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Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is my favorite Renaissance hotel. The style throughout the hotel is awesome, rooms are very nice / comfortable, great friendly staff, and concierge / club lounge has beautiful views. This is my go to hotel in the Norfolk area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So... For starters I was not overly thrilled about going to Portsmouth. I was sent here to receive cancer treatment from Portsmouth Naval Hospital, and knew we would be displaced for several days. After checking into our hotel we were greeted by the warmth dark wood finishes a welcoming staff and a beautiful bar. Although little of our time would... More 

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

On behalf of Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel management and staff, thank you for providing feedback about your recent stay. Renaissance strives to ensure our guests experience the best visits possible during their travel. Look forward to meeting you during your next stay with us! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a great stay on our 17th wedding anniversary - wonderful staff, clean rooms, great breakfast and an awesome view of the harbor and downtown Norfolk. This was out second stay here, it's walking distance from the downtown and the Portsmouth amphitheater.

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

Thank you so much for sharing!!! I hope that you enjoy the rest of your summer and visit us again soon!! More 

Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a Marriott property for those who like Mariotts. It is very up to date and appears to have been renovated in the recent past. Very nautical in theme. The front desk set the bar high sharing tips on where to go for dinner and things to do in the area. Then in the parking garage a manager offered... More 

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

Thanks for sharing!! Our Front Office team strives to ensure our guests experience the best visits possible during their travel. Look forward to meeting you during your next stay with us! More 

Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed for one night as a couple. We checked in at 3pm, and as a Marriott gold member staying on rewards points, I had specifically booked a concierge level room. We were on the 17th floor (the highest). I highly recommend the Norfolk skyline view though the other side is cool too with the big navy ships in port.... More 

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

On behalf of Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel management and staff, please accept my apology for the missed opportunities expressed on this review. I am addressing the noted opportunities with my senior team as we speak!! More 

Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are staying in Portsmouth this is the only option. Thank goodness it's a great option too. Very nice hotel, clean and friendly staff. We stayed for a concert at ntelos amphitheater. It is just a 5 min. walk. Close to High Street where a lot of restaurants are. If you don't get a room here you better go... More 

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

On behalf of Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel management and staff, thank you so much for sharing!!! We look forward to seeing you when your travels bring you back to our historic city. More 

Encinitas, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at this Renaissance was a mixed experience. It’s undoubtedly the best hotel in Portsmouth and its location directly on the Elizabeth River is ideal for a view of downtown Norfolk across the river, and is located just a short walk from the Ferry that will you there. The staff is friendly and the interior is clean as are the... More 

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Warren, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spend the night on our way to the Outer Banks. The rooms all had nice views of the river. The rooms were clean and comfortable, the staff was very friendly and helpful, and the restaurant and lounge had a relaxed, upscale feel to them. The fitness center looked nice. The pool and hot tub were okay. The chorine smell... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel via TripAdvisor! Your feedback is integral to our ability to continue to improve our service. Come visit us again soon! More 

Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel staff was very nice and helpful. You have the option to park on your own for $10 a night or have valet parking for $18 a night. The hotel has a buffet for $12+ per/person for breakfast - excellent food! Definately worth the price. Within a 3-5 minute walk from the hotel, take the side walk to the... More 

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

Thank you for sharing! I have provided the feedback regarding the kids meals to our executive chef!! He is reviewing as we speak! Hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!! More 

Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great hotel. Staff was fantastic. Breakfast in concierge level was delicious. Would definitely come back. Right next to ferry terminal . Cost 8 dollars for both of us to go norfolk with ferry, takes you to waterside in Norfolk

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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 taking the water ferry over to Norfolk as well. On game day during baseball season, they provide a free ferry over to the stadium. Hopefully you can experience it when you return!! More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel

Address: 425 Water St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3801
Location: United States > Virginia > Portsmouth
Price Range: $115 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 249
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Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel And Waterfront Conference Center
Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Waterfront Portsmouth
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