Hands down, the view was the best part of this hotel. You should know that the hotel caters to events and there are often large groups attending. Expensive parking options... You may valet park for $18/ day or self-park for $10. The hallway from entrance to front desk and then to elevator is about 200 yards, so let the nice porters help with your bags. Ask about free in room wifi.
Guest rooms are renovated and comfortable. Aveda products let guests pamper themselves. Unfortunately, there is no safe in the room, which I would have expected with a 4 star rating.
The lobby restaurant has some delicious options. I enjoyed the stuffed fish and filet mijon.
I was very impressed with the customer service by front desk personnel. One helped me get a menu for take out when the restaurant was closed and bartender helping someone else. They also apologized for an evening maintenance call to the wrong room with a meal credit. I called down for bill clarification/ separation and it was taken care of upon checkout. Valet and bell service personnel were prompt and friendly. My favorite thing was the nice notes and towel animals from housekeeping. It made me feel like I was on a cruise ship again.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel And Waterfront Conference Center
- Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Waterfront Portsmouth