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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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Lexington Park, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent the past weekend at the lovely Founders Inn and Spa. It was a beautiful colonial hotel with a well tended formal garden. All the staff that I had interactions with were a delight and very helpful. The room was very clean with a small fridge, flat screen TV, and fireplace. It was so comfortable and very quiet -... More 

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

Dear Felicia I, I am so happy to hear that you had a relaxing stay with us. i hope that you are able to return in teh fall. Sincerely, Ellen Ruane General Manager More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first trip to the Founders Inn and Spa and we will be returning again. The staff was helpful and pleasant. Our room was comfortable and the view we had of the gardens and pond was nice. We also visited the Flowering Almond Spa on the grounds for massages that were wonderful.

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

Dear Meghan L, I am so happy to hear that you had a fantastic stay and were able able to take advantage of our spa. I do hope thatyou will return. Sincerely, Ellen Ruane General Manager More 

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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second time at Founders Inn, first time with kids. This place is a winner all around. The rooms are comfortable, clean, and each with a mini-fridge. You really feel like you are in a spacious guest suit instead of a hotel room. The staff are quite friendly and helpful. We spent many hours at the outdoor pool and waterside, perfect... More 

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

Dear Matthew V, I am so happy to hear that you had a delightful stay with us. The slide is a lot of fun! I do hope that you will return to the Founders Inn and Spa. Sincerely, Ellen Ruane General Manager More 

Germantown, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well it is 5 a.m. and my wife I was just woke up by a knock on our room door. It was security saying that they had a complaint about noise from our room. I myself had just woke up to use the bathroom. I have no idea what noise anyone could have been complaining about, because we both were... More 

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

Dear Robert J P, Ensuring all guests experience a comfortable, enjoyable stay is our primary concern. While we are currently investigating the details of this unusual situation, I can assure you our only intensions are to provide our guests with a good night’s rest. Sincerely, Ellen Ruane General Manager More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful hotel / resort. AND ....such a good value. Priced like motel but accommodations are first class. The cafe severed terrific meal and was moderately priced. Beautiful grounds and great staff. We will definitely be back next time we are in the area! !

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

Dear Michael R, Thank you for your comments. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your vacation. We look forward to you returning. Sincerely, Ellen Ruane General Manager More 

Darien, Connecticut
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spacious accommodation in a quiet room, furnished in traditional Americana decor. Very comfortable bed. Grounds and formal garden are quite beautiful and meticulously maintained. Staff exceptionally pleasant. Pool is great for youngsters (not so for swimmers) as it is only 3 feet deep. Lobby settings are furnished in elegant colonial Americana style; hotel is set up for wedding functions. One... More 

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

Dear Terry G, Thank you for your review. I hope that when traveling through Virginia Beach you decide to stay with us again. Sincerely, Ellen Ruane General Manager More 

West Haven, Connecticut, Usa
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't care for the colonial style rooms. Pretty small and too old fashion for my taste. I felt I walked into a grandmas bedroom. Besides that the pools were nice the landscaping was amazing. The main lobby was nice at front desk but lobby in the seperate dorm looking building was a bit shabby. Good place to stay for... More 

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

Dear Maria P, I would like to thank you for being our guest. I am happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our décor is purposely colonial. I do hope that you will return and stay with us again. Sincerely, Ellen Ruane General Manager More 

Prince George, Virginia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful hotel and was looking forward to a good nights rest. I was staying there , unfortunately , to attend funeral services in the area. I was in the first room after entering an outside doorway. There was a sign that ask people to go in quietly as they are entering guest room hallway..... HOWEVER I slept... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed a couple of days at the hotel and took our dog with us. Not only do they allow dogs, but they also have a huge dog park. There are also two pools, two restaurants, wifi and shuttle to the beach. The area of the hotel, with gardens and a lake, is very beautiful. We did have some minor... More 

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

Dear Evelyn N, I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We love having families travel with their pets. I hope that you return and stay with us again while in the Virginia Beach area. Sincerely, Ellen Ruane General Manager More 

Ruther Glen, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel was very nice, staff very unprofessional. After a struggle with luggage out pops the bell hop with a grin, asking if he could help. I was already at the front desk. Long wait for food. I call and was told fine dining closed at 10pm got there at 8:45 and was told they were closed. one waitress in the... More 

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

Dear 53sandi, First I would like to apologize for your experience with our service. We appreciate your business and value your feedback. I will address all of your comments immediately and use it during our customer service training. As you know we pride ourselves in delivering the best customer service and your experience is unacceptable. We hope that you will... More 

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