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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
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Very Good8.2
Beautiful beach
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities
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From 348 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Rio Sands Hotel - Aptos

More Info: 6823 2342

from S$124
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Junior Suite
  • Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed
  • Family Suite
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Kitchen Suite, 2 Rooms, King Bed, Queen and Sofa Bed
  • Junior Suite, 2 queen beds, sofa bed
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed
  • Room, Multiple Beds
  • kitchen suite, Queen bed, Queen sofa bed, twin sofa bed

What’s around Rio Sands Hotel - Aptos


  • Rio Del Mar Beach - 3 min walk
  • Monterey Bay - 3 min walk
  • Seacliff State Beach - 4 min walk
  • Aptos History Museum - 23 min walk
  • New Brighton State Beach - 31 min walk
  • Seascape Golf Club - 36 min walk
  • Cabrillo College - 2.1 mi / 3.3 km
  • Main Beach - 8.6 mi / 13.8 km

Getting around

  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 14 min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 41 min drive
  • Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) - 42 min drive
  • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) - 49 min drive
  • San Jose, CA (RHV-Reid Hillview) - 51 min drive
  • Free self parking

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • 50 rooms
  • 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

At the motel

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 property 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.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

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 property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 396 reviews

Rio Sands Hotel - Aptos
Clean place, fantastic free breakfast, kind staff. Great location for visiting friends/family in that area, and indeed, steps to the bay. My husband is a smoker, and I checked out the smoking section with him on this visit. Three sets of table-and-two-chairs, one with a roof, all facing a tall pottery-vase fountain. Very nice touch. Watching the rain from under that roof was a delight. Already booked our next visit!
Alexandra, us1 night trip
Rio Sands Hotel - Aptos
Very Good8.0
Nice little weekend getaway- the Rio Sands has a friendly staff who are welcoming and responsive. The room we stayed in had been updated and was clean and comfortable. One of the light switches in the bathroom wasn’t working, but reported it and they took care of it. The breakfast in the morning is nice, and now they have added blueberry pancake/waffle batter to the offerings, along with coffee, juice, cereal, toast, muffins... It is a convenient spot, close to the beach, the Rio Cafe (dinner) and Flatts (coffee and pizza).
Jennifer, us2 night trip
Rio Sands Hotel - Aptos
Nice stay in Aptos
Clean hotel with nice location and helpful friendly staff.
A Traveller, us2 night trip
Rio Sands Hotel - Aptos
Very Good8.0
Great beds
The beds were amazingly comfortable
Kathleen, us2 night trip
Rio Sands Hotel - Aptos
Love this place!
frederick, us2 night trip

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Rio Sands Hotel - Aptos

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