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Rio Sands Hotel

TravelocityUS$145*
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#2 of 6 Hotels in Aptos
Certificate of Excellence
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Newcastle, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first stay at this hotel will definitely turn into my "go to spot" when visiting the Santa Cruz area. This hotel is just a block from the beach, close enough to hear the rhythmic, periodic whoosh of waves crashing into the shore. The rooms are very clean with what may be a type of cypress wood floor, accentuated with...

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Berkeley, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to the Rio Sands for many years - my kids have, in part, grown-up playing poolside and meeting other kids along the way to share hot dogs and beach stories with. The pool and hot-tub and surrounding area are well kept, there is a lawn and BBQ area that are lovely, the breakfast is kid heaven...

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RioManager, Guest Services at Rio Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Nancy, Thanks for your awesome review, we're very happy to see that our staff are able to provide consistently excellent customer service. It's always a pleasure to see you visit us- you're like part of our family. Thank you for continuing to stay with us and we're looking forward to seeing you again!

Avon, Colorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

spend one night there and was positively surprised how well done this hotel was done. Friendly front desk and a wonderful breakfast room tastefully decorated. Room really nice and clean. Breakfast was tasty as well. Would go there in a heartbeat.

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RioManager, Guest Services at Rio Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Hi ChristinaSchoeni, We appreciate the gracious compliments about our awesome staff, rooms, and breakfast area! Thank you very much for your review and we're looking forward to seeing you again!

California
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We love the larger rooms with the kitchenette when traveling with our 4 kiddos. They love the quick walk to the beach and the pool/spa. Highly recommend for the area. Not really any close restaurants to walk to though

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RioManager, Guest Services at Rio Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Hi luv2teachkinder, Thank you very much for your generous review! We're very happy to see you had a great time and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 12 April 2017

The hotel was wonderful and relaxing, also right across the street from a spa. My husband and I walked across the street and received a wonderful massage, went for a walk on the beach and we got the best sleep ever.

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RioManager, Guest Services at Rio Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Jon D, Thank you for your wonderful review! We're very happy to see that you had a pleasant time with us. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we hope to see you again soon!

Healdsburg, California
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Rip Del Mar beach is a hidden gem and the Rio Sands hotel is the perfect place to take part of a true beach vacation. Parking-public restrooms-shower to wash off the sand, Rio Del Mar beach has sand, drift wood and Aptos creek to give your family everything they seek.

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RioManager, Guest Services at Rio Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Hi kendalto, Thank you for your wonderful review! We're very happy to see that you had a pleasant time with us. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great place to stay if you have a large family. The accommodations were roomy and comfortable. Visit the city of Aptos quite a lot and it was the first time I stayed there with my family. Would stay there again. Only complaint is it can be pricey compared to local home rentals. Have stayed in a local home rental as...

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RioManager, Guest Services at Rio Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Shelley A, Thank you for your wonderful review! We're very happy to see that you had a pleasant time with us. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we hope to see you again soon!

Union City, California
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We took a family trip to Aptos for Valentine's Day 2016. The hotel is walking distance to the beach and also several very good restaurants. The rooms are very nice and it has a nice outdoor gazebo and pool area.

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RioManager, Guest Services at Rio Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Dear vtmoonlady, Thank you so much for your great review and your generous comments about our hotel! Thanks for continuing to stay with us and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 9 December 2016

Coastal and superior. A truly superb experience. I have told ten of my friends to stay there...and they did! The room was clean, cool, and relaxing. The continental breakfast can't be beat! And only foot steps from the beach!

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RioManager, Guest Services at Rio Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Kris K, Thank you very much for your generous review! We're very happy to see you had a great time and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 5 December 2016

Love staying here. Very clean, front desk is very nice. Rooms r great, love the heated pool and jacuzzi. Great place for family vacation. Close to the beach, food, Santa Cruze boardwalk. We stay here at least 3 times a year. We tell everybody about it. Love there contenental breakfast, it's in a very nice area

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RioManager, Guest Services at Rio Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Tami D, We appreciate the gracious compliments about our awesome staff, rooms, and hot tub! Thank you very much for your review and we're looking forward to seeing you again!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rio Sands Hotel is by the beach. Just a 2 minute walk to 20 miles of walkable sea shore. We have rooms with fully stocked kitchenettes, a BBQ area, pool heated to 80 degrees year round. Enjoy our continental breakfast served daily. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rio Sands Hotel

Address: 116 Aptos Beach Dr, Rio Del Mar Beach, Aptos, CA 95003-4503
Region: United States > California > Aptos
Price Range: RM440 - RM1,499 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rio Sands Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Staff does attempt to meet special requests made in advance.”
Dmmay33, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“The further from the pool- the quieter your experience will be”
745nancyn, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Book a suite and have the massage therapists come to your room.”
B4289TWjond, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“our room was close to the office and right by our car!”
  • a view that cant be beat!
378krisk, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms r great.”
TamiD381, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
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