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4.4 out of 5

"Great location! Friendly staff " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 09 Oct 2022

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Hotel Description

3-star Victorian hotel near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Westside Santa Cruz stay

A stay at this Westside Santa Cruz hotel places you within half a mile (1 km) of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and 2 miles (3 km) of Monterey Bay. Boardwalk Bowl and Cocoanut Grove are also within half a mile (1 km).

Property Amenities

Free WiFi in public areas and a garden are available at this hotel.

Room 17: Standard Queen - Located in House Next to Mansion

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$100* Per night/room Nov 27 - Nov 28

Room 4: Deluxe Queen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room 3: Standard Queen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room 9: An Economy Attic Queen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room 5: Deluxe Queen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room 12: Attic Queen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Rio Vista Suites ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 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 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Rio Vista Suites

Everyone (5) Couples (2) Family (2)
4 out of 5
Great location! Friendly staff

Posted by on Oct 9, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 11, 2022 by Jeremy - Manager

Thank you Charles fro staying with us! Please come see us again soon!

5 out of 5
Beautiful victorian home with modern updated rooms, great price and a short walk to the beach boardwalk.

Posted by on Aug 5, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 12, 2021 by FRONT DESK

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 14, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 25, 2021 by FRONT DESK

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

4 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 12, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 2, 2020 by FRONT DESK

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

5 out of 5
Very quaint hotrel It is close to downtown and the boarwalk. The rooms are very clean. I likednthat they offer beverages, coffee amd tea 24 hours a day. The breakfast is nice too.

Posted by on Aug 18, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 1, 2019 by FRONT DESK

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

5 out of 5
Cozy and charming property. Very close to boardwalk. Lovely and clean room.

Posted by on Jun 29, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 17, 2019 by FRONT DESK

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

3 out of 5

over priced, over rated

Pros: Clean, new.
Cons: Honest description of room. Shelves in bathroom.
Location: Downtown and boardwalk an easy walk
The room we booked was called a junior suite. While it had all amenities listed, the room was very small. About 18" along one side of the room for access to bed. Also while the bathroom was nice and clean, there was no room for our stuff. A couple of shelves for our toiletries, would be nice. Nice friendly staff. Breakfast was continental. Will be staying somewhere else next time.

Posted by , from Oakland, CA on Oct 12, 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: free parking, free wifi
Location: beach
very friendly service, nice and clean room, comfort bed, nice location

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015

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4 out of 5

Modern and comfortable!

Pros: Staff service, cleanliness, decor.
Cons: Curtains should be added for sunlight.
We stopped here for a night with my boyfriend and we were very happy with our choice to book a room here. The service was OUTSTANDING! We arrived late and we had let them know in advance (staff leaves front desk at 9PM) and we were given all necessary instructions via text. When we arrived around 9:30 PM there was no parking but we called the on- call number and someone was there within minutes to help us. The room was super cute and clean. It was a tighter space but the layout made the most use of the space. Their are larger rooms we saw upon checkout too. We stayed in room 6, the only one with a little porch to sit on. Everything was new and modern. They really did a great job decorating the place. It was really quiet when we arrived. The bed was SO comfortable and the sheets so soft. We turned the gas fireplace on opened the windows and watched a movie. It was really a great way to end the night. The only issues we had was the the light in the morning is BRIGHT! If you are a sensitive sleeper like myself.. take that into consideration. I head the garbage trucks all morning and it was hard to sleep with so much sunlight being let in. I would recommend they put some sort of curtains above the wood shutters to help with this issue. We were also able to hear other rooms in the morning (walls are thin) but it wasn't too bad. The front desk staff in the morning was great. We would stay here again and recommend it to our friends and family.

Posted by , from Los Angeles on Jun 23, 2015

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Property Features

As a guest of Rio Vista Suites, you'll find a garden and coffee/tea in a common area. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Victorian Santa Cruz hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Built in 1890
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Garden
  • Smoking in designated areas

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

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

Parking

Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

Rio Vista Suites offers 12 air-conditioned accommodations with fireplaces and iPod docking stations. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Santa Cruz hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. LED televisions come with cable channels. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Fireplace
  • IPod dock
  • LED television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM.
Guests arriving after 8:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 18 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Rio Vista Suites

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit 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

Long-term renters welcome

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit 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.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Cash is not accepted. Long-term renters welcome. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-out is available.

  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Long-term renters welcome
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Service animals not allowed

Fees

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

  • Resort fee: USD 12 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Bicycle storage
  • Internet access
  • In-room bottled water
  • Self parking
  • Parking
  • Housekeeping
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

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

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

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

Hotel Names

  • Rio Vista Suites Hotel Santa Cruz
  • Rio Vista Suites Hotel
  • Rio Vista Suites Santa Cruz
  • Rio Vista Suites
  • Rio Vista Suites Hotel
  • Rio Vista Suites Santa Cruz
  • Rio Vista Suites Hotel Santa Cruz

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.
  • Children 18 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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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.