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The Willcox

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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 22 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...

Lexington, South Carolina
Reviewed 23 October 2015

We were looking for a nice hotel to get away for a "girls weekend" close to home. The Willcox and the town of Aiken fit the bill perfectly! The hotel apparently is rated a top hotel in recognized travel magazines, which initially caught my eye, and the hotel was relatively close to home. We usually go to Charlotte which is...

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

Thank you so much for staying with us and taking the time to write a review. I am pleased that you found some items at the hotel outstanding, and that you were pleased with our friendly staff and service. I will make sure that Matt and Crayton get your kind comments. I am disappointed that we did not receive an...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 20 October 2015

As many times as I have had the pleasure of staying at the The Willcox, this last visit topped them all. From the moment that I arrive, to the moment that I leave, it's first class all the way...always. One will never be disappointed with the comfortable rooms with dreamy beds, the Spa services, or the warmth of the staff....

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

Thank you for continuing to be such a loyal customer. I really appreciate you staying with us and taking the time to share your comments on The Willcox and our staff! I am so pleased that you enjoy The Willcox experience and can’t wait for your return visit. Please let me know if I may ever be of any assistance...

Georgia
Reviewed 20 October 2015

The Willcox is a beautiful property that is not only luxurious but oh-so-comfortable. Falling into bed is like falling into truck-load of soft, feathery pillows. The bathrooms are big and roomy with tons of counter space, which every high maintenance lady will love. The wait staff in the restaurant - particularly Chris - went over and above for our small...

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

Thank you so much for your 5 star review! I love to hear luxurious and comfortable in the same sentence, it is music to my ears. I will pass on your kind words to Chris and our kitchen staff about your dining experience. I am so happy that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay. I truly hope that you...

Charleston,SC
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Just returned yesterday from a two night stay. I live in Charleston and my girlfriend lives in Columbia. Perfect place for a girls weekend away. Check in was quick and easy. Beautiful lobby with two wood burning fireplaces. They don't light them until the day time temperatures are in the 50's. We had trouble getting into our room and someone...

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

Thank you for choosing The Willcox for your girlfriend’s getaway. We are the perfect meeting point between Columbia and Charleston and we hope that you will return often. I am glad that “yall” were able to enjoy many aspects of the hotel including our dining room and our charming town of Aiken. Thank you for your comments regarding the turn...

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 24 September 2015

My dear friend and I were trying to find a meeting place between Atlanta and Charleston (via Charlotte). Aiken came up on our radar. We reserved a suite at The Willcox settled on both Aiken and The Willcox. WOW! What a wonderful surprise we found. The building is quaint and the location is tremendous - within walking distance of town...

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so pleased that you found Aiken and The Willcox. We are a perfect meeting spot between Atlanta and Charleston and we hope that you will visit often. We are glad that you were able to dine with us and enjoy our bar and lobby area as well. We will make...

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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: £147 - £339 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Willcox 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Also Known As:
The Willcox Hotel Aiken
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Aiken
#1 Family Hotel in Aiken
#5 Business Hotel in Aiken
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