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Rio Sands Hotel, Santa Cruz (and vicinity)

2 stars
116 Aptos Beach DriveAptosCA95003United States of America, ‏‎800-491-6126
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Excellent4.0 / 5
Beach
Beautiful beach
Location
Great location
Pool
Great pool
Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities
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Rio Sands Hotel, Santa Cruz (and vicinity)

Hotel Info: ‎866-539-8117‎

from $160
  • Standard 1-3 People
  • Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofabed
  • Family Suite
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Junior Suite

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 50 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 4 PM-1 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 1 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21

Travelling with others

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service dogs only)

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Transportation

Parking

  • Free self parking

Also known as

  • Rio Sands
  • Rio Sands Aptos
  • Rio Sands Hotel
  • Rio Sands Hotel Aptos

Policies

Guests should contact this hotel in advance to request a dishware/utensils kit (surcharge applies). Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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 does not have elevators.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Kitchen/kitchenette use costs USD 50 per stay

Rollaway beds are available for USD 10.00 per night

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Barbeque grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa tub
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Picnic area

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Rio Sands Hotel, Santa Cruz (and vicinity)’s small print

Also known as

  • Rio Sands
  • Rio Sands Aptos
  • Rio Sands Hotel
  • Rio Sands Hotel Aptos

Policies

Guests should contact this hotel in advance to request a dishware/utensils kit (surcharge applies). Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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 does not have elevators.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Kitchen/kitchenette use costs USD 50 per stay

Rollaway beds are available for USD 10.00 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Recent reviews

Excellent 4.0 /5 from 194 reviews

Rio Sands Hotel, Santa Cruz (and vicinity)
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Nice relaxing get away.
Our stay here at the Rio Sands was very pleasant. Friendly staff,comfortable and clean room. The pool and spa where great. Very close to the beach, within walking distance. This place is great for families or couples looking to get away from the city. We will definitely be back.
2 night family trip
Rio Sands Hotel, Santa Cruz (and vicinity)
Good3.0 / 5
Bad first impression but great location
First impression was not so good. The Rio Sands Hotel is really a motel, where you park in front of the rooms. Our ground floor room was hot and smelled strongly like air freshener with no way to ventilate except by opening the doors at either end. Fine until you go to sleep, and then it was very stuffy with only a small window open and fans running (got an extra one from the front desk). Needs to be a way to get air in (lock to keep sliding door partially open but secure would help), as the beach air is wonderful. The beds and linens were great. Friendly staff. Excellent location near the beach.
1 night family trip
Rio Sands Hotel, Santa Cruz (and vicinity)
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Perfect place to stay while visiting the beach.
We've stayed at Rio Sand about 5 different times. They are updating their rooms so I'm always sure to ask for an updated room. Our room this time was on the second floor of the adjacent building where the complimentary breakfast is served. Room was clean and had an ocean view. The hotels proximity to the beach is unbeatable for the price. A deli and corner market within walking distance also.
1 night family trip
Rio Sands Hotel, Santa Cruz (and vicinity)
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Perfect Family Fun
Great time with my niece and her three kids. Made some great meals in our little kitchen and only a few steps from the pool.
3 night family trip
Rio Sands Hotel, Santa Cruz (and vicinity)
Good3.0 / 5
Beach Getaway
Great: The location is about 1 block from the beach (no views to speak of). Not so good: The hotel is old, and our room was very dated & disappointing. Better: The small garden near the pool is pretty, and the dining area is nicely decorated & welcoming.
1 night romance trip

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Rio Sands Hotel, Santa Cruz (and vicinity)

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