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The Willcox

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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

Aiken, South Carolina
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I had previously written a review of the restaurant at the Willcox Hotel in Aiken, SC. I had said that it was overpriced and that one was paying for the atmosphere. Well, my wife and I have been to dinner at the Willcox many times since and have found a remarkable improvement. Compared to other restaurants in the area, I...

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 12 September 2016

As other reviewers have mentioned, we also stopped at the Willcox in Aiken since it was rated so highly by Travel and Leisure magazine. We found it charming, quaint, and exactly as described in its own literature. Our room was lovely with a giant four-poster bed full of pillows. The staff members whom we interacted with managed to be friendly,...

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Glen Head, New York
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Let me preface this review with the fact that I don't think I would be writing the same review if Travel and Leisure had not chosen this hotel as a top ten hotel in the world. If I had just walked in, I would have probably found it quaint and with some charm. BUT I read the T&L reviews and...

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for writing this review. It is disheartening for me to read a review that starts with “a bit disappointing”. I apologize profusely that we did not meet and exceed your expectations. We are a small boutique hotel that at times does not have a bellman available and again I apologize for...

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 September 2016

This is a very charming historic inn with very polite and supportive staff. We stayed in Room 311 and it was clean and comfortable - with a plush, soft queen bed, 2 comfortable side chairs, desk with chair and convenient power outlets, nice flat-screen TV with reasonable selection of channels, small fridge in bed side table, free safe in closet,...

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

Thank you for staying with us and thank you for writing this review. Our customer feedback is vitally important to us. I am pleased that you found our historic inn charming, our rooms comfortable and our staff polite and helpful. We pride ourselves on our customer service and our southern hospitality. I appreciate your comments on our breakfast and beginning...

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Reviewed 20 August 2016

I had never heard of the Willcox until Travel and Leisure magazine named it one of the 10 best hotels IN THE WORLD recently. I couldn't believe that such a magnificent place was in reasonable driving distance from my home, so on a recent trip to Atlanta, I decided to drive through Aiken and to stay at the Willcox. I...

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

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write this detailed review. We always appreciate our customer feedback and can assure you we take them to heart. We apologized that you were disappointed in many things about your stay. We want all of our customers to think highly of us, enjoy their stay, and want to return...

Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed at this boutique hotel August 12 - 14. The hospitality was wonderful, the staff attentive and personable. The location is convenient to shopping and restaurants, although the food and drinks at The Willcox make it difficult to search for other gastronomic fare. The beds make one want to sleep all day, and the deep soaking tubs make one...

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

Thank you for staying with us and for writing such a wonderful review. It is such a great compliment to hear the words attentive and personable when it comes to describing our staff. I will make sure that I pass on your compliments to Kimberly and Katie and I agree, we are lucky to have them as part of our...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
GreenLeadersGold level
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
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible 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
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • 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: RM823 - RM1,891 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Willcox 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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“Probly quieter away from front porch and lobby area.”
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