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Rio Sands Hotel

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Blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Rio Sands Hotel

Rio Sands Hotel

2 out of 5

4.1/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Business services
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos, CA, 95003

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRio Del Mar Beach2 min walk
  • Popular LocationMonterey Bay3 min walk
  • Popular LocationSeacliff State Beach4 min walk
  • AirportSan Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.)49 min drive

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About this area

Aptos

Located in Aptos, Rio Sands Hotel is near theme parks and near the beach. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Monterey Bay and Rio Del Mar Beach. Roaring Camp Railroads and Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including whale-watching.

What's nearby

  • Rio Del Mar Beach - 2 min walk
  • Monterey Bay - 3 min walk
  • Seacliff State Beach - 4 min walk
  • Aptos History Museum - 2 min drive
  • Seascape Golf Club - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • San Martin Caltrain Station - 45 min drive
  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 49 min drive

Restaurants

  • Pixie Deli — 2 min walk
  • Manuel's Mexican Restaurant — 14 min walk
  • Burger Aptos — 15 min walk
  • Marianne's Ice Cream — 15 min walk
  • Café Sparrow — 16 min walk

About this property

Rio Sands Hotel

Motel with free parking, walk to Monterey Bay
This motel features an outdoor pool, a 24-hour business center, and a meeting room. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a 24-hour front desk, a computer station, and a garden. All 50 rooms provide free WiFi and free wired Internet, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves. Guests will also find coffee makers, hair dryers, and free toiletries.
Rio Sands Hotel offers 50 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries.

This Aptos motel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global) and SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator

Conveniences

  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station
  • Meeting room

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking

More

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4 PM - 1 AM

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 1 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Fitness facilities
The following facilities are closed on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday:
  • Spa tub
The following facilities are closed on Friday and Saturday:
  • Spa tub

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Kitchen/kitchenette fee: USD 50 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Guests should contact this hotel in advance to request a dishware/utensils kit (surcharge applies).

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Rio Sands
Rio Sands Aptos
Rio Sands Hotel
Rio Sands Hotel Aptos
Rio Sands Hotel Motel
Rio Sands Hotel Aptos
Rio Sands Hotel Motel Aptos

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Overall score and ratings

4.1

Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 409 out of 971 reviews
5 - Excellent 42%
Rating 4 - Good. 375 out of 971 reviews
4 - Good 39%
Rating 3 - Okay. 122 out of 971 reviews
3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 40 out of 971 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 25 out of 971 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%

4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

4.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great service, clean and comfy room, great breakfast!
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

2/5 Poor

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities
I’ve stayed here tons. They are great, but this time we had a funky room. #126 No tv in the bedroom. Very bad stale smell in the bathroom. We looked into other beach houses from our balcony which appears to be tilting toward the ground. Kinda scared me. Could be secure but unknown and not a contractor so wasn’t sure. All in all I’ll stay again, but I would not want that side of the motel again.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Walking distance to the beach.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Liked it very much
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness
Nice with heated pool and working jacuzzi, close to the beach. just pray that your neighbor next-door is not loud and no big group partying past midnight.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2021