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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 #26 of 115 hotels in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great hotel in a quiet enviroment. Inside pool and outside pool. Great for kids I imagine! Beautifully decorated rooms and lobby. Grand gardens to stroll through or to catch fireflies in at dusk. We had a great time here.

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Zelienople
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16 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed our stay very much. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Our granddaughters loved the pool and water slide. We liked the buildings and grounds which were very well maintained. The food at The Hunt Room was very good. If in the area again we will be back.

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Upper Brookville, NY
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

And I rarely get to say this but it was VERY WELL PRICED! An adorable hotel with a lot to offer and unfortunately I was in Virginia Beach for an event and really did not get a chance to take advantage of it. Lovely suite, comfy King sized bed, beautiful gardens, large pool and what appeared to be quite a... More

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just had a delightful stay at Founder's Inn and Spa! Decor and accommodation charming and spotless; staff welcoming, efficient and very helpful; great variety of fresh and tasty food and an overall feeling of being valued and spoiled! I'll be back!

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

Dear Susan B, I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with The Founders Inn & Spa. We strive pamper our guests through our customer service, great dining options, and superb accommodations. I am glad this was your experience. Please join us again soon to enjoy our updated guest bathrooms, with new walk-in showers, as well as take... More

Eastchester, New York
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77 reviews 77 reviews
11 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here for one night, booked through Priceline so we got a nice deal. Check in was quick and efficient, and we were given a third floor room on the York River Lodge building. The buildings are older, but they are clean. The room was a bit small but nicely decorated. There was a coffee pot... More

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

Dear MrFix3, Thank you for taking the time to write your review on The Founders Inn & Spa. I am glad you enjoyed the old world feel of the property. Staying with us is truly a unique experience in Virginia Beach! I apologize the bed was too soft for your liking. We have a variety of rooms in the hotel... More

west seneca, ny
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went looking for a nice get away. The place was very clean, staff friendly, food excellent, however, we were extremely disappointed the hot tub wasn't working, there wasn't anyone available for facials in the spa and most of all the bed needs to be replaced. It sank in the middle and was terribly uncomfortable.

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

Dear lp62, Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience at The Founders Inn & Spa. We strive to provide excellent service and products for all of our guests. Please accept my sincerest apologies that the hot tub was closed for maintenance during your stay and that you were not able to enjoy a facial... More

Waterloo
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful stay! Our three children aged 10 to 15 didn't want to leave! We enjoyed the facilities (tennis courts, volleyball and pools). The rooms were clean. The atmosphere peaceful, safe and relaxing. It was our first time staying there and we feel that we found a treasure! We hope to go back again for another visit.

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

Dear ALfamily5, I am glad to hear you had a relaxing stay at The Founders Inn & Spa! We have a variety of amenities that appeal to all ages of family members; how wonderful that you were able to experience the tennis and volleyball courts, as well as the pools. It is our goal to provide families with positively memorable... More

Columbia, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful 57th anniversary celebration for my husband's parents at this resort in late June! First, the service from EVERYONE we saw there was remarkable. As my husband put it, every employee there saw him and welcomes him like he was family they were excited to see after not having seen in ages. The chef even came out... More

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

Dear AthenaMD, Thank you for your detailed review of The Founders Inn & Spa! It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and I am glad you chose us to celebrate your husband's parent's 57th anniversary. We strive to provide the best service possible as we understand this is an important part of the hotel experience. I am... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay at this hotel. It is especially kid friendly. The staff was super friendly, the food was delicious, and the rooms/grounds were immaculate. I wholeheartedly recommended this hotel to those traveling in the Virginia Beach area.

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

Dear Felicia M, Thank you for your review! I am glad to know your stay was pleasant. As you noted in your review, we offer great amenities for all guests to enjoy. I hope that you will join us soon to experience the updated guest bathrooms and perhaps even visit during the upcoming holidays, including Labor Day. Best regards, Sascha... More

Rockwall, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room needed updating and was lacking a microwave. Had a small coffee maker and fridge was small. Ice machine nearby was broken so had to go down the hall for ice. The landscaping, gardens and buildings were beautiful!! Not too far to travel to the beach ,,. It was a great experience !!

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

Dear S0phia2014, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay! It is our goal to help every guest have a great experience with us. While there are microwaves on the first floor of our guest lodges for guests to use, you are certainly welcome to place a request for one in your room; they are subject to availability.... 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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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#8 Best Value Hotel in Virginia Beach #9 Business Hotel in Virginia Beach #17 Family Hotel in Virginia Beach #26 Top resorts Hotel in Virginia Beach #27 Romantic Hotel in Virginia Beach
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