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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 #22 of 114 hotels in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just bought a groupon for, a 3 night stay ...and now I read the reviews on how bad the discount room are . I hope my expectation on having a lovely 3day get away don't turn out to be a nightmare. I was very excited to find such a good deal at such a great location .. founders inn &... More

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

Dear Carlacc30, Thank you for your comments and we look forward to exceeding your expectations at The Founders Inn & Spa! I can assure you that guest rooms are assigned based on preferences and space available basis, not on rate paid. We view each guest as a VIP because every guest is special to us. If there are specific preferences... More

Wilmington, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had stayed at the Founder's Inn about 12 years ago. I was very pleased to see the property has aged with grace and great upkeep. We had wonderful meals in the Hunt Room and the Swan Terrace. We would have loved to have had the Afternoon Tea on the Terrace. The property is very peaceful, family friendly, and beautiful... More

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

Dear AmVirgint, How wonderful that you were able to return to The Founders Inn & Spa after 12 years! We love welcoming guests back. I am glad you were able to enjoy the lovely grounds and meals at the Hunt Room and Swan Terrace Grill. Southern hospitality is at the root of our service; I am happy to know this... More

Janesville, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed off season in December for $64 per night from Travelocity. We could not believe this place! Colonial Country charm. The grounds are lovely, the restaurant is fantastic, rustic and cozy. And the coffee in the restaurant was awesome. Wonderful Southern charm. Comfortable beds. We were very very fortunate to find this place, let alone for the rate. Our... More

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

Dear GBPackerFan4evah, I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! The colonial decor, styled after the Georgian era, helps give guests the historical perspective of Virginia. How wonderful that you were able to visit your son. The Founders Inn & Spa is a proud supporter of the military and we are so thankful for all who serve. We are... More

Virginia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I found this place to be very customer oriented and was treated as if a long time guest. The staff were very friendly and absolutely helpful. I recommend the dinner because the chef is genuine and makes excellent food. Chef Ramsey would be proud.

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

Dear Sstoddard, Thank you for your review. It is one of our main goals to provide a memorable stay for all guests. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to take advantage of dinner in the Swan Terrace Grill. Our culinary staff seeks to provide quality, unique items, all served with a friendly smile and... More

Rockville, Maryland
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Room was hastily made up with linens and bed coverings askew. Didin't smell fresh - perfumed possibly to hide mustiness. The hotel was fully booked night before the beginning of a multi-day conference, yet skeleton staff for dining. Wait was 2 hours - not acceptable, especially since guests were mostly women unfamiliar with the area in the middle of winter.... More

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

Dear KC-Plans, Thank you for letting us know of your experience at our hotel property. It is our goal to provide immaculate rooms and a positive dining experience for all guests. It is disappointing that this was not what you experienced. I will speak with the Executive Housekeeper and staff to ensure that all rooms are in order. I apologize... More

Denville, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Rooms are very outdated and smelled a little stale. Beds were very, very soft. But it is away from the boardwalk chaos and has a great pool for a family. Wish they offered more amenities to guests. Easy to locate right off the highway.

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

Dear Bradford C, Thank you for your review. I am disappointed to hear that your stay was not completely satisfactory. We attempt to give homage to Virginia's history through our old world decor and furnishings, while still offering modern conveniences. Our guest room bathrooms are currently being renovated to include walk-in showers with tiled walls and handheld shower-heads. I hope... More

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Arrived on Wednesday and called in from the road at 7am. Explained that we would be arriving very early and asked if there was a possibility of an early check in. Was told by the friendly front desk agent that a room was available and she blocked it for us. We checked in shortly after 10 am. Our room was... More

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

Dear Caren H, Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience at The Founders Inn & Spa. The hotel perfectly mixes old world and new world themes by combining Georgian decor with modern amenities. We are excited as we continue to renovate the guest room bathrooms. The walk-in showers with tiled walls certainly add to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best part was the romantic dinner on the expansive terrace. An excellent seafood buffet, sophisticated martins, and soft live music made for a perfect summer night . The grounds are beautiful, indoor and outdoor pools, spa and lovely rooms. Affordable too. We will return soon!

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

Dear Teresa W, Thank you for your review! I am glad you enjoyed a romantic dinner on the Terrace; it certainly is a lovely space. It sounds like you were able to experience our great amenities. I do hope that you will join us again to experience the amenities even further, perhaps a Naturopathica treatment at the spa or the... More

Dayton, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I will Start this by saying the staff on building 4 were fantastic. In Addition Kristin at the pool and Max the bellman were over the top nice. This was a great place to stay. The views. the grounds, the pool all beautiful. Cookies in te lobby at night, Free movies in the amphitheater for the kids. Tours of CBS... More

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

Dear DanRenf, Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review of your experience at The Founders Inn & Spa. I am glad you were able to enjoy the outdoor pool, comfortable beds, and the surrounding attractions and amenities. It is our goal to treat each guest as a VIP and first class guest. I am disappointed this... More

virginia beach
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

$50 for two facials was a great deal. Then we had a great lunch buffet for $15( the asparagus soup was especially good!)we then relaxed at the very large pool. I live in VA Beach and the amenities were very nice at the pool spa and outer buildings. Courtney

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

Dear Courtney, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit! The Wonderful Wednesdays promotion is a great value since you can bring a companion and they receive the same 25-minute treatment complimentary. Stop by soon to enjoy another relaxing treatment like the Sacred Stone Massage or Signature Pedicure. The lunch buffet in the Swan Terrace Grill and pools... More

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Additional Information about The Founders Inn and Spa

Address: 5641 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
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
Hotel Style
#8 Best Value Hotel in Virginia Beach #12 Business Hotel in Virginia Beach #15 Family Hotel in Virginia Beach #26 Romantic Hotel in Virginia Beach
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