The Willcox

At the intersection of kindness and comfort, you’ll find the exquisite Hotel Trundle, a quintessentially Columbia retreat thanks to the support of local artists, craftspeople, and business owners combined with the perfect location.  

With backgrounds in architecture and passions for preservation, Rita Patel and Marcus Munse designed Hotel Trundle as a love letter to South Carolina’s capital city. Wrapped in color, creativity, and charm, the 41-room, the boutique hotel in the heart of Columbia’s Main Street Historic District. Hotel Trundle magnificently unites three historic buildings, each meticulously restored to showcase the beauty of a bygone era through exposed brick, stamped tin ceiling tiles, deep moldings, and customer wood trim. Patel and Munse have rewritten the rules of Southern Hospitality with a unique blend of curated guest experiences and services, good old fashion thoughtfulness, and an eclectic, 20s-era Art Deco style. Here, you can escape the hubbub of modern times and discover the unique beauty of the past, all while still indulging in plenty of contemporary comforts.

A mere thirty minutes from Lake Murray, Hotel Trundle is the perfect weekend getaway, offering a variety of packages from artsy to brewery to classic night out.  

The Willcox was constructed in the late 19th century, and built on its reputation on its atmosphere, impeccable service and excellent cuisine. As grand and graceful as ever, The Willcox continues to provide superb personal service, gracious accommodations, outstanding cuisine and its individual interpretation of the “Aiken lifestyle.” This treasured piece of Aiken’s history is the living room of the community and a second home to out-of-town guests.

Guest rooms at The Willcox are comfortable retreats luxuriously appointed, with an abundance of historic, Southern charm. All are quiet and sumptuous with high ceilings, crown moldings, and restful, cloud-soft beds blanketed in cool crisp linen.

In the heart of Aiken’s Living Room, find The Willcox’s Lobby Bar. For dining, the kitchen enjoys an exceptional reputation built on the creative talents of its chefs. The menu is American, although the Executive draws inspiration from his international travels.

The Willcox Spa is where rejuvenation reigns supreme. Melt away your cares with a wide range of health solutions delivered in serene, fire-lit rooms by expert spa therapists.

The Willcox is just over an hour away from Lake Murray and offers a variety of special experiences. To unwind, for romance, to celebrate a holiday, or to explore Aiken, The Willcox is ready to help enhance your stay in any way possible.

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