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 parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Picnic area/ Tables

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Spa & wellness center

TV

Flat-screen TV

Overview

Rio Sands is a 2-star hotel offering horse riding and racquetball for active rest and a wellness area and a hot tub for relaxation. The hotel opened its doors in 1964 and was remodeled in 2011.

The city center is 10 minutes' walk of the property. The venue is located 101 km from San Francisco.

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History is 9.4 km from the hotel and New Brighton State Beach is about 3.4 km away.

Rio Sands Hotel can be reached in 45 minutes by car from Monterey Peninsula airport.

Rooms

This hotel comprises 50 guestrooms with wireless internet, a refrigerator, pay TV, a work desk and a kitchen. Room facilities also include a microwave, coffee/tea makers and a cooktop for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Guests can dine at Pixie Deli and Cafe Rio Aptos, about 150 meters away from the property.

Services

The hotel offers a storage room, parking and a vending machine along with computers, a meeting room and a business center to fulfill the needs of all travelers.

Relax

On-site leisure options feature a tennis court, a swimming pool and a golf course.

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

Sports & Fitness

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

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Picnic area/ Tables

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • Pool view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Bath/ Shower

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • 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. 
  • 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
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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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Standard King Room
Size: 280 sq. feet
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    King Suite
    Bed type: King-size bed
    Size: 400 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