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The Founders Inn and Spa

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New York, Ny
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Founders inn is unpretentious, charming and as relaxing as being in your own home. You can find whatever you need and move about freely in privacy. It is a big in with the atmosphere of a small bed and breakfast. Thank you for a lovely stay.

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

Marcia, Thank you for staying at The Founder Inn and Spa and it was our pleasure to host you. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future.

Waynesboro
Reviewed 16 November 2015

The property is beautiful. We took a romantic walk around the lake and watched the ducks. There is a garden maze on the patio which was lit up with thousands of white Christmas lights at night. The bed and pillows are comfortable and the staff lovely. We attended an event which included dinner which was very nice with quick service....

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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 and taking the time to write the review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and the food and we will pay close attention to portion size in the future.

Roanoke
Reviewed 16 November 2015

I had one concern about housekeeping for my room. Other than that, I strongly recommend the Founders Inn & Spa. I loved the Christmas decorations throughout the main building. Beautiful and inspiring.

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Thank you for staying at The Founders Inn and Spa and for taking the time share your feedback with us.

Reviewed 16 November 2015

Called the spa x4 between 1000 am and 1 pm on a Monday to try to book services. No answer. Kept ringing and ended in a machine saying they were with another client or they have closed for the day. Hours of operation on a Monday are 1000 am to 5pm according to their website. Decided to try to get...

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

I am so sorry to hear that you were not able to get anyone to answer the phone. This is not the standard with the Spa or the front desk. While we always strive to speak with our clients directly, we do allow guests to request an appointment on our webpage. Please visit http://www.foundersinn.com/spas/request-appointment anytime to schedule a service.

Midlothian
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Fist time going here and would recommend this to anybody willing to spend a little more for both quality and atmosphere. I wasn't able to use their spa/massage facilities but from the looks of their entire business it is most likely also up to par.

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

Thank you for being our guest at The Founders Inn and Spa. We do hope that you are able to visit us again in the future and take advantage of all our amenities.

Lottsburg
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Attended conference here. All services were great. The food was excellent. And the best of all, it was free for me. I hope the VCCS chooses this site again.Meeting rooms were adequate and meet the needs of the sessions.

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Thank you for your review. The staff at The Founders Inn and Spa enjoyed hosting the VCCS conference last week and we hope to host you all again in the future.

Midlothian
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Founders Inn lives up to its name in decor, service, genuineness, and beauty. It took me back to the early days of our country's founding and gave me a feeling of being part of something unrepetitive and very special. I would highly recommend it, and look forward to visiting again on a personal rather than business trip. Highest praises for...

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Thank you for making memories at The Founders Inn and Spa. We look forward to more memories in the near future.

Woodbridge
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Friendly staff and clean stay. From check in to check out I had a great experience. The food was amazing. The facility was Very clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I will definitely consider this place for a future stay. My only concern is that I wanted to check out at 12 noon and they would not allow...

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Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write this review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We do strive to honor requests for late checkouts, but sometimes we are unable because we have a large group arriving later that day. We want to ensure we have all rooms ready to check in...

Stafford
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Lovely grounds and friendly staff, but this stately old inn needs some TLC. The heating and air conditioning system is loud, the toilet wouldn't stop flushing our first night and my door wouldn't close during my second visit. Lots of space and beautiful grounds, but lacking a lounge / bar where people can gather and meet others (guests or conference...

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Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your feedback. I am sorry to hear about the toilet and door issues you experienced during your stay. I will have our engineering department work on these right away. They are simple to correct and I am glad that we are aware of them. I do hope that you stay with...

Reviewed 16 November 2015

I stayed here for a conference and was pleasantly surprised. The staff greeted me warmly the entire time I was there, including EVERY housekeeping and maintenance staff member I met in the hallways. Late night food in the Hunt Club was typical pub food, if a bit overpriced and slow to arrive. Meals in the Swan restaurant were excellent, and...

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23464-5247
Region: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Price Range: $165 - $302 (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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The Founders Hotel Virginia Beach
Founders Hotel Virginia Beach
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Virginia Beach
#4 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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“We were in the James River building and we had a great view of the outdoor pool”
ReginaH645, 30 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Great customer service! They do Birthday's and have summer passes for the pool”
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“Pet friendly with quiet comfortable rooms, Wi-Fi, and in room coffee and refrigerators.”
jrclabgrandma, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“building 4 is close to the lake”
60tracies, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“There are multiple buildings, we were in the building near the spa and pool and it was quiet.”
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