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Rio Sands Hotel

Star Rating
2 out of 5

Information

Reviews

4.1 / 5Very Good
1,070 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Rio Del Mar Beach
    2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Seacliff State Beach
    4 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Pixi Deli
    2 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Pizza 1
    14 min walk
  • Airport
    San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.)
    49 min drive

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Book online or call:

1-800-238-0767
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Kitchen

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Family Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 6
    • 1 King Bed OR 1 Twin Bunk Bed
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  • Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 5
    • 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
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  • Kitchen Suite, 2 Rooms, King Bed, Queen and Sofa Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 6
    • 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
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  • Junior Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 6
    • 2 Queen Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed
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  • Deluxe Suite, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Sofa Bed
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  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
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  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • kitchen suite, Queen bed, Queen sofa bed, twin sofa bed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 6
    • 1 Queen Bed and 2 Double Sofa Beds
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  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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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 and Mystery Spot are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Monterey Bay and Rio Del Mar Beach. University of California Santa Cruz Arboretum and Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the motel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Rio Del Mar Beach - 2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Seacliff State Beach - 4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Cabrillo College - 4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Capitola Wharf - 6 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Capitola Beach - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) - 49 min drive

Restaurants

  • Pixi Deli — 2 min walk
  • Pizza 1 — 14 min walk
  • Au Midi — 14 min walk
  • Baskin Robins — 15 min walk
  • Yogurt Sensations — 16 min walk

About this property

Rio Sands Hotel

Motel with free breakfast, walk to Monterey Bay
This motel features an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour business center. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a meeting room, a 24-hour front desk, and a computer station. 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, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature 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.
Rio Sands Hotel features an outdoor pool and a spa tub. A computer station is located on site and wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary. This motel offers access to a 24-hour business center and a meeting room. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. This business-friendly motel also offers barbecue grills, a garden, and a picnic area. Complimentary self parking is available on site.
Rio Sands Hotel has designated areas for smoking.
An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 4 PM - 1 AM

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 1 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Property payment types

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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. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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 are 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.
  • 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). Please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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

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

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa tub

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • 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
  • 1 meeting room
  • Computer station

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area

More

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cribs/infant beds

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

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Nearby things to do

Activities

  • Beach access
  • Theme parks
  • Whale watching
4.1

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4 - Good
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3 - Okay
148
2 - Mediocre
47
1 - Poor
25
4.3
Cleanliness
4.3
Service and Staff
4.1
Amenities
4.0
Property condition

1/5

The staff was rude and not friendly. They make you check out pool towels that are tiny, old and cheap. Pool and hot close at 9 and was dirty. The room was not clean, just not as nice as it used to be. We used to always stay here, but this is the last time. It was horrible. I’m really dissatisfied and disappointed with this place. I would not recommend this motel.

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

3/5

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

1/5

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

Liked the close location to the beach. Only negative was how much you could hear the other guests.

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Me and my wife love there. The staff was great!! We got married in Aptos and we just had our 1 year honeymoon there. Were going back again next year.

Stayed 7 nights in Nov 2019

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