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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 115 Hotels in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Stony Point, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. We stayed with my 2 young grandchildren and they really enjoyed the pool and water slide. There is also an indoor pool and hot tub and spa. They also had lawn games to play. The rooms were nicely furnished and very clean. Everyone was friendly and helpful. We had to buffet breakfast, which... More

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

Dear Nannyskids, Thank you for your review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the lovely grounds, pools, lawn games, and delicious breakfast buffet. These amenities allow us to further an enjoyable guest experience. I appreciate that you highlighted our customer service, as it is an integral part of our work. Thank you for letting us know of areas of opportunity,... More

Parlin, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stayed at The Founder's Inn. It was a very pleasant stay. The room was attractive and very clean. Our only disappointment was that we had reserved a. Suite and were expecting two rooms. Our room was only one big room with a sofa bed in the room. The pool was a lot of fun and the kids really... More

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

Dear Donna R, It is great to know you had a pleasant stay and that you enjoyed the outdoor pool and waterslide. As the weather cools, we will be preparing for our Grand Illumination in November and holiday events in December. These events are delightful for the whole family. I hope you will visit again to enjoy them. Please accept... More

Chesapeake, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During a week-long gap between selling our home in Chesapeake and closing on the new home in Virginia Beach, my daughter and I and our three dogs stayed at the Founders Inn. The room was very comfortable and the hotel is extremely pet friendly and has three fenced areas for dogs to run. They also provide pet pickup bags at... More

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Dear SCgirlatheart1, Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience at The Founders Inn & Spa. I am glad your week-long visit was spectacular. We love our guests and their pets and I am happy we could allow a comfortable place to stay. It is great to hear you enjoyed our various amenities including the... More

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

Well maintained place for everybody! The service and food from restaurant was simply awesome! Virginia Beach was a bit hectic for our vacation, but coming back to the Inn made the trip worth while. Highly Recommended!

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

Dear Charles L, How wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Founders Inn & Spa. We are in a great location that allows guests a short trip to the oceanfront, but allows for a quiet respite after returning from the beach. I am glad to know you had a positively memorable experience at the restaurant. We are... More

Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night on our way to Delaware. The grounds are very nice, but we weren't that impressed with our room. Because we had a pet, I think we were in the pet building, so perhaps the other rooms are nicer. Our air conditioner made a lot of noise. They came and looked at it, but he... More

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Dear WITransplants, Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience at The Founders Inn & Spa. I'm glad you enjoyed the lovely grounds, which certainly lends to our quaint atmosphere at the hotel. How wonderful that you could bring your dog! By late Fall, we will have an obstacle course added to the dog park... More

Springfield, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Founders Inn was a lovely place to stay. It was the best hotel we stayed at on our 2 week vacation in Virginia. The Swan Terrace Restaurant was 5star!! The staff was wonderful, the room was clean with comfortable beds, the pool was enjoyable. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a five star experience at a... More

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Dear Keegansmom02, Thank you for your review. How wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your family vacation with us! It sounds like you were able to take advantage of our great amenities, including the Swan Terrace Grill, pools, and well-appointed rooms. We are in a great location that is perfect for family vacations. We will be hosting our Grand Illumination... More

Roanoke, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We checked in to the Founders Inn for an evening. I've stayed at the hotel before and it was a wonderful experience. The grounds and hotel are beautiful. However, this time we were not impressed. When we entered the room it smelled like an old wet basement. Everything in the room had a sheen of moisture on it. The bathroom... More

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

Dear Elizabeth D, Thank you for letting us know of your experience at The Founders Inn & Spa. I am glad to hear you have stayed with us before. Please accept my sincerest apologies that your first room did not meet your expectations. Thank you for bringing this issue to my attention so that we may address and resolve it.... More

Bumpass, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have stayed at The Founders Inn three times and every visit we have been impressed with the well maintained hotel, beautiful gardens, large pool and the relaxing atmosphere!! It has become one of our favorite places for a get-away. All the staff are friendly, polite and helpful. The breakfast buffet with made-to-order omelets is delicious!! Don't... More

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Dear Judy W, Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience at the Founders Inn & Spa. I'm so glad you have been able to stay multiple times and hope to see you for many more stays. It is great to hear that you were able to enjoy the pools, relaxing facial at the Flowering... More

Forty fort Pa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Dear Cookie Y, Thank you for your review. I am glad to know our guests are well served during their stay. Our picturesque grounds, caring staff members, and well-appointed rooms all lend to a great stay, as do the delicious items in the Swan Terrace Grill. Thank you for your kind comments on Scott, Shaun, Darren, and our restaurant staff.... More

New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Dear Fari2011, Thank you for your review. Please accept my sincerest apologies that your stay did not exceed your expectations. I am disappointed to hear of your experience at the Front Desk. Please know this is not our standard and your comments will be brought to the attention of our Front Desk Manager. I am also disappointed to hear of... More

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  • Swan Terrace(10)
  • Outdoor pool(7)
  • Main building(5)
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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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