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Rio Sands Hotel

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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Kitchenette
2 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Good customer service. Walking distance from the Beach and not too much crowd. Perfect for a weekend get away. Close to Sea Cliff beach, a few minutes drive to Capitola or Santa Cruz. Niece and quite beach.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a block from the beach and the paved beach walk, this very clean hotel with excellent front desk personnel and spacious room was a wonderful choice. The kitchenette in the room was much more than expected. The room is quite dated but in good...More

1  Thank portlandorer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had such a great mini-vacation just two weeks ago staying at this hotel that we came back! We requested the same room and were thrilled to be accomodated. The balcony was terrific, giving us a bit of a view of the ocean.

Thank AnnetteSteele
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Motel, clean well managed and appointed. Attentive staff nice grounds very close to beach and restaurants. One of the best deals in this part of California far and away! I spend a fair amount of time traveling this area and rarely come across such...More

Thank Rick S
Reviewed March 14, 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

4  Thank 50PlusCalifornia
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
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
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Price range
$164 - $343 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette, Suites, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
$164 - $343 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette, Suites, Family Rooms
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George G
February 18, 2018|
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I don’t believe so but I would call them.
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Karen F
July 16, 2016|
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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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"Ask for room 133 as it is the only room that is inside."
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"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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