The Willcox
What We Love

The Willcox, a white-pillared Colonial Revival landmark on the National Historic Register, has been a permanent fixture in the resort town of Aiken, South Carolina since 1898. Starting with the inviting rocking chairs lining its pristine, white-columned front porch, The Willcox represents the casual glamour of a bygone era.

Guest rooms at The Willcox are comfortable retreats luxuriously appointed. All are quiet and sumptuous with high ceilings, crown moldings, and restful, cloud-soft beds blanketed in cool, crisp linen. Most have crackling fireplaces, and each has its own character.  The award winning Restaurant is a local favorite and a must for hotel guests.

Rejuvenation reigns supreme in the full service Salon & Spa. A salt water pool and small exercise room round out the amenities.  A 2,000 acre surrounding park is laced with hiking trails and bridle paths.  Golf and equestrian sports (polo, steeplechase, fox hunting) are available nearby, quaint shops and museums plus, the Thoroughbred Hall of Fame on the grounds of lovely Hopeland Gardens.


100 Colleton Ave SW

Aiken, South Carolina 29801

Phone: (803) 648-1898

Amenities / Features

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  • 28 suites, each with period antiques, high ceilings, deep soaking tubs, featherbeds and pillows
  • All suites & most guest rooms equipped with fireplaces 
  • Continental breakfast served daily
  • Award-winning restaurant serving lunch, dinner, and bites menu daily
  • Private and in-room dining available
  • Lobby bar
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Beautifully landscaped pool
  • Exercise room and bicycles
  • Business center
  • Wireless high-speed internet access
  • 24-hour concierge service
  • Pet-friendly ($75 fee)
  • Live music in the lobby Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings
  • Award-winning salon and spa
  • Sunday brunch
Certifications & Awards
  • #1 Resort Hotel in the South 2016, Travel + Leisure
  • #2 South's Best Hotels 2018, Southern Living
  • #2 Best Resort Hotel in the US 2016, Travel + Leisure
  • #7 Best Hotel in the World 2016, Travel + Leisure
  • "Top 55 Hotels in the World," Conde Nast Traveler, 2013 & 2015 
  • "Top 20 Best Hotels in the USA," Conde Nast Traveler, 2013, 2014, & 2015
  • Executive Chef Regan Browell "Best Chefs in America" 2013, 2014, & 2015
  • Greenleaders GOLD, TripAdvisor, 2014 & 2015
  •  Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, 2014 & 2015
  • "World's Best Hotels," Travel & Leisure 
  • Gold List, "World's Best Hotels," Conde Nast Traveler, 2014
  • "Top 10 Perfect Vacations," Conde Nast Traveler, 2014
  • "Top 15 Business Travel Hotels in the World," Conde Nast Traveler, 2013
  • "Top 50 Hotels in the World," Travel & Leisure
  • "Top 10 Small Lodges in the USA," Travel & Leisure 2012 & 2013
  • "Good Earth Keeping Award," South Carolina Hospitality Association, 2012
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