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The Mermaids' Porch Bed and Breakfast

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497 North St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-2521 See on map
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at The Mermaid's Porch for a spur of the moment trip to Norfolk/Portsmouth. I was so glad my husband wanted a B&B as I was about to book a chain hotel. Dawn is an incredible hostess and we were so delighted to find...More

Thank traceym2132018
Response from DDRUSN, Owner at The Mermaids' Porch Bed and BreakfastResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words. I'm so sorry the weather didn't cooperate. I am glad that you ventured our way and hope to see you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here on a business trip as an attempt to change it up from the normal corporate hotels. I am so glad I did. My stay got off to a bit of a rocky start, as my plane came in late and the Mermaid's...More

Thank J.D. K
Response from DDRUSN, Owner at The Mermaids' Porch Bed and BreakfastResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words. My last job I was on the road 32 out of 52 weeks a year in contracted hotels. That really flavors how I run this place. If more business travelers tried bed and breakfasts, I think they would avoid...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in the Portsmouth area for a quick one night stay to attend our son's white coat ceremony at EVMS. The inn was beautiful, decorated with antiques giving it a wonderful charm and was super clean. Dawn (the innkeeper) and Jack (her 4 legged...More

Thank ncdad864
Response from DDRUSN, Owner at The Mermaids' Porch Bed and BreakfastResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words. I'm so glad Jack and I will get to see you again over the next few years.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dawn is an awesome hostess. She is warm and welcoming. I really enjoyed talking with her, especially about her collections. I would encourage any travelers passing through and those who want to stay awhile to relax and enjoy the good food and make a new...More

Thank Juanita W
Response from DDRUSN, Owner at The Mermaids' Porch Bed and BreakfastResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words. I'm so glad you got to relax a bit.

Reviewed 9 August 2018

We were on a 2 week road trip and had the pleasure of staying at the Mermaid Inn for 2 days. Dawn went out of her way to make sure we had a great stay at her inn right down to the delicious homemade cookies...More

Thank Joe T
Response from DDRUSN, Owner at The Mermaids' Porch Bed and BreakfastResponded 10 August 2018

Thank you for your kind words. I'm so glad you made us part of your trip. May our paths cross again one day.

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A sophisticated eclectic 3-room bed and breakfast located in Olde Towne Portsmouth, VA in a Queen Anne Victorian house built in 1898. The Travelers Retreat is a cozy first floor queen-size room. The Americana ...More room is furnished in antiques with a full-size bed. The Tree Top room is a queen-size light and airy room with both east and west facing windows. Tesla charging station is now available. Come and stay a spell! Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
3
Price range
US$123 - US$147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
United States > Virginia > Portsmouth
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
3
Price range
US$123 - US$147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
United States > Virginia > Portsmouth
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Carol F
4 June 2016|
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Response from DDRUSN | Property representative |
There are no bed bugs here. I wash my own linens--they're not done by a service where they could cross-contaminate. There are mattress protectors on the beds. Each room has its own bath.
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Carol F
4 June 2016|
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Response from Kennkat | Reviewed this property |
Hi...Each room has its own bathroom and no bed bugs. They are very clean! If you don't like stairs pick the downstairs bedroom.
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"All the rooms are well decorated and have individual charm."
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"Ask for a room with the biggest bed"
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"We stayed in the room known as The Travelers' Retreat. It was excellent."
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"We stayed in the room "Traveler's Retreat" which is on the first floor."
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