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Rio Sands Hotel

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  • Terrible3%
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“bbq area”(12 reviews)
“santa cruz”(25 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
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2.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

First time staying here and we loved it!! Staff was friendly, rooms were clean and the continental breakfast was simple and easy! Everything you need is within walking distance. We will be back sooner than later!

Thank tarynwes
Response from RioManager, Guest Services at Rio Sands HotelResponded 14 July 2016

Hi tarynwes, We appreciate the gracious compliments about our awesome staff, rooms, and breakfast! Thank you very much for your review and we're looking forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 11 July 2016

in years past this hotel was more affordable but recent rate increases are slowly pushing families away from being able to stay here. it is a nice place to stay due to its close proximity to the beachMore

Thank jclabarber
Response from RioManager, Guest Services at Rio Sands HotelResponded 14 July 2016

Hi jclabarber, Thank you very much for your great review! We appreciate you continuing to stay with us throughout the years. We make every effort to provide reasonable rates which are competitive with other properties in the area. Thanks again for your review and please...More

Reviewed 10 July 2016

Nice property about a two blocks from Aptos beaches. People were nice and the rooms clean. Our king size bed was shoe horned into the room but with a two room suite it wasn't too much of an issue. The one problem was the beach...More

Thank karlinmargot
Response from RioManager, Guest Services at Rio Sands HotelResponded 11 July 2016

Hello karlinmargot, Thanks for your review! We're happy to see that almost everything worked out well for you and that you enjoyed the location and the amenities. We apologize for the fireworks, the neighborhood can sometimes be a bit hectic on the Fourth of July....More

Reviewed 8 July 2016

Hotel is 2 short blocks from the beach. We stayed 1 night over 4th of July weekend. It cost $250. Room was clean. Had a very very old kitchenette...something from 1960. But still, everything worked and the room had a balcony where we could sit...More

Thank colynyk
Response from RioManager, Guest Services at Rio Sands HotelResponded 9 July 2016

Hi colynyk, Thank you for your review! If we're fortunate enough to have you stay with us again, let us know what your preferences are when you're making a reservation. We can certainly set you up in a renovated room type of your choice. Thanks...More

Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Don't think of (or ask more of ) the "Sands" than to be a beach hotel. Tucked into a residential enclave just steps from the beach lies this "basic" hotel. Everything here is old school. It's not necessarily tired but certainly well used. Plenty of...More

Thank 809kevinw
Response from RioManager, Guest Services at Rio Sands HotelResponded 7 July 2016

Hi 809kevinw, Thank you very much for your review and your comments about our clean rooms and friendly staff! We are in the process of updating our rooms and have completely renovated several of them. We hope you decide to stay with us again and...More

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Awards & Recognition
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$106 - US$252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Family Rooms, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$106 - US$252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Family Rooms, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Room & Suite (18)
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Pool & Beach (3)
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George G
18 February 2018|
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I don’t believe so but I would call them.
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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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"Request a room and by the BBQ area."
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"Choose an upstairs room closer to Aptos Beach Drive (not towards the back, where traffic, making the hairpin..."
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"The rooms far away from the pool are in the old part of the hotel which are not worth even the off season..."
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"Handicapped people should ask for a room on the first floor. No elevator."
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