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The Willcox

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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Armada, Michigan, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Old historic hotel/restaurant. Reasonable prices. I had the salmon and it was out of this world delicious. Started with an appetizer of Bonne Bouche (American) date butter, walnut and date crisps; absolutely amazing! Husband had a bowl of the clam chowder which was different than any I've tasted. A bit of a smokey/spicy flavor, another home run. Our meals were... More

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Clarks Hill, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay at The Willcox for our anniversary. Beautiful hotel and very large rooms. We stayed in a standard king room and it was absolutely beautiful. Service was wonderful. The continental breakfast had excellent homemade greek yogurt. My only complaint was that our shower had terrible water pressure. Will definitely come back again.

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

Thank you so much for staying with us on such a special occasion. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the accommodations, service, and staff at the hotel (and of course the greek yogurt)! I appreciate you letting us know about the water pressure in that room and we have our maintenance department resolving the issue. I hope that you... More

Aiken, South Carolina, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by the Willcox this afternoon on a whim for a late brunch. We ate on the front porch area and then had cocktails by the pool afterwards. Had a great brunch, wonderful cocktails and great service! Jeff Krohn, Aiken, SC

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

What a wonderful time of year to enjoy brunch on the porch and cocktails poolside. Thank you for joining us! We are glad that you enjoyed your brunch and hope that you will return very soon! Kindest Regards, Tina McCarthy General Manager More

Aiken, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live in Aiken and have only stayed at the hotel once but it was a lovely experience. This review is in regards to the restaurant and spa - which I visit often. My Mother passed away this past July and my sister and I were having lunch in the restaurant during the funeral week. We had a marvelous waiter,... More

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

Thank you for your very kind review. I am so happy that our staff was able to bring you and your family some joy during a very sad time. I couldn't agree more that we are very lucky to have both Evan and Heather. I will share your kind comments with them. I do feel like The Willcox is a... More

Irvine, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We truly enjoyed every aspect of The Willcox. We went to Aiken to visit our family. I had called and spoken to Sarah numerous times and she was patient and professional every time. It was also Sarah who greeted us at check in and walked us up to our room. The Hitchcock Suite was beautiful; the beds including the pull... More

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

WOW….your review is music to our ears! Thank you for sharing such wonderful detailed feedback from your recent stay with us. We truly appreciate it! We pride ourselves on our wonderful staff and southern hospitality. It is such a pleasure to read how much you enjoyed all aspects of our hotel from the suite accommodations, to the bar, the pool,... More

Orlando, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Talk about southern charm!! We travel a lot and this hotel rates up there with the best! Shopping in downtown Aiken was fabulous as well! Matt in the bar made our trip extra special! He pays attention to details! Highly recommend. Spa was worth the trip!

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

Thank you for your gracious comments! We look forward to seeing you on many future trips to Aiken, SC. I will be sure to share with Matt your wonderful compliments...and we agree his attention to detail is superb! I am glad that you were able to enjoy our wonderful spa and shopping in downtown Aiken. Thanks for staying with us... More

palm coast, fl
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We spent two nights at this wonderful historic inn. Teresa and The entire staff were all very accommodating and pleasant .We got there on a Thursday afternoon to enjoy a cocktail, martini made by JD, eat at the restaurant at the Willcox which was very good and listen to a wonderful jazz band. Our suite was beautiful with a four... More

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

It is always a pleasure to receive a wonderful review from one of our customers. We truly appreciate you choosing to stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to single out a few of our great staff members as it makes their day as well. We are so happy that you enjoyed the hotel and our historic town... More

Beaufort, South Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My new husband and I got home two days ago after spending a spectacular 3 nights at The Willcox. When I called to make the reservations a few months ago, Teresa helped me. She was extremely helpful and answered every question I asked. My then fiance and I were arriving on Thursday and getting married Friday morning at Hopelands Gardens.... More

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

Congratulations on your marriage! Thank you for choosing to stay with us on some of the most important days of your life...we are honored. Hopeland Gardens is such a beautiful place to get married. Teresa is a wonderful guest service agent and we will make sure we pass on your compliments to her. We take great pride in our staff,... More

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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86 reviews 86 reviews
26 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We stopped here while driving thru from Atlanta to Charleston on a whim after reading about it on the Conde Nast Top 100 in the World List and taking note that it was ranked above for example the Peninsula in Chicago. Now let me be clear, it was a pleasant experience but not a Top 100 experience by any means!... More

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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 very disappointed and apologize that we did not fully meet your expectations. You are correct that 2 nights out of the week our lobby is quite vibrant with live entertainment for both our hotel guests and our local clientele. I apologize that... More

Atlanta, GA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We recently spent two nights at the "Willcox" in Aiken, SC. I've wanted to stay there for several and we got an opportunity to visit some friends who just moved to Aiken. The hotel is "fab". We had drinks in the lobby/bar with a piano player Tues. evening. Just a perfect place to meet friends and relax. Our room was... More

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

Thank you very much for your kind words. We are so happy that your friends moved to Aiken and we hope that means many return visits from you. We appreciate you staying with us and look forward to your return. Kindest Regards, Tina McCarthy More

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Address: 100 Colleton Avenue SW, Aiken, SC 29801
Location: United States > South Carolina > Aiken
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 22
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