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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

Our first impression wasn't that good. At first, our reservation date seemed to be wrong. The host couldn't cancel - we had to call hotels.com. We could stay there, but had to pay like 30$ extra a night. The host wasn't really friendly to us - actually, he was grumpy/rude. The room was good. Shower was ok, the sink looked...

Thank marinaandmike
Turlock, California
Reviewed 31 August 2015

This hotel doesn't even deserve 1 star! This hotel is way overpriced for the what you get. By far one of the worst hotels I've ever stayed at. Horrible customer service, dirty room. Never again! To top it off, rather than giving me back my deposit they charged me twice. DO NOT STAY HERE!!!!!

1Thank Brianna F
Minsk, Minsk, Belarus
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Hotel has a nice breakfast, swimming pool. Room has everything you need( refregirator,hair dryer,micro oven, iron,shampoo, soap, mini coffee maker,) Stuff is helpful. Every day cleaning. Five minutes walk to the ocean. Bad wi- if connection.

Thank Anastasia B
Northern California
Reviewed 4 August 2015

We decided to go to Santa Cruz on a Saturday and Sunday in early August. I must admit I was flabbergasted at the prices of motels in the area. I chose Torch Lite as it had availability and was close to the Boardwalk. We paid $350 for Saturday and $150 for Sunday night. The property is less than one mile...

4Thank keybjones
Lompoc, California
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

We stayed here at the last minute while in the area. It is an old motel located close to the boardwalk area and thus way over priced for what you get. The breakfast is minimal, the rooms clean but small and with few amenities. Recommend looking elsewhere for a motel when in the area.

1Thank Edward Y
San Marcos, California
Reviewed 8 July 2015

My wife and our two kids had plans in Santa Cruz the next day so I wanted to be close to the location we were going to in the morning. Here is the deal if your looking for a place close to the boardwalk it's great if your looking to get a descents night sleep FORGET IT!!! It is located...

Thank Edward R
Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

Torch Lite is one of those good for one or two nights hotels. The location is ideal if you want to walk to Santa Cruz boardwalk, there are a few restaurants also within walking distance. I thought the prices are a bit steep but I did book in the middle of June at the last minute. The rooms and bathrooms...

Thank soulprojector
Hanford, California
Reviewed 16 May 2015

We have stay here the last two visits to Santa Cruz and glad we found The Torchlite Inn. We visit 3-4 times a year and have stayed at several different places. This is by far our favorite place now. Room are clean, comfortable beds, microwave & frig, and property is clean an well maintained. There is a nice pool and...

1Thank Suzanne K
Healdsburg, California
Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

We came here as a group for a high school field trip, and I booked it because it was within our price range and close to the boardwalk. Overall, I thought it was great for a budget motel. One of the rooms for the students smelled like cigarettes when we first arrived so I switched with them, but after airing...

2Thank MGM1123
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

Been travelling for weeks and never had my housedustmite allergy given me any problems, until this place came along. It is dirty as well, only superficially cleaned (hairs, mold; check the fotos). Guy at reception was very unfriendly (unlike his fellow countrymen). Waited 10 mins at reception before anyone showed up. When I told him I had been waiting I...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Torch Lite Inn is located only 1500 feet from the Santa Cruz Beachboard Walk. Our hotel currently offers Free WiFi, Breakfast, and Parking for our guest. We are located within minutes of Downtown Santa Cruz and UC Santa Cruz as well. Come and enjoy our hospitality at the Torch Lite Inn. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Torch Lite Inn

Address: 500 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5124
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: ₹ 5,186 - ₹ 22,300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Torch Lite Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
Torch Lite Hotel Santa Cruz
Torch Lite Motel
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#12 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
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“I was on the ground floor and I could hear the people above me. I would suggest asking for a room on the second floor.”
janicealbert, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I do not have any helpful tips for this hotel.”
melissan665, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Stay away from Riverside Drive in Santa Cruz, cheap hotels charging expensive prices because people are desperate for a place to stay.”
briannaf291, 30 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Try to get a room at the end of the building to avoid the noise of people checking out early.”
markallanwainwright, 16 Apr 2015 | Read review
“All rooms face inward towards pool.”
jennymac39, 5 Nov 2014 | Read review
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