Chatham Bars Inn Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Nestled near the heart of Chatham on 25 scenic acres overlooking Pleasant Bay, Chatham Bars Inn has been a local staple since 1914. The true Cape-Cod style architecture is complemented by lovely interiors to match -- upholstered wingback chairs, antique-style turned-leg furnishings, and seafaring decor. But don't let the term "inn" fool you, this property is big and amenities-packed, with a beautiful spa, modern fitness center, scenic beach, fine dining, private chartered boats, and classic clay tennis courts. Thanks to the large pools (including a kiddy pool) and an extensive kids' club, the Inn is a popular choice for families.
Red Jacket Beach Resort Rating: 3.0 Pearls
A casual ambiance pervades this mid-range resort, from its no-frills guest rooms to its plainly furnished spa, but the rates reflect its oceanfront location. This property is a great pick for families, as it features a beautiful private beach, indoor and outdoor pools, family-friendly guest rooms, a kids' club, and tons of activities for children and adults.
Riviera Beach Resort Rating: 3.0 Pearls
This family-oriented resort offers a laid-back atmosphere and plenty of child-friendly features, such as a seasonal kids' club, a private beach, and two pools. The outdoor pool with mushroom-shaped fountain and bridge is especially popular with the kids. Decor in many of the rooms is somewhat dated, and rates reflect the property's beachfront location. Also, Riviera Beach Resort does not offer the spacious cottages that can be rented at some of its sister properties nearby.
Blue Water Resort Rating: 3.0 Pearls
With cottages and large suites in addition to standard rooms, this mid-range resort is well-suited for families and groups on summer vacation. Even the standard rooms are spacious, but they vary from recently refurbished to decidedly dated, and the rates reflect the property's oceanfront location. The resort features a private beach, indoor and outdoor pools, and seasonal activities for kids. Guests also have access to amenities at the property's four sister resorts nearby. There is a definite focus on families here, especially during July and August.
Green Harbor Resort Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Green Harbor Beach Resort is less like staying in a hotel, and more like renting a vacation home in a friendly neighborhood. The cottages and townhouses are comfortable, spacious, and simply decorated, although with somewhat dated furnishings. Amenities such as a heated pool, mini-golf course, and seasonal kids' club make this property a great pick for families, as does its bayside location that offers calm waters and a kid-friendly beach.