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“Relaxing get away” 4 of 5 stars
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Sycamore Mineral Springs
1215 Avila Beach Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405   |  
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Ranked #12 of 31 hotels in San Luis Obispo
Los Angeles, CA
Contributor
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Relaxing get away”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

For several years I have enjoyed coming up here for day-trips, to enjoy the spa services and rent the mineral springs tubs for an hour. The grounds are absolutely lovely and tranquil. I love relaxing in the outdoor tubs, which have ample privacy from other people on the walkway, yet the back of the gazebo is open to enjoy the lush greenery, trees and wildlife that grace the hillside. It is magical outside. In the day time, there is a meditative labyrinth made of stones you can walk through, and there are hiking trails that lead over the hillside to the beach, as well as a terrific bike path, all right from the resort.
I have stayed at the resort's inn a few times in a standard room, which comes with its own private mineral springs tub in an enclosed private porch or balcony. However, the rooms are in need of upgrade, as they are a bit old, dated, and basic. For the money, I would prefer a bit more comfort, aesthetic, and luxurious elements...just a few. Maybe the other rooms have been remodeled? I don't know. But it is still a very nice relaxing stay nonetheless. A favorite retreat.

Room Tip: I prefer the standard rooms which are on the top floor, where the decks face up the hillside rather...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Los Osos, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

My wife and I have always come to this place to enjoy the mineral spring hot tubs (we like Rendevous), which you can rent out by the hour . One time we splurged and rented a room for the night in one of their suites. During that time of year (tourist season) it was definitely more expensive but worth it if you have the money. The rooms were nice and came with a hot tub on the back patio, fireplace, and fancy king size bed (I think); perfect for a romantic night. If you do plan on staying you must go the restaurant they have at the hotel becuase the food is the bomb. While not cheap, everything we had was fresh and delicious! They also have a nice selcetion of wines, but the port wine we had with our dessert was the best ever (if only I could remember the name)!

All in all, a great experience. So good, that we have bought several friends and family members a one night stay there. Hope you enjoy!

Room Tip: If you have the money, get one of the suites that has its own spa on the back patio. They are locate...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Grover Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

We had Thanksgiving dinner here last year and it was fantastic. So, with this in mind a friend made reservations for this years Thanksgiving dinner. What a difference a year makes!! Last year there was bread & butter, a relish appetizer plate, a choice of two salads, two entrees, and two desserts to choose from. This year was a fixed menu served family style. What a let down! It was so chintzy! A plate with a small heap of salad in the middle was brought for the four of us; we had to ask for serve ware. Then the heap of turkey on a plate, a single serve bowl with potatoes and dressing was brought and a bowl of green beans, again we had to ask for serve ware. A tiny single serve pitcher of gravy was brought and we had to ask for another. Dessert was four pieces of "special" toast with a couple of spoonfuls of ice cream and whipped cream. We didn't even get pumpkin pie! We will not be returning! We are unhappy locals:(

Room Tip: NA - We are local and did not get rooms.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

We have been to this resort at least three times and would never hesitate to go again. We have rented a standard suite as well as the cottage and all rooms have been immaculate! Favorite feature by far is of course that each room has it's own private tub that pumps in natural hot springs water. Also love the grounds this resort is so beautiful and the location is stellar! A must visit for any couple!!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Best hot spring jacuzzi tub in all guestrooms, not much furniture in the room
very basic but comfortable bed and pillows and patio hot tub with high
fences to keep it private, so you can have fun in the hot mineral spring water
and very basic tub no frilly decoration so plumbing sticking from the tub
so bring your candles and make it romantic.

Room Tip: get a Suite they look much nicer but if you are on a budget the regular room will do just fine.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

This is such a great place. Very relaxing and the springs are awesome. Friendly staff and food is gourmet. A must stay again for Bella. I had a cool wild turkey encounter, over 20 birds in my back yard. Gobble gobble too cute. !

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atascadero, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We are "locals" living about 40 miles away. We have stayed at Sycamore several times and love it. We have stayed here for several anniverseries. It is pretty expensive, but worth it for a romantic get away. We always book a suite because the rooms are so nice. They are large, nicely decorated and very plush. Extra large, extra thick towels. The spas off the rooms are private and very relaxing.

Room Tip: Book a suite, definitely worth it
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sycamore Mineral Springs

Address: 1215 Avila Beach Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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Also Known As:
Sycamore Mineral Springs Hotel San Luis Obispo
Sycamore Springs
Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort
Mineral Resort Springs Sycamore

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