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The Founders Inn and Spa

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   5641 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
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Ranked #21 of 114 Hotels in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our family of 5 stayed here and loved it! The hotel is lovely and located very conveniently to many attractions. We absolutely loved how dog friendly Founders inn was. Our dog was welcomed with a "doggie bag" with treats and toys. This really warmed our hearts. The room was big and very clean. The 5 of us fit comfortably. The... More

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FoundersInn, General Manager at The Founders Inn and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Shannon Y, Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience at The Founders Inn and Spa. How wonderful to hear that you and your family enjoyed your vacation with us. We love our pet guests and I am glad you were able to take advantage of the dog park. By the end of October,... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is very nice. The rooms are a bit dated and small but they're very clean. The air conditioning unit was louder than normal, but the comfortable bed somewhat made up for it. The staff is very friendly and helpful.. The buffet breakfast was very delicious.

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FoundersInn, General Manager at The Founders Inn and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Jimmyjam0414, Thank you for your review. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. It is one of our highest goals that guests have a comfortable and memorable experience. Please accept my apologies for the noise disruption caused by the A/C unit. Thank you for letting us know so we may address and remedy the... More

Chesapeake, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've been visiting the Founders Inn for the Breakfast with Santa event for the past 9 years and have just found out that it will no longer be offered at Christmas. This is very sad as this was a Class Act event that many families enjoyed and had incorporated into their family traditions. Their Santa has a huge following in... More

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Kernersville, North Carolina
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I planned out 1 year anniversary trip here. We thought we were good by doing something different and booking at this hotel. We thought it would be a neat experience. It was anything but that. We arrived later excited and tired to have a good rest. I will say that the grounds are beautiful and the first... More

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FoundersInn, General Manager at The Founders Inn and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Meredith C, Thank you for your review. We welcome your feedback as it helps us improve our service and products for all guests. Please accept my sincerest apologies that your stay did not exceed your expectations. We strive to give guests a relaxing and comfortable stay and I apologize this was not your experience. I am disappointed to hear... More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite being in so close to major highways and thoroughfares as well as in the midst of a university (Regent University) the atmosphere at Founders is always tranquil. The décor evokes the feeling I may well have stepped off the elevator into a house in nearby Williamsburg. Whether it is sitting on an antique sofa in the hallway or having... More

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FoundersInn, General Manager at The Founders Inn and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Shieldmaiden77, Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experiences at The Founders Inn & Spa. How wonderful to hear that each and every stay is comfortable, tranquil, and relaxing. We strive for the highest level of customer service and am glad that this is what you experience during each stay. I do hope you... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading mixed reviews here on TA, we were a bit wary about our stay. We were pleasantly surprised. The inn has expansive grounds with a beautiful gardens for a nice evening stroll and seating areas if you want to spend some time outside. The weather was muggy so we opted for the seating indoors in the various parlors. The... More

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FoundersInn, General Manager at The Founders Inn and Spa, responded to this review

Dear TravelerMom703, Thank you for your review. We strive to make each guests' stay a positively memorable one. As you noted in your review, we are in an easy accessible location, but offer a quiet retreat from the busy city and beach area. I am glad to know that you also enjoyed the delicious breakfast buffet and lovely English gardens... More

Stony Point, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. We stayed with my 2 young grandchildren and they really enjoyed the pool and water slide. There is also an indoor pool and hot tub and spa. They also had lawn games to play. The rooms were nicely furnished and very clean. Everyone was friendly and helpful. We had to buffet breakfast, which... More

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FoundersInn, General Manager at The Founders Inn and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Nannyskids, Thank you for your review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the lovely grounds, pools, lawn games, and delicious breakfast buffet. These amenities allow us to further an enjoyable guest experience. I appreciate that you highlighted our customer service, as it is an integral part of our work. Thank you for letting us know of areas of opportunity,... More

Parlin, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently stayed at The Founder's Inn. It was a very pleasant stay. The room was attractive and very clean. Our only disappointment was that we had reserved a. Suite and were expecting two rooms. Our room was only one big room with a sofa bed in the room. The pool was a lot of fun and the kids really... More

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FoundersInn, General Manager at The Founders Inn and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Donna R, It is great to know you had a pleasant stay and that you enjoyed the outdoor pool and waterslide. As the weather cools, we will be preparing for our Grand Illumination in November and holiday events in December. These events are delightful for the whole family. I hope you will visit again to enjoy them. Please accept... More

Chesapeake, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During a week-long gap between selling our home in Chesapeake and closing on the new home in Virginia Beach, my daughter and I and our three dogs stayed at the Founders Inn. The room was very comfortable and the hotel is extremely pet friendly and has three fenced areas for dogs to run. They also provide pet pickup bags at... More

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FoundersInn, General Manager at The Founders Inn and Spa, responded to this review

Dear SCgirlatheart1, Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience at The Founders Inn & Spa. I am glad your week-long visit was spectacular. We love our guests and their pets and I am happy we could allow a comfortable place to stay. It is great to hear you enjoyed our various amenities including the... More

Marion, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well maintained place for everybody! The service and food from restaurant was simply awesome! Virginia Beach was a bit hectic for our vacation, but coming back to the Inn made the trip worth while. Highly Recommended!

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FoundersInn, General Manager at The Founders Inn and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Charles L, How wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Founders Inn & Spa. We are in a great location that allows guests a short trip to the oceanfront, but allows for a quiet respite after returning from the beach. I am glad to know you had a positively memorable experience at the restaurant. We are... More

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Additional Information about The Founders Inn and Spa

Address: 5641 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
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Location: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Founders Inn and Spa 3.5*
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