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    Rio Sands Hotel

    116 Aptos Beach Dr, Rio Del Mar Beach, Aptos, CA 95003-4503
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    Overview
    • Excellent45%
    • Very good39%
    • Average9%
    • Poor4%
    • Terrible3%
    Travellers talk about
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Suites
    Kitchenette
    Wheelchair Access
    Business Centre
    Kids Club
    Private Balcony
    2.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 319 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We arrived a day early and they were able to accommodate us with a few clicks of the mouse. They even gave us a 1st floor room since my sister was not able to climb the stairs. Our room was freshly painted with a new...More

    Thank Terrynspencer
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Super affordable and close to the beach!!! Friendly And helpful staff! We keep coming back because you just can't beat this location and the price! JUST love Aptos!! Groceries are close by! and the beach is a sweet easy walk! no hassle with parking:)

    Thank Dawna H
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Would not allow me to stay downstairs , even with a special needs child- had to lug everything upstairs, even with vacant rooms downstairs. This old "motel" has a good location, but the rooms are not updated - Will not be staying here again. Paid...More

    Thank AngelaSac2015
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Rio Sands is in the Barfield Hotel Group. They have some well run lodging on the California Central Coast. In the Santa Cruz area the Capitola Venetian and the Aptos Rio Sands are part of the group. I've stay at the Rio Sands for decades...More

    Thank P7830SCjamesw
    Reviewed 17 August 2017

    We stayed an extra night and needed a place to stay found this great place and so worth the drive from the boardwalk because the room included a full kitchen and breakfast. Very quite location and very quick walk to the beach. We had six...More

    Thank Salli F
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    About
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    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Beachfront
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Banquet Room
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Room amenities
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Hot Tub
    • Heated pool
    • Outdoor pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$95 - US$303 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Suites
    • Number of rooms
    • 50
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    • Location
    • United States >
    • California >
    • Aptos
    • Also Known As
    • Rio Sands Hotel Aptos ,
    • Rio Sands Aptos
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    Room & Suite (17)
    Dining (15)
    Pool & Beach (3)
    Hotel & Grounds (37)
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    Karen F
    16 July 2016|
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    Response from CotatiKris | Reviewed this property |
    I would call, but I believe they would accommodate you!
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    Katie C
    16 July 2016|
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    Response from RioManager | Property representative |
    Hello Katie, While we love our four-legged friends, we unfortunately do not allow dogs or any other pets. Thank you very much for your interest in the Rio Sands and we hope to hear from you!
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    CaNative07
    16 April 2016|
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    Response from Friendly2u | Reviewed this property |
    In the 25+ years I've been going to the Rio Sands, I have never heard of the hotel offering beach firepits (other than the one's they have on the property near the pool and hot tub for stationary cooking as I mentioned in my... More
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    "If you really want a good room, stay somewhere else."
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    "Any room but #144 would be an improvement. They apparently save #144 for longtime customers."
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    "Call hotel for a good rate."
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    "Kitchenette was handy. Ground floor - no stairs."
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