Rio Vista Inn & Suites Santa Cruz

Rio Vista Inn & Suites Santa Cruz

611 Third Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States
+1 831 621 2929

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Rio Vista Inn & Suites Santa Cruz
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About Rio Vista Inn & Suites Santa Cruz

  • Bed & Breakfast Room
    Enjoy a cozy breakfast in the morning
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free

Nestled in Westside Santa Cruz, Rio Vista Inn & Suites is a Victorian-style hotel that provides a scenic retreat for guests looking to escape the hustle and rhythm of the city. The hotel has a dozen elegant guest rooms, decorated with hardwood floors and modern conveniences. Standard room features include ironing facilities, microwaves, showers, private bathrooms, and hair dryers. The rooms also offer ADA-accessible features, including closed captioning television, wheelchair accessible route, and visual call alerts.

Renovated in 2013, Rio Vista Inn & Suites offers different attractions. Guests are served drinks and complimentary tea/coffee. The hotel is also situated next to several nearby restaurants, cafes, and bars offering a mix of choices. Additionally, it's set within walking distance to a cornerstone market and supermarket, so guests can go shopping. Other amenities include a private parking lot that’s open to guests and daily housekeeping.

The hotel offers no shortage of attractions. Guests can engage in surfing, swimming, kayaking and other water activities at any of the nearby beaches. The neighboring beach town also offers shops, eateries, and local highlights.

A 20-minute drive from Watsonville Municipal Airport (50 minutes from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport), Rio Vista Inn & Suites is set within a 10-minute stroll to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and 8 minutes from Main Beach. The Santa Cruz Surfing Museum is a half-hour’s walk from the hotel, while Monterey Bay is 20 minutes away.

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Amenities at Rio Vista Inn & Suites Santa Cruz

  • Adults only
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private bathroom
  • Air-conditioned
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Hairdryer
  • Golf

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Free toiletries
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Conditioner


  • River view
  • Fireplace
  • Seating area
  • Garden view
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Telephone
  • Tile/marble floor

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Blu-ray player
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV
  • DVD player


  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom

Things to do

  • Beach access
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Horse riding
  • Windsurfing

Accessibility and suitability

  • Disabled access
  • Adults only
  • No smoking
  • Designated smoking area
  • Private entrance


  • Alarm clock
  • Cleaning products
  • Wardrobe or closet

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Private parking


  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Garden


  • Iron and ironing board


  • Fax/photocopying

Services and conveniences

  • Bottle of water

Reviews of Rio Vista Inn & Suites Santa Cruz

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10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Comfortable, good location, quiet, clean. Nice fireplace and the staff was nice.
8.0 Very Good
Cons:A bit overpriced for the value but a nice place.
9.1 Wonderful
Pros:Staff was friendly and the room was great. I will stay there again when I go to Santa Cruz
Cons:I had trouble connecting to the internet.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:The location and friendly service. Great experience. Will return in the future.
3.7 Poor
Pros:Free Parking in secure lot
Cons:Room was too small for two people, no closet, no wifi when I checked in, no phone to call desk clerk (who wasn't on site) about issues. No elevator ( I have a mobility problem). Clerk answered my complaints with an attitude. I would not stay here again.


611 Third Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

What's nearby

  • Cocoanut Grove347 m
  • Main Beach0.5 km
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk0.9 km
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History1 km
  • Santa Cruz Wharf1.1 km
  • Town Clock1.3 km
  • Mission Santa Cruz1.4 km
  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum1.8 km
  • Santa Cruz Harbor1.8 km
  • State Lighthouse Museum1.8 km
  • University of Santa Cruz Arboretum3.1 km
  • DeLaveaga Golf Course3.8 km



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Distance to city centre

1.2 km

Nearest airport

San Jose

Distance to airport

44.6 km