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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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Raleigh
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Canton, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have been discouraged from traveling due to poor hotel experiences from staff and accommodations allow me to introduce you to The Willcox. Passed down to our generation by a time capsule of luxury and opulence. Nothing better than enjoying a glass of wine or two by the fireplace while listening to the piano or jazz music with my... More 

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

Thank you for visiting The Willcox and taking the time to write this wonderful review. Having wine in front of the fire is one of my favorite things to do! The idea of a special menu of a bygone era of the hotel is brilliant!! Thank you for your wonderful suggestion. Looking forward to your return visit. Kindest Regards, Tina... More 

Rockford, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Wilcox for a 2 night package and were very disappointed in the restaurant/bar service. Prior to our dinner reservation, we bought a more expensive glass of Merlot in the bar. We then ordered a bottle of the same wine with our dinner that night, at which time we were told they hadn't carried that wine in... More 

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Willcox1898, Owner at The Willcox, responded to this review

I am writing this letter on behalf of everyone at The Willcox and would like to extend a warm thank you for choosing to stay with us. At The Willcox, we are committed to operating a business that lives up to our standards and exceeds our guest's expectations. This is why your voice and opinion is so important to us.... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stayed when competing in nearby horse trials. This hotel is a return to the service and spirit of yesteryear - in the best, most gracious sense. We were so tired when we arrived but room service was prompt, delicious and our fireplace lit quickly. The continental breakfast is high quality - not a bunch of grocery store yogurts thrown... More 

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

Thank you so much for staying with us and writing your wonderful review. I hope that you did well in your horse trials and will be returning to Aiken for other competitions. We strive to provide hospitality with a sense of grace and spirit so it pleases me to know end to read your review. We are glad that you... More 

Augusta, Georgia
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140 reviews 140 reviews
40 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

We first fell in love with this hotel in the 1980's. It has a sense of grandeur and yet, is small enough to fill like an Inn. The hotel, the nearby library and South Boundary street, made us fall in love with the town. The hotel has had it's ups and downs, but is currently in the hands of owners... More 

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

Grand but intimate, locals and tourist….are music to our ears! We are so glad that you have fallen in love with Aiken and The Willcox. We appreciate you bringing friends along with you. The rocking chairs on the front porch are indeed a wonderful place for a glass of wine and conversation. We strive to make everyone immediately feel like... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

On our way to Charleston for a week of fine dining, we decided to stop for one day and night in Aiken, SC, having heard so much about it. Our first stop was the Aiken Historical Museum--a wonderfully, interesting place. By chance, we had a fabulous guided tour by a docent who was from Ohio, having moved to Aiken 16... More 

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Willcox1898, Owner at The Willcox, responded to this review

I am responding on behalf of everyone at The Willcox and would like to extend a warm thank you for choosing to dine with us. At The Willcox, we are committed to operating a casual and accommodating restaurant that serves only the highest quality food with personalized service. This is why your voice and opinion is so important to us.... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

When I was a child this hotel sat in major disrepair and I thought they were going to demolish it. For a time my friends and I used to play "hide and seek" in the building and then one day it was closed off by a fence. Soon after they started to work on the building and restored it to... More 

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

Thank you so much for staying with us at The Willcox. We are so glad that you were able to revisit some of your “old stomping grounds”. It must have brought back fond memories being in The Willcox. We are so pleased that you were able to enjoy not only the accommodations, but our warm lobby, and excellent restaurant. We... More 

Princeton and Charlottesville
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I had wanted to visit Aiken and the Willcox for years but never had the opportunity until now. After all the build up it would have been natural to be disappointed. But I wasn't--in the slightest. From the exceptionally accommodating and helpful staff, to the charm of the hotel (exterior, lobby, restaurant, guest rooms), to the lovely restaurant where I... More 

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

We are so pleased that you were finally able to visit Aiken and The Willcox. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and we are thrilled that you were not disappointed in anyway. We are looking forward to your return visit; hopefully, in the very near future. Warmest Regards, Tina McCarthy General Manager More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I love The Wilcox! This is old world beautiful Southern Style with exceptional modern technology and service. The rooms are exquisite. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The restaurant is world class. Every time I am in Aiken, you ALWAYS go for cocktails and appetizers or a meal at The Wilcox. I cannot recommend this hotel enough. The spa is... More 

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

Thank you for being such a wonderful ambassador to The Willcox. We are grateful for your kind comments. We are glad that you experience all aspects of the hotel...including the spa. Looking forward to seeing you again very soon. Warmest Regards, Tina McCarthy General Manager More 

Aiken, South Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We actually went for just an appetizer and a drink and to listen to the special music available during the Christmas season and ended up eating at the restaurant for our entire meal and will never regret it. It was truly outstanding ! Our server,Laura, was such a delight and gave us many options to choose from. The food was... More 

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