Ratings based on 292 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Sebastopol, CA
Two Short Blocks from Rio Del Mar BeachPosted Aug 27, 2013 on Hotels.com
My wife and I selected this hotel for it's proximity to a professional forestry conference north of Davenport on CA Hwy 1 because the rates were reasonable for the location and easier to access than lodging in Santa Cruz. We were pleasantly welcomed at the office and efficiently registered, given our room key and a parking pass and advised of the hours of the free continental breakfast. The next morning, at 6:30am I found everything ready for guests and a much more extensive breakfast menu selection than I'd expected, allowing my wife and I to enjoy a different mix the two mornings we were there. Sunday morning I discovered we were only a mile south of the WWI concrete ship at the end of the pier at Seabright State Beach, which I'd first seen on a camping trip with the Boy Scouts in the early 1950's. There is a continuous beach in both directions for several miles to walk on. Access from to the hotel from the freeway is simple if you have GPS in your vehicle or Google directions from your starting point. We enjoyed a good Mexican dinner at Manuel's on Center Street, about a mile from Rio Sands, but it's popular, so make reservations to minimize waiting for a table. When one group of hotel guests returned around 11:30pm Saturday night talking and laughing loudly, hotel staff quickly quieted them down, and there were no further disturbances. We will definitely stay here on our next Santa Cruz Co,. trip.
for Familiesby A verified traveler
Nice stay in aptosPosted Aug 26, 2013 on Hotels.com
convenient, beautiful location and well appointed suite.
Recommendedby Lynn from Nor Cal
Two Short Blocks From The Beach-Would Stay AgainPosted Aug 24, 2013 on Hotels.com
The hotel looked pretty new and the staff was friendly. We stayed Tues-Thur and the hotel was full, but still pretty quiet. We stayed in a junior suite. The sitting area was a little cramped. It looks like you can have either a balcony or a junior suite. It other words that area will either be indoors or outdoors. Overall we liked the place and have it on our list of places to stay again.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Good value near the beachPosted Aug 22, 2013
The room was recently updated. Nice memory foam mattress. It's a retro kind of experience. Only two negatives, our room wasn't ready until a little after check-in time and the breakfast was simply okay. Hearing the waves at night as you drifted off made up for it.
for Everyoneby Judy
Always enjoy the Rio! Close to the ocean.Posted Aug 20, 2013
Pros: Beds, friendly staff, nice amenities.
Cons: Nothing that I can see.
Location: About a half block from the beach, outdoor shower, flush bathrooms. Corner deli makes great food, small resturant around corner. Cement ship, Capitola
Sunshine blue skies. Great day at the beach. Good clean room, very comfortable beds! Will come back again. Very nice staff also.
for Everyoneby Teresa from Santa Rosa
hotel in AptosPosted Aug 19, 2013
Cons: It's old it needs a total remodel.
It was ok , but I wouldn't recommend it to a friend or family and I wouldn't stay there again.
Recommendedby Tracy from SF East Bay
Great beach locationPosted Aug 15, 2013 on Hotels.com
We arrived a little early and our room wasn't quite ready. The staff gave us a parking pass to park at the hotel and we walked to the beach and relaxed in the sun while we waited. The room was clean, the mattress was very comfortable and we had a great room with a deck and a view of the ocean. The staff was very friendly and competent and the price was reasonable for the area. We would go back.
Recommendedby happy wife
Posted Aug 12, 2013 on Hotels.com
for Business Travelersby stefanie
Posted Aug 11, 2013 on Hotels.com
for Familiesby A verified traveler
Posted Aug 8, 2013 on Hotels.com