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The Founders Inn and Spa

3.5 of 5 5641 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Richmond, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have lived down the street my whole life and never visited. Rooms are given a colonial decor but the bathrooms are updated. The hallways were outdated and the floor was soaked. The beds were comfortable and we didn't have any major issues with the temperature. I thought it was a wonderful stay.

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San Antonio, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This nice hotel resort adjacent to Regent University was a delightful place to stay and relax. Our family chose it as a birthday reunion site because most of the family lives in Virginia. The remaining few of us found decent air connections from Texas and Kansas. The February special birthday rate was attractive. Our room 4237 with two double beds,... More 

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va
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Suites are spacious for a family of four. Rooms look dated but I assume that's the idea. Wi-Fi was spotty. Avoid the hunt room altogether. Dinner was AWFUL. Food was terrible and insanely overpriced, server was overworked and slow, tried a local brewed stout, server didn't know how to pour it, ended up with 1/3 of a glass of beer... More 

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

Dear SoulSlayer0, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay. We strive to provide an excellent stay for all guests and I apologize that your experience fell short. Your food and beverage comments will be passed on to the restaurant team, so that we may improve those areas of opportunity. I am glad you enjoyed... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was excited to join my young adult daughter for her first spa experience. I can honestly say that she still has not had one. We were given papers to fill out by someone who was leaving work for the day as obvious by her hat, gloves, etc. We arrived around 2:30 for 4:00 pedicure appointments, as the website stated... More 

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

Dear TravelMomRN, Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience. I welcome all reviews, positive or negative, as it greatly helps in improving our services for all guests. Please accept my sincere apology to you and your daughter regarding your visit to our spa. I would like to invite you and your daughter back and... More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to stay at the Founder's Inn two nights for work because of the snow. I say "had to stay" but it was a pleasure to stay. The staff was fantastic, making sure we had everything we needed. They made sure that the walkways were shoveled and safe.My husband and I relaxed and had dinner in the Hunt Club... More 

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

Dear Terry L, Thank you so much for your kind review. I am glad we could help make the snow day even better for you and your husband. We strive to provide comfortable accommodations, along with great dining options. I do hope you'll get the chance to stay with us again, perhaps even during the summer months. See you soon!... More 

Palmerton, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a quilters convention called "birds of a feather" and arrived late. They upgraded us to a king suite with a fireplace (we booked a room w/ 2 beds) so I took the pull out sleeper sofa which had a memory foam mattress and was very comfortable. The staff were very friendly and the breakfast buffet was... More 

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

Dear Babs12858, Thank you for your review! I'm so glad you could join us for the "Birds of a Feather" conference. How wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay, including the comfortable bed, breakfast buffet, and excellent customer service. Thank you for sharing your photo with Abby the Swan. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Founders Inn... More 

Hampton, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hosted a baby shower at the Founders Inn today and the experience was absolutely phenomenal! The staff were super attentive, the food was AMAZING and displayed beautifully! Everyone was super friendly! We had 30 guests and they are all still raving about the customer service and the buffet! Even staff not assigned to our event were helpful and assisted... More 

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

Dear Alonzaf, Thank you for your kind review. It was our pleasure to assist you in hosting the baby shower. We pride ourselves in providing excellent customer service to help execute successful events. I do hope you will join us again to celebrate many more joyous occasions. Sincerely, Ellen Ruane General Manager More 

Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at the Founders Hotel as they billed themselves as 4.5 star hotel, found very little even dance of the 4.5 stars!! The room felt very dated & the complementary to liters belonged in a Motel 7! Decided to eat in the hotel & walked to the dinning room area which was a long walk with unhelpful signage. When I... More 

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

Dear GaryNewcastleStaffs, Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience. We welcome all reviews, positive or negative, as it helps us improve our services for all guests. I apologize that you felt staff was impersonal and not helpful. This is certainly not the customer service and overall experience we want our guests to have. I... More 

Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Between the southern/colonial charm, the great service, the wonderful dining, the spa itself, and the accessible location, Founder's Inn and Spa makes a great stay. I'd definitely recommend this place to anyone traveling to Virginia Beach.

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

Dear Cory S, Thank you for your review. I am glad you were able to enjoy the wide variety of amenities at the hotel. We look forward to seeing you again, perhaps even to experience our fun summer and holiday events. Sincerely, Ellen Ruane General Manager More 

Key Largo, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Traveling often with two small silky terriers presents quite a challenge for finding pet friendly upper class hotels. This hotel fit the bill beautifully. The grounds and gardens are beautifully maintained and the pet friendly amenities even extend to a fenced in dog park with cafe tables and chairs. We were there shortly after Christmas and the entire hotel was... More 

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

Dear Lisa M, 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 and your family, including your terriers, could join us for a post-holiday trip. We enjoy providing unique amenities like the dog park and southern comforts like the full breakfast buffet. These amenities... 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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Also Known As:
The Founders Hotel Virginia Beach
Founders Hotel Virginia Beach
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Virginia Beach
#8 Family Hotel in Virginia Beach
#25 Romantic Hotel in Virginia Beach

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