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. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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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
Size: 26 m²
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Offering free Wi-Fi, this room includes a cable TV, a microwave, a fridge and a balcony.

Room facilities
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    Suite
    Bed type: King-size bed
    Size: 37 m²
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    • Free Wi-Fi
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    Offering free WiFi, this suite includes a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area and a cable TV. - 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
      Rio Sands Hotel Junior SuiteRio Sands Hotel Junior SuiteRio Sands Hotel Junior Suite
      Junior Suite
      Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds
      Size: 37 m²
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      Offering free Wi-Fi, this suite includes a sofa bed, a cable TV, a microwave, a fridge and tea and coffee-making facilities.

      Room facilities
        Rio Sands Hotel Two-Room Apartment King RoomRio Sands Hotel Two-Room Apartment King RoomRio Sands Hotel Two-Room Apartment Kitchen Suite
        Two-Room Apartment
        Bed type: King-size bed
        Size: 37 m²
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        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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        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 45

            • Au Midi Restaurant & Bistrot - 780 m

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

              83% likes this, based on 51 reviews
              Price Range: CAD 41 - CAD 66

            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

            Individual 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