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The Founders Inn and Spa

3.5 of 5 5641 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had a wonderful weekend at this resort. It's a nice property for a get away. We had a fireplace room. I love the beds, they are so comfortable. Perfect bedding. I love the tv over the fireplace. The rooms are also so spacious. We were able to keep the temperature just right. The spa is fabulous. I had two wonderful... More 

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Dear AngD1968M, Thank you so much for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed the Fireplace suite; it is a lovely room choice. How wonderful that you took advantage of the spa during your visit. I apologize that breakfast was not convenient for you. We do offer a breakfast buffet each day from 7 to 10 am, as well... More 

Greenville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here for my church's women's retreat. From the parking lot to the guest rooms to the delicious food in Swan Terrace-I totally enjoyed! The entire experience blessed me spiritually and physically--the Spirit of laughter filled the room as the Spirit of God had free flow in this place. The breakfast buffet with scrambled eggs, real bacon and sausage,... More 

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

Dear Andrea, Thank you so much for your kind review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We wish for all guests to experience a unique and positive stay. I will pass your kind comments onto Shawn, as well as the culinary and restaurant team. It was our pleasure to serve you during your visit. I do... More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband attended a conference at the Founders Inn, and I met him there for the last two nights of the week. This is a clean, comfortable hotel that has a "down home" feel. It has been nicely updated, and the room was just fine, nothing special, but very nice. The bed was a bit "lumpy." I enjoyed a manicure... More 

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Dear Linda P. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay at The Founders Inn and Spa. Thank you for letting us know of your experience. We pride ourselves in having excellent customer service, an impeccable property, and unique amenities. A trip to the Flowering Almond Spa is a great way to wind down during a visit... More 

Mechanicsville, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for anniversary weekend. Get the Jr. Suite (fireplace) and get champagne and strawberries. Lovely breakfast buffet in the morning. Wonderful at Christmastime with great décor. Friendly staff (for the most part) especially restaurant. Easy parking, about 6 miles from the beach, good shopping too. Mattress was comfy but may be too soft - ask for the kind of bed... More 

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Dear GullyinVA, Thank you for your review. Happy anniversary; I'm delighted you chose to stay with us to celebrate that special event. The hotel property is certainly a winter wonderland during the holidays and I am glad you could enjoy the decor and delicious breakfast buffet during your stay. The Junior Fireplace Suite is a great room choice, with its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed every facet of our stay. The rooms were nice, clean and quaint. The service staff were polite, attentive and remembered us at every turn. The highlight , however was the Swan Terrace. It was hands down the best value I personally have ever had from the breakfast buffet to the dinner where every single offering was a step... More 

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Dear Jeff, Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience at The Founders Inn and Spa. I'm glad you enjoyed each aspect of your stay. We strive to provide a unique and pleasant stay for all guests. How wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your meals at the Swan Terrace Grill. The culinary team wishes... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Founders Inn is a peaceful, well run and quaint place to stay. On the same property as Regent University which in and of itself is a top-notch Christian school, the Founders Inn has nice rooms, and great food in their restaurants. Always clean too. Staff is pleasant and we enjoy staying there every time. They have a full gym... More 

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Dear Chris - Michael C, Thank you for your kind review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that we could offer a quiet respite for you. Our quaint rooms, delectable food, and excellent customer service all lend to a positively memorable stay. I highly recommend a relaxing spa treatment at the Flowering Almond Spa during... More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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209 reviews 209 reviews
18 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Hospitality, southern charm and well maintained facilities are what set The Founder's apart from your normal hotel experience. The stay here is similar to experiences one would get at the "Grand Hotels" of the South. Comfortable surroundings, excellent furnishings and heartfelt customer service. The facility includes great restaurants, and convenient access to many of the attractions and shopping opportunities the... More 

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Dear Anthony, Thank you for your review. I am glad you were able to join us for the conference. It was our pleasure to host you. We wish to provide a luxurious, but comfortable space for guests to stay. Combined with amenities, like the restaurants and spa, a stay at The Founders Inn and Spa becomes positively memorable. I highly... More 

Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

the property is a beautiful piece of land and is decorated nicely. But as we discovered when checking in for a conference, amenities are ruled by the religious right. Our conference had 500 CPAs and we study hard and like to have cocktails as well. No liquor policy in effect in 2014. Beer and wine in one place the hunt... More 

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

Dear Pamela, Thank you for your review. I appreciate that you took the time to let us know of your experience and am glad you enjoyed the beautifully decorated property. It is our wish that all guests enjoy their stay and I apologize that you encountered some issues. While the hotel is owned by Regent University, we are currently managed... More 

Daytona Beach, Florida
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132 reviews 132 reviews
22 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We want for a wedding and the room was huge, we were in Building 4. We stayed in a Junior Suite with a fireplace. The weather had changed(drastically for me since I'm from FL) and the fireplace was a really nice touch. It was really beautiful. Their breakfast buffet was quality food and wonderful, although they didn't serve biscuits and... More 

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

Dear Gail, Thank you for your review. I'm so glad you were able to join us and stay in a lovely Fireplace Suite. They certainly are a fantastic room choice. It is great to hear that you could join us for our breakfast buffet. I apologize that some of the items you preferred were not on the buffet, but I... More 

Odessa, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I am from Florida and have family in the Virginia Beach area. Whenever we come up for a visit, we always stay at The Founders Inn. It is a wonderful hotel with a very friendly and service orientated staff. The staff is always smiling and willing to help you out when needed. We always stay in a junior suite when... More 

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

Dear Kate, Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate your loyalty and patronage to the Founders Inn. We strive to provide an excellent stay for all guests and make every stay unique. The Junior Fireplace suites are a great choice, with their king-sized beds and cozy gas fireplace. The breakfast buffet is also a great hotel amenity for guests... 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*
Number of rooms: 240
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Also Known As:
The Founders Hotel Virginia Beach
Founders Hotel Virginia Beach
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#7 Business Hotel in Virginia Beach
#7 Family Hotel in Virginia Beach
#28 Romantic Hotel in Virginia Beach

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