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We really enjoyed the stay here. It was clean, extremely comfy and very clean. The staff was nice and welcoming. Will surely return here

I love that it was so close to the beach. Also it’s family friendly so it was perfect for us.

Great family friendly hotel with easy walk to beach and a super pool when you get tired of sand. Went with family and rented 3 rooms, each had different room configuration which was handy with small children. Staff was friendly. Rooms and bed were very comfortable. Nice to have your car outside your room for easy loading and unloading.

2 blocks from the beach, heated pool, 5 minute drive to Shopping

We enjoyed our stay very much.

We absolutely love this property. So close to Rio Del Mar Beach. Pool was heated and clean, hot tub was huge. Plenty of social distancing room.

I like the outdoor hammock and proximity to the beach. The kitchenette did not have pans, pots or cooking utensils, so we had to order lunch and dinner outside.

Love the location. Really close to the beach. Our room, outdated and the bed was way to soft.

Clean, and quiet. Very friendly and helpful front desk!!

This was just a block away from beach access!! The room was clean, and the beds were plush and very comfy. The breakfast was also great. There was a selection of blueberry and/or regular waffles or pancakes, pastries, cereal, etc. All with a nice roaring fire! Will definitely be back!

The room was advertised as having a kitchen but when we got there for one night, the fee was $50 to use the kitchen supplies. I have never stayed at a hotel where you could not use the kitchen as part of the room cost...very deceiving and disappointing that we could not even make a simple meal.

Great location, clear and comfortable. Recommended

Was told we would have a ceiling fan, but there isn't one. Their solution was a small fan that I could plug in. The kitchen drawers were not clean. And there was a dehydrating ashtray on the balcony rattling. The refrigerator door opens the wrong way, so if you're in the kitchen and need to get in the fridge you have to reach over the open door or you have to walk out of the kitchen.

We loved our stay there and will be back! Our complaint would be the rollaway beds need a serious upgrade in the mattress dept and maybe housekeeping should check under the beds as my toddler found some gross things under there. Other than that it was barely 1 block to the beach and some food options along with an awesome liquor store that has absolutely a little bit of everything !

Aptos Beach Drive Aptos CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Monterey Bay
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Monterey Bay is within a 5-minute walk of Rio Sands Hotel while other popular sites like Rio Del Mar Beach are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 50-room motel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Rooms

All 50 rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

At Rio Sands Hotel, guests have access to an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a 24-hour business center. Free parking is available if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a computer station, and a garden.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Kitchen

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite

2 Queen Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 6

Room, 1 King Bed, Kitchen

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Rio Sands Hotel

Everyone (26) Couples (4) Family (11)
5
Family

We really enjoyed the stay here. It was clean, extremely comfy and very clean. The staff was nice and welcoming. Will surely return here

By on Dec 17, 2021

Review comment responded on Dec 18, 2021

Thank you for letting us know how we are doing. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you next time.

5
Family

I love that it was so close to the beach. Also it’s family friendly so it was perfect for us.

By on Sep 1, 2021

Review comment responded on Sep 2, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. We are glad you had a warm welcoming with your family.

5
Family with small children Partner Couples

Great family friendly hotel with easy walk to beach and a super pool when you get tired of sand. Went with family and rented 3 rooms, each had different room configuration which was handy with small children. Staff was friendly. Rooms and bed were very comfortable. Nice to have your car outside your room for easy loading and unloading.

By on Jun 16, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 16, 2021

Thank you for your review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay :)

4
Family

2 blocks from the beach, heated pool, 5 minute drive to Shopping

By on Jun 5, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 8, 2021

Thank you. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review for us.

5
Family

We enjoyed our stay very much.

By on Jun 1, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 1, 2021

Thank you!

4
Partner Couples

We absolutely love this property. So close to Rio Del Mar Beach. Pool was heated and clean, hot tub was huge. Plenty of social distancing room.

By on Apr 19, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 20, 2021

Thanks for staying with us we hope to see you again soon!

5
Everyone

By on Apr 4, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 20, 2021

Thanks for staying with us!

4
Family

I like the outdoor hammock and proximity to the beach. The kitchenette did not have pans, pots or cooking utensils, so we had to order lunch and dinner outside.

By on Apr 1, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 7, 2021

Thank you for your review. We we do offer a dish kit available upon request. There is a fee associated, but it does provide all the essential's for utilizing the kitchen.

4
Everyone

By on Jan 29, 2021

Review comment responded on Feb 8, 2021

Thank you for the rating. Please stay again soon.

3
Partner Couples

Love the location. Really close to the beach. Our room, outdated and the bed was way to soft.

By , from Tucson on Sep 12, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 16, 2020

Hi Cindy, Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to leave us a review. We value your opinion and will use your suggestions when making improvements to our facilities. We are constantly making updates to our hotel grounds and rooms and hope that you might consider giving us another chance to provide you with a superior experience.

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