The Founders Inn and Spa - Virginia Beach

One-Night Stay at The Founders Inn and Spa in Virginia Beach, VA

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Expansive Georgian Resort with Colonial Period Decor

With its orderly rows of windows and symmetrical chimneys, The Founders Inn and Spa’s stately exterior references Georgian architecture, a style named after the four Georges who ruled 18th-century England. But the resort's interior pays tribute to one of the biggest thorns in the side of the third King George—colonial America. Oil paintings of the Founding Fathers peer out from gilded frames, and colonial-era furnishings sit around roaring fireplaces. The hotel is on the grounds of and owned by Regent University, a Christian school founded in 1978 by evangelical broadcaster Pat Robertson, who remains its chancellor.

The resort continues the historical theme throughout its guest accommodations. The fireplace rooms feature gas-burning fireplaces and Colonial-style quilts atop two- or four-poster beds. As its name suggests, the Presidents suite was designed with heads of state in mind, so you’ll find elegant chandeliers, oil paintings, and a parlor for entertaining. A set of french doors opens onto the private veranda, which overlooks the English gardens and grounds; the patio is large enough to accommodate up to 35 guests.

Bacon-wrapped Virginia beef, pork belly with local peaches, and other colonial-inspired dishes send taste buds back in time at the award-winning Swan Terrace Restaurant, one of two onsite eateries. The following morning, the same space holds a breakfast smorgasbord on linen-draped tables stretching outside onto the brick-inlay terrace. Nearby, the Flowering Almond Spa’s hot tub and relaxing body treatments soothe muscles sore from arm-wrestling redcoats.

What makes The Founders Inn and Spa eco?

  • Certified Virginia Green Lodging facility
  • Features reused building materials (vintage flooring and beams)
  • Green bath products by My Earth
  • Meals at Swan Terrace Restaurant prepared with local fruit, vegetables, and seafood
  • Well water used for irrigation
  • Low-flow restrictions on toilets
  • Ice storage system used to cool the main building
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products

Hampton Roads, Virginia: Naval Center near Virginia Beach

The inn is located on the outskirts of Regent University in an area noted for its proud naval history and proximity to the Atlantic. Just north of the inn, the Naval Station Norfolk's piers and aircraft hangars form one of the world’s largest naval complexes. Navy personnel lead guided bus tours and harbor cruises, narrating details of the station's battleships, submarines, and elite squadrons of rubber duckies.

To the east, the 3-mile Virginia Beach boardwalk meanders past public statuary, grassy park areas, and a fishing pier. Throughout the year, visitors take advantage of the boardwalk’s bike lane and walking path.

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What You Get

One-night stay for two with complimentary 2 p.m. late checkout

  • $95 for a fireplace room, valid now–10/31 (up to a $159 value)
  • $107 for a fireplace room, valid 11/1–12/30 (up to a $179 value)
  • $269 for the Governors or Presidents suite, valid now–12/30 (up to a $450 value)

Book by: 10/31/12

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Indoor pool and hot tub
  • Outdoor pool with 25-foot water slide
  • Two restaurants and a breakfast café

  • Formal English gardens

  • Fitness center

  • Tennis and beach-volleyball courts

  • Free WiFi
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The Fine Print

  • Book by 10/31/12 or promotional value expires
  • Complete stay by 10/31 or 12/30 based on option purchased
  • Limit 3/person, 2/gifts, 3/visit
  • Valid only for date and option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 24-hour cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card and Groupon required at check-in
  • Not valid with other offers or for conference/group bookings
  • 13% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

In All Available Rooms and Suites

  • Pillow-top mattresses
  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Complimentary wireless and hardwired Internet access

Fireplace Room

  • King bed and full sleeper sofa
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for each additional occupant 18 or older; no charge for additional occupants 17 or younger
  • Gas-burning fireplace

Governors Suite

  • Three queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
  • Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for each additional occupant 18 or older; no charge for additional occupants 17 or younger
  • Jacuzzi tub

Presidents Suite

  • One queen and one king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for each additional occupant 18 or older; no charge for additional occupants 17 or younger
  • Jacuzzi tub
  • Private veranda with views of English gardens

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 2 p.m. late checkout with Groupon
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $15 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets up to 40 pounds may be added for a refundable $150 security deposit or credit-card hold.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: about 9 miles from Norfolk International Airport (ORF); about 34 miles from Williamsburg International Airport (PHF)

  • By cab: about $25 from ORF

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