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Our guests enjoy first-class service, gracious accommodations, excellent cuisine and the magic of historic Aiken, South Carolina — unforgettable experiences that have won The Willcox local, state and national recognition. Awards include:


Top 50 Best Hotel in the World — Travel and Leisure Magazine

Top 14 Best Business Hotel in the World — Conde Nast Traveler Magazine

Top 100 Hotel in the World — Conde Nast Traveler Magazine

Top 25 Hotel in the USA — Conde Nast Traveler Magazine

Top 50 Small Hotel in the USA — Conde Nast Traveler Magazine

Top 5 American Inn — Travel and Leisure Magazine 

No. 22 Hotel in the South — Conde Naste Traveler Magazine

No. 3 Inn and Small Lodge in the Continental U.S. — Travel and Leisure Magazine

No. 7 Inn and Small Lodge in the Continental U.S. — Travel and Leisure Magazine

Top 16 Spa in the U.S. — Conde Naste Traveler Magazine

2014 Award of Excellence — Wine Spectator

Best Wait Staff (Zac Hoisington) — Aiken Standard

Aiken’s Best Place to See and Be Seen During Happy Hour — Augusta Magazine and Aiken Standard

Best Racehorse Name in Aiken — Augusta Magazine

Aiken’s Best Original Creation Cocktail, The Parisian — Augusta Magazine

Aiken’s Best Place to Party on New Year’s Eve — Augusta Magazine

Best Local Brunch — Aiken Standard

Best Local Hotel — Aiken Standard

Best Nail Salon — Aiken Standard

Best Massage Therapist (Amy Wilson) — Aiken Standard

Gold Status Designation — Trip Advisor's Green Leader's Program

Good Earth Keeping Award — South Carolina Hospitality Association 

Certified as a Sustainable Seafood Restaurant  — S.C. Sustainable Seafood Initiative

South Carolina Smart Business Recycling Program — South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and the South Carolina Department of Commerce

Certificate of Appreciation —  Aiken Young Professionals and Aiken Chamber of Commerce

Exemplary Patriotism in Displaying the American Flag — Sons of the American Revolution, Henry Laurens Chapter

2012 Stewardship Award for Outstanding Upkeep of a Key Historic Property — Historic Aiken Foundation 

Three Palmetto Certification for The Willcox and The Restaurant — South Carolina Green Hospitality Alliance

Featured in “1,000 Places to See Before You Die,” written by Patricia Schultz and updated in 2011 (p. 376, South Carolina’s Thoroughbred Country)