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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 114 hotels in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Forty fort Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had an amazing stay for 6 beautiful days here. Beautiful grounds peaceful you just wanted to walk around and enjoy the scenery and peace. The staff was gracious and kind and the housekeepers were so friendly. We loved our room we were so comfortable . our bed was amazing and we loved the décor. very clean and well kept.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Front desk staff at nite-- slow, distracted, trainees---- Rooms--- dust everywhere. Do not come here--- pay a bit more for decent experience. Will never come bck. Not sure how this place got those ratings. Look at latest reviews on web-- u ll likely find similar poor reviews

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I made reservations for the Founders Inn for a 5 day stay to relax in one of their suite with a parlor. At check in the room was not clean, the carprt had stains and the sofa had noticeable stains. They moved me to another room but the carpet again had stains and a stale smell. I canceled my reservation... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago 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 6 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 The hotel rooms are out of date and run down.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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week ago 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 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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FoundersInn, General Manager at The Founders Inn and Spa, responded to this review

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

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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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