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Founders Inn and Spa places you within a 15-minute drive of popular attractions such as Greenbrier Mall and MacArthur Center. This 4-star hotel welcomes guests with 240 rooms and conveniences like a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and an indoor pool. It's in the historical district and also within a 20-minute drive of Virginia Beach Sportsplex.


Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Swan Terrace Restaurant, which specializes in American cuisine. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


All of Founders Inn and Spa's 240 soundproofed rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free local calls. Guests can expect 42-inch LCD TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hydromassage showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries, and pillowtop beds with Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters ensure a restful night. Other amenities include safes, ironing boards, and desks.

Property features

At Founders Inn and Spa, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle at scheduled times for USD 12.00 per person one-way. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a 24-hour fitness center, a spa tub, and outdoor tennis courts.


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Founders Inn and Spa, with Colonial-style architecture and English gardens, is situated 8 miles from downtown Norfolk and 16 miles from the Virginia Beach boardwalk. The hotel offers an airport shuttle, a free beach shuttle, and an area shuttle (surcharges).

The Flowering Almond Spa offers a variety of spa treatments and massages. A nearby spa tub overlooks the lake. 24-hour fitness facilities include an outdoor pool. Two tennis courts are available.

Business facilities include a 24-hour business center, conference center, exhibit space, 18 meeting rooms, and a technology support staff for the 25,000 square feet of meeting space. High-speed Internet access is complimentary throughout hotel. Other hotel amenities include ATM/banking, tour assistance, wedding services, and a garden.

Swan Terrace Restaurant, with dining indoors or on the lakeside terrace, features fresh seafood, a variety of American regional dishes, and an extensive wine list. The Hunt Room, with a pool table and two 36-inch plasma TVs, is another dining option.

Valet and self parking are complimentary.

  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Free beach shuttle 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Total number of rooms - 240 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 2323 
  • Free self parking 
  • Year Built 1991 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3 
  • Spa tub 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply) 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Garden 
  • Picnic area 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 18 
  • Conference center 
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 25000 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Soundproofed rooms  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave (on request)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Free self parking, Free valet parking

Room Amenities

Founders Inn and Spa offers 240 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. 42-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with hydromassage showerheads, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries.

This Virginia Beach hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Microwaves and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Turndown service 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Soundproofed rooms 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Microwave (on request) 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Hydromassage showerhead 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • Desk 
  • In-room safe 
  • Cable TV service 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Down comforter 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

Swan Terrace Restaurant - Fine dining. Fresh seafood, American regional dishes. Extensive wine list. Open for breakfast and lunch daily. Dinner Tuesdays through Saturdays. Also serves Sunday brunch.

The Hunt Room - Casual dining with a bar. Pool table and plasma TVs. Pub fare. Open for lunch and dinner daily.

Nearby Things to Do

The Flowering Almond Spa at The Founders Inn offers a wide range of rejuvenation, relaxation, and beauty treatments. A fitness center provides cardio machines, free weights, and elliptical equipment.

The resort has an indoor pool, heated to 78-degrees, an outdoor pool, and interactive fountains. An outdoor spa tub provides views of the lake.

Additional on-site recreational opportunities include: volleyball, tennis, and a lakeside jogging trail.

The Tournament Players Club of Virginia Beach, eight miles away, is one of the premier public golf facilities in the region. Guest services at The Founders Inn and Spa can assist you in arranging tee times.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 

Spa Services

The Flowering Almond Spa offers a variety of treatments, including: Swedish, deep tissue, and sacred stone massages. A variety of facials are available, as are manicure and pedicure treatments. (Surcharges apply for all services.) When guests receive any spa treatment, they have full access to the gym and indoor pool for the entire day of the scheduled service.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Guests under 13 are not allowed in the spa.

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Reflexology 
  • Sports massage 
  • Minimum age to access spa is 13 
  • Number of treatment rooms 5 
  • Outdoor treatment areas 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times. Contact the property in advance to get details.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 29.00 per pet, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 29.00 per stay

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD 11.95 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 12.00 per person (one-way)
  • Pet deposit: USD 29.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 29.00 per pet, per stay
  • Late check-out fee: USD 50.00
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Founders Inn
  • Founders Inn Virginia Beach
  • Founders Virginia Beach
  • Founders Hotel Virginia Beach
  • The Founders Hotel Virginia Beach
  • Founders Inn Spa

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Up to 4 children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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