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Albany, New York
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We spent two nights at the Willcox, and I must say the front desk personnel were simply dripping with “southern hospitality”. I was repeatedly address as Mr. Robert, and lost count of the number of times my heart was blessed. Unfortunately, front desk personnel incorrectly identified the Willcox on the map of Aiken given to us, making navigation a bit...

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Willcox1898, General Manager at The Willcox, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write this review. I am pleased that your heart was blessed many times and that you found our southern hospitality welcoming. We take pride in being a pet friendly hotel; however you are correct, that during your stay we had an extraordinary amount of dogs in-house as we...

Augusta, Georgia
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Very well could be the best hotel I've ever stayed in. The ambiance is par excellence, the service impeccable, the food is superb. Our family & friends booked 7 rooms here for a wedding in Aiken, and all were amazed by the Willcox. Just doesn't get any better than this!

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Willcox1898, General Manager at The Willcox, responded to this review

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I couldn't ask for a finer review. I am so pleased that you, your family, and friends enjoyed your time at The Willcox and in Aiken. I hope to see you again very soon. Warmest Regards, Tina McCarthy General Manager

Wilmington, North Carolina
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a small historic hotel in Aiken. I was there a day or two after Hurricane Matthew so things were not as they usually would be in Aiken. I made my reservation at the last minute and I believe I got the last room. The hotel staff from check-in, the spa, the meals was excellent. The feel to the...

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Willcox1898, General Manager at The Willcox, responded to this review

Old World Elegance is quite a compliment to us….Thank you! We appreciate you choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to share your comments about our hotel, our staff, spa, and dining. The feeling of being in someone’s very large home is the exact feeling we want our guests to have. We strive to be the “living...

Hickory, North Carolina
Reviewed 24 October 2016

What a friendly, welcoming, warm gem this is! The Wilcox is comfortable and classy. My wife and I stayed in the Roosevelt Suite which is beautifully decorated, has a huge veranda, and is great for entertaining. Our evening meal in the restaurant was delightful. Location of the hotel is in the middle of town so it's convenient to any thing...

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Willcox1898, General Manager at The Willcox, responded to this review

I am delighted that you and your wife were able to stay in The Roosevelt Suite and agree it is wonderful for entertaining. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your evening meal. I hope that you will return again soon and please let me know if I may assist you with any needs. Warmest Regards, Tina McCarthy

Atlanta
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Aiken is a beautiful small town with a great heritage all of which is exemplified by The Willcox. This hotel is a throwback to the days when grace, understated elegance, large rooms and great service were the mark of a good establishment. The Wilcox provides all of that and at a very fair price. If you like this type of...

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Willcox1898, General Manager at The Willcox, responded to this review

I couldn’t agree more that Aiken is a beautiful small charming town with wonderful history. I am thrilled that you were able to enjoy Aiken. I can’t thank you enough for the amazing compliments that you gave the hotel….grace, understated elegance, and great service is music to my ears. I hope that you will be able to return in the...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Great history and courteous staff especially the woman who manages breakfast!! But everyone was awesome, the front desk, waitresses and bar tenders! From the original curly pine paneling (very impressive and gorgeous) to the bar, dinners and special room service (flowers and champagne) for my husbands birthday. It was perfect

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Willcox1898, General Manager at The Willcox, responded to this review

We are very fortunate to have the wonderful staff that we do! I will pass on your kind compliments to them all... they love hearing good reviews. Thank you for celebrating your husband's birthday with us! Hope to see you again soon! Warmest Regards, Tina McCarthy General Manager

Jupiter, Florida
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

So glad we found this hidden gem a few years ago! It's become on of our favorite stops ever! Staff is like family and feels like it's home away from home! Wonderful in every way😊❗️Food is exceptional and live entertainment several nights a week.

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Willcox1898, General Manager at The Willcox, responded to this review

Thank you so much for making us your home away from home! We love having you stay with us and please let us know if there is anything we can ever do to make your stay more enjoyable! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. All the best, Tina McCarthy General Manager

Coastal Carolinas
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Everything that one reads about the Willcox is true...old era charm, modern amenities. The bar and sitting areas a comfy and designe to engage in conversation. We saw locals enter and select a space in a sitting area where they ordered not only drinks, but small dinners as well. the hotel boasts of a fine dining room and judging by...

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Willcox1898, General Manager at The Willcox, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for writing this wonderful review. I am so pleased that you were able to enjoy many aspects of the hotel during your 3 day stay and found the hotel comfortable and our dining fine. Rocking on the front porch is a favorite pastime for guests and a great way to end a long...

North Augusta, SC
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

My absolute favorite place for drinks, dinner, dessert or all! The staff is very attentive, the selections of drinks are not to be beaten. Try the Parisian. Have a little bite with your cocktail there are many to choose from. They make you feel as though they are so happy you came in. Whether you are a visitor or a...

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Willcox1898, General Manager at The Willcox, responded to this review

Aaaahhh….our Parisian is a personal favorite! Thank you for a wonderful review. I will share your wonderful comments with our staff. I am delighted we are your favorite place for drinks, dinner, and dessert! Hope to see you soon! Cheers, Tina McCarthy General Manager

Reviewed 13 September 2016

Stopped in just to see this historic hotel's lobby alone and WOW breathtaking. If those walls could talk! All kinds of loungy areas to kick back. Bar is located in the back right corner as well with a bartender eager to attend even to those of 'us' not dressed the part but we had to quench our thirst while gazing....

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Willcox1898, General Manager at The Willcox, responded to this review

It is funny, we often say...."if these walls could talk"! Thanks for stopping by to see us. We can't wait until you can come stay the weekend and we look forward to it! All the best, Tina McCarthy General Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
The Willcox Restaurant
The Willcox Restaurant
Cuisines: American, Bar, Gastropub
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The award-winning, historic Willcox Hotel cultivates a sophisticated, yet informal glamour amidst America's storied thoroughbred country. Cloud soft beds, an intimate Salon & Spa and one of the South's Best Restaurants - All in a setting of Easy Going Elegance. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Willcox

Address: 100 Colleton Ave SW, Aiken, SC 29801-4870
Region: United States > South Carolina > Aiken
Price Range: RM826 - RM1,898 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Willcox 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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Also Known As:
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Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Aiken
#1 Family Hotel in Aiken
#5 Business Hotel in Aiken
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