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4.3 out of 5

"We stay at the sands twice a year. It's always a great stay " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 25 Jul 2020

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Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$113* Per night/room Sep 9 - Sep 10

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Kitchen

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

kitchen suite, Queen bed, Queen sofa bed, twin sofa bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Kitchen

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel Description

Motel near Monterey Bay in Aptos

Oceanside stay

With a stay at this Aptos motel, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Monterey Bay and Rio Del Mar Beach. Seacliff State Beach and Potbelly Beach are also within half a mile (1 km).

Business services

This motel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free Internet in public areas. There's an outdoor pool on site, and a 24-hour front desk and a garden are also provided.

Free Internet, flat-screen TVs

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 50 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Coffee/tea makers, hair dryers, and free toiletries are also available.

Rio Sands Hotel ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Rio Sands Hotel

Everyone (8) Couples (2) Family (4)
5 out of 5
We stay at the sands twice a year. It's always a great stay

Posted by , from Gilroy California on Jul 25, 2020

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Jul 29, 2020 by Nick

Hi Tash, Thank you for your continued loyalty at Rio Sands Hotel! We cant wait to welcome you again!

5 out of 5
The grounds were very nice, pool and hot tub were clean, nice area. Very close to the ocean, great biking also.

Posted by , from San Andreas, CA on Oct 17, 2019

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Oct 18, 2019 by Rio Sands Team

Thank you for the 5 out of 5 rating. Happy you enjoyed your stay.

5 out of 5
Great place to stay only a block away from beach. There's also a couple places to eat and a convenient store all within a block. Rio sands is a great place to stay.

Posted by on Oct 15, 2019

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Oct 16, 2019 by Rio Sands Team

Thank You! Happy you enjoyed your stay.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 14, 2019

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Oct 14, 2019 by Rio Sands Team

Thank You! we are happy you enjoyed your stay.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 5, 2019

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Sep 5, 2019 by Rio Sands Team

Thank you for you 4 out of 5 rating !! We hope you stay with us again soon.

5 out of 5
loved the spacious room, such a bargain for labor day weekend

Posted by on Sep 5, 2019

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Sep 5, 2019 by Rio Sands Team

Thank you, happy you enjoyed your stay ;)

4 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 22, 2019

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Aug 23, 2019 by Rio Sands Team

Thank You for your 4 out 5 rating.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 15, 2019

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Jul 17, 2019 by Rio Sands Team

Thank You! were happy that you enjoyed your stay.

3 out of 5
Nice private pool and functioning hot tub. The rooms, however, had paper thin walls and ceilings. We could hear the slightest movement in the room above us. Also, our room was subdivided into two rooms and neither part had any ventilation whatsoever. We had to leave the bathroom window open to let any air at all into the room.

Posted by , from California on Mar 31, 2019

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Apr 2, 2019 by Rio Sands Team

Thank you we appreciate your feedback. We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us, We hope you give us a second chance in your future stays.

4 out of 5
Well kept property next to Rio Del Mar beach just south of Capitola. A little older, but clean and well appointed. Decent price for a weekday during spring break. Very kid- friendly, saw multiple families in pool area on our stay.

Posted by on Mar 29, 2019

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Mar 30, 2019 by Rio Sands Team

Thank you for the great review! We work really hard to be a comfortable family environment. Please come stay with us again!

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities are closed on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday:

  • Spa tub

The following facilities are closed on Friday and Saturday:

  • Spa tub

Property Features

A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and a meeting room. An outdoor pool, barbecue grills, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly Rio Sands Hotel. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Aptos motel.

  • 50 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • 1 conference room
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

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

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) (65.1 km / 40.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Rio Sands Hotel offers 50 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 1 AM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 1 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after 1 AM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be 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

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Guests should contact this hotel in advance to request a dishware/utensils kit (surcharge applies).

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. 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.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • No elevators

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Kitchen/kitchenette fee: USD 50 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Rio Sands
  • Rio Sands Aptos
  • Rio Sands Hotel
  • Rio Sands Hotel Aptos
  • Rio Sands Hotel Motel
  • Rio Sands Hotel Aptos
  • Rio Sands Hotel Motel Aptos

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.