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Top Rated Services & Amenities in Aptos, CA
Rio Sands Hotel

Room Features and Amenities

Consider our hotel in Aptos your home-away-from-home. Kickstart your mornings with a steaming cup of joe, made with an in-room coffeemaker. A microwave and refrigerator are provided for your convenience. Stay entertained for days with a cable flat-screen TV and high-speed WiFi. You are sure to have a restful day with our supremely comfortable mattresses, plush pillows, and fresh linens.

Property Features and Attractions

Be sure to take advantage of our property features and amenities when you stay at our hotel in Aptos, CA. Guests traveling for work will appreciate our 24/7 business center. California summers are hot, hot, hot! Cool off in a refreshing outdoor pool. A hot tub is also available for the cooler night hours. Both WiFi and on-site parking are free of charge. Our friendly front desk is available around-the-clock for you to drop by with questions or requests.

Policies, Location, and Attractions

Our hotel is 100% smoking-free. Guests who smoke must only do so in designated smoking areas. Unfortunately, pets are not allowed at our hotel in Aptos, CA. There are plenty of delicious restaurants to enjoy in Aptos and Santa Cruz, including Lillian’s Italian Kitchen, the Crow’s Nest Restaurant, and Soif. We within proximity to top attractions, including Seacliff State Beach, the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Roaring Camp Railroad, and Downtown Santa Cruz.

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Rio Sands Hotel amenities

ADA/Accessible Features for the Overall Property

  • All hallways and corridors free of any steps or abrupt vertical level changes
  • TDD Telephone
  • Accessible Registration Check-in Counters/Other Counters Serving Guests Have A Lowered Portion No More Than 36" High or Has A Folding Shelf At 36" High To Allow Persons Who Use Wheelchair
  • Signs on The Property Include Braille are Easy to Read and Free From Reflective Material
  • Accessibility Equipment for The Deaf
  • People in Need of Accessible Features Can Book Accessible Rooms During The Same Time and Terms That Others Can Reserve Rooms
  • No steps or abrupt level changes that will impede access for persons who use wheelchairs, walkers and other mobility aids between accessible parking and entrance
  • Hotel Provides Proper Number of Accessible Guest Rooms Stipulated by ADA
  • Wheelchair Accessibility Throughout Guest Room and Guest Bathroom per ADA Standards
  • All sidewalks and walkways free of any objects that pose a hazard to persons with low vision
  • TTY available at the front desk so that lodging facility personnel can communicate with persons who are deaf or have speech impairments
  • ADA Accessible Guest Room
  • Staff Has Access to Information About Guest Rooms
  • Accessible Guest Rooms with 32 Inch Wide Openings
  • Registration Desk, Lobby, Guest Rooms, and Exterior/Interior Amenities are Accessible From The Public Sidewalk
  • No steps or abrupt level changes that will impede access for persons who use wheelchairs, walkers and other mobility aids between accessible parking and guest room entry
  • Hotel Provides Proper Number of Accessible Parking Spots Including Van Accessible Spots Stipulated by ADA
  • Wheelchair Accessible per ADA Standards
  • Door hardware (lever, pull, panic bar, etc.) usable with one hand, without tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist
  • Van Accessible Parking
  • All doorways to and within Accessible Guest Rooms are Wheelchair Accessible
  • Staff is Trained to Offer Assistance to Ensure Accessibility
  • Accessible Pool Entrance
  • Roll-in ADA showers available
  • 32 Inch Wide Openings to Common Areas
  • On-Site Designated Accessible Parking
  • Key card reader positioned so persons who use wheelchairs may approach and operate the opener
  • Wheelchair Accessible Route From The Accessible Parking Space To The Facility’s Entrance, Registration Desk, Guest Room, and Exterior/Interior Amenities
  • Hotel corridors a minimum of 36” wide
  • WCAG Level 2.1 Website


These are general hotel policies. Policies may vary per room type. Please check the accompanying room details accordingly.

Check in Time: 04:00 PM Check out Time: 11:00 AM Currency: USD ($)

Children are welcome to stay at our hotel.


Unfortunately, pets are not allowed at our hotel near Aptos, CA.


Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Cash. This hotel reserves the right to pre-authorize credit cards prior to arrival.


48 hours


We have a 48-Hour Cancellation Policy. If you wish to cancel or modify a reservation, you must do it 48-hours before your arrival date. If you cancel or modify post the expiration of the Cancellation Period or you fail to show up, a no-show charge will be levied on your credit card for one full night plus tax. Non-refundable reservations cannot be canceled or modified - total reservation amount will be charged in case of cancellation or no-show. Special requests are subject to availability at check-in and cannot be guaranteed. Special requests may incur additional fees.



Our hotel near Santa Cruz, CA, offers comfortable guestrooms and first-class amenities.  Our property also features complimentary continental breakfast, a business center, an outdoor pool and hot tub, free parking, free WiFi, and an around-the-clock front desk. Please note that due to Covid-19 some amenities and services will not be available.


Rio Sands Hotel offers the following services: vending machines, fax/photocopying, luggage storage, meeting facilities, daily housekeeping, and 24-hour staff members. 


A private parking lot is free and available for guests. 


WiFi is free of charge.

Terms & Conditions

This property is privately owned, and the management reserves the right to refuse service to anyone. It will not be responsible for accidents or injury to guests or loss of money, jewelry, or valuables of any kind. Once checked in, no cancellations. Early check-in subject to availability. All linens are inventoried: missing or damaged linens will be charged. PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED. ADA defined service animals are welcome at this hotel and are exempt from fees. Children 17 and under stay free. Please be sure to select your guest room preference. Fees may apply. Any damages to the hotel property will be charged an additional fee upon assessment. If your reservation has been paid in advance or you elect to pay by cash, a security deposit via credit card will be required upon check-in and will be charged if damages outlined herein occur. A valid photo ID and a credit card are both required at check-in. The hotel takes a credit pre-authorization but does not accept cash deposits.