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Founders Inn and Spa

Norfolk, VA, US (ORF)

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Based on 1033 reviews
Located in the historical district and close to Chesapeake Conference Center and Greenbrier Mall.
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Founders Inn and Spa
5641 Indian River Rd, Virginia Beach, VA US 23464


This spa resort is within the vicinity of Sentara Leigh Hospital and Gallery of Military Circle.

Resort Details

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You\\\'re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including outdoor tennis courts, a health club, and an outdoor pool. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. Guests can catch a ride on the shuttle (surcharge), which operates within 5 mi.

Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and express check-out. Planning an event in Virginia Beach? This resort has 25,000 square feet (2,323 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center, conference space, and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge at scheduled times.

Additional on-site recreational opportunities include: volleyball, tennis, and a lakeside jogging trail.
The Tournament Players Club of Virginia Beach, eight miles away, is one of the premier public golf facilities in the region. Guest services at The Founders Inn and Spa can assist you in arranging tee times.

Accommodation Details

Make yourself at home in 1 of the 240 individually decorated Guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries.

Restaurants, Lounges & Bars

Satisfy your appetite at the resort`s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or grab a snack at a coffee shop/cafe. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Pools & Spas

The Flowering Almond Spa offers a variety of treatments, including: Swedish, deep tissue, and sacred stone massages. A variety of facials are available, as are manicure and pedicure treatments. (Surcharges apply for all services.) When guests receive any spa treatment, they have full access to the gym and indoor pool for the entire day of the scheduled service.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Guests under 13 are not allowed in the spa.

The Flowering Almond Spa at The Founders Inn offers a wide range of rejuvenation, relaxation, and beauty treatments. A fitness center provides cardio machines, free weights, and elliptical equipment.

The resort has an indoor pool, heated to 78-degrees, and an outdoor pool with a 25-foot waterslide and interactive fountains. An outdoor spa tub provides views of the lake.


The preferred airport for Founders Inn and Spa is Norfolk, VA (ORF-Norfolk Intl.) - 10.6 km / 6.6 mi.


  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Reservations are required for spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet fee: USD $25.00 per room, per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • ATM Machine
  • Coffee Shop
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Express Check-Out
  • Fireplace in Lobby
  • Free Local Calls
  • Gift Shop on Property
  • Hypoallergenic Room Available
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Seasonal Pool
  • Picnic Area
  • Porter / Bellhop
  • Shuttle To Airport (surcharge)
  • Spa Services
  • Wedding Services
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 1033 reviews
from Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Submitted on 01-16-2017
Decent place to stay. The grounds and main lobby are pretty but the rooms were not anything special. The inn was beautifully decorated for the holidays. They are very pet friendly and had a great dog park.
Submitted on 01-05-2017
I was booked for a "Jr suite" which I discovered means there is a sleeper sofa in the room. NOT a suite in my book. The room was clean and staff was friendly with the exception of room service. I called to ask what exactly was included in the continental breakfast because there was a very general description on a card in my room. The girl on the phone told me "it's on the card." After getting a still vague answer, I asked to place an order for the next morning and she refused stating, "just fill... Read more
from Currituck, North Carolina, United States
Submitted on 01-04-2017
We went to the New Years Eve Gala which included an over night room. Our total bill we thought was $379 but was surprised when they added $50.00 service charge. The tax was $49.00 which made our total bill $478.00. Yes, expensive night BUT to our liking this included our nice size room with king size bed, wonderful buffet dinner with all the delicious chief food you can imagine, beautiful decorated ball room with live band playing til 1:30, free photos of yourself by professional photographers... Read more
from Chesterfield, Virginia
Submitted on 01-04-2017
Great place to spend New Years Eve. They have a wonderful room that is decorated to the tee with a theme. This year it was the Great Gasby. Beautifully done. The scheduling staff did not do a great job on keeping our group of 10 together. We have done this for 4 years and every year for $500.00 for the night we get there and have to straighten out the table setting and breakfast schedules. They did not put all five couple in the main hotel when I know they could have after taking to people... Read more
from Reedville, Virginia
Submitted on 01-02-2017
Went to The Founders Inn with friends for their annual New Years Eve Gala. This is the third year that we have attended and we were not disappointed. First off, this is a beautiful place. The rooms are in other buildings than the lobby, but everything is under cover so this is not a problem.(even if the weather is bad.) We always get a standard room. After all, we spend very little time in the room. The rooms aren't large, but certainly big enough and well appointed. There are larger rooms that ... Read more
from St. Thomas
Submitted on 01-01-2017
The Founders Inn was a Christmas spectacular!! Beautifully decorated in every nook and cranny. My family and I visited a couple of days before Christmas and were awestruck by the festivity. We ate at the hotel restaurant the last day and were super impressed with our server but as far as the other hotel employees went they left a bit to be desired... We encountered dozens in passing and much to our dismay rarely received an acknowledgement. Being in customer service my entire life it saddened me... Read more
Submitted on 11-26-2016
Let's start with the positive. The room was clean and neat. The bed was comfortable and everything worked satisfactorily. The staff was friendly and mostly responsive. The negatives are going to sound picky, but to us it's what separates a good hotel from a great one. Day one, the in-room coffee maker only had setups for two cups of coffee; one regular and one decaf. I ended up getting coffee from the restaurant and was charged for them. Somewhat understandable. Day two, I find that there... Read more
from Ashburn
Submitted on 11-18-2016
This used to be a top hotel but is now showing signs of aging. The furniture is dated and needs to be replaced especially in the hotel rooms. The common areas are also showing its age along with the restaurants and conference areas. The "coffee" express is mediocre and I found it worth the five minute drive to Starbucks for much better coffee. I'm appalled that they still use styrofoam cups for the to go cups. The staff was friendly and helpful. The main draw of the hotel is its location which i... Read more
Submitted on 11-10-2016
I was in town for a family emergency. I got a room at the last minute. They have a great military discount and the rooms were gorgeous. Everything is very colonial but it fits witth the formal gardens in the courtyard and the old Virginia theme. If you can just go with it, you get a 4 star hotel at a 2 star price. There is a spa and an amazing breakfast buffet. My breakfast was included with my room rate. I would definitely come back here if I am back in Virginia Beach and not staying Ocea... Read more
Submitted on 10-31-2016
I surprised my husband with a short getaway to this hotel. We loved it. The grounds and rooms are so beautiful and well maintained. I love that you get that B&B vibe in the rooms. We also visited the Flowering Almond Spa. Such a great experience. A true spa experience with robes and a conversatory and light snacks. The location of the hotel is great. So close to so many other things. You have to splurge and get reservations at Swan Terrace. Yummy food. I love that there's something so nice right... Read more