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The Inn at Houndslake

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I had the pleasure of staying at the Inn at Houndslake for several nights after Christmas for a family reunion. The staff was friendly, attentive, and accommodating. We all enjoyed and would highly recommend. Looking forward to my next opportunity to visit!

I’ve visited the Inn many times, and having just returned from Europe, I can’t emphasize how much I appreciate the service, staff and excellent ambiance here! The vertical waffle iron was new for me, and the waffles were an added treat!!! I’ll be back!

a large group of golf women just returned from three days at the Inn at Houndslake, in picturesque Aiken, SC. A family-run small hotel, the amenities are superb. Every staffer was helpful and friendly, sincerely wanting us to have a great visit there. Beautiful rooms overlooking the golf course, free continental breakfast in the hospitality room, and great location to get to other touristy places in Aiken. We got the tip from the Chamber of Commerce in Aiken.

Very helpful and friendly reception upon our arrival. The inn is on a golf course with pretty views. There's a country club pool available to use at no charge for the guests. The room was adequate and comfortable, with a fridge. Breakfast was decent for a continental breakfast, included. The price was right and it was a good value. Cookies and bottled water was there if we wanted...which we did.

My husband and I are traveling with our "elderly" dog, Eddie. We are SO impressed with the Inn at Houndslake in Aiken! After a terrible experience at a chain hotel, we fortunately found this little place in a search. It is beyond wonderful! It's everything that matters... CLEAN, QUIET & COMFORTABLE! The "pet friendly" rooms are only $20 more, but they are CLEAN and in no way can you detect any scent of a previous pet stay. There is a dedicated area close to the pet rooms to take them out for potty time, along with bags for clean up if necessary. The beds are heavenly - so comfortable! Hot coffee and a continental breakfast await in the morning. For the people saying that the "furniture and carpet is dated" let me tell you, I would MUCH rather have clean, older carpet, than filthy new carpet (like we had at our stay prior this one at the chain hotel) If we weren't moving on to a different area, we would happily stay here much longer.

We loved the laid back atmosphere and great staff at Houndslake Everyone was helpful and gave us tips about downtown, history and places to eat. We loved the young lady in the mornings (Ginny) I believe her name was. Great personality and always cheerful. We got a free upgrade because we stayed four nights. We all agreed we would stay there again next spring.

For business, leisure weekend get-away's or week long golf and shopping sprees, the Inn at Houndslake in Aiken, SC is a traveler's find. This 34 room Inn nestles between two fairways of the Houndslake CC, with a peaceful golf course view from almost every room. We recently sold our home in Aiken and needed a temporary "home" until our new house finished construction. We were lucky enough to secure a few weeks at the Inn, and we could not have made a better choice. As an added benefit, the Houndslake Country Club privileges are extended to every guest. That includes dining options, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, 8 tennis courts and 27 holes of golf. The rooms are clean, exceptionally quiet, with a king, queen or two full beds, and a small refrigerator and microwave. Peggy Penland runs a unique Inn, offering a continental breakfast every morning and coffee and cookies every afternoon. Her staff is friendly, courteous and knowledgeable about the surrounding Aiken environs.

We were in Aiken for a family party weekend and chose this Inn (out of several options) because it looked interesting and had a great rate. We were not disappointed in the least. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The Inn is very peaceful with a wonderful pool, a beautiful golf course and magnificent views. We also had several other family members who were staying there and they loved it as much as we did. It is not a modern establishment and that adds to it's charm. The rooms were bright and cheery, very clean and the beds were extremely comfortable with plenty of pillows. The proximity to downtown was awesome. There were plenty of goodies to choose from at breakfast and cookies to come back to in the evening. I know I mentioned the friendly staff in the beginning but I need to mention them again as each and every person from the front desk to housekeeping made us feel like we were very important guests. We definitely will be back!

The Inn is a great place to stay, with helpful staff, quiet surroundings, comfy beds and a great pool. The Inn's proximity to downtown Aiken is spot on as only five minutes, it's far enough to find peace and quiet, but close enough to be near most local activities. This property offers much more than you might think at first glance, with a great pub, atmosphere and full service golf course.

Scheduled a nights stay here based on reviews, where it was on our trip, and the fact we could have our small dog. Upon arrival we were graciously met and a signed our room, one of 6 reserved to house pets with families. The rooms were spacious, maybe somewhat dated, but we appointed with large windows towards the golf course. Beds were Great! My wife appreciated the Bathtub! The accomodations were part of the Country Club. We were welcome to dine at the club house, swim in the pool, or play Tennis. After a restful night, we enjoyed a breakfast of juice and coffee, fruit, bagels and muffins. Our stay was way too short. This would be a great place for a corporate retreat. We will stop here again. Side note, we went into Aiken for the evening and ate at Aiken Brewing Company. A quaint town, a really good brewery, and a fine dinner!

897 Houndslake Dr Aiken SC

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Houndslake, The Inn at Houndslake is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Aiken Mall and within a 10-minute drive of Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum. This 30-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a golf course, and free in-room WiFi.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat.


A flat-screen TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include free local calls, an ironing board, and a desk.

Property features

A golf course, outdoor tennis courts, and free WiFi in public areas are featured at The Inn at Houndslake. There's free parking if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning or laundry, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Other amenities at this golf hotel include a meeting room, a business center, and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Golf View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Studio Suite, 1 King Bed, Golf View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Studio Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Golf View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Golf View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

96.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 91 reviews

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.