Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort - San Luis Obispo, CA

Stay at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort in San Luis Obispo, CA

Top Reasons to Visit Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort

  • Voted a top 10 mineral-springs spa by Spa magazine and SpaFinder in 2009, this resort has been in operation for more than 100 years. The naturally hot sulfur mineral water found onsite is said to be healing and soothing.
  • All of the queen spa rooms and the double-bed rooms have attached private mineral-spring hot tubs.
  • The Oasis, the onsite mineral-springs hot tub with a waterfall, can hold up to 30 people. There is also a full-service spa, yoga classes, and a meditation labyrinth on the property. Additionally, you'll have access to a hiking trail and a walking path to the beach.
  • The award-winning onsite eatery, Gardens of Avila Restaurant, serves farm-to-table cuisine made with ingredients from organic farms. Some menu highlights: the grilled albacore tostada and drake duck breast with roasted carrots.

San Luis Obispo, California: Historical Californian City Close to Hiking and the Pacific Coast

Founded in 1772 as a mission community, San Luis Obispo is one of the oldest towns in California. Halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo—nicknamed “SLO”—has a thriving downtown. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is its centerpiece. It was the original mission of the city; it has been completely restored and now houses a museum. Near the mission, you can wander through posh boutique shops and dine at upscale restaurants.

San Luis Obispo is almost perpetually sunny, with more than 300 rain-free days every year. The city is bisected by a string of hills known as the Nine Sisters, and six of these hills are open for climbing, hiking, and mountain biking. And with the Pacific coastline and beaches 10 miles away, people flock here to go windsurfing, kayaking, surfing, and kiteboarding. Also nearby is the resort town of Avila Beach, famous for its hot mineral springs.

The city made international headlines in 1990 when it became the first place in the world to ban smoking in all public buildings, including bars and restaurants. This action sparked worldwide antismoking laws, and today, it’s a citable offense to smoke in public at all in SLO. Considering the city’s famously strict health codes, it’s a delightful surprise that the Bubble Gum Alley exists here. Locals and visitors have been sticking their chewed gum on Bubble Gum Alley’s walls since about 1960, and in turn, the alley is now a massive, mosaic-like public artwork that is at once beautiful and grotesque.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

  • Stay for two

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • Cancellation policy & fees: 4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable
  • Taxes: 11.065% tax added at purchase
  • Additional fees: $16.66 resort fee per day added at purchase

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Historic hot-springs resort
  • Private hot tubs in each room
  • Full spa and hot tub onsite
  • Award-winning restaurant

The Fine Print

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked
  • Valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate, no refunds
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • $16.66 resort fee per day added at purchase
  • 11.065% tax added at purchase.

Other Details

Room Details

In all Included Rooms

  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 in a spa room; 4 in a spa suite
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional adult; kids stay free

Spa Suite

  • Queen bed and sleeper sofa

Spa Room

  • One queen bed

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request.
  • Room upgrades: may be available for an additional fee; contact resort directly.

Getting There

  • By plane: 8 miles from San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP)
  • By car: about 180 miles north of Los Angeles

Traveler's Tips

  • Mineral-springs hot tubs cost $13.50–$17.50 per person per hour to use.

Customer Reviews

(698 ratings)

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Patricia Y. · 1 review
· April 7, 2018
Clean, wonderful deck and hot tub on deck with mineral springs


Julie B. · 8 reviews TOP REVIEWER
· March 22, 2018
I upgraded to a single bed and left the kids behind. I loved the privacy, the beauty and the fabulous location. The Bob Jones Trail to Avila, my favorite restaurants in Shell Beach, the Farmers Market in San Luis...The in-room hot tub and swimming pool are my favorites.


Anne H. · 3 reviews
· March 12, 2018
excellent value for the location--with a private hot tub on the balcony!
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