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Torch Lite Inn

2.0 of 5 500 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here in April & had a good experience. So we stayed here again. Got in an hour early hoping to check in and was able too. Which was nice! The room was clean! As last time. ..no complaints! Couldn't connect to the wifi and my at&t service wouldn't get service either - not sure why. That's the only disappointment.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

  I was very pleased with my stay at the Torchlight Inn. It's a nicely kept motel. Our room was sufficiently clean and while not huge on space it didn't feel cramped either. It came with a refrigerator and microwave which is a very desirable feature for me and my travel partner as well as free Wifi. We had two comfortable... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived, very tired after a long drive. The hotel was nothing like the picture on the website. It was very run down and in need of a makeover. The decor of the room was very tired. The bathroom sink would not drain and the toilet leaked. This was reported to reception shortly after we checked in however noone came... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Pretty near to the beach, and is decent enough for a short stay. Rooms were clean. Parking looks limited, but was able to get a spot. A small pool, which doesn't look that attractive to go for. They serve breakfast.

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Rodeo, Argentina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I paid over $200 to have one of the worst nights sleep while on vacation. First, the walls are paper thin. We could literally make out what was on the tv next door. The kids were running up and down the stairs we were located next to, and it shook the bed and walls every time anyone was on them.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Its a remodeled hotel. Looks a little better then the pictures. Good point. No elevator, just to mention because I would have like to know that. Towels are really thin, kinda hard lol. None the less its close the the board walk. Great customer service. Clean pool. Stay was good couldnt complain for what we paid for. I would recommend... More

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Puebla, Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Reception area uninviting and messy. Room was clean but a lot of deferred maintenance evident with loose electrical plug, deteriorating caulking, loose shower head and yard lights either out or flickering.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The manager is as others have noted, rude and threatening. I was traveling with my partner from New Zealand and had a multi currency travel card that is not in my name. When he noted that my name was not on the card he threatened to call the police as I was "obviously using someone else card". The guy is... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stayed here one night and were happy with our stay. Good location, rooms are spacious and very good value. Breakfast the following morning was basic but satisfactory. Overall would recommend. There is a pool here also and never seemed overly crowded. Free parking is a plus!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Called and reserved a room at 11 am, paid for everything on my credit card. Got a phone message at 3:30 pm while my family and I were on the Boardwalk stating that they did not realize that they were already booked when they took my reservation and that they were not going to give us a room. The manager... More

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Address: 500 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Torch Lite Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 38
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Torch Lite Hotel Santa Cruz
Torch Lite Motel

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