Torch Lite Inn - Santa Cruz

500 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060  show map
 2 stars
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Torch Lite Inn - Santa Cruz

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Overview

Torch Lite Inn is a 2-star comfortable hotel offering a beautiful accommodation within easy reach of Pebble Beach, The Great Mall and Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Since 1960, it has been hosting guests in the heart of Santa Cruz.

Torch Lite Inn is 10 minutes' walk from the center of Santa Cruz. There are restaurants and an oceanarium in the area.

A mall and shops are also set close by.

The hotel enjoys a major location within 45 minutes' drive from Mineta San Jose International airport.

Rooms

The property offers 38 guestrooms appointed with climate control, a personal computer, wireless internet, cable TV and a DVD player. Bathrooms come with a bathtub, complimentary toiletries and a shower.

Eat & Drink

Guests can enjoy a meal in Little Caesars Pizza and Zachary's Restaurant, which are located in a shopping area, just about 5 minutes’ walk from Torch Lite Inn.

Services

The on-site conveniences include a free private car park, a vending machine and free self parking.

Relax

A seasonal outdoor pool and a golf course are offered for the use of guests.

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

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • No elevators
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Water sports
  • Golf course

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Garden furniture
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Media

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

Room decor

  • Blackout curtains

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 2 years
Crib USD 10
Existing bedding FREE
All children
3 - 13 years
Existing bedding FREE
Extra bed USD 10
Children above
13 years or adults
Extra bed USD 10
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

500 Riverside Avenue, 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
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Rooms and availability

Torch Lite Inn photos Room
King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
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  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
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  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

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.

Torch Lite Inn photos Room
Queen Room Two Queen Beds
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 King-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

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.

Torch Lite Inn Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center2300 ft

Places of interest

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Shopping areas

Amusement

Museums

  • Art League Inc-Santa Cruz1700 ft
  • Museum of Art and History2300 ft
  • McPherson Center2300 ft
  • Museum of History & Art at the McPherson Center2300 ft
  • First Night Santa Cruz2700 ft
  • Santa Cruz Museum Nat History3300 ft
  • Surfing Museum Lighthouse Pnt3300 ft

Parks

  • Parks and Recreation Dept2700 ft
  • Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation3300 ft
  • Santa Cruz Mission State Park4000 ft

Halls

  • Louden Nelson Community Ctr2300 ft
  • Calvary Parish Hall2700 ft
  • Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium3300 ft
  • Pacific Cultural Ctr3700 ft
  • Holy Cross Parish Hall4600 ft
  • Cayuga Vault4600 ft

Universities, Institutes

  • Gestalt Institute-Santa Cruz2700 ft

Golf courses and Country clubs

Marina

  • Cowell's Beach3000 ft

Oceanfront Areas

Local attractions

  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach1.1 mi
    5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
  • UCSC Arboretum1.9 mi
    1156 High Street, Santa Cruz
  • Natural Bridges State Park2.4 mi
    2531 West Cliff Drive near Swanton Blvd., Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum1.3 mi
    West Cliff Drive at Lighthouse Point, Santa Cruz
  • Pleasure Point Beach2.2 mi
    East Cliff Dr. and Pleasure Point Dr., Santa Cruz

Near the hotel

  • Santa Cruz Wharf1900 ft
    Beach Street, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk2700 ft
    Beach Street, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History3300 ft
    1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
  • Mission State Park4900 ft
    School Street, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach1900 ft
    Along Beach St. west from San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz
  • Museum of Art & History2800 ft
    705 Front St., Santa Cruz
  • Cave Train4000 ft
    Santa Cruz, CA

Restaurants nearby

  • Little Caesars Pizza900 ft

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

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

  • Saturn Cafe1700 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 Joze1700 ft

    Address: 418 Front Street
    Phone: 8313253633

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

  • Miramar1100 ft

    Address: 232 Leibrandt Ave

    61% likes this, based on 23 reviews

  • Zachary's Restaurant1800 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

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

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 Avenue, 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