Portsmouth, Virginia, is a historic city across the Elizabeth River from Norfolk and home to the expansive Norfolk Naval Shipyard, where U.S. naval vessels are built and repaired. Visitors will find a few hotels within the city of Portsmouth that offer convenient access to the Norfolk Ferry and Olde Towne Historical District. Portsmouth offers a convenient base camp for vacation because it is within an hour's drive of the Outer Banks and Virginia Beach.
Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel
Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel on the Elizabeth River features walking access to the Naval Shipyard Museum and Norfolk Ferry. The waterfront hotel has a boardwalk and pier with sitting area on the river for guests to enjoy. Upon entering the hotel, guests will find a spacious lobby with lounge area, concierge desk and gift shop. Accommodations include luxurious standard rooms with 42-inch LCD TVs and suites with a separate living area. The on-site Foggy Point Bar & Grill serves fresh seafood and has a separate cocktail lounge.
Governor Dinwiddie Hotel
Located in the heart of the Olde Town Business District, Governor Dinwiddie Hotel offers modern accommodations in a building dating to the early 20th century. Guests will find many restaurants and one-of-a-kind shops within walking distance, along with the Lightship Portsmouth Museum and Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. The hotel has studio and one-bedroom suites that include a work desk, sofa and kitchenette. The hotel has a fitness center, lobby lounge area and large ballroom for weddings and meetings.
The Comfort Inn on the northwestern edge of downtown Portsmouth offers moderately priced rooms with walking access to the Olde Town area. The hotel is within two blocks of the waterfront, the Naval Medical Center and Hospital Point Park, where guests can have picnics and view the Norfolk skyline. Accommodations include standard rooms and suites with an in-room Jacuzzi tub. Guests receive complimentary breakfast and have access to a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and indoor fitness center.
The Super 8 Hotel offers budget-friendly accommodations a half-mile west of downtown Portsmouth. Guests are within a mile of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and only a block from the London Shopping Plaza. Standard rooms include modern decor, mini-refrigerator and complimentary daily breakfast. The hotels location allows walking access to several eateries, including the Empire Chinese Buffet, Pizza Hut and Church’s Chicken.