HOTEL AIKEN

HOTEL AIKEN

235 Richland Ave. West, Aiken, SC 29801 United States (USA)
View Map 1-800-230-4134
2.0 Star Downtown Hotel in Aiken County
33.56137 -81.72168
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3.0/ 5

Based on 82 guest reviews

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  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • The Avg. Group Discount is 16.4%!
  • Hotel has 68 rooms
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • 7 suites in hotel
  • Check out time: 12:00pm
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 7.5/10
  • Hotel has 3 meeting rooms

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Room Types

Check Rates 2 Double Beds (Exterior Entry)
Non-Smoking
Check Rates Corporate Rate Exterior Room with 2 Double Beds Fridge Microwave Catv with HBO Hot Breakfast
Non-Smoking
Check Rates Corporate Rate Interior Room with 2 Double Beds Iron Board Catv with HBO Hot Breakfast Hairdryer
Non-Smoking
Check Rates Corporate Rate Interior Room with King Iron Board Catv with HBO Hot Breakfast Hairdryer
Non-Smoking
Check Rates Corporate Rate Interior Room with Queen Iron Board Catv with HBO Hot Breakfast Hairdryer
Non-Smoking
Check Rates Standard Rate Exterior Room with 2 Double Beds Fridge Microwave Catv with HBO Hot Breakfast
Non-Smoking
Check Rates Standard Rate Interior Room with 2 Double Beds Iron Board Catv with HBO Hot Breakfast Hairdryer
Non-Smoking
Check Rates Standard Rate Interior Room with King Iron Board Catv with HBO Hot Breakfast Hairdryer
Non-Smoking
Check Rates Standard Rate Interior Room with Queen Iron Board Catv with HBO Hot Breakfast Hairdryer
Non-Smoking
Check Rates Standard Room 1 King Bed View
Non-Smoking
Check Rates Standard Room 1 Queen Bed View
Non-Smoking
Check Rates Standard Room 2 Double or 2 Queen Beds View
Non-Smoking
Check Rates Suite (Patio View)
Non-Smoking

Local Attractions

Within walking distance: Aiken Visitors Center & Train Museum, Aiken Center for the Arts, Aiken Antique Mall, Aiken Community Playhouse/URS Center for the Performing Arts, Newberry Hall, Rose Hill Estate, City Hall. Other nearby attractions include: Aiken Golf Club, Aiken County Historical Museum, Hopelands Gardens, Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame, Whitney Polo Field, Rye Patch, Palmetto Golf Course, Citizens Park & Sports Complex, University of South Carolina Aiken

Verified Reviews of Hotel Aiken

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Bar in the parking lot provides too much noise all night"
Overall Score1.0/ 5
I spent the weekend at this hotel while attending a horse show in Aiken. It is an older hotel with a historic past, but a new courtyard area (I say "new" as a 1970s style chain motel) hosts an open air bar. The clientele at the bar is not the elegant type of clientele; and the rooms literally open at the bar! So all night long on Friday and Saturday there was drunken noise and bad music. I would never stay here again. If you have no other choice, be sure and ask at the desk or when making a reservation for a room inside the main building as far away from the bad bar as you can get! I spent two late nights and early mornings in this place, and I got no sleep. Very exhausted, glad to be home.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
16-Mar-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Mar 14 to Sun Mar 16 2014 at a $70.00 average nightly rate.

Customer Reviews of Hotel Aiken

3.0 out of 5. Based on 82 guest reviews , Average

Property Description

Why not get away from the “cookie-cutter” hotels for once and give us a try? We are sure you will enjoy the experience! It's all about "location, location, location" and we are THE place to be if you're visiting Aiken! We are centrally located in historic downtown surrounded by the best restaurants, shopping, and nightlife that our town has to offer. We are proud to have the most popular bars in Aiken where the party doesn't stop until 2AM every night of the week. Whether you're in town for leisure or business, if you're looking for a good time, we would love to have you as a guest! If you're looking for a quiet, quaint hotel unfortunately we are not the place for you. We invite you to experience the real Aiken! Come play and stay with us during your next visit to Aiken! Originally built in 1898, the main building of Hotel Aiken has gone through many changes and a series of major and continuous renovations since 2001. With the accent on retaining the historical feel of this landmark building, Hotel Aiken provides all the modern amenities one would expect from a contemporary Hotel, such as free use of wireless internet in all rooms. We also offer more basic accommodations in our exterior corridor Courtyard building, where the rooms are standard, economy motel rooms. Hotel Aiken offers three separate bars for your entertainment! Our main bar, The Polo Tavern, is one of Downtown Aiken’s most popular watering holes. The Tavern has live entertainment on Wednesday through Saturday nights and is open seven days a week. The Tiki Tavern is an outdoor bar on the back patio of the Polo Tavern and is also open seven days a week, weather permitting. Our recently renovated corner bar is called the Cork & Bean at One Hundred Laurens, which offers a more mellow atmosphere featuring designer coffees and delectable desserts. Due to the popularity of all of our hotel bars and our downtown location, it should be noted when making reservations that we are very much a “party hotel ” in Aiken and if you’re looking for a lively, fun and busy venue, especially on weekends, then you should stay with us. Our on site bars are open until 2AM seven nights a week, which makes us quite the popular place to be any night of the week. Please keep this in mind when making your reservations. Located on Richland Avenue, we are the only Hotel in town that is truly in the heart of historic downtown and therefore we are walking distance from all of Aiken’s many other excellent restaurants, bars and stores.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 4:00pm
Check Out: 12:00pm
Year of Last Renovation: 2001
Floors: 3
Rooms: 68
Corridors: Both Interior and Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 68
Handicap Rooms: 1
Suites: 7
Room Windows: Windows Don't Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 3 View Spaces
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.5 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 3.0 Mi
Lounge/Bar Hours: 3pm-2am
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
Individual reservations not cancelled directly through the hotel by 5:00 p.m. local time 3 days prior to scheduled arrival date will be subject to charges for one night stay for each room reserved. Group reservations cancellation policies will be negotiat
Total Taxes: 11.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Food and Beverage Tax: 7.00%
Food and Beverage Service Charge: 20.00%

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
Pets are accepted in our courtyard exterior building ONLY. There is a minimum charge of $45.00 for pets. Pet friendly rooms are accommodated on an availability basis. Pets are not allowed in the main historical building or in public areas of the hotel, such as the inside bar or back patio. We also reserve the right to make additional charges upon guest depature for excessive housekeeping or any damages resulting from a pet.


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Central location
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Fax available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet is Complimentary
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Restaurant
  • Shower
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • TV - Free HBO
  • Travellers cheques accepted

Airport & Shuttle Information

Augusta Regional Airport is located 25 miles from hotel. Columbia Metropolitan Airport is located 50 miles from hotel. Local taxi fees for pick up are $55 from Augusta and $85 from Columbia.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Seasonality and Projections at Hotel Aiken

Rate fluctuations of Hotel Aiken

The chart above shows fluctuations of prices for both group prices and the best individual traveler prices our system could find at the time the group/meeting bid was submitted. The lowest group discount displayed is 23.6% in the month of October 2013 and the highest average individual rate is $76 in the month of November 2013. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Hotel Aiken in a month when rates are lower.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Hotel Aiken

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Hotel Aiken.

Feel free to use the Hotel Aiken meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Aiken event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Polo Tavern Meeting Room 30 x 17 x 10 510 --/-- -- 16 12 16 20 --/-- -- -- --
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Polo Tavern Meeting Room

The Polo Tavern Meeting Room is located in a side room off the tavern which can be closed off for privacy.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
510 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
30 x 17 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
7
Columns:
0
Windows:
1
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$75.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$125.00 USD
Room rental fee is not inclusive of 11% accommodation tax. Room rental fees can be negotiable if guest requires catering. Food & Beverage Service Charge only applicable for catered events.
One Hundred Laurens 80 x 22 x 12 1760 --/-- -- -- -- -- -- --/-- -- 75 --
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One Hundred Laurens

One Hundred Laurens is a cocktail lounge located on the ground floor of the historic building of Hotel Aiken. Full bar available. Booth & table seating. Horseshoe bar with seating and lounge furniture. Bar is separated into 2 areas with a smaller back room where catering tables are usually set up for events.
Room Type:
Restaurant / Lounge
Total Size:
1760 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
80 x 22 x 12 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
8
Columns:
0
Windows:
3
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
Yes
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$75.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$125.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$1200.00 USD
Room rental fee is not inclusive of 11% accommodation tax. Room rental fees can be negotiable if guest requires catering. Food & Beverage Service Charge only applicable for catered events.
Tiki Bar Courtyard 75 x 30 x 0 4000 --/-- -- -- -- -- -- --/-- -- 100 --
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Tiki Bar Courtyard

Tiki Bar Courtyard is located behind our outside patio bar. Bar service from Tiki Bar available with bar seating and handicap accessible ramp. Outdoor wrought iron tables, chairs, & benches. 22 x 22 High Definition projector screen available. Screen usually shows nightly sporting events but has capability to plug in to laptop for slideshows, etc. Small raised stage in back corner available for entertainment or presentations. Seating limited for larger events but space large enough for 150+ guests.
Room Type:
Outdoor Miscellaneous
Total Size:
4000 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
75 x 30 x 0 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
3
Columns:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
Yes
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • Sound System
Evening Rental:
$1200.00 USD
Room rental fee is not inclusive of 11% accommodation tax. Room rental fees can be negotiable if guest requires catering. Food & Beverage Service Charge only applicable for catered events.

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