WELCOME TO RIO SANDS HOTEL
We are delighted with the opportunity to have you as our guest and make your stay in Aptos, CA memorable.
Embrace sun, sand, and summer fun when you stay with us at Rio Sands Hotel in Aptos, CA, minutes south of Santa Cruz. This smaller California town packs a big punch with its tall redwoods, sandy seaside beaches, and sunset views on the great Pacific. Just minutes north of our property is the quintessential California beach town of Santa Cruz. It’s renowned for its spectacular nature site, the historic mission church, charming downtown, and famous boardwalk. Experience it for yourself when you stay at our hotel near Santa Cruz.
Our Aptos, California, Hotel offers a wide range of rooms to choose from to fit your wants and needs. Each of our wood-accented rooms and suites offers modern amenities, including a cable flat-screen TV, microwave, and refrigerator. Select suites include kitchens complete with an oven, stove, and a dining area. What’s more? Our property features a continental breakfast from 7:30am - 9:30am in our lovely banquet room, a refreshing outdoor pool, and an around-the-clock front desk. We can’t wait to welcome you to the Rio Sands Hotel.
Located off Highway 1, Rio Sands Hotel is nestled in the quiet Rio Del Mar neighborhood of Aptos in the county of Santa Cruz – minutes south of the city of Santa Cruz and just 35 minutes north of Monterey and Carmel. Our hotel in Aptos, CA, is nearby restaurants, shops, and cafés. Seacliff State Beach and Rio Del Mar State Beach are within a two-minute flat walk away from our property. The University of California Santa Cruz is 12 miles away. We are also within walking distance to other top attractions, including the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Roaring Camp Railroad, and Downtown Santa Cruz.
Because of a wide selection of room types, Rio Sands Hotel is a top choice among travelers in Aptos. Our guest rooms have unique features and special luxurious touches, not found in any other hotel near Rio Del Mar beach. We invite you to come and relax in one of our beautifully decorated and well-equipped guest Aptos hotel rooms.
We are located just a two-minute walk away from the world-famous Rio Del Mar and Seacliff State Beach, where you can frequently see whales breaching and dolphins playing and enjoy sunbathing and Pacific breeze. Our convenient location gives you easy access to Santa Cruz and Monterey and Carmel. Book your stay with us and explore the California Coast from the quaint town of Aptos!
A stay at The Rio Sands Hotel gives you the most value for your money, without skimping on luxuries. Throughout the year, we offer a variety of specials and packages, specifically designed to enhance your experience with us. Choose one that suits your needs, and rest assured that you will have a stay which is well spent and not to be forgotten!
WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY
ABOUT THEIR STAY
I wanted to stay at Rio Sands for a while, and it did not disappoint. We booked a family suite which has a queen bed. The room also has a kitchen with a large fridge, stove, microwave. It would have been perfect for a more extended stay, too. We could walk to the beach in just a few minutes. There are also a few restaurants and a little corner market nearby. Very cozy and comfortable and the staff is very attentive.
I have stayed at the Rio Sands before, and I just love the location, staff, and the rooms are clean and comfortable. I have been in a room with my best friend and my 3 nieces and there was plenty of space for all of us to relax. The kitchen is a big help with picky eaters. I highly recommend this hotel when visiting Aptos!