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“Did not want to leave!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Willcox
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   100 Colleton Avenue SW, Aiken, SC 29801   |  
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Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Aiken
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Greensboro, NC
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Did not want to leave!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

What a wonderful inn! It felt like a big, really nice bed and breakfast vs. a hotel. The lobby was a cozy living room we didn't want to leave. The continental breakfast was exceptional - yummy home-made muffins, yogurt, granola among other items. The rooms were the perfect size with beds that felt like clouds. The staff was helpful, friendly, and accommodating. And the location is perfectly located for the charm of Aiken. My group truly did not want to depart!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank AEGT
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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We stayed here for a Wedding in September, and it was first rate all the way. From service, to the atmosphere/history, to the food, the Wilcox is an amazing spot. The staff was outstanding and accommodating. The history and atmosphere here are worth the price (FDR and Winston Churchill the among past guests). The lounge/lobby has comfortable chairs and couches...it's a perfect spot for a drink and some of the "petites" appetizer menu. Do yourself a favor, get the poutine with crisp fries and gravy. The rooms were very well kept and the bed was very comfortable. The staff really went out of there way to make sure everyone had a great experience!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We stayed at The Willcox while attending an Art Show opening with friends. Everything was outstanding from the room, lobby and dining experience. Staff was very attentive and food/wine was excellent. We would recommend The Willcox to anyone looking for a delightful visit.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We had a wonderful time at The Willcox. The service was excellent, the atmosphere enchanting and the food superb. We met friends there for a weekend in Aiken and all of us were delighted with this small hotel.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

The hotel doesn't have a lot of deluxe hotel amenities . If you want a big pool with bar service , not for you .The pool, work out area , and spa are very tiny . There is no business center . The lobby and restaurant bar areas are small as well . It is however very welcoming and the rooms spacious . The continental breakfast was very good , fresh muffins , cereals ,juices , bagels .The rooms were well maintained each night and the common areas spotless . The rooms might use a bit of updating , but overall a very enjoyable experience . True southern feel , subdued but very hospitable .

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

Beautiful bar, equestrian hangout. But the cocktails are terrible -- really bad Manhattan, no olives for your Martini -- try straight liquor, wine, or beer, and then you'll be happy.

We did not stay at the hotel, only had dinner (excellent food) and drinks.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

A golf partner on a recent trip suggested we visit Aiken and based on the Tripadvisor reviews we decied to book The Willcox. We were not disappointed. The service and staff were fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble to make sure we enjoyed our stay. Good size rooms and comfortable beds. The complimentary breakfast was good and the dinner in the restaurant was excellent. The only suggestion we would have would be to serve drinks out by the pool. The hotel is a very short walk from the centre of town where there is a great atmosphere and lots of good restaurants and bars. We arrived on a Thursday and a local tradition is a jazz band in the hotel bar. A great way to start our visit.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Willcox
Address: 100 Colleton Avenue SW, Aiken, SC 29801
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Aiken
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Aiken
#1 Green Hotel in Aiken
#5 Business Hotel in Aiken
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Willcox 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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 
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