Room type

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Suite, 1 King Bed

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 2 infants)

Family Suite

Max Occupancy: 6 guests (up to 6 children, 6 infants)

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofabed

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Junior Suite

Max Occupancy: 6 guests (up to 5 children, 5 infants)

Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly motel with free breakfast and outdoor pool

Located in Aptos, Rio Sands Hotel is by the ocean, minutes from Rio Del Mar Beach, and close to Seacliff State Beach.

This family-friendly motel is within close proximity of Aptos History Museum and Seascape Golf Club.

Make yourself at home in one of the 50 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include coffee/tea makers and blackout drapes/curtains, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Enjoy recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, a picnic area, and barbecue grills.

A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily.

Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and a computer station. Free self parking is available onsite.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Rio Sands Hotel features an outdoor pool and a spa tub. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary. Business-related amenities consist of a 24-hour business center and a meeting room. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. This family-friendly motel also offers barbecue grills and a picnic area. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Rio Sands Hotel has designated areas for smoking.

  • One meeting room 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Spa tub 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Picnic area 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Computer station 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply) 
  • Total number of rooms - 50 
  • Free self parking 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Microwave 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast each morning.

Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 1 AM

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Only service dogs are allowed

No elevators


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Kitchen/kitchenette fee: USD 50 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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