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Rio Sands Hotel, Aptos

2 stars
116 Aptos Beach DriveAptosCA95003United States of America, ‏800-491-6126
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Good3.9 / 5
Beach
Beautiful beach
Location
Great location
Pool
Great pool
Amenities
Great amenities
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Rio Sands Hotel, Aptos

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
  • Barbecue 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, Aptos’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

Good 3.9 /5 from 174 reviews

Rio Sands Hotel, Aptos
Good3.0 / 5
We paid a high summer rate which was not worthy of the accommodation. The family room was awkwardly laid out. The fixtures were old and the walls were very thin. If we paid half the price, then I would be giving it a higher rating. The room was clean and the staff were courteous. The highlight was the breakfast room. Very inviting and seemed recently upgraded. It would be nice to have access to the breakfast room at other times of the day as well for a place to gather. Great location for the beach.
1 night family trip
Rio Sands Hotel, Aptos
Good3.0 / 5
Disappointment at the Rio Sands
We stayed in a suite here for 2 nights intending to have our 2 boys (age 2 and 5) sleep in the bedroom on a cot while we enjoyed our evenings in the living room, BUT the bedroom was tiny! Not big enough to add a cot. The tiny living room was barely big enough to fit the twin sized cot in front of the tiny love seat. Also a tiny dining table. Felt a bit like a cave. Also dated bedding, etc. In addition, besides inflated room rates, it's $50 extra to stock kitchen with dishes/supplies. Crazy!! The pool and lawn area were nice though. The breakfast was mediocre, but did include fresh waffles. For coffee, go to the little coffee bar along the beach front. Great lattes! The Rio del Mar beach water is Stinky and brown. Polluted. For swimming I'd go to Seabright or Twin Lakes beach, or New Brighton beach just down the road.
2 night family trip
Rio Sands Hotel, Aptos
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Tired when I left
I had a good time up until 12:30 am until 2:30 am. A younger crowed got back to the room upstairs it woke me up dead in my sleep yelling pounding jump felt like the ceiling was coming down they were so rude and disrespectful, cnt believe the front desk didn't hear these fools.
1 night family trip
Rio Sands Hotel, Aptos
Outstanding5.0 / 5
great
Perfect everything
2 night romance trip
Rio Sands Hotel, Aptos
Fair2.0 / 5
Overpriced disappointment.
This the first time in my life I checked out in two hours. I paid almost $300 for a room which was barebones. I have seen better rooms in $49 motels. The rooms are cramped, look old, mine had a funky smell and I could hear loud neighbors from both sides. The view is of electric poles and the backs of decrepit buildings. After charging so much money for such junk - when I inquired about the missing plates and spoons - they politely informed me that I had to pay $60 extra for "Dish package". Everyone was very polite though... so yeah, great place to live if you want to feel all warm and fuzzy with the polite service. There is nothing else here.
1 night family trip

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Rio Sands Hotel, Aptos

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