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The Founders Inn and Spa
Ranked #11 of 109 Hotels in Virginia Beach
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Quiet Relaxation”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

We stayed a couple days midweek because I found an internet special which included room and large breakfast buffet for $99. It was quiet with beautiful grounds including a small lake to walk around. The exercise facility was much larger than most hotels and included extensive weight training machines and free weights. We had a problem with a slow draining tub and the engineer appeared to fix it 10 minutes after we called. They were friendly and helped with suggestions of places to visit. I would recommend it at this price!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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FoundersInn, General Manager at The Founders Inn and Spa, responded to this review, March 30, 2013
Dear Mrs. McTaylor,

I am pleased you were able to take advantage of our special offer and enjoyed exploring our grounds. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future.

Best regards,
Sascha Hemman
General Manager
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

16th March 2013 we had the pleasure of staying at the Founders Inn. The service from the minute we arrived until we left was exceptional. I would like to thank everyone associated with the organisation for making us feel welcome. The Swan Terrace staff were also very gracious and the food was good. I will continue to make the Founders Inn my home away from home whenever time i get an opportunity to go to Virginia Beach.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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FoundersInn, General Manager at The Founders Inn and Spa, responded to this review, March 30, 2013
Dear Mrs. Allen-Farman,

It is always a pleasure to have you with us at The Founders Inn, and we area pleased that you consider us your home away from home. We will continue to do our utmost to make you feel welcome. We look forward to your next visit.

Best regards,
Sascha Hemman
General Manager
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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

This was a quickie overnite so no use if facilities. Room very nice, high end furnishings from the bedding to the coffee.

Good selection of cable channels.

Did not like the too soft mattresses, as thick as a forearm. The bedding was not fitted. Spent the night pulling the balled mattress pad amd sheets out from under me.

Room seemed to vary from sweating hot to cold air blowing in my face, but this could have been from tossing and turning trying to get comfortable.

On th whole, very nice but wouldn't stay there again due to mattresses.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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FoundersInn, General Manager at The Founders Inn and Spa, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisors. Please accept my apology that you were not able to get an enjoyable night's rest. I am pleased you found our furnishings high end and enjoyed the rest of your visit. Your business and opinions are very important to us and I appreciate your feed back.

Best regards,
General Manager
Sascha Hemman
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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

very clean and comfortable. beautiful room. the indoor pool was just perfect. can't wait until summer to try out the outdoor pool. no unexpected costs. room service was reasonable and prompt. we greatly enjoyed our stay and will return in the future.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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FoundersInn, General Manager at The Founders Inn and Spa, responded to this review, March 9, 2013
Dear Guest,

I am delighted that you enjoyed the indoor pool. We look forward to your return this summer to enjoy the outdoor pool as well.

Best regards,
Sascha Hemmann
General Manager
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Spacious room, extremely comfortable bed. Service was excellent. Had to walk outside to get to main building. Several dining options but only had room service. A bit pricey for meals but can't vouch for their excellence. Beautiful buildings and gardens!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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FoundersInn, General Manager at The Founders Inn and Spa, responded to this review, March 9, 2013
Dear Guest,

I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and found our beds so comfortable. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Founders Inn in the near future.

Best regards,
Sascha Hemmann
General Manager
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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 6, 2013

The Founder's Inn is breathtakingly beautiful inside and out. The colonial theme is just beautiful and the furnishings are that of the highest end hotels but without the high end price tag. The staff are courteous and professional and when they say it's a pleasure to serve you, they mean it. We LOVE the Founder's Inn.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Julie S
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FoundersInn, General Manager at The Founders Inn and Spa, responded to this review, March 9, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for your kind comments regarding our staff. I will be pleased to pass on your praises. I am very proud of our staff as they do truly enjoy serving our guests and exemplify the true spirit of hospitality.

We look forward to your next visit.

Best regards,
Sascha Hemmann
General Manager
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Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

The Founders Inn and Spa is located on the edge of the Regent University campus. As such, it is the most convenient for visiting students. It has the least amount of dining options available.

The rooms have been remodeled and the quality of furnishings upgraded. There is now a mini-fridge in each room and a microwave in the snack machine room. One could wish for an in-room microwave, as the one in the hall had heavy use and was very dirty.

The pool and exercise rooms were immaculate, as was put hotel room. The in-room dining was expensive. Next time ill walk to a 7-11 and buy my breakfast. It will be cheaper and the coffee will be hot. The other option is to walk over to the Student Center and but breakfast there.

The Inn has a shuttle to the airport ($10) and a university shuttle (VERY infrequent but free).

It's clear that the Inn has suffered from the economy, but they made wise choices, for the most part, in curtailing services. A better choice for dining options would be a big improvement.

  • Stayed March 2013
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FoundersInn, General Manager at The Founders Inn and Spa, responded to this review, March 9, 2013
Dear Guest,

We are pleased that you find our location convenient for visiting your student at Regent University.

Thank you for bringing to my attention the condition of the microwave. I will communicate this with our Executive Housekeeper to ensure that more frequent visits are made to these areas each day.

We look forward to your next visit.

Best regards,
Sascha Hemmann
General Manager
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Property: The Founders Inn and Spa
Address: 5641 Indian River Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23464-5247
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Location: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Amenities:
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:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Virginia Beach
#4 Best Value Hotel in Virginia Beach
#18 Business Hotel in Virginia Beach
#23 Romantic Hotel in Virginia Beach
#23 Family Hotel in Virginia Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Founders Inn and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 240
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The timeless Founders Inn and Spa is a Virginia Beach resort that pampers guests with the comforts of home, concierge attention and hi-tech conveniences. Select guest rooms with fireplaces and views of the serene lake and lovely Colonial garden are especially unforgettable. The Founders Inn and Spa features a wealth of excellent amenities and guest services including comfortable rooms and suite accommodations, in-house restaurants, a spa and fitness center, a shuttle service, pet-friendly rooms, complimentary wi-fi, a business center, special event spaces and meeting venues, to name a few. Whether it is a business stay, a family vacation, or a life event, we are looking forward to a chance to serve you at The Founders Inn and Spa near Norfolk, Virgnia. ... more   less 
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