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Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort and Spa

1215 Avila Beach Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Ranked #9 of 31 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013
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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We spent 1 night here on our tour of California. Arrived around 5pm and check-in was smooth. Given the keys to the room and a map as the rooms are spread out on the hillside. You couldn't park at the room so had to carry the bags but in fairness we were asked if we needed help, I just didn't... More 

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Westchester (LA), CA
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11 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

The hot tub reservation process was pretty easy and they didn't need a credit card to reserve, they have checkin in the gift shop, which is geared toward selling wine, refreshments and towel rental ($2) but we brought our own towels and asked for a plastic cup to fill with drinking fntn. water. The $35 fee for 2 people was... More 

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Montrose, CA
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26 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Our weekend trip was a belated anniversary get away. I had heard good things about Sycamore Springs from friends, and they were repeat customers, so I was keen to try it. Overall, the experience was very good. Our queen suite (Elegance) was clean, quiet and comfortable. The hot tub jets did not work and we called the front desk. However,... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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18 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Planned a sister's getaway to celebrate a birthday and we found a groupon for Sycaomore Mineral Springs. With the Gruopon the pricing was ok. Not sure if we would have been happy at full price, but for what we paid we had a great deal. The room was fine, very clean, the outdoor hot tub served it's purpose: hot mineral... More 

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Tampa Bay, Florida
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

I am so surprised by the negative reviews. From the first moment I contacted the resort by telephone until we checked out of our suites, everything was magnificent. I suppose I was incredibly lucky to call when they were offering a special rate on queen spa suites. I booked two for our family of five siblings and 93-year old mother.... More 

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Sacramento, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Let me begin by saying every business should understand and value their customers. Myself and girlfriends checked into the Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort and Spa on Friday for what was to be a celebration of life. The room we stayed in (the Heavenly) was simple, with a hot tub (it was old and filthy, as was the peeled painted decking-I... More 

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SycamoreGuestService, General Manager at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review and the opportunity to publicly respond. Of course, our first objective is to ensure our guests have a wonderful experience. And we always appreciate constructive feedback. I'd simply like to address this response from guests that stayed with us last weekend to provide some perspective. Our hot tub are thoroughly cleaned everyday; however, with... More 

Los Angeles, California
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327 reviews 327 reviews
30 hotel reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

My friends and I reserved a 2 bedroom suite to celebrate my birthday. The total cost for one night was $498. The suite itself was clean and spacious but our fireplace did not work. You think if you pay that much, everything would work right? As for the rooms, they were clean and spacious but nothing extravagant. We had a... More 

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SycamoreGuestService, Manager at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort and Spa, responded to this review

We appreciate your time to write about your experience at our resort. We sincerely regret that your stay with us did not meet your expectations regarding value. We are happy to hear that you appreciated the size and cleanliness of your room. We confirm prior to arrival that every room is in working order. I am sorry that your fireplace... More 

Bakersfield, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I've been to this resort 3 times in the past 6 months - the first time on a romantic getaway, the second on a girlfriends weekend, and the last time as a business retreat and it was WONDERFUL and perfect each time! I loved the service, privacy, location, food, and ambiance. My husband and I enjoyed a beautiful room and... More 

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Solvang, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

The hotel staff are always very friendly and helpful - everyone from the front desk to the wait staff to the groundskeepers. We stayed in the newer West Meadows surrounded by a nature preserve. A hike to the top of the hill worked up our appetites for dinner. A soak in the hot tub topped off the night. A morning... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

I enjoyed my short stay very much. I stayed in the spa suite with a queen bed. The rooms were clean and spacious. The fan in the bathroom was really loud and sounded like a dying hippo but that didnt bother us too much. There were two tvs and a mini fridge. The bed was super comfy! Some hotel beds... More 

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