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The Founders Inn and Spa

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This pet friendly hotel was amazing! There is a beautiful garden in the back, a porch to sit on a rocking chair to sip wine while watching a bridal party take pictures or view the fountain in the middle of the lake, and a pool/jacuzzi next to the spa. My miniature pincher, Buddy, loved the dog park section of the... More 

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Aldie, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent three nights at the Founders Inn and found it to be nice overall with a few issues. Pros: Beautiful grounds, indoor pool (heated) and large outdoor (not heated), very nice bathrooms with large tiled showers with glass doors, delicious breakfast buffet, would be great wedding location. Cons: Rooms are poorly appointed, only one very small chest of drawers... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Though it is surrounded by busy roads, the Founders Inn seems very tranquil and un-rushed. The Old Virginia architecture and decor of the hotel lend an historic feel that is complimented by the lovely Regent University campus grounds. Rooms are very clean. Service is friendly and excellent.

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The first thing you notice are the lovely grounds at this hotel. I stayed in one of the low end rooms, it had a nice colonial feel and appeal. I was not a fan of the non-sturdy metal bed frame, the bed was too shaky for my comfort. There is a very nice looking banquet area to enjoy meals, although... More 

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Waynesboro, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Founders Inn and Spa in Virginia Beach is a nice hotel. The two restaurants in the hotel were very good and the grounds were beautiful. The only thing was the bed was not too comfortable and I didn't sleep very well.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed at the Founders Inn and Spa. I found the hotel on-line. I was looking for a place to stay and be able to bring my dog while attending as a WWII reenactor, the 6th Annual "Warbirds over the Beach" air show at the Military Aviation Museum off of Princess Anne Road about 25 minutes from the hotel.... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love it here!! It is beautiful and the staff is friendly. Breakfast is delicious and there is a pool. Our Kids love it. This is a great staycation! We come here all of the time... and we only live up the road.

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Arlington, Virginia
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6 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at this hotel during a convention. While the room was excellent, it was never cleaned and nor was the bed remade while I was there. Everything else was very good. I did not contact the front desk about the problem because I was only there 2 nights, retuning to my room about 11pm on the second night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at The Founders Inn the first weekend in May for my daughters birthday. Staff was so nice about everything. I called after reserving to request adjoining rooms and the night clerk was so very kind ensuring that she would do everything to make that happen. The front desk staff were lovely upon check-in and every member of the... More 

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Oswego, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is charming the rooms are clean (and we were in the dog friendly section) The staff was wonderful!! They were extremely helpful in arranging transportation to our events. The courtesy shuttle was very convenient. The food is good and we enjoyed a wonderful local beer (Murphy's Law) in the Hunt Room. While not on the beach it was... More 

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