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Wallingford, Connecticut
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were visiting friends in Aiken and we stopped here for after dinner drinks. Beautiful setting. Comfy chairs all around. Good ,friendly service. Guests were just sitting around talking and laughing. Seemed to be a meeting place. Walking into the building gave me a feeling of being back in time. Elegant.

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South Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice historic Inn with an extremely helpful and friendly staff. Everyone was friendly and very helpful. Our room was large and the bed comfortable. We appreciated the turndown service. Would return again.

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to share your wonderful comments. I am so pleased that you found our staff to be helpful and friendly and I will share your kind words with them. I am glad that you enjoyed your room and our turn-down service. All the best in 2017 and we...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel was well kept. It's staff was nice. We stopped by with family for a few drinks before going home(parents live in Aiken). The bar lounge area was very beautiful. It sat right outside the dining room. All of us had an enjoyable time and the specialty drinks were great. We will be back.

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

Thank you for stopping by to have drinks with us over the holidays. We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed themselves! We look forward to your return visit, and hope that you will have the time to join us for dinner as well. All the best in 2017! Warmest Regards, Tina McCarthy General Manager

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you ever have the chance to stay at the Wilcox, take it. The attention to detail is amazing and you can feel the history throughout. They have also recently added a complimentary breakfast. Delicious!

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

Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your comments! We are thrilled that you appreciate the attention to detail, our history, and our new complimentary cooked to order breakfast daily! We hope to see you again very soon and often! Kindest Regards, Tina McCarthy General Manager

Lapeer, Michigan
Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful old hotel !!! Nicely decorated inside and outside. There is a lovely sitting area around the pool. Perfect place for drinks with friends. The drinks are overpriced but served by a Friendly staff. A great place to visit in Aiken!!!!

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

Thank you for your 5 star review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again very soon. Happy Holidays! Tina McCarthy General Manager

Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed December 13, 2016

We stopped in Aiken and stayed at The Willcox for 2 nights on our way south to Florida for the Thanksgiving holiday. I found out about the hotel in Conde Naste Traveler and decided we HAD to go since it was on the way and I'm so glad we went. From the moment we arrived, we were treated like the...

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

I am so pleased that you decided to stopover and stay with us on the way to Florida. I hope that you will do that each year as you travel for the Thanksgiving Holiday. I will share your kind comments with both Brian and Katie as they are both wonderful staff members. I apologize that we had an issue with...

Aiken, South Carolina
Reviewed December 9, 2016

I regret having to pen this review, because we enjoy the Wilcox Restaurant. The food has always been very good, but not excellent. But the prices are very fair. We had 4 Entrees: 1) Chicken very good, but the veggies were overcooked, 2) Fish Special was very good, 3) Pasta Special was very good, but too spicy for the person...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Our customer feedback is critically important to us. I can’t apologize enough for our faux paux on your wife’s birthday (the server was quite embarrassed as well)! I am glad that you enjoyed portions of your dinner and thank you for your kind comments. I apologize for the portions that...

Summerville, South Carolina
Reviewed December 4, 2016

I chose Aiken for our overnight anniversary trip this year. One of my friends had told me about the Willcox. I was totally impressed by the praise of all the businesses and people in town before we checked in. Our room was beautiful..everything perfect. We had reservations for dinner. Matthew was so nice to us to have our table a...

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us on such a special occasion and congratulations on your anniversary! I am thrilled that you had a wonderful dinner, great service and that you enjoyed the jazz in the lobby. I will pass on your kind words to Matt and Geneva as well. We can't ask for anything better than to recommend...

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
Reviewed November 23, 2016

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...

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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...

Reviewed November 14, 2016 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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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

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family 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
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • 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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