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Rio Sands Hotel

116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos, CA 95003

+1 831 688 3207

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based on 398 reviews

About Rio Sands Hotel, Aptos

Value for money

Boasting outdoor tennis courts, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool, Rio Sands Hotel is located in Rio Del Mar and provides comfortable accommodation. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to visit local attractions. Rooms at the motel are comfortable and offer cable/satellite channels, a kitchenette and a refrigerator. They feature a private bathroom, wireless internet access and tea and coffee making facilities. For those who enjoy making the most of local restaurants and cafés, there is a large variety right on the doorstep. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk can be easily accessed by car.

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Standard Rooms - Panoramic view


$126 totalExpedia
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Double Rooms - Courtyard view


$226 totalTraveluro
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King Rooms - Mountain view


$315 totalExpedia
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Queen Rooms - Water view


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Hotel Amenities & Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Free parking
  • Business center
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities


  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette


  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Pool view
  • Storage available

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • 24hr front desk


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill
  • Balcony
  • Picnic area
  • Garden


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Fan
  • Free toiletries
  • Heating

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV

Accessibility and suitability

  • Increased accessibility
  • No smoking
  • Designated smoking area
  • Private entrance


  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom


  • Computer use available
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk


  • Minibar
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)

Pool and spa

  • Hot tub
  • Outdoor pool

Things to do

  • Board games/puzzles
  • Scuba diving

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking


  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Tennis

Places of interest near Rio Sands Hotel

Attractions in Aptos, California curated by momondo

Rio Sands Hotel location: 116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos, CA 95003

Restaurants and Cafés

Flats Bistro0.1 mi
Uncle Kwoks Szechwan Restaurant0.5 mi
Manuel's Mexican Restaurant0.5 mi
The Hole In The Wall Restaurant0.5 mi

Rio Sands Hotel Reviews

GreatBased on 398 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Very nice close to the beach. (in 71 reviews)
  • "Quiet, comfy beds, clean, great location." (in 51 reviews)
  • The breakfast was great! (in 48 reviews)
Cons -
  • The room was not cleaned well. (in 23 reviews)
  • Breakfast room under renovation. (in 21 reviews)
  • "Thin walls, poor tasting coffee in room" (in 4 reviews)

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Rio Sands Hotel room booking info

Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 4:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • There is a $15/night difference in the average price of 2 star hotels in Aptos ($141/night) and the average nightly rate at Rio Sands Hotel ($126/night).

  • Drive distance from San Jose to Rio Sands Hotel and vice versa is 27.1 mi and the overall drive time is about 1h 21min. Driving time can vary based on the time of day and traffic.

  • If you’re looking for a simple travel option from San Jose to Rio Sands Hotel, consider calling a taxi or rideshare service to take you to the hotel as well as around the city during your visit.

  • One of the easiest dining options for Aptos guests staying in Rio Sands Hotel is to get room service, which is available to all hotel guests.

  • Rio Sands Hotel does have a pool on site that hotel guests may use. Be advised that hotels typically have rules associated with pool usage. momondo would advise you to check with the front desk before taking a swim.

  • The best contact number for Rio Sands Hotel is +1 831 688 3207.

  • Yes, Rio Sands Hotel has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.