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“Not worth the money” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Chatham Tides Waterfront Lodging

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394 Pleasant Street, PO Box 215, South Chatham, Chatham, MA 02659   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in South Chatham
Southbury, CT
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Not worth the money”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2007

My husband, myself and two teenage children recently spent 4 days at Chatam tides. I was VERY disappointed. The rooms were dated and tiny. The bathroom even smaller. You could not turn around in the bathroom. No amenities at all. Not even a hair dryer. The air conditioner did not work. WAY WAY over priced for what you get. It was essentailly like camping with a roof over your head. Then when we decided after one night it probably wasn't a great fit for us as a family, we were told we could not get any of our money back to go to a different place as they would not be able to rebook the room. Instead we spent $260/night for a cramped space. The beach was nice but we never stayed there as there was no space to do anything.

  • Liked — The beach
  • Disliked — Everything else
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, IL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2007

I've been staying at the Chatham Tides for more than 10 years now. The location is perfect--very quiet, right on the beach. I love sitting out on the deck in the morning and watching the waves--ditto at night. Falling to sleep to the sound of the gentle surf is pure pleasure. The beachfront studios are small but adequate--tiny bathrooms. The rooms around the parking lot are more spacious with full kitchens and bathrooms. All have cable TV, free wireless internet acces, (free parking, too). Much prefer this setup to a hotel--like being able to have my morning coffee according to MY timetable. Decor/furnishings are simple, but attractive. Close to Chatham stores and restaurants--one of the best is just at the other end of the street.(long walk, though)
The owners are lovely people--this property has been in the family for 2 generations

  • Liked — the deck and the viiew from it
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2006

Enchanting Seaside motel with small clean rooms that overlook
the ocean and Monomoy island. Staff was very friendly and the rooms
were small but clean. Very nice family place with a beautiful beach,
privacy, a place to use your bikes, great fishing opportunities,
great restaurants, and abundant shopping in downtown
Chatham. Best feature is that it is nestled away down a long
private road. It is quiet and enjoyable place to stay. Deserves Best of the
Cape rating in my humble opinion.

  • Stayed August 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2005

view was outstanding. rooms were outdated. didn't like the two floor townhouse. absolutely no amenities... no restaurant. overpriced. no tv in bedroom.

  • Stayed September 2005
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2005

The hotel itself is lovely, with large and clean rooms and well kept grounds. The view of the water is beautiful. However, the water and sand on this small private beach are filled with seaweed. It is so thick that the water looks dark green and murky. No one in our party of 10, including children or adults, would swim in it. The hotel has no pool, so if you love to swim and like your water relatively clean, I do not recommend this facility.

  • Stayed July 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2004

A real Gem. We found The Tides several years ago by mistake. We currently reserve two weeks each year. Same room, same weeks. The owners and staff are wonderful and personable. It's our "special place". So special, we arrange our Wedding Anniversary so we spend it at The Tides. It is, and will remain, our home away from home. Thanks Ellen and Ed....you're special.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2004

Thanks to the other Trip Advisor reviews, I spent 4 days at Chatham Tides and was delighted! The studio suite was incredibly spacious with a full kitchen. The room was tastefully decorated with up-to-date light wood cabinets and furniture, green carpeting, and floral patterned couch and bedspread. The bathroom was roomy and contained my favorite accessory: a light in the ceiling above the shower!!! (The big hotel chains could learn from this Cape Cod gem.) The balcony, complete with a table, umbrella, chairs and a lounge, was just a barefooted step through the sliders. The staff was very helpful, providing a warm welcome and ideas for rainy days (did someone say tropical storm Jeanne?). I would highly recommend the Chatham Tides! It's perfect for a girlfriends' weekend, couples and solo travelers. Watching the moon on the water at night, peeking at the sunrise through almost awake eyes, digging your toes into the soft sand on the beach...it's a great place to stay.

  • Stayed October 2004
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Chatham Tides Waterfront Lodging

Address: 394 Pleasant Street, PO Box 215, South Chatham, Chatham, MA 02659
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Chatham > South Chatham
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in South Chatham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Private beach on warm Nantucket Sound in South Chatham, Cape Cod.Enjoy Chatham's best value in waterfront lodging. Twenty-four oceanfront and ocean view units with private sundecks all with ocean views. Efficiency rooms,townhouses and suites. Lovely, tranquil setting on the water, just ten minutes drive to downtown Chatham activities. ... more   less 
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Chatham Tides Waterfront Hotel South Chatham

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