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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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  • 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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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed at the Founders Hotel as they billed themselves as 4.5 star hotel, found very little even dance of the 4.5 stars!! The room felt very dated & the complementary to liters belonged in a Motel 7! Decided to eat in the hotel & walked to the dinning room area which was a long walk with unhelpful signage. When I... More 

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Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Between the southern/colonial charm, the great service, the wonderful dining, the spa itself, and the accessible location, Founder's Inn and Spa makes a great stay. I'd definitely recommend this place to anyone traveling to Virginia Beach.

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Key Largo, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traveling often with two small silky terriers presents quite a challenge for finding pet friendly upper class hotels. This hotel fit the bill beautifully. The grounds and gardens are beautifully maintained and the pet friendly amenities even extend to a fenced in dog park with cafe tables and chairs. We were there shortly after Christmas and the entire hotel was... More 

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

Dear Lisa M, Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience at The Founders Inn and Spa. I am so glad that you and your family, including your terriers, could join us for a post-holiday trip. We enjoy providing unique amenities like the dog park and southern comforts like the full breakfast buffet. These amenities... More 

Roanoke, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed two nights at this hotel, part of a business trip. Outstanding staff, great attention to detail. Room was superb and atmosphere was excellent. Has a wonderful historic feel to it. Restaurants were also outstanding, reasonably priced dinner menu and great breakfast buffet. Recommend this place highly!!

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

Dear Musickalman, Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience at The Founders Inn and Spa. It is our goal to provide a comfortable stay for all guests. I am glad to know you enjoyed your meals at the restaurant. I hope your travels bring you back to Founders Inn. See you soon! Sincerely, Ellen... More 

Free Union, Virginia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel met all of our expectations and more. It looks just like the pictures and the staff was very nice and friendly. The breakfast is so big and delicous that we only ate two meals a day. Thank you for the beautiful suite and marvelous vacation with lights on the trees never to be forgotten. And our dog loved... More 

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

Dear Karleen H, Thank you for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay, along with your dog! It is our pleasure to provide comfortable accommodations and unique amenities for guests to take advantage of. I will pass your kind comments to our staff. I do hope you will join us again, especially as the weather warms up.... More 

Mechanicsville, VA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second time to celebrate NYE at this beautiful resort. I can't say enough about the service, room and food - top notch! It is by far, one of the best places we have spent on NYE! The folks here take care of you, they make you feel at home. Everyone from Margaret the Conference Manager to Darren... More 

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

Dear Enjoythebeach, Thank you for your review. I am so glad you celebrated the New Year with us. It was our pleasure to help create special memories for that occasion. I will pass your kind comments to Chef Darren and our dedicated staff. Our biggest goal is to provide excellent service and a memorable stay. How wonderful that you could... More 

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 December 21, 2014

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

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 December 12, 2014

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 December 4, 2014

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

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 December 2, 2014

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

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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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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#5 Business Hotel in Virginia Beach
#7 Family Hotel in Virginia Beach
#25 Romantic Hotel in Virginia Beach

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