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Rio Sands Hotel, Aptos

2-star2 stars
116 Aptos Beach DriveAptosCA95003United States of America

No-frills Aptos motel with outdoor pool
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Beautiful beach
Great location
Great pool
Great amenities
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Rio Sands Hotel, Aptos

from $90
  • Junior Suite, 2 queen beds, sofa bed
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Kitchen Suite, 2 Rooms, King Bed, Queen and Sofa Bed
  • Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed
  • Family Suite
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Room, Multiple Beds
  • Junior Suite
  • kitchen suite, Queen bed, Queen sofa bed, twin sofa bed

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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


  • 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 not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

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
  • 24-hour front desk
  • 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
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • 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


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 10.0 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.

What’s around Rio Sands Hotel, Aptos


  • Rio Del Mar Beach (14-minute walk)
  • Seacliff State Beach (17-minute walk)
  • Aptos History Museum (23-minute walk)
  • Seascape Golf Club (36-minute walk)
  • Cabrillo College (44-minute walk)
  • New Brighton State Beach (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Sante Adairius Rustic Ales (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Capitola Mercantile (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)

Getting around

  • Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) 42-min drive
  • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) 49-min drive
  • Free self parking

Rio Sands Hotel, Aptos

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