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Founders Inn and Spa

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Why We Love It

  • 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

"An upper-middle-range property that blends colonial heritage with resort-style features" -- Oyster
94%
Enjoyed This
(77 Member Ratings)
"Staff was excellent!"
William
Jun 02, 2018
Lancaster, SC, USA

Map & Directions

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.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

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 from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

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

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Fitness classes
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis courts
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station

Internet

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
  • Internet access

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service
  • Off-street parking
  • Public car park

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

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.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 18 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Extra bedding available upon request: $15 plus tax, per night.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: $15 plus tax per night.

Infant's crib available on request: for one child under age 5. Extra bed available on request and in single bedded rooms only. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: A non-refundable cleaning fee of $35 plus tax, per stay will be charged upon arrival.

Pets are allowed on request.

Cancellation: 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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

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

94%
Enjoyed This
(77 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Founders Inn (part of West Paces) over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.4 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Staff was excellent!
William Jun 02, 2018 Lancaster, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
The daily breakfast and champagne and strawberries upon arrival
Other Comments
Would recommend having van take people other places then the beach.
Magaly May 30, 2018 Arlington, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The grounds watching a wedding
Theresa May 07, 2018 Fort Mill, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
The grounds
Theresa May 07, 2018 Fort Mill, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Cleanliness and helpful friendly staff.
Other Comments
Good food!
Richard May 10, 2018 Forest Hill, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Room was very nice. Service was fantastic.
Other Comments
Outdoor area outside of restaurant was very nice.
Wayne May 22, 2018 London, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
The grounds and customer service with the champagne and strawberries upon check in
Theresa May 07, 2018 Fort Mill, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
The grounds were beautiful.
Cindy Apr 16, 2018 Sanford, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location was ideal for visiting the sites we selected in Norfolk. Easy to get to from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Building and grounds were very well kept. I selected a fireplace suite which was huge. It was my wife's birthday weekend so it was ideal.
Other Comments
Staff were friendly and helpful, from the front desk, restaurant to housekeeping. The staff overall were well trained in the field of hospitality.
James Apr 02, 2018 Salisbury, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location was great. Appearance of structure and grounds was impressive. Room was spacious.
Other Comments
Travelzoo had arranged for a room with 2 beds. A single bed was provided. When I requested a room with two beds they replied by saying they could not provide such a room because all rooms were booked. I find that hard to believe since less that 25% of the seats in the breakfast room were occupied that following morning. My wife and I use 2 separate beds and sharing a bed resulted in 2 sleepless nights. Upon arriving at Founder's Inn I went on a search for ice. The ice machine on the second floor was inoperative; same thing on third floor, When I went to the front desk, clerk informed me that I should wait until the machines were repaired. I insisted that ice be provided sooner. A staff member did secure a bucket of ice after a bit. On the second day after returning from sightseeing (about 5 PM) we found that the room was not made up (Bed not made and bathroom not cleaned). When we left for dinner I gave a written note to the clerk at the front desk requesting that the room be attended to. Returning after 9 PM we found the room in the same condition as before. One more trip to the front desk. Later, someone came to make the bed and asked if we wanted the room cleaned. By this time we were tired and refused and went to bed because we did not sleep well the night before ( and we did not sleep well that night too).
Pierre Apr 20, 2018 Franklinton, NC, USA

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