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Founders Inn and Spa

Norfolk, VA, US (ORF)

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Based on 1038 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 1038 reviews
from Cleveland, Ohio
Submitted on 11-13-2017
Attended a conference at Founders Inn. It served it's purpose, but I wouldn't rave about the place. The price was reasonable. The property has some character, but is in need of a facelift. Wallpaper and carpeting and decor are dated and kitsch when a simple clean makeover would give the place a touch more classic look. The staff was all friendly and helpful, but housekeeping was spotty. We left our room at 10:30 A.M. and when we returned to our room at 5:30 PM the housekeeper on the floor pa... Read more
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from Shelburne, Vermont
Submitted on 11-09-2017
Although the feel of historic charm is lingering in the air, it's on the verge of stale and musty. The salt water pool is worthy of note. The amenities for the spa are zilch. The rooms were so outdated - both prints over the two queens WERE THE SAME! WTH? So lame The restaurants - boring menu, sticky tables , stale carpet everywhere . Conventions and weddings might keep them in the black but we won't be going back!
from San Juan, Puerto Rico
Submitted on 11-09-2017
You cannot beat this place for the price when it comes to amenities. The spa, the gym, the bar and the grounds surrounding it add great value to the experience. My stay as a whole and my experience with the service staff were very enjoyable. The only drawback to this hotel is the dated feeling of its furnishings to include wall decor, the furniture and the carpets. I believe the intention behind its interior design is to transport guests to a bygone era and to make you feel welcome and comfortab... Read more
Sleep Quality
Submitted on 11-02-2017
All I can say is...WOW! This resort blew our minds! GORGEOUS grounds, extremely friendly staff....everything was above and beyond our expectations. We were here for the annual Siberian Husky Club of America National Specialty show....this resort hosted our huge show very well (especially considering this was their FIRST hosting any show related week) This place is amazingly beautiful, and my husband and I are planning a return stay in the near future. Highly recommended!
Submitted on 10-30-2017
I had the pleasure of dining at The Swan Terrace for lunch on Monday, October 30, 2017. They had a buffet lunch. I had the shrimp corn chowder~ so delicious. The salad bar was one of the freshest, with great choices. Dessert was pumpkin cheesecake ~ again, delicious. The staff were of the caliber of any fine restaraunt. I will definitely be back !!!
from Saint Louis, Missouri
Submitted on 10-29-2017
I stayed at the Founders Inn and Spa, I was at a conference held on the property. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful. There is a resident swan, Abbey. She is quite tame. I believe the best part of this property it that it is pet friendly. They have a large fenced area for the pet guests.
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 10-26-2017
Beautiful grounds. Large, sunny rooms with views of the gardens available. Friendly, helpful professional staff. Two great restaurants, two cafes, a bar and a fabulous spa. Free wifi, Left your products at home home? Use the complementary Neutrogena products in the bathroom. Thirsty in the middle of the night? Enjoy the complimentary bottled water or two in your room. Exhausted? Sink into the comfortable, pillowy bed. Couldn't have asked for more!
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from Tulsa, Oklahoma
Submitted on 10-25-2017
I really enjoyed this neo colonial small hotel, tastefully decorated with the period furniture. What I enjoyed most is an evening walk through the university grounds. A sore, however, was the presence of some companion dogs from the dog show, in spite of signs advising otherwise.
Submitted on 10-22-2017
I booked a last-minute stay here this past weekend. I chose this location because they allow pets and I got a great rate. Little did I know, there was a dog show happening in the area and it appeared that everyone else there had dogs as well, so it was a little overwhelming even for me as a pet owner. The grounds are lovely, but the hotel itself is quite old and I wouldn‚??t consider it a four-star hotel. The service was great, the staff was very friendly, and I heard that the restaurants were y... Read more
from Martinsville, Virginia
Submitted on 10-11-2017
My room wasn't ready when i arrived at 4:00 p.m. They were supposed to call when it was ready. They didn't. I had no maid service. When i called for service they said it wasn't available after 5:00 p.m. Not once did they apologize for this total lack of service.