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    Rio Sands Hotel

    116 Aptos Beach Dr, Rio Del Mar Beach, Aptos, CA 95003-4503
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    Overview
    • Excellent46%
    • Very good38%
    • Average9%
    • Poor4%
    • Terrible3%
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Suites
    Kitchenette
    Wheelchair Access
    Business Centre
    Private Balcony
    2.0 Star Hotel
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    81 - 85 of 314 reviews

    Reviewed 6 June 2016

    Older hotel,average but clean room, comfy bed. Friendly people. Loved proximity to the beach and places to eat. Good restaurant Rio mar Grill 2 blocks away. Also nice coffee shop and bakery wit good thin crust 2 blocks away.z Good for a get away weekend.More

    Thank scubanita
    Response from RioManager, Guest Services at Rio Sands HotelResponded 12 June 2016

    Hi scubanita, Thank you very much for your review and your comments about our rooms and location! We are in the process of updating our rooms and have completely renovated several of them. We hope you decide to stay with us again and we'll be...More

    Reviewed 4 June 2016

    Great place to be able to book just a few days before the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Staff was friendly, grounds were nice. Our room was next to the lobby so it was a little noisy with guests going in and out. I recommend that...More

    Thank tanshepherd
    Response from RioManager, Guest Services at Rio Sands HotelResponded 5 June 2016

    Hi tanshepherd, Thank you very much for your review! We appreciate the generous comments about our staff and grounds. We're sorry to hear you had some issues with noise, please don't hesitate to contact us at anytime regarding a noise issue or room assignment. Thanks...More

    Reviewed 1 June 2016

    Wonderful location only a block from Rio Del Mar Beach. There is a market and a couple of restaurants within walking distance. Hotel is great for families and large groups as there is a big bbq/picnic area next to the pool and jacuzzi. The included...More

    Thank RKgobears
    Response from RioManager, Guest Services at Rio Sands HotelResponded 2 June 2016

    Hi RKgobears, Thanks for your awesome review! We're happy to see that you enjoyed the hotel and the location. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon; we'll be sure to set you up in one of our beautifully...More

    Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

    Good value for the money and comfortable beds. Close proximity with the beach. The continental breakfast was ok in terms of quality, with average variety. Unfortunately the entire hotel, as well as the rooms and especially the bathrooms, are run down. Ok if you don't...More

    Thank masili
    Response from RioManager, Guest Services at Rio Sands HotelResponded 29 May 2016

    Hi Masili, Thank you very much for your review and your generous comments about our rooms and location! We are in the process of updating our rooms and have completely renovated several of them. We hope you decide to stay with us again and we'll...More

    Reviewed 27 May 2016

    the place was great - clean, staff very helpful and friendly. Wish the weather had been a little better (cold!) but can't control that. Close to the beach and other area attractions, including Cabrillo College, where we attended my sister's graduation. A very nice stay...More

    Thank smandelgiblin
    Response from RioManager, Guest Services at Rio Sands HotelResponded 28 May 2016

    Hi smandelgiblin, Thanks for your review! We're happy to see that everything worked out well for you and that you enjoyed the location and our awesome staff. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we hope to see you again soon!

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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 Centre with Internet Access
    • Room amenities
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Microwave
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Hot Tub
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$ 126 - US$ 367 (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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    Room & Suite (16)
    Dining (15)
    Pool & Beach (3)
    Hotel & Grounds (37)
    Bathroom (1)
    Family and Play Areas (1)
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    Karen F
    17 July 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
    16 July 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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    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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    "Kitchenette was handy. Ground floor - no stairs."
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    "Lots of noise in the area. If you are sensitive, it's not good for you."
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    "Staff does attempt to meet special requests made in advance."
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    "The further from the pool- the quieter your experience will be"
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