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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 #19 of 114 hotels in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We love staying here the staff are great the grounds are beautiful. The rooms and lobby make you feel as if you are in Colonial Willamsburg. The pool is perfect and we come back here year after year. They have two restaurants and they show a movie each night for the kiddos. Almost forgot about the full service spa. Left... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here a few weeks ago to attend a conference. The hotel rooms are out of date and run down. The restaurant does not have what's listed on the menu. You cannot get a morsel of food prior to 7 a.m. This is a military town! We had to go to a 7-11 for breakfast! Not worth the money... More

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

Dear Slumpadinka, Thank you for letting us know of your experience at The Founders Inn & Spa. We welcome all feedback, positive and negative, as it helps us continually improve our services and products for all guests. We are excited to announce our $2 million hotel & guest room improvement plan, in which various phases are scheduled to be initiated... More

Springfield, Illinois
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Last week I stayed at the hotel, which was very nice. Unfortunately we had a very strange experience. Around midnight we hear our door opening. My husband jumped out of bed and confronted the person. The man apologized & said the hotel staff had given him the same key & room. When we spoke with the staff, they casually said... More

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

Dear A H, Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the hotel property. Please accept my sincerest apologies for the issue you encountered. Guest safety and security is our primary concern at the hotel and I am disappointed you experienced an unfavorable situation. While it does not change your experience, please know that we take... More

Oak Island, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Founders Inn and Spa is highly recommended between Virginia Beach's beachfront and downtown Norfolk. The staff is friendly, the rooms clean, and it's in a quiet location. It's also a good value compared to many area hotels of lesser quality.

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

Dear Lynn Seldon, Thank you for your review. I am glad to know you enjoyed your stay. As you noted, we are in a great central location in Virginia Beach, just a short drive from the oceanfront and to downtown Norfolk. Both the Junior Fireplace Suite, which offers a king bed and gas fireplace, and the Parlor Suite, which houses... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I stayed two nights as a "staycation" so we live close by. The grounds of the hotel are very pretty and well kept. However, for us that is where the positives ended. Our room was stuffy no matter how low we turned the AC. It was a large room but mostly unfurnished. The theme is colonial-era, however... More

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

Dear Jjtracy, Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience at the Founders Inn and Spa. I am to glad to hear you enjoyed the expansive grounds and relaxing spa treatments. However, I am extremely disappointed that your stay did not exceed your expectations. We strive to provide excellent service and a defect-free stay. Please... More

Wisconsin, United States
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Our family of 5 truly enjoyed our 3 days here. Our room was clean and spacious. The grounds are gorgeous. Every single staff person we encountered was overly friendly and helpful. We didn't mind driving 15-20 minutes to the beach because it was nice to be back in the quiet of the resort after a busy beach day. The kids... More

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

Dear Ann S, Thank you for your review! I am glad you enjoyed your stay. As you noted in your review, we are in a great location from the oceanfront that is just a short drive away, but allows a quiet respite after a long day at the beach. We do offer a complimentary shuttle service to and from the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff is wonderful! My son mentioned it was his 6th Birthday to the gentleman while we were checking in. As we were there a few hours early, we went about our day and shortly thereafter I received a call that our room was ready. When we walked into our room, there was a nice mylar balloon and a birthday... More

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Dear Monica B, Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience at The Founders Inn & Spa. I am glad you chose us to help celebrate your son's 6th birthday! We understand how special birthdays, anniversaries, and other occasions are in each guests' life, so we are delighted to help make the celebrations extra special.... More

Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent, well-kept property. Rooms were very inviting and comfortable. Extremely friendly staff. Great breakfast with many options. It was the attention to detail that made this stay so enjoyable.

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

Dear D B, Thank you for your review. I am glad to know you enjoyed the well-appointed rooms, superior customer service, and delicious breakfast at the Swan Terrace Grill. These are just a few of the amenities and offerings we want our guests to enjoy. I hope you will join us again soon to experience a treatment at the Flowering... More

New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are very experienced travelers, and have to say, this was the best hotel experience we have ever had. From the superlative cleanliness, comfort of the room, ambience of the entire hotel from entrance, through lobby, and including the attached restaurant, this hotel is a standout. The crowning touch is the genuine warmth, professionalism, and kindness of each and every... More

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

Dear Dmitry L, Thank you for your kind review! It is great to hear you enjoyed our well-appointed guest rooms and old-world ambiance andd that our customer service was a standout part of your stay. This is the experience we work to provide for all guests and is our top goal. Thank you for allowing us to be part of... More

Inman, South Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family was going to Virginia Beach for the first time. We normally stay oceanfront, but a Groupon offer caught my attention. I was looking for something unique and The Founders Inn was perfect. I decided to book directly with the hotel to get the room I wanted. The entire staff was the most polite I have ever experienced. My... More

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

Dear Ms. Wilson, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at The Founders Inn & Spa. I appreciate knowing you enjoyed your time with us so much that you extended your stay! How wonderful that you were able to experience our unique offerings, outdoor pool, and lawn games. They are great amenities! I am glad our... More

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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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