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Within a 5-minute walk of this well-placed motel, you'll find Monterey Bay and Rio Del Mar Beach. Also, Seacliff State Beach is within half a mile (1 km) and Aptos History Museum is within 2 miles (3 km).
This motel features an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Guests will appreciate freebies like continental breakfast and free self parking.
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 10 Verified Reviews
Guest reviews for Rio Sands Hotel
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.
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!
Feb 1, 2019 by Guest Services
What a beautiful photo and nice review. Thank you so much. We hope you return to the Rio!
Great place at an affordable rate!
Nice place close to the beach
Oct 29, 2016 by Guest Services
Hello, We appreciate the gracious compliments about our breakfast and amenities.Thank you very much for your review and we hope to see you again soon!
Very close to beach
Nov 1, 2015 by Guest Services
Hi Nishi, Unfortunately, it can get a bit warm in the summer. Our Guest Services staff is available at any time to provide fans or any other necessities in order to make your stay more enjoyable. Thank you very much for your review and we hope you'll stay with us again in the future!
Bang for your buck
Jun 13, 2015 by Manager
Thanks so much for your post Norstan! we hope to see you again soon. Happy holidays
Close to beach and staff friendly.
Jun 13, 2015 by Manager
Thank you for your post. If you compare our rates to other hotels in the area that offer the same beach side location, room categories, and our friendly staff I feel we are still a great value to many travelers. We hope to see you again soon. Happy holidays
Nice room, a little noisy
Jun 13, 2015 by Manager
We do have a lot of families that come to the Rio Sands, but there are rooms available that are more private - ask us next time. Happy holidays
An old locale always picks the Rio Sands
About the Rio Sands HotelLocation 116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos, CA 95003
Rio Sands Hotel offers its guests an outdoor pool and a spa tub. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A 24-hour business center and a meeting room are available. Free breakfast is available daily. The business-friendly Rio Sands Hotel also features barbecue grills and a picnic area. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Aptos motel.
- 50 guestrooms or units
- 2 levels
- 2 buildings
- Continental breakfast (free)
- Business center (24 hours)
- 1 conference room
- Front desk (24 hours)
- BBQ grill(s)
- Outdoor picnic space
- Smoking in designated areas
Family Friendly Amenities
- Family Property
- Outdoor pool
- Free WiFi
- Free cribs/infant beds
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet
Free self parking
- Airport: San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) (63.6 km / 39.5 mi)
- Parking: Free self parking
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. This Aptos motel provides 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
- 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
Food & Drink
Guests are served free continental breakfast daily.
An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.
- Check-in time ends at 1 AM
- Check-in time starts at 4 PM
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.
Guests arriving after 1 AM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.
- Check-out by 11 AM
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.
- Free cribs (infant beds)!
- No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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. 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). Please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.
A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are 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.
- Only service animals are allowed
- No elevators
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.
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.
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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.