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Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We selected this hotel purely on it's proximity to a concert we were attending at the Portsmouth Pavilion. The hotel completely exceeded our expectations! Pros: - upscale hotel yet reasonable prices; great waterfront views; classy bar with good service; friendly check-in; friendly housekeeping; easy walk to concert venue; easy walk to "downtown Portsmouth" restaurants and bars; clean rooms with upscale... More 

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Stuarts Draft, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time I have attended a conference here. Rooms and view from my room is fantastic. Rooms are clean and spacious. The conference room was spacious and clean as well. The food was much better this time then the first time. The servers were polite and efficient. The only drawback was the sound system. There was a little echo with... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here while on way to OBX. Hotel is clean and comfortable. Easy walk to marina, restaurants, historic sights.Great view of Portsmouth/Norfolk waterfront. Hotel staff helpful and pleasant. Highly recommend.

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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!!! Hope your travels bring you back to our historic town!! More 

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a comfortable hotel with a great location on the water in Portsmouth. Bright, light and a happy-feeling décor; we always enjoy staying at this hotel. The food is good in the hotel restaurant, bar and in the concierge lounge. We are always treated well; the pleasant and helpful staff members throughout the hotel reflect good management! The hotel... More 

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Yes, our historic town is truly a hidden gem. Come visit us again soon!!! More 

Bangor, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed while at a convention and had a great stay. Rooms are clean and comfortable and the food was great. I especially enjoyed watching the Navy ships pull in and out of port during my stay. The location to historical Portsmouth was great.

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

As a valued guest, we appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear that you had a great stay. Your feedback is integral to our ability to continue to improve our service. Thank you again for your time and come visit us again soon! More 

Richmond, Virginia
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34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Hotel right on the waterfront of Old Town Portsmouth, the view is of navy ships in the ship yard and the paddle boats going back and forth. It is centrally located to shopping across the bridge and in old town itself. The room was nicely appointed and very soft bedding. The front desk checked us in quickly and friendly,... More 

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

Thanks for sharing!!! Our staff takes pride in providing an extraordinary experience for all our guests. Shared your review with them and they wanted to send a sincere thank you!! Look forward to seeing you soon! More 

Blaine, MN
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92 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for 2 nights on business and was given a king bed looking out over the river. As others have commented, the views are amazing from this property when you are looking out over the river. The rooms are comfortable. They've done a nice job with updating the beds, but some of the furniture does look dated. That... 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 through the Guest Satisfaction Survey. Your feedback is integral to our ability to continue to improve our service. Thank you again for your time and come visit us again soon! More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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410 reviews
211 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff is very friendly - the hotel is grand but dated, decorated with 1980' colors and furnishings. Well overdue for updating and refreshing. As a platinum member I was upgraded to the Lafayette suite on the six floor - the room is rather large but goofy... It looked like a double room with single room furnishings... Finally, I've noticed... 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 share your thoughts regarding this issue. We appreciate you bringing it to our attention. We will share your message appropriately within the organization. More 

Woodbridge, VA
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Chose this hotel because of family event. This property is nice. The only problem was that the filter needed to be changed which left a foul order. Room was nice & view beautiful from the 14th floor view of the Elizabeth River & the view of Norfolk waterfront. Customer Service was EXCELLENT would stay again.

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

Thanks do much for sharing!!! I have shared your review with my Front office team!! Hope to see you again soon!!! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at the Renaissance for 2 nights. Hotel is older, Nice comfortable beds and pillows. Above average gym with older treadmills and nice selection of weights. Situated in Portsmouth, it's in a nice spot and you can take the ferry to Downtown Norfolk. Nice view of the ships in overhaul at BAE. Ask for a concierge lounge upgrade, they... More 

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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 am pleased to announce that our senior management team have started reviewing steps towards upgrading our fitness center. Come visit us again soon and I can personally discuss these steps with you!! 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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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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  • Dry Cleaning
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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: $113 - $175 (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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Also Known As:
Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Waterfront Portsmouth
Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel And Waterfront Conference Center
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