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Founders Inn and Spa

Virginia Beach, VA
  • Charming 26-acre escape just 20 minutes from Virginia Beach
  • Meticulously landscaped English gardens throughout the grounds
  • Sprawling outdoor pool and deck, fit with a waterslide for the kids
  • Shuttle service to the beach and two casual on-site dining options
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5641 Indian River Road
Virginia Beach, VA, 23464
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Just 20 minutes outside Virginia Beach, the Founders Inn and Spa offers a serene escape from the bustling beach crowds.

This sprawling 26-acre property on the edge of the Regent College campus oozes Southern charm with old-world décor, rocking chairs dotting communal porches and meticulously manicured English gardens throughout the grounds.

Quaint colonial guest rooms are housed in three Tudor-style lodges, all connected by covered brick walkways overlooking the lush, green landscaping. The York River Lodge offers a special touch for four-legged guests, offering pet-friendly guest rooms within easy proximity to the spacious on-site dog park.

Kids will love the outdoor playground and massive outdoor pool, fit with a long, winding waterslide for a bit of extra fun. Guests preferring sand can skip the drama of beach parking and take the complimentary shuttle, which runs frequently from the inn throughout the summer season.

Before hopping on the beach shuttle, spend mornings playing tennis at the on-site courts, break a sweat at the fitness center or opt for a nice stroll around the gardens. Serenity carries straight from the gardens into the spa, where guests can choose from a full-service menu for a little holiday pampering. 

From the press:
  • "If your idea of a getaway involves gardens, spas, and serenity rather than sand and a line at the local ice cream stand, the Founders Inn will suit you just fine” -- Frommer’s


  • Bar
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Tennis courts
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 4pm


  • Standard checkout time: 11am


  • Pets allowed


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 11am

    You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

    Know Before You Go

    • 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.


    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.

Getting there

The Founders Inn and Spa is approximately a 15-minute drive from Norfolk International Airport. Taxi fare from the airport to the hotel will cost approximately $25. Guests arriving by car can park for free on-site at the hotel.


  • 5641 Indian River Road
  • Virginia Beach, VA, 23464
  • United States

Customer Service

Prefer to book over the phone?

Tel: 1-877-966-0000

Mon-Fri 9am-9pm ET, Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm ET

Questions? Check out our FAQs or give us a call.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in CAD) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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