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949 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443-3236
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#3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Madison
Welcome to the Tidewater Inn! We invite you to explore coastal Connecticut while relaxing at our comfortable, elegant bed and breakfast on the Connecticut shoreline. Tidewater Inn is designed with you in mind. We've tailored each room, our hospitality and amenities to make your stay as enjoyable and relaxing as possible. The eight beautiful guest rooms and one hideaway cottage are individually decorated with antiques and estate furniture and appointed with your comfort and convenience in mind. Most have a canopy or four poster, including two with a wood burning fireplace, and one Jacuzzi nestled in the cottage. All guestrooms have a private en-suite bathroom with a shower, air conditioning, cable television, and wireless internet access for your personal computer. Relax by the fireside in the sitting room or in the English Garden. Enjoy a full breakfast and complimentary evening pre-dinner refreshments. Our attention to detail and charming atmosphere makes the Tidewater Inn the perfect destination for a weekend getaway. We hope to see you soon!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Business Centre with Internet Access
Non-smoking hotel
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Jessica M wrote a review Aug 2020
Kingston, New York21 contributions10 helpful votes
We just got back from a wonderful stay. The owner was courteous and one heck of a chef. The breakfasts are outstanding, plentiful, and full of variety. The room was very clean and had all the toiletries and amenities of a hotel room. The location is within walking distance to the East Wharf beach and driving distance to the other local beaches including Hammonasset state park beach. The Tidewater assists you with day-passes for the town beach if needed. Plenty of restaurants nearby as well. They adhered to Covid protocols and made sure we felt comfortable and safe. Quaint romantic setting and rooms. The ONLY con would be the backyard deck and outdoor furniture could use a cleaning. Will definitely stay again!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Jeffrey W wrote a review Jun 2020
Newington, Connecticut17 contributions7 helpful votes
Just wanted to drop a quick note too all and let you know how much we enjoyed our second stay/birthday weekend with Victoria (Innkeeper) at The Tidewater. The breakfasts were absolutely the best Kim and I have ever been lucky enough to enjoy! Thank you again for being safe and the birthday wishes/goodies/ballon and cheesecake for dessert was an awesome surprise. The Wharf Restaurant at The Madison Hotel was a great experience and the staff and most people were following social distancing/mask protocol. I had the swordfish (perfectly prepared, not dry at all!) and my wife the quiche. The views of the ocean there of course were awesome. 4-5pm good time to go on a Sunday evening but definitely make reservations ahead of time I would tell people. ahead of time regardless when you plan to go,
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Date of stay: June 2020
Room Tip: The cottage is where we stayed and is very quiet and away private. You can park in the back...
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distinctionceo wrote a review Jan 2020
Charleston, South Carolina9 contributions10 helpful votes
Whether for business or leisure, I cannot emphasize strongly enough how truly perfect The Tidewater Inn is for either or any occasion for that matter. Clean, Charming, Comfortable and so incredibly welcoming in every regard. The staff is beyond accommodating and there is no place I can recommend higher in the Madison area than here. Go, you’ll absolutely LOVE it and will want to return again and again as I have for the past 10 years.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Mark L wrote a review Oct 2019
Bristol CT30 contributions6 helpful votes
i took Louise away from a weekend on the Connecticut coast. The weather was New England Autumn out of a postcard, but it would not have worked without the Tidewater Inn and Victoria, it's marvelous innkeeper. We stayed in the Scranton Room on the first floor, and it was a little gem. The breakfasts were sheer perfection; I cannot praise Victoria sufficiently for her culinary skills! We had Spice Waffles one day, and an egg-spinach "custard" the next, both complimented by some of the best muffins I've ever eaten. And, as if all that was not enough, we were then astounded by finding that Victoria had provided Louise with a generous piece of birthday cake, left for us on our bed!
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Date of stay: October 2019
Steve N wrote a review Oct 2019
New Hartford, Connecticut145 contributions54 helpful votes
My wife and I spent one night at the Tidewater, this week, were pleasantly surprised. Our room, The Bushnell was beautifully arranged and very convenient on the first floor. Our breakfast was fantastic and plentiful and the caretaker was extremely welcoming. The location, just outside the center of downtown Madison, was perfect. With our frequent visits to this area, I would not hesitate to visit again.
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Date of stay: September 2019
US$166 - US$194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tidewater Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Tidewater Inn?
Nearby attractions include RJ Julia Booksellers (0.8 km), Madison Art Cinema (0.8 km), and Creations (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tidewater Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Tidewater Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Tidewater Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tidewater Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bar Bouchee, Cafe Allegre, and Moxie.
Are there any historical sites close to Tidewater Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hyland House Museum (7.7 km).