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Fishkill, New York
Reviewed 7 October 2016

My husband and I stayed at the Founder's Inn with our dog, Sammie for three nights. We had a wonderful time, even though the weather was rainy for two days. The rate for Sammie was very inexpensive (a one time charge of $29 plus tax). There is a fenced in area for pets and he was able to run around...

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

Carol A, Thank you so much for being such a loyal guest and we are thrilled that Sammie could be our guest this time! We are sorry that we are not able to offer the concert shuttle anymore, the beach shuttle keeps us very busy. We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Melissa Georges Director of Sales and Marketing

Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful time celebrating our first anniversary at the Founders Inn and Spa. The room and grounds were very romantic just what we were looking for and the couples massage was the "cherry on top."

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

Shawnise R, Thank you for staying with us for your Anniversary! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time. We hope this becomes an annual tradition. Sincerely, Melissa Georges Director of Sales and Marketing

Orem, Utah
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is more of a resort than a hotel! Beautiful grounds, pools, tennis courts, spa. It is contiguous with Regent University, so the setting is green and extensive. I had a conference rate which was extraordinarily reasonable. I think Founder's Inn is a luxury bargain.

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

ChristyinChambana, Thank you so much for being our guest! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us while you were attending a conference. Please come back for a leisure visit too so you have more time to enjoy our amenities. Take care, Melissa Georges Director of Sales and Marketing

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 28 September 2016

It is a wonderful colonial-style place. Clean and cozy rooms, courteous service. We totally loved this place. The only one disadvantage is the location. It takes 15-20 min to get to the beach area. Fortunately, there is complimentary transportation to/from the hotel at daytime (about every hour) and Uber for the rest. But when we stayed in such a beautiful...

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

Jk_xp, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so glad that you found us and you enjoyed your visit. We do hope that you will come and visit us again in the near future. We have a lot of events lined up for the holiday season. Sincerely, Melissa Georges Director of Sales and Marketing

Eastern Shore of Virginia, Virginia
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Visited this facility for a business meeting. The Conference area is beautiful and well maintained. The staff was friendly and willing to provide anything that you requested. The food ranged from average to very good depending on your preferences and what you were given. I would suggest this venue for a wedding or other large company event.

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

Julie M, Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for sharing your feedback with us. We are glad that you were our guest during your recent business meeting and we hope that you come back to visit us again in the future. Sincerely, Melissa Georges Director of Sales and Marketing

Virginia
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Staff was nice and accommodating, rooms are clean and a cut above with comfy beds and roomy bath, Lobby is open and added feature is each building has its own living room setting with welcoming furniture. Going outside theres an English Garden and a pond with ducks with outdoor lounge furniture to sit and people watch or just read a...

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

Dmonday, Thank you so much for your kind words about our staff and hotel accommodations. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope that you are able to visit us again in the near future. Sincerely, Melissa Georges Director of Sales and Marketing

Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The hotel was clean and the staff courteous and efficient. The room was clean and the bed comfortable. There was too much noise in the hallway but otherwise I have no complaints. I would stay there again and would recommend the hotel to others.

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

Pasorider F, Thank you very much for your kind words and for taking the time to write this review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to your next visit. Take care, Melissa Georges Director of Sales and Marketing

Deltaville, Virginia
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel is so convenient to everything you'd want to do in Virginia Beach! Hotel offers a shuttle to and from the oceanfront. It's well kept and the grounds are beautiful. There is something for everyone with an indoor and outdoor pool, a spiral slide, hot tub, gym room, spa, playground for kids, and pet park to walk your dog....

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Carmen W, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and all of our amenities. Thank you for recommending us and we look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Melissa Georges Director of Sales and Marketing

White Plains
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed at The Founders Inn and Spa for 3 nights over the Labor Day Holiday. A Beautiful Surprise. Checked in 10 pm , was a bit scary to get from the main check in building to The James River Lodge building #3.. Dark outside, no bellman or security.. Room on the third Floor was clean, nicely decorated, bed very comfortable....

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

Rosemarie B, Happy Birthday! We are honored that you chose to spend such a special occasion with us. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we hope this becomes an annual tradition. Sincerely, Melissa Georges Director of Sales and Marketing

Lusby, Maryland
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

we have only been checked in for an hour, and I wish we were here longer than 1 night. the main building is beautiful! restrooms are impeccably clean. I was greeted by friendly & smiling faces. such a pleasant first impression and welcoming experience. I was given a map and told where to go to find our room. turns out...

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

Mrseck07, Yes, you can just stay here and even move in if you would like! Thank you for the kind review and we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Please come back again in the near future. Sincerely, Melissa Georges Director of Sales and Marketing

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  • 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 )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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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: $122 - $235 (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:
#18 Business Hotel in Virginia Beach
#23 Family Hotel in Virginia Beach
#23 Romantic Hotel in Virginia Beach
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“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
“don't stay in the main building.”
 of 5 bubbles 169frankt, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
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