The Founders Inn and Spa

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

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

Customer Reviews

Staff was kind and facility was gorgeous.
Milagros G. · August 23, 2014
The property was beautiful and the rooms were very nice and comfortable. The indoor and outdoor pools were nice and the kids enjoyed them.
Jalah B. · 2 days ago
The grounds and facility are beautiful. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. Our son said he wants to go back and he's hard to please. Once we parked our car we never moved it. They shuttle you to the beach, which was very nice. They have restaurants on site. The process for the food was very reasonable and it was absolutely delicious. We enjoyed walking the grounds in the morning with our coffee and visiting Abbie the resident swan. She's very photogenic and even my 12 year old son had to go say bye to her before we could leave. We will definitely be back.
Lea A. · 4 days ago
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