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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 115 Hotels in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First of all, this Inn has the potential to be a 5 star without too much effort. It has a park-like setting, the architecture is beautiful, the feel colonial. But I cannot give it 4 or 5 stars for these reasons: 1. Bathroom cleanliness. Our bathroom always had stray hairs on the floor, even upon arrival. The edges of the... More

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

Dear TheDustyCellar, Thank you for your review. I am glad to know you enjoyed the lovely grounds and delicious breakfast buffet. Your feedback is invaluable for our continuous improvement. Please accept my sincerest apologies for the issues you encountered. I was disappointed to read your comments regarding the cleanliness and maintenance problems of the public areas, guest room, and bathroom.... More

Bucksport
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Inn was clean, the rooms well equipped. We enjoyed the pool as well as the hot tub. It is close to many stores and not too far from the beach. The breakfast buffet was excellent and well worth the cost. We would definitely stay there again.

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

Dear MikeandMickey, Thank you for your review. How wonderful to hear you enjoyed each aspect of your stay, including the well-appointed rooms, delicious breakfast buffet, and swimming pool. We are gearing up for our holiday events, including our Annual Founders Illumination and Teddy Bear Tea. I hope you will join us again soon to enjoy these memorable festivities. Best regards,... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is the perfect place to stay of visiting Virginia! The colonial atmosphere was perfect! Looked perfect for weddings. Tami at the front desk was so nice and helped us find things to do the following morning. Had the best breakfast part of the hotel! Made omelettes right in front of us. The staff was just outstanding! Want to come... More

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

Dear Andrew R, Thank you for your review. How lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay including the delicious breakfast buffet featuring made-to-order omelets. We strive to provide impeccable customer service to make guests feel right at home. We also strive to provide the best amenities for our guests, so our guest bathrooms are being upgraded to include tiled walk-in... More

Bridgewater, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a resident of Virginia, and why I have never heard of The Founders Inn and Spa until now, is beyond me. It is a hidden treasure! My sister and I stayed at the Inn for three nights. We took advantage of a special-stay two nights and get a third free, which was quite a deal. The grounds of... More

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

Dear Cutie2014, 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 discovered us and that we could be part of your visit. It is wonderful to hear that you took advantage of the "Third Night's a Charm" promotion, as well as the various amenities... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Dear Timjka, Thank you for being loyal patrons of the Founders Inn and Spa for so many years and for recommending us to your friends and family. We love seeing families enjoy themselves at our property, especially during the holidays. I am glad you have had so many memorable stays throughout the years and hope this will continue in the... More

Kernersville, North Carolina
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks 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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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
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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

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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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