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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 20 - Oct 21
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
Quality Inn & Suites Olde Town
2.5 out of 5
347 Effingham St, Portsmouth, VA
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per night
Oct 27 - Oct 28
3.8/5Good! (250 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
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
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

Motel 6 Portsmouth, VA
Red Roof Inn Portsmouth, VA
2 out of 5
925 London Boulevard, Portsmouth, VA
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per night
Oct 15 - Oct 16
2.6/5 (46 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
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Where Should We Stay in Portsmouth?

The historic destination of Portsmouth is a good choice if you've been considering a getaway with your kids. The boating, museums, and restaurants are just some of the things that make this an attractive family vacation destination. Arrange a flight into Norfolk, VA (ORF-Norfolk Intl.), which is the closest airport, or Newport News, VA (PHF-Newport News - Williamsburg Intl.), which is located 23.1 mi (37.2 km) from the city center. Portsmouth has 8 child-friendly hotels and other accommodations so you have a variety of choices when you're deciding where you'd like to stay.

Vacationing families have positive things to say about this accommodation:

Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel: Offers an indoor pool, a restaurant, and laundry facilities. This hotel is rated 3.5 stars.

When Should We Visit Portsmouth?

You're probably hoping for good weather for your family trip. You can use this information to plan when to pack up the kids and head to Portsmouth.

  • 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

What Should We See and Do in Portsmouth?

While you are visiting Portsmouth, you might want to round up the kiddos and make time to see interesting attractions such as Children's Museum of Virginia, Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, and Commodore Theatre. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area like Nauticus National Maritime Center, Moses Myers House, and Chrysler Museum of Art.

Portsmouth is also known for its:
  • Museums
  • Boating
  • Monuments
  • Historical sites
  • Restaurants
  • Riverfront

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