"Perfect location, less than perfect hotel."
The Aiken Hotel is in the absolute perfect location for this lovely little town. It is in the middle of the downtown district with lots of restaurant, bars and shopping all within one block of travel in any direction. Once you arrive you do not have to get into your car again. However, the physical facilities take away from what would be a great experience. […] The rooms/lobby are getting worn and in need of a remodel. The current management/owners appear to be not replacing worn items as needed and trying to get by as cheap as possible. Example; on day one I reported a toilet tank leaking due to cracks in the old tank, their fix was to drain it and calk it. This is not an approved plumbing practice and does not work. It kept leaking and I reported each day I was in the hotel. After several days they advised they would get around to fixing it when I left. I was at the hotel for 6 days and had to turn the toilet water on each time I needed to use it, then turn it off when I was finished to not flood the room. What a pain that was. Be aware that the least expense room is in an old motel they own across an ally from the hotel. They are upfront about this but the condition will set you back on your heals. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"First time stay"
I thought this location was great. It was right in the heart of downtown. They have three bars/restaurants inside the hotel. The service had a small town charm. The rooms are dated, but it's an old town, so yes that is expected. I thought they were very clean and the beds were really comfortable. It's inexpensive too.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great time in Aiken!"
We enjoyed our visit to Aiken. Aiken is a great place to visit, and this is the best place to stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Extremely comfortable and quaint hotel"
I will definetly return to the Hotel Aiken the next time I'm in the area. The downtown location was very convenient to many resturants and downtown shopping. I would highly recommend the Hotel Aiken to all of my friends and associates.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Enjoyed. Staff was very polite and helpful. Convenient.... right in the heart of Downtown Aiken. Wonderful shops, cafe's, atmosphere. Great place for a quiet getaway at affordable rates.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Heart of downtown but a little run down."
It was okay for it's conveniences to being in the heart of the little downtown area. Near some restaurants and attached to two of the most popular bars in Aiken. The hotel is very old, so it was a little dingy. For a cheap price, what can you expect. So the pictures are a little misleading.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We will not stay there again looks good from outside.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Only staid one night."
Room came with two free drinks, bar was nice had indoor and outdoor seating. Staff was pleasant and helpful. Late check-in. Room and Bed was very comfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel is great but the breakfast should more fitting with the hotels age. A continental was disappointing to say the least. I expected a sit down with a full kitchen breakfast.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very nice place to stay and friendly staff, however, the amount of trash surrounding the building particularly the parking lot was a big turnoff: broken beer bottles, rubber gloves, used q tips.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel, downtown Aiken, SC"
Checked in and staff were very, very nice and accommodating. It was a Tuesday, so not real busy. They told us they upgraded our room to a king. It was very nice and clean on second floor.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice Stay in Aiken"
Old Hotel with charm. Aiken was a one night stay for us on long trip. Very nice staff were accomadating. Free upgrade to larger room for us. Stayed inside the Hotel. Hallway floors a little warped, added to old charm. We enjoyed the clean rooms and updated bedding. Slept great. The town is fun and has nightlife that ends around 9 p.m.. The hotel has […] nice bars with character.Breakfast was very good to start the day. We would stay again. Town is nice and has many trees. Great Short stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Charming with minor quirks"
Hotel is very old but charming. Elevator could only be operated by front desk staff but, for us, that was no problem. Our only complaint would be the room bathrooms and hallways in the main building have no ventilation or cooling systems and were stuffy. We were happy with the drink vouchers for the bar and the complimentary breakfast was as expected. […] Overall a great deal for the money. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very nice service. Quaint.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fun Hotel with great local music in the bar"
Pleasantly surprised by the friendly scene in the hotel bars. Great live music- a pleasant surprise. Room was comfortable and clean - even if the floor was slanted. Breakfast was a disappointment - they didn't keep the buffet hot. Cold eggs! Hotel need updating but I would stay there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
Two bars surround it. They party till 2amGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"In dire need of paint & new carpets"
The lobby, stairways and hallways are extremely run down. The carpet is so worn you can see the carpet backing. I crawled underneath the desk to plug in my laptop & found a thick layer of dust on the baseboards & wall outlets. Thankfully the bathroom looked clean & recently renovated.Genuine Expedia guest review
I didn't feel clean nor safe being in my room OUTSIDE the main hotel.... Men drinking and smoking... It was very dated... Good location if you are interested in touring the area.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Place to Stay"
Located in walking distance to everything, Aiken Hotel offers a great accommodation and a great value. Staff is always helpful and breakfast is good.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice old hotel, close to down town"
The hotel is called the party hotel, three bars, good drinks, food and lots to do. The hotel is older so the elevator is dated back too 1950 where you will needs someone to operate it for you. We used the steps to the third floor every day. The complimentary breakfast was not up to par to other hotels, we found a little place around the comer that had […] multiple coffees and lot of good food. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A real piece of living history...."
How many times can you say you've stayed in 115 year old hotel? It does feel like you are stepping back in time but with modern conveniences. True, the place is not up to high standards as more modern hotels, but truly the ambience of the place is undeniable. The beds were comfortable. The bath sufficient. You had to go to front desk for ice. There […] was no mini fridge in my room.My room had a ceiling fan (blades were dust-free) and a wallmounted HVAC units... I could never get the hang of working the unit but was comfortable nonetheless. There is a working hand operated elevator for the main building, which is worth a try. If you have bad knees or ambulatory problems, you may want to go for the lower level courtyard rooms. It is in the heart of the beautiful city of Aiken, SC. There are several eateries that will deliver (something other than pizza) to your room. I did not eat breakfast there, but did have a sandwich and fries from the Polo Tavern located in the hotel. The fries were to die for, thickly cut from real potatos. I will stay there again and would recommend it to anyone. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Charming Hotel, Great Location!"
Upon first walking in to the hotel I questioned by decision to stay there since it appeared quite old. However, the receptionist was quite friendly, the hotel has three on-site restaurants, and the rooms are nicely updated and modern. What I originally saw as old and out dated is in fact quite charming and feels like you're walking into a piece of history. […] The hotel has kept the original look and feel of the hotel from the entrance to the elevator to the hallways but once you enter your room you're right back to the current time. The location is fantastic and close to quite a few nice restaurants. I was able to walk to the Bowery and Malia's while I was there and highly recommend both establishments. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
classic southern charm,comfortable,well kept in center of town just lovely.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was wonderful and very convenient to my meeting the next morning. The staff was very friendly and I will definitely be staying again on my next visit.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wont go back"
Pictures on wed site are VERY deceiving, not just a little but by a mile. We were very disappointed, room was poorly maintained. Blanks had burn marks all over them, Im glad I brought our own sheets and blanks. This is a place I would not go back to, or send my friends too..Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A+ grade on Location- F on Condition"
The hotel condition definitely trumps the great location. I'll make the driving trade off the next time I stay in the area! In desperate need of a renovation. Courteous service can offset the poor accommodations only so much.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This was a very unique hotel. The elevator, staff, bars were so NEAT!!! I will stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
A little run-down; however, folks were most pleasant and the breakfast was very good.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good to see Aiken again"
I was pleased with the Hotel AikenGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very convenient downtown location makes it easy to walk to shopping and history museums. Rooms were a little tired (well worn, cheaply adorned) so picky folks may not be happy but the staff was friendly and the local restaurants and watering holes accommodating. I enjoyed the college baseball broadcast on the wall of the patio bar.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We had a great stay and no complaints. The staff was friendly and the hotel is well kept while still holding a rich history.Genuine Expedia guest review
I actually grew up in Aiken and know this hotel well. I stayed here because of a family funeral and wanting my own space. I no longer live in Aiken though. The bar on any given night is fairly crowded (that is good) but they really need to do some work to clean up the outside area of the bar. There needs to be a bit more pride about it. The backside […] of the hotel really needs some reconditioning (the bar is partially out back) My room was comfortable and had some work done recently but they forgot to put a new door up, it was very beat up and the veneer was pulling away from it. The hardwoods didn't quite make it to the corner in part of the room as well. The flatscreen TV is nice but a 26" is rather small for the large room. Room could have been a bit cleaner. Found random hairs on the sink (not mine as I have short hair)Price was ok...during an off week you would expect a bit better. Location is perfect for any event downtown. The AM breakfast was ok but some major work really needs to happen in the dining room. It was very hodge podge with random tables placed about. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great value in downtown Aiken. Very close to all the nightlife. Downstairs bar was nice. Overall would return.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"lovely historic hotel"
Charming hotel has lovely lobby. There is a charming antique staff operated elevator with a brass grill. Rooms have nice furniture and comfortable beds and a nice view of a tree lined streetGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Older hotel. Manual elevator. Creaky floors/stairs. Not an emphasis on clean. Great for single business travelers who want to be downtown and don't mind noise.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great value, great location."
Everything was just fine.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great classic hotel"
Stayed one night as I was attending Masters. Hotel is in a perfect spot right in town close to many amenities and restaurants a few steps from hotel. Hotel was built in 1898 and apparently rennovated in 2001. I loved the character of the hotel and the pictures on the walls were amazing - 1934 1st Masters group, hotel from early 30's. One elevator that […] is manually operated all gave charm and character to the hotel. Room was big, well furnished and comfortable. Everyone was very nice, great service and value. Our stay included two free drink coupons (which we gave away) and breakfast - which was decent. They have a few bars in the lobby that play live music on the weekends, so you have to be aware of where you're room is located if you're an early bed person, but I loved the place and would recommend to anyone - not sure if kid friendly, but adults for sure. Great stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This is our second stay and have already booked our stay for a few days in June. I love this location as it is close to great antique shops, downtown stores and great restaurants. Our favorite place to stop is Aiken Brewery. Staff is always helpful and friendly. Room clean and quiet. Great bars on site as well. Definitely recommend. Not fancy but q […] uaint. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Id stay againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
great value for money but we must consider that the hotel is of a certain age and was constructed to cater for customers when values were different.Take everything into account and it is great value for money.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Place to Stay"
Staff is friendly, Rooms are clean and walking distance to many things.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A good value"
I was pleasantly surprised by the value. Hot breakfast was included. Very fast good wi-fi was included. Coupons for free wine and beer in three hotel restaurant watering-holes were provided. Room is a standard hotel room with plenty of space. Extras like microwave, fridge, ironing board, and a real desk with rolling chair were present. Shampoos, soaps, […] and lotions and plenty of linens were presented. Only issue was those people using their free drink coupons got very happy and loud much of the night both nights. It didn't ruin my day or night. Life is life. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great place to stay. Staff very acomidating and you can not beat the location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Always a pleasure to stay here.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A must stay!"
Most excellent experience.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"very dirty hotel"
Place was dirty, garbage not taken out for 3 days until told Peggy. Street people were outside wanting smokes and money. Went to bar and took 10 min. to get a drink. The girl at the breakfast area had her head down sleeping.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Go somewhere else"
Roach, dirty, and very small rooms, with a 1987 elevatorGenuine Expedia guest review
"Within an easy walk of many downtown attractions"
We had a room in the main hotel on the 3rd flr. and we're there mid-week, so noise was not a problem. The hotel has two sections. The main hotel and a motel section next to an outdoor tiki bar, so I can see where noise could be a problem. The main building is old and it shows. The biggest drawback is a tiny elevator that must have a hotel staff operator. […] We were on the third, top, floor and walked up and down. If stairs are tough or if you have a lot of luggage that elevator will be an inconvenience. The room was well kept with high ceilings and a ceiling fan. It also had WiFi. The window had only sheers. No blackout curtain. That turned out to be less of a problem than I thought it would. The staff was friendly but there was only one person on the front desk and they had to work the elevator too. I did not like the included brakfast bar. Paper plates, plastic utensils, very noisy air conditioning unit, etc. If i needed to be downtown I would stay there again, especially now that I know what to expect. I'd stay in the main hotel and I'd pass on the free breakfast in favor of one of the local restaurants. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Had stayed before basically has become a nightclub great if you party not if you sleep.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Noisy at all hours of night, trucks and partying in hotel bar.Genuine Expedia guest review
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