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Rio Sands Hotel - Aptos

2-star2 stars
116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos, CA, 95003, United States of America

Motel with outdoor pool, near Monterey Bay
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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Very Good8.4
Beautiful beach
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Delicious food
437See all 437 reviews
From 357 reviews

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Rio Sands Hotel - Aptos

More Info: 6823 2342

from S$141
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Kitchen
  • Junior Suite
  • Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Kitchen
  • Family Suite
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Kitchen Suite, 2 Rooms, King Bed, Queen and Sofa Bed
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom
  • kitchen suite, Queen bed, Queen sofa bed, twin sofa bed

What’s around Rio Sands Hotel - Aptos


  • Monterey Bay - 3 min walk
  • Rio Del Mar Beach - 2 min walk
  • Seacliff State Beach - 4 min walk
  • Aptos History Museum - 21 min walk
  • New Brighton State Beach - 29 min walk
  • Seascape Golf Club - 33 min walk
  • Cabrillo College - 44 min walk
  • Capitola Beach - 3.9 mi / 6.3 km

Getting around

  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 11 min drive
  • Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) - 38 min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 39 min drive
  • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) - 49 min drive
  • San Jose, CA (RHV-Reid Hillview) - 49 min drive
  • Free self parking

At a glance

Key facts


  • 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

WiFi rated super fast

  • Great for browsing, email, gaming, streaming and videochat



  • 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
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

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.

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Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 437 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Liked Rio Sands Hotel
This was part of our trip home from Arizona to Oregon. The hotel was clean and the staff were friendly. Nice pool and spa and grounds. We had an upper level room and even though couldn't see the ocean, there was a nice view of the neighborhood houses up high like a mini San Francisco. Walked to a restaurant that claimed ocean view but had to look over/past the cars in the parking lot. But, nice neighborhood and would stay here again.
Margaret, usRomance trip
Very Good 8.0
Great service and very helpful staff. The room was not very cleanly. A lot of items from the last tenant.
Charles, usTrip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Best hotel in Aptos!
Amazing pool and hot tub, location can’t be beat!
Brad, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
love the suites. they are clean and comfortable. the pool area seems impressive, although I didnt get to enjoy it the short visit i had.
us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Nice location next to beach. Room was interesting but nice. Unfortunately the people above were noisy until well after 1 in the morning. Very frustrating.
us1 night family trip

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