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Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   425 Water Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704
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Hampton, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I were looking for a last minute get away and found the Renaissance online. The hotel is in a prime area with a short walk to a great selection to have dinner. Old Portsmouth is filled with a great deal of history, and activities for the entire family. Upon our arrival, we were pleasantly suprise with the... More

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Raleigh, USA
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32 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As other reviewers have said this hotel has a lovely location on the river with lovely views and it is also on the edge of the olde town area of old Portsmouth. The lobby/bar area are lovely. The rooms are very nice and spacious. There are very minor areas of wear which stop me from giving it 5 stars. The... More

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Darnell S, Front Office Manager at Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

This review was simply wonderful to read to my staff. They simply enjoy providing memorable experiences for every guest we encounter. Look forward to seeing you again soon!! More

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed at this location for Hampton University's Graduation Weekend. The view at this hotel is amazing. There is a ferry that will take you to the Norfolk side which has restaurants, shopping and other activities. The rooms were comfortable- a little tight but not bad. From the parking to the front desk is a long walk so be prepared. The... More

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Darnell S, Front Office Manager at Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

Congratulations on the graduation celebration!!! Thank you for selecting our hotel!! Next time you visit, please allow me to personally take you down the Portsmouth Historical Hallway and share some of the history of our great city!! More

Savannah, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Room was very comfortable and overall the hotel was quiet despite having a wedding on the 2nd floor. Parking can be interesting-you pay to park and there are places on holidays and weekends that do not charge. Wasn't sure how they determined if you parked there or not-the attendant was in the booth half the time we left. If you... More

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Darnell S, Front Office Manager at Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

The waterfront view at our hotel is simply breathtaking!! Thank you so much for sharing. More

NJ
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed here with my family on Marriott points on our way to the Outer Banks. Overall I'd say the hotel is just on the average side of things. We have 2 young kids and requested a crib for the 1 year old. Upon check in, there was no crib in the room. I had asked about it at the front... More

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Darnell S, Front Office Manager at Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete a review. Everything we do is aimed at providing you with an excellent hotel experience and your feedback is extremely valuable. I will follow up with my team on restaurant reservations. Next time your in Portsmouth, please do not hesitate to let me know!! More

Rockaway, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel is beautiful. Everyone at this hotel is polite and friendly. I had a small problem with reservations the day before I arrived. I spoke with Darnell M. Smith and he resolved my issue on the phone within 15 minutes. He was so polite. When I arrived at the hotel he was at the front desk and greeted me.... More

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Darnell S, Front Office Manager at Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

We were delighted to take care of you!!! Look forward to seeing you again!!! More

Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was here for business. The hotel met all of my expectations, my only gripe is that the internet connection was painfully slow. The rooms were clean and quiet, staff was helpful. The hotel is located blocks away from lots of restaurants. Not a lot happening in this town, but Ok visit.

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Darnell S, Front Office Manager at Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing!! I personally love the restaurant selection available as well. Next time you visit, be sure to experience the Water Ferry!! More

Rockaway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we drove up to this Hotel to the moment we Left we were treated like celebrity!!! Everyone was so attentive and so very pleasant. The rooms were beautiful and very very comfortable!!!!. We will make it a point to stay here again !!

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Darnell S, Front Office Manager at Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review with us. I have shared your feedback with our staff. Please let me know the next time you plan to visit our Historic town! Would love to personally Thank you!! More

Yardley, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews 56 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a modern, high-rise hotel in old Portsmouth, VA. It sits on the attractive waterfront and is adjacent to the ferry service to downtown Norfolk. It is also 1/2 mile from the Portsmouth Naval Hospital and teo blocks from old Portsmouth with its well-maintained homes from past centuries, its history and a main street filled with many good dining... More

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Darnell S, Front Office Manager at Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete a review on Trip Advisor! Im are glad you were able to discover our historic town. Hope you come back to visit again soon!! More

Charles City, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had an opportunity to visit Portsmouth Va for dinner aboard the paddle boat, the Carrie B, and then spent the night at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, located directly across from the cruise ship which made for a pleasantly short walk to the hotel afterwards. This entire site is well kept and bespeaks quality. The entrance... More

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Darnell S, Front Office Manager at Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

Simply a wonderful and very detailed review. Thank you for sharing the experience!! I have shared your review with our hotel staff. Look forward to meeting you on the next trip to our historic city!! More

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Address: 425 Water Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704
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Location: United States > Virginia > Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Waterfront Portsmouth
Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel And Waterfront Conference Center

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Blending traditional elegance and modern style, our waterside Norfolk, VA area hotel in the historic downtown district of Olde Towne Portsmouth provides calming comfort and soothing relaxation. The Renaissance Portsmouth hotel boasts a hip location overlooking the vibrant, revitalized waterfront and offers stunning views of the Elizabeth River. Set above the harbor, the Portsmouth Ballroom's unique outdoor terrace, part of the 24,000 square feet of Norfolk area hotel meeting space, provides a stunning reception area sure to draw rave reviews from your guests. This updated luxurious Norfolk, Virginia area hotel also features 23 meeting rooms including a 70-seat Amphitheater. Savor the atmosphere of this waterside hotel in Portsmouth at Foggy Point Bar & Grill, presenting a selection of fresh seafood. Visitors to the area can enjoy the unique experience of taking the nearby water taxi across to many of the Norfolk business and visitor destinations including the Norfolk Naval facilities. ... more   less 
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