Rio Sands Hotel - Aptos

116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos, United States, 95003  show map
 2 stars
  • Overview
  • Rooms & Availability
  • Location
  • Guest reviews
  • Facilities
^

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.

This field is required.
Email not defined
 Open
WRITE A QUICK REVIEW
Very Bad Excellent
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Rate this hotel
YOUR IMPRESSION OF THE HOTEL

In general

Pros

Cons

YOUR DETAILS
First Name
Email
Cancel
To get your review moderated and published, please read our Terms and Conditions.

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

  • from  3 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. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    50

Rooms and availability

Standard King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices

Rio Sands Hotel Location

Legend
  • Current hotel
  • Hotels nearby
  • Other hotels
  • Airports
  • Underground stations
  • Train stations
  • Parks
  • Tourist attractions
  • Museums
  • Convention centers
  • Stadiums
  • Food and meals
  • General

Hover above the icons to see hotel photo and details.

Click the hotel to go to the main hotel page.

Route Planner
Enter your starting point (at least street address and city) to receive driving directions to or from the hotel.

What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center3000 ft

Museums

  • Cultural Council of Santa Cruz2700 ft
  • Aptos Museum3700 ft

Parks

  • Seacliff State Beach3000 ft

Halls

  • Halloran Hall2.0 mi
  • UU Fellowship of Santa Cruz2.5 mi

Universities, Institutes

  • Sesnon House1.9 mi

Beaches

Local attractions

  • New Brighton State Beach2.1 mi
    1500 Park Avenue, Capitola
  • Capitola Historical Museum2.8 mi
    410 Capitola Avenue, Capitola
  • Marina del Rey Beach4.3 mi
    End of Basin D, Panay Way, Marina del Rey
  • Manresa State Beach2.4 mi
    San Andreas Road, Aptos
  • Capitola City Beach2.8 mi
    Capitola, CA

Near the hotel

  • Forest of Nisene Marks State Park3200 ft
    Aptos, CA

    Restaurants nearby

    • Pixie Deli400 ft

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

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

    • Aptos Street BBQ2400 ft

      Address: 8059 Aptos Street

      85% likes this, based on 51 reviews

    • Uncle Kwok's Szechwan Restaurant2600 ft

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

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

    • Cafe Rio Aptos600 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 & Bistrot2600 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  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2011
    • Number of rooms:
      50
    Hotels nearby
    Motel Santa Cruz
    2 stars
    11 km

    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  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2011
    • Number of rooms:
      50