The Founders Inn and Spa - Virginia Beach

One-Night Stay with Spa Credit at The Founders Inn and Spa in Virginia Beach

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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, use your spa credit at the Flowering Almond Spa— there’s an onsite hot tub and relaxing body treatments that soothe muscles sore from arm-wrestling redcoats.

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 a $25 spa credit

  • Option 1: $79 for a Colonial room (up to a $134 value)
  • Option 2: $92 for a Fireplace room (up to a $184 value)
  • Option 3: $285 for a Governors suite (up to a $500 value)
  • Option 4: $105 for a one bedroom suite with parlor (up to a $214 value)

Book by: 3/22/13
Travel by: 5/31/13

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

  • Must book by 3/22/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 5/31/13
  • Not valid 2/16, 3/8, 3/21-23, 4/19-4/20, 5/3-5/4 and 5/24-5/26
  • Limit 3 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 3 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 24hr cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • 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

Colonial Rooms

  • One or two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; no charge for additional guests 17 or younger

Fireplace Rooms

  • One king bed and one full sofa bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; no charge for additional guests 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 guest 18 or older; no charge for additional guests 17 or younger
  • Jacuzzi tub

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • 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

Traveler's Tips

  • Spa credit can be used Sunday through Thursday during regular hours and Friday and Saturday after 3 p.m.
  • The $25 credit is valid per room and can be used towards scrubs, wraps, pedicures, manicures from their seasonal menu.

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