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Torch Lite Inn

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Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, desk, blackout drapes
Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, desk, blackout drapes
Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, desk, blackout drapes
Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, desk, blackout drapes

Overview of Torch Lite Inn

Torch Lite Inn

2.5 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
500 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSanta Cruz Beach Boardwalk7 min walk
  • Popular LocationMonterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center12 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Cruz Wharf13 min walk
  • AirportSan Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.)43 min drive

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About this area

Santa Cruz

Torch Lite Inn is located near the beach and in an area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Monterey Bay and Capitola Beach, while Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Roaring Camp Railroads are popular area attractions. Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center are also worth visiting. Kayaking and water skiing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and mountain biking nearby. Guests appreciate the motel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 7 min walk
  • Main Beach - 8 min walk
  • Pacific Avenue - 9 min walk
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center - 12 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Wharf - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 43 min drive

Restaurants

  • Saturn Café — 8 min walk
  • Asti — 8 min walk
  • Beach Street Café — 9 min walk
  • Zachary's — 9 min walk
  • Poet and Patriot Irish Pub — 9 min walk

About this property

Torch Lite Inn

Art Deco Santa Cruz motel in Westside Santa Cruz, walk to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
A 24-hour front desk, free self parking, and free WiFi in public areas are available at this smoke-free motel. All 38 rooms feature comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, while conveniences include refrigerators and microwaves. Free WiFi and coffee makers are standard, as are LCD TVs with cable channels.
Torch Lite Inn offers 38 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 40-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries.

This Santa Cruz motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking

Things to do

  • Swimming pool

Family friendly

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Conveniences

  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoors

  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - 6:00 AM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from November 20 2020 to November 20 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Swimming pool

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per accommodation, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards and cash
This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Property is also known as

Torch Lite Inn
Torch Lite Inn Santa Cruz
Torch Lite Santa Cruz
Torch Lite Hotel Santa Cruz
Torch Lite Motel
Torch Lite Inn Motel
Torch Lite Inn Santa Cruz
Torch Lite Inn Motel Santa Cruz

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

3.2
Rating 5 - Excellent. 171 out of 973 reviews
5 - Excellent 18%
Rating 4 - Good. 271 out of 973 reviews
4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 253 out of 973 reviews
3 - Okay 26%
Rating 2 - Poor. 135 out of 973 reviews
2 - Poor 14%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 143 out of 973 reviews
1 - Terrible 15%

3.4/5

Cleanliness

3.2/5

Staff & service

2.9/5

Amenities

3.1/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The view of the Inn was not what I had imagined it to be. But once I walked into the room, I can see they had remodeled it. The rooms were nice and seemed to be clean for the most part.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Nice little motel loved the remodel the bed was very firm and was hard to sleep on that was the only issue
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice motel
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
The rooms were very nice, clean, updated. The bed wasn’t very comfortable. No pool. It was empty except with brown dirty disgusting water at the bottom. No convenient parking - people lived in the back section of the motel. The area around the motel is run down, not safe and lots of transients walking and hanging around.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
It was an easy walk to the board walk or downtown. It was clean, and the service was good. However, parking was hard, but we managed to find a spot and kept our car there. Service was good. Overall, I would recommend.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021