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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 #25 of 115 hotels in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Cotati, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked 4 days from a online booking site. We received email confirmations showing all dates were correct. On the day we were to arrive our flight was delayed. I call hotel before our flight took off to tell them that we are coming but won't arrive till 11:30. She took our name and I also asked for a quiet... More

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

Dear Jennifer G, Please accept my sincerest apologies for the inconveniences you experienced during your stay. This is certainly not our standard. We strive to make the reservation-arrival process easy and efficient and I am disappointed that this is not what you experienced. Thank you for letting us know so that we may work towards even better service and processes.... More

Wilmington, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed there for my child's sport's event. This place has a great style, exactly the way I like it - traditional, comfortable, resempling some places in England very much. Even the way the staff speaks there is quite sophisticated. But housekeeping could be better - the room smelled with the kind of smell that the air-conditioning systems sometimes produce; the... More

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

Dear EastAngliaTraveller, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay while you were in town for your child's sporting event. The old world style furnishings convey the rich history of America. We wish to honor the history through our southern charm and continuing the colonial theme throughout the hotel. I apologize for the housekeeping issues you experienced, but... More

Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our three day stay here. The room was very nice and was well kept and clean. We were visiting family who were staying at the beach and this was only a 15 minute drive to get down to their place. We didn't eat at the inn but the restaurant looked very nice and seemed to be doing a... More

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

Dear Greg Y, Thank you for your review. The Founders Inn & Spa is in a great location that is a quick drive to the beach, but secluded enough to give you a feeling of relaxation. I am glad to know this was your experience during your three-day stay with us. The colonial motif certainly lends to the historical feel... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently came across the Founder's Inn and Spa. This Founder's Inn amenity is simply a treasure. The spa offers a wide range of spa pleasures from a basic mani pedi to an exotic couple massage. But the best of the best - the Spa now offers personal training with a certified trainer who brings years of experience ! I... More

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

Dear Donna W, How wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the spa and gym during your visit! We recently updated the gym with new, state-of-the-art fitness equipment and have introduced new, exciting spa treatments like the Espresso Mud Body Treatment. The personal training sessions are a great way to liven up a workout experience whether you are a local or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a great little vacation here! The staff was friendly and knowledgeable, the room was clean and very comfortable, and the property was beautiful! We thoroughly enjoyed the saltwater pool and jacuzzi, as well as the hotel's close proximity to local attractions. The breakfast buffet at the Swan Terrace grill was good. It didn't totally impress... More

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

Dear AshleeQueen, Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed a relaxing couple's vacation. As you stated, we are within close proximity to great area attractions, as well as offer amenities like the indoor pool and Swan Terrace Grill. I hope that you will join us again soon to enjoy these amenities and perhaps even... More

Chesapeake, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first trip to the Founders Inn Restaurant. The place looked really nice and I expected to have a nice experience. Our server brought us our menus and a wine list. The wine list booklet was empty inside with no wine list in it at all. We arrived on a wednesday night with only three other tables of... More

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

Good Afternoon KJ, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review of your experience in our restaurant. I apologize that you did not receive the service that we expect our guests to be given. We take every review and discuss what we will do to prevent the situation from occuring in the future. I have passed your information... More

Cary, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second time at the Founders Inn, and it gets better each time. While the rooms could use a refresh and maybe King beds, this place is such a retreat away from the crazy beach scene, yet close enough to bathe on the Atlantic. The breakfast is amazing (eggs need help though) and to relax by the pool after a long... More

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

Dear JCCinNC, Thank you for joining us for a second visit! As you noted in your review, we are in a great central location, allowing for a relaxing stay in a private area, but also a short drive to the oceanfront. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the pool area. It certainly is a great place to relax... More

Rescue, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In traveling from Virginia through Florida, the Founder's Inn was the best accommodation along the way. The bed was so comfortable and the size of the room was great. The bathroom was good sized also. I'd stay here again if I'm ever in this area again.

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

Dear Alohacjm, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that we could offer some respite during your travels. I do hope that you are able to join us again when you are next in the Virginia Beach area. We are implementing upgrades throughout the hotel including upgraded bathrooms, new fitness equipment, and great options and amenities... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and kids and I Love this place and the people that work here. This is where we got married. Had a blast and the kids love the pool and I love the spa. We will go back every year for our anniversary. And other times as well. The food is great and the rooms are nice. We love... More

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

Dear April C, Thank you for your review! It is our pleasure to host you during your anniversary and vacation visits. It is wonderful to know that you chose us for your wedding venue and that we are continually able to provide great memories for you and your family. I will let Brandon and Godfrey know of your kind comments.... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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161 reviews 161 reviews
16 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was able to stay for two nights during their "aMAYzing" promotion. If you get a good price like I did, the value proposition is unbeatable. Or, if you are going to be at a function here then pay the extra money and stay locally. Large, comfortable rooms, friendly service. Only issue I had was with the breakfast, it was... More

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

Dear 112PCS112, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. It is our goal to provide a comfortable and memorable stay for each and every guest. I am sorry to hear that our breakfast buffet was not satisfactory. I will share your comments with the culinary team. I thank you for letting us know so that we can... More

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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*
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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 #9 Business Hotel in Virginia Beach #15 Family Hotel in Virginia Beach #26 Romantic Hotel in Virginia Beach
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