Virginia Beach

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

89% (19 Member Ratings)

"The grounds where beautiful. Great for walking ."
Apr 25, 2017
Ballston Spa, NY, United States

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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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



  • 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


  • 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


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


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


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


  • 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.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check-in: 21.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 18 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Infant's crib  available on request: $15 (subject to tax) for one child under age 5. Extra bed available on request and in Single rooms only: $15 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request, and will be charged a one time non-refundable $35.00 (subject to tax) fee. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

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.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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

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

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/ or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

89% Positive
(19 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Founders Inn (part of West Paces) over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.1 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The grounds where beautiful. Great for walking .
Other Comments
Greet breakfast . The staff where courteous friendly eager to please .
Denise Apr 25, 2017 Ballston Spa, NY, United States
Enjoyed Most
Very nice attendants at the desk when we arrived and they were very helpful. The room was so nice and we really enjoyed the champange and chocolate strawberries. The stay was very enjoyable
Barbara Apr 24, 2017 Holly Springs, NC, United States
Enjoyed Most
Excellent choice. Clean, friendly staff, great food......all around fantastic deal!!!
robert Apr 24, 2017 Oaklyn, NJ, United States
Enjoyed Most
Lovely property, inside and out at a great price (with breakfast and arrival gift included).
Other Comments
Great deal, per first comment.
Laura Apr 24, 2017 Washington, DC, United States
Enjoyed Most
The elegant setting,English garden and lake
Doris Apr 24, 2017 SalisburyS, NC, United States
Enjoyed Most
The spa was wonderful; everyone was very friendly and professional, great service. The gardens were immaculate; very enjoyable to walk the trail around the water. The complementary breakfast that came along with the package was amazing. Enjoyed getting the extra strawberries and champaign.
Other Comments
The rooms are a little on the small side, but was clean. It was fine since I did not spend alot of time in the room during my stay.
Amy Apr 19, 2017 Hampton, VA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Location and dinning
Raymond Apr 18, 2017 Petersburg, VA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The room was very nice and the bed was very comfortable. The breakfast was excellent.
Other Comments
The only negative was trying to find the correct building for the first time in the dark.
Rita Apr 17, 2017 Brunswick, OH, United States
Enjoyed Most
Lori Apr 17, 2017 Crab Orchard, WV, United States
Enjoyed Most
The champagne and chocolate covered strawberries!
Gennith Apr 17, 2017 Silver Spring, MD, United States

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