Rio Sands Hotel

Self Rated: 2.0 out of 5
116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos, CA, 95003, United States of America
4.1 out of 5 rating 965 reviews TripAdvisor Rating: 4.1
Property Details

Property Location

When you stay at Rio Sands Hotel in Aptos, you'll be by the ocean, within a 5-minute walk of Monterey Bay and Rio Del Mar Beach. This motel is 3.9 mi (6.4 km) from Capitola Beach and 9.2 mi (14.8 km) from Mystery Spot.


Make yourself at home in one of the 50 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include microwaves and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.


Enjoy recreation amenities such as an outdoor pool or take in the view from a garden. This motel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, a picnic area, and barbecue grills.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.


Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Rio Del Mar Beach - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Monterey Bay - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Seacliff State Beach - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Potbelly Beach - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Aptos History Museum - 1.7 km / 1.1 mi
Beer Can Beach - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
New Brighton State Beach - 2.4 km / 1.5 mi
Seascape Golf Club - 2.8 km / 1.7 mi
Cabrillo College - 3.7 km / 2.3 mi
Potbelly Beach - 3.8 km / 2.4 mi
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales - 5.6 km / 3.5 mi
Esplanade Park Beach - 6.3 km / 3.9 mi
Capitola Beach - 6.4 km / 3.9 mi
Capitola Mercantile - 6.4 km / 4 mi

The nearest airports are:
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 65.1 km / 40.5 mi
Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 13.7 km / 8.5 mi
Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) - 55 km / 34.2 mi
Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 51 km / 31.7 mi

The preferred airport for Rio Sands Hotel is Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC).

Check-in time starts at 4pm. Check-out time is 11am.
Property Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property Guests should contact this hotel in advance to request a dishware/utensils kit (surcharge applies).
If you are planning to arrive after 1 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Important Information

Please note, there is important information about this property to know before you arrive.

  • 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.
  • 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 advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

  • Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

  • Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

  • The property affirms that it adheres to the Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global) sanitization guidelines and the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.
  • Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

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

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Kitchen/kitchenette fee: USD 50 per stay

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

  • -Free self parking
  • -24-hour business center
  • -Free WiFi
  • -24-hour front desk
  • -Picnic area
  • -Garden
  • -Outdoor pool
  • -Free wired Internet
  • -Barbecue grill(s)
  • -Luggage storage
  • -Computer station
  • -One meeting room
  • -Designated smoking areas
  • -Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • -Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • -Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • -Wheelchair accessible parking
  • -Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • -Wheelchair-accessible van parking