After reading the great reviews on Tripadvisor my wife and I were excited that we were able to get an ocean view room on short notice. We were able to get room number 131 for three nights. We have come to realize that it was a mistake to stay in that room.
We should have realized that there was a problem when we checked in and there was a dehumidifier running in the room. That night my wife had a problem breathing and didn't sleep well. She has had trouble breathing a few other times when she has stayed where there is mold and/or mildew.
In the morning I told the owner, Gil, that we couldn't stay the other two nights because there was apparently a mold and/or mildew problem in the room. He said there was no problem with us leaving and put the remaining two nights charges back on our credit card.
I did look at one of the non-ocean view rooms in the front of the motel. It looked more recently updated than room 131, but we chose not to stay partly because we had had such a bad experience with the other room. Our expectations had taken a nosedive.
In spite of the room, we did appreciate and enoy the location of the Hawthorne, one of the best in Chatham, the view is spectacular, the beach is very nice and it is only about 1/2 mile, within walking distance to many of the shops and restaurants in Chatham. We did have a good time there but the room put a damper on things. Pun intended!
If we hadn't had the problem with the room, I probably would have given the Hawthorne an excellent rating.
If we were sure we could get a mold/mildew free room we might even go back there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful waterfront lodging in quaint Chatham, Massachusetts. The Hawthorne is located on a private ocean beach and only a short 6 minute walk to downtown shops and restaurants. Standard ocean and non-ocean view motels rooms as well as rooms with a kitchenette. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hawthorne Hotel Chatham
- Hawthorne Motel Chatham