Torch Lite Inn - Santa Cruz

500 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, 95060show map
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GoodBased on  72 reviews
Overview

Torch Lite Inn is a great place to stay in Santa Cruz. The traditional hotel is set in a modern building in the heart of Santa Cruz.

Major Santa Cruz sights, such as Cannery Row and Monterey Bay Aquarium are located nearby. The property lies within 1 km from the city center.

The hotel boasts close proximity to an oceanarium and restaurants.

Guests will find San Lorenzo & Riverside bus stop next to Torch Lite Inn. A mere 50 minutes’ drive from Mineta San Jose International.

Rooms

Beautiful rooms at Torch Lite Inn are equipped with climate control, wireless internet, LCD TV, a writing table and a DVD player. They feature bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

The diner Little Caesars Pizza can be reached within a 5-minute walk.

Services

There are free self parking and a vending machine at guests' disposal.

Relax

Leisure options include a seasonal outdoor pool and a golf course.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   38.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Laundry
Sports activities

Golf course

Water sports

Sports & Fitness

  • Water sports
  • Golf course

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Wake up service

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Spa & Leisure

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Boardwalk PhotosBoardwalk Photos2000 ft
Cocoanut Grove Banquet and ConfCocoanut Grove Banquet and Conf2000 ft
Art League Inc-Santa CruzArt League Inc-Santa Cruz1700 ft
Museum of Art and HistoryMuseum of Art and History2300 ft
First Night Santa CruzFirst Night Santa Cruz2700 ft
Parks and Recreation DeptParks and Recreation Dept2700 ft
Louden Nelson Community CtrLouden Nelson Community Ctr2300 ft
Calvary Parish HallCalvary Parish Hall2700 ft
Gestalt Institute-Santa CruzGestalt Institute-Santa Cruz2700 ft
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Little Caesars PizzaLittle Caesars Pizza900 ft233 Ocean St
MiramarMiramar1100 ft232 Leibrandt Ave
Saturn CafeSaturn Cafe1700 ft145 Laurel St
Zachary's RestaurantZachary's Restaurant1800 ft819 Pacific Ave
India JozeIndia Joze1700 ft418 Front Street
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Kids on BroadwayKids on Broadway1.3 mi
Seymour Marine Discovery CtrSeymour Marine Discovery Ctr2.5 mi
Santa Cruz Mission State ParkSanta Cruz Mission State Park4000 ft
Holy Cross Parish HallHoly Cross Parish Hall4600 ft
German American HallGerman American Hall1.2 mi
Viking HallViking Hall1.2 mi
Portuguese HallPortuguese Hall1.2 mi
Goodwill IndustriesGoodwill Industries1.4 mi
Santa Cruz Adult SchoolSanta Cruz Adult School2.2 mi
Mark Abbot Memorial LighthouseMark Abbot Memorial Lighthouse1.4 miLighthouse Point West Cliff Drive
Mystery SpotMystery Spot3.4 mi465 Mystery Spot Rd
Capitola Historical MuseumCapitola Historical Museum3.6 mi410 Capitola Ave
Wilder Ranch State Park Wilder Ranch State Park 3.7 mi1401 Coast Rd
New Brighton State BeachNew Brighton State Beach4.5 mi1500 Park Avenue, Capitola
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Getting around
Airports
Watsonville (WVI)12.9 mi
Marina Municipal (OAR)24.5 mi
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Reviews
6.0
GoodBased on  72  reviews
  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The Staff was really NICE....The beds were Comfortable, and it was Awesome that the room had a Refrigerator!!! We were within a 5-15 min (.25 to .5 miles think) to the Board Walk !!!-- Free Parking-- Great way to save $$$. The pool looked Decent- But we did not use it.

    My only complaint was the "Breakfast". I was a Joke!!! Ha-ha!!! The Juice and Hot Water dispenser were broken. So they had Sunny d in the Frig- And the only Food was Prepackaged Sweet rolls... The Funny park was that it had a Sign that said "One per Person Please"!!! Lol!!! So we went to Capitola for a Nice Breakfast Instead!--- Which we may not have done other wise... Maybe the crappy "Breakfast" was a Good thing after all..... You can decide!

  • 7.4
    Very good

    It was on a very quite intersection. I appreciated the microwave and mini fridge. The upstairs rooms had a very pretty balcony. Very close to the boardwalk and other places. We were able to walk to were we wanted to go most of the time. It was a pleasent experience.

    The bed sheets did not fit the king size bed. Also the cleaniness of the carpet and sheets/comforter were less than desirable. The shower curtain was made of cotton, so water sprayed through onto the floor making a big puddle.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    This place was clean, the beds were comfortable and the shower was hot! The hotel isn't much to look at from the outside but it was nicer than a motel 6 inside. The breakfast was lame but what do you expect for the price. There is an amazing bakery like two blocks away called Emma's good eats or something like that.

    The staff was a little irritated that we showed up late but other than that they were great.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The room was nice and turn down service was prompt and tidy.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    I was really impressed to have TV,a fridge ,a microwave and coffee mashine. Room was clean and comfortable. I would def. stay there again. Too bad it wasn't hot enough to go into the pool.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    I really liked the room cleanliness and the short/ walking distance to the beach which was very comfortable for my young two and four year old kids.:)

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Great location and a very short walk to the boardwalk and dining on the pier.

    The room could have had a clock radio

  • 6.6
    Good

    People were smoking pot the entire time I was there, and no one seemed to care.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    I wanted to take my family away for memorial day weekend to the beach. Was very surprised when Booked.net showed me this room for 69 a night on the sunday before memorial day. It read it was only a 7 minute walk from the boardwalk which I liked cause I had my 3 year old daughter I wanted to take to the beach and ride some rides on the boardwalk. Was expecting a total dive for that price but figured what the heck its only one night. Was pleasantly surprised when I got there. Parking was easy. Pool was warm and clean, staff was friendly and helpful and the room was nice size and had a inviting feel to it with its nice comforters and large bathroom. Ill definatley be back. Loved it! Easy access to the beach!

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Proximity to the Boardwalk (easy walk) Courteous, helpful staff

    Some units are very close to a major road and intersection.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    there was a microwave and a fridge. i loved that the place was very clean and the amenities were wonderful. i will gladly stay at this inn again.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Close to beach and pier

    Breakfast, beds & towels

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Great Value, the best i had in a month long road trip across California, Nevada and Arizona. Very friendly staff, the best breakfast for the money. Huge room and a perfectly working Jacuzzi. Walking distance to the Sta. Cruz boardwalk, Totally recommend it.

    Nothing, everything was great

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Facilities are great for the price, including everything you can find in a hotel, clean and tidy. Room is very large and quiet.

    Nothing.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The room was clean & beds were comfortable. Location was close to downtown & the boardwalk.

    Not much parking in front.

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Highlights
6
GoodBased on  72 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Watsonville (WVI)12.9 mi
Marina Municipal (OAR)24.5 mi
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