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We stayed an extra night and needed a place to stay found this great place and so worth the drive from the boardwalk because the room included a full kitchen and breakfast. Very quite location and very quick walk to the beach. We had six...More
We stayed in one of the Family Suites for five days. Clean, comfortable, friendly staff. My daughter and I shared the king bed, two teenagers shared the bunk beds. There was a pull out double sofa that we piled our bags on.
We were usually...More
Pros: Just a couple blocks from the beach, clean and spacious rooms, free continental breakfast.
Cons: No A/C, upstairs neighbors' footsteps are loud and people walking right outside the patio door are the downsides of being on the ground floor
Overall, a comfortable stay but...More
Spent a weekend at the beach with our family. Stayed in a junior suite that had a nice set up with bunk beds in the front room. Very convenient walk to the beach, convenience store, deli, and restaurants near by. Front desk staff were friendly...More
A very comfortable hotel that is run very well. We love it even though we do not have children anymore. The pool with kids is not offensive; people are generally respectful and nice. We live in NY and come to Aptos in conjunction with a...More
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
US$116 - US$333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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In the 25+ years I've been going to the Rio Sands, I have never heard of the hotel offering beach firepits (other than the one's they have on the property near the pool and hot tub for stationary cooking as I mentioned in my... More
In the 25+ years I've been going to the Rio Sands, I have never heard of the hotel offering beach firepits (other than the one's they have on the property near the pool and hot tub for stationary cooking as I mentioned in my review)
The hotel is about 100 feet walk down a small street to the beach (not facing it), the beach area also joins Seacliff State Park/Beach via a walking trail lined with group/small picnic areas and wooden stairs lead down to the beach.
There are usually a few fires already started on the beach at night and if you get there early enough you can probably find a used, cold, hollowed-out burnt out one ready to use.
I believe the fires at Rio Del Mar have a 10 pm curfew, all beaches and parks are different.
Sunset beach further south) is an all night beach I think but other beaches allow fires and can come with it different rules.
I hope you love your time there as much as much as I do.