I had my doubts when we got there on a Friday night and the lobby was packed, restaurant was full, and people were everywhere! We were told we could grab a seat anywhere, outside, in the lobby, in our room and they would bring us our food.
But I quickly realized that the casual, laid back atmosphere is what makes this small hotel so great.
The food was really good, the room was nice, the service was excellent. The pool was small, but amazing because most of the time there was only one or two people there.
Breakfast - they have fresh breads, yummy teas, homemade Greek yogurt to die for. But like most hotels if you get there at the very end of breakfast they are out of a lot of stuff.
Lots of great restaurants within walking distance, downtown a few blocks away. Hotel has bikes that make a fun way to see the area. Horse stables within blocks of the hotel.
I don't think there's enough to do to spend a whole week in Aiken, but for a weekend it is a fun getaway.
Also I had a facial and massage at spa by a girl named Amy, both were great.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Willcox Hotel Aiken