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Rio Sands Hotel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We've stayed here many times. My wife and I just had a couple nights stay booked. We were there 1 night and 6 am the next morning, our sitter called and our child had the stomach flu. We talked to the front desk and they refunded our second night right then. They were very understanding. Thank you Rio Sands. We will be back soon.

Perfect location, just steps from the beach. Facility was updated and fresh--very clean and smelled nice and clean too. Comfortable beds and pillows, nice pool area and hot tub. Breakfast area was also very nice. Would definitely stay here again!

Great weekend. Came for a soccer tournament. Would come back.

Sound proofing between rooms could be better. Expensive .

It's always nice to stay at the Rio Sands with the kids of any age. Many families, comfortable and convenient.

Had a good time. very nice rooms. Saw a whale and sea lions. Weather was good, we would recommend this highly to all.

The room was clean, the bed was awesome, and overall it was a very nice hotel.

Tempurpedic bed and loose frame do not go together ;-).. great place to stay overall experience ,wonderful

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!

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

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

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

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.

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!

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.

116 Aptos Beach Drive Aptos CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Rio Sands Hotel places you next to Rio Del Mar Beach and within a 15-minute walk of Seacliff State Beach. This 50-room motel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Also nearby are Aptos History Museum and Seascape Golf Club.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning.


Rooms

Rio Sands Hotel's 50 rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

At Rio Sands Hotel, guests have access to an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a 24-hour business center, and a computer station.

Room options

Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite

Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Family Suite

King 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for Rio Sands Hotel

Everyone (8) Couples (2) Family (6)
4

close to the beach. nice pool and spa.

Families

We've stayed here many times. My wife and I just had a couple nights stay booked. We were there 1 night and 6 am the next morning, our sitter called and our child had the stomach flu. We talked to the front desk and they refunded our second night right then. They were very understanding. Thank you Rio Sands. We will be back soon.

By on May 18, 2017

5

perfect location!

Everyone

Perfect location, just steps from the beach. Facility was updated and fresh--very clean and smelled nice and clean too. Comfortable beds and pillows, nice pool area and hot tub. Breakfast area was also very nice. Would definitely stay here again!

By , from CA on Apr 20, 2017

4

nice room, good breakfast, friendly service

Everyone

By , from P on Nov 4, 2016

Review comment responded on Nov 27, 2016

Hi Kristin, Thank you for your review! We hope you'll decide to stay with us again soon, we'll be sure that the hot tub is in tip-top condition!

4
Everyone

Great weekend. Came for a soccer tournament. Would come back.

By on Aug 8, 2016

Review comment responded on Jan 1, 1970

Thank you very much for your review! We're glad to see everything worked out well for you and we're looking forward to seeing you again!

3
Everyone

Sound proofing between rooms could be better. Expensive .

By , from San Anselmo, CA on Aug 7, 2016

4

great place in aptos

Everyone

It's always nice to stay at the Rio Sands with the kids of any age. Many families, comfortable and convenient.

By on Jul 28, 2016

5

nice and close to beach

Everyone

Had a good time. very nice rooms. Saw a whale and sea lions. Weather was good, we would recommend this highly to all.

By on Jun 18, 2016

Review comment responded on Jul 4, 2016

Thank you very much for your generous review! We're happy to see that you enjoyed your stay at the beach and we hope you'll decide to visit us again soon!

5

awesome hotel, close to the beach

Everyone

The room was clean, the bed was awesome, and overall it was a very nice hotel.

By on May 17, 2016

Review comment responded on May 21, 2016

Thanks for your awesome review! We're happy to see that you enjoyed the room and the rest of the property. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon!

5

2 minutes from the beach

Everyone

Tempurpedic bed and loose frame do not go together ;-).. great place to stay overall experience ,wonderful

By on Feb 22, 2016

Review comment responded on Feb 29, 2016

Thanks for your review! We apologize about the bed, our maintenance staff have taken care of the frame. Thanks for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon!

5

rio sands hotel

Families

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!

By on Sep 2, 2014