a kind experience that is uniquely yours. With over 2,500 square feet of event space our venue is ideal for any corporate event, wedding ceremony or reception. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Retro Hotel Chatham
- Retro Suites Hotel Chatham, Ontario, Canada