$102 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 9, 2015 Check-out: Feb 10, 2015

Rio Sands Hotel

2 stars
116 Aptos Beach Drive, 116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos, CA 95003
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
8 reviews
Rio Sands Hotel

The staff at the hotel was AWESOME. Very professional and friendly. They welcome us with a big... See full review

  • Santa Cruz Fan
  • Sep 2, 2014
Rick

great place to stay, not comfortable at night for walk because no street lights See full review

  • lopey
  • May 1, 2014
Rio Sands Hotel is an easy 2 minute stroll to Rio Del Mar Beach where you can play on 20 miles of uninterrupted sandy beach fish or wander onto the wharf leading to the Palo Alto a cement ship with a fascinating past. We are situated in a nice quiet residential area that is away from the hustle and bustle of city life but just minutes away from all that Santa Cruz Capitola and Monterey have to offer. We are only 8 miles from the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and 35 miles from Monterey Bay Aquarium. While at the Rio Sands start your day with our expanded Continental Breakfast. Play in the swimming pool heated to 80 degrees all year or relax in the pool side Family Spa. Have a BBQ in our park like setting perfect for a gathering of family and friends. Nearby you can go beach combing fish hike bike kayak golf shop visit museums or wineries just to name a few. Sorry but pets are not allowed. Our 1300 square foot Banquet Room seats 80 for dining or 150 for assembly functions. Our banquet room is a great place to hold your wedding reception after getting married on the beach. Plan to host your next business meeting reception holiday or birthday party wedding luncheon reunion or anniversary with us in our beautiful and relaxing facility. A beautiful area for wonderful memories.

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Rio Sands Hotel Rooms

Junior Suite - Sleeps 6
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Standard King
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Stove Suite - Sleeps 4
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Family Kitchen Suite - Sleeps 6
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Stove Suite - Sleeps 3
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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Ice machine
Activities
Heated pool
Fitness center or spa
Jacuzzi
Live entertainment
Night club
Children's activities
Golf
Tennis
Outdoor tennis
Racquetball courts
Boating
Driving range
Miniature golf
Picnic area/tables
Horseback riding
Scuba diving
Fishing
Dining
Continental breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Maid service
Concierge desk
Wake-up service
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Outdoor parking
Bus parking
Room
Television with cable
Kitchen
AM/FM alarm clock
Heated guest rooms
Microwave
Sofa bed
Temperature control
Smoke detectors
Bath tub

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (8)

Ratings and reviews for Rio Sands Hotel

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
8 out of 8
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.8
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.8

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Santa Cruz Fan
Business
palo alto
Sep 2, 2014

Rio Sands Hotel

The staff at the hotel was AWESOME. Very professional and friendly. They welcome us with a big smile and gave us towells for the pool. The room was clean and the pool and jacuzzy were super fun for our three boys.The continetal breakfast was very yummy and plenty.We will come back here again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Short drive to the movie Theaters in Aptos.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
lopey
Business
Patterson,ca.
May 1, 2014

Rick

great place to stay, not comfortable at night for walk because no street lights

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rallo
Business
Sacramento, CA
Mar 14, 2014

2nd time staying here

Nice place, swimming pool and spa. Right near the beach. Can't beat the price!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Rallo
Business
Sacramento, CA
Mar 14, 2014

Right near da beach! Boi!!

Beach hotel, pretty cool place. Badass continental bfast. Rooms are in good condition. Love the location. A block from the beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Quite a few places to eat in walking distance

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
CSUMB Bound
Business
La Verne, CA
Aug 22, 2011

Beautiful Beach Hotel

The location was beautiful. When they say 100 steps to the beach, they mean it. The hotel was very clean and the staff was very nice. We needed a hotel room close to Monterrey which was fully booked. This was only 20 minutes away on Highway 1. It was a pleasurable ride to Monterrey. If you are on the first floor, you tend to hear the people on the second floor. Overall, we had a great experience here and would come back again as the beach is so close! We took a walk on the beach every morning.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

There is a nice little Chinese restaurant in the shopping center as you get off the freeway and are on Rio Del Mar.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Modesto, CA
Aug 2, 2010

"Great if you don't plan on sleeping!"

The hotel was clean, the staff was friendly, the location was great! Now for the down side... it was noisy! This motel is surrounded by beach rentals... cheap enough for young kids to rent for the week... or weekend. My husband, son, and I stayed at the Sands for three nights and had one restful sleep out of the three nights we were there. People were up all hours of the night drinking and partying... even in the motel. The walls are super thin, so we could hear EVERYTHING that was going on in the rooms next to us!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The beach is wonderful! The best time for a family to spend together.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Toledo, Ohio
Jul 29, 2009

Great Trip

I did not spend a great deal of time there. I was too busy taking in all there was to do in the area. The rooms were clean and the Hotel staff was very freindly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Rio Sands Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Santa Clara, CA
Jul 22, 2009

Great Location

Everything was great except the bed was so hard we couldn't sleep. Since it was before the 4th of July weekend the other rooms were booked. We ended up leaving at 4 AM since we couldn't sleep.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Michael's on Main is a really nice place to eat. Thepatio in the back is surrounded by a lush garden and giant trees. The food is great!http://www.michaelsonmain.net/

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