We along with our dear friends and traveling buddies were looking for a nice quiet place on the beach close to home to vacation this year. Only a 2 hour drive, what a little gem The Hawthorne turned out to be. We will DEFINITELY be back!! The motel is clean, very comfortable, with an awesome view overlooking the ocean. The beach at the hotel is lovely. Clean and great for swimming. The motel provides beach chairs, umbrellas and beach towels. For those folks without an ocean view from their room there is a small patio in the rear that is great to watch the sun rise or just relax. You can watch the fishing fleet go out in the morning and return in the afternoon. Watch them unload at the pier a short walk down the beach. You can watch the seals congregate on the sandbars a short distance from shore. Hear them moo / talk to each other. At Kellee's suggestion (the manager) we went to Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge at Morris Island. Had a wonderful day walking the trails in the refuge. One brings you out to the shore and then up through the dunes. A lot of seaside fun between the beach at the Hawthorne and the refuge-- birds, fish, starfish, crabs, plants, trees, lighthouse, and a fun treat...osprey! Town center is a short 10 min walk (yay..didn't have to get in the car and drive). Restaurants we ate at: Pates, Chatham Sguire, Sandi's, Larry's PX, Chatham Cookware Cafe - all great value, many options to choose from and yummy. The staff at the motel were friendly and engaging, not intrusive. Kellee and Mike host a fun Meet & Greet on Tuesday nights at the beach..s'mores and get acquainted with other guests and staff. All in all I'd give it a 10 out of 10.
- 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, Cape Cod, MA