We stayed at the Cranberry Inn to attend a friend's wedding in Chatham. We weren't so crazy about Chatham, but quite enjoyed the Cranberry Inn. It's convenient to walk down to the commercial area and to the beach and lighthouse. We had room #3, which may be the largest, featuring a king-size bed, a small private balcony and sink with refrigerator. The en suite bathroom was perfectly fine with a tub/shower combo and adequate hot water.
The 1830 building is a former home for retired sailors and features a large front porch across the tree-shaded front, where it was a pleasure to sit and chat, especially during rainy weather. There are also two other public rooms: the lobby with period couches and easy chairs and a separate room with bar, which no one seemed to use. And yes, there is a cranberry bog with nature trail behind the building and parking lot.
Breakfast is served in a sunny room in the back with an ample buffet of muffins, fruit, yogurt and juices, and a different cooked selection each day is also served. You sign up for a breakfast time slot when you check in. Service is good, despite the charmless German overseer.
Our only complaints were an odd room layout. We didn't stay there to watch TV -- which is a good thing, since the TV was a small tube-style on a dresser that could not really be viewed from either the bed or the sitting area. And when we inadvertently dropped crumbs next to the sink in the room, we were infested with ants the next morning. When we asked at the desk if they had anything to combat the ants, "Brunhilda" simply said "No." And while we appreciated the otherwise comfortable large bed, it seemed to slant from the center to either side, so you constantly felt that you might fall out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautifully renovated and completely refurnished in 2014, the Inn at 359 Main is ideally located at the eastern edge of Chatham's charming Main Street shopping village - a short walk to shops, restaurants, galleries and spectacular Lighthouse Beach! Our 18 guest rooms have been uniquely reimagined with twin, queen or king bed. Rates include full breakfast served each morning and afternoon tea. Our 18 air-conditioned guest rooms offer fine bed linens, pillows and duvets by Matouk and Comphy; towels by Frette; spa bath products from Malin+Goetz; ultra-thin flatscreen television with cable; Wifi service; alarm clock with 2-outlet charging station; blow dryer; makeup mirror; and bottled water. Deluxe Rooms have working fireplace; Premier Rooms also have balcony & wetbar w/fridge. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cranberry Hotel Chatham