$107 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 9, 2015 Check-out: Aug 10, 2015

The Founders Inn and Spa

4 stars
View map of 5641 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
111 reviews
wonderful business trip

Had to work for 3 days in Norfolk...stayed at Founder's Inn and absolutely loved it! Room was well... See full review

  • deborah m.
  • Jul 21, 2015
Mother Daughter Getaway

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Founders Inn & spa! We had a very comfortable room with a... See full review

  • Southern Coast Addict
  • Apr 10, 2015

The Founders Inn and Spa is named after the Founding Fathers and is a sprawling reminder of Colonial grandeur. Georgian architecture and pristine grounds distinguish the property from the outside. Inside, antique furnishings and art create historical appeal. The Founders Inn and Spa a full-service spa, three on-site dining options, both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool with slide, dog park, nearby golf and a variety of leisure activities set throughout the many beautifully landscaped gardens. The beach and boardwalk are 16 miles away while Downtown Norfolk is only a 15-minute drive from away.

Dining

The estate-like ambiance spills over into the Founders Inn and Spa's three restaurants: The Hunt Room, Swan Terrace Restaurant and seasonal cafe the Muffin Pan. The Swan Terrace Restaurant serves traditional Colonial cuisine, while American dishes are offered at The Hunt Room. For breakfast, the Muffin Pan offers fresh baked goods and breakfast sandwiches.

Rooms

Each room at the Founders Inn and Spa features a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator, and coffee-making facilities. They are decorated in rich colors and wood furnishings, and also offer luxury bath products.

Highlights
  • Georgian-style hotel with colonial-inspired decor and antique furnishings
  • Flowering Almond, a full-service spa on site
  • Seasonal outdoor pools, sand volleyball court, fitness centre and tennis courts

 

Nearby attractions
  • Virginia Beach Convention Center (0.9  mi/1.5 km)
  • Naval Air Station Oceana (2.1 mi/3.4 km)
  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Museum (2.4 mi/3.9 km)
  • Ocean Breeze Water Park (3 mi/4.8 km)
  • Chrysler Museum of Art (17.3 mi/27.9 km)
  • Colonial Williamsburg (48.9 mi/78.8 km)

 

Business
  • 25,000 square feet of dedicated conference space, including 20 meeting rooms
  • Wi-Fi in meeting rooms and public areas
  • Business center
  • Conference concierge and conference planning manager

 

Transportation
  • Newport News Williamsburg International Airport (34.5 mi/55.6 km)
  • Norfolk International Airport (12.9  mi/20.7 km)
Recreation

Lush grounds paint the perfect park-like setting for the seasonal outdoor zero-entry pool, 25-foot water slide and tennis court. Pampering plays a prominent role at The Founders Inn and Spa, with its global sampling of treatments -- from the Moor Mud Wrap to the seasonal body rituals.

 

Policies
  • A free shuttle to the beach, which operates from Memorial Day to Labor Day, is based upon availability.
  • Bedding types are subject to availability.
  • The Founders Inn and Spa is now pet-friendly, $29+Tax pet fee applies, advance notice of pet required, 60 lb. weight limit, Designated pet walking area, Pets must be leashed when not in room, There is a maximum of two pets per room, Pet must be crated when left alone in room.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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The Founders Inn and Spa Rooms

Traditional Room
The Founders Inn offers 240 luxurious guest rooms and suites boasting a charming, old world decor accented by beautiful furnishings, combining the warmth of a country inn with Colonial-era architecture. At The Founders Inn, guests will enjoy superior amenities and exceptional guest services that will ensure a first-class experience.
All of our guest rooms feature spacious, elegantly appointed living areas.
Bedding types are subject to availability.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Mount Trashmore Park: 4.3 mi
  • Lynnhaven House: 6.1 mi
  • Adam Thoroughgood House: 7.6 mi
  • Chicks Beach: 8 mi
  • Motor World: 10.9 mi
  • First Landing State Park: 11.1 mi
  • Ocean Breeze Waterpark: 11.1 mi
  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center: 11.6 mi
  • Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art: 11.7 mi
  • The Virginia Beach Convention Center: 11.8 mi
  • Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum: 12.4 mi
  • Old Coast Guard Station: 12.4 mi
  • Military Aviation Museum: 12.4 mi
  • Angelos Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: 12.4 mi
  • Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. Association for Research and Enlightenment: 12.7 mi
  • Mount Trashmore Park: 4.3 mi
  • Lynnhaven House: 6.1 mi
  • Adam Thoroughgood House: 7.6 mi
  • Chicks Beach: 8 mi
  • Motor World: 10.9 mi
  • First Landing State Park: 11.1 mi
  • Ocean Breeze Waterpark: 11.1 mi
  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center: 11.6 mi
  • Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art: 11.7 mi
  • The Virginia Beach Convention Center: 11.8 mi
  • Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum: 12.4 mi
  • Old Coast Guard Station: 12.4 mi
  • Military Aviation Museum: 12.4 mi
  • Angelos Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: 12.4 mi
  • Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. Association for Research and Enlightenment: 12.7 mi
  • Old Cape Henry Lighthouse: 13.2 mi
  • Sandbridge Beach: 15.1 mi
  • Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge: 17.2 mi
  • False Cape State Park: 19.9 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
What are the criteria for being the best Virginia Beach conference center? Comfortable business meeting rooms. Memorable executive and corporate retreats. Ample meeting space, with room for large groups. Technologically advanced facilities. All of these are attributes of a premier Virginia Beach conference center, and we're proud to offer every one of them to you. The Founders Inn holds the distinction of being one of the most advanced meeting facilities in the mid-Atlantic. With 25,000 square feet of exhibit space and 20 separate meeting rooms, groups from 10 to 1,400 are easily accommodated making The Founders Inn an ideal location for business events, in addition to being one of the finest vacation getaways in Virginia.

Dining

The Muffin Pan (Seasonal)
For lighter fare in a charming setting, The Muffin Pan serves pastries fresh from our bakery, specialty deli sandwiches, and a variety of desserts; melt-in-your-mouth confections made fresh every day of the year. Specialty deli sandwiches are a favorite at The Muffin Pan. Our menu features some unique and delicious combinations. Try the Tuscan, stacked high with flavorful ham, capicola, salami, pepperoni and provolone on ciabatta with fresh lettuce, tomatoes and onions. The Founders Favorite features tender turkey breast and roast beef with swiss cheese, tomatoes smokey bacon, crisp lettuce and juicy stuffed inside a fresh, homemade Kaiser roll. The Muffin Pan is the ideal spot for a quick, delicious meal at a terrific value.
The Swan Terrace Restaurant
The Swan Terrace Restaurant at The Founders Inn & Spa offers a feast for the senses. Here, elegance walks hand in hand with some of the finest cuisine you've ever experienced. Order from a menu of authentic colonial favorites as well as a variety of American regional dishes. Fresh seafood is served within hours of being caught. And prime beef, lamb and pork, indigenous to the Mid-Atlantic states, is expertly prepared. Each culinary creation is cooked to perfection by our award-winning chefs. Enjoy intimate fireside dining, or a meal out on our lakeside terrace. The Swan Terrace Restaurant offers a wide variety of exceptional food to make for a wonderful dining experience.
The Hunt Room
The Hunt Room at The Founders Inn & Spa, offers colonial-style fare complemented by ales and wine from our old world dispensary. The best way to unwind after a long day of meetings! Relax in front of our three 42" plasma TVs broadcasting a high definition satellite signal, with a state of the art surround sound system. While you chat with friends, munch on a vast selection of appetizers or your favorite pizza, warm your body with a crock of hearty soup or fill up on our "pub style" fish and chips.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for The Founders Inn and Spa

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
111 out of 111
Amenities:
4.3
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.1
Value:
4.3

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Founders Inn and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Michael G.
Business
N/A
Jul 30, 2015

Business Trip

First time staying after numerous hotels on the va beach strip. This is a great place to relax and offers a free shuttle to the ocean front if you want to join the crowds.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Founders Inn and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
deborah m.
Business
decatur
Jul 21, 2015

wonderful business trip

Had to work for 3 days in Norfolk...stayed at Founder's Inn and absolutely loved it! Room was well cleaned and water bottles provided every night. Staff efficient and friendly. Grounds beautiful. Atmosphere almost heavenly...will stay here for sure in future!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Founders Inn and Spa

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
JoAnna Louise
Business
Chesapeake
Jul 10, 2015

dissapointment

The room was out dated...the bathroom was worn out looking ( missing paint and rusty faucets)...the air conditioning was so loud it kept me up all night

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Founders Inn and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Southern Coast Addict
Business
Forest
Apr 10, 2015

Mother Daughter Getaway

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Founders Inn & spa! We had a very comfortable room with a cozy atmosphere and upgraded bathrooms. While we were there we had breakfast at Swan Terrace each morning looking out at the court yard Katherine and Emily were great waitstaff . We also went to the spa for some pampering Alextra ,Kalia, Laura & Ebony were wonderful to us ! We went on our first night to Big Sam's Inlet Cafe for a huge steam pot, we also went over to Sandbridge for the day and ate at Margie & Rays our 2nd day. So much fun & relaxation!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Founders Inn and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Shanna P.
Business
N/A
Apr 8, 2015

romantic

Great! I enjoyed every bit of my stay! Try it! Will be visiting again really soon.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Founders Inn and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nancy d.
Business
Steenbergen
Mar 9, 2015

Really awesome family trip

This hotel is really excellent. It's beautifull, clean, location WOW and the food and service is an 10!! We stayed longer as planned and our kids found it superrr

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Founders Inn and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
James L.
Business
Wilmington
Mar 2, 2015

Family trip

Most excellent stay. First time there. Would recommend to family and friends over any other hotels in the area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Founders Inn and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mil mom
Business
N/A
Feb 21, 2015

Family trip

Hotel was clean and comfortable, really good amenities, great staff, friendly and helpful. The food in the Swan Terrace restaurant was fabulous.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Founders Inn and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
C. Dement
Business
Fredericksburg, VA
Dec 8, 2014

Great Stay

The Founder's Inn was wonderfully decorated for the time of year, and the staff was incredibly pleasant. We also enjoyed a couples' massage at the spa!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Founders Inn and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DeeDeeF
Business
Charlottesville, VA
Dec 1, 2014

Great place

We stayed here briefly while visiting my son over Thanksgiving. The online booking company (Orb) did not send my reservation through so the hotel had no idea who I was. I showed the lady my reservation on my phone and she checked me into a room - excellent customer service on the part of the hotel. The hotel was beautifully decorated for the holiday season. I would definitely stay here again and I'd like to try some of the amenities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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