Rio Sands Hotel - Aptos

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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

Horseback riding

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Meeting facilities

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Overview

The 2-star Rio Sands Hotel is located on the sandy beach. Built in 1964, the hotel was renovated in 2011.

The property lies within a 20-minute drive from Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park and Santa Cruz Main Beach. A 25-minute drive to Gilroy.

Guests can reach Rio Sands Hotel by car from Monterey Peninsula airport in 45 minutes.

Rooms

The property comprises of non-smoking rooms appointed with a minibar, a balcony, climate control, a patio and a sofa. Other comforts include a microwave, a fridge and coffee/tea makers for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

The bar Pixie Deli is around 150 meters away.

Services

Guests will benefit from 24-hour reception, housekeeping and wake up service along with free parking, a baggage storage and a vending machine.

Relax

Rio Sands Hotel pampers guests with a golf course and a tennis court. On-site activities feature horse riding and racquetball.

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

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Free on-site parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Service dogs allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators

Sports & Fitness

  • Water sports
  • Horseback riding
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Racquetball

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Picnic area/Tables

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden area

Room view

  • Pool view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio

Bathroom

  • Bath/Shower

Media

  • Television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  4 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Older children/adults may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos, United States, 95003

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City Center
  • Aptos
    3300 ft
Airports
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Pixie Deli (cuisine: American)
    400 ft
  • Cafe Rio Aptos (cuisine: American, Californian)
    600 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    50

Rooms and availability

Rio Sands Hotel photos Exterior
Junior Suite
Size: 360 sq. feet
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    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

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Aptos
      3300 ft
    Airports
    • Bus stop
      700 ft
    Restaurants
    • Pixie Deli (cuisine: American)
      400 ft
    • Cafe Rio Aptos (cuisine: American, Californian)
      600 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  4 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2011
    • Number of rooms:
      50

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    What's nearby

    Popular areas

    • City Center - 3000 ft

    Museums

    • Cultural Council of Santa Cruz - 2700 ft
    • Aptos Museum - 3700 ft

    Parks

    • Seacliff State Beach - 3000 ft

    Halls

    • Halloran Hall - 2.0 mi
    • UU Fellowship of Santa Cruz - 2.5 mi

    Universities, Institutes

    • Sesnon House - 1.9 mi

    Beaches

    Local attractions

    • New Brighton State Beach - 2.1 mi
      1500 Park Avenue, Capitola
    • Capitola Historical Museum - 2.8 mi
      410 Capitola Avenue, Capitola
    • Marina del Rey Beach - 4.3 mi
      End of Basin D, Panay Way, Marina del Rey
    • Manresa State Beach - 2.4 mi
      San Andreas Road, Aptos
    • Capitola City Beach - 2.8 mi
      Capitola, CA

    Near the hotel

    • Forest of Nisene Marks State Park - 3200 ft
      Aptos, CA

      Restaurants nearby

      • Pixie Deli - 400 ft

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

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

      • Aptos Street BBQ - 2400 ft

        Address: 8059 Aptos Street

        85% likes this, based on 51 reviews

      • Uncle Kwok's Szechwan Restaurant - 2600 ft

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

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

      • Cafe Rio Aptos - 600 ft

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

        72% likes this, based on 56 reviews
        Cuisine: American, Californian
        Price Range: USD 14 - USD 34

      • Au Midi Restaurant & Bistrot - 2600 ft

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

        83% likes this, based on 51 reviews
        Price Range: USD 31 - USD 50

      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  4 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
        3300 ft
      Airports
      • Bus stop
        700 ft
      Restaurants
      • Pixie Deli (cuisine: American)
        400 ft
      • Cafe Rio Aptos (cuisine: American, Californian)
        600 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  4 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2011
      • Number of rooms:
        50