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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 Rio Del Mar Beach
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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Very Good8.2
Beautiful beach
Great location
Delicious food
Great room
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From 351 reviews

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Rio Sands Hotel - Aptos

More Info: 6823 2342

from S$128
  • from S$128
  • 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
  • + 4 more

What’s around Rio Sands Hotel - Aptos


  • Monterey Bay - 0.3 mi / 0.5 km
  • Rio Del Mar Beach - 0.3 mi / 0.5 km
  • Capitola Beach - 4.2 mi / 6.7 km
  • Seacliff State Beach - 0.3 mi / 0.5 km
  • Aptos History Museum - 1.2 mi / 2 km
  • Seascape Golf Club - 1.8 mi / 2.9 km
  • Cabrillo College - 2.3 mi / 3.7 km
  • New Brighton State Beach - 2.3 mi / 3.7 km

Getting around

  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 15 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.) - 48 min drive
  • San Jose, CA (RHV-Reid Hillview) - 51 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



  • 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.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 424 reviews

Rio Sands Hotel - Aptos
Great room, spacious, wonderful amenities, and the view was just topped it all off! The front desk staff was amazing and was very accommodating with letting us stay in our room when we extended our stay. Would recommend to everyone I know.
Jenel, us1 night romance trip
Rio Sands Hotel - Aptos
Very Good8.0
A Traveller, us3 night trip
Rio Sands Hotel - Aptos
Very Good8.0
Unfortunately I did not get the opportunity to use my balcony & enjoy the ocean view& sounds as it was a rainy weekend. However we did enjoy our overnight stay & would come again. Thank you.
Lyn, us1 night trip with friends
Rio Sands Hotel - Aptos
Very Good8.0
Convenient location near the beach
This I a convenient and affordable choice near the beach and our family.
DETER, us1 night family trip
Rio Sands Hotel - Aptos
Very Good8.0
Be aware! Noisy live in tenants!
This is probably our 5th or 6th stay in a family room with kitchenette. We love the great location, daily breakfast and outdoor pool, hot tub and BBQ area. However, this trip there were people living in the room above us. Every night between 12-3am they came home and were extremely loud dragging furniture across the floor, yelling at eachbother they, even ran their vacuum. Each time I voiced my concerns to the front desk and each day they told me they talked to them and that they had frequent complaints before. The staff did nothing and only kept saying "I'm sorry, that must be annoying." What's annoying is spending almost a $1000 for a 5 day family vacation and being awoke each night by live-in tweekers. They would not grant me a discount or move the loud people to another room stating they were paying a monthly rate for a lower grade room. So even though we did have great time during day using facilities beware and don't stay in room #102 below room #123
Angela, us4 night family trip

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