World's Best Hotels
Courtesy of The Willcox
No. 32 The Willcox, Aiken, SC
Thanks to that special southern hospitality, The Willcox feels more like a home than a hotel. Flanked by grand white pillars and big oak trees, it oozes Southern charm. The rooms look like you’ve just stepped into Scarlett O’Hara’s house—four-poster beds, fireplaces, and stitched floral pillows. The main activity for Willcox guests is typically horse-related; for more than 100 years, Aiken has served as the training-ground for all things equestrian. After steeple chasing or harness racing, dine on applewood smoked bacon creamed corn and locally grown greens at the restaurant. Would we like to stay at the Willcox? Yes ma’am.
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