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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia 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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Melissa G, Manager at The Founders Inn and Spa, responded to this review

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was booked for a "Jr suite" which I discovered means there is a sleeper sofa in the room. NOT a suite in my book. The room was clean and staff was friendly with the exception of room service. I called to ask what exactly was included in the continental breakfast because there was a very general description on a...

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

Gail G, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are very sorry about the hot tub being out of service during your stay. Due to the holidays, we had to wait longer than expected to receive the part in order to fix it. We wanted to get it working quickly as well, but the part took a lot...

Currituck, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the New Years Eve Gala which included an over night room. Our total bill we thought was $379 but was surprised when they added $50.00 service charge. The tax was $49.00 which made our total bill $478.00. Yes, expensive night BUT to our liking this included our nice size room with king size bed, wonderful buffet dinner...

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

Alexia A, Thank you very much for your detailed review and feedback regarding our New Year's Eve Gala. We are very happy that you enjoyed yourself and we are already working on plans for next year's event. Please check your email for a survey that will help us pick out next year's theme and entertainment. We really value your feedback....

Chesterfield, Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to spend New Years Eve. They have a wonderful room that is decorated to the tee with a theme. This year it was the Great Gasby. Beautifully done. The scheduling staff did not do a great job on keeping our group of 10 together. We have done this for 4 years and every year for $500.00 for the...

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

Edie B, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and insight with. We are so glad that you spent New Year's Eve with us and we really enjoyed all of the guests. We are already working hard on next year's event and we will have better processes for table assignments and registration. Please check your email for...

Reedville, Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to The Founders Inn with friends for their annual New Years Eve Gala. This is the third year that we have attended and we were not disappointed. First off, this is a beautiful place. The rooms are in other buildings than the lobby, but everything is under cover so this is not a problem.(even if the weather is bad.)...

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

Lisa R, Thank you for being such a loyal guest for our New Year's Eve gala. Your feedback is very important to us since you have been coming here for three years and we are thrilled to hear that this year was great as well. We are already busy planning for next New Year's Eve and we hope that you...

St. Thomas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Founders Inn was a Christmas spectacular!! Beautifully decorated in every nook and cranny. My family and I visited a couple of days before Christmas and were awestruck by the festivity. We ate at the hotel restaurant the last day and were super impressed with our server but as far as the other hotel employees went they left a bit...

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

Sheri K, Thank you very much for taking the time to provide us with this very valuable feedback. I am disappointed to hear that our staff did not make you and your family feel welcomed. This is great information to share with our employees and we always strive to offer 5 Star service. Sincerely, Melissa Georges Director of Sales and...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Over all I really enjoyed my stay with my 4 year old son and our two dogs. We came from central Virginia to look at the Lights on the beach. The Christmas decorations at the hotel were absolutely gorgeous and the staff was very nice. The pet friendly room was very clean as was the pool. My only two grievances...

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

Sarah B, Thank you for being our guest and we are so glad you were able to stay with us during your visit to the Virginia Beach area. It is even better that your dogs could come along for the trip. Thank you for the feedback regarding the hot tub and coffee. I will communicate this with the necessary departments....

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small beds--says queen on reservation and was a double. Just okay food. Scary mold in ice machines. Hints of poor management that make you say hmmmm. You get what you pay for. Caveat emptor. Odd smell in room--hints of mold. Stains on chairs make you wonder. Easy highway access and low rates/free breakfast deal were the draws.

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

John P, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with your family. We are glad that you were happy with the price and thank you for bringing the ice machine issue to our attention. I will pass this on to my Engineering Department right away. Sincerely, Melissa Georges Director of Sales and Marketing

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First thing to know, that I didn't, is the hotel is divided into separate buildings. So you check-in at the main building and then go to your assigned building; mine was York. A personal pet peeve of mine is walking into a dark room, especially since I checked in at night, and there is no central lighting. The first lamp...

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

Dana S, Thank you for taking the time to share such detailed feedback regarding your recent stay. I am so glad that Karen and Tia took such great care of you along with our front desk staff extending your Groupon offer. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Melissa Georges Director of Sales and Marketing

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the Founders last weekend. I wanted a little brake from DC. The Founders was a pleasant surprise. The rooms were a little dated but still nice. The scenery was beautiful. It was a wonderful, quit getaway.

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christinaaron, Thank you so much for being our guest this past weekend! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to your next visit. 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
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
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  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
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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: $136 - $289 (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 Romantic Hotel in Virginia Beach
#23 Family 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.”
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“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.”
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