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4.5 out of 5

"Very nice facility. Family friendly, pool and big bbq area with picnic tables and cushioned chairs. A block away from a beautiful beach, restaurant a ... " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 06 Oct 2022

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Hotel Description

Motel near Monterey Bay in Aptos

Oceanside stay

Within a 5-minute walk of the motel, you'll find Rio Del Mar Beach and Monterey Bay. 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).

Outdoor pool

An outdoor pool, free self parking, and barbecue grills are featured at this motel. WiFi in public areas is free. A 24-hour business center, a garden, and a picnic area are also on offer.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$120* Per night/room Feb 7 - Feb 8

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 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

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Rio Sands Hotel ratings based on 19 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 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 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Rio Sands Hotel

Everyone (11) Couples (2) Family (5)
4 out of 5
Very nice facility. Family friendly, pool and big bbq area with picnic tables and cushioned chairs. A block away from a beautiful beach, restaurant and close to golf courses. The continental breakfast is very good. Just wish it opened earlier than 7:30.

Posted by on Oct 6, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 24, 2022 by Rio Sands Team

Thank you for the feedback. We are happy to hear that your stay was a great one. We have recently changed continental hrs. to 7:30- 9:30 but have increased the food options. Which does require a bit more prep for our staff. Thank you for your understanding.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 30, 2022

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5 out of 5

Posted by , from Los Gatos on May 10, 2022

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4 out of 5

Posted by , from Reno on May 2, 2022

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 11, 2022

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 16, 2021

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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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Comment from Hotel Management

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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Comment from Hotel Management

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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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 16, 2019 by Rio Sands Team

Thank You! Happy you enjoyed your stay.

Renovations + Closures

The property will be renovating from January 16 2023 to February 11 2023 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Exterior

Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

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 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

  • 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

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

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

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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. 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. The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; 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. 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
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • 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.

  • A kitchen/kitchenette is available for an additional fee
  • 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.