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100 Colleton Ave SW, Aiken, SC 29801-4870
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 20 hotels in Aiken
Travelers' Choice
GreenLeaders Gold level
The award-winning, historic Willcox Hotel cultivates a sophisticated, yet informal glamour amidst America's storied thoroughbred country. Cloud soft beds, an intimate Salon & Spa and one of the South's Best Restaurants - All in a setting of Easy Going Elegance.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
Centrally Located
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MM C wrote a review Sep 5
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Unfortunately, I found hotel a bit dark, in need of a freshening up. Historic but needing some atmosphere and light. The staff were very nice ((except check in), room was generous but extremely noisy, food decent. Best part was pool which no one was even using. And very good precautions for Covid btw.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Avoid front rooms—street noise, valet noise, and guests congregating on front steps.
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Susie H wrote a review Jul 2020
Athens, Georgia5 contributions4 helpful votes
This small town hotel is incredibly unique. It is a combination of old world luxury, charming funkiness, and a feels- like-home appeal. The staff is gracious and obviously making a great effort to work around COVID. The food was inspired and delicious. The manager extended herself to be sure all our comforts were met. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Sleep Quality
Response from Tina McCarthy, General Manager at The Willcox
Responded Jul 17, 2020
Susie, It was so nice to have you with us and to hear that you were comfortable and enjoyed your stay! Our staff is always happy to hear these compliments and I will be sure to pass them along. We are excited to see you in the near future and I will be happy to personally help you with your booking!
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sfinestone wrote a review Jun 2020
Atlanta, Georgia538 contributions130 helpful votes
My wife and I have stayed at The Willcox Inn several times and loved each visit. Although I have previously given it an excellent rating review, our recent visit during Covid-19 causes me to write another review. This place does everything right. The setting is perfect and the ambiance is amazing. Public areas are wonderful; dining is excellent; service is friendly and professional; accommodations perfect. It was as perfect as ever, but this time with added safety precautions everywhere, making us feel very safe. We never saw a staff member without a face mask properly positioned, and it was very hot out. We stayed in the Whitney Suite which was spacious and very nicely appointed, located on the third floor. It appeared and felt clean and was extremely comfortable. There was even a note in the closet telling you when the closet was sanitized that day. Having cocktails in the lounge area is always a highlight, as all parts of the lounge are beautiful. We then moved into the dining room, where tables were spaced in such a way to maximize social distancing. Dinner was outstanding, as always. We started with Caesar salads, then my wife ordered the filet and I had the special hangar steak with onion rings. This was accompanied by a delightful bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape. We finished with ice cream deserts. We were amazed by the way The Willcox has maintained its usual standard of excellence while, at the same time, making a guest feel extremely safe and comfortable during a pandemic. We cannot wait to return.
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Date of stay: June 2020
Room Tip: Upper floors (third floor rather than second) are more quiet.
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Response from Tina McCarthy, General Manager at The Willcox
Responded Jul 17, 2020
Thank you so much for your kind words! The Willcox has adjusted many of our operating procedures to keep our guests and employees safe, it is wonderful to hear this review. We are so glad you enjoyed the restaurant and you were comfortable during your stay! We are excited to welcome you back to The Willcox in the future.
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elandja wrote a review Jun 2020
Apex, North Carolina543 contributions114 helpful votes
Lovely Historic Property I had read about Aiken as a nice place to visit in a few publications. In planning a quick trip, I discovered info about the Willcox and after reading about the history and beauty of the facility along with the precautions they were taking with COVID-19 -- and the saltwater pool didn't hurt -- I decided to book the place. It was a lovely experience. The room was beautiful and well appointed. The service was top notch and everyone was so helpful. The location was ideal -- within easy walking distance to historic downtown. I am so glad we stayed.
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Date of stay: June 2020
Response from Tina McCarthy, General Manager at The Willcox
Responded Jul 17, 2020
The health and safe of our guests and employees are of the utmost importance to us. I am thrilled to hear that our new operating procedures for COVID-19 made you feel safe enough to book a stay with us! I am also glad to hear you enjoyed your room, our amenities, and our proximity to downtown Aiken. We are always looking to provide the best stay for our guests and if you have any ideas for improvement, I welcome the opportunity to speak with you! I can be contacted at 803.648.1898 and would greatly appreciate your time. We look forward to hopefully having you stay with us again in the future.
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GAH wrote a review Jun 2020
South Carolina36 contributions6 helpful votes
I recently stayed at The Willcox, which is only about an hour from my home, in an effort to tiptoe back out into the real world, post quarantine. I stayed twice, over the course of two weeks. It was a great escape, both times. There were little things here and there that were not quite up to expectations, but I think, as the hospitality industry is feeling out how to safely reopen, The Willcox gets a pass. I'll definitely be trying them again, once normalcy resumes, and I'll update my review. I'm looking forward to my return.
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Date of stay: May 2020
Response from Tina McCarthy, General Manager at The Willcox
Responded Jul 17, 2020
Thank you for choosing to stay with us as you ventured out, post quarantine, and that we could provide the escape you were looking for! I am sincerely sorry about the little things that did not meet your expectations and I would welcome the opportunity to speak with you more in detail in regards to your stay. We are always striving to improve, especially now with the changes in operating procedures due to COVID-19. I would greatly appreciate hearing your thoughts and can be reached at 803.648.1898! We hope to see you in the near future to provide a great experience!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Willcox
Which popular attractions are close to The Willcox?
Nearby attractions include Aiken County Historical Museum (0.3 miles), Aiken Center for the Arts (0.2 miles), and Cyndi's Sweet Shoppe (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Willcox?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Willcox?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Willcox?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Willcox?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Willcox?
Conveniently located restaurants include Malia's, The Willcox Restaurant, and Betsy's Round The Corner.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Willcox?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Is The Willcox located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Aiken.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Willcox?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Willcox?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Willcox offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.