Torch Lite Inn

500 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States
+1 831 426 7575

Cheapest
rate per night

7.1

Good
based on 173 reviews
Torch Lite Inn - Santa Cruz, CA, United States
26.01 Tue
-
27.01 Wed
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Value for money

7.7

Distance to city center

1.2 km

Location rating

8.2

Nearest Airport

San Jose

Distance to airport

44.4 km

Rooms

26.01 Tue
27.01 Wed

King Rooms

₪285+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
Unknown
₪285
Unknown
₪326

Deluxe Rooms

₪273+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
Unknown
₪273
Unknown
₪314

Queen Rooms

₪324+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
Queen bed
₪324
Queen bed
₪590
Queen bed
₪624

Double Rooms

₪334+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
Unknown
₪334
Unknown
₪370
Unknown
₪384

Reviews

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Traveler rating

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  • Poor
    Aug 2017
    2.0

    A dump!!!

    Nothing, ok maybe the location

    We found five cockroaches in the room in about 30 minutes, including one on the headboard. There was pubic hair in the bathroom. We were on the second floor, but we could see their open, festering dumpster not 50 feet away. It looked like they had not even put fresh sheets on the bed. We were tired. We had to get up early, but we could NOT stay in this dump. The pics online made it look cute. The rating was not great, but it was good. I travel enough to know when people clean a room properly. This room had the appearance of not having been cleaned well in some time. There is no way you should even have this on your list of options, especially with a good rating! The place is a health hazard. We ended up at the Parralax which was a very nice place and worth the reviews and the money even though we only got five hours of sleep. I do not need to stay there or at The Ritz, but when you rate a place "good" it should be clean, devoid of cockroaches and pubic hair. Disgusting is mild when it comes to our reaction. I hope you will do something about it. I run my own business or I would start by calling the health officers in the city of Santa Cruz, but this your business and you should investigate for YOUR sake.

  • Okay
    Mar 2017
    5.1

    Somewhat rude

    It was fairly clean, room was pretty

    There was no soap! Had to go downstairs and ask for it. The guy on the reception was not nice at all. In the morning, when I went for continental breakfast, mykey wouldn't open the room, when I finally got in, same guy showed up and demanded to tell my room number to make sure I'm staying there. Ummmm.... He only saw me six hours ago to check me in and give me soap 10 min later. Btw, neighborhood is skatchy, but I don't look like a homeless.

  • Excellent
    Oct 2016
    10.0

    Love it!!

    So close to Santa Cruz. Also near food which is a plus. Quiet and relaxing and you get the HBO channel! reasonable price also. Provides a mini fridge and that's awesome.

    Towels are too small

  • Excellent
    Nov 2015
    8.5

    Good for the price

    On a family trip down to Southern California we were looking for a inexpensive motel to stay one night in. We found that in this motel. It looks a little rough on the outside but we were pleasantly surprised by how clean our room was. The room looked to be recently refurbished. The staff was friendly and helpful. The complimentary breakfast was simple, but good. If you're looking for a cheap room for a night of just passing through town, then this is perfect.

    The only downside to this motel was that our neighbors were coming and going all night. Luckily my kids are sound sleepers. Our bathtub was missing a drain plug. I was hoping to give my daughter a bath. When I called the front desk the man didn't seem too worried. He said he would bring one, but never showed. Also the beds were pretty firm, but for the price it overall was good.

  • Okay
    Aug 2015
    5.1

    Free breakfast

    Baby cockroach and ants inside room... YUCK!

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Overview

With a stay at Torch Lite Inn in Santa Cruz (Westside Santa Cruz), you'll be a 1-minute drive from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and 8 minutes from Monterey Bay. Free self parking is available onsite.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Air Conditioning

7.1 Good

based on 173 reviews

7.9

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

6.1

Facilities

8.2

Location

Check in

15:00

Check out

11:00

Cancellation/prepayment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

No smoking
Free Wi-Fi
Bathtub
Wake-up service
Wi-Fi available in all areas
Internet
Express check out
Daily housekeeping
Body soap
Hairdryer
Family rooms
Towels
Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
Cable or satellite TV
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher
Telephone
Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
Laundry facilities
Air-conditioned
Flat-screen TV
Toilet
Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
Free toiletries
Shampoo
Toilet paper
Children's television networks
Smoke alarms
Hardwood or parquet floors
Heating
Shower
Free parking
Physical distancing in dining areas
Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
Physical distancing rules
Pool
Desk
Vending machine (drinks)
First-aid kit
Private bathroom
Socket near the bed
24hr front desk
Key card access
Private parking

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Location

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  • Cocoanut Grove 0.5 km
  • Main Beach 0.7 km
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History 1 km
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 1.1 km
  • Town Clock 1.1 km
  • Santa Cruz Wharf 1.3 km

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