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Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel
3.5 out of 5
425 Water St, Portsmouth, VA
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per night
Oct 30 - Oct 31
4.3/5Excellent! (877 reviews)

"Staying at the Renaissance Hotel in Portsmouth was an elevated experience for me and my husband. The room is both beautiful and very spacious with a lot of attention to details. The luxury decor and the dynamic view were captivating which gave it a resort feel to the entire hotel. It was such a wonderful ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel
Red Roof Inn Portsmouth, VA
2 out of 5
925 London Boulevard, Portsmouth, VA
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per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
2.6/5 (47 reviews)

"do not like how they don't come and clean the room at al. I need to get my own linens and I always have to ask for them."…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Red Roof Inn Portsmouth, VA
The Mermaids' Porch Bed and Breakfast
3 out of 5
497 North Street, Corner North St and Dinwiddie St, Portsmouth, VA
per night
Nov 1 - Nov 2
4.9/5Exceptional! (88 reviews)

"The Mermaid's Porch is a delightful destination. Located in the heart of Old Town Portsmouth, the decor is charming. Dawn, the proprietor, is a wonderful host (make sure to try her cookies!)"…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2019

The Mermaids' Porch Bed and Breakfast
Quality Inn & Suites Olde Town
2.5 out of 5
347 Effingham St, Portsmouth, VA
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per night
Nov 1 - Nov 2
3.8/5Good! (251 reviews)

"Check in was great, room was great, breakfast was good. Starbucks next door so that is nice. View, not so much. Cemetery across the street (not a big deal at all). Area is questionable. I used to be stationed at the hospital near this hotel and the area has cleaned up a lot but still some sketchy ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Quality Inn & Suites Olde Town
Motel 6 Portsmouth, VA
2.5 out of 5
1031 London Blvd, Portsmouth, VA
Free Cancellation
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
2.3/5 (32 reviews)

"The sink was clogged and maintenance came immediately and fixed the drain. The ppl in the next room got into a fight our 4th & last night outside and were kicked out by the authorities. The staff were all very polite and professional from maintenance, housekeeping and the front desk clerk. Although ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

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Beach Hotels in Portsmouth

Known for its museums and historical sites, Portsmouth offers a lot for the traveler booking a vacation. This family-friendly destination has 6 beach hotels and other accommodation options to choose from, so it's easy to find one that works for you.

As you look for a place to stay near the water in Portsmouth, consider selecting one of these top beach hotels with positive traveler reviews.

Quality Inn Olde Town - 2.5-star hotel. It features an outdoor pool, free buffet breakfast, and free WiFi. Guests love the good location.

Super Value Inn - 2-star hotel. This hotel boasts free WiFi, free parking, and TVs.

Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel - 3.5-star hotel. It offers an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a restaurant. Guest reviews highlight the beach locale and spacious rooms.

Planning Your Trip to Portsmouth

If you're wondering about the local weather, you can use these monthly averages to determine the best time to visit.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June, and September, with an average temperature of 87°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, December, and March, with an average temperature of 35°F
  • Driest months: February, December, November, and October, with an average rainfall of 3.16 inches
  • Rainiest months: August, September, July, and June, with an average rainfall of 4.52 inches

Sightseeing in and Around Portsmouth

After getting settled at your accommodation of choice, you'll likely want to venture out and explore. If you're eager to check out the beaches, head to Chesapeake Beach or Buckroe Beach for some relaxation by the water. Experience the area's museums and historical sites, and make time for local attractions like Children's Museum of Virginia and Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. For additional things to see and do, consider a visit to Commodore Theatre or Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum. Visitors also enjoy Portsmouth for its:
  • Boating
  • Churches
  • Monuments
  • Restaurants

Getting Around Portsmouth

The closest major airport is in Norfolk, VA (ORF-Norfolk Intl.), located 6.8 mi (10.9 km) from the city center. If you'd like to venture out around the area, consider renting a car to take in more sights.

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