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The Willcox

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Coastal Carolinas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything that one reads about the Willcox is true...old era charm, modern amenities. The bar and sitting areas a comfy and designe to engage in conversation. We saw locals enter and select a space in a sitting area where they ordered not only drinks, but small dinners as well. the hotel boasts of a fine dining room and judging by... More 

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North Augusta, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My absolute favorite place for drinks, dinner, dessert or all! The staff is very attentive, the selections of drinks are not to be beaten. Try the Parisian. Have a little bite with your cocktail there are many to choose from. They make you feel as though they are so happy you came in. Whether you are a visitor or a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in just to see this historic hotel's lobby alone and WOW breathtaking. If those walls could talk! All kinds of loungy areas to kick back. Bar is located in the back right corner as well with a bartender eager to attend even to those of 'us' not dressed the part but we had to quench our thirst while gazing.... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had previously written a review of the restaurant at the Willcox Hotel in Aiken, SC. I had said that it was overpriced and that one was paying for the atmosphere. Well, my wife and I have been to dinner at the Willcox many times since and have found a remarkable improvement. Compared to other restaurants in the area, I... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As other reviewers have mentioned, we also stopped at the Willcox in Aiken since it was rated so highly by Travel and Leisure magazine. We found it charming, quaint, and exactly as described in its own literature. Our room was lovely with a giant four-poster bed full of pillows. The staff members whom we interacted with managed to be friendly,... More 

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Glen Head, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me preface this review with the fact that I don't think I would be writing the same review if Travel and Leisure had not chosen this hotel as a top ten hotel in the world. If I had just walked in, I would have probably found it quaint and with some charm. BUT I read the T&L reviews and... More 

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for writing this review. It is disheartening for me to read a review that starts with “a bit disappointing”. I apologize profusely that we did not meet and exceed your expectations. We are a small boutique hotel that at times does not have a bellman available and again I apologize for... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very charming historic inn with very polite and supportive staff. We stayed in Room 311 and it was clean and comfortable - with a plush, soft queen bed, 2 comfortable side chairs, desk with chair and convenient power outlets, nice flat-screen TV with reasonable selection of channels, small fridge in bed side table, free safe in closet,... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us and thank you for writing this review. Our customer feedback is vitally important to us. I am pleased that you found our historic inn charming, our rooms comfortable and our staff polite and helpful. We pride ourselves on our customer service and our southern hospitality. I appreciate your comments on our breakfast and beginning... More 

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49 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

I had never heard of the Willcox until Travel and Leisure magazine named it one of the 10 best hotels IN THE WORLD recently. I couldn't believe that such a magnificent place was in reasonable driving distance from my home, so on a recent trip to Atlanta, I decided to drive through Aiken and to stay at the Willcox. I... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write this detailed review. We always appreciate our customer feedback and can assure you we take them to heart. We apologized that you were disappointed in many things about your stay. We want all of our customers to think highly of us, enjoy their stay, and want to return... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

I stayed at this boutique hotel August 12 - 14. The hospitality was wonderful, the staff attentive and personable. The location is convenient to shopping and restaurants, although the food and drinks at The Willcox make it difficult to search for other gastronomic fare. The beds make one want to sleep all day, and the deep soaking tubs make one... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us and for writing such a wonderful review. It is such a great compliment to hear the words attentive and personable when it comes to describing our staff. I will make sure that I pass on your compliments to Kimberly and Katie and I agree, we are lucky to have them as part of our... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

We had the best getaway weekend at the Willcox! The service is impeccable and the staff is so friendly. The restaurant is wonderful and brunch is a MUST! The pool is very relaxing and you are only a short walk to downtown shops. We took a cocktail making class with Mike and learned how to make delicious drinks (cocktails and... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed your cocktail class, our restaurant, spa, and pool! I will pass on your kind compliments to our staff as well. I am even more thrilled that you now have an extended family at The Willcox and I hope that you will be visiting... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • 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 Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • 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 Ave SW, Aiken, SC 29801-4870
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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