Torch Lite Inn

2.5 star property
Art Deco Santa Cruz motel in Westside Santa Cruz, walk to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

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Torch Lite Inn

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Signature Room | Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, desk, blackout drapes
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Signature Room | Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, desk, blackout drapes

Overview of Torch Lite Inn

Popular amenities

  • Parking included
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Air conditioning
  • Free WiFi
  • 24/7 front desk
500 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationOcean Street5 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Cruz Beach Boardwalk7 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Cruz Wharf13 min walk
  • AirportSan Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.)43 min drive

Room options

Signature Room

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

Deluxe Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

Santa Cruz

Torch Lite Inn is located in Westside Santa Cruz, a neighborhood in Santa Cruz, and is near theme parks and near the beach. Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History and Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Boardwalk Bowl. Sky Glider 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.

What's nearby

  • Ocean Street - 5 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 7 min walk
  • Main Beach - 8 min walk
  • Pacific Avenue - 9 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Wharf - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 23 min drive


  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 7 min walk
  • Boardwalk Bowl - 8 min walk
  • Cruzin' Crêpes - 7 min walk
  • Hodgie's of the Boardwalk - 7 min walk
  • Marini's at the Beach - 8 min walk

About this property

Torch Lite Inn

Motel located in Westside Santa Cruz
Close to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Torch Lite Inn provides amenities like a terrace and laundry facilities. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Free self parking
  • Outdoor furniture, smoke-free premises, and a 24-hour front desk
  • A vending machine
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the overall condition
Room features
All 38 rooms feature comforts such as premium bedding and air conditioning, in addition to thoughtful touches like free WiFi.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Shower/tub combinations, free toiletries, and hair dryers
  • 40-inch LCD TVs with premium channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers


English, Spanish

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


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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking

Family friendly

  • In-room microwave
  • In-room refrigerator
  • Laundry facilities


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping


  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • No elevator
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Premium bedding


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


  • LCD TV with premium cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Heating
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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