Tidewater Inn

949 Boston Post Road , Madison, CT 06443 USA (Show map)
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The Inn offers an inviting and elegant atmosphere of antiques and estate furniture, while providing all the modern conveniences. The Inn is within walking distance of village shops and is close to three Long Island Sound beaches. Many restaurants are nearby. All rooms have private bathroom, cable TV, air conditioning in season, telephone with voice messaging, and both wireless and dial access for your personal computer. Selected rooms offer in-room fireplace or jacuzzi. A full breakfast is served each morning, a welcome back reception each early evening, and complimentary soft drinks and snacks are always available. Relax in front of the large fireplace in our beamed sitting room or outside in the English garden. All guests have access to the morning papers, menus from local restaurants, area maps and brochures, and a refrigerator stocked with snacks and cold drinks. Warm hospitality is always included.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Charming B&B

4.4 on September 12, 2017

Great location close to town, parks and restaurants. Room had everything you could need. Delicious breakfast. Victoria was very helpful and a wonderful hostess.

A lovely spot with warmth and charm

4.6 on August 31, 2017

Ideally located close to the quaint but lively town and beach. Warm hospitality and comfortable clean room - would stay again and recommend.


3.2 on August 13, 2017

Concept is great, location is great, property is beautiful, woman who runs it is lovely. Wallpaper and rugs need to be ripped up immediately. Good paint job and floors very much needed.

Lovely bed and breakfast

5 on August 11, 2017

I stayed at the Tidewater Inn while I was in Madison for a wedding. The welcoming was lovely and the warmth with which I felt staying here was like home. I cannot express enough the incredible breakfasts which was prepared every day by Victoria. Exceptional establishment.

Pleasant Stay

3.8 on August 10, 2017

Charming room but the best part was the amazing breakfast offered the next day. I don't even care about breakfast but this experience was delightful. The innkeeper presented beautiful food and a lovely table presentation.

1st visit

3.4 on August 09, 2017

Our first stay was very pleasant. Victoria was very attentive to our needs. Breakfast was great. The rooms and outside needs some real updating. I would consider returning in the future if the updates were implemented.

A great place to stay

4.4 on June 08, 2017

Wonderful house and wonderful attention from a knowledgeable and approachable host, breakfasts the most comprehensive I have ever seen!

Spring Stay

4.6 on May 04, 2017

This was a return visit for us. The innkeeper, Victoria, is a pleasure whether she's attending to reservations, services, advice about local activities, businesses, restaurants, or enjoying conversation at her wine and cheese sit-down. The inn's location is perfect for access to nearby recreation activities and the inn itself has several quiet nooks inside and out for relaxation, and reading. We'll be back.

Tidewater Inn, Madison, CT

4.2 on December 15, 2016

Quiet and quant. Victoria is a gem of an Innkeeper. Older property with changes happening yearly. Great shopping town and close to outlets, mall and beach.

A pleasant stay in Madison, CT

3.8 on November 24, 2016

A wonderful mid-week getaway to Madison, CT,, and a stay at the Tidewater Inn met or exceeded our expectations, which were based on previous visits there and so, we knew what to expect. Th history-laden Inn, the nearby Hammonasset Beach State Park, and Elizabeth's Cafe were particularly pleasant aspects of our visit.

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Rooms & Rates

Qn - Bushnell

first floor room with Queen Canopy bed and Fireplace

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Qn - Scranton

first floor room with Queen Four-Poster bed and Fireplace

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


King bed suite with sitting room and Jacuzzi

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Kng - Hammonasset

second floor room with King Four-Poster bed

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Kng - Madison

second floor room with King Canopy bed

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Qn - Meigs

second floor room with Queen Canopy bed

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Qn - Sachem Head

second floor room with Queen Canopy bed

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Twn - Allis

second floor room with 2 twin beds

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Ful - Thimble Isles

second floor room with Full Canopy bed

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

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Location Type

Coastal Connecticut, Small town


Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) 60 miles

Directions to property:

We are half way between Manhattan and Boston along the Connecticut coast. We are between exits 61 and 62 on Rt.95. From Rt.95 northbound, take exit 61, right off the ramp, left at the third traffic light, we are about 1.5 miles on the left. From Rt.95 southbound, take exit 62, left off the ramp, about 1 mile, right on Rt.1, we are about 2.5 miles on the right. From Hartford area, Rt.91 south to Rt.9; Rt. 9 south to exit 13, Rt. 17. Rt.17 south through Durham to Rt.79. Rt.79 south to Rt.1 in the center of the village. Left on Rt.1. We are about 1.5 miles on the left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Long Island Sound beaches, Chamard Vineyard, Gillette Castle, Thimble Isles Cruise, Essex Steam Train, Yale University, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Videos , Beach passes, chairs and towels, Guest refrigerator/stocked, Area maps and brochures, Wireless or dial Internet from your laptop, Daily newspapers

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Regional and Local Theater, Designer outlets, specialty & antique shops, Winery tour, CT River & Long Island Sound scenic cruises, Summer craft and antique fairs, Winter Bald Eagles and Seal tours/cruises, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2-8pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over 10; maximum of two persons in one room
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends in season and on holidays year round.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full payment is required to confirm a reservation.
  • Cancellations: Full refund provided if two weeks notice is given. If less than two weeks notice is given, a refund is provided if we are able to re-book the room for the nights that were cancelled.
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Victoria Kolyvas

Languages spoken

Greek, English

About the innkeepers

Victoria has lived in Connnecticut all of her life and has especially enjoyed the shoreline area. She enjoys fine dining, antiquing, theater, travel. She loves to welcome new people to the area and can offer suggestions for restaurants, shopping, touring, dining.

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Full or Continental

  • Time Served: 8:30 - 9:30 (Full)
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

California Egg Puff
California Egg Puff, one of our favorite hot entrees, is a delicious baked oven omellette that mixes eggs, several types of cheese and just the right amount of mild green chili peppers to be flavorful but not too spicy. Your breakfast always starts with a fruit course and cereal is always available. Along with the daily hot entree, we serve a toast or baked good, and a breakfast meat such as bacon or sausage. Coffee, tea, decaf, and juice complete the picture.


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