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Rio Sands Hotel

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  • Excellent45%
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  • Average9%
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AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
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2 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

Rooms clean, staff friendly, brunch/breakfast medium. Having hard time to grip fact that could not book room for one year in advance as have do in the past year(s). was told that couldn't book more than one year ahead. When paying for current stay (June...More

Thank rmatulich
Response from RioManager, Guest Services at Rio Sands HotelResponded 7 July 2016

Hi rmatulich, Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate your positive comments about our staff and the cleanliness of our rooms. We sincerely apologize for the issues you experienced in making your future reservations. If you're still interested in staying with us , please call...More

Reviewed 4 July 2016

Our family of 6 stayed at the Rio Sands Hotel for 3 nights and had a great time. It is within walking distance to the Rio Del Mar Beach and very close to Santa Cruz. Nice breakfast and accommodations!

Thank jcfreeley
Response from RioManager, Guest Services at Rio Sands HotelResponded 4 July 2016

Hi jcfreeley, Thank you very much for your review and your kind comments about the accommodations and the location. We're happy to see that you enjoyed yourself and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 28 June 2016

We stayed in a kitchen unit with our four kids. Very nice room that has been updated and nicely appointed with hardwood floors, ceiling fans 2 flat screens etc. Has two fold out beds and a seperate bedroom. Good breakfast and the pool area is...More

Thank Brian D
Response from RioManager, Guest Services at Rio Sands HotelResponded 30 June 2016

Hi Brian D, Thank you very much for your great review! We appreciate the generous comments about the room, the amenities, and our staff. We're sorry to hear you had some issues with noise, please don't hesitate to contact our front desk staff at anytime...More

Reviewed 28 June 2016

We just spent 2 days in the Rio Sands Hotel. We had 2 families in 2 different types of rooms. The front desk staff went above and beyond to accommodate a special-needs relative, and to add an extra night for us unexpectedly. The deluxe suite...More

Thank KristineH622
Response from RioManager, Guest Services at Rio Sands HotelResponded 1 July 2016

Hi KristineH622, Thanks for your review! We're very happy to see that our Guest Services team was able to help you enjoy your stay in beautiful Rio Del Mar. Thank you for staying with us and we're very much looking forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 27 June 2016

We enjoyed our stay with my grand kids . They loved the large pool and the hot tub.. Our location yards away from the pool and 1 block from the beach makes this is a Wonderful location. Its located a short drive south of the...More

Thank Edward C
Response from RioManager, Guest Services at Rio Sands HotelResponded 1 July 2016

Hi Edward C, Thanks for your review! We're very happy to see that our dedicated management team was able to recover your item and help you enjoy your stay in beautiful Rio Del Mar. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see...More

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Amenities
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Pool
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Meeting Rooms
Banquet Room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Room amenities
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
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Pool
Hot Tub
Heated pool
Outdoor pool
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Price range
US$159 - US$342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette, Suites, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$159 - US$342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette, Suites, Family Rooms
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George G
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I don’t believe so but I would call them.
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Karen F
16 July 2016|
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Response from CotatiKris | Reviewed this property |
I would call, but I believe they would accommodate you!
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Katie C
16 July 2016|
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Response from RioManager | Property representative |
Hello Katie, While we love our four-legged friends, we unfortunately do not allow dogs or any other pets. Thank you very much for your interest in the Rio Sands and we hope to hear from you!
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"Ask for room 133 as it is the only room that is inside."
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"We were up in 125 north of lobby. For winter we got a lot of light and warmth as our windows faced west which..."
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"Request a room and by the BBQ area."
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"Choose an upstairs room closer to Aptos Beach Drive (not towards the back, where traffic, making the hairpin..."
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