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    Rio Sands Hotel

    116 Aptos Beach Dr, Rio Del Mar Beach, Aptos, CA 95003-4503
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    Room & Suite (17)
    Dining (15)
    • Excellent45%
    • Very good39%
    • Average9%
    • Poor4%
    • Terrible3%
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    “bbq area” (11 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Wheelchair Access
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    Kids Club
    Private Balcony
    2.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 22 October 2017

    Aptos, CA 0 friends 1 review 1.0 star rating 10/21/2017 I have lived in Aptos for 15 years and friends and family have stayed at the Rio Sands on many occasions and were pleased with the accommodations. Two friends came to town last weekend and...More

    Thank Robin R
    Response from RioManager, Front Office Manager at Rio Sands HotelResponded 22 October 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review Robin, I am very sorry to hear the stay was disappointing.We are in the process of getting all of our rooms remodeled but it does take some time. Please call us direct and we can...More

    Reviewed 20 October 2017

    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
    Response from RioManager, Front Office Manager at Rio Sands HotelResponded 22 October 2017

    Thank you for reviewing our hotel TravelingOtter, I love to hear that you have been staying with us for years! I am sorry that you found that our heater in the room was difficult to operate. If you contact the desk we can absolutely help...More

    Reviewed 8 October 2017

    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 12 October 2017

    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 7 October 2017

    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 12 October 2017

    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 6 October 2017

    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 12 October 2017

    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

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    • 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 Centre with Internet Access
    • Room amenities
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Hot Tub
    • Heated pool
    • Outdoor pool
    • Price range
    • US$ 82 - US$ 209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Suites
    • Number of rooms
    • 50
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    • Aptos
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    Karen F
    17 July 2016|
    Response from CotatiKris | Reviewed this property |
    I would call, but I believe they would accommodate you!
    Katie C
    16 July 2016|
    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!
    17 April 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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    "The rooms far away from the pool are in the old part of the hotel which are not worth even the off season..."
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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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