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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Overall the place is very beautiful. The campus is exquisite the room is clean/spacious and the spa is fascinating. However, the downsides were the room service (which was ok but one night no one ever came) and the restaurant which was HORRIBLE!! In fact, if it was not for the restaurant, this would be a 4/5 star review. In conclusion,...

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

I am sorry to hear that you did not have the best experience with our restaurant. I am not sure if it was the food quality or level of service, but either way, that is not the norm for us. I hope you give us another chance in the future.

Chesapeake
Reviewed 28 October 2015

So enjoyed a restful stay in a beautiful and relaxed atmosphere. Looking forward to a soon return visit. The staff was courteous and helpful. Will definitely be returning in the future. Have a great day!

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

We look forward to your next visit as well!

Bordentown, New Jersey
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Loved this hotel. My daughter and just recently stayed here for 2 nights. We just decided last minute to go away for a few days and decided the dogs needed a vaca also. They were awesome. The rooms were very clean and there were zero "pet" odors from previous stays. We received a pet in room door hanger so if...

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

We look forward to hosting you again the future. Hopefully you are able to stay longer next time.

Utica
Reviewed 28 October 2015

If you're looking for peace and tranquility and something far different than your chain hotels, this is the place. My husband and I were in town to visit our son before deployment. This hotel is very peaceful and quiet, felt like we were the only guest although the parking lot was packed! I wish we would have had more time...

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

We are so glad you found us! We look forward to hosting you again in the future.

Collingdale
Reviewed 28 October 2015

My family had a wonderful experience at the Founder's Inn. Our stay was great-very clean, super friendly staff and amazing breakfast! Also, the wedding I attended was amazing. It's the perfect place to get married.

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

Thank you for staying with us. We love hosting wedding at The Founders Inn and Spa and look forward to hosting you again if you are back in the Virginia Beach area.

Portsmouth
Reviewed 28 October 2015

The property is gorgeous the rooms could use microwaves was diappointed that I didn't use my military discount front desk never asked but overall will be returning.using my military discount!!! Send coupons.

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

We love our military and coupons! Please make sure you sign up for emails and discounts on our website and we will be happy to send them to you.

Laguna Niguel, California
Reviewed 28 October 2015

The Founders Inn has the amenities, beauty, quiet and grace of a five star hotel with a budget price. We could not believe how lush and beautiful our accommodations were. We were on a two week trip through 11 states. Founders Inn was the most pleasant place we stayed and had the least expensive price tag! It surpassed the JW...

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

We hope that you enjoyed your two week road trip and we are honored to be one of the stops. We look forward to hosting you again on your next adventure!

Boiling Springs
Reviewed 27 October 2015

We love the Inn. We have stayed many times since our daughter started school at Regent, it is so convenient to the school, beautiful and always clean. The staff are always pleasant and we always enjoy the breakfast at the Swan Terrace. We highly recommend it to all Regent parents!

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

Dear earnstfam, Thank you for your kind review. We love having our guests come and stay with us again and again. I am glad to hear that you enjoy the breakfast in the Swan Terrace. I will be sure to let the staff know of your comments. Thank you for recommending us to other Regent parents. Sincerely, Ellen Ruane General...

Staunton
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Clean and comfortable room. Nice view. Enjoyable stay. I appreciated the two water bottles provided. Not sure why CBN was not listed on the tv channel page in the Guest Notebook. I wanted to watch the 700 Club. Handy to have the mini-fridge in the room. Good idea to have two sinks available. One waste can in bathroom only. Better...

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

Thank you for being our guest and we hope you stay with us again in the near future.

Orlando
Reviewed 27 October 2015

When staying at this hotel, make sure you book online. The prices are better. I I needed to stay at this hotel for a wedding. The bridal party discount was expired so the guy charged me $120 more than the amount I found online... not just through Kayak but more than their official website. He said he was giving me...

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Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to hosting you again in the future.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • 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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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Concierge
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 Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23464-5247
Region: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Price Range: $137 - $275 (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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