The Founders Inn and Spa

5641 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23464, United States | 3 star hotel
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Virginia Beach

A travel blog entry by tonya0

Virginia Beach was very interesting! Catch the Fire with John & Carol Arnott, Bill Johnson & Duncan & Kate Smith. It was alot of fun to hear all the teachings and I know Owen had a blast playing for Kelley & Rob! I had a blast seeing good friends and listening to Aden scream "HEY DADDY" during all the most quiet times of the music. FUN!

Waiting for Weather

A travel blog entry by marsdenfamily

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... in, so I'm glad I made the decision to get it out while we had the chance. Why did I need to return to the marina? Well, in our rush to get her out before the sun set we forgot that the dinghy outboard was in heated storage at the marina. Doggone it! The car was already packed to the roof, now I need to fit an outboard inside???

It's great to see her without all the snow and ice and with the bimini up. The ...

Before the Trip, Part 1

A travel blog entry by aprilmaeeads

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Some background...
I am a 32 year old recent divorcee. I just went back to school to get my Master's in International Studies. This involved me and my dog, Banjo, moving in with my parents. I mean, we do what we have to, right? Thankfully, they have been beyond supportive, and Banjo and I are adjusting well. Let me amend that. Banjo is adjusting well; I have to take Econ 650 ...

First three days!

A travel blog entry by ronnym1

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Well we were able too out run the snow,first three days drove 12hrs.per day that was hell,driving ar nite getting lost #$#@ the second nite at parsippany NJ into bed and out back on road to virgina beach another 12hrs driving and getting lost got into virgina beach about 10 at nite.

Finally Sunday we did some site seeing went to Norfolk and did the naval museum took pics.


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Almost done

A travel blog entry by aprils331

... mad because her seat was beside the bathroom. Then I was walking to the front of the plane and some guy stopped me and asked if he could move to one of the seats up front. I told him that was first class and they are premium seats so he would have to pay for one of those seats. It was an interesting flight. ...

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Location

This 3 star hotel, located on 5641 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, is near Lynnhaven House, Carafe Wine Makers, Portlock Galleries at SoNo, and Norfolk Nighthawks -- Scope Arena.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews The Founders Inn and Spa Virginia Beach

    We love the Founder's Inn!

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    I spent the night before our wedding and my husband and I spent the first night of our honeymoon at the Founder's Inn. We stayed in a beautiful, large end room with a fireplace (we didn't get to use it b/c it was August, but the enbiance was wonderful). We also had our rehearsal dinner on the terrace at "Swan Terrace," the main restaurant there. Although there wasn't enough light when it got dark and they weren't quite prepared when my guests arrived, they more than made up for it with the food, which was WONDERFUL! We would definately stay there again! Next time, maybe we'll get to try out some of the ammenities.

    The Foundry was a Falacy!

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    "Falacy - the quality of being deceptive". This sums up my stay at the Foundry Inn. A few of my friends and I decided to take a quick getaway to the Foundry which appeared on its website to have beautiful grounds, clean rooms and "Southern" hospitality. What I "found" when I arrived was that there was no record of our reservation therefore, we took what was available AND doubled up. We were told that a room would become available soon. The definition of "soon" to the employees of the Foundry Inn means "next day at 6pm". Management didn't seem to think this was an inconvenience and did not make an effort to apologize nor compensate. The grounds were so full of crap I felt as if I were playing hopscotch to get from my room to the restaurant. To their credit, hospitality does a good job cleaning the rooms everyday . . .

    Not Good

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    I coordinated a family reunion at the Founders Inn this past August. On the first night of the event, the front desk turned about 12 of my family members away and sent them to the Sheraton, which was two exits down the road. They said they had overbooked the hotel. This was unacceptable since my block of rooms had been reserved since December, 2001. The front desk was totally unorganized and unaware of what was going on as far as my event was concerned. The hotel grounds were nice except for all of the huge birds roaming around and relieving themselves in the process. There was bird "do do" all over the place, I thought this was pretty disgusting. The pool was also unclean. If it weren't for these problems, everything would have been fine. Oh yeah, the next family reunion will be held at the Sheraton, the same hotel that my family members were sent to in the middle of the night. It's a lovely hotel that sits right on the marina, and the staff is excellent and very attentive!

    Absolutely FIRST-CLASS!

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    We stayed at The Founders Inn for a few days of our honeymoon. The hotel was immaculate - the cleanest of any that we have ever stayed in, and service was exceptional.

    Our room had a fireplace and stocked snack cabinet and refrigerator.

    They had even provided high-quality robes in the room.

    The food was wonderful both in the cafe and the formal restaurant.

    There are beautiful sitting rooms, including a fireplace and bicycles (including a tandem) available.

    We cannot say enough good things about it, and our only regret is that we weren't able to stay more nights!

    Fabulous Founders Inn

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    My family stayed at Founders Inn on our vacation based on reviews I saw on this website. We were not disappointed. Wonderful hotel! Beautilful grounds. The hotel interior as colonia, romantic, just gorgeous. The rooms were clean , spacious and quaint. The staff was courteous and friendly. We loved it. We can not wait to return.

    Great Value

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    It was our third stay at Founders Inn. Outstanding service and comfort.

    I paid less for the Founders Inn than I spent staying at the Holiday Inn in Boardman, Ohio.

    Pat Robertson's Domain

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    While the exterior grounds are lovely, and the concierge helpful and perky...the interior leaves much to be desired...while once , possibly, a beautiful site ... the furnishings (pine and many missing handles) are in poor taste, faded bedspreads, poorly laid out rooms, smoke free rooms with smoke...and perhaps most importantly for some...this is Pat Robinson's place....so if you agree with his politics...have at it....if not...at least know where you are spending your money.....

    Terrible

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    Worst Place Ever! I have never been to such a more worse hotel in my life. Everything was just terrible.

    Exceptional!!

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    A wonderful place! First-class everything! Excellent food (especially the Sunday brunch) plus theres a convenient cafe. Plays are truly first-rate, be sure to see one while you're there! And of course, if you want to be in the audience of the 700 Club, you can do that too and see what it is like "behind the scenes!" A delightful experience, definitely plan to return again!

    First class all the way at the Founders Inn

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    We stayed at the Founders Inn and it was what we expected and more! It was decorated for the Holidays and that was just an added bonus. The rooms were great and the staff was very nice and helpful! The food was Great! The prices were very reasonable. I recommend this Hotel to others and we will be staying on our return visits.

    TripAdvisor Reviews The Founders Inn and Spa Virginia Beach

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent