Rio Sands Hotel - Aptos

116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos, United States, 95003  show map
 2 stars
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Rio Sands Hotel - Aptos

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Picnic area/ Tables

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

TV

Flat-screen TV

Overview

Rio Sands Hotel is placed in a beach area of Aptos in the vicinity of Santa Cruz Main Beach, Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. This hotel was opened in 1964 and renovated in 2011.

Rio Sands Hotel is 10 minutes' walk from the center of Aptos. San Francisco is 101 km away from the hotel and a 75-minute drive takes guests there.

Rio Sands Hotel is within a 45-minute drive to Monterey Peninsula airport.

Rooms

Rooms at Rio Sands Hotel feature modern touches such as wireless internet, a refrigerator, pay television, a work desk and a kitchen. They also have private bathrooms with a hairdryer, a shower and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Offering a variety of dishes, Pixie Deli and Cafe Rio Aptos are just about 150 meters away.

Services

Such facilities as a storage room, a vending machine and a designated place for smoking are available on-site.

Relax

A patio, barbeque grills and a swimming pool are offered for the use of guests.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   50.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators
  • Vending machines

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Picnic area/ Tables

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Pool view

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 5 years
Existing bedding FREE
Extra bed FREE
Children above
5 years or adults
Extra bed FREE
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Rio Sands Hotel - Aptos Aptos location
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Hotel Address:

116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos, United States, 95003

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City Center
  • Aptos
    1.0 km
Airports
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Pixie Deli (cuisine: American)
    110 m
  • Cafe Rio Aptos (cuisine: American, Californian)
    170 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    50

Rooms and availability

Rio Sands Hotel photos Room
Junior Suite
  • Room size:

    33 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:TV
Room Description:

Offering free Wi-Fi, this suite includes a sofa bed, a cable TV, a microwave, a fridge and tea and coffee-making facilities.

Rio Sands Hotel photos Room
Family Suite
  • Room size:

    37 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • General:Patio
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

This 2 room suite offers a kitchen with a gas stove and a separate bedroom with twin bunk beds. It has a double sofa bed and 2 cable TVs and free WiFi. - Please note: Kitchens are not stocked with dishware, utensils, pots and pans. Kitchens may be stocked with these items for a $50.00 charge. Please request a dish kit when reserving your room.

Rio Sands Hotel photos Room
King Suite Sofa Bed
Pool view
  • Room size:

    37 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

Offering free WiFi, this suite includes a kitchen with a dining area and a cable TV. - Please note: Kitchens are not stocked with dishware, utensils, pots and pans. Kitchens may be stocked with these items for a $50.00 charge. Please request a dish kit when reserving your room.

Rio Sands Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Rio Sands Hotel photos Room
King Suite
  • Room size:

    37 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

Offering free WiFi, this suite includes a kitchen, a cable TV, a microwave and a fridge. - Please note: Kitchens are not stocked with dishware, utensils, pots and pans. Kitchens may be stocked with these items for a $50.00 charge. Please request a dish kit when reserving your room.

Rio Sands Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 King-size beds

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Rio Sands Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Deluxe Queen Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

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Rio Sands Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

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Rio Sands Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Deluxe King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

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Rio Sands Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Deluxe Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

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Rio Sands Hotel photos Room
Standard King Room
  • Room size:

    26 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Patio
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Wake up service
Room Description:

Offering free Wi-Fi, this room includes a cable TV, a microwave, a fridge and a balcony.

Rio Sands Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center900 m

Museums

  • Cultural Council of Santa Cruz800 m
  • Aptos Museum1.1 km

Parks

  • Seacliff State Beach900 m

Halls

  • Halloran Hall3.2 km
  • UU Fellowship of Santa Cruz4.1 km

Universities, Institutes

  • Sesnon House3.0 km

Beaches

  • Rio del Mar400 m
  • Aptos1.6 km

Local attractions

  • New Brighton State Beach3.3 km
    1500 Park Avenue, Capitola
  • Capitola Historical Museum4.5 km
    410 Capitola Avenue, Capitola
  • Marina del Rey Beach7.0 km
    End of Basin D, Panay Way, Marina del Rey
  • Manresa State Beach3.8 km
    San Andreas Road, Aptos
  • Capitola City Beach4.5 km
    Capitola, CA

Near the hotel

  • Forest of Nisene Marks State Park970 m
    Aptos, CA

    Restaurants nearby

    • Pixie Deli110 m

      Address: 111 Venetian Rd
      Phone: (831) 688-1115

      86% likes this, based on 44 reviews
      Cuisine: American

    • Aptos Street BBQ710 m

      Address: 8059 Aptos Street

      85% likes this, based on 51 reviews

    • Uncle Kwok's Szechwan Restaurant780 m

      Address: 7960 Soquel Dr
      Phone: 831-685-2121

      61% likes this, based on 18 reviews
      Cuisine: Chinese

    • Cafe Rio Aptos170 m

      Address: 131 Esplanade
      Phone: +1 831-688-8917

      72% likes this, based on 56 reviews
      Cuisine: American, Californian
      Price Range: GBP 10 - GBP 25

    • Au Midi Restaurant & Bistrot780 m

      Address: 7960 Soquel Dr
      Phone: 831-685-2600

      83% likes this, based on 51 reviews
      Price Range: GBP 23 - GBP 37

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2011
    • Number of rooms:
      50
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    Rio Sands Hotel Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Rio Sands Hotel

    Average guest rating

    8.4out of 10
    Superb
    Based on 7 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Older travelers
      7.8

      the clossness to the beach--friendly people that run the motel--very good brunch for the morning--

    • Older travelers
      6.6

      A convenient location for beach and friends. Foggy in summer, but a great beach none the less.

      Poor "continental" breakfast, served on paper plates with plastic cutlery - a facet which completely undermined any other attempts to make the place seem classy.

    • Older travelers
      4.6

      It was close to where my son and his family were camping

      The room was too expensive for what it was. Our room smelled old and musky, kept slider open to help with odor. We were told it was updated - not! The only update to me was the registration area. Will probably not stay there again

    • Family with children
      9.6

      Staff was very friendly and helpful . The hotel was walking distance to the beach . Good property for families traveling with kids.

      The area is a little remote , not many stores or restaurants close by.

    • Older travelers
      8.2

      The staff was very nice and very close to beach.

      Parking was limited.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Rio Sands Hotel - Aptos Aptos location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos, United States, 95003

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Aptos
      1.0 km
    Airports
    • Bus stop
      200 m
    Restaurants
    • Pixie Deli (cuisine: American)
      110 m
    • Cafe Rio Aptos (cuisine: American, Californian)
      170 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2011
    • Number of rooms:
      50