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Torch Lite Inn places you within a 15-minute stroll of popular sights such as Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach. This 38-room motel has conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Located centrally in Santa Cruz, it's also close to University of California Santa Cruz and Santa Cruz Surfing Museum.


Free breakfast is offered each morning from 7 AM to 9 AM.


Torch Lite Inn's 38 rooms are air-conditioned and provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 40-inch LCD TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones, ironing boards, and desks are also available.

Property features

At Torch Lite Inn, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a seasonal outdoor pool, and free newspapers. There's free parking if you drive. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests. This motel also has laundry facilities.


  • Walking distance to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach
  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. This Art Deco motel also offers a seasonal outdoor pool, laundry facilities, and express check-in. Complimentary parking is available on site. Torch Lite Inn is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 38 
  • Free self parking 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

Torch Lite Inn offers 38 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. 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.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Microwave 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Dial-up Internet access (surcharge) 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

A complimentary breakfast is served each morning in the breakfast room between 7 AM and 9 AM.

Nearby Things to Do

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

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 3 AM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

No elevators


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Deposit: USD 50 per stay
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hotel Name

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

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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