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Michael A Herzog
Michael A Herzog

Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel

Enjoy a signature cocktail at the Foggy Point Bar and Grill.

Enjoy your stay in Virginia in true Renaissance style at our stunning Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel. Our picturesque harborside location is matched by tasteful modern interiors and spacious, comfortable guest rooms. Above the rooms, you’ll find our sumptuous 24,000-square-foot Portsmouth Ballroom, with a lavish terrace overlooking the harbor and riverside walkways. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a drink before heading to our signature Foggy Point Bar and Grill for a delicious dinner. Our Navigator Darnell can help make the most of your stay in Portsmouth, whether you want to visit the Norfolk Naval Base, take a walk by the river or enjoy one of the many bars and restaurants in this charming Virginia locale.

The amenities

  • Plush Bedding
  • Personal Navigator
  • JOYA NYC Fragrance
  • Fitness Center
  • Flat-Screen HDTVs
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sailing
  • Valet Dry-Cleaning
  • Whirlpool
  • Mobile check-in
Full hotel details


Chef Sydney Meers' passion for cooking translates into the signature neo-southern cuisine here. A unique culinary treat awaits.
Brainchild of Chef Sydney Meers, Stove is quaint little restaurant in Portsmouth, Virginia. The menu at Stove is an eccentric neo-southern style of cuisine with a dash of Mississippi influences. They serve great fish dishes along with occasional meat and pork dishes during the autumn and winter seasons. The restaurant supports local farmers and uses produce from nearby farms and fisherman. One can enjoy a delightful meal at this 30-seat restaurant, and enjoy the casual ambience and the quirky artwork created by the chef himself.
Address:2622 Detroit Street, Portsmouth, 23707
phone:+1 757 397 0900
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The Coffee Shoppe

Craving smoothies and coffee? Refreshing treats like the Wild Berry Smoothie and the Fireside Mocha await you. Tantalizing indeed!
Want to relax at a cafe in the company of soothing music, delectable desserts and an incredible cup of joe? The Coffee Shoppe is just the place to be. The coconut cream pie latte, strawberry frappe, and iced green tea are a few of the amazing drinks made at this hometown favorite. They also offer free WiFi and accept major credit cards.
Address:300 High Street, Portsmouth, 23704
phone:+1 757 391 9191
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Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Housed in a former courthouse, you can rely on this place for artistic gratification. It gives you a vivid view of the city's creativity.
A treat for the artsy, the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center is a place worth visiting. They play host to a number of events at their gallery, museum and courtyard. From musical and dance performances to paintings, clay and photography exhibitions and events, this place is always buzzing. Though the interior is always busy with events, the architecture of the Center is worth seeing as well.
Address:400 High Street, Portsmouth, 23704
phone:+1 757 393 8543
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Posh Retro

For those looking to stock their wardrobes with vintage clothing, this one has it all. A great place to splurge on apparel and accessories.
If you love the vintage look, this is one place you will not want to miss. The vintage styles combined with the modern looks give you a whole new experience. The upscale boutique operates by appointment only for part of the week and at selected hours the rest of the week. Along with great pieces of clothing, they also have some exciting accessories to offer.
Address:2624 Detroit Street, Portsmouth, 23707
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Lightship Portsmouth Museum

Designated as a National Historic Landmark, this ship allows you to explore its quarters as they once were. A fitting tribute to the past.
Lightship Portsmouth Museum is a replica of the original. It allows you explore its history through artifacts, uniforms, photographs and models. They organize a number of events and exhibitions throughout the year. A tribute to the past, a visit to the Lightship is definitely worth it.
Address:Water Street, Portsmouth, 23704
phone:+1 757 393 5111
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Way Back Yonder Antiques

Since 1991, collectors have flocked to this shop for its treasures. From prints to silverware, it has an absorbing range of antiques.
As the name suggests, this place is ideal for great antique pieces. The collection of the valuables is simply unimaginable. You will find everything from antique furniture, silver, glass and jewelry to rugs, paintings, clocks, estate linens and prints. You can also shop online through their website, and all major credit cards are accepted.
Address:620 High Street, Devonshire Square, Olde Towne, Portsmouth, 23704
phone:+1 757 398 2700
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757 Crave

Dining on the harbor.
Enjoy a variety of American dishes with waterfront seating overlooking the beautiful Elizabeth River. Features live music on the weekends from various local artists.
Address:10 Crawford Parkway, Portsmouth, 23464
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Still Worldly Eclectic Tapas

Your neighborhood speakeasy.
Reminiscent of the old speakeasies from bygone days, this hidden spot features stucco walls and dim lights with a vintage twist. The ambience makes this a great place for variety of delightful tapas and worldly spirits.
Address:450 Court Street, Portsmouth, 23704
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Jeannie’s Used Books

With a collection that's close to 150,000 books in 160 categories, Jeannie's guidance makes sure that you are not lost among the shelves.
Operating since 2001, Jeannie's Used Books has a collection of about 150,000 books divided into 160 categories. The variety ranges from technical, fiction and autobiographies, to art, children, business and poetry. They have it all at affordable prices.
Address:3202 High Street, Portsmouth, 23707
phone:+1 757 398 3331
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Virginia Sports Hall of Fame

Witness how Virginian legends impacted sports history!
The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum represents one of Hampton Roads’ most unique entertainment facilities. Established in 1972, the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame honors Virginia's most legendary athletes!
Address:206 High Street, Portsmouth, 23704
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Gosport Tavern

A place to mix and mingle with the locals!
Southern-inspired American cuisine plus craft beer and cocktails in a warm spot with maritime accents. Want to hear story of old Portsmouth? This is the place to go!
Address:702 high st, Portsmouth, 23704
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Artisans Bakery Cafe

This European bakery focuses on serving the freshest baguettes, pastries and salads. Locals vouch for the sandwiches and soups here.
Baking fresh European treats, Artisans Bakery Cafe is a popular local bakery and cafe in Virginia. Situated inside a historic Victorian home in Portsmouth, the cafe has a wood fired oven which bakes mouthwatering European treats like baguettes, cakes, tortes, pastries and other breads. They also serve various hand-crafted salads and soups which are favorites among the locals. The cafe also provides catering services for any event or celebration.
Address:711 Washington Street, Portsmouth, 23704
phone:+1 757 396 6313
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Chef Eric's preparation from Southern cuisine is a sellout here. Standard fares like Cajun shrimps and fried chicken are loved by all.
Defined as a Southern Bistro, Krush is a restaurant and martini lounge in Downtown, Portsmouth. Krush's menu has a wide range of affordable dishes inspired by traditional southern cuisine. Manned by chef Eric Brinkley, their cuisine also flirts with soul food. Some of the crowd favorites are chicken and waffles, fried catfish and Cajun Shrimp and grits. Their drink menu is refreshing with some dashing cocktails and martinis.
Address:515 Washington Street, Portsmouth, 23704
phone:+1 757 337 0000
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Longboards Hawaiian Bar & Grill

Looking for a late-night hangout? Visit this place to experience the casual Hawaiian ambiance, sumptuous martinis and grilled food.
A place for a casual yet fun time, Longboards Hawaiin Bar & Grill is one of the newest concept by restaurateurs Vince Ranhorn and Todd Leutner. A cool surfer vibe, this place offers an island cuisine with tropical flair. The food here is simple but good and at a very reasonable price. A great ambiance, low prices, tropical drinks and martinis, an extensive collection of wines and beers, and to enjoy it all with some amazing live music; that's the way at Longboards.
Address:440 High Street, Portsmouth, 23704
phone:+1 757 399 4010
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Thumpers Old Towne Bar and Grille

This bar is different from the rest of the hangouts. Splendid Cajun food and an excellent bar ambiance make this a great venue for a party.
This place is considered a great late-night hangout. The specialty of this bar is its Cajun food - dishes like fried gator bites, red beans and rice, seafood gumbo, jambalaya, and crawfish pasta are sure to satisfy any appetite. Between food and drinks, be sure to pick up a game of pool with the locals. The venue can also be used for events and private parties.
Address:600 Court Street, Portsmouth, 23704
phone:+1 757 399 1001
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Jewish Museum & Cultural Center

Formerly a synagogue, the Colonial-Revival architecture makes it worth a visit. An 18th-century Torah Scroll is housed here.
Formerly a Synagogue, the Jewish Museum & Cultural Center is definitely a place worth visiting. The Colonial-Revival is a beautiful site to see, in addition to the eighteenth-century Torah Scroll. The center plays host to a number of dance, music, painting and photography events. Visit the center to learn more about Jewish life and culture.
Address:607 Effingham Street, Portsmouth, 23707
phone:+1 757 391 9266
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Upcoming events

Rebecca Shultz LIVE

Rebecca Shultz LIVE

Come and hear the music stylings of singer-songwriter as she performs cover songs and some originals.

Come and hear the music stylings of singer-songwriter as she performs cover songs and some originals.

Portsmouth, VA, USA
Venue: Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel
Address: 425 Water Street, Portsmouth, 23704, VA, USA
Phone: +1 757 673 3000
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calebfolks. LIVE

Enjoy the soothing sounds of Caleb Folks, a rising must-hear star. Influenced by the music of the Beatles to Sleeping with the Sirens, Caleb is a...

Enjoy the soothing sounds of Caleb Folks, a rising must-hear star. Influenced by the music of the Beatles to Sleeping with the Sirens, Caleb is a self proclaimed optimistic hippie. A Renaissance soul calming evening with the artist who performs Call Me Crazy and Jesus Come Now.

Portsmouth, VA, USA
Venue: Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel
Address: 425 Water Street, Portsmouth, 23704, VA, USA
Phone: +1 757 673 3000