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Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Colonial Single- Main Building

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 infant)

Colonial Double Main Building

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 infants)

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Fireplace

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Founders One Bedroom Suite with parlor

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 infant)


Get an overview of this hotelColonial-style Virginia Beach resort near Norfolk

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Near Norfolk, beaches

This colonial-style resort is situated 8 miles from downtown Norfolk, 12 miles from Chesapeake Bay beaches, and 16 miles from the Virginia Beach boardwalk; Colonial Williamsburg is 50 miles away.

Spa, indoor pool

The Flowering Almond Spa offers a full range of treatments and one of the on-site restaurants features an extensive wine list. Founders Inn and Spa also offers an indoor pool and an outdoor pool with a 25-foot waterslide.

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Founders Inn and Spa guestrooms are decorated in southern Colonial style and feature complimentary wireless Internet access and TVs with cable channels. Additional amenities include compact refrigerators and daily housekeeping.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Founders Inn and Spa, with Colonial-style architecture and English gardens, is situated 8 miles from downtown Norfolk and 16 miles from the Virginia Beach boardwalk. The hotel offers an airport shuttle, a free beach shuttle, and an area shuttle (surcharges).

The Flowering Almond Spa offers a variety of spa treatments and massages. A nearby spa tub overlooks the lake. 24-hour fitness facilities include an outdoor pool with waterslide. Two tennis courts are available.

Business facilities include a 24-hour business center, conference center, exhibit space, 18 meeting rooms, and a technology support staff for the 25,000 square feet of meeting space. High-speed Internet access is complimentary throughout hotel. Other hotel amenities include ATM/banking, tour assistance, wedding services, and a garden.

Swan Terrace Restaurant, with dining indoors or on the lakeside terrace, features fresh seafood, a variety of American regional dishes, and an extensive wine list. The Hunt Room, with a pool table and two 36-inch plasma TVs, is another dining option.

Valet and self parking are complimentary.

  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Free beach shuttle 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Health club 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Total number of rooms - 240 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Year Built 1991 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 2323 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3 
  • Spa tub 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Waterslide 
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply) 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Garden 
  • Picnic area 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Conference center 
  • Outdoor tennis courts 2 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 18 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 25000 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Waterslide  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Soundproofed rooms  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave (on request)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Free self parking, Free valet parking

Room Amenities

  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Turndown service 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Climate control 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Soundproofed rooms 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Microwave (on request) 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Hydromassage showerhead 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • Desk 
  • In-room safe 
  • Cable TV service 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Down comforter 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

Swan Terrace Restaurant - Fine dining. Fresh seafood, American regional dishes. Extensive wine list. Open for breakfast and lunch daily. Dinner Tuesdays through Saturdays. Also serves Sunday brunch.

The Hunt Room - Casual dining with a bar. Pool table and plasma TVs. Pub fare. Open for lunch and dinner daily.

Nearby Things to Do

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.

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.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 

Spa Services

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.

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Reflexology 
  • Sports massage 
  • Minimum age to access spa is 13 
  • Number of treatment rooms 5 
  • Outdoor treatment areas 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Braille or raised signage 
  • Accessible parking 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


Pets allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


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We should mention

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 massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Up to 4 children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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