Chatham’s lodging choices are more expensive than those of neighboring towns because it’s considered a chichi place to vacation. But for those allergic to fussy, fancy B&Bs and inns, Chatham has several good motel options. Practically across the street from the Chatham Bars Inn, the 26-room Hawthorne, 196 Shore Rd. (tel. 508/945-0372), is a no-frills motel with one of the best locations in town: right on the water, with striking views of Chatham Harbor, Pleasant Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean. Rates are $360 for a double, more for an efficiency with kitchenette. It’s closed mid-October to mid-May. The Chatham Seafarer, 2079 Main St. (tel. 800/786-2772 or 508/432-1739), is a lovely, personable, well-run motel with an outdoor pool, only about a half-mile from Ridgevale Beach. Rates are $219 to $229 double.

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