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Torch Lite Inn

Santa Cruz Art Deco guestrooms with comfy beds

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
£78

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500 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, 95060, CA, United States of America
6.6.Good.
  • When looking at the pictures online this hotel appears to be a standard hotel. Nothing…

    Oct 1, 2021

  • Hotel appearance on the outside did not look like the pictures. It is a bit rundown...…

    Sep 23, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Easy parking
Quiet
Safe
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 38 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning

For families

  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Premium TV channels
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Terrace

What’s around

  • In Westside Santa Cruz
  • Ocean Street - 5-minute walk
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 7-minute walk
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach - 7-minute walk
  • Main Beach - 8-minute walk
  • Pacific Avenue - 9-minute walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Deluxe Room
  • Signature Room

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Westside Santa Cruz
  • Ocean Street - 5-minute walk
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 7-minute walk
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach - 7-minute walk
  • Main Beach - 8-minute walk
  • Pacific Avenue - 9-minute walk
  • Cocoanut Grove - 9-minute walk
  • Pacific Garden Mall - 11-minute walk
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center - 12-minute walk
  • Santa Cruz Wharf - 13-minute walk
  • Seabright Beach - 13-minute walk

Getting around

  • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) 43-min drive
  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) 18-min drive
  • Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) 46-min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) 46-min drive
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500 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, 95060, CA, United States of America

At a glance

Size

  • 38 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-6:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
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At the motel

Things to do

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

Services

  • 24-hour front desk

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers: 2
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

Freshen up

  • Bath with shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Recreation

Nearby

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

Fees & policies

Refundable depositPay at property

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per accommodation, per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless checkout is available.

Policies

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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 Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Eurocard and cash.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Also known as

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

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FAQs

  • Yes, Torch Lite Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 6:00 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Saturn Café (8-min walk), Asti (8-min walk) and Beach Street Café (9-min walk).
  • Have fun with activities such as hiking, kayaking and mountain biking, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course.
6.6.Good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Close to the boardwalk

    Dropping daughter off to UC Santa Cruz university.

    Kristina, 1 night family trip, Sep 21, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    I was hoping for a pool but the picture was miss leading because the pool was not open and looked like it had not been in operation in quite some time other than that it was nice

    David, 2 night business trip, Sep 20, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Could hear the neighbors tv through the wall most of the night

    1 night trip, Sep 19, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Check in was easy The pool was drained and nasty looking. Would’ve been nice to know ahead of time. I believe we paid a price fir a pool option My car was broken into on my last night and my computer, that was stashed in the trunk, and several other things were stolen. I believe my car didn’t lock. But it is easy access in then”car port” part of the parking. The sign that cameras are present was just for show so there was nothing for the cops to do.

    Heather, 2 night family trip, Sep 15, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Clean room but little fixes could be better…

    The light at the sink was on and off constantly. Refrigerator made tune sound when it’s on at the quiet night time.

    1 night business trip, Sep 7, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Basic

    Basic room. Nothing special. For the price we paid, I guess I expected a little more. The pool was green and empty, so that was not a good view. No iron/ironing board or coffee maker in the room as stated. Phone did not work. I had to call front desk to ask for an iron. They said they would send it up. We waited a couple of hours and nothing, so we went about our day, wrinkly clothes and all, came back later to find the maid left a coffee maker but no iron. Parking filled up fast as well. Will definitely pass next time.

    Priscilla, 2 night family trip, Sep 3, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Green Pool

    The rooms were clean and the staff were friendly. The pool was half full and green. This is unacceptable.

    Shantel, 1 night family trip, Aug 28, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Clean Hotel!

    Nice clean room. The bed is comfortable. Good location, walk 10 mins. to downtown and metro bus station to UCSC. The only thing I recommended is to bring ear plugs to sleep at night, bc it’s next to the traffic street.

    2 night family trip, Aug 18, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    doesn't look like what it appears online

    room did not reflect what it looked like online. no closet, refused to not charge me one room night minimum even though I got out of there asap!.

    joel, 3 night business trip, Aug 5, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Good not Great

    The room was clean but the second day there was a nasty odor coming from somewhere so bring some Lysol.

    Debra, 2 night trip, Aug 2, 2021

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