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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 #20 of 114 Hotels in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Kernersville, North Carolina
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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 1 week 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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

Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night on our way to Delaware. The grounds are very nice, but we weren't that impressed with our room. Because we had a pet, I think we were in the pet building, so perhaps the other rooms are nicer. Our air conditioner made a lot of noise. They came and looked at it, but he... More

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

Dear WITransplants, Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience at The Founders Inn & Spa. I'm glad you enjoyed the lovely grounds, which certainly lends to our quaint atmosphere at the hotel. How wonderful that you could bring your dog! By late Fall, we will have an obstacle course added to the dog park... More

Springfield, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Founders Inn was a lovely place to stay. It was the best hotel we stayed at on our 2 week vacation in Virginia. The Swan Terrace Restaurant was 5star!! The staff was wonderful, the room was clean with comfortable beds, the pool was enjoyable. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a five star experience at a... More

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

Dear Keegansmom02, Thank you for your review. How wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your family vacation with us! It sounds like you were able to take advantage of our great amenities, including the Swan Terrace Grill, pools, and well-appointed rooms. We are in a great location that is perfect for family vacations. We will be hosting our Grand Illumination... More

Roanoke, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We checked in to the Founders Inn for an evening. I've stayed at the hotel before and it was a wonderful experience. The grounds and hotel are beautiful. However, this time we were not impressed. When we entered the room it smelled like an old wet basement. Everything in the room had a sheen of moisture on it. The bathroom... More

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

Dear Elizabeth D, Thank you for letting us know of your experience at The Founders Inn & Spa. I am glad to hear you have stayed with us before. Please accept my sincerest apologies that your first room did not meet your expectations. Thank you for bringing this issue to my attention so that we may address and resolve it.... More

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  • Swan Terrace(10)
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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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