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Rio Sands Hotel

116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos, CA 95003 US
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2.0 Star Property Near Rio Del Mar Beach
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01/18/2022 - 01/19/2022
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Summary of Verified Reviews

81
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Summary of 583 verified reviews

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Rated 81/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Good beach hotel. Great pool. Great location. Beautiful beach."

Beach

99/100
124 reviews

"Beautiful beach."

Location

94/100
185 reviews

"Great location. Close to the beach, restaurants, and bars."

Pool

85/100
43 reviews

"Clean pool area."

Service

72/100
88 reviews

"Service is welcoming but the reception is subpar." Management is acceptable.

Cleanliness

67/100
63 reviews

"Rooms and pool area moderately clean but bathrooms are poorly cleaned." Moderately clean hotel facilities.

Breakfast

67/100
51 reviews

"Breakfast is average."

Amenities

67/100
44 reviews

"Great grounds and decent buildings."

Room

64/100
188 reviews

"Rooms are somewhat clean if poorly maintained, with typical beds and poor TV's." Small rooms and poorly cleaned bathrooms. Sub-par balconies and lacking A/C. Average minibars and furniture.

WiFi

0/100
11 reviews

"Wifi quality could be improved."

Rated 76/100 based on reviews from families.

"Great pool. Beautiful beach."

Beach

99/100
47 reviews

"Beautiful beach."

Location

95/100
62 reviews

"Excellent location close to the beach."

Pool

83/100
22 reviews

"Great pool."

Service

71/100
24 reviews

"Service is welcoming but the reception is subpar."

Breakfast

70/100
19 reviews

"Tasty breakfast."

Cleanliness

68/100
26 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable. Moderately clean hotel facilities."

Amenities

66/100
21 reviews

"Great grounds and decent buildings."

Room

59/100
68 reviews

"Room relatively tidy with acceptable beds and furniture." Room size is alright; bathrooms are small, and rooms poorly-maintained.

Rated 73/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Friendly service. Beautiful beach."

Beach

98/100
10 reviews

"Beautiful beach."

Location

94/100
16 reviews

"Excellent location close to the beach."

Service

72/100
7 reviews

"Fantastic service."

Cleanliness

65/100
5 reviews

"Quite clean."

Room

61/100
21 reviews

"Average rooms with standard beds."

Breakfast

58/100
7 reviews

"Breakfast is average."

Comfort

53/100
15 reviews

"Noisy but acceptably comfortable rooms with okay beds."

Wellness Area

40/100
5 reviews

"Wellness & sports facilities could be improved."

Rated 75/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

"Fantastic service. Great location."

Room

55/100
7 reviews

"Room is all right."

Rated 77/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Good beach hotel. Great pool. Great location. Beautiful beach."

Beach

99/100
124 reviews

"Beautiful beach."

Location

94/100
184 reviews

"Great location. Close to the beach, restaurants, and bars."

Pool

85/100
42 reviews

"Great pool."

Service

73/100
87 reviews

"Service is welcoming but the reception is subpar." Management is acceptable.

Breakfast

67/100
50 reviews

"Breakfast is average."

Amenities

67/100
44 reviews

"Great grounds and decent buildings."

Cleanliness

67/100
62 reviews

"Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms." Moderately clean hotel facilities.

Room

64/100
186 reviews

"Room cleanliness, beds and minibars are as expected." Deficient A/C in poorly-maintained rooms. Small rooms and poorly cleaned bathrooms. Unimpressive balconies and bad TVs. Good furniture.

WiFi

0/100
11 reviews

"Wifi quality could be improved."

Rated 75/100 based on reviews from families.

"Great pool. Good furniture."

Beach

99/100
47 reviews

"Beautiful beach."

Location

95/100
62 reviews

"Excellent location close to the beach."

Pool

83/100
22 reviews

"Great pool."

Service

71/100
24 reviews

"Service is welcoming but the reception is subpar."

Breakfast

70/100
18 reviews

"Breakfast is average."

Cleanliness

68/100
26 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable. Moderately clean hotel facilities."

Amenities

66/100
21 reviews

"Great grounds and decent buildings."

Room

59/100
66 reviews

"Rooms and beds are adequate. Small bathrooms and poor room maintenance."

Rated 74/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Friendly service. Beautiful beach."

Beach

98/100
10 reviews

"Beautiful beach."

Location

94/100
16 reviews

"Excellent location close to the beach."

Service

72/100
7 reviews

"Fantastic service."

Cleanliness

65/100
5 reviews

"Quite clean."

Room

61/100
21 reviews

"Average rooms with standard beds."

Breakfast

58/100
7 reviews

"Breakfast is average."

Comfort

53/100
15 reviews

"Noisy but acceptably comfortable rooms with okay beds."

Wellness Area

40/100
5 reviews

"Wellness & sports facilities could be improved."

Rated 79/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

"Fantastic service. Great location."

Room

55/100
7 reviews

"Room is all right."

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Property Description

When you stay at Rio Sands Hotel in Aptos, you'll be by the ocean, a 1-minute drive from Monterey Bay and 7 minutes from Capitola Beach. This motel is 8.8 mi (14.2 km) from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and 9.3 mi (14.9 km) from Mystery Spot.

Make yourself at home in one of the 50 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. 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 microwaves and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Rio Del Mar Beach - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Monterey Bay - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Seacliff State Beach - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Aptos History Museum - 1.7 km / 1.1 mi
Beer Can Beach - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
Potbelly Beach - 2.4 km / 1.5 mi
New Brighton State Beach - 2.4 km / 1.5 mi
Seascape Golf Club - 2.8 km / 1.7 mi
Cabrillo College - 3.8 km / 2.3 mi
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales - 5.6 km / 3.5 mi
Esplanade Park Beach - 6.3 km / 3.9 mi
Capitola Mercantile - 6.4 km / 4 mi
Capitola Historical Museum - 6.5 km / 4 mi
Capitola Beach - 6.6 km / 4.1 mi

The nearest airports are:
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 65.1 km / 40.5 mi
Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 13.7 km / 8.5 mi
Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) - 55 km / 34.2 mi
Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 51 km / 31.7 mi

The preferred airport for Rio Sands Hotel is Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC).

Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.

Enjoy recreation amenities such as an outdoor pool or take in the view from a garden. This motel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, a picnic area, and barbecue grills.

Amenities / Features

  • Check In: 4:00 PM
  • Check Out: 11:00 AM
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Luggage storage
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Number of meeting rooms - 1
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free wired internet
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Total number of rooms - 50
  • Number of floors - 2
  • Professional property host/manager
  • No elevators
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Free self parking
  • Computer station
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • 24-hour business center

Airport & Shuttle Information

San Jose International Airport (SJC) approximately 40 miles away.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

We offer a complimentary breakfast from 7:00am to 10:00am daily. Breakfast items include cereal, pastries, muffins, breads, hot waffle bar, yogurt, fruit, juices and coffee.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Service animals are allowed

Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions

Pets not allowed

No pets

Parking Info

We are limited to one parking stall per room. Bus parking must be arranged at time of booking.

Internet / WiFI

Our free wireless internet is available throughout our property for all guests.

Misc Fees / Policies

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 10.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

  • 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.
  • 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; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.
  • 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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.
  • Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.
  • Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.
  • This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global) and SafeStay (AHLA - USA).
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Cleaning Policies

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Staff wears personal protective equipment

Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas

Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Social distancing measures are in place

Contactless check-in is available

Individually-wrapped food options are available

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast

Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly

Temperature checks are available to guests

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 follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning

Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection

Cashless transactions are available

Masks are compulsory at the property

Food service has been amended for enhanced safety

Property follows sanitization practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)

Essential workers only - NO

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

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