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Rio Vista Suites

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Room 2: Deluxe Queen | Iron/ironing board, bed sheets
Breakfast area
Free toiletries, hair dryer, bathrobes

Overview of Rio Vista Suites

Rio Vista Suites

3.0 star property

8.2/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Housekeeping
611 Third Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSanta Cruz Beach Boardwalk5 min walk
  • Popular LocationMonterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center9 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Cruz Wharf10 min walk
  • AirportSan Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.)44 min drive

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About this area

Santa Cruz

Located near the beach, Rio Vista Suites is in Westside Santa Cruz, a neighborhood in Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz Wharf and Cowell's Beach are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Boardwalk Bowl. Sky Glider and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center are also worth visiting. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Boardwalk Bowl - 5 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 5 min walk
  • Main Beach - 6 min walk
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center - 9 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Wharf - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 44 min drive


  • Ideal Bar & Grill - 9 min walk
  • Blue Lagoon Cocktail Lounge - 8 min walk
  • Asti Cafe - 6 min walk
  • Las Palmas Taco Bar - 8 min walk
  • Los Viejones - 9 min walk

About this property

Rio Vista Suites

3-star hotel located in Westside Santa Cruz
Close to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Rio Vista Suites provides amenities like a garden. Guests can connect to free wired Internet.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Guest reviews speak well of the beach locale and helpful staff
Room features
All 12 rooms boast comforts such as fireplaces and air conditioning, in addition to perks like bathrobes. Guests reviews speak well of the comfortable rooms at the property.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with free toiletries and hair dryers
  • LED TVs with cable channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and daily housekeeping


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless 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
Masks are required at the property
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free wired internet

Parking and transportation

  • Limited onsite parking

Food and drink

  • Coffee and tea in common areas


  • Limited-hour front desk

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping


  • Garden


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Braille/raised signage
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom


  • iPod dock
  • LED TV with cable channels

Food and drink

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Air conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in from 3 PM - 9:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age: 21


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this property; All guests older than 18 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


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

  • Resort fee: USD 12 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Bicycle storage
  • Internet access
  • In-room bottled water
  • Self parking
  • Parking
  • Housekeeping
  • Additional inclusions

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

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

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, debit card, or cash deposit 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
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
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
Children 18 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Rio Vista Suites Hotel Santa Cruz
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Frequently asked questions

Is Rio Vista Suites pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at Rio Vista Suites?

As of Mar 20, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Rio Vista Suites on Mar 21, 2023 start from $94.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Rio Vista Suites?

Limited spots are available.

What time is check-in at Rio Vista Suites?

Check-in is from 3 PM - 9:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Rio Vista Suites?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Rio Vista Suites located?

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Boardwalk Bowl and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Monterey Bay is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) away.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Rio Vista Suites and receive a full refund?

Yes, Rio Vista Suites offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Rio Vista Suites cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.



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Rating 10 - Excellent. 412 out of 793 reviews" "
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Rating 2 - Terrible. 36 out of 793 reviews" "
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10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property manager was vary helpful and polite. Would stay here again!
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very nice hotel. House looks amazing and staff is really nice.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
This property is beautiful, very cozy and excellent location. Very nice staff!
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It’s right in the middle of the Boardwalk and downtown, there’s no kids allowed, there’s complimentary coffee, tea, and sodas. The house is beautiful with original stain glass windows. Our room (#5) had a shower in the room with a working fireplace and an AC unit. It also had its own stain glass window. We also had a mini fridge. The tv was easy to use. Overall I would stay there again. 🙂

8/10 Good


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Disappointed that fire places in 2 rooms were not functioning. Radiator heater not enough to keep the room warm. Cold air coming through the window closest to the bed & front porch.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent


Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Really loved it here! We will go back!!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

4/10 Poor


Traveled with family
Liked: Amenities
While the property looks nice and was redone recently, the introduction from the staff in person included a story about the "Haunted" mansion and recalls a time when apparitions were seen. What the clerk didn't say in the introduction is that others had felt what seemed like an earthquake, and referred to that sensation when asked how they'd slept. The evening I stayed at the Rio Vista Suites, I was sitting on a bench in my room and felt a shaking that felt like a mild earthquake. I looked up the USGS site and saw zero activity in the area. The sensation repeated itself while in bed. The next morning when I reported this to the clerk, he chuckled and said several had asked about earthquakes that didn't exist. He said the apparitions he spoke about and even offered a printed story version about had no relevance to the experience I and others had, and there was nothing he would do about that disturbing situation that occurred during a personal family celebration.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

8/10 Good


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Great location! Friendly staff
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022