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The Willcox

100 Colleton Avenue SW, Aiken, SC 29801
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Ranked #1 of 20 hotels in Aiken
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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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 2 weeks ago

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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
23 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I discovered this gem last year with my son and knew I would return. What has been used as a stopover will now become a weekend destination for my friends and I in Atlanta. Just a 3 hour drive away, you are transported into another time and atmosphere of laid back people and beautiful scenery. The best part is The... More

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

We are so happy that you discovered The Willcox. The Willcox and Aiken are a great weekend destination to escape the hustle and bustle of busy Atlanta. The Willcox is warm, romantic, comfortable, and filled with a sense of history that takes you back to a simpler time and we are pleased to hear you appreciate and enjoy that feeling.... More

Aiken, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Willcox is by far one of the best experiences I've had in my travels. It was very clean and extremely comfortable. The staff was so accommodating & friendly they almost felt like family. They took great care of us. I can't say enough good things.

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

Thank you for your review and letting us know of your positive experience at The Willcox. We have many special staff members that play a great part in the Willcox experience. We hope that you will be returning in the very near future. We are looking forward to serving you again. Kindest Regards, Tina McCarthy General Manager More

Pompano Beach, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My friends and I went for 3 days for a friend's 60th birthday. The accommodations were period relative, very clean and extremely comfortable. The staff was so accommodating they almost felt like family. The restaurant was equally as good. They took such good care of us. I honestly couldn't say enough good things to give it justice. It was fantastic... More

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

Thank you for choosing The Willcox to celebrate a 60th birthday with friends. We are pleased to hear that you and your friends enjoyed their visit to The Willcox and Aiken. We are very proud of our staff and their desire to take care of our guests and their needs. In a sense, we are one big family. Thank you... More

Saint Augustine, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This hotel was a one night stopover on our way home from Asheville to St. Augustine. The warm old world style lobby is welcoming with comfy lounge chairs, small friendly bar and even a complimentary tea cart. The bedroom was very spacious, bright and spotless with a white semi-modern bathroom. Our dinner was excellent in the restaurant downstairs. My daughter... More

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

On behalf of our entire team, we thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are so pleased that you and your daughter enjoyed your visit. We are looking forward to your return and hope that it will be very soon. Warmest Regards, Tina McCarthy General Manager More

Cambridge
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Hard to believe the way America was, still exists.... checking in a bit late, with Labrador in hand, my wife and I were treated exceptionally well...gorgeous Queen suite, with all the amenities, and a pillow , water and treats for our beloved Daisy dog...Dinner was first class, as was breakfast the next morning, served by Brenda...Toasted walnut/cranberry bread was hard... More

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Address: 100 Colleton Avenue SW, Aiken, SC 29801
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Aiken
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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No. 32 Best Hotel in The World ~ Travel + Leisure 2012 - The Willcox, a little hotel in a town that is the essence of the new South. Romantic, warm, extraordinarily comfortable and filled with a sense of history that takes you back to simpler times. Gracious, genteel, understated, yet sophisticated and hospitable, The Willcox is the quintessential Southern experience. Come and join us, we would love to share it with you. ... more   less 
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