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The Willcox

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Charleston
Reviewed 19 January 2016

The Willcox is a grand inn with southern graciousness. Friendly staff, quiet location, spacious rooms with A+ bedding. This is a perfect place to stay for an "escape weekend"---exploring historic and friendly Aiken.

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us for your "escape weekend"! We are so pleased that you enjoyed our hotel, our staff, and charming town of Aiken. We hope that you will return soon and often. Kindest Regards, Tina McCarthy General Manager

New Mexico
Reviewed 16 January 2016

The Wilcox hotel in Aiken, South Carolina, is a legend. And sometimes legends fade. The Wilcox has not! Decades after the last Winter Colony stories, the Wilcox continues to provide absolutely top-drawer service to current guests. Plush rooms, plush robes, and nice touches that add a crumble of praline Southern sweetness, are part of every guest room and stay at...

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

Thank you for such a beautifully written review. What an honor to be someone's all-time favorite luxury! I can't think of a greater compliment than to be considered a legend. I am so glad that you appreciate the charm and details of The Willcox. I know that we are very lucky to have such a wonderful staff and not to...

Simpsonville, United States
Reviewed 8 January 2016

After my friend and I spent a girls' day touring and shopping in Aiken, we decided to plan a Christmas getaway here to bring the guys, have dinner and participate in some holiday cheer. We arrived in time to walk to the history museum, Banksia and tour it. We then checked into the hotel where they graciously provided lit fireplaces...

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

Christmas is such a special time in Aiken and at The Willcox! I am so pleased that you and your friends were able to getaway and enjoy the hotel and some holiday cheer. I hope that you will make it a Christmas tradition and return each year! I will make sure that I share your kind comments with our staff....

callawassie island
Reviewed 6 January 2016

This is a 5 star experience. The staff is fantastic, and the facility is outstanding. Don't miss the Dinning Room which maybe the best own the south. The service in both the bar and dinning room was outstanding. The check-in and check-out experience was the best ever. The rooms were 5 star quality. I look forward to our next visit.

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

Thank you for your 5 Star Rating and for sharing your wonderful comments. We are so pleased that you felt that way about all aspects of your experience. We look forward to your return visit, in hopefully the very near future. Kindest Regards, Tina McCarthy General Manager THE WILLCOX

Reviewed 31 December 2015

This was a perfect place to celebrate our 2 year anniversary and Christmas. Kimberly from the front desk was so helpful and kind. She helped me set everything up for us from the horseback riding to the flowers in the room. My girlfriend loved it all. The hotel was historic and charming. The dinner was outstanding and delicious. Katherine from...

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

Thank you so much for choosing to celebrate your 2 year anniversary and Christmas with us! I am so pleased that you loved all aspects of your visit. I will make sure that I share your kind comments with Kimberly and Katherine. I hope that you will make it your special place for each anniversary and Christmas! Please don't hesitate...

Columbia, South Carolina
Reviewed 16 December 2015

I stayed at this lovely hotel recently and thoroughly enjoyed both the room and the wonderful dinner I had in the restaurant - I will be back! The room was huge and comfortable. I didn't notice any instructions on working the fireplace, so I did not use it - I wish I had asked now. Loved the bathroom with huge...

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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 share your comments and write this review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed many aspects of the hotel and your dining experience! (The pate is one of my personal favorites) You make a very good point of grabbing a cup of coffee in the morning without having...

Columbus, OH
Reviewed 9 December 2015

As always, service was great (special thanks to John). The Churchill Suite is definitely our favorite, other than the Roosevelt. Love the breakfast spread each morning. Thanks to everyone there who makes it home away from home. See you in the spring!

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

Thank you for making us your home away from home! We could not receive a nicer compliment. We will make sure that we share with John your wonderful comments about his service. We are looking forward to seeing you this spring! Have a wonderful Holiday Season! Warmest Regards, Tina McCarthy General Manager

Reviewed 28 November 2015

We decided to try the Willcox this visit, and there is no question that we would stay there again. Just wonderful. Luxury bedding, rooms with fireplaces. I WISH I HAD TAKEN A PICTURE OF THE SEWING KIT! Period decor throughout, but still comfortable. The lobby area will draw you in to sit by the fire. And there is also a...

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

We are so happy that you decided to stay with us and can’t wait for you to stay again! We love that you appreciate the many details in the hotel, including the sewing basket. We hope that your return visit will be very soon and that you will experience even more of the services we provided. The poolside fire pit...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2015

We were there for dinner only in the hotel's main restaurant as we were staying with friends in the area. The food & setting were excellent & matched by the wonderful & friendly service. All of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals ( fish of the day & beef dishes) It was a memorable final evening to our visit to Aiken.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so pleased that you and your friends enjoyed your dining experience! We hope that whenever you return to the Aiken area, we will be one of your first stops! Thanks again and Happy Holidays! Tina McCarthy General Manager

Reviewed 15 November 2015

My wife and I just returned from a wonderful stay at the historic and charming Willcox Hotel in beautiful Aiken, SC. We were fortunate enough to be there on Thursday night which is the night each week that the hotel has a small jazz band in the lobby. The music is played at a perfect level and yet can still...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. It makes us so happy to hear the words Southern Charm, cozy elegance, and yes “home away from home”. I will make sure that I share your kind comments with John and Kimberly. We are very fortunate to have such wonderful team members! We are so pleased that you...

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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 Avenue SW, Aiken, SC 29801
Region: United States > South Carolina > Aiken
Price Range: $263 - $604 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Willcox 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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