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Rio Sands Hotel

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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“bbq area”(13 reviews)
“santa cruz”(25 reviews)
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Suites
2 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Have never stayed here before but decided to give it a try because it is so close to the beach. So close that you can hear the surf if your windows are open! We had an upstairs room in the main building that had 2...More

1  Thank 50PlusCalifornia
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Cute older hotel that has been renovated. We got the kitchen suite that is on the first floor and RIGHT in front of the pool and BBQ area. This was nice. You can sit on the patio and watch your kids swim. This place seems...More

Thank Paige R
Reviewed 16 January 2018

We have visited the Rio Sands many times over the past five years or so. We are never disappointed. For the first time, we used the BBQ station. It was clean/spotless and in a quiet, very comfortable setting. But here's the best part: We booked...More

Thank essharps2018
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Aptos, CA 0 friends 1 review 1.0 star rating 10/21/2017 I have lived in Aptos for 15 years and friends and family have stayed at the Rio Sands on many occasions and were pleased with the accommodations. Two friends came to town last weekend and...More

Thank Robin R
Response from RioManager, Front Office Manager at Rio Sands HotelResponded 22 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review Robin, I am very sorry to hear the stay was disappointing.We are in the process of getting all of our rooms remodeled but it does take some time. Please call us direct and we can...More

Reviewed 20 October 2017

We have been to Rio Sands many times over the years but we had issues this time. We had problems with the heating and AC. We had the fan on in the afternoon but in the morning we really needed just a little heat. The...More

Thank TravelingOtter
Response from RioManager, Front Office Manager at Rio Sands HotelResponded 22 October 2017

Thank you for reviewing our hotel TravelingOtter, I love to hear that you have been staying with us for years! I am sorry that you found that our heater in the room was difficult to operate. If you contact the desk we can absolutely help...More

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About
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Beachfront
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Meeting Rooms
Banquet Room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Room amenities
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Pool
Hot Tub
Heated pool
Outdoor pool
Details
Price range
US$131 - US$283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Family Rooms, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$131 - US$283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Family Rooms, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller (50)
Room & Suite (18)
Dining (15)
Pool & Beach (3)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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George G
19 February 2018|
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I don’t believe so but I would call them.
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Karen F
17 July 2016|
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Response from CotatiKris | Reviewed this property |
I would call, but I believe they would accommodate you!
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Katie C
16 July 2016|
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Response from RioManager | Property representative |
Hello Katie, While we love our four-legged friends, we unfortunately do not allow dogs or any other pets. Thank you very much for your interest in the Rio Sands and we hope to hear from you!
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Room Tips
"We were up in 125 north of lobby. For winter we got a lot of light and warmth as our windows faced west which..."
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"Request a room and by the BBQ area."
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"Choose an upstairs room closer to Aptos Beach Drive (not towards the back, where traffic, making the hairpin..."
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"The rooms far away from the pool are in the old part of the hotel which are not worth even the off season..."
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