Rio Sands Hotel - Aptos

116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos, United States, 95003  show map
 2 stars
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  • Rooms & Availability
  • Location
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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 a 2-star property situated about 10 km from Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History. Renovated in 2011, the hotel has welcomed guests since 1964.

The venue is 3.3 km away from New Brighton State Beach. The property is in a 10-minute walk to Aptos city center.

Rio Sands Hotel lies within 50 minutes’ drive to Monterey Peninsula airport.

Rooms

The hotel offers 50 rooms. They are fitted with wireless internet, pay TV, a fridge, a kitchen and a work desk. For more comfort a shower, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries are provided.

Eat & Drink

The bar Pixie Deli lies in a beach area, within 5-minute walk of Rio Sands Hotel.

Services

Guests can make use of a baggage storage, a designated smoking area and a vending machine on site.

Relax

An outdoor swimming pool, a picnic area and barbeque grills are offered for guests' comfort.

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

Public parking is possible on site for free.

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 extra beds in a room is 1. 
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
    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

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

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Queen-size beds

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Rio Sands Hotel photos Exterior
Standard King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Rio Sands Hotel photos Exterior
Junior Suite
  • 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
Rio Sands Hotel photos Exterior
Family Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Check Prices
  • 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

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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

    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