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116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos, CA 95003 – Show map
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BBQ Facilities, Outdoor Pool, Grounds
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free! Wired internet is available in some hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free! Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Vending Machine (drinks), Vending Machine (snacks), 24-Hour Front Desk, Baggage Storage, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Fax/Photocopying
Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Family Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Designated Smoking Area
From 3:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Free! Up to two children under 5 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Any additional older children or adults are charged USD 10 per person per night when using existing beds.
Free! One older child or adult stays free of charge in an extra bed.
Free! One child under 4 years stays free of charge in a crib.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Pets are not allowed.
Cards accepted at this property
Rio Sands Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorize your card prior to arrival.
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Based on 89 reviews
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This Santa Cruz hotel features an outdoor pool with cabanas available and fire-pits for guest use. A restaurant and bar is on site. The modern rooms feature an iPod docking station and a cable TV.
Score from 329 reviews Very good
The spacious guest rooms at this Santa Cruz inn feature bathrobes, fireplaces and free Wi-Fi. Massage services and free guest parking are available. Twin Lakes State Beach is a 5-minute walk away.
Score from 212 reviews Wonderful
This Santa Cruz, California hotel features a seasonal outdoor heated pool and free Wi-Fi. It is 5.3-miles from the University of California Santa Cruz and guest rooms provide cable TV.
Score from 251 reviews Good
Just a 5 minute drive from the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, this hotel offers an outdoor pool and hot tub, has spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi and serves a daily continental breakfast.
Score from 290 reviews Good
Did not like cold breakfast.
Besides the room smelling like stale cigarette smoke, the breakfast "buffet" was lame; no bacon/meat, few eggs/ yogurt, stale cereal and muffins. Really couldn't be worse...
Has everything you need and is just a short walk to a beautiful beach. A real value!
Only one restaurant for dinner in walking distance
We were only at the hotel for one night, but it was fine. The rooms were good and the location was super. We would recommend this hotel.
Location is great. Room was very clean. Very nice view of the beach. Quiet. Will stay here again.
Continental breakfast pretty minimal. Hotel light shines in the room. Old t.v.
CLOSE TO OCEAN GREAT VALUE CLEAN quiet Roomy overall Comfortable bed Quality linens
Kitchen utensils sparse Awkward kitchen but it works
Staff was friendly Close to the Beach
No AC in the room, Ants all over the room No sleep because the room was too hot and traffic coming and going down the street
Great to have a family roomwith a separate room for kids and a proper kitchen. It had all the benefits of a rental apartment but with breakfast included and the beds made everyday. Literally seconds to the beach, really comfortable beds, helpful staff and the hottest jacuzzi ever.
Pretty much nothing
Too expensive for a noisy unclean room with no windows and no fans/air conditioning. Not a very welcoming place.
Close to beach and eating place. Bed is good and clean.
It is really very cheaply built motel! It is not worth the money I paid for. Very small room. Other staff are OK. Manager was not nice.
Rio sands was so very close to the beach! We went back and forth at least three times in one afternoon,evening!
Rio Sands was definitely NOT what I expected. The reviews were misleading. I did not think it was worth the price. Everything was squeezed in a small space. Too noisy...I could hear the conversations of the people in the parking lot, the people next door and the people above our room.
Location, walk to the beach and an excellent restaurant. Very good bed.
Breakfast wasn't that great. But, never is when included.
Love the location - close to the beach and there are a few nice places to eat close by. Pixie Deli makes the best freshly-roasted chicken! The staff are helpful and friendly, rooms are clean and well stocked with towels, etc. Pool and hot tub are clean and the area has lots of chairs and tables for lounging away an afternoon. The barbecue area is wonderful - comfy seating area, several pits and bbq tools - great place to make that perfect burger and enjoy the sunset.
Check in was at 3:00 but I wasn't able to get into my room until 4:30. Most days the room wasn't cleaned until late in the afternoon. One day I left the hotel at 9 a.m., returned at 5 p.m. and the room still hadn't been cleaned. The breakfast is quite heavy on bread products and it would be nice to have a few healthier options. Maybe a selection of yogurt and fruit other than canned peaches.
Room size, breakfast,
The location was nice & quiet at night.
Though the staff was pleasant and friendly, they were obviously young and not very experienced in customer service. When we arrived we were given no information about times and facility useage. We had to call to find out about breakfast, ice machine, check out time. On our second day our room was not touched until we returned & called after 4:00 pm. Most of all the breakfast was an absolute waste of time & money. Yes there was bread & costco muffins & waffles and canned fruit & juice. How much would it cost to provide a little yogurt & fresh fruit? In Europe all continental breakfasts offer at least that. Overall the hotel was ok, just lacking a little extra attention.
Great location-1block from beach Wi-Fi
Room was above pool areas & loud
It was close to the beach. Judith
The location was great, the vibe was very laid back, the facilities were great, very family oriented and that's what we were.
We thought we booked a suite with a kitchen but we misunderstood the online description. They were kind about it, but could not accommodate us as they were booked solid.
Clean and friendly staff
Full living room with 40" flat screen on the wall, full kitchen including full size fridge, stove and oven. AWESOME!
Can't think of anything.
Great location, nice breakfast. Maintenance staff was very courteous. Easy parking.
They never cleaned our room the first day and we had to request toilet paper. The futon situation was silly and uncomfortable. Why not have sleeper sofas? There is room. No elevator.
Perfect for families with school age children. Free parking, free continental breakfast, pool heated all year.
The two independent rooms were excellent The swimming pool is excellent.
the bathroom was just ok.
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