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Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Hotel is showing its age--could use a renovation. But all in all, this is the go place for my family when we visit our mom and dad in the area. It is downtown in the historic district, close to our parent's house and allows all of the kids, grand kids and great grand kids to be together, without stressing out...

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Palatka, Florida
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived on Christmas Eve to spend Christmas with our daughter who is in the coast guard. When we arrived, the first thing we noticed is that this hotel is beautiful!!! It sits right on the water with views of shipyards and the city skyline. The staff was extremely friendly. We checked in and because I signed up for Marriott...

Thank duffykev36
Eagleville, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This was a 2 night stay for business at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. The location was convenient and beautiful - waterfront. The rooms were spacious, clean, and comfortable; the staff very friendly. Elite members are treated well here with concierge level service. On site parking garage for self-park or valet. Restaurant was not open for later evening dining, but food...

Thank Tracey B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I stayed here for one night. To me, there are better Renaissance hotels than this particular one. First: the good: nice decorations, live music by the front desk and restaurant, view from the room. But from my experience, three areas can be improved: 1) i called the hotel in advance inquiring a question. It just rang, rang, and rang without...

1Thank B2C2V
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This is a beautiful property and the staff has always been incredibly friendly and helpful. Clean and well appointed. The paintings in the hall must be an homage to the shipping industry, but I noted the lack of diversity in the paintings, It might be nice to salute some of the local historic blues singers that lived in the area...

Thank Kay B
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 5 February 2017

This hotel is a best kept secret! Discovered last year during a business trip and decided to come back for personal trip with family. Both trips were a fantastic experience. Staff are very courteous and very accommodating. Used amenities, including the concierge level, fitness center, and the business center. Also a great location for a romantic getaway. Overlooking water with...

Thank CarpeDiem1765
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Overall far from what I expect a Renaissance Hotel to be. Staff were friendly but hotel is under-supported in general. Restaurant menu is very limited. I was able to order off menu items for the asking as long as related to menu items. Bar was well stocked and had comfortable seating. Restaurant was closed for later dinners. Great conference room...

Thank O4993SOannes
Warrenton, Virginia, USA
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I typically enjoy staying at Renaissance for their uniqueness but this hotel was under staffed. Front desk check in took forever due to one person on staff and was told there was management changes. I was traveling alone so opted for hotel restaurant which I found out was not open in the evening so you had to sit in the...

Thank Kelly B
Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I stayed at this hotel to attend an event hosted by sorority. Upon arrival, we were greeted by very courteous valet attendants. At the check in desk, Gabrielle was wonderful. She made sure I was satisfied with my confirmation, offered suggestions to me, and was genuinely very nice. The amenities in the hotel were outstanding, the event I attended was...

Thank Tanya W
Norfolk, Virginia
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Good Morning, I stayed at the hotel for 2 days and it was not pleasant to say the least. Due to my gold status I was initially guaranteed an upgrade when I called two days prior but I was told that they could not give me one when I checked in. To makes things worse, I was given keys to...

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Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel with us. Every process put in place is aimed at providing you with an unforgettable hotel experience. From your recent feedback, I am disappointed to learn that we fell short of your expectations. I would like to take this time to apologize for...

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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
Region: United States > Virginia > Portsmouth
Price Range: RM586 - RM837 (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 & Waterfront Portsmouth
Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel And Waterfront Conference Center
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“Request waterview rooms. Wifi is free but slow. Faster wifi costs $10 per day as does parking.”
tombob7, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“They also have a beautiful outside area to view the river and Norfolk without leaving the hotel.”
SelinaS43, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Stay elsewhere”
jamesdN9141YF, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“consider booking larger king rooms or a suite and request water view. Choose higher level to fully enjoy view”
CarpeDiem1765, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“High rooms have great views”
O4993SOannes, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
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