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The Willcox

#3 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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jacksonville, fl
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My wife and I recently spent one night at the Willcox. It is charming from the outside and has a comfortable lobby for sitting and having a drink. The rooms are quaint and in need of refurbishing, especially the bathroom. We had dinner at the hotel, which was above average and very good service, but we were surprised that the... More 

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Willcox and thank you for sharing your feedback from your stay. Your input and the input from all of our guests are vitally important to us. We appreciate the positive comments about the restaurant and the charm of our historic hotel. We are in the process of indeed updating several... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Visiting friends and ended up at the Willcox! Was a wonderful splurge! My husband had to cancel at the last minute so traveling alone could have been uncomfortable. The staff was exceptional! Sarah at reception answered every question and made me feel at home and comfortable. We enjoyed the restaurant the first night with local friends and I booked some... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review of The Willcox. We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and experienced many aspects of the hotel. We take great pride in making people "feel at home" with personal service and our attention to detail. We are sorry that your husband was not able to join you but look forward to welcoming... More 

Aiken, South Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We had our son's wedding rehearsal dinner at The Willcox Inn on May 30, 2014. Amanda Slayden, the catering director, and the rest of the staff did a superb job. Everyone was very professional, well organized, and very accommodating. The facility and the food were amazing. Amanda Slayden was amazing to work with. From day one of planning this event... More 

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

Thank you for choosing The Willcox for such a special occasion. We are delighted that you and your family were so pleased with our staff, food, and accommodations. We take great pride in our service, food, and historic hotel. We will definitely pass on your wonderful comments to our staff. Should you have another special event, want a nice dinner... More 

Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is not only the most charming hotel in Aiken, but it is one of the most charming hotels in the world. It is an absolute step back into the genteel world of the 'old South'. You are made to feel welcome from your first step onto the perfect verandah. If in winter, then there will be a cozy fire... More 

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Great ambiance, study in understatement. My favorite cocktail was made to perfection. The definition of the genteel old South. We had a gracious hostess who put us up in a friend's rental home, but if ever I require lodging in Aiken it will be the historic Wilcox!

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Greenwich, CT
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

We were very well treated at the Willcox, and although there was confusion with someone of the same name checking into our room, we were given a lovely suite (an upgrade) without their missing a beat. The decor is comfortable, but perhaps a little confusing with the variety of different chairs which are around the lobby and halls-- it wasn't... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Beautiful place to visit. The rooms are very nice and comfortable, the service was very good. We had dinner in the hotel restaurant and I really enjoyed the food and the ambience. In the morning I run and in the local park and it was great. Highly recommended !

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Two girlfriends and I have just returned from a lovely overnight stay at the gracious, historic Willcox. We plan to return. We whiled away a rainy Friday afternoon and evening in the welcoming lobby. Cushy couches, over-sized chairs and game tables (there are plenty of puzzles and board games) invite you to linger. A tiny corner bar -- with one... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We just got back from our 7th or 8th stay at the Willcox and we already want to go back. If you need a break from the kids I highly recommend you stay one night if not a weekend at the Willcox. If it's Fall or Winter get a room with a fireplace and in the spring or summer try... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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106 reviews 106 reviews
32 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

This lovely property in the heart of Aiken, South Carolina is well-prepared for the discerning guest. From arrival to departure, this Inn is pleasing. The staff is very personable, the guest room is inviting, the dining staff is very attentive and the evening meal was delicious. With my preference being a full, gourmet breakfast, the continental fare did not meet... More 

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