Torch Lite Inn - Santa Cruz

500 Riverside Ave., Santa Cruz, United States, 95060  show map
 3 stars
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Torch Lite Inn - Santa Cruz

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

Torch Lite Inn is a 3-star hotel offering a seasonal outdoor pool and a golf course. Torch Lite Inn has been welcoming guests to its classic rooms since 1960.

This comfortable hotel is situated 2.0 km from University of California at Santa Cruz, Seymour Marine Discovery Center and Santa Cruz Surfing Museum. The hotel is 10 minutes' walk away from Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz Main Beach and Museum of Art & History.

Torch Lite Inn overlooks gardens and a grove and provides quick access to a pebble beach.

The property enjoys major location within a 45-minute drive to Mineta San Jose International airport.

Rooms

Torch Lite Inn offers 38 rooms fitted with free Wi-Fi, a dressing area, individual climate control, a work desk and a microwave for a comfortable stay in Santa Cruz. All bathrooms are appointed with a shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

The beach restaurant serves local dishes.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   38.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Smoke detectors
  • No pets allowed
  • Exterior corridors
  • No elevators

Sports & Fitness

  • Water Sports
  • Golf course

Services

  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Media

  • HBO available
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 13 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

500 Riverside Ave., Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

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City Center
  • Santa Cruz
    2700 ft
Airports
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Little Caesars Pizza
    900 ft
  • Miramar
    1100 ft
Beaches
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach
    1900 ft
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
    1.1 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    38

Rooms and availability

Torch Lite Inn Double RoomTorch Lite Inn Double RoomTorch Lite Inn Double Room
Double Room
Bed type: King-size bed or 2 Queen-size beds
Size: 295 sq. feet
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Offering free Wi-Fi, this air-conditioned room includes a 40-inch LCD TV with HBO film channels, a work desk, a coffee machine and an en suite bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Microwave and refrigerator provided upon request.

Room facilities
    Torch Lite Inn SuiteTorch Lite Inn SuiteTorch Lite Inn Suite
    Suite
    Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds or King-size bed
    Size: 295 sq. feet
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    Offering free Wi-Fi, this air-conditioned room includes a 40-inch LCD TV with HBO film channels, a work desk, a coffee machine and an en suite bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Microwave and refrigerator provided upon request. Please note: A deposit is required at check-in. Please contact property for further details.

    Room facilities
      Torch Lite Inn Signature Double RoomTorch Lite Inn Signature Double RoomTorch Lite Inn Signature Double Room
      Signature Double Room
      Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds or King-size bed
      Size: 295 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
      • Shower
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      Signature Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

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        How to reach hotel

        hotel Torch Lite Inn - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz location
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        Hotel Address:

        500 Riverside Ave., Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Santa Cruz
          2700 ft
        Airports
        • Bus stop
          400 ft
        Restaurants
        • Little Caesars Pizza
          900 ft
        • Miramar
          1100 ft
        Beaches
        • Santa Cruz Main Beach
          1900 ft
        • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
          1.1 mi
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of rooms:
          38

        Torch Lite Inn Location

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        What's nearby

        Popular areas

        • City Center - 2300 ft
        • Mark Abbot Memorial Lighthouse - 1.2 mi

        Sport related

        Shopping areas

        Amusement

        • Surf Bowl Cafe - 1700 ft
        • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 2000 ft
        • Cocoanut Grove Banquet and Conf - 2000 ft
        • Boardwalk Photos - 2000 ft

        Museums

        • Art League Inc-Santa Cruz - 1700 ft
        • McPherson Center - 2300 ft
        • Museum of Art and History - 2300 ft
        • First Night Santa Cruz - 2700 ft
        • Surfing Museum Lighthouse Pnt - 3300 ft
        • Santa Cruz Museum Nat History - 3300 ft

        Parks

        • Parks and Recreation Dept - 2700 ft
        • Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation - 3300 ft
        • Santa Cruz Mission State Park - 4000 ft
        • Lighthouse State Beach Park - 1.3 mi

        Halls

        • Louden Nelson Community Ctr - 2300 ft
        • Calvary Parish Hall - 2700 ft
        • Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium - 3300 ft
        • Pacific Cultural Ctr - 3700 ft
        • Holy Cross Parish Hall - 4600 ft
        • Cayuga Vault - 4600 ft
        • Viking Hall - 1.2 mi
        • German American Hall - 1.2 mi
        • Portuguese Hall - 1.2 mi

        Universities, Institutes

        • Gestalt Institute-Santa Cruz - 2700 ft

        Marina

        • Cowell's Beach - 3000 ft

        Oceanfront Areas

        Local attractions

        • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach - 1.1 mi
          5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
        • UCSC Arboretum - 1.9 mi
          1156 High Street, Santa Cruz
        • Natural Bridges State Park - 2.4 mi
          2531 West Cliff Drive near Swanton Blvd., Santa Cruz
        • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum - 1.3 mi
          West Cliff Drive at Lighthouse Point, Santa Cruz
        • Pleasure Point Beach - 2.2 mi
          East Cliff Dr. and Pleasure Point Dr., Santa Cruz

        Near the hotel

        • Santa Cruz Wharf - 1900 ft
          Beach Street, Santa Cruz
        • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 2700 ft
          Beach Street, Santa Cruz
        • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History - 3300 ft
          1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
        • Mission State Park - 4900 ft
          School Street, Santa Cruz
        • Santa Cruz Main Beach - 1900 ft
          Along Beach St. west from San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz
        • Museum of Art & History - 2800 ft
          705 Front St., Santa Cruz
        • Cave Train - 4000 ft
          Santa Cruz, CA

        Restaurants nearby

        • Little Caesars Pizza - 900 ft

          Address: 233 Ocean St
          Phone: 831-469-9100

          70% likes this, based on 6 reviews
          Price Range: USD 3 - USD 22

        • Saturn Cafe - 1700 ft

          Address: 145 Laurel St
          Phone: 831-429-8505

          70% likes this, based on 88 reviews
          Cuisine: Vegetarian
          Price Range: USD 0 - USD 20

        • India Joze - 1700 ft

          Address: 418 Front Street
          Phone: 8313253633

          63% likes this, based on 50 reviews
          Cuisine: Indian
          Price Range: USD 10 - USD 15

        • Miramar - 1100 ft

          Address: 232 Leibrandt Ave

          61% likes this, based on 23 reviews

        • Zachary's Restaurant - 1800 ft

          Address: 819 Pacific Ave
          Phone: 831-427-0646

          78% likes this, based on 142 reviews
          Cuisine: American
          Price Range: USD 2 - USD 22

        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of rooms:
          38
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        Torch Lite Inn Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Torch Lite Inn

        Average guest rating

        5.6out of 10
        Guest rating
        Based on 42 reviews

        Individual guest reviews

        • Single
          5.0

          The Torch Lite Inn was obviously just renovated and looks pleasing to the eye. New paint and new carpeting. Lots of money went into the rooms to update what seems like an 1950's hotel, too bad they didn't do anything to sound proof the rooms.

          Yes! The hotel was so loud. We ended up getting up at 1 am and driving home because the people under us and behind us were having a party and we couldn't sleep. The neighbors were blasting polka music as we parked and that was the first sign that we should have gotten out of there right away.

        • Family with children
          8.2

          Close to beach and Boardwalk. Very convenient at a low price. Very nice pool area.

          A bit noisy, but as expected since this is on a busy street.

        • Single
          5.4

          Walk to the beach.

          Continental breakfast was late on Sunday, and on Saturday was very minimal and not healthy for what was there. I tend to like a quieter location. This is at a busy intersection. The room cost more then what I was told it was on my booking reservation.

        • Single
          2.8

          There is nothing I liked about this hotel from the start. I specifically requested a no smoking room but the room I was given clearly had had previous smokers in residence. The second room was not much better and was located near an industrial noise. There free WiFi was free for a reason ... it barely worked and required at least an hour to set up and connect. Even when connected the speed was pathetic ... have we not progressed from dial up yet??? This room made the stay in Santa Cruz quite horrible. Would never recommend anyone staying here under any circumstance.

        • Group of friends
          7.4

          The price and the location were very great. The room was clean and had a good size, not too small.

          The included breakfast is really a joke. The wireless was very slow.

        • Couple
          4.6

          Location is good, near the beach and downtown

          The room wasn't clean, the sheets were dirty, the personel was strange and for example checking us out in their pyjamas. The breakfast was very poor. I think you can get better hotelrooms in Santa Cruz within the same price range.

        • Family with children
          5.8

          The location is good, the towels were clean and everything worked ok on room.

          Breakfast only had coffee and only one donut per person, no bread or toasts, no milk, no microwave on breakfast room and the doors were closed before the time of breakfast´s end.

        • Family with children
          7.4

          Room is clean; hotel is close to downtown and boardwalk, easy to find foods.

          Breakfast and the room.

        • Older travelers
          6.6

          Basic accomodations

          Noise from street and common veranda

        • Single
          4.6

          This was the least expensive lodging in the Santa Cruz area that met my very low standards for cleanliness & service. Location (two blocks from the Boardwalk) was a plus.

          The minimal "breakfast" was never on time. One day I received no maid service at all, other days service was quite deficient. The facility changed my lock code so I was often locked out of my room.

        • Group of friends
          4.2

          This hotel was rated ***. It should be rated * at best. The room had a distinct smell to it. The mattress was lumpy. The bathroom sink area didn't allow you to put anything on it, not even a cup with your toothbrush and toothpaste. The shower sputtered and the water temperature was inconsistent. The coffee was undrinkable. The breakfast was a joke. It's on the par with what I would expect from a Motel 6. There are no restaurants in the immediate area. The only good thing about this place was that the internet access was free. If you want to stay in Santa Cruz, stay closer to the downtown area. The Boardwalk is a dump. The surfing is terrible.

        • Family with children
          3.8

          Vanity and bathroom lights automatically shuts off. Also, TV turns off after 3 minutes, did not get to watch TV during stay.

        • Couple
          7.4

          I like the service, and the cleanliness of the room.

          Kind of small. Very close to main road.

        • Couple
          6.6

          big room with all services, close to beach and boardwalk, good price

          no breakfast (somebody stole it ;) )

        • Family with children
          7.8

          The pool was amazing! The best pool I have ever used at a hotel!!

          The breakfast was a joke! It would be better if they didn't advertise that they had breakfast. The orange juice and milk were sour as in bad for you.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Torch Lite Inn - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        500 Riverside Ave., Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Santa Cruz
          2700 ft
        Airports
        • Bus stop
          400 ft
        Restaurants
        • Little Caesars Pizza
          900 ft
        • Miramar
          1100 ft
        Beaches
        • Santa Cruz Main Beach
          1900 ft
        • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
          1.1 mi
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of rooms:
          38