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1 room, 2 adults

The Mermaids' Porch Bed and Breakfast, Portsmouth

3-star3 stars
497 North Street, Corner North St and Dinwiddie St, Portsmouth, VA, 23704, United States of America

City-center B&B within easy reach of Norfolk Scope
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Delicious food
Tasty breakfast
Great room
Very comfortable
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From 101 reviews

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The Mermaids' Porch Bed and Breakfast, Portsmouth

from $109
  • from $109
  • Room, 1 Double Bed (Americana Room)
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed (Treetop Room)
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed (Traveler's Retreat)

What’s around The Mermaids' Porch Bed and Breakfast, Portsmouth


  • Heart of Portsmouth
  • Norfolk Scope - 3.2 mi / 5.2 km
  • Norfolk State University - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km
  • Sentara Norfolk General Hospital - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km
  • Old Dominion University - 6 mi / 9.7 km
  • Hill House Museum - 0.2 mi / 0.3 km
  • Commodore Theatre - 0.2 mi / 0.4 km
  • Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum - 0.4 mi / 0.6 km

Getting around

  • Norfolk, VA (ORF-Norfolk Intl.) - 20 min drive
  • Newport News, VA (PHF-Newport News - Williamsburg Intl.) - 40 min drive
  • Norfolk Station - 9 min drive
  • Newport News Station - 28 min drive
  • Free self parking

At a glance

Key facts


  • 3 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (9 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

  • Car charging point
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free breakfast
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Arcade/game room
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1898
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

The Mermaids' Porch Bed and Breakfast, Portsmouth’s small print

Also known as

  • Mermaids' Porch Bed & Breakfast Portsmouth
  • Mermaids' Porch Bed & Breakfast
  • Mermaids' Porch Portsmouth
  • Mermaids' Porch


This property does not have elevators.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Exceptional 10.0 From 45 reviews

The Mermaids' Porch Bed and Breakfast, Portsmouth
Romantic Getaway
The house is impressively beautiful, lots of love went into every detail. Dawn is an amazing cook, every breakfast was a savory delight to the senses, we enjoyed every one of those breakfasts and we doubt we can replicate them. Jack was so friendly and a great host as well. We highly recommend this Bed and Breakfast. We are grateful to Dawn for taking such good care of us during our visit, she's a super host! We will definitely return to stay here again and again.
wilda and Mike, us2 night romance trip
The Mermaids' Porch Bed and Breakfast, Portsmouth
Mermaid’s Porch B&B is a charming place to stay
The Mermaid’s Porch B&B is a comfy home away from home in an interesting historical area. The location is easy walking distance to the Elizabeth River pedestrian ferry over to Waterside in Norfolk. Ms. Richardson is an excellent host. I’ll be back and will recommend to others.
A Traveler, us1 night business trip
The Mermaids' Porch Bed and Breakfast, Portsmouth
Wonderful place to stay for Portsmouth or Norfolk
This beautiful home is in an historic, well-kept, neighborhood in downtown Portsmouth. The owner was very gracious, and gave us a warm welcome. Breakfast was very good, and the room was nicely decorated and comfortable. The location is easily walkable to many restaurants, as well as to the water taxi to Norfolk.
Paul, usRomance trip
The Mermaids' Porch Bed and Breakfast, Portsmouth
Dawn is very friendly and also very knowledgeable about the surrounding area as to good restaurants and places to see. It was very clean and certainly Victorian in its decor.
Barbara, usTrip with friends
The Mermaids' Porch Bed and Breakfast, Portsmouth
My stay with Dawn and Jack was fantastic! Great location, within a few blocks of the water and downtown Portsmouth. Extremely hospitable and informative host and comfortable lodging, full of history and local charm. Fabulous homemade cookies and a delicious breakfast in the beautifully appointed dining room! Wish I could have stayed longer.
Barbara, usBusiness trip

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The Mermaids' Porch Bed and Breakfast, Portsmouth

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