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Torch Lite Inn

500 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Turlock, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel doesn't even deserve 1 star! This hotel is way overpriced for the what you get. By far one of the worst hotels I've ever stayed at. Horrible customer service, dirty room. Never again! To top it off, rather than giving me back my deposit they charged me twice. DO NOT STAY HERE!!!!!

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Minsk, Minsk, Belarus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hotel has a nice breakfast, swimming pool. Room has everything you need( refregirator,hair dryer,micro oven, iron,shampoo, soap, mini coffee maker,) Stuff is helpful. Every day cleaning. Five minutes walk to the ocean. Bad wi- if connection.

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Northern California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to go to Santa Cruz on a Saturday and Sunday in early August. I must admit I was flabbergasted at the prices of motels in the area. I chose Torch Lite as it had availability and was close to the Boardwalk. We paid $350 for Saturday and $150 for Sunday night. The property is less than one mile... More 

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Lompoc,Ca
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We stayed here at the last minute while in the area. It is an old motel located close to the boardwalk area and thus way over priced for what you get. The breakfast is minimal, the rooms clean but small and with few amenities. Recommend looking elsewhere for a motel when in the area.

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San Marcos, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My wife and our two kids had plans in Santa Cruz the next day so I wanted to be close to the location we were going to in the morning. Here is the deal if your looking for a place close to the boardwalk it's great if your looking to get a descents night sleep FORGET IT!!! It is located... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Torch Lite is one of those good for one or two nights hotels. The location is ideal if you want to walk to Santa Cruz boardwalk, there are a few restaurants also within walking distance. I thought the prices are a bit steep but I did book in the middle of June at the last minute. The rooms and bathrooms... More 

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Hanford, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We have stay here the last two visits to Santa Cruz and glad we found The Torchlite Inn. We visit 3-4 times a year and have stayed at several different places. This is by far our favorite place now. Room are clean, comfortable beds, microwave & frig, and property is clean an well maintained. There is a nice pool and... More 

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Healdsburg, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We came here as a group for a high school field trip, and I booked it because it was within our price range and close to the boardwalk. Overall, I thought it was great for a budget motel. One of the rooms for the students smelled like cigarettes when we first arrived so I switched with them, but after airing... More 

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Indio, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

torchlite inn is nice clean hotel and updated room flat tv hbo movie channels . our room was up stair pool view . we all enjoyed our stay my kids love heated pool and early breakfast hotel is very close walking distance from beach and downtown . we booked it online and extend our stay for 2 more days because... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Been travelling for weeks and never had my housedustmite allergy given me any problems, until this place came along. It is dirty as well, only superficially cleaned (hairs, mold; check the fotos). Guy at reception was very unfriendly (unlike his fellow countrymen). Waited 10 mins at reception before anyone showed up. When I told him I had been waiting I... More 

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