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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

"An upper-middle-range property that blends colonial heritage with resort-style features" -- Oyster
Enjoyed This
(44 Member Ratings)
"Location and accommodations"
Sep 12, 2017
Staunton, WV, 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 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



  • 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 Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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.

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Enjoyed This
(44 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Founders Inn (part of West Paces) over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.2 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Location and accommodations
KELLY Sep 12, 2017 Staunton, WV, United States
Enjoyed Most
It was a very relaxing resort! And the breakfast staff was amazing. Such a great experience overall - we will definitely be back and will recommend it to others.
Other Comments
We ended up getting a Fireplace Suite - it was wonderful!!! The staff was amazing and made our stay amazing!!
Anne Sep 11, 2017 Arlington, VA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The grounds and facility were beautiful. The included breakfast was really good including an omelet bar and lots of fresh fruit.
RONALD Jun 02, 2017 FORT MILL, SC, United States
Enjoyed Most
It was calming, quiet, and beautiful.
William Jul 07, 2017 Kannapolis, NC, United States
Enjoyed Most
They have a lovely pool with a water slide. We liked the Swan Terrace and the gardens. They also have a lovely swan who lives on the premise. The grounds were lovely.
Other Comments
Front desk staff was rude and unhelpful. The interior decor of the building had an overpowering air freshener spray smell that was covering up some other odor.
Maryann Jul 03, 2017 Washington, DC, United States
Enjoyed Most
Breakfast was good
Other Comments
The room was dark, very small window. In My reservation it was included 2 glass of champagne with strawberries, I never received them upon my arrival.
Kateryna Jul 06, 2017 Alexandria, VA, United States
Enjoyed Most
THe grounds of the university were beautiful, well groomed, and serene.
Other Comments
Our parlor suite was spacious.
Harry May 17, 2017 Columbia, MD, United States
Enjoyed Most
Breakfast buffet, gatdens, and sitting windows. I pick Founders Inn from a photo of the gardens and was pleasantly surprised that they gardent actually looked like the pictures.
Other Comments
Founders Inn hosts weddings regularly exciting to see, but can be busy depending on the time of year. Rooms were well thought out, there were plenty easy to reach outlets,plenty of storage space, sinks both inside and outside of the bathroom. The pool area is open until 11pm much later than most hotels. Breakfast buffet was great. I had a top floor room in the main building which had two cuteams little inset windows with seats. Great for sitting and reading.
Kimberly May 21, 2017 Odenton, MD, United States
Enjoyed Most
It is a beautiful place along with gardens, comfortable room, bountiful breakfast.
Other Comments
The outdoor and indoor pools very inviting. The ambiance was lovely. We had chocolate strawberries and champagne upon arrival. We did have a problem with getting our room made up. But Founders Inn made up for it completely.
Patricia Jun 01, 2017 Reston, VA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Quiet and wooded setting, fantastic breakfast, friendly staff.
Other Comments
If I ever see Founders advertised on Travelzoo in the future, I will definitely book again. My wife and I had a great time and the price was well worth the visit.
Dean May 18, 2017 Fairfax, VA, United States

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