Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Waterfront Conference Center
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We flew from NYC to Portsmouth and checked into the Renaissance Portsmouth, a beautiful hotel right along the river front. When I got up to my room and looked out of the window there was this massive Navy ship being pushed into it's port by several tug boats. It was really a cool sight to see with these tiny little tugs pushing such a massive ship …
Arrived in Virginia at 9 in the morning with only about 3 hours sleep. I had to take a couple of hour nap in order to make it through the day, but it worked. I was able to go 9 holes of golf with my Son, Eric and my Grandson, Justin this afternoon.
A wonderful dinner of steak, mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus, all prepared by my grandson.
It was a great way to start this trip. I am looking forward to a great time with the family. ...
... When I respond, instead of the normal shock you receive from people when you tell them you're biking across the country, she responds "My husband did something like that." Turns out, her husband is an avid cyclist that did a Race Across the Country. With 8 other individuals, he did a sort of relay from Oceanside, CA to somewhere in Maryland. In 5 days. WHAT. I laughed as I told her we'd be gone for 70. Eventually I arrive to Norfolk, VA. Go to baggage claim, and to ...
... s bragging rights to beauty also encompasses the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay. Living in the state gives the opportunity to see some of the most wide ranging views and some of the most historical sights available in this beautiful country. We are now blessed with having had the opportunity to have visited much of what this country has to offer in the way of scenic views, and the opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful areas of the most ...
... campsite and asked how much we were asking for our golf cart. Two hours later we struck a bargain and happily concluded the day, calling it a complete success!
Today was much more humdrum for me, since I spent the day wrapping up all our final errands. Ed on the other hand, had a lovely day playing golf with his brother Gary and about 60 other Coasties. So I suppose today was also a great success! It was wonderful for the brothers to have one last outing together. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Waterfront Conference Center
I was involved in a Marriage Retreat Feb 13-14 2004, through my church.
Loved it, twice!
I have stayed at the Portsmouth Renaissance on two occassions, once with a conference and once for fun and to attend a concert. Both times were great. The very first stay was right after they opened and a few things were missing from the room (ice bucket etc.), nothing major and the staff jumped on it right away. The second time we were there was to attend a concert at the nearby (walking distance) ampitheater. We had a great time. The hotel is beautiful and the staff couldn't be nicer. I highly recommend the hotel.
The rooms were excellent and included wide band (for a fee). The staff was consistently quite helpful and friendly. Room service was prompt. The restaurant's food menu was a bit limited but reasonably good. Parking was $8/night. Although it had bad reviews a couple of years ago, the Renaissance is now operating very well.
Why wont they do what they promised?
This hotel just refuses to deliver on basic services. If you need a manager just look in the bar!
I have stayed in this hotel twice and have enjoyed each stay. First, I have had no problems with the staff. On my second check-in, the attendant remembered me from my first stay. That little bit of recognition is hard to come by at my young age. Second, about the parking. Yes, it is not directly connected to the hotel and you have to pay. You are staying at downtown hotel and you will pay (but the rate is better than places like Arlington/Crystal City near DC). These other Virginians giving reviews should know that you will have to pay for parking. As for the walk, the exercise is good for you (buy a suitcase with wheels!) and the lobby is well worth looking at (the old pictures of Portsmouth are interesting). Well worth the price, especially during the weekend for Marriott Reward members. Wilmington, NC city council only wishes for such a hotel in our downtown!
Is this a Marriott???
Many issues with staff and quality of service delivered. Staff said " yes - thats been a problem" and "thansk for your comment".
They also cite "saftey concerns" about going out of hotel and suggest eating in hotel for about double the price and three times the wait.
I wont be back - sorry
A sorry excuse for a hotel
Hi, Our group booked our convention here before it was opened. They had been open a year before we were there. Where to start? Layout stinks. A 100 yard walk to the elevator. No connection from parking, you have to pay for, to the main hotel. YES you have to pay to park at the $199 a night room. Food.....Had better at the $5.99 buffet. Service slow to non-responsive. Promises made were not honored. All in all I would not recommend this place to anyone PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!
Great value - $ 29.95 a night
This is almost as good as Holiday Inn. They were full so we stayed here. Only gripe is the $25.00 parking bill.
When will the opening be complete?
Still doesnt have the bugs worked out yet. Systems are not operational and advertised services "not yet available" - call me when you get it right!
The ownership "just doesnt get it"
Wake Up and Fix This !
Got a free weekend because of previous problems -
* Roof still leaks
* Took 3 hours to get dinner in restaurant
* Parking garage is out of control
* Bartenders are great !
* Staff is trying to do thier best