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4.4 out of 5

"Room faced the pool and was a couple blocks from the beach. " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 11 May 2021

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Hotel Description

Motel near Monterey Bay in Aptos

Oceanside stay

With a stay at this Aptos motel, you'll be well placed to visit Monterey Bay and Rio Del Mar Beach, both within half a mile (1 km). Also, Seacliff State Beach is within half a mile (1 km) and The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park is within 2 miles (3 km).

Business services

This motel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free Internet in public areas. There's an outdoor pool on site, and a 24-hour front desk and a garden are also provided.

Free Internet, flat-screen TVs

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 50 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Coffee/tea makers, hair dryers, and free toiletries are also available.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$110* Per night/room Dec 2 - Dec 3

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

kitchen suite, Queen bed, Queen sofa bed, twin sofa bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Room, Accessible

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Rio Sands Hotel ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Rio Sands Hotel

Everyone (8) Couples (2) Family (5)
5 out of 5
Room faced the pool and was a couple blocks from the beach.

Posted by on May 11, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 12, 2021 by Rio Sands Team

Happy to hear your stay was a success :)

5 out of 5
We stay at the sands twice a year. It's always a great stay

Posted by , from Gilroy California on Jul 25, 2020

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Jul 29, 2020 by Nick

Hi Tash, Thank you for your continued loyalty at Rio Sands Hotel! We cant wait to welcome you again!

5 out of 5
The grounds were very nice, pool and hot tub were clean, nice area. Very close to the ocean, great biking also.

Posted by , from San Andreas, CA on Oct 17, 2019

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Oct 18, 2019 by Rio Sands Team

Thank you for the 5 out of 5 rating. Happy you enjoyed your stay.

5 out of 5
Great place to stay only a block away from beach. There's also a couple places to eat and a convenient store all within a block. Rio sands is a great place to stay.

Posted by on Oct 15, 2019

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Oct 16, 2019 by Rio Sands Team

Thank You! Happy you enjoyed your stay.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 14, 2019

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Oct 14, 2019 by Rio Sands Team

Thank You! we are happy you enjoyed your stay.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 5, 2019

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Sep 5, 2019 by Rio Sands Team

Thank you for you 4 out of 5 rating !! We hope you stay with us again soon.

5 out of 5
loved the spacious room, such a bargain for labor day weekend

Posted by on Sep 5, 2019

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Sep 5, 2019 by Rio Sands Team

Thank you, happy you enjoyed your stay ;)

4 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 22, 2019

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Aug 23, 2019 by Rio Sands Team

Thank You for your 4 out 5 rating.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 15, 2019

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Jul 17, 2019 by Rio Sands Team

Thank You! were happy that you enjoyed your stay.

3 out of 5
Nice private pool and functioning hot tub. The rooms, however, had paper thin walls and ceilings. We could hear the slightest movement in the room above us. Also, our room was subdivided into two rooms and neither part had any ventilation whatsoever. We had to leave the bathroom window open to let any air at all into the room.

Posted by , from California on Mar 31, 2019

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Apr 2, 2019 by Rio Sands Team

Thank you we appreciate your feedback. We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us, We hope you give us a second chance in your future stays.

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

The following facilities are closed on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday:

  • Spa tub

The following facilities are closed on Friday and Saturday:

  • Spa tub

Property Features

A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and a meeting room. An outdoor pool, barbecue grills, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly Rio Sands Hotel. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Aptos motel.

  • 50 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • 1 conference room

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired internet

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Rio Sands Hotel offers 50 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. This Aptos motel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 1 AM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 1 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after 1 AM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Guests should contact this hotel in advance to request a dishware/utensils kit (surcharge applies).

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Kitchen/kitchenette fee: USD 50 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Rio Sands
  • Rio Sands Aptos
  • Rio Sands Hotel
  • Rio Sands Hotel Aptos
  • Rio Sands Hotel Motel
  • Rio Sands Hotel Aptos
  • Rio Sands Hotel Motel Aptos

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.