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Waterfront Townhouse, Close to Beach and Shopping
The price is $140 per night
2.82 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (4 reviews)
Water Lilly getaway

"My family came into town on vacation and to visit local family. This townhome was a great spot for what we were looking for. The host was quick with her response to everything from the point of booking. We loved that it was in a safe area that's close to everything. We loved hanging out at the lake ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

Waterfront Townhouse, Close to Beach and Shopping
National at Harbor Tower Portsmouth
3.5 out of 5
One Harbor Court, Portsmouth, VA
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0.31 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Love this stay

"It was a wonderful stay. I would recommend this to anyone. Ferry right there to go to Norfolk, Courteous Staff, Spacious rooms, walk in closets. Pools, Pool Tables, Chat Room, Computers, Laundry on each floor, dishwasher. Everything was beyond my expectations. I stayed for one week, and wish I could ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2016

National at Harbor Tower Portsmouth
16 Miles From the Beach ,10 Mins Norfolk to Airport , Near Shopping Centers

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1.59 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (6 reviews)
Wonderful experience

"My family and I had an overall good experience. I enjoyed myself I felt safe and comfortable just like home."…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

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THE Green Hotel IS Amazing
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1.23 mi from city center
THE Green Hotel IS Amazing
?the Hidden Gem Youll ? This Mid Town Bungalow 25 Minutes From the Beach ?
4.9/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)
Excellent place!

"This property was awesome! It was very close to everything! 20 min to Virgina Beach and awesome seafood at Dockside restaurant. We visited Colonial Williamsburg and Chincoteague Island to see the wild horses. We had a great time and experience staying here!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

?the Hidden Gem Youll ? This Mid Town Bungalow 25 Minutes From the Beach ?
Motel 6 Portsmouth, VA
2.5 out of 5
1031 London Blvd, Portsmouth, VA
Free Cancellation
The price is $63 per night
0.63 mi from city center
2.9/5 (71 reviews)

"Great service staff. Everyone was very helpful. Great stay."…"

Reviewed on May 9, 2020

Motel 6 Portsmouth, VA
Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel
3.5 out of 5
425 Water St, Portsmouth, VA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $134 per night
0.18 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (962 reviews)

"It’ was a nice hotel the room was nice didn’t know they didn’t have balconies but it was still cool a little old as far as furniture & pool are needs a lot of updates but it was a chill hotel"…"

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2020

Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel
Riverwalk Inn & Suites
2 out of 5
333 Effingham Street, Portsmouth, VA
The price is $52 per night
0.44 mi from city center
1.7/5 (75 reviews)

"The staff at the desk didnt know how to set the keys lol. Smh"…"

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Riverwalk Inn & Suites
Best Western Plus Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1307 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $190 per night
18.03 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (954 reviews)

"It wasn’t horrible. I’ve seen worse. I did clean my room myself but that’s bc this virus and life in general has me extra cleaning these days. However the floor did need to be swept the day we entered the room. We were told housekeeping didn’t enter the rooms unless asked while we were there. So ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Best Western Plus Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel
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Visiting Portsmouth

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Portsmouth, and visitors give high marks for the top-notch restaurants. This city also attracts tourists with its museums and riverfront. Around the area, top sights include Children's Museum of Virginia, Nauticus National Maritime Center, and Moses Myers House.

  • You'll find 862 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Norfolk - Virginia Beach
  • The closest major airport is in Norfolk, VA (ORF-Norfolk Intl.), 6.8 mi (10.9 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Newport News, VA (PHF-Newport News - Williamsburg Intl.), 23.1 mi (37.2 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Portsmouth

Well known for its museums, the city's cultural venues include Children's Museum of Virginia, Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks such as United States Lightship Portsmouth. Boating is a top activity, and Tidewater Yacht Marina is one place to visit.

As you plan your holiday retreat, you'll find 13 hotels and other lodging accommodations to select from in Portsmouth. Here you'll find top ones based on our user reviews:

  • The Mermaids' Porch Bed and Breakfast - With a stay at this 3-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and quiet location.
  • Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel - Our customers like the dining options and bar at this hotel. This 3.5-star hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and free WiFi.

Popular places to visit in the area include Nauticus National Maritime Center, located 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from the heart of the city, and Moses Myers House, which is 1.3 mi (2 km) away.

Dressing for Portsmouth

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 64°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 34°F
  • From April to June, the average is 87°F during the day and 46°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 89°F during the day and 62°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 76°F as the daytime average and 35°F as the nighttime average
  • About 44.68 inches of rain falls on Portsmouth each year
  • July and August are usually the hottest months averaging 87°F, while January and February are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 35°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Portsmouth?
Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This 3.5-star hotel offers a restaurant and an indoor pool. Other top choices based on traveler reviews include Quality Inn & Suites Olde Town and Red Roof Inn Norfolk - Portsmouth.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Portsmouth, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel reservations are fully refundable as long as you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your scheduled arrival. If your reservation is non-refundable, you might still have the option to cancel and get a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to view the best options available in Portsmouth.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Portsmouth?
To find more details about updating your trip to Portsmouth or cancelling it, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Portsmouth?
Based on reviews, Motel 6 Portsmouth, VA is a popular 2.5-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel and Red Roof Inn Norfolk - Portsmouth.
What's the best accommodation for a family trip to Portsmouth?
Quality Inn & Suites Olde Town is a hotel with free parking and free breakfast, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other good choices for your kid-friendly vacation include Motel 6 Portsmouth, VA and Red Roof Inn Norfolk - Portsmouth. Attractions like Children’s Museum of Virginia and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for couples in Portsmouth?
Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel is a favorite 3.5-star hotel for couples, and features an indoor pool and a restaurant.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation in Portsmouth?
National at Harbor Tower Portsmouth is a top apartment for people traveling with their pets, and offers a seasonal outdoor pool and in-room kitchens for its human guests.
Where is the best place to stay close to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum?
Adjacent to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum, Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3.5-star hotel offers a restaurant and an indoor pool. Other good choices close by include Hilton Norfolk The Main and Red Roof Inn Portsmouth, VA.
What about the best place to stay close to Tidewater Yacht Marina?
One of the top choices for your stay is Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, located next to Tidewater Yacht Marina, and this 3.5-star hotel offers a restaurant and an indoor pool. Hilton Norfolk The Main and Norfolk Waterside Marriott are other good choices nearby.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Portsmouth?
Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel is a top hotel for a beach vacation, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices to stay near the beach include Quality Inn & Suites Olde Town and Motel 6 Portsmouth, VA. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Buckroe Beach and Park or Chesapeake Beach (Chick’s Beach).
What's the best accommodation in Portsmouth to absorb the local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel is a top 3.5-star hotel for history seekers booking on Expedia, and it offers valet parking and free WiFi. Other choices to soak up the local history include Oakwood At Harbor Tower and The Glencoe Inn. Also notable landmarks to visit include United States Lightship Portsmouth.
What are some accommodations with pools in Portsmouth?
Motel 6 Portsmouth, VA is a top property with a seasonal outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking. A couple of other options with an onsite pool include Quality Inn & Suites Olde Town and National at Harbor Tower Portsmouth.

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