The Founders Inn and Spa - Virginia Beach, VA

Stay at The Founders Inn and Spa in Virginia Beach, VA. Dates Available into August.

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Expansive Georgian Resort with Colonial Period Decor

With its orderly rows of windows and symmetrical chimneys, the stately exterior of The Founders Inn and Spa pays homage to Georgian architecture, a style named after the four Georges who ruled England during the 18th century. But the resort's interior is a 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 are stationed around roaring fireplaces. The hotel is on the grounds of and owned by Regent University, a Christian school founded in 1978.

The historical theme extends to guest accommodations, where you’ll find traditional furnishings and colonial-style bedding and decor. Some rooms overlook carefully manicured English gardens. Bacon-wrapped Virginia beef, pork belly with local peaches, and other dishes can be sampled at the award-winning Swan Terrace Restaurant, one of two onsite eateries. In the morning, the same space holds a breakfast smorgasbord on linen-draped tables stretching outside onto the brick-inlay terrace.

Highlights of Virginia Beach, Virginia

  • Colonial history: English settlers from the Virginia Company of London first stepped foot onto American soil in what is now Virginia Beach, Virginia. They erected a cross on the spot; today, the First Landing Cross commemorates this momentous event.
  • A lot has changed since the 1600s: The seaside town has become a family-friendly destination known for supersize beaches, restaurants serving fresh seafood, and a 3-mile-long boardwalk dubbed one of America’s best by Travel + Leisure.
  • World War II planes such as a B-17 Flying Fortress and a Spitfire fighter plane are on display at the Military Aviation Museum.
  • Go whale watching from late December through mid-March, or visit the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center to learn about local marine life year-round.

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What You Get

  • Stay for two in a colonial queen room, colonial double-queen room, junior suite with fireplace, or one-bedroom suite with parlor
  • Up to two kids 17 or younger stay free in colonial double-queen rooms, junior suites, and one-bedroom suites
  • Dates into August

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • Cancellation policy: 72-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • Taxes: 14% tax and $1/night city occupancy fee added at purchase
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Indoor pool and hot tub
  • Two restaurants and a breakfast café
  • Formal gardens
  • Fitness center
  • Free WiFi

Tips

91% of 436 customers recommend

  • “Beautiful grounds and facilities”

  • “The staff was very nice and willing to assist immediately with any issues.”

  • “Staff was kind and facility was gorgeous. ”

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The Fine Print

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 72-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 14% tax and $1/night city occupancy fee added at purchase.

Other Details

Room Details

Colonial Room

  • One or two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 (single queen), 4 (double queen)
  • Adding occupants above standard: $25 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; kids 17 or younger stay free

Junior Suite with Fireplace

  • One king bed and one full sofa bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $25 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; kids 17 or younger stay free

One-Bedroom Suite with Parlor

  • One king bed and one full sofa bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $25 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; kids 17 or younger stay free

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 lbs. may be added for a refundable $150 security deposit or credit-card hold.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • Nearest airports: Norfolk International Airport (ORF; 9 miles) and Williamsburg International Airport (PHF; 34 miles)
  • Cab fare: about $25 from ORF

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