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Rio Sands Hotel

Star Rating
2 out of 5

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Reviews

4.1 / 5Very Good
1,057 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Rio Del Mar Beach
    2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Seacliff State Beach
    4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Cabrillo College
    4 min drive
  • Airport
    San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.)
    49 min drive

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    About this area

    Aptos

    Located in Aptos, Rio Sands Hotel is near theme parks and near the beach. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Mystery Spot are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Monterey Bay and Rio Del Mar Beach. University of California Santa Cruz Arboretum and Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the motel's quiet location.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Rio Del Mar Beach - 2 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Seacliff State Beach - 4 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Cabrillo College - 4 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Capitola Wharf - 6 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Capitola Beach - 6 min drive

    Getting around

    • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) - 49 min drive

    About this property

    Rio Sands Hotel

    This motel features an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour business center. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a meeting room, a 24-hour front desk, and a computer station. All 50 rooms provide free WiFi and free wired Internet, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves. Guests will also find coffee makers, hair dryers, and free toiletries.

    Property amenities

    Internet

    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi, Free wired Internet
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi, Free wired Internet

    Parking

    • Free self parking

    Food and Drink

    • Food and drink
    • Free continental breakfast available daily

    Things to do

    • Pool
    • Spa tub

    Family friendly

    • Refrigerator
    • Microwave
    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Outdoor pool
    • Family property
    • Free WiFi

    Guest Services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Daily housekeeping

    Business Services

    • Meeting Rooms

    Outdoors

    • BBQ grill
    • Picnic area

    Room amenities

    Bedroom

    • Cribs available
    • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
    • Blackout drapes/curtains

    Bathroom

    • Hair dryer
    • Shower/tub combination
    • Private bathroom
    • Free toiletries

    Entertainment

    • Flat-screen TV
    • Cable channels

    Food and Drink

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Refrigerator
    • Microwave

    More

    • Iron/ironing boards
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

    Nearby things to do

    Activities

    An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.
      4.1

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      2 - Mediocre
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      4.3
      Cleanliness
      4.3
      Service and Staff
      4.1
      Amenities
      4.0
      Property condition

      4/5 Good

      Family friendly, well-run and pleasant

      We were there midweek and had a great time in the pool with our kid. Walking distance to the beach, liquor store, a few restaurants, a deli. Everything you need. Mostly quiet except that cars are parked so close to the bedroom (and there is no AC) so when your window is open be prepared for it to get loud when people pass by/start their cars. Also, walls seemed thin, but really didn’t notice until later in the week when perhaps a more party-vibe comes in...

      Stayed 1 night in Sep. 2019

      5/5 Excellent

      Nice hotel, great location at a fair price. Good breakfast, just missed the scramble eggs

      Stayed 1 night in Sep. 2019

      5/5 Excellent

      The Rio Sands Hotel is a gem. We found it a few years ago and keep returning as often as possible.One block from the beach in a residential area. Close to lots of places to go. Capitola, UC Santa Cruz Botanical Garden and much more.

      Stayed 1 night in Sep. 2019

      4/5 Good

      This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
      Stayed 3 nights in Sep. 2019

      3/5

      Almost perfect stay.

      Hotel was beautiful. Continental breakfast was exceptional, and well manned. Only downfall was smoking area was directly down wind of our room 112. We could not leave the window open, and had to borrow a fan from the front desk as there was no air conditioning so the room was too warm to sleep well. Picture attached of smoking area in the garden outside of our patio.

      Stayed 1 night in Sep. 2019

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