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Rio Sands Hotel

Self Rated: 2.0 out of 5
116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos, CA, 95003, United States of America
4.0 out of 5 rating 363 reviews TripAdvisor Rating: 4.0

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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 9.1 mi (14.7 km) from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and 9.5 mi (15.3 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 recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Additional features at this motel include complimentary wireless Internet access, a picnic area, and barbecue grills.


A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily.

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
Aptos History Museum - 1.7 km / 1.1 mi
Beer Can Beach - 1.8 km / 1.1 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 - 3.9 km / 2.4 mi
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales - 5.9 km / 3.7 mi
Capitola Beach - 6.7 km / 4.2 mi
Capitola Mercantile - 6.8 km / 4.2 mi
Esplanade Park Beach - 6.8 km / 4.2 mi
Capitola Wharf - 6.9 km / 4.3 mi

The nearest airports are:
San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) - 65.1 km / 40.5 mi
Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 13.7 km / 8.5 mi
Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) - 55.1 km / 34.2 mi
San Jose, CA (RHV-Reid Hillview) - 66.1 km / 41 mi
Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 53 km / 33 mi

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

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 are 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.
  • 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). Please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
If you are planning to arrive after 1 AM please contact the property in advance 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.

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
  • -Spa tub
  • -Outdoor pool
  • -Free breakfast
  • -Free wired Internet
  • -Barbecue grill(s)
  • -Computer station
  • -One meeting room
  • -Designated smoking areas
  • -Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • -Luggage storage
  • -Garden
  • -Picnic area