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

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Double Room
Bed type: King-size bed
Size: 280 sq. feet
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    Suite
    Bed type: King-size bed or Queen-size bed
    Size: 400 sq. feet
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      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

        Rio Sands Hotel Location

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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