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The Willcox

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Northbrook, Illinois
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84 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

This may have been the nicest boutique hotel we've ever stayed in. The staff was friendly, the continental breakfasts were excellent, the lobby bar was welcoming and the room was clean and spacious. We stayed in a suite, which was bigger than a small apartment. The pool area was nice - and there were parts that were shaded and parts... More 

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

I love to read reviews that start with Awesome!! Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to write this review. I am so happy that you enjoyed our service, breakfast, lobby bar, and pool. I hope that you will be returning again in the very near future and that you will have time to... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Our sixth month anniversary was made very special by the wonderful staff at the Willcox we stayed in a wonderful room with a balcony it was excellent! We were there for two nights! Everything was wonderful even the pool area which I don't think was officially open! Kimberly and Paulette took incredible care with my arrive and happyiness during my... More 

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

Congratulations on your 6th month anniversary and thank you for choosing to celebrate it with us. Thank you for all of the kind words that you shared about several of our staff members; it makes them very proud when we share the reviews with them. As a general manager, I couldn’t think of a greater compliment than hearing that you... More 

Beaufort, South Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Up in Aiken for a horse show and had the pleasure of staying in this gorgeous hotel. Simply lovely visit! Staff was wonderful and friendly; rooms beautiful and well appointed. Dinner delicious! I can't wait to stay again soon! If you are in the area definitely book a stay. You won't be sorry.

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to write this review. I hope that you did well at the horse show and that you will be competing often and staying with us regularly. I am glad that you had the opportunity to have dinner with us while you were here and your found it... More 

South East
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108 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

With the size of the building pictured and it's history, I expected it to be on sweeping grounds. Not so, it is on a city block almost right downtown with no land to roam around on.But easy walk to some restaurants and shops. My mistake. The parking very convenient and free out front across the street. Lobby rather dark and... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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4 reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Seven of us checked in on Saturday and first met Katie Quackenbush - from the moment we met her we felt like we had been to the Wilcox on a regular basis even though it was our first stay! She treated us with such respect and appreciation for our patronage. She took us to our rooms and made sure we... More 

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

Thank you for a wonderful review! Katie is the newest member of our front desk team and she was over the moon when I shared your review with her. I couldn’t agree with you more that she is wonderful and we are lucky to have her with us. I am so happy that you were able to enjoy many aspects... More 

Richmond Hill, Georgia
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6 reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

From the moment I walked into the hotel I felt total relaxation. They were so hospitable .As a matter of fact I went back the following weekend.Kimberly is an exceptional human being. She takes pride in the history of the hotel.

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

We are so happy that you immediately felt relaxed when you came in the hotel. Thanks for staying with us and for returning the next weekend....that is quite a compliment. We agree that Kimberly is an exceptional human being and we are lucky to have her on our team. We hope to see you again soon and often! Warmest Regards,... More 

Augusta, Georgia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Perfect one night get away. Friendly staff. Lovely room. Highlight was the food. Outstanding dinner and light breakfast. Enjoyed walking through the shops and studios of downtown Aiken for a few hours in the morning.

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

Thanks for staying with us and taking the time to write this review! Perfect is music to our ears! We are glad that you enjoyed dinner, breakfast, and downtown Aiken. We hope that you will be returning again very soon and will be able to stay longer than one night. Kindest Regards, Tina McCarthy General Manager More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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20 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

After a very grueling and stressful month away from home, sleeping mostly in hospital reclining chairs, my wonderful sister ordered me to go to the Wilcox. I knew nothing about the the hotel and was a little surprised at the price compared to other local hotels, but I went. Once I saw it, I realized how much my sister loves... More 

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

We are so thrilled that your sister “ordered” you to come to The Willcox. We are sorry that you had a very grueling stressful month before but we are pleased that we were able to bring you some rest and relaxation. Thank you for the many compliments that you gave us….we truly appreciate them all! We are sorry that you... More 

Aiken, South Carolina
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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

The great: There are many adjectives I could use to describe the Willcox- understated elegance, southern grace, a taste of a bygone era... All would be true, and so much more. The Willcox has a gentle tone that is relaxing and enjoyable not 'in your face'. There is. Lovely pool, grand entry/parlor with seating scattered around. Your quick to get... More 

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

Thank you for being such a loyal customer and for taking the time to write this detailed review. Your input and the input from all of our guests are vitally important to us. We appreciate the many positive comments that you shared about The Willcox and you also bring up some very valid points. We take our customers feedback and... More 

Aiken, South Carolina
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195 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

The Roosevelt Suite provided extreme comfort and relaxation. The suite is two rooms and then the bathroom is yet another large room. This suite has access to the entire front balcony of the hotel, which has rocking chairs for a relaxing evening sunset or morning sunrise. The staff is very friendly and willing to assist at all times. A great... More 

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

Thank you for choosing to celebrate a special birthday with us! Staying in the luxurious Roosevelt Suite is a perfect treat for a birthday celebration. I couldn't agree with you more that relaxing in the rocking chairs on the expansive balcony is quite special. I hope that you don't wait for another birthday to visit us and that you will... More 

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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
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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
  • 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 Avenue SW, Aiken, SC 29801
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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