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The Willcox

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Aiken, South Carolina
Reviewed 10 July 2016

The Roosevelt Suite provided extreme comfort and relaxation. The suite is two rooms and then the bathroom is yet another large room. This suite has access to the entire front balcony of the hotel, which has rocking chairs for a relaxing evening sunset or morning sunrise. The staff is very friendly and willing to assist at all times. A great...

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

Thank you for choosing to celebrate a special birthday with us! Staying in the luxurious Roosevelt Suite is a perfect treat for a birthday celebration. I couldn't agree with you more that relaxing in the rocking chairs on the expansive balcony is quite special. I hope that you don't wait for another birthday to visit us and that you will...

Reviewed 4 July 2016

We decided to take a weekend "StayCation", as we live in Aiken, SC. We choose the WIlcox hotel based on recommendations, experience with the restaurant staff and quality and history of the hotel. We rented the Rosevelt Suite on the third floor. The room was wonderful. We had a balcony with a beautiful view, 2 fireplaces, a great shower and...

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

Thank you for being such a wonderful customer and choosing to stay with us for your "StayCation". We know that you have dined with us many times and we are thrilled that you were able to experience The Roosevelt Suite in all of its glory, as well as our spa! Your wonderful comments have been shared with our staff. Hope...

Columbus, OH
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Another great time. I can't say enough about the staff, the bar (and bar staff), and the rooms. The Roosevelt is always a pleasure. We brought friends with us this time and all their rooms were also great (big love for the Churchill Suite as well). Breakfast is always nice, and just hanging out in the lobby/bar in the evenings...

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

We are thrilled that you brought friends with you on this visit and that they enjoyed themselves as well. Thank you for your wonderful review and looking forward to your return this fall! All the best, Tina McCarthy General Manager

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Reviewed 30 June 2016

The Willcox Inn is an ideal place to stay in "horsey" Aiken, SC. On the National Historic Register, the inn is steeped in history with famous Winter Colony guests that included Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Harold Vanderbilt, and the like. Old photos and horse pictures are everywhere, and the elegant and gracious inn pays due homage to Aiken's great tradition...

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

Thank you for staying with us and for so appreciating the historical aspects of The Willcox. The fascinating history of The Willcox and Aiken make it such a special place. I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit and I hope that when you return you will be able to enjoy the spa as well. I will pass on...

Southern Pines, United States
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful hotel. The lobby is cozy and elegant. The rooms are so lovely totally comfortable and elegant in old world style with modern touches. The restaurant was amazing! Just loved it. Great saltwater pool, close to the historic downtown and if you like golf Aiken golf club is s must!

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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 a 5 star review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit. We love to hear cozy & elegant, old style & modern touches as wonderful descriptions of the Willcox experience! We hope that you will return in the very near future. The fall is a...

Aiken, South Carolina
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed here recently with my husband and daughter and was amazed by the beauty and history of this hotel. We had reservations at the hotel and restaurant and weren't disappointed by either. We had the pleasure of speaking with Katie when she escorted us up to our room like royalty!!! Our room was beyond expectations and our favorite part was...

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

I love to read a review that starts with Wonderful Experience! I am so pleased that you, your husband, and your daughter enjoyed the Willcox Experience. I will make sure that I share your kind comments with Katie….she is new to our team and we are happy to have her. “The best sleep in a hotel ever” is music to...

Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Historical element for our stay. Complementary breakfast with charm as well as a fun pool my younger children played in and a day spa filled with talented massage therapist as well as facials. My oldest daughter even worked out in the exercise room. The decorations were classic hunt country style.

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

Thank you for a 5 star review! I am thrilled that you and your children enjoyed your visit. It is always makes me smile to see children playing in our pool. I am glad that your older daughter enjoyed her work out and that you were able to enjoy a variety of spa services. Hope to be seeing you all...

Reviewed 7 June 2016

My husband and I took a one night getaway to the Willcox last weekend, and it far exceeded all of our expectations. Our room was huge and beautifully appointed, with a fireplace, massive four poster bed and beautiful decor. The bathroom had the most fabulous soaking tub and perfect water pressure. We had massages in the spa, and both were...

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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 such a wonderful review. I hope that you and your husband will make The Willcox your “getaway” place to be! I am so pleased that you were able to enjoy many aspects of the hotel including our wonderful restaurant and spa. Looking forward to personally meeting you...

madison wi
Reviewed 6 June 2016

first visit to Aiken SC. Went in late May. Not too much for entertainment yet. The polo matches started in June. Main street has a few stores that offer equestrian supplies as well as coffee etc. Stayed at the Willcox Hotel. Beautiful old hotel. Staff was so friendly and the room was very comfortable. Wonderful restaurant on site.Would recommend coming...

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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 19 May 2016

This was an absolutely beautiful hotel, found in the middle of this lovely country town. The people could not have been more friendly and helpful. Lots of little amenities in our suite. Warm, inviting atmosphere. The dining staff were just as attentive, and the food was perfect. Not used to getting such personal attention anywhere. Can't wait to go back.

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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 wonderful review. I will make sure that I pass on to our chef that the food was perfect! I am also thrilled that you appreciated the warm friendly atmosphere and the personal attentive service that we offer. Can't wait until your return visit and hopefully it will...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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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 Centre 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
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  • 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 Centre 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 Ave SW, Aiken, SC 29801-4870
Region: United States > South Carolina > Aiken
Price Range: $243 - $558 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Willcox 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Also Known As:
The Willcox Hotel Aiken
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Aiken
#1 Family Hotel in Aiken
#5 Business Hotel in Aiken
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