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Rio Sands Hotel

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#2 of 6 Hotels in Aptos
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Berkeley, California
Reviewed 27 May 2016

The hotel is very close to beach,clean,well kept,pleasant and helpful staff. Affordable.Nice pool and hot tub. Expanded continental breakfast is included.I have stayed there many times and am always happy I did.

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RioManager, Guest Services at Rio Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Patti B, Thanks for your awesome review! We're happy to see that you enjoyed the room and our staff. It's always a pleasure to have our repeat guests visit us year after year. Thank you for continuing to stay with us and we hope to see you again soon!

Concord, California
Reviewed 24 May 2016

The front desk was more than helpful, she definitely went above and beyond. I have not had that excellent of customer service in a while. Thank you for all your help for our last minute stay. The room was nice and very clean. Our favorite part about this little hotel is that it is just a stones throw from the...

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RioManager, Guest Services at Rio Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Hi tracycorona, We appreciate the gracious compliments about our awesome staff and our amazing location! Thank you very much for your review and we hope you'll stay with us again soon!

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

This was our 3rd time staying here in the last 10 years. Every time was great! The first time we took advantage of the great Bbq area and kitchen. This last time we stayed longer and took advantage of the pool and jacuzzi. We met some great people there from other countries and from close by too! The staff were...

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RioManager, Guest Services at Rio Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Arbonna-Kathy, Thanks for your awesome review! We're happy to see that you enjoyed the room and the grounds. It's always a pleasure to have our repeat guests visit us year after year. Thank you for continuing to stay with us and we're looking forward to seeing you again!

Stockton, California
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Great hotel with well kept grounds, pool & Spa. Just a short walk to the beach and great places to eat close by. Complementary breakfast included with a good variety. This hotel is a definite repete .AAA and/or senior discounting

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RioManager, Guest Services at Rio Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Hi RLMartin1, Thank you so much for your great review and your generous comments about the grounds and our continental breakfast! Thanks for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon!

Stockton, California
Reviewed 16 May 2016

We enjoyed our stay. Haven't stayed at the Rio Sands for over 10 years and were pleasantly surprised at all of the wonderful changes! Room was very nice, bed comfortable and breakfast was great! We will definitely stay there again.

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RioManager, Guest Services at Rio Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Hi rlrug2, Thank you so much for your awesome review and your generous comments about our renovation! It was a pleasure having you stay with us and hopefully we won't have to wait another ten years to see you again!

Foresthill, California
Reviewed 14 May 2016

We love the Rio Sands! Our family of 5 can stay together in one room the convenience of a kitchen is great for a family. The pool and hot tub are great for the kids. The walk to the beach is nice and short.

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RioManager, Guest Services at Rio Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Stephanie H, Thanks for your awesome review! We're happy to see that you enjoyed your stay and our pool and hot tub. Thanks for staying with us and we hope to see you soon!

Napa, California, United States
Reviewed 14 May 2016

It was fortunate that we a GPS since getting to this hotel is a bit tricky. This is a great place to get away from it all, if this is what you want. The room was very large with a very nice bed. The bathroom was a bit dated with the tub with shower. I loved the good WiFi and...

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RioManager, Guest Services at Rio Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Napamel, Thank you very much for your review and your kind comments about the room and our secluded location. We're happy to see that you enjoyed yourself and we hope to see you again soon!

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Love the location and friendly staff. Chill atmosphere away from thw bulk of the SC tourists. Great beach too. Our room had a kitchen, which was really convenient with kids. We will definitely go back soon.

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RioManager, Guest Services at Rio Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Jen, Thanks for your review! We're happy to see that everything worked out well for you and that you enjoyed the location and our friendly staff. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 May 2016

The rooms aren't anything fancy, but they're clean and welcoming. The staff is always pleasant and helpful. My family really enjoys the facilities and we really appreciate the bar-b-que area. From the room to the beach is literally 100 steps. Even in a fairly busy small beach town we never fail to find easy parking at the hotel.

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RioManager, Guest Services at Rio Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Ken, Thanks for your awesome review! We're happy to see that you enjoyed the room and the amenities. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon!

Grayling, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This was a comfortable, clean, relaxing place to stay. The beach was within a very short walk and the pool and barbecue area is delightful. The staff was friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again if in the area.

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Hi Borchers_Canoe, Thank you so much for your awesome review and your generous comments about the grounds and our staff! Thanks for staying with us and we're very much looking forward to seeing you again!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rio Sands Hotel is by the beach. Just a 2 minute walk to 20 miles of walkable sea shore. We have rooms with fully stocked kitchenettes, a BBQ area, pool heated to 80 degrees year round. Enjoy our continental breakfast served daily. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rio Sands Hotel

Address: 116 Aptos Beach Drive, Rio Del Mar Beach, Aptos, CA 95003
Region: United States > California > Aptos
Price Range: $172 - $390 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rio Sands Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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