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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 31 October 2015

We were told we would be in a king bed...per our contract. We were put in a full size bed and was told it was a queen. Staff had attitudes and told us our contract did not say that...they couldn't find the contract conveniently. We will never do business here again!

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

You are correct that your group should have been given king beds. The group contact brought this to our attention and all future events have been fixed. I am sorry that you did not receive a king bed during check in, but the situation has been corrected moving forward.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 30 October 2015

We have stayed here several times and love it more every time. The staff is absolutely wonderful and very helpful, rooms are clean and very comfortable. Our children love how the main building "smells!"

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

Thank you for staying with us during your visit to Virginia Beach. I will be sure to let our housekeeping department know they did a good job cleaning the main building.

Fredericksburg
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Expected the rooms to be more updated but they were fair. The service was good and the check in/out process was great. I was originally given two rooms with one bed each but called to request double beds in each room and was quickly accommodated. Nice stay.

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

Thank you for staying at The Founders Inn and Spa. I am so happy to hear that we were able to accommodate your room request and we look forward to hosting you again in the future.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 28 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 27 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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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 27 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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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 27 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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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!

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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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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • 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: €95 - €196 (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:
#7 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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