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Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort and Spa
Ranked #9 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 May 2014

With a pool, hiking trail, bike trail, the beach, a pool, wonderful restaurant, and a jacuzzi in every room, this is a spa that is romantic for couples, fun for the family, or a great place to relax and rejuvenate for anyone. The grounds are beautiful. The bridge over the creek leads across the property to the gardens used by the restaurant , and then to the path the can be strolled, run, or biked a short distance to the beach. There are a Yoga classes offered to guests at no additional cost. And a great hiking path starts right at the property and leads to a fantastic view of the pacific. For additional price, there are spa treatments and massages. This is a place that caters to everyone.

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Reviewed 23 May 2014

Great getaway for some couple time! We had a very nice one night stay! The property is beautiful! We really enjoyed walking the trails and the hot tub on our balcony! Looking forward to returning again soon!



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Reviewed 23 May 2014

This is one of our favorite romantic getaways. The rooms are average but having a hot spring water Jacuzzi in an enclosed patio off your room is the best. The rooms need upgrading but they may have been since we stayed there last. The resort's amenities are wonderful and the location is what makes this resort special. A place where you definitely feel close to nature and tranquil. There is a nice walking/bike path that goes down to Avila Beach which is about 2 miles. The restaurant had good food and a nice patio for service outside.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

we discovered this gem of a resort last year and were excited to return for our celebration! We brought our own buicycles and had a great time riding to Avila Beach and Avila Farms. The Meadows suite was amazing but the sulfur water was not as strong as up on the hill which we liked but we enjoyed all, The food is always delicious in the Garden Restaurant. Thank you for a great Time!

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Reviewed 21 May 2014

I took my fiancé here for a birthday staycation. We get punch passes for the hillside tubs and come here often. Love the hillside tubs! The atmosphere is very relaxing and we were very excited to play tourists!

Upon arrival I could hear the outpouring of voices above the Restaraunt. A fraternity of some sort was hosting a party (wait I thought we were at a spa/mineral springs?!). As we walked in for diner the hostess immediately apologized for the noise/situation. The entire room of diners looked miserable. This romantic ambiance and friendly staff was demolished by what sounded like anime sound effects/award announcements and frat skits with drunken whooping and hollering.we decided to make the best of it, sat outside,switched from the table where the bottle of wine we brought was teetering..to the table with a broken heat lamp. But hey we are on a staycation and we are going to have fun! After the third table we were still waiting to learn who our server was so we could get some glasses for our wine. Looked like all servers/chef/hostess was attending to one table of two very upset ladies. Poor staff , these ladies were pissed.

Finally Taylor took over our table. Thank you Taylor! She swooped us up and made us feel at home.

Food was good! Servers were working their butts off trying to keep up with the upstairs crowd and annoyed diners below.

My question is, who approved a fraternity event at such a location. Big turn off for us, I wish they would have notified us when we made reservations for hotel and Restaraunt. Would have chosen a different day!

All in all the outdoor self fill up mineral tub was awesome, food was good but experience was not on the relaxing side.

I hope this was a rare situation and we would be willing to try it again but probably mid week for a calmer experience.


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Reviewed 21 May 2014

My sisters and I reserved the "Girlfriend's Getaway" package and enjoyed it very much. Nice rooms, friendly and attentive staff, good on-site restaurant, with availability of classes and a trip to the Oasis hot tub, not to mention free toiletries, champagne and chocolate. (Only downside was the tub on the deck had a slow leak, so didn't get to stay long in the mineral bath.) Many opportunities for trips to the local wineries, scenic beaches and towns. I would highly recommend this package which offered much for the price.

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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Had a problem to pay with a prepaid gift MasterCard, nevertheless, their official website doesn't limit this. The room was full of mosquitos, etc.
The bottle of drinking water in plastic was $ 2.50. We've never used it,
but they made an attempt to charge us.

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Additional Information about Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort and Spa

Address: 1215 Avila Beach Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-8048
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#11 Family Hotel in San Luis Obispo
Price Range: £127 - £351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort and Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort rests atop hot mineral springs and spans more than 100 acres of forest, hills and meadows on the picturesque Central Coast of California. An authentic California resort, the property features hillside mineral springs hot tubs, a beautiful spa, the Gardens of Avila Restaurant, a labyrinth, private balcony hot tubs, meditation gardens, and wide selection of mind-body classes in our Yoga Dome. Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort -located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles is just a short walk to the ocean and close to award-winning wineries, golf courses, Hearst Castle, Pismo Beach, and San Luis Obispo. Escape to our historic resort voted best Spa and Weekend Getaway on the Central Coast. Experience rustic elegance in a serene and relaxing environment surrounded with the best California has to offer. ... more   less 
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Sycamore Mineral Springs Hotel San Luis Obispo
Sycamore Springs
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