Torch Lite Inn

500 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States
+1 831 426 7575

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rate per night

6,8

Good
based on 672 reviews
Torch Lite Inn - Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 1,2 km
Location rating 8,4
Nearest airport San Jose
Distance to airport 44,4 km

Rooms

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King rooms

R897+

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Unknown
R1 097 per night
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King bed
R1 116 per night
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R1 329 per night
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Unknown
R1 654 per night
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Unknown
R1 887 per night
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King bed
R2 261 per night
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King bed
R2 817 per night
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King bed
R897 per night
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King bed
R934 per night
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R984 per night
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King bed
R985 per night

Queen rooms

R964+

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R1 015 per night
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R1 077 per night
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Queen bed
R1 138 per night
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R1 165 per night
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Queen bed
R1 329 per night
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Queen bed
R3 059 per night
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Queen bed
R964 per night
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R966 per night
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Queen bed
R984 per night
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Queen bed
R991 per night

Reviews

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Traveller rating

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air conditioner in 17 reviews
board walk in 43 reviews
clean room in 171 reviews
close to boardwalk in 113 reviews
close to the beach in 11 reviews
continental breakfast in 82 reviews
curtains falling in 4 reviews
dirty carpet in 3 reviews
dirty sheets in 5 reviews
drug addicts in 4 reviews
good location in 76 reviews
location not far in 83 reviews
mold growing in 4 reviews
nice bed in 31 reviews
parking lot in 64 reviews
santa cruz in 14 reviews
swimming pool in 60 reviews
year old daughter in 6 reviews
  • Poor
    Aug 2017
    2,0

    A dump!!!

    Nothing, ok maybe the location

    We found five cockroaches in the room in about 30 minutes, including one on the headboard. There was pubic hair in the bathroom. We were on the second floor, but we could see their open, festering dumpster not 50 feet away. It looked like they had not even put fresh sheets on the bed. We were tired. We had to get up early, but we could NOT stay in this dump. The pics online made it look cute. The rating was not great, but it was good. I travel enough to know when people clean a room properly. This room had the appearance of not having been cleaned well in some time. There is no way you should even have this on your list of options, especially with a good rating! The place is a health hazard. We ended up at the Parralax which was a very nice place and worth the reviews and the money even though we only got five hours of sleep. I do not need to stay there or at The Ritz, but when you rate a place "good" it should be clean, devoid of cockroaches and pubic hair. Disgusting is mild when it comes to our reaction. I hope you will do something about it. I run my own business or I would start by calling the health officers in the city of Santa Cruz, but this your business and you should investigate for YOUR sake.

  • Okay
    Mar 2017
    5,1

    Somewhat rude

    It was fairly clean, room was pretty

    There was no soap! Had to go downstairs and ask for it. The guy on the reception was not nice at all. In the morning, when I went for continental breakfast, mykey wouldn't open the room, when I finally got in, same guy showed up and demanded to tell my room number to make sure I'm staying there. Ummmm.... He only saw me six hours ago to check me in and give me soap 10 min later. Btw, neighborhood is skatchy, but I don't look like a homeless.

  • Excellent
    Oct 2016
    10,0

    Love it!!

    So close to Santa Cruz. Also near food which is a plus. Quiet and relaxing and you get the HBO channel! reasonable price also. Provides a mini fridge and that's awesome.

    Towels are too small

  • Excellent
    Nov 2015
    8,5

    Good for the price

    On a family trip down to Southern California we were looking for a inexpensive motel to stay one night in. We found that in this motel. It looks a little rough on the outside but we were pleasantly surprised by how clean our room was. The room looked to be recently refurbished. The staff was friendly and helpful. The complimentary breakfast was simple, but good. If you're looking for a cheap room for a night of just passing through town, then this is perfect.

    The only downside to this motel was that our neighbors were coming and going all night. Luckily my kids are sound sleepers. Our bathtub was missing a drain plug. I was hoping to give my daughter a bath. When I called the front desk the man didn't seem too worried. He said he would bring one, but never showed. Also the beds were pretty firm, but for the price it overall was good.

  • Okay
    Aug 2015
    5,1

    Free breakfast

    Baby cockroach and ants inside room... YUCK!

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About

Overview

A stay at Torch Lite Inn places you in the heart of Santa Cruz, within a 10-minute walk of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

6,8 Good

based on 672 reviews

9,6

Beach

8,4

Location

4,0

Food

2,0

Amenities

Things to know

  • Spacious rooms
  • Beach nearby

Check in

15:00

Check out

11:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Parking
Complimentary breakfast
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
Laundry facilities
Hairdryer
Cable or satellite TV
24-hour front desk

Photos

Torch Lite Inn - Santa Cruz - Building All photos (35)
Torch Lite Inn - Santa Cruz - Balcony Balcony (1)
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Torch Lite Inn - Santa Cruz - Bedroom Bedroom (20)
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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Cocoanut Grove 0,5 km
  • Main Beach 0,7 km
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 1,1 km
  • Town Clock 1,1 km
  • Santa Cruz Wharf 1,3 km
  • Mission Santa Cruz 1,3 km

Getting around

San Jose 44,4 km
Monterey Regional 45,3 km
Santa Cruz, California 0,6 km
Scotts Valley, California 8,9 km

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