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Rio Sands Hotel

2.0 of 5 116 Aptos Beach Drive, Rio Del Mar Beach, Aptos, CA 95003
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Upon our arrival at the Rio Sands reception desk, we were met with a very, friendly professional staff. Our second floor room overlooked the pool and beautiful lush landscaping including a lounge area and barbecue grill. Our room included a nicely appointed kitchen and living room. Our bedroom and bathroom was separate and had one of the most comfortable mattresses... More 

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RioManager, Guest Relations Manager at Rio Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you LVLlana for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review of our hotel and the beautiful area we are blessed to be in! We are always doing our best to insure our guests have an ideal experience when staying with us. We're also very happy to hear you enjoyed the continental breakfast in our Sands Building Banquet... More 

Salem, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly priced for a crappy room. Filthy discusting carpets so bad I wouldn't walk on them without shoes on. Very noisy. No breakfast at all. The tv has maybe 7 channels. Old and out of date furniture. The only thing clean was the towels and sheets. Find somewhere else to stay!

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RioManager, Guest Relations Manager at Rio Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your post. Did you inform our staff of the conditions you found your room to be in? As well with the cable issue rest assured had we known we would have done everything we could have to make your visit a pleasant one. Also, we actually do offer an extended continental breakfast... More 

Arnold, California, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

My husband and I came with our adult children and grandchildren. The family suites were very comfortable. The children loved the pool and hot tub after a day at the beach. The picnic area was so handy for family dinners. We had a GREAT time and the staff was wonderful Thank you!

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RioManager, Guest Relations Manager at Rio Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Laurie for taking the time to post such a great review! It is true a lot of families love staying with us for our location and great rates. We're constantly renovating and improving things around the hotel and the rooms to keep our standards up to par. Your high praise is greatly appreciated and we hope you and... More 

Auressio, Ticino, Switzerland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

from the welcome- to the studio-the stuff......the price and what you get for.....fantastic....and always helpfull personal in reception. clean rooms and beach around the corner.....thanks for all the effort you have done for us. greetings yamuna and yannick

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RioManager, Public Relations Manager at Rio Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you yamuna and yannick for taking the time to post your review. We hope you return soon and stay with us again in the future. We'll see you at the beach! More 

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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A very convenient motel close to beach. Comfy bed and good linens. I like the top white sheet instead of spread. Two rooms and a kitchen to use. Breakfast a liitle lacking in protein high in sugars but in a nice space

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RioManager, General Manager at Rio Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Gilbert, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We have a wonderful team that really enjoy what they do. As you have noted it is evident in the grounds, at the front desk and in the rooms. We hope to see you soon. Keep an eye out for our Website specials! More 

Gilbert, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Such a lovely place to stay! The grounds are immaculate and lush, the staff is friendly and helpful, and the prices are so very reaonable. We've been recommending it to only family members who will be traveling to Aptos. Oh, and it's only a short walk to the beach! We loved it!

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RioManager, General Manager at Rio Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It is evident that we do have a wonderful team. Our Maintenance, Housekeeping and Guest Services staff are the Best! Keep an eye out on our Web Specials. Hopefully we will see you soon. More 

Ripon, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Customer service was excellent. We stayed in the two room kitchen set up. The pull out sofa was not good, bars and springs were pretty apparent. The bedroom bed was excellent. The bathroom was very small with just a pedestal sink, had to put toiletries on the floor or on sink soap holder. The location is 2 blocks and an... More 

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RioManager, General Manager at Rio Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Wayway52, Good news! We will begin remodeling our rooms this Fall and Winter! We appreciate your constructive input. We will be replacing sofa sleepers and couches. This summer has been an incredible year for observing abundant sea life. Glad to hear you enjoyed the beach. More 

Sebastopol, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Comfortable hotel for singles, couples, or families. Short walk to nice restaurant/bar, deli, convenience store and flat, serene state beach (equipped with restrooms and showers for washing off the sand). Other establishments a short car ride away, and all the sights and sounds of Santa Cruz and its environs nearby. Hotel has a nice pool and a complimentary continental-plus breakfast.... More 

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RioManager, General Manager at Rio Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Bethany, Wow! thanks for the great review. I have a Front Desk position available! You couldn't have 'sold' the hotel any better! We sure hope to see you soon. More 

Pleasant Hill, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I don't know how many years we have been coming here. I know there have been a number of rebuilds and refurbishing over the years, The last one was a major upgrade and the place is great. Families, couples, and singles, it's all good. 2 blocks to beach and the little town of Aptos is great. You come here for... More 

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RioManager, General Manager at Rio Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Steveja. Isn't the upgrade terrific! We are getting great responses from our guest. Thank you We sure appreciate your positive input. Hope to see you soon. More 

San Jose, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I just want to thank Raquel for everything she did to help us have a fabulous fabulous vacation! Your hotel fit our family perfectly. Next time out we will have even more family with us! All our worries about our autistic little one having a hard time, well they never came true. And I know that's because Raquel listened to... More 

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RioManager, Manager at Rio Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Rene O, Thank you very much for your kind and sincere review. We do our best to "hear" what our prospective guests require when it comes to their accommodations. I've always lived by this aphorism: "We have two ears and one mouth for a reason"! I do recall speaking with your family regarding their needs. It makes me happy... More 

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