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The Willcox

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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to the Wilcox off and on for many years and it just gets better. The restaurant is probably the best in Aiken, especially the Sunday brunch. When my husband wanted a Ramos gin fizz, the charming female bartender looked up how to make one, gathered the ingredients and Voila! one very happy man. Now I don't... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us for so many years! I am thrilled that your husband was happy with his Ramos gin fizz and that all he has to do is to come see us at The Willcox to get a good one! We appreciate and love our canine guests as well. I am glad that you Jack Russell enjoys... More 

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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most comfortable beds, accommodating staff, wonderful food, great bar...and fabulous spa! I always enjoy The Willcox and highly recommend to anyone traveling in the area or in need of a weekend getaway. It's like going back in time but with every possible convenience!

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Thank Ktravels42
Willcox1898, General Manager at The Willcox, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for your wonderful review! I hope that we will see you again very soon and I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday! Warmest Regards, Tina McCarthy General Manager More 

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room 206 - great large room with the most luxurious sleep King Size bed, ever. Excellent food. Fantastic bar overlooking and part of the front entry lounge. This is horse country with lots of historical racing and wealth from the early to mid 1900's. Very friendly and warm. People watching is great. Be sure to take the Aiken trolley tour... More 

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

Thank you for the kind compliment of understated elegance....it is what we strive for. I have to say that Room 206 is one of my most favorite rooms in the hotel. I am so pleased that you enjoyed it as well! Thanks for staying with us and have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday! Hope to see you again in the very... More 

Albany, New York
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2016

We spent two nights at the Willcox, and I must say the front desk personnel were simply dripping with “southern hospitality”. I was repeatedly address as Mr. Robert, and lost count of the number of times my heart was blessed. Unfortunately, front desk personnel incorrectly identified the Willcox on the map of Aiken given to us, making navigation a bit... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write this review. I am pleased that your heart was blessed many times and that you found our southern hospitality welcoming. We take pride in being a pet friendly hotel; however you are correct, that during your stay we had an extraordinary amount of dogs in-house as we... More 

Augusta, Georgia
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163 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2016

Very well could be the best hotel I've ever stayed in. The ambiance is par excellence, the service impeccable, the food is superb. Our family & friends booked 7 rooms here for a wedding in Aiken, and all were amazed by the Willcox. Just doesn't get any better than this!

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1 Thank Ken M
Willcox1898, General Manager at The Willcox, responded to this review

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I couldn't ask for a finer review. I am so pleased that you, your family, and friends enjoyed your time at The Willcox and in Aiken. I hope to see you again very soon. Warmest Regards, Tina McCarthy General Manager More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2016

This is a small historic hotel in Aiken. I was there a day or two after Hurricane Matthew so things were not as they usually would be in Aiken. I made my reservation at the last minute and I believe I got the last room. The hotel staff from check-in, the spa, the meals was excellent. The feel to the... More 

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

Old World Elegance is quite a compliment to us….Thank you! We appreciate you choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to share your comments about our hotel, our staff, spa, and dining. The feeling of being in someone’s very large home is the exact feeling we want our guests to have. We strive to be the “living... More 

Hickory, North Carolina
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2016

What a friendly, welcoming, warm gem this is! The Wilcox is comfortable and classy. My wife and I stayed in the Roosevelt Suite which is beautifully decorated, has a huge veranda, and is great for entertaining. Our evening meal in the restaurant was delightful. Location of the hotel is in the middle of town so it's convenient to any thing... More 

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

I am delighted that you and your wife were able to stay in The Roosevelt Suite and agree it is wonderful for entertaining. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your evening meal. I hope that you will return again soon and please let me know if I may assist you with any needs. Warmest Regards, Tina McCarthy More 

Atlanta
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2016

Aiken is a beautiful small town with a great heritage all of which is exemplified by The Willcox. This hotel is a throwback to the days when grace, understated elegance, large rooms and great service were the mark of a good establishment. The Wilcox provides all of that and at a very fair price. If you like this type of... More 

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

I couldn’t agree more that Aiken is a beautiful small charming town with wonderful history. I am thrilled that you were able to enjoy Aiken. I can’t thank you enough for the amazing compliments that you gave the hotel….grace, understated elegance, and great service is music to my ears. I hope that you will be able to return in the... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Great history and courteous staff especially the woman who manages breakfast!! But everyone was awesome, the front desk, waitresses and bar tenders! From the original curly pine paneling (very impressive and gorgeous) to the bar, dinners and special room service (flowers and champagne) for my husbands birthday. It was perfect

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

We are very fortunate to have the wonderful staff that we do! I will pass on your kind compliments to them all... they love hearing good reviews. Thank you for celebrating your husband's birthday with us! Hope to see you again soon! Warmest Regards, Tina McCarthy General Manager More 

Jupiter, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

So glad we found this hidden gem a few years ago! It's become on of our favorite stops ever! Staff is like family and feels like it's home away from home! Wonderful in every way😊❗️Food is exceptional and live entertainment several nights a week.

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

Thank you so much for making us your home away from home! We love having you stay with us and please let us know if there is anything we can ever do to make your stay more enjoyable! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. All the best, Tina McCarthy General Manager More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
GreenLeadersGold level
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
The Willcox Restaurant
The Willcox Restaurant
Cuisines: American, Bar, Gastropub
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Willcox

Address: 100 Colleton Avenue SW, Aiken, SC 29801
Location: United States > South Carolina > Aiken
Price Range: $185 - $425 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Willcox 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Ask for one that is not facing the rail-road tracks - even though I never heard a train. I booked at the very last minute.”
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“Ask for a suite.”
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“Probly quieter away from front porch and lobby area.”
 of 5 bubbles BooCoastalCarolinas, Sep 23, 2016 | Read review
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