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    Rio Sands Hotel

    116 Aptos Beach Dr, Rio Del Mar Beach, Aptos, CA 95003-4503
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    Overview
    • Excellent45%
    • Very good39%
    • Average9%
    • Poor4%
    • Terrible3%
    Travelers talk about
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    Kitchenette
    Wheelchair access
    Business Center
    Kids Club
    Private Balcony
    2.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 324 reviews

    Reviewed 2 days ago

    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
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Stayed for two nites, weather was beautiful, one block from the beach, nice pool area, breakfast nice, waffles, juice, coffee, bagels, toast, fruit. When in the area would stay again at the Rio Sands. We were in the green building, balcony had a view of...More

    Thank limone
    Response from RioManager, Front Office Manager at Rio Sands HotelResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for the wonderful review limone! So glad you enjoyed staying with us. I really love the rooms upstairs in the sands building. All of them are standard king rooms so it tends to be a lot quieter than the main building with all...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Our room was adequate and clean. There was no air conditioning which could be a factor on a warm day. The breakfast was good with the basics offered. We were provided with a ramp to make getting my walker in and out of the room...More

    Thank cutiepie364
    Response from RioManager, Front Office Manager at Rio Sands HotelResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you cutiepie364 for the great review! I am glad you found your room comfortable and clean and enjoyed our continental breakfast. We look forward on seeing everyone in the future for your stays in Aptos. Rio Sands Team

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    A nice hotel. The young man at the front desk was really great! He led us to laundry facilities and a great pizza place. The room was clean. There's a balcony, but you're just looking at the back of some buildings. The room we had...More

    Thank Brent R
    Response from RioManager, Front Office Manager at Rio Sands HotelResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for reviewing our Hotel Brent R! I am glad our staff was able to point you in the right direction in finding the laundry mat and the awesome pizza place. Aptos weather is usually pretty cool through out the year so we only...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    A comfortable motel. Before our arrival, the front desk checked another guest into the room they were holding for us. The desk clerk did his best to make this right, once we arrived, but the stay did not begin well. When we smelled gas in...More

    Thank willwiseman
    Response from RioManager, Front Office Manager at Rio Sands HotelResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for the review willwiseman, I am sorry for the mix up at check in, but glad that it got resolved. Things do happen sometimes although we prefer not to make mistakes we are glad that you were understanding and let us make things...More

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    About
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    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 Center with Internet Access
    • Room amenities
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Hot Tub
    • Heated pool
    • Outdoor pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • $95 - $234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Suites
    • Number of rooms
    • 50
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    • Location
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    • California >
    • Aptos
    • Also Known As
    • Rio Sands Hotel Aptos ,
    • Rio Sands Aptos
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    Traveler (50)
    Room & Suite (17)
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    Nearby Attractions
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    Karen F
    July 16, 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
    July 16, 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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    CaNative07
    April 16, 2016|
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    Response from Friendly2u | Reviewed this property |
    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
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    "Handicapped people should ask for a room on the first floor. No elevator."
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    "Upstairs in the new building, facing the water."
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    "If you really want a good room, stay somewhere else."
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    "Any room but #144 would be an improvement. They apparently save #144 for longtime customers."
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