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Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
108 square feet
2 Queen Beds
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 4 guests
(up to 3 children)
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Other room types
Standard Room, 1 King Bed
108 square feet
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Kitchen Suite, 2 Rooms, King Bed, Queen and Sofa Bed
1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 6 guests
(up to 5 children)
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Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Kitchen
1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 4 guests
(up to 3 children)
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Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
108 square feet
1 Queen Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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kitchen suite, Queen bed, Queen sofa bed, twin sofa bed
1 Queen Bed and 2 Double Sofa Beds
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 6 guests
(up to 5 children)
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Junior Suite
2 Queen Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 6 guests
(up to 5 children)
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Family Suite
1 King Bed 1 Twin Bunk Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 4 guests
(up to 4 children)
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Deluxe Suite, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed
1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Sofa Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Room, 1 King Bed, Kitchen
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom
1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 5 guests
(up to 4 children)
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Get an overview of this hotel
Motel with free parking, walk to Monterey Bay

Popular property highlights

Free self parking
Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
24-hour business center
24-hour front desk

When you stay at Rio Sands Hotel in Aptos, you'll be by the ocean, within a 5-minute walk of Monterey Bay and Rio Del Mar Beach. This motel is 3.9 mi (6.4 km) from Capitola Beach and 9.2 mi (14.8 km) from Mystery Spot.

Make yourself at home in one of the 50 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include microwaves and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Enjoy recreation amenities such as an outdoor pool or take in the view from a garden. This motel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, a picnic area, and barbecue grills.

Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Renovations & Closures

During renovations, the motel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

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

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

A computer station is located on site and wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary. Business-related amenities consist of a 24-hour business center and a meeting room. This business-friendly motel also offers an outdoor pool, barbecue grills, and a garden. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Rio Sands Hotel has designated areas for smoking.

  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Luggage storage
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • 24-hour business center
  • Designated smoking areas
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Total number of rooms - 50
  • One meeting room
  • Free self parking
  • Number of floors - 2
  • Free WiFi
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free wired Internet
  • Computer station
  • Garden

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

Rio Sands Hotel offers 50 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the 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.

  • Premium TV channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Free WiFi
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free wired Internet
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Number of bathrooms - 1
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Cable TV service
  • Flat-panel TV

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-in time ends at 1 AM

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

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

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. 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. 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.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.The property affirms that it adheres to the Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global) sanitization guidelines and the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

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

Masks are compulsory at the property

Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly

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 follows sanitization practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Staff wears personal protective equipment

Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Mobile key entry is not available

Food service has been amended for enhanced safety

Debit cards not accepted

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

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

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

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

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global) sanitization guidelines and the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

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