Hotel overview

Discover traditional elegance and modern style in the heart of historic district. The Renaissance Portsmouth provides stunning views of the Elizabeth River from all guest rooms. This luxurious hotel also features 23 meeting rooms and an outdoor terrace. Savor the atmosphere in the Foggy Point Bar & Grill, presenting a selection of fresh seafood and daily specials. Our Navigators knowledgeable in the best local restaurants, museums and must see sites will ensure your stay is a true Renaissance experience. Traveling on business? This waterfront hotel is located only minutes from the Portsmouth and Norfolk Naval Base, Sentara, Bon Secours and Dominion Enterprises.

Property information

Year Built: 2000
Last Renovation: 2009
Floors: 16
Nonsmoking rooms: 249
Suites: 6
Total rooms: 243
Total rooms and suites: 249

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General policies & fine print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Kids Stay Free Policy Maximum number of children per paid adult: 0Maximum child age: 13

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.0 771 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Annual Conference in Virginia

    The front desk personnel was very helpful and courteous. They worked with me when I was expecting an overnight delivery. The staff was extremely helpful in making this a very satisfying stay. The room was very comfortable throughout the 4 nights.

    Mar 30, 2020
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great rooms, food not so good

    My wife and I stayed here over night for a conference. Our room was wonderful. The food was barely passable and the service in the restaurant was worse. Would go back again for the room, but would bring my own food or would go out to eat.

    Mar 12, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Pleasently Surprised

    Attended a weekend conference and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our room was clean, comfortable, quiet, and no rugs (first time we have experienced hotel room with no full of dust/dirt rugs). Breakfast staff was "off", but food good. Conference support excellent. Only complaint was ability to adjust water tempatur in shower - just couldn't seem to get it right - too hot or too cold.

    Mar 01, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Thank you Renaissance for restoring my faith in Portsmouth Hotels

    Had a fantastic stay at the Renaissance. After my last fiasco of a stay, I couldn't go with another per diem location. If you have business at the hospital this is the perfect location right outside of the gate and within walking distance to High St restaurants. The rooms are spacious and clean. Customer service with the staff is a priority and it shows. The only hiccup is that the hotel is undergoing renovations and the water was disrupted during my staff but it didn't seem as if the contractors communicated this to the front desk. The banquet staff was also amazing working with us for the work event we held at the hotel.

    Feb 28, 2020
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great customer service but needs updating

    My husband stayed for a weekend. We started in a room which needed updating. Water damage in the corner. Soot on ceiling near vent. We were moved due to very noisy couple in room next to us. Sheena, the office manager upgraded us to a room on a higher floor which looked it was just redone. I hope this is the plan for the entire hotel. Front desk, valet, and restaurant staff was friendly and accommodating. It’s a perfect location if visiting Olde town.

    Feb 24, 2020