The Founders Inn and Spa

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

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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.

Virginia Beach, Virginia: Award-Winning Boardwalk and Seaside Museums

English settlers from the Virginia Company of London first stepped foot onto American soil in what is now Virginia Beach. They would go on to found Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement, along the James River. But before they left the shoreline, they erected a cross on the spot where they had disembarked. Today, the First Landing Cross commemorates this momentous event.

Needless to say, a lot has changed in Virginia Beach since the 1600s. The seaside town has become a family-friendly destination known for supersize beaches and a 3-mile-long boardwalk dubbed one of America’s best by Travel + Leisure. Though you could spend a whole vacation soaking up rays and sampling fresh seafood from the many restaurants along the esplanade, Virginia Beach boasts a number of cultural attractions that might draw your attention away from the beach for a while. There’s the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, as well as the Military Aviation Museum, which features a B-17 Flying Fortress and a Spitfire fighter plane from World War II. In the cooler winter months, you can schedule a whale-watching trip to scout humpback and fin whales traveling through nearby waters from late December through mid-March.

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What You Get

  • Stay for two in a colonial queen room, or for three in a junior suite with fireplace or one-bedroom suite with parlor
  • Dates into December

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 nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable.
* Additional fees: $1 per 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.


  • 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
  • $1 per night city occupancy fee added at purchase.

Other Details

Room Details

Colonial Queen Room * One queen bed * Standard occupancy: 2 * Maximum occupancy: 2

Junior Suite with Fireplace or One-Bedroom Suite with Parlor * One king bed and one full sofa bed * Standard occupancy: 3 * Maximum occupancy: 3

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $15 per night; subject to availability
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets may be added for an additional $25 per pet per stay; a refundable $150 security deposit due at check-in
  • 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

784 Ratings

Beautiful grounds, dog friendly
Catherine F. · September 28, 2017
pretty grounds, close to lots of shopping & dining, conveniently located near highway
Stacey B. · September 25, 2017
It was very clean, friendly staff.
Denise C. · August 23, 2017
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