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

Rio Sands Hotel provides affordable accommodation in Aptos. Built in 1964, the hotel was renovated in 2011.

Rio Sands Hotel is located near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and University of California Santa Cruz, with the rest of Aptos easily accessible with a ship terminal. Rio Sands Hotel lies within a 10-minute walk from the center of Aptos.

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

Rooms

The property comprises of spacious rooms, including Two-Room Apartment, Twin Room and Junior Suite appointed with a minibar, a balcony, heating, a patio and a wardrobe. Other comforts include a microwave, a fridge and coffee/tea makers for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

The bar serves tea and coffee as well as snacks and barbeque.

Services

Rio Sands Hotel welcomes guests, offering a baggage storage, a designated smoking area and a vending machine along with a business center, a meeting room and a photocopier.

Relax

On-site spa facilities feature a wellness center and a hot tub. Such sports activities as horse riding and racquetball are provided on-site.

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
  • 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

Services

  • Wake up service

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

  • All children under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 4 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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
    1.0 km
Airports
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Pixie Deli (cuisine: American)
    110 m
  • Cafe Rio Aptos (cuisine: American, Californian)
    170 m
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 or Queen-size bed or 2 Queen-size beds
Size: 26 m²
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Room, 1 King Bed with Sofabed

Room facilities
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    Suite
    Bed type: King-size bed or Queen-size bed or Twin beds
    Size: 37 m²
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    • Free Wi-Fi
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    Suite, 1 King Bed

    Room facilities
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      Two-Room Suite
      Bed type: Twin beds or 1 King-size bed or 1 Queen-size bed
      Size: 37 m²
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      Kitchen Suite, 2 Rooms, King Bed, Queen and Sofa Bed

      Room facilities
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        Junior Suite
        Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds or Twin beds
        Size: 37 m²
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        • Free Wi-Fi
        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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        Junior Suite

        Room facilities
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          Two-Room Apartment
          Bed type: King-size bed
          Size: 37 m²
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          • Air conditioning
          • Private bathroom
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            Family Two-Room Suite
            Bed type: Twin beds
            Size: 37 m²
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            • Free Wi-Fi
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            This 2 room suite offers a fully equipped kitchen with a gas stove and a separate bedroom with twin bunk beds. It has a double sofa bed and 2 cable TVs and free WiFi. - Please note: Kitchens are not stocked with dishware, utensils, pots and pans. Kitchens may be stocked with these items for a $50.00 charge. Please request a dish kit when reserving your room.

            Room facilities
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              Family Suite
              Bed type: Twin beds
              Size: 37 m²
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              Family Suite

              Room facilities

                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
                  1.0 km
                Airports
                • Bus stop
                  200 m
                Restaurants
                • Pixie Deli (cuisine: American)
                  110 m
                • Cafe Rio Aptos (cuisine: American, Californian)
                  170 m
                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 - 900 m

                Museums

                • Cultural Council of Santa Cruz - 800 m
                • Aptos Museum - 1.1 km

                Parks

                • Seacliff State Beach - 900 m

                Halls

                • Halloran Hall - 3.2 km
                • UU Fellowship of Santa Cruz - 4.1 km

                Universities, Institutes

                • Sesnon House - 3.0 km

                Beaches

                Local attractions

                • New Brighton State Beach - 3.3 km
                  1500 Park Avenue, Capitola
                • Capitola Historical Museum - 4.5 km
                  410 Capitola Avenue, Capitola
                • Marina del Rey Beach - 7.0 km
                  End of Basin D, Panay Way, Marina del Rey
                • Manresa State Beach - 3.8 km
                  San Andreas Road, Aptos
                • Capitola City Beach - 4.5 km
                  Capitola, CA

                Near the hotel

                • Forest of Nisene Marks State Park - 970 m
                  Aptos, CA

                  Restaurants nearby

                  • Pixie Deli - 110 m

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

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

                  • Aptos Street BBQ - 710 m

                    Address: 8059 Aptos Street

                    85% likes this, based on 51 reviews

                  • Uncle Kwok's Szechwan Restaurant - 780 m

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

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

                  • Cafe Rio Aptos - 170 m

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

                    72% likes this, based on 56 reviews
                    Cuisine: American, Californian
                    Price Range: CAD 18 - CAD 44

                  • Au Midi Restaurant & Bistrot - 780 m

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

                    83% likes this, based on 51 reviews
                    Price Range: CAD 40 - CAD 65

                  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 5 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
                    1.0 km
                  Airports
                  • Bus stop
                    200 m
                  Restaurants
                  • Pixie Deli (cuisine: American)
                    110 m
                  • Cafe Rio Aptos (cuisine: American, Californian)
                    170 m
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from  4 pm
                  • Check-Out:
                    until  11 am
                  • Year renovated:
                    2011
                  • Number of rooms:
                    50