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Carpinteria
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great to have private hot tub. We saw very few people during our visit. Room is small and very ordinary. Thought we were getting a queen bed but got a twin instead. Still overall we enjoy staying here. Grounds are beautiful and Avila Beach is nearby.

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

Thanks for letting us know that your enjoyed your stay. I'm a bit perplexed however, that you had a twin bed. We only have twins in a very few rooms, and those are used for doubles; that is, for guests that need to separate beds. The only time a couple would get a double bed room is if we were...

Los Angeles
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love Sycamore for a quick and easy getaway from L.A. Beautiful location, wonderful staff and there's nothing better than enjoying your own private mineral bath for the evening! We'll definitely be back soon :)

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

I wish more people would realize, like you do, that it is an easy getaway from L.A. to Sycamore. Thank you for telling us about our wonderful staff--I'll make sure to tell them. Please do visit again soon.

Orange
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I really had no idea what to expect when we planned a last minute anniversary getaway. We didn't even know the beach was a short bike ride away! We enjoyed the hiking, the beach, bike riding, the pool, wine tasting, delicious food and of course our own private spa and the amazing facial/massages. We are already planning...

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

Gosh, can I use your sparkling headline? The Best of Every World." That's perfect. Wow, you got to do so much while you were here. If I can be of any assistance, especially before your upcoming trip on Labor Day, please contact me directly if I can be of assistance.

Ventura
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can be as active or not per your intention. It's great either way. Enjoy! The suite was amazing. Excellent food in restaurant. So many options for activity, things to do, or just relaxing. Thank you!

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

Your succinct review was outstanding. We appreciate you letting us know how much you enjoyed everything. Please do return very soon. Thank you.

Los Angeles
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was actually super disappointed. Our room didn't have working heat, was dark and old looking, and overall not very scenic. We were excited for a romantic getaway and the walls were paper thin. Our window even fell off when we were trying to close it in the bathroom. The spa area and staff were very friendly, but I feel...

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

I'm very sorry you didn't have the experience you expected. I can't imagine why you didn't have heat. I've already asked my maintenance team to look into this. I think you stayed in our historic standard mineral spring room. We've completely renovated our one-bedroom spa suites, and are planning on completely renovating our standards rooms as well. Please contact me,...

Redlands, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort was a wonderful rustic place for relaxation, the staff was very pleasant and professional. Very clean and comfortable. On site Resturant breakfast was very very good. Pool bottom needs painting

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

Your characterization that Sycamore is a "wonderful rustic place for relaxation" was wonderful! So glad you enjoyed our Gardens of Avila Restaurant. You're quite correct about the pool, we're working on completely renovating the pool itself and the whole pool area.

Queen Creek
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed here for our honeymoon. Our suite was excellent, and the customer service was great! The views were amazing, and the oasis lagoon was beautiful. Overall this was a wonderful retreat for us; the only reason I didn't give a five star rating is the restaurant- the food is not great, and definitely overpriced.

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

We are honored that you spent your honeymoon with us! It's fantastic that you found our spa suite excellent and the customer service great. Naturally, I'm disappointed you didn't enjoy the restaurant--we usually get great reviews. I hope you'll return soon. Please contact me directly, and I'll personally make sure you have an equally great dining experience. Thank you very...

Moorpark
Reviewed 1 week ago

This rustic getaway is perfect for 1-2 nights of hiding in the forest, relaxing and enjoying the quiet and peaceful ambiance. The private natural mineral Jacuzzi is delightful as well and the bed was comfortable. The room is small with minimal amenities and not updated, but at least it's clean.

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

It was nice to read that you had you enjoyed the the relaxing, quiet, and peaceful atmosphere of Sycamore, as well finding as the mineral springs delightful. Thank you for your lovely review.

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are repeat visitors and while the spa and hot springs are fantastic, cost cutting is obvious in a few ways throughout the property since our last visit. Some examples: room service hours (breakfast and dinner only, with dinner ending at the early hour of 8:30 pm and no breakfast until after 8 am), products provided in room (very cheap...

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

I appreciate you taking the time to write a review, pointing out that you loved your spa treatments and that you found the staff friendly and helpful. I do not know which rooms you stayed in, but almost all our suites have been completely renovated, and we are in the process of renovating our standard mineral spring rooms. In regards...

Clayton
Reviewed 1 week ago

We greatly enjoyed our long weekend getaway to the Central Coast. We took advantage to the spa, hot tub, bike rental and dining amenities and couldn't have been more satisfied. The grounds were natural and relaxing and the staff helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend this resort to my friends.

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I'm so pleased that you enjoyed a long weekend at Sycamore and on the Central Coast. It is great to hear that you took advantage of almost everything the resort has to offer. I'll make sure to tell the staff that you found them helpful and friendly. We really appreciate you recommending Sycamore to your friends. Please do return soon....

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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

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
Price Range: RM948 - RM1,954 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 71
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Also Known As:
Sycamore Mineral Springs Hotel San Luis Obispo
Sycamore Springs
Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort
Mineral Resort Springs Sycamore
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#11 Family Hotel in San Luis Obispo
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“The newer suites across the street require that you be taken on a cart to your room, but the one we had included many amenities.”
 of 5 bubbles filminglarry, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We were 2 couples and were happy with the Persistence suite. We were upgraded to Eloquence, which was nice, but we had people upstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles jcoanda, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Perhaps there's a room with a better view from the deck? But that's not clear to me.”
 of 5 bubbles travelbug-bk, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The guest house is secluded at the end so it's very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles mjh424, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I would think they are all great, they do ask you to please be quiet after a certain time. It is all great.”
 of 5 bubbles 748dianaa, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
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