Rio Sands Hotel

397 Ratings
Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz

Why We Like It

  • Just a 2-min stroll from the Rio Del Mar beach.
  • Comfy rooms feature convenient perks like microwaves, mini-fridges and free WiFi.
  • Year-round heated outdoor pool means there's no excuse for skipping cannonball practice.
Rio Sands Hotel
Rio Sands Hotel
Rio Sands Hotel
Rio Sands Hotel


50 rooms.
Complimentary WiFi.
Complimentary self-parking.
No fitness center.
Outdoor pool.
Hot tub.
No pets.
No minibar.
No bar onsite.
No restaurant onsite.
Complimentary continental breakfast available.
116 Aptos Beach Drive
Aptos, CA

What Our Bookers Think

89% Liked It (397 Ratings)
Don G.
Always a great stay at the hotel. Amazing location and perfect accommodations. Super clean and my #1 place to stay to spend time on a great beach.
6 months ago
David S.
Good basic breakfast. Quiet location and a very short drive to the beach. The drive from the freeway to the hotel is a bit circuitous.
8 months ago
Eyoel A.
The check in said open until 12am but the office was closed when we arrived at 11pm. The mattress was very old and squeaky.
2 years ago

Need to Know

  • Rate displayed is per night, per room. Each room is guaranteed to fit 2 people. Extra guests are at the hotel’s discretion and may be subject to additional fees.
  • Check-in 4pm. Check-out 11am.
  • 18+ to book.
  • Photo ID and credit card required at check-in.
  • 100% non-smoking rooms.
  • Front desk closes at 12am. If you will be arriving after 12am, please call 831-688-3207 for check-in instructions.
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