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Blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds, free WiFi
Blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds, free WiFi
Blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds, free WiFi
Blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds, free WiFi

4.1/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Business Services
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 Front Desk

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationRio Del Mar Beach2 min walk
    Popular LocationSeacliff State Beach4 min walk
    Popular LocationSeascape Golf Club3 min drive
    AirportSan Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.)49 min drive

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About this area

Aptos

Located in Aptos, Rio Sands Hotel is near theme parks and near the beach. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Monterey Bay and Rio Del Mar Beach. Roaring Camp Railroads and Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including whale-watching.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Rio Del Mar Beach - 2 min walk
  • Seacliff State Beach - 4 min walk
  • Seascape Golf Club - 3 min drive
  • New Brighton State Beach - 6 min drive
  • Capitola Beach - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • San Martin Caltrain Station - 45 min drive
  • AirportNorman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 49 min drive

About this property

Rio Sands Hotel

This motel features an outdoor pool, a 24-hour business center, and a meeting room. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a 24-hour front desk, a computer station, and a garden. All 50 rooms provide free WiFi and free wired Internet, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves. Guests will also find coffee makers, hair dryers, and free toiletries.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry sanitization guidelines of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator

Conveniences

  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • 1 meeting room
  • Computer station

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking

More

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4 PM - 1 AM

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 1 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday:
  • Spa tub
The following facilities are closed on Friday and Saturday:
  • Spa tub

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Kitchen/kitchenette fee: USD 50 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Guests should contact this hotel in advance to request a dishware/utensils kit (surcharge applies).

We should mention

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
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
4.1
Very Good
5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
373
3 - Okay
132
2 - Poor
41
1 - Terrible
26

4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

4.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family and small children
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It was dirty. The back door was open, there was hair and a leaf in the sink, other peoples belongings in the drawers, and more. Not happy for the price.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
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The breakfast bag was tackier than it needed to be. Hard cooked eggs and/or yogurt would be easy to add. The pastry was truly wretched.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2020

4/5 Good

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Short walk to beach. Friendly staff. Easy check in
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2020

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
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Nice room, hot tub out of service 😡 even after I called to make sure it was open.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
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superb location and affordable cost!!! walking distance to beaches, eateries, mini market.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020