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Milford, Connecticut
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family and I stayed at the Founder's Inn two separate weeks in 2016. Both weeks we experienced the same issues. I am going to start by saying we will definitely return to Founders but I will admit that there were a few snafu's. I will start with those and get them out of the way. We were not initially...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After all the hype about this place, I expected way more than I found. The atmosphere is nice and the setting of the Swan Terrace was rather upscale, though the patrons were mostly dressed in business casual attire for lunch on Saturday. There was a buffet featuring a small selection of entrees, a salad station, soups and desserts. The food...

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

Richard M, We greatly appreciate your honest feedback regarding your experience in The Swan Terrace this past weekend. It is not a typical day that we have 1,000 guests attending a conference so we had to put out foods that would appeal to everyone and also be fast to accommodate everyone's schedule. This is not the normal buffet and we...

Outer Banks, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I spent 2 nights here to both do some sightseeing and to get a medical outpatient procedure nearby. We live 2 hours away. It was a great "home base" for both. Not spotless room, but pretty clean. Nicely decorated. Our Jr Suite with Fireplace was large and pleasant. I wanted badly to rearrange the room, though! The...

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

KateInNJ52, Thank you for being our guest and we hope that everything went well with your medical procedure. We are glad that, overall, your visit was pleasant. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Sincerely, Melissa Georges Director of Sales and Marketing

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is nice very friendly. I really enjoy breakfast. This is a hotel I would recommend to everyone very nice hotel keep up the great work. If u ever are in Virginia Beach u should come to The Founders Inn and spa.

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

Jamonte B, Wow! That is such a nice compliment. Thank you very much for your kind words and we look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Melissa Georges Director of Sales and Marketing

Chesapeake, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found the fridge this time! I had a different building. Much closer to hot tub. Which was good when you have to go outside to return to your room. The bathroom is very nice and updated. Love the shower. Had champagne with the room but it had a beer taste. Had an issue with the TV, they quickly responded...

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

MsDee5, We are glad you found the refrigerator! We don't mean to hide them, we just want them to be in the cabinet so they do not take up any additional space. We are thrilled that you received great service and we look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Melissa Georges Director of Sales and Marketing

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose this location for it's romantic feel. The grounds are beautiful. The English gardens, romantic. There is even a friendly swan who loves to visit up close. I wish we could have had the opportunity to try the spa. It sounds wonderful. The hotel is in a nice area, but far from good restaurants. There just aren't any. Luckily,...

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

Melissa M, Thank you for being our guest! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit and we hope that you visit us again soon and make time to get pampered in our Spa. Sincerely, Melissa Georges Director of Sales and Marketing

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for a place to step out of your busy life and into Heaven. COME HERE! The staff is incredible, Mechelle Smith was AMAZING! From the initial encounter to a follow-up after my spa treatment she remained in an unswerving authenticity of ensuring my experience was far beyond I could hope for or imagine. The facility is beautiful...

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

louisallanes, Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and we are even happier that you are coming back. We look forward to spoiling you again! Sincerely, Melissa Georges Director of Sales and Marketing

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are friendly and the service is excellent. The breakfast buffet was amazing with made to order omlets and applewood smoked bacon. The beds were comfortable but the decor seems a little worn even for the colonial period style. Good experience overall.

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

Vanessa K, Thank you so much for being our guest! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our staff and our breakfast buffet. We hope that you will visit us again in the near future. Sincerely, Melissa Georges Director of Sales and Marketing

Antigua, Guatemala
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Southern Hospitality of this hotel takes on a new meaning. I was truly impressed how genuine and lovely the staff of the hotel were. I was truly touched with the way they helped. The hotel is lovely, the food is delicious and super super pet friendly! I loved the style of the hotel - Colonial style and you felt...

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

Marina K, We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our Southern Hospitality and we always want to make our guests feel at home when they enter our home. We hope that you will visit us again in the future. Sincerely, Melissa Georges Director of Sales and Marketing

Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Decent place to stay. The grounds and main lobby are pretty but the rooms were not anything special. The inn was beautifully decorated for the holidays. They are very pet friendly and had a great dog park.

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462lauren, Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your feedback with us. We are glad you enjoyed our decorations and we hope you return soon. Sincerely, Melissa Georges Director of Sales and Marketing

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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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 

Additional Information about The Founders Inn and Spa

Address: 5641 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Region: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Price Range: $125 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Founders Inn and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 240
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Also Known As:
The Founders Hotel Virginia Beach
Founders Hotel Virginia Beach
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Virginia Beach
#18 Business Hotel in Virginia Beach
#23 Family Hotel in Virginia Beach
#23 Romantic Hotel in Virginia Beach
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“Upstairs rooms facing the gardens would be nice.”
 of 5 bubbles EdieB708, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the garden if possible. The others look out on the parking lot.”
 of 5 bubbles , 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The suites are very nice!!”
 of 5 bubbles Journalin, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Even though there is not a microwave in the room, one is available by the vending machine.”
 of 5 bubbles 25carola, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Choose the James River Building and a room at the rear of the building and offer the quietest setting.”
 of 5 bubbles Dmonday, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
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