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The Willcox

#2 of 20 Hotels in Aiken
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100 Colleton Avenue SW, Aiken, SC 29801
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Aiken, SC
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87 reviews 87 reviews
15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not stay here. I live in Aiken and my daughter booked an appointment at the spa for us on Mothers Day. We enjoyed from start to finish, the best spa experience we have ever have! We had the 90 minute relaxation massage and it was worth every penny. The atmosphere is totally relaxing, attractive, and professional. I cannot... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made our reservations for a mid-week stay. The staff was attentive and always available. The dining was a culinary delight. The bar staff was friendly and attentive, with a large pour. We stayed in the Spring, so we did not get a chance to enjoy the massive stone fireplaces. The Willcox has some history... Ask about FDR's stay; or did... More 

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

Thank you so much for your return visit to The Willcox. We are thrilled that you were able to join us again and even stay a few extra days. We are looking forward to your return visit. I am sorry that I didn't have the opportunity to meet you personally, hopefully on your next visit I will have that opportunity.... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful hotel, full of charm. Great lobby, bar as well as porch for socializing. Rooms are huge (309) and offer modern amenties. Came here on a last minute business trip so can not speak so much to the town, but if your in the area. this is the place. Definelty would like to come back some day

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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. We are so happy that your business travels brought you to Aiken and The Willcox. I am glad that you enjoyed our lobby bar and had some porch time! I agree it is a wonderful place to relax, have a cocktail, and socialize....I enjoy it often myself. Hopefully you... More 

London
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found this hotel while looking for somewhere to stay half way between Atlanta and Charleston and I have to say it exceeded expectation. After an eight hour flight and a couple or so hours driving, The Wilcox was just what we needed. A charming, comforatble hotel with a great bar and restaurant and one of the most comfortable beds... More 

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

I am so happy that you found us and that we exceeded your expectations. We indeed are centrally located between 2 wonderful cities and are a perfect "stop-off" point. I am glad that you enjoyed our restaurant, bar, and our wonderful beds! I hope that you will return again soon and have the opportunity to spend more time at The... More 

visalia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I saw a review that said, in so many words, it was a place for the older crowd. Well, if you are looking for a night club or a disco don't bother. The crowd there was congenial, pleasant and just down right comfortable to be with. In fact, a younger couple invited us to join them at their spot (couch/chair... More 

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

Comfy, genteel, old time charm, southern hospitality WOW…we .love to hear these words. Thank you so much for enjoying cocktails in the lobby and taking the time to write this wonderful review. I hope that you will return in the very near future….and I hope to have the opportunity to meet you in person. Warmest Regards, Tina McCarthy General Manager More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I think this hotel is over-rated. Service and staffs are nice, but the rooms are very worn down. The restaurant was good and the bar was very lively, except all the people were about 50 or above. During the weekend they have live bands in the lobby. So there are lots of charming facts but not for younger couples.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I always appreciate our customer feedback. I am disappointed and apologize that we did not fully meet your expectations. I am happy that you felt the restaurant was good and that the hotel had charming aspects to it. We have quite a broad and varied clientele both young and 50+.... More 

Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Went for drinks with 5 friends in February 2015. The building is historic and charming. We sat on a sofa and lounge chairs at a low table in the impressive but comfortable lounge bar and were served excellent cocktails. The atmosphere was really lovely. with a large fireplace aglow, an accomplished pianist entertained and the service was very good. Next... More 

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

Thank you so much for joining us for cocktails in our lobby. We truly consider it our "living room". We are so happy that you were able to enjoy not only our cocktails and ambiance of the hotel, but our pianist as well. Hopefully, you will be back in the very near future and have the opportunity to dine in... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The Willcox is an old grand dame. Luxury accommodations coupled with incredible attention to detail complete with a hot water bottle to enhance you nights sleep. We checked in Easter Sunday and booked one night for our day at the masters. We did not have brunch but it looked and wonderful. We checked in at 2:30 and had planned to... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us on Easter Sunday. I am sure that you will have a lovely day at The Masters! I am so happy that you were able to relax and enjoy the hotel. The hot water bottle is a nice way to end the day. Thank you again and we are looking forward to your return visit.... More 

Columbus, OH
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Loved the Astor suite. Thanks again to all the staff for making it another great weekend. Special thanks to the bar staff - great work. Most of all, we really appreciate the hard work and attention to detail of the front desk staff getting our friend a room on a busy weekend (followed up immediately when they got a cancellation).... More 

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

Thank you again for a return visit. I will make sure that I share your wonderful comments with our staff. We are very proud of our staff and love to share guest feedback with them. We will see you on your return visit and hopefully it will be very soon. Warmest Regards, Tina McCarthy General Manager More 

Raleigh
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Arrived at the end of the day to a charming, very welcoming lobby with a ton of conversation areas. It was a perfect way to start our day the next morning over a great continental breakfast. While we do our fair share of traveling, we don't usually eat dinner in hotels. The fantastic kitchen shop in town highly recommended we... More 

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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 a review. I always appreciate customer feedback and take comments and suggestions seriously. I am glad that you enjoyed parts of your stay; however, I am truly disappointed that we did not meet and exceed your expectations. Since your review The 4 poster bed has been repaired and... More 

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