Rio Vista Suites

611 Third StreetSanta Cruz95060USA
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About Rio Vista Suites

Occupying an elegant 19th century building, Rio Vista Suites offers elegant and comfortable accommodation moments away from the beach and many popular local attractions.

The stylishly appointed rooms feature open fire places and wooden floors alongside modern amenities such as 40-inch flat-screen televisions, iPod docks, hairdryers, ironing equipment and tea and coffee making facilities. Some room have microwaves and fridges whilst upgraded suites boast river views.

Guests staying at Rio Vista Suites can relax in the cosy and comfortable lounge as well as help themselves to complimentary hot drinks and snacks throughout the day.

Complimentary continental breakfasts are available on-site whilst guests can enjoy their lunch and evening meals at some of the nearby restaurants such as the Saturn Cafe, The Picnic Basket and South Beach Pizza Company.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Centre and Santa Cruz Main Beach are all in close proximity to the guest house.


611 Third Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, USA
Telephone: +1(831)3258271 | Fax: +1(831)4267574 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Massage


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Great location for exploring the town on foot.

Guests were pleased to find that they did not need to rely on their cars during their stay as many of the places they wanted to see where just a short walk away. Many found it convenient being a few blocks away from the beach as well as the popular boardwalk with its numerous shops, bars and restaurants.

Perfect blend of old and new.

The guest house dated back to the 1890's and many who stayed here marvelled at the numerous original features such as the stained glass windows and open fire places. Despite the age of the building, guests said that they had all the necessary mod-cons in their rooms ranging from iPod docks through to microwaves and fridges.

Pleasant and helpful staff.

The majority of the guests said that they felt well-looked after during their stay and mentioned individual members of staff by name stating that they went above and beyond in order to accommodate them. Guests said they received interesting information about the history of the building as well as helpful tips with regards to the local area.

Negative Reviews

Noise issues.

The guest house overlooks a rather busy road and those whose rooms were located at the front of the building said that they were disturbed by noise from the street below. Due to noise many were reluctant to open their windows.  Some also mentioned that they could hear creaky floorboards from the rooms above.

Some rooms on the small side.

Guests objected to the lack of space in the attic rooms as well as the sloping ceilings which many found constricting.

Obstructed views.

The views of the water were said to be obstructed by trees and houses much to the disappointment of guests who were expecting full scenic views.

Rating Overview

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8.2 out of 10 based on 1137 reviews