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Rio Sands Lodge

205 State Highway 12, Rio Vista, CA 94571-1434
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Room & Suite (16)
Pool & Beach (4)
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Rio Sands Lodge
Updated 07/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


We are Family owned property located in Rio Vista, Ca. Our property features 21 spacious units; each with microwave, mini fridge and coffee pot. We also have a swimming pool on site. We are a short distance from local walking trails and fishing spots. If you’re looking for a quiet place to stay while exploring the area please contact us, we would love to hear from you! COVID 19 NOTICE: Due to the current situation related to COVID-19, travel restrictions at the state and local levels are changing rapidly. Rooms at our property are currently restricted to essential travelers/workers only. Please call our property directly for all available services, amenities,and gace covering requirements, per state mandates.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Electric vehicle charging station
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Golf course
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Rustic16 wrote a review Jan 2020
Clayton, North Carolina34 contributions26 helpful votes
1960’s vintage hotel. Only hotel in town. Furnishings dated and worn. Tiny sink. Floor and carpet need cleaning. Heater loud and mounted high so hot air stayed near ceiling. WiFi VERY slow. TV cable does work well.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Don’t book Room #1. Not sure about others.
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Valerie E wrote a review Apr 2018
oregon22 contributions3 helpful votes
Close motel in Rio Vista to stay at and not have to travel a distance to get too. Clean room, quiet. We were unable to use the pool, closed for repair, disappointed, as we had no notice. Also, would like an iron and ironing board in the rooms.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Eric R wrote a review Apr 2018
Sunnyvale, California18 contributions5 helpful votes
I had room #1 and it was great. It was large and well maintained with fresh paint on the walls. The bed was not as good as my own at home but I slept fine. And it was close to several good restaurants. And a short drive to the boat launch.
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Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: ground floor and you can park in front of your room.
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cheapoyromantico wrote a review Apr 2018
Cupertino, California, USA101 contributions28 helpful votes
This motel is ok, but toward the bottom end of “acceptable”. + double-pane windows work well to keep road noise out. + pet friendly, no charge; grassy area for doggy needs. + King bed (room #2) was comfortable. + Room is large, with desk. Desk chair is wood & not very comfy, though. + large upholstered chair + Fridge & Microwave, in-room coffee + McDonalds & convenience store are walking distance, but only if you can RUN across the highway. No stoplight, stop sign or crosswalk. +. There is actually an old downtown with shops and a few restaurants! 32” flat-screen TV has good picture but is hard to use (2 remotes) w/limited channels + As It’s the only hotel/ motel within 12 miles, it ain’t bad. Now, the not-so -great: - bathroom has no soap dish, so you set it on the sink top. - no shampoo supplied. - shower never got hot enough to need cold water added. - not inexpensive at $95. Better places for less in Stockton/Lodi. Overall, my wife, who is a Hilton kind of gal, was not unhappy. ‘Nuf said.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Alan C wrote a review Dec 2017
Wofford Heights, California, United States38 contributions6 helpful votes
We to a wedding on the Delta and needed a room that is pet friendly. Rio sands was the closest and the reviews were so so. The Pergo type flooring-in rm #18 was dirty. Not cleaned from the last tenant staying there. Walking around bare foot in the room, your feet are black. The shower is very small. About 30” square I’d say. There was a small fridge and microwave. The building is very dated but there is grass so your pets do have a place to go. Won’t recommend to friends
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
$119 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesCaliforniaRio Vista
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rio Sands Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Rio Sands Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Rio Vista Museum (0.3 miles), Re:church (0.7 miles), and RioVision Gallery (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rio Sands Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Rio Sands Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Rio Sands Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Rio Sands Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rio Sands Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tortilla Flats, Burgerlicious, and Foster's Bighorn.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rio Sands Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Rio Sands Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Rio Vista.
Are pets allowed at Rio Sands Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rio Sands Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Rio Sands Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Grand Island Mansion (9.3 miles).