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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I checked in for a night coming from 4 hours away to see a family member in the hospital. Upon arrival the motel was rundown , dirty and no parking. The room was filthy and smelled like marijuana. We took pictures of change on the desk and trash on the floor. The room was not cleaned and... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

First, I think the location is pretty good, fairly easy access and close to downtown (about a 15 to 20 minute walk). The room on first impression, the room was clean. It was only after I settled in, that I realized that it wasn't. I can overlook the spotty WiFi, which I think was being throttled back. On several occasions... More 

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Stockton, California
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

We chose this hotel at the last minute so we expected to pay a high price. But it was really a nice place. Getting into the motel and parking are difficult, but go around the block and it works. We were greeted right away and manager was friendly. Motel is on a very busy corner, lots of vehicle, bike and... More 

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Stittsville
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

We were very pleased with our stay at Torch lite Inn. Our room was basic, clean and quite comfortable. The location was perfect for our treks to the boardwalk and wharf. Would recommend this place for a short term stay.

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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

If I could give it no stars I would. Do not stay here! The guy at the front desk was so rude and unapologetic of how awful our stay was. We checked in and left to walk the boardwalk, when we came home at midnight there was sand in our bed, our pillows didn't have pillow cases, the pillows were... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This was one of the most disgusting motels rooms I have ever stayed in. The walls had filthy brown smears on them, the carpet was sticky and the bathroom was super moldy. One of the pillows on the bed was without a pillowcase and stained. The room smelled of stale air freshener and old cigarette smoke. We were just in... More 

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Oakland, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 September 2016

I stayed two nights in this hotel. The breakfast is included in the room price and is comparable to what you get in Europe. The room was clean and had a refrigerator and cable tv. There is a small pool, big enough to do a few strokes. For the price, this was a good hotel. You can walk from downtown.

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Thank janicealbert
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

The room was clean and comfortable. The location is still convenient even though there are other hotels closer to the boardwalk but they are $100-200 more expensive. They offer you free continental breakfast. Parking was no problem. Overall, happy with the stay.

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Truckee, California
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The rooms have been remodeled. They have a decent breakfast bar. Yogurt, pastries, espresso/coffee machine - at the touch of a button, instant oatmeal, cold cereals, and fruit. The breakfast room has tables that easily accommodate guests in waves. There is a terrace that surrounds the complex on the top floor. The terrace has space enough for tables outside of... More 

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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

This was a wonderful place for a busy night. We walked to and from the Boardwalk in just 9 minutes each way. They had a great breakfast with yogurt, fruit and pastries. Although in a busy area, the pool and patio were private enough to avoid discomfort. The walls successfully kept out noise from otherwise busy streets. All over, the... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Torch Lite Inn is located only 1500 feet from the Santa Cruz Beachboard Walk. Our hotel currently offers Free WiFi, Breakfast, and Parking for our guest. We are located within minutes of Downtown Santa Cruz and UC Santa Cruz as well. Come and enjoy our hospitality at the Torch Lite Inn. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Torch Lite Inn

Address: 500 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: €62 - €315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Torch Lite Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
Torch Lite Hotel Santa Cruz
Torch Lite Motel
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#12 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
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“I was on the ground floor and I could hear the people above me. I would suggest asking for a room on the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles janicealbert, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I do not have any helpful tips for this hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles melissan665, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Stay away from Riverside Drive in Santa Cruz, cheap hotels charging expensive prices because people are desperate for a place to stay.”
 of 5 bubbles briannaf291, 30 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Try to get a room at the end of the building to avoid the noise of people checking out early.”
 of 5 bubbles markallanwainwright, 16 Apr 2015 | Read review
“All rooms face inward towards pool.”
 of 5 bubbles jennymac39, 5 Nov 2014 | Read review
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