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Featured Motels in Aptos

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Monterey Beach Dunes Inn
Monterey Beach Dunes Inn
2.5 out of 5.0 3280 Dunes Drive, Marina, CA
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C$99
3.0/5 (1636 reviews)

This motel was under construction when we stayed here. The building is very old. We needed a room on the ground floor, and we didn’t feel safe becausw when you open the door, people can see everything inside. And men passing by stared at us every time we would open the door.

Reviewed on 9 Jul. 2019
Situated by the ocean, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Marina State Beach and Monterey Bay. Marina Dunes Preserve and Fort Ord Dunes State Park are ...
Motel 6 San Jose South
Motel 6 San Jose South
2.0 out of 5.0 2560 Fontaine Rd, San Jose, CA
Free Cancellation
C$114
3.1/5 (1040 reviews)

Housekeeping are amazing , our room is always spotless

Reviewed on 24 Jun. 2019
Located in East San Jose, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, Raging Waters, and Lake Cunningham Park. History Park is 2.8 mi ...
Mission Inn
Mission Inn
2.5 out of 5.0 2250 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA
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C$207
4.2/5 (455 reviews)

I was pleasently surprised upon checking that my rollaway bed request was not only honored but given a room instead with a queen size fold out sofa. The room was very well maintained and clean. My boys were delighted to see that there is even Netflix and other great subscription services on TV. The ...

Reviewed on 11 Jul. 2019
Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Swift Street Courtyard and Monterey Bay. Main Beach and Natural Bridges State Park are also ...
Motel 6 Gilroy
Motel 6 Gilroy
2.0 out of 5.0 6110 Monterey Road, Gilroy, CA
Free Cancellation
C$112
3.2/5 (791 reviews)

I like that as an affordable hotel it is comfortable and for the most part clean. My floor had some lint and hair from a previous guest but bedding and towels were all clean. Did not like that someone was smoking Marijuana in the hotel and the hallways had a very strong smell of it, someone’s smoke ...

Reviewed on 28 Jun. 2019
Situated in the suburbs, this motel is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Las Animas Park and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Gilroy Premium Outlets. Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park and ...
Motel 6 Monterey - Marina
Motel 6 Monterey - Marina
2.0 out of 5.0 100 Reservation Rd, Marina, CA
Free Cancellation
C$125
3.5/5 (1347 reviews)

Nice place. Quick late check in for one night stay.

Reviewed on 5 Jul. 2019
Located in the heart of Marina, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Marina State Beach and Monterey Bay. Marina Dunes Preserve and Fort Ord Dunes State ...
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz
2.5 out of 5.0 325 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
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C$163
3.2/5 (1596 reviews)

Room was very clean! Clean enough for a mom with anxiety and a 3 yo running around 😂 staff was very friendly. Pool was heated and is very well kept. Took maybe 5 mins tops to walk with a toddler to the pier/beach so no need for a stroller

Reviewed on 13 Jul. 2019
Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and Main Beach. Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz ...
Ocean Pacific Lodge
Ocean Pacific Lodge
2.0 out of 5.0 301 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA
C$192
4.0/5 (1906 reviews)

I loved the location. It was very clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful!

Reviewed on 14 Jul. 2019
Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Pacific Avenue and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Main Beach and Monterey Bay are also within ...
Motel 6 Watsonville - Monterey Area
Motel 6 Watsonville - Monterey Area
2.0 out of 5.0 125 Silver Leaf Dr, Watsonville, CA
Free Cancellation
C$109
3.3/5 (898 reviews)

The officers are very kind and nice; Rooms are clean; Location is very good

Reviewed on 4 Jun. 2019
Situated in Watsonville, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Watsonville Square Shopping Center and Ramsay Park. Pajaro Valley Historical Association and Pinto ...
Days Inn by Wyndham Gilroy
Days Inn by Wyndham Gilroy
2.0 out of 5.0 8292 Murray Avenue, Gilroy, CA
C$103
3.1/5 (872 reviews)

Liked the location Did not like the shape the room was in-countertop and sink were heavily scratched giving the appearance of dirty area

Reviewed on 8 Jul. 2019
Situated in Gilroy, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Las Animas Park and Gilroy Premium Outlets. Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park and Gilroy Golf Course are ...
Salt Air Lodge
Salt Air Lodge
2.5 out of 5.0 510 Leibrandt Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
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C$143
3.4/5 (567 reviews)

Very close to the boardwalk and beach, 2 min walk. Carpets were cleaned the day we arrived, room had 2 bedrooms which was nice for the kids!

Reviewed on 10 Jul. 2019
Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Ocean Street, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and Main Beach. Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz ...
Ocean Lodge
Ocean Lodge
2.0 out of 5.0 1015 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA
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C$117
2.8/5 (40 reviews)

Friendly staff and clean rooms, easy check in upgraded rooms

Reviewed on 2 Jul. 2019
Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz Wharf, and Monterey Bay. Mystery Spot and University ...
Campbell Inn
Campbell Inn
2.5 out of 5.0 675 E Campbell Ave, Campbell, CA
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C$194
3.7/5 (1474 reviews)

All good except bed pillows are worn out. Staff especially helpful! Great location & amenities

Reviewed on 9 Jul. 2019
Located in the heart of Campbell, this motel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from The Pruneyard Shopping Center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Winchester Mystery House and Santana ...
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Best Western Seacliff Inn

Best Western Seacliff Inn

7500 Old Dominion Court, Aptos, CA
    3.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.2 out of 5 (1170 reviews)

    Best Western Seacliff InnC$221

    21 Jul - 22 Jul

    Best Western Seacliff InnC$221
    Rio Sands Hotel

    Rio Sands Hotel

    116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos, CA
      2.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.1 out of 5 (936 reviews)

      Rio Sands HotelC$200

      11 Aug - 12 Aug

      Rio Sands HotelC$200

      Aptos Motels for the Frugal Traveler

      In the larger Santa Cruz area, you can select from 27 low-priced motels among more than 273 hotels and other lodging choices. When you pick one of these budget accommodations, you might not have many of the amenities found in a traditional hotel but you'll save more money to use for your vacation.

      By saving on your room price, you can enjoy all that Aptos has to offer. Top sights include Monterey Bay and Rio Del Mar Beach.

      Fun fact: The word "motel" was coined in 1925 in San Luis Obispo, California by the owner of the Milestone Mo-Tel. Often just a story or two, motel properties usually have outdoor access to guestrooms from the parking lot.


      Below are some of Expedia customers' favorite motels to choose from in the larger area:

      Rio Sands Hotel

      • Stay within a 5-minute drive of Monterey Bay and Rio Del Mar Beach.
      • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.

      Motel 6 Monterey - Marina

      • Free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities are available during your stay.
      • Central Aptos is 21.9 mi (35.3 km) away

      Beach Street Inn and Suites

      • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, free WiFi, and coffee shop.
      • Located 8.4 mi (13.5 km) from the heart of Aptos

      Monterey Beach Dunes Inn

      • Central Aptos is 21.7 mi (34.9 km) away
      • An outdoor pool along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay.

      Ocean Pacific Lodge

      • 8.5 mi (13.7 km) from the heart of Aptos
      • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking.


      Things to Do in Aptos


      Visitors to Aptos speak highly of the beaches and restaurants. Enjoy all there is to see and do in this family-friendly, walkable area while you're sightseeing.

      Must-see local attractions include:

      • Monterey Bay
      • Rio Del Mar Beach

      These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

      • The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park
      • Seacliff State Beach
      • New Brighton State Beach

      You'll find these family-friendly sights in the area:

      • Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
      • Roaring Camp Railroads
      • Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds

      Aptos is also notable for its:

      • Biking
      • Camping
      • Cafés
      • Flowers

      Best Time to Visit Aptos


      Determine the optimal time to visit Aptos by reviewing these seasonal weather details:
      • The hottest months are typically September and October, while December and January are the coldest months
      • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 66° F and nighttime temperatures average 39° F
      • April-June: 72° F is the daytime average and 44° F is the nighttime average
      • July-September: Daytime averages are around 74° F and nighttime averages are around 51° F
      • October-December: The average temperatures are 73° F during the day and 39° F at night
      • Average rainfall is 23.03 inches in a year

      How to Get to Aptos and Around the Area



      Aptos Transportation
      NameTypeDistance
      Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal)Airport7.2 mi (11.6 km)
      San Jose, CA (RHV-Reid Hillview)Airport23.1 mi (37.1 km)
      San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.)Airport25.2 mi (40.5 km)