Torch Lite Inn

2 stars
500 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.7
out of 5
18 reviews
Very close to Beach/broadwalk and downtown

The staff are helpful The hotel is few block from beach/boardwalk and downtown and shopping.The... See full review

  • Sam from San Fernando
  • Sep 11, 2013
Great but noisy

Amazing for the price and great location. However, it was very noisy at night, you can hear people... See full review

  • InLovetrip
  • Apr 19, 2014
The Torch Lite Inn offers guests a relaxing atmosphere with modern amenities at an affordable price. Our beautifully landscaped 38-unit hotel offers business or traveling families clean and comfortable standard rooms. Families can enjoy our seasonally heated outdoor pool, free WI-FI, free breakfast and many other complimentary amenities. The Torch Lite Inn offers a convenient central location just 2 blocks from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. We are 3 blocks from our famous downtown with its many unique shops and restaurants. Our hotel is conveniently located 3 blocks from the Santa Cruz Fisherman's Wharf where you can enjoy water front dining. We are proud to be 100% smoke and pet free. The Torch Lite Inn, where it is a pleasure to have you as our guest!

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Torch Lite Inn Rooms

STANDARD - GUEST_ROOM
Our room with a king size bed offers a clean and spacious room for two persons. This standard room comes with a king size bed, microwave, fridge, coffee/tea makers, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, shower/tub or just shower bathrooms, free wireless internet, cable television with HBO, clock radio, free local calling, heating/air conditioning and free continental breakfast. These rooms are nonsmoking and pet free.
STANDARD - GUEST_ROOM
Our room with two queen beds are fit for a family of four persons. This standard room comes with two queen size beds, free wireless internet, microwave, fridge, coffee/tea makers, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, shower/tub bathrooms, cable television with HBO, clock radio, free local calls/voicemails, heat/air conditioning and free continental breakfast. These rooms are nonsmoking and pet free.
STANDARD - GUEST_ROOM
Our room with two double beds are fit for a family of four persons. This standard room comes with two double beds, free wireless internet, microwave, fridge, coffee/tea makers, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, shower/tub bathrooms, cable television with HBO, clock radio, free local calls/voicemails, heat/air conditioning and free continental breakfast. These rooms are nonsmoking and pet free.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Outdoor pool
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Dining

Downtown Santa Cruz dinind
Downtown Santa Cruz is walking distance from our hotel. Dining includes pizza, pasta, thai, indian, mexican, irish, asian, etc.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (18)

Ratings and reviews for Torch Lite Inn

Overall score

2.7 / 5
5.01.0
18 out of 18
Amenities:
2.7
Room cleanliness:
3.1
Hotel staff:
2.9
Room comfort:
3.1
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.1

61% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Mobo21
Business
San Luis Obispo, Ca
Apr 28, 2014

Torch Lite

This would have been a descend place if it was about half the price we paid.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
InLovetrip
Business
San Jose, CA
Apr 19, 2014

Great but noisy

Amazing for the price and great location. However, it was very noisy at night, you can hear people and the tv on the rooms next to you. I barely was able to sleep.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
The Dyste Fam
Business
Alameda, ca
Feb 16, 2014

Valentines Day refresher

We found a room here on Valentines Day for our family and only paid $20 for the night. The room was clean, staff was friendly, free breakfast, VERY convienient location. The walls were very very thin though and we had to hear alm the V day aftermath from the rooms next to us lol. Other than that we loved the place and you sure cant beat what we paid!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Super mom mimi
Business
San Lorenzo, CA
Jan 21, 2014

No more next time!

I got what I paid for. Staffs weren't friendly, dirty carpet, dirty toilet, noisy between rooms(where I could hear what was going on next door), one thing I couldn't stand was there was a toilet pump in the bathroom which looked totally cheap and disgusting!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mstjacques
Business
SF, California
Jan 13, 2014

great quality/price

So close of everything in Santa Cruz ! Not the super class hotel but perfect for one week end of visiting.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Torch Lite Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Getaway loving
Business
Southbay. Ca
Jan 13, 2014

Restful getaway

It is clean, decent, well supplied, breakfast of yogurt, fruit, cereal , bread, coffee & juice, quiet, wifi... friendly staff...For all of these, I would recommend Torch lite Inn!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Attegirl
Business
San Jose, CA
Jan 7, 2014

Dirty Room

I've learned my lesson! There's a reason it was cheap. The room was filthy. Popcorn and who knows what else on the carpet, and something sticky on the night stand. The worst part was the bathroom, mildew on the shower curtain, both kinds of hair all over the floor, toilet and shower, dirty toilet. Absolutely disgusting!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JahnB
Business
Hollister, Ca
Nov 17, 2013

Ok

This hotel is at a noisy intersection. Traffic can be heard intermittently day and night. There is insufficient lighting in the breakfast area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
5454
Business
San Diego
Nov 16, 2013

Ok place, good value

Large room with small fridge and microwave, and large TV that did not work well on the remote. Generally the place needs upgrading to more modern feel, but room was large and comfortable and great value for the cost.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Marianne's Ice Cream on Ocean ST.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Armandhammer
Business
Santa Cruz
Nov 13, 2013

Pleasant surprise.

I know it to be off season, but pricing was very reasonable & the room was surprisingly well appointed. First impression of exterior might be cause for concern but opening the door to the room revealed one of the nicest rooms of my budget minded visit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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