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Torch Lite Inn

500 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Ranked #38 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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George Town, Grand Cayman
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Can't really fault this place too much, the good points outway anything not so good. Decent price, large clean rooms, well furnished, nice bathroom/shower, free parking. The only moans I have is I found the mattress too soft (obviously a personal observation) and from the early hours of the morning people checking out and dragging their wheeled luggage around makes... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We have stayed here a few times and have never been disappointed. The rooms are clean and equipped with micro/frig. There is a pool for summer swimming. The breakfast is good....lots of options and well kept. Location is fairly good...I just wouldn't walk alone at night as a female.

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Clovis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This property is a paradox. The property has had extensive renovations! It was clean, lived up to the pictures online and the staff was very friendly. We have stayed in Santa Cruz and Capitola many times and know the area is frequented by youngsters going to the board walk and the beaches and don't appreciate the type of care they... More 

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

This is a budget hotel. And for the price it was great. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!!!!! The room was presentable and clean. The beds were quite comfortable and the location is ideal for the board walk. We paid so little for this place on line so we didn't expect that much. As it happens, it was better than... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We came here for one night whilst we head up towards San Fran. We came on a weeknight (Monday) so not many places were open. Such as the Boardwalk and some of the beach restaurants. But we still had a pleasant stay and the Torch Inn is in a great location. A short walk away from downtown and the main... More 

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