Property Amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Free breakfast
  • Refrigerator

Property services

  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Children allowed
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Parking (limited spaces)
  • Free self parking
  • Parking onsite
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available


  • Outdoor furniture

Internet access in public areas

  • Wireless internet

In-Room Amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Fireplace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Shower only
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Jetted bathtub
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Balcony or patio
  • Furnished patio
  • Heating
  • In-room climate (air conditioning)
  • In-room climate control (heating)
  • Patio
  • Smoke alarms in rooms
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffeemaker

Media and electronics

  • Free WiFi
  • LED TV
  • Phone
  • Free local calls
  • LCD TV
  • iPod docking station
  • Cable TV service
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • Television
  • Flat-panel TV


  • Daily housekeeping


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination


Rio Vista Inn & Suites

198 Reviews #28 of 56 hotels in Santa Cruz

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Recent Reviews

kathybF7366CG wrote a review on November 13, 2022
Trip Type: Business

Charming, Comfortable, friendly

I periodically have to stay overnight in Santa Cruz and Rio Vista is my first choice for lodging. It has the charm that comes from being a Victorian home, the comfort of clean, modern rooms, and a...
MarkandAndreaLeeds wrote a review on August 19, 2022 Leeds, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples

Great location and fantastic service.

The place was spotless and smelled really nice everywhere. The Manager, Jeremy, I think, was so passionate about both the hotel and the area of Santa Cruz. Easy walk to down town and the boardwalk...
ColoStarr wrote a review on May 16, 2022
Trip Type: Solo travel

Luxurious and charming inn

I would definitely recommend staying at this delightful inn! It was easy to find, had plenty of parking, and was decorated so nicely. I was on a 10 day vacation and had my best two nights of sleep at...


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