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Torch Lite Inn

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   500 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Ranked #37 of 52 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here with my 2 daughters. I paid over 200 dollars for the room. It was clean and I didn't see anything bad. The pool was nice and warm. The front staff was businesslike and not rude as some have said on other reviews. I read a lot of hotel reviews and have left a fair share here on... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

3 blocks from the boardwalk and only a few blocks from restaurants in any direction. it;s a great place to hang out for a while. Pool has a fountain in it- which is different. Parking can be tight. But we managed.

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Antioch, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had a very nice time . clean rooms ' continential breakfast ,recently remodeled. . we would come back . close to boardwalk.Beds are comfotable nice bathtub . the motel was clean with flowers we ate at Gilda's on the wharf , good food reasonable prices

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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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