Ratings based on 538 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Omaha, NE

Posted Oct 15, 2014
Pros: Friendly staff and willingness to assist. Liked the phone messages checking on whether we needed anything.
Cons: When I stepped in bathroom, nearly fell. The floor was extremely slick while I had on sports shoes with rubber soles.
Location: Nice location. Did not find a lot to do nearby.
Everything was very clean and there were staff everywhere working. They always spoke.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great Hotel for business or leisure

Posted Sep 28, 2014
Whenever staying in the Virginia Beach, Tidewater area, The Founders Inn is my hotel of choice. The hotel has 5 star amenities at a 3 star price. Excellent restaurant, Spa and pool, as well as beautiful views of the lake, fountain and gardens.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler from UK

Perfect overnight stay following long flight

Posted Sep 28, 2014
Pros: Facilities and location
First stop after a long flight, perfect, great massage and swim in spa, restaurant food very good. Highly recommended.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Petersburg, VA

So-so accommodations

Posted Sep 20, 2014
Mediocre at best. Checkin is slow and the bathrooms could use a facelift.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New York

Great staff!

Posted Sep 8, 2014
I had many great experience with staff members who tried to help and assist me in anyway.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from virginia

Hotel trapped in the 90s.....

Posted Sep 7, 2014
The bathroom was sad and tired, with discolored grout, dinged-up tiles, and too much evidence of dog- anxiety on the inside of the bathroom door (somebody's dog clearly tried to claw his way out). Breakfast buffet in the morning was a tired affair, with unimaginative offerings, bitter coffee and scrambled eggs that tasted weirdly of powder... I'm sure the place was lovely in the 90s, but it now has an air of faded pseudo-glory, propped up with bad brass chandeliers and other worn-out cliches. No need to return to this one.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Florida

Hotel Founders Inn

Posted Sep 3, 2014
The breakfast buffet was excellent and the lobby was impressive as were the grounds. The room air conditioner was slow to cool off the room and the toilet seat was badly chipped and in need of replacement.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Staten Island N.Y.

Thought it would be too fancy.

Posted Aug 31, 2014
Thought it would be too fancy for my wife and I with 3 kids aged 6 to 9. The pool area seemed to be geared towards kids with the pool and water slide. Seemed to be extremely clean and staff was awesome. Although they have a top notch restaurant they didn't have much that my kids liked. Not a big deal because there are more than enough places to dine in the immediate area. Looking forward to possibly going back next year. We always stay in the area enroute to OBX and this was our best stay so far. Might even add a few days to our trip at the Founders Inn.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Aug 25, 2014
Great comfortable room. Beautiful grounds and nice pool. The $9 breakfast buffet was delicious.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Beautiful hotel & grounds - close to amphitheater

Posted Aug 24, 2014
Amazingly beautiful hotel/grounds and unique set up for the price. Staff from the front desk to the housekeeping staff were extremely polite and helpful. Room was comfy and clean. We included breakfast with our stay and it was delicious - mto omelettes and a little bit of anything else you would want. A must stay - especially if you are going to an event at the amphitheater - very close and super short drive. Will definately be staying here again!!! :)